Commonly known as ‘sweet box’ or ‘Christmas Box’, this evergreen shrub is very sweetly scented with an aroma of vanilla essence. Its fragrant white flowers decorate the garden over winter and early spring, followed by red and black berries.
While boasting scent and... Read More >>
Mark Chapelhow, Wildroof Landscapes took silver, and Noel Taggart, CAFRE, took bronze.
The APL WorldSkills final took place last week from 19-21 November at the NEC in Birmingham. Over the four days, one of which being a training/prep day, the competitors had 16 hours to build a garden designed... Read More >>
After reaching the qualifying benchmark at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July the five students this morning started on the challenge of completing a garden design in just 16 hours over the next 3 days.
This morning has been a morning of familiarisation and fence practice. They were also... Read More >>
APL Chairman Mark Gregory comments, “Once again it was a very productive Annual Review detailing a successful year for the APL, which has seen us continue to raise the APL brand at many events across the UK including Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh, Gardeners World Live in the midlands to Hampton... Read More >>
Over 100 delegates from across the industry came together this week for the HTA Marketing Forum 2015 which took place at Chesford Grange, Warwick. The event, themed ‘tools for success', brought together keynote speakers, industry experts and practitioners to look at ways in which businesses... Read More >>
Following the success of Plant Retailing - Fit for the Future? at Ball Colegrave in July that highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge and collaborating as an industry, the HTA worked with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland to spread the word.
The... Read More >>