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Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

Good sales this year appear to have masked the continuing pressure on pricing strategies this year as online offerings and exchange rates make their presence felt.

What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

A bill to bring the Scottish sector under the control of Scottish ministers is expected to further accentuate the different fates of forestry in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

What can we learn from the London Assembly's 'Park Life' report?

What can we learn from the London Assembly's 'Park Life' report?

Report calls for mayor Sadiq Khan to develop a city-wide, strategic approach to green infrastructure.

What the Taylor Review of employment practices means for garden retail

What the Taylor Review of employment practices means for garden retail

Garden centre owners have come down hard against zero-hours contracts following the release of "Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices".

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

The likely impact on seasonal labour has dominated discussions of the consequences of withdrawal from the EU for UK production horticulture.

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

£6.6bn worth of contracts for HS2 phase 1 have been awarded and further opportunities could be in the pipeline in the rail sector.


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Latest Plant Focus

Scaevola

Scaevola

This brilliant summer bedding plant has fan-shaped flowers that give it an elegant look, says Miranda Kimberley.

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

With box blight and box tree moth both posing problems, Miranda Kimberley looks at alternative planting choices.

Tiarella

Tiarella

Pretty flowers and striking leaves are behind the rising appeal of the foam flower, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Bacterial and fungal canker

A wide range of nursery stock can be susceptible to potential damage from various cankers.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Spider mites

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Spider mites

Defences for protected and outdoor ornamentals.

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Powdery mildew in field crops, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon


Latest products and kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.

Handheld machines for ornamental hedges

Handheld machines for ornamental hedges

Battery popularity continues to grow but is there still a place for petrol? Sally Drury asks what's new in both markets.


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