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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

How garden centres are using social media to promote their brands

How garden centres are using social media to promote their brands

Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper has recently decided to improve social media coverage of his 20 garden centres and has seen success during the launch of new centre East Bridgford Garden & Home in Nottinghamshire.

After a tough start to the season, how are payment terms impacting cash flow?

After a tough start to the season, how are payment terms impacting cash flow?

Paying on time can be more than a bugbear for suppliers, and at times of slow sales can make or break companies.

Are garden centres immune from economic pressures facing the high street?

Are garden centres immune from economic pressures facing the high street?

Home & Garden and Countrywide Farmers both went into administration in the past month, joining high street and retail park names such as Toys R Us, Maplin and Berwin & Berwin.

Why are in-house garden centre supplier events gaining popularity?

Why are in-house garden centre supplier events gaining popularity?

Retailer shows are becoming more popular as garden centres seek to strengthen bonds with suppliers at these behind-closed-doors events.

What have growers and retailers learnt from snowy March?

What have growers and retailers learnt from snowy March?

Growers and retailers have come up with strategies to combat unexpected bad weather after "Beast from the East" snow hit the UK three times in March.

What can growers do to reduce their use of plastics?

What can growers do to reduce their use of plastics?

Growers are waking up to the push towards cutting plastic use and are increasingly looking for substitutes and alternative methods.


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New plants

Gaillardia 'Apricot Honey'

Gaillardia 'Apricot Honey'

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants will be unveiling two new herbaceous perennial plants on their stand in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Polemonium yezoense 'Kaleidoscope'

Polemonium yezoense 'Kaleidoscope'

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants will be unveiling two new herbaceous perennial plants on their stand in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' from DV Plant of Belgium is a self-pollinating kiwi vine which flowers in May and June, producing creamy white blooms. It fruits in September.


In Depth

Paeonia

Paeonia

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

Winning designs

Winning designs

Student anniversary collaboration generates outstanding work.

Business planning - Managing price volatility

Business planning - Managing price volatility

There are options to help you manage the impact of exchange rate fluctuations when buying from abroad, Neville Stein advises.

Narcissus

Narcissus

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

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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Retail Plant Focus

Papaver

Papaver

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

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

These elegant plants feature a variety of striking flower shapes in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Colocasia

Colocasia

These dramatic tropical plants can be a food source but make great ornamental garden plants, notes Miranda Kimberley

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.