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Two new pests found in the UK

Two new pests found in the UK

Two new pests have been found in the UK, one is a potentially serious pest of spruce (Picea sp.). The other, cotton stringy scale, beyond its unsightliness is not currently thought to cause any problems. In December 2018, a breeding population of eight tooth bark...

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NGS launches their 4th annual Snowdrop Festival

The National Garden Scheme’s fourth annual Snowdrop Festival has over 92 snowdrop gardens open to everyone across England and Wales in February. George Plumptre, Chief Executive of The National Garden Scheme, says: “Over the last few years the National Garden Scheme’s...

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Metaldehyde used for slug control is to be banned.

The pesticide metaldehyde currently used for slug control is to be banned for outdoor use from spring 2020. There are 40 species of slugs in the UK with up to 7 species causing damage for commercial growers and amateur gardeners alike. The widely available metaldehyde...

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Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt 25.10.2018

Carol Marks, MCIHort, from Bord Bia introduces the Dr David Robinson Memorial Lecture at Powerscourt today (25.10.2018) Dr David Robinson (image left) was a North Irish horticultural scientist who made important contributions to the national and international fields...

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Rosemary Titterington MCIHort

I am sorry to advise you of the sad news of Rosemary Titterington's death. Below are the details provided to us by Christine Titterington Rosemary Titterington MIHort. Iden Croft Herbs, Kent I am writing to inform you of the sad death of Rosemary Titterington on 5th...

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Conference 2018 Speaker Profiles

John Adlam The James Bruce Memorial Lecture:- 'Growing a Horti Culture' John Adlam grew up on the family nursery and subsequently trained at Writtle and Hadlow; and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship where he studied in Australia.  He has worked as European Research...

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CIH Conference “Save the Day” 3rd October 2018

CONFERENCE 2018 Wednesday 3rd October We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 2018 Conference on the 3rd October at the stunning venue of “Farmers and Fletchers in the City”.  Their location is fabulous, they are located right in the heart of historic...

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The RHS needs your photographs in the Green Workplace!!

The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK would like to celebrate the huge breadth of careers available in horticulture across the world by gathering a series of images of individuals in their workplaces (their green office) amongst their plants, be it in a garden,...

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YHoY Grand Final 2018 “Winners” News Release

The Grand Final of the YHoY 2018 was held at Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday 28th April.   This was a fantastic event with an audience of over 90 guests. All the details can be found by clicking on the link below. CIH YHOY 2018 GRAND FINAL NEWS RELEASE v2...

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Mr Gerald (Gerry) Edwards is awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal

I am delighted to announce that Gerald (Gerry) Edwards, FRICS, CHort, MCIHort has been awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal, an International prize awarded annually by the Royal Horticultural Society to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the...

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President’s Award winner 2017

Every year the President of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture chooses an individual who, in their opinion, epitomises the term horticulturist. Someone who has a true passion for the industry and everything it stands for and someone who has actively made a...

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