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PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2017

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE 2017

Welcome to the digital edition of the 2017 Horticulture Week Plant Suppliers Guide - the essential reference guide for professional plant buyers.

Latest Ornamentals In Depth

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Business planning: The labour challenge

Business planning: The labour challenge

Growing media: options for ornamentals growers as price increases loom

Growing media: options for ornamentals growers as price increases loom

Products special: pots and containers

Products special: pots and containers

Products special: labels and labelling

Products special: labels and labelling

Products special: machinery upgrades

Products special: machinery upgrades

Ornamentals news

"We have to promote improved soil health": Eustice speaks out on soils

"We have to promote improved soil health": Eustice speaks out on soils

Defra minister George Eustice MP has recognised the importance of soil health and fertility, in a message delivered today to members of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements).

Homebase/Bunnings to stop selling neonicotinoid-treated plants

Homebase/Bunnings to stop selling neonicotinoid-treated plants

Homebase/Bunnings says it intends to end the sale of plants grown that have been treated with neonicotinoid-based pesticides by the end of 2018.

Poinsettia sales take off early, growers report

Poinsettia sales take off early, growers report

Woodlark Nurseries Colin Edwards says poinsettia sales are almost double the number they were last year.

Parliamentary horticultural lobbying event could return in 2018

Parliamentary horticultural lobbying event could return in 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Horticulture and Gardening lobbying event has been cancelled after 16 consecutive years of being held in Parliament.

Klasmann-Deilmann presents its Sustainability Report highlighting emission reduction

Klasmann-Deilmann presents its Sustainability Report highlighting emission reduction

The publication aims to provide information about key developments in nature conservation and climate protection, the use of resources and the sustainability management targets specified by the Group.

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In Depth

How do garden centres and growers deal with anti-neonicotinoid lobbying?

How do garden centres and growers deal with anti-neonicotinoid lobbying?

Defra secretary of state Michael Gove's tough new stance on neonicotinoids has increased the focus on garden centres, which are accused of selling plants dosed with the pesticides that are linked to declining bee health.

What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?

What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?

Growers need to prepare for potential water restrictions if rainfall fails to reach 10-15% more than normal in some areas this winter.

How do Irish growers feel about export opportunities?

How do Irish growers feel about export opportunities?

Current concerns include the border with Northern Ireland, tariffs, increased transport costs and customs delays.

What will crop-protection regulation in the UK look like after Brexit?

What will crop-protection regulation in the UK look like after Brexit?

Industry figures are hoping for a more "risk-based" approach to pesticide regulation following a recent address by farming minister George Eustice who also called for more use of natural predators and biocides to supplement chemical based products.

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

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.

Growing media

Growing media

With a scheme promoting responsible sourcing nearing completion, growers need to take a fresh look at what they are using, says Sally Drury

Ornamentals fertilisers

Ornamentals fertilisers

Manufacturers are developing new ways for growers to manage crop inputs while reducing reliance on pesticides, Sally Drury reports.

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

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

The fruit on these shrubs and small trees offers winter colour in the garden and food for birds, says Miranda Kimberley.

Taxus

Taxus

This classic evergreen offers excellent structure and is ideal for topiary or as a specimen tree, says Miranda Kimberley.

Colocasia

Colocasia

These dramatic tropical plants can be a food source but make great ornamental garden plants, notes Miranda Kimberley

Phygelius

Phygelius

Masses of colourful tubular flowers can give these plants a substantial presence in the border, says Miranda Kimberley.