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Phil Tremayne, general manager of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), tells Garden Trade Specialist about the skills shortage in the industry…
The skills shortage in landscaping has been an ongoing problem for many years. There has been a great difficulty in getting young people engaged in this sector, with many wishing to follow the pathway of computer and media-based careers. This issue has now started to reach a critical point.
Many existing landscapers full of passion and experience no longer have the knees and backs to continue and some of the great landscapers of our time are hanging up their trowels and spades and not being replaced.
RETAIL Futurist Matthew Brown has been added to the line-up of guest speakers at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference taking place this month (January 20 until 23, 2019).
Matthew will be providing best practice and creative insights to delegates in order to help them improve their businesses during his talk at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, on Monday, January 21.
The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera have joined forces to produce a wide selection of young plants. Lubera Edibles GmbH has taken over the marketing of fruit and berry young plants to plant producers
Whilst winter is a beautiful time of year with plenty of things to enjoy, it’s important not to forget about your dog. To support your dog’s health and wellbeing and start the year on the right foot, Company of Animals has put together a few game ideas to keep your dog entertained and active.
GARDEN centre and horticultural industry staff are this month (January, 2019) being asked to sign up for a fundraising event being held at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference.
Fiskars is preparing for a prosperous 2019 as it announces a new direct sales channel for its retail partners, launches a sales driving marketing campaign which guarantees 100% Happiness and further enhances its existing comprehensive product portfolio.
Nothing makes your garden stand out more than a touch of exotic life, but the plants themselves are only half of the work. The furnishings, atmosphere and shape of your garden can turn even the most basic arrangement of plants into something straight out of Southern Europe or North Africa.
We spoke to Olive Grove, stockists of and experts on exotic plants, to get some tips on how you’d start creating a Mediterranean Oasis in your backyard.
Haskins is encouraging gardeners to set up their garden by planning ahead for the changing of the seasons and choosing a combination of plants to ensure year-round interest.
Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the following top five plants for year-round interest
Picking a New Year’s resolution can sometimes be tricky and sticking to that resolution for the year can be even more of a challenge. Have you ever thought about enlisting the help of your four-legged friend to inspire you to keep that New Year’s resolution?
YuMOVE the UKs no.1 veterinary joint supplement*, has put together a few ways your canine companion can help you avoid slipping up on that otherwise hard to accomplish New Year’s resolution this 2019.
Manchester-based pet bed specialists Scruffs® are set to return to Paris’ ExpoZoo® later this month. In 2018, Scruffs® reported an insightful and successful debut at the show, with the company keen to capitalise on recent European growth.
Winter is in full swing but with the coldest months still ahead of us it is worth sharing some winter gardening tips. Most of the preparation for winter will have already been done such as pruning shrubs and planting evergreens however there are still a number of things that can be done over winter to protect your plants and tools, whilst all the time preparing your garden for the spring. Here are some winter gardening tips for you to consider.
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