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Final call for Sponsored Scholarship applications

Wyevale Garden Centres, South West Growers Show, Floranova, Ball Colegrave, and BPOA and Peter Seabrook are looking to support students of horticulture with thousands of pounds worth of funding.

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Applicants have just over one week left to apply for one of the Sponsored Scholarships which are available through the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).

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Count on heathers to keep the garden colourful

Encourage customers to keep the garden colourful this winter with easy to grow Heathers, the HTA’s Plant of the Month for February 2015.

Plant of the Month 2014 - Heather

Part of the Ericaceae family there are over 4,000 varieties of Heather to choose from, one to suit every garden. They make a welcome addition to any garden bed, border or pot, providing splashes of white, pink and purple colour all year round, while foliage colours vary from bright green, olive green, and golden, with many turning terracotta red in the coldest months.

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Talking people, plants, exports and value at Contact 2015

Growing opportunities through people, plants, movement and value were the topics of conversation at HTA Contact Conference 2015.

Contact 2015

Held on 14 and 15 January 2015 at JCB World Headquarters in Uttoxeter, the two day conference saw members of the nursery stock sector come together for current industry discussions and workshops, as well as a gala dinner and a special tour of the JCB factory and facilities.

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Booking now live for APL Awards 2015!

13 March The Brewery, London

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The judges have met and the shortlist has been revealed so now it's time for landscapers to book their places at the highlight of the APL year: the 2015 APL Awards, sponsored by Bradstone. The event is being held on Friday 13 March at The Brewery, London.

 

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CRoP Clinics to help HTA members save money

The HTA will be holding Cost Reduction Programme (CRoP) Clinics at the end of February, where HTA members can meet CRoP partners and learn how to reduce costs to their business.

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Two free events will take place over two days providing the opportunity for members to network, meet their Regional Business Manager and find out about the savings available to them through their HTA membership.

 

CRoP partners including 2Circles, Alpha Packaging, B2B Links, Barclaycard,

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Helleborus the Winter garden jewel

Helleborus brings joy to the New Year as HTA’s Plant of the Month for January 2015. Sometimes known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, it is the jewel of the Winter garden flowering reliably from late Winter to early Spring.

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Its elegant flowers and attractive leathery leaves will brighten the garden during this cool month, bringing a lift of colour from pale green to white, cream to pink, and purple, to almost black.

 

Helleborus compromises of approximately 20 species of herbaceous, evergreen, perennial

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