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Horticulture Week Awards

Shortlist announced for the inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018

Shortlist announced for the inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018

Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018.

Latest Garden Retail Analysis

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Medium-sized groups in the £20m-£100m bracket such as Klondyke, Hillier, Squire's, Notcutts and Blue Diamond look to have done best as 2017 results are released.

Why is plant-based food on the menu at garden centres?

Why is plant-based food on the menu at garden centres?

Plant-based menus are the new way to attract more customers to your garden centre restaurant. "Veganuary" founder Jane Land says in garden centres people are "surrounded by plants so are obviously halfway there".

How garden centres and retail nurseries have tackled this year's supply issues

How garden centres and retail nurseries have tackled this year's supply issues

Gardman's fire and sudden spikes in demand for bedding and garden furniture have put unusual demands on supply this season.

What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

What do horticulturists want from Parliament to develop sector innovation?

The importance of horticultural science and of driving horticultural innovation were on the agenda for the second of three sessions with the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group on the future of horticulture post-Brexit.

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

How can nurseries use calendar events to promote plants?

More growers are working with garden centres on themed plant promotions.

Are garden centre plant labels listing chemical inputs the future?

Are garden centre plant labels listing chemical inputs the future?

The RHS has dropped its "Perfect for Pollinators" label under pressure from non-government organisations that found plants using the logo that contain neonicotinoids. It now says it wants to work with the industry to help gardeners make "better informed decisions".


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New plants

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

A plant named to acknowledge the wonderful care that people receive at Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey.

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

The distinct yellow leaf in spring sets METAMORPHOSA apart.

Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Ushio Sakazaki came upon a remote Asian species of Hydrangea in the wild, and crossed this with the well-known Hydrangea macrophylla.


In Depth

Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Garden centre profile - Squire's, Woking

Garden centre profile - Squire's, Woking

Woking is the latest Squire's centre to be redeveloped as the group looks to attract more customers and add new sites, Matthew Appleby reports.

Business planning - Planning for uncertainty

Business planning - Planning for uncertainty

Planning, organisation and discipline are all areas where horticulture firms can take lessons from the military, says Neville Stein.

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

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Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

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Plant Focus

Paeonia

Paeonia

Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Narcissus

Narcissus

The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Papaver

Papaver

These compact, brightly coloured flowers can be very attractive for impulse sales, notes Miranda Kimberley.


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