News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
Mass market flowers and plants supplier and grower the Butters Group has sold out to cut flowers and fresh-produce importer Flamingo to create a near quarter-of-a-billion-pound turnover business.
The British Tomato Growers Association (TGA) conference heard a range of perspectives on what changes lie in store for the sector and how to anticipate them.
As Wyevale Garden Centres releases its long-awaited results, what do we know so far about how the Terra Firma-owned company is doing after it recorded a £122m loss for 2016?
Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.
A revived marketing campaign and the weak pound mean UK poinsettia growers are looking forward to Christmas.
Horticulture is at the forefront of a major change in the way we train people for work, after its various sectors joined together to become one of the first industries to develop Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards.
Scientists in Australia have bred a strawberry that is not only very sweet but which also has levels of folate up to three times higher than normal.
Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen are investigating the relationship between ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi and native tree species in Scotland, and the climatic and environmental factors that affect their distribution.
Turnover was £13.09m (£12.19m) and operating profit was £992,000 (£1.12m) for the year to 31 December 2016 according to new accounts with gross margin 46.2% and net profit margin 5.6%.
Wakehurst Place garden manager Dr Chris Clennett has left the West Sussex garden after 30 years service.
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Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.
I found myself recently thumbing an old copy of George Orwell's 1984. Flicking through, much of what is unfolding today chimes with my memory of the book.
Continuous food supplies are cornerstones of social well-being. Even minor blips like last winter's disruption of fresh produce supplies from Iberia become "media disasters".