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PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2018

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2018

Welcome to the digital edition of the 2018 Horticulture Week Plant Suppliers Guide - the essential reference guide for professional plant buyers.

Latest Ornamentals In Depth

Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Get set for the National Plant Show 2018 - show preview

Get set for the National Plant Show 2018 - show preview

Crop protection: Ornamentals armoury

Crop protection: Ornamentals armoury

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Sophora

Sophora

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In Depth

How can ornamentals growers approach risk management?

How can ornamentals growers approach risk management?

Nursery risk management is a bigger concern than ever because of exchange rate fluctuations caused by the 2016 Brexit vote and because ornamental growers are dealing with increasingly sophisticated retailer contracts.

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

How one leading importer views the UK import substitution debate

Kolff Plants' Jacob Kolff says Defra and trade bodies such as the NFU and HTA are strongly promoting more self-sufficiency from British growers, and that is a good thing, but he warns that there is no magic quick way to increase UK production.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plants: how do they find their showcase?

RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plants: how do they find their showcase?

A "new plant of the year" award can mean a sales uplift from a few thousand to 100,000, but how do nurseries get showcased on the catwalk of the gardening industry?

What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

The importance of horticultural science and of driving horticultural innovation were on the agenda for the second of three sessions with the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group on the future of horticulture post-Brexit.

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

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Andrew Hewson

Writer and columnist Andrew Hewson offers his reflections on horticulture
 

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Products & Kit

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Cost factors, ventilation benefits and the ability to fit new advanced films are some of the reasons behind the popularity of these structures, says Sally Drury.

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Concerns over climate, light levels and seasonal variability can all be overcome by using LEDs and they can deliver production benefits, Sally Drury reports.

Pitches - seeds and consumables

Pitches - seeds and consumables

The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

John AdlamJohn Adlam's Notes From The Nursery

A fortnightly roundup of jobs to do and what to watch out for to keep your crops protected.

Plant Focus

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.

Celtis

Celtis

This underused species could add to the diversity of our urban tree population, Miranda Kimberley discovers.

Paeonia

Paeonia

Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Cotinus

Cotinus

These useful shrubs can fill large spaces in borders and provide colourful foliage in the autumn, says Miranda Kimberley.