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What does the Butters buyout mean for horticulture?

What does the Butters buyout mean for horticulture?

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.

What challenges and opportunities lie in store for tomato growers?

What challenges and opportunities lie in store for tomato growers?

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.

What does the future hold for Wyevale Garden Centres?

What does the future hold for Wyevale Garden Centres?

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?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

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.

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

Why do poinsettia growers have reasons to be positive?

A revived marketing campaign and the weak pound mean UK poinsettia growers are looking forward to Christmas.

Who are the apprenticeship trailblazers?

Who are the apprenticeship trailblazers?

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.


Latest news

High-vitamin strawberry "could appeal to health-conscious shoppers"

High-vitamin strawberry "could appeal to health-conscious shoppers"

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.

Scottish mycorrhizae study "will inform tree planting and management"

Scottish mycorrhizae study "will inform tree planting and management"

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.

Whitehall Garden Centres sees growth

Whitehall Garden Centres sees growth

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%.

Chris Clennett leaves Kew's Wakehurst Place garden after 30 years

Chris Clennett leaves Kew's Wakehurst Place garden after 30 years

Wakehurst Place garden manager Dr Chris Clennett has left the West Sussex garden after 30 years service.

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Latest Comment

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.

Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

Opinion... Blurring of the truth in rude health

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.

Opinion... System must support home produce

Opinion... System must support home produce

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".