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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

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Aster

Aster

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

Arbutus

Arbutus

What product solutions can growers and retailers look forward to at this year's Four Oaks Trade Show?

What product solutions can growers and retailers look forward to at this year's Four Oaks Trade Show?

Your guide to new plants and ranges on display at this year's Four Oaks Trade Show

Your guide to new plants and ranges on display at this year's Four Oaks Trade Show

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In Depth

What are the garden centre trends from the Glee trade show?

What are the garden centre trends from the Glee trade show?

Plastic, peat and glyphosate reduction, one-stop shop suppliers, slug control, shrub replacement, lawn fixing, solar technology and heat-loving plants such as agapanthus were among the top trends at Glee this year.

How much of a threat are tariffs to plant importers?

How much of a threat are tariffs to plant importers?

Brexit could mean tariffs on imports and Dutch growers have shown concern that paying a tax of 10% or more could damage the plant trade.

How can plant nurseries protect themselves from rising crime?

How can plant nurseries protect themselves from rising crime?

While intruders looking for valuable items such as machinery have always been a problem for rural businesses, thieves stealing plants or vandalising property is also an issue, with crime spiking in the spring and summer.

What were the top trends at the Four Oaks Trade Show?

What were the top trends at the Four Oaks Trade Show?

Recyclable plant pots, succulents, stability, Brexit uncertainty, impatiens, ferns, big pots and buoyancy were among the biggest talking points at the Four Oaks Trade Show in Cheshire this week (4-5 September).

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

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes 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

Astrantia

Astrantia

Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Euonymus

Euonymus

These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.

Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Sophora

Sophora

A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.