PLANT SUPPLIERS BUYERS GUIDE
Ornamental plant production nurseries, including hardy nursery stock, protected crops, cut flowers and bulbs.
Skilled Gardener with Sole Charge
Private Estate - Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire
Terravesta South Carlton, Lincoln
Private Estate - West Kent Kent
OUTDOOR PLANT AREA MANAGER
The Chelsea Gardener London (Central), London (Greater)
Garden & Outdoors Manager for Wentworth Castle Gardens
National Trust Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.
With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.
Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes Sally Drury.
Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.
These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.
Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.
A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world