PLANT SUPPLIERS BUYERS GUIDE
Ornamental plant production nurseries, including hardy nursery stock, protected crops, cut flowers and bulbs.
Resident Head Gardener
The Abbotswood Estate Gloucestershire
The National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden, Ellon
The National Trust for Scotland Newhailes
Head Gardener and Groundsperson
The National Trust for Scotland Culzean, Maybole
Operations Manager (Grounds Maintenance)
University of Reading Reading, Berkshire
Earley Ornamentals is an independent producer that uses the world's best genetics from leading breeders to provide an original assortment of young bedding plants to growers.
Growers are waking up to the push towards cutting plastic use and are increasingly looking for substitutes and alternative methods.
Looking ahead to a post-EU legislatory and trade environment, speakers at several conferences have been addressing what growers can expect after Brexit.
Horticulturists including Dr Simon Pearson and John Adlam have welcomed £90m of funding for robotics and associated technology, as the industry looks to adapt to an era in which labour may be more expensive and harder to source.
Using the right fertilisers on your crops can make all the difference when it comes to securing repeat customers, Sally Drury advises.
With a scheme promoting responsible sourcing nearing completion, growers need to take a fresh look at what they are using, says Sally Drury
Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.
These versatile, evergreen shrubs can flower from October right through to the end of May, Miranda Kimberley finds.
These compact, brightly coloured flowers can be very attractive for impulse sales, notes Miranda Kimberley.
The benefits of green walls make them worth investigation by all green-space professionals, says Miranda Kimberley.
If used thoughtfully, a selection of these plants can give flower from midwinter to early summer, notes Miranda Kimberley.
Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
- DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON, KINGSWAY, WEST DUNDEE, DD2 5JT
- Bordeaux - Arcachon France
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens