Top 50 HortWeek exclusive stories - January 2024

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Monty Don degrades the word horticulturist in Twitter rant: 12 horticulturists respond 

Retail nursery closing 

Well-known garden centre up for lease 

HortWeek Big 50: The 50 biggest horticulture businesses by turnover 

Council nursery £225,000 loss will be swallowed up by buying from commercial nurseries 

Sale of nursery expected by end of January

UK peat-free nursery wins international grower of the year 

Garden landscaper sentenced after worker dies

New Year Honours List - horticulturists awarded

Another local authority plant nursery closes 

Dutch exporters tell Defra new UK border control systems are not ready - UPDATED with comments from Seiont, Kernock Park and Kolff 

Garden centre closed after fire

Hort movers and people this week: Notcutts, Boningale, Blue Diamond

Garden centre owners son beats India at cricket

Defra responds to growers concerns about repacking vehicles after new plant health BCP inspections

Stop extracting peat statement misguided 

Bloom & Wilds - £24m results mirror online gardening markets rollercoaster

Garden centre sales outlook 2024 promising, with four sales lined up already 

Dutch unhappy at UK unpreparedness for post-Brexit plant inspections 

Garden centre legend turns 80 

EXCLUSIVE: First garden centre completion of the year 

UK Head Gardeners Listing 

Gunnera: we can not help growers identify what is legal, says Defra

Horticulture business mergers, acquisitions and closures 2023

What are 11 horticulturists looking forward to in 2024?

Sad day as Southend plans to mothball park nursery

Online garden retailer reviews 2023’s bestselling plants and predicts 2024’s trends 

Exciting new plants to be launched in 2024

New TV tree series revealed + 2024 gardening TV 

Hort movers and people this week: Fargro, Volmary, LUC 

Fruit grower to wind down

Majority of HortWeek readers say there's room for horticulturist and gardener terms after Monty Don row 

The biggest issues for horticulture in 2024: the industry tells HortWeek

Farm shop closes due to financial reasons 

Greenwashing ‘happening everywhere’ says tree expert 

Hort movers and people this week: Blue Diamond, Agri-Tech Centres, Husqvarna

Carolyn Bourne passes away 

TV gardener Adam Frost opens up on mental health crisis 

IPM Essen 2024: best of new plant breeding launches

BTOM will go ahead on time, says Defra

RHS to hold two more peat-free grower events 

Hort movers and people this week: Fargro, Mr Fothergill's, BHGS 

Nurseryman says Border Control Post questions remain unanswered 

Chartered Institute of Horticulture speaks out on horticulturalist Monty Don debate 

Pot plant and bedding consultant Harry Kitchener dies aged 83

Harrington Nurseries looks to the future with appointment of new directors

Should we scrap the use of the term horticulturist for professional gardeners after Monty Don comments? - HortWeek Survey 

EXCLUSIVE: Lords horticulture industry inquiry response from Defra delayed 

Lifeline for Britain’s ‘most endangered’ species of tree 

Steven James joins Blue Diamond from Dobbies 

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Horticulture Week Podcast: A life in professional gardening with Alan Mason of the Professional Gardeners Guild

The biggest issues for horticulture in 2024: the industry tells HortWeek
Garden Centre Association puts environment and sustainability at number one

IPM Essen round up: IN PICTURES

Perennial’s pie and a pint night returns for a second year

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