The Amenity Forum and its relevance to professional gardening

The Amenity Forum and its relevance to professional gardening

The Amenity Forum is the UK’s voluntary initiative seeking to promote best practice in all aspects of amenity operations and, in particular, in terms of weed, pest and disease management. It has an independent chairman and each year produces an Annual Report to demonstrate to government, policy makers and indeed

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden will celebrate 40th birthday in 2019

In 1979, Cambridge University Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK to dedicate an area solely to plants offering ornamental winter interest. In 2019 we celebrate the 40th birthday of our Winter Garden – a vibrant, colourful and fragrant space of brightly coloured stems, winter flowering shrubs,

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Horticultural Week Custodian Awards 2018

Horticultural Week Custodian Awards 2018

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards, now in their third year, celebrate excellence in parks, gardens, grounds and tree management. Run by Horticulture Week, they reward the unsung heroes who ensure we can continue to enjoy our life-enhancing green spaces, from our urban and national parks to our historic and botanic gardens and arboreta, woodlands and grounds.

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Rugosa Roses

Rugosa Roses

This useful group of roses, often dismissed as hedging roses, doesn’t always receive the respect it deserves. Very hardy, disease resistant, repeat flowering, tolerant of poor soils and exposed sites and with an exceptionally good ‘old rose’ scent, rugosas will also do well in richer soils and perform well in

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