Kit reviews

Stihl BGA85 blower - all images: HW

Battery blowers Reviewed: will battery blowers go the distance?

Burgon & Ball FloraBrite Bypass Secateurs - all images: HW

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

Cobra BC350K brushcutter - all images: HW

Brushcutters reviewed - What benefits do latest petrol units offer?

Antonio Carraro TTR 4400 HST - all images: HW

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

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.

Makita DUC353Z chainsaw - image: HW

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.

Market reports

Staycations are on the rise (Credit: Pixabay)

10 ways Britons coped with the cost-of-living crisis this summer, according to Barclaycard

From re-using back-to-school items to starting side projects, new data from Barclaycard reveals the changing spending habits of Brits to make their money go further during the cost-of-living crisis.

Credit: Pixabay

WAPA releases apple and pear stock figures for July

The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) has released stock figures from 1 July that show that in Europe apple stocks increased by 16.5% compared to 2021, while pear stocks increased by 27%.

Patterson’s Gardening Services uses Helion Compact 2 with a battery backpack

Why batteries are the best power option for handheld trimmers

The Shelbourne Reynolds 7060T

New machines to meet demand for hedgerow maintenance jobs

Double screening systems in a glasshouse

Can horticultural producers cut energy use and grow more under glass?

Bridge Greenhouses structure for Craigmarloch Nurseries

Growing structures hold key to import substitution aspirations

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Forthcoming Events

BTME/Harrogate Week

  • Harrogate Convention Centre Harrogate

PATS 2023

  • Sandown Racecourse, Esher

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

  • Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW