HORTICULTURE

Plants suffered suggest Extreme Heat Survey

Results from the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Extreme Heat Survey conducted in July after the record-breaking heatwave this summer (2022) show that plants across the country suffered damage. Over 8,000 responses paint a clear picture that even established, formerly healthy plants could not cope with temperatures well above 30 degrees Celsius. Techniques that would usually …

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A look to horticulture in 2030

Expert speakers at Horticultural Trade Association conference to share 2030 industry insights A host of experts including horticulture industry speakers and British explorer, journalist and TV presenter Simon Reeves are set to share their insights to how the horticultural industry could look by 2030 at the Horticultural Trade Association’s (HTA) annual conference, which takes place …

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Search for the best ornamental growers

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has launched its search to find the UK’s best ornamental growers. The Ornamental Grower of the Year awards will recognise and celebrate best practices in sustainable ornamental production. Nominated by their customers or supplier, grower members must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the environment through a public plan, …

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Colour boost from DLF wild flower seeds

In order to meet with the increasing demand for conservation mixtures, DLF Seeds have announced expansions to the Pro Flora wild flower seeds and Colour Boost amenity flower collections, in two brand new mixture guides for 2022. Having recently increased their in-house production for wild flowering species, a number of new mixtures have been introduced …

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Sir Tom memorial – a tribute from a landscaping firm and nursery suppliers

Harrogate Landscaping firm, Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd and Yorkshire nursery Johnsons of Whixley have recently helped create a touching memorial for a national hero and fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore, who in 2020 raised millions for the NHS and also celebrated his 100th birthday before sadly passing in February this year. Unveiled in July, alongside …

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Garden tips to help save the bees in Britain

Horticulture specialists LazyFlora.com have compiled a bee-saving guide to encourage green-fingered homeowners to protect these important insects.   Brits are being urged to make their gardens more hospitable in a bid to save the bees. Horticulture specialists at LazyFlora.com offer top tips for homeowners to protect buzzing bees and help our fragile ecosystem. The world …

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Plant donations bring cheer to Yorkshire charities

Plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley brings joy to Yorkshire charities by offering plant donations to these worthy causes as part of its 100th birthday celebrations. Marking its centenary in June 2021, the Yorkshire based nursery have donated plants to a different charity each month. So far, the business has gifted hundreds of plant donations worth …

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Guide to dog-friendly plants for the garden

Some plants contain toxins that can cause several problems for dogs, such as diarrhoea or vomiting. Here, experts at tails.com have created a guide to dog-friendly plants that won’t harm our furry friends. From floral arrangements to evergreen shrubs, here are the most pup-friendly plants. Snapdragons (Antirrhinums) Sow: March / Plant: May-June / Flowers: June-October …

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