RSS Feed

Products & Kit

What Kit?Independent reviews, market reports and buying guides covering the key machinery, equipment, products and consumables required by horticulture professionals.

Pruners special report

Pruners reviewed: what's the latest in pruning equipment?

Pruners reviewed: what's the latest in pruning equipment?

In a gunslinging action, Nixon twirls a loop-handled pruner around his finger and pretends to holster the tool. But there are no cowboys here.

Brushcutters reviewed - What benefits do latest petrol units offer?

Brushcutters reviewed - What benefits do latest petrol units offer?

Power, comfort and low vibration levels are all factors for our testers of these petrol machines, Sally Drury reports.

Products & Kit Latest

What's new in walk-behinds and ride-ons?

What's new in walk-behinds and ride-ons?

A striped finish, rapid zero-turning and tenacious flails are strengths in these new mowers, writes Sally Drury.

Can autonomous and robotic mowers handle commercial work?

Can autonomous and robotic mowers handle commercial work?

The newest robotic models offer a less labour-intensive, less strenuous, safer and cheaper solution for many amenity jobs, Sally Drury reports.

What do the latest developments in petrol and battery-powered chainsaws have to offer?

What do the latest developments in petrol and battery-powered chainsaws have to offer?

Manufacturers are improving battery and petrol models, with sales on the rise year on year, writes Sally Drury.

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.

VIDEO

VIDEO - Sally Drury hears how Etesia's Atilla ride-on brushcutter can be operated with an iPad

VIDEO - Sally Drury hears how Etesia's Atilla ride-on brushcutter can be operated with an iPad

Horticulture Week's technical editor Sally Drury talks to Etesia operations director Les Malin about their new Atilla ride-on brushcutter which is operable using an iPad.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

BUSINESS LEADs

Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Kit reviews

Battery blowers Reviewed: will battery blowers go the distance?

Battery blowers Reviewed: will battery blowers go the distance?

Fed up of having to start and restart blowers? Then there is the refuelling, mixing the two-stroke and carrying a spare can. Once running, emissions can be unpleasant and noise from a petrol engine demands earmuffs be worn. An alternative is battery power.

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

These backpack and handheld machines can do more than just blow leaves but how do they perform in action at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens? Sally Drury reports.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

With rising demand driving development, Sally Drury reviews a selection of the latest models at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall.


Market reports

Latest forecasts predict slowdown in construction due to Brexit uncertainty

Latest forecasts predict slowdown in construction due to Brexit uncertainty

Construction industry forecasts show that continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing contraction in growth.

How will new engine regulations affect woodchipper purchase options?

How will new engine regulations affect woodchipper purchase options?

With new engine regulations taking effect next month, Sally Drury looks at buying options and tests latest models.

Grower sundries - Growing media for edibles

Grower sundries - Growing media for edibles

Better control, efficiency and productivity are among the benefits offered by the latest products, Gavin McEwan discovers.

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Environmental factors are key for growers choosing the latest pots, growing media, fertilisers and labels, writes Sally Drury.

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

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

The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

Young trees face a tough challenge to get established. Sally Drury looks at some of the best products available to help ensure successful planting projects.


Partner Content

Conservation and habitat management at WWT Wetlands Slimbridge with Kubota: video

Conservation and habitat management at WWT Wetlands Slimbridge with Kubota: video

Partner Content presented by Kubota
RHS School of Horticulture: Inspiring everyone to grow

RHS School of Horticulture: Inspiring everyone to grow

Partner Content presented by Royal Horticultural Society

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Forthcoming Events

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2019

  • Woburn Abbey House & Gardens

Parks and Gardens Live 2019

  • Woburn Abbey Milton Keynes v MK17 9PG

Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019

  • London Marriott Grosvenor Square