Dr Mark McCarthy “Strawberries at Christmas? Variability and change in UK Climate” Dr Mark McCarthy is science manager of the National Climate Information Centre (NCIC) at the Met Office. He provides monitoring and analysis of UK climate variability and change to help UK society better understand the challenges, risks and […]
In 2016, when RHS Garden Hyde Hall’s new Global Growth Vegetable Garden was first planted, horticulturist Matthew Oliver selected British Sugar TOPSOIL’s HortLoam planting topsoil as the base planting medium for the scheme. The range of vegetables from around the world that were to be grown in the Xa Tollemache […]
Selected Speaker Biographies Dr Helen Hoyle “Evolution in action? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape.” Helen is Senior Lecturer in Healthy Built Environments at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has a background in Geography and Landscape Architecture and previously conducted award-winning research […]
Horticulturists in Britain and Ireland are undoubtedly seeing the effects of a changing climate in their gardens, arboreta and plant collections. With speakers presenting across a range of different issues from invasive ornamentals and plant health to planting choices and water management, the 2019 PlantNetwork Conference(8-9 May at Abbotsbury, Dorset) will address these topical issues and showcase the latest research.