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Jun 8, 2021

Horticultural plant specialists at leading LED technologists Signify - Erik Stappers and Peer Hermans - speak about how to optimise horticultural lighting for production of strawberries, latest developments and predictions for the future.

May 28, 2021

Bunker gives us the lowdown on plant supply issues, how imports have helped out the trade, reserves for 2022, plant price Inflation, how the weather and foreign holidays could decided whether the season extends, changes in restaurant offer and the vexed question of peat and whether customers are asking for...

May 26, 2021

Speaking to editor Matthew Appleby as part of Hortweek's 180th anniversary celebrations, Harnett details the unique challenges of the last year including difficulties in getting exporting restarted during the coronavirus crisis and post-Brexit and meeting huge domestic demand in 2021.

Harnett talks about how Kernock is...

May 19, 2021

Hedges Gower also explains why, after getting embroiled in a "no mow" row with Monty Don, why he believes Don was wrong and they will never be friends. 

May 14, 2021

Developing a jig to bend hoops, and early use of polytunnels and containerisation, to the rise and fall of council contracts and now servicing the amenity sector, surviving storms and devastating plant diseases, Richardson reflects on the successes and challenges of the past and into the future.