HTA calls on Defra to avoid forestry crisis
The HTA is calling on Defra to take urgent action to address the looming crisis in forestry planting.
There will be no woodland creation grants in England in 2014 and 2015 because of the “transition period” to the implementation of the EU CAP budget for 2013-2020. The result is that forestry planting could halve within 12 months, and then drop by two thirds in 2015 resulting in a devastating impact on the tree nursery sector. Read More >>
Supply chain is a team effort concludes HTA’s Seasonal Plants Focus 2013
Who will be supplying in five years’ time? This was the opening message by Alex Newey of Young Plants at HTA’s Seasonal Plant Focus held on 21 November in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Alex spoke of the reasons why as an industry we must be optimistic for the future. We need to do what we do, but do it better and collaborate, adapt, innovate and learn. Read More >>
Create a rainbow of colour with Winter Stem
During the darker months of winter when the garden is dormant, plants with vibrant coloured bark come into their own making Winter Stem the perfect choice for HTA’s Plant of the Month for December.
Winter Stem is a versatile plant which provides different textures and stem colours to attract the eye and brighten the winter gloom in the garden. Stems and bark come in many colours from olive green to yellow, orange to coral pink, brown to black and white through to silver. Read More >>
Announcing RHS/APL ‘Your Garden, Your Budget’ at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014
The APL will once again to team up with the RHS to present ‘Your Garden, Your Budget’ gardens at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 which takes place 8-13 July.
The newly named category (previously Low Cost, High Impact) provides APL members with an exclusive opportunity to showcase their work to the nation. Read More >>
Growers and retailers urged to complete survey to make economic case for UK ornamentals
Growers and retailers are encouraged to respond to a survey being conducted by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) which aims to make the economic case for government investment in ornamental horticulture.
The research, funded by the Horticultural Development Company (HDC), will assess the economic benefits for the UK from import substitution; for example, the impact on the economy if UK growers were able to win more share from overseas growers. Read More >>
Association of Professional Landscapers announces partnership with WorldSkills UK
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to announce that it has joined forces with WorldSkills UK, the country’s premier set of skills competitions for young people and adults.
The APL will become the organising partner for the landscape gardening section of the WorldSkills UK competition from 17 November 2013. Read More >>