More Conference 2019 speakers announced!

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 […]

Good enough to eat

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 […]

Creating a winter garden with a difference

By Tom Freeman – Team Leader of The Winter Garden, Clover Hill, Courtyard gardens, Birch Grove & Entrance and Sky Meadow at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. At RHS Garden Hyde Hall, we have strived for originality with our new Winter Garden by challenging what people have come to typically expect […]


Conference 2019 speakers announced

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 […]

Developing a strategy for Box Tree Caterpillar moth control

The spread of Box Tree Caterpillar moth (Cydalima perspectalis) in the UK appears to be very rapid with new reports of its further spread coming in all the time. This combined with Box blight is giving poor Buxus plants a hard time! With calls for it even to be replaced in […]


BOOKING OPEN: PlantNetwork Conference 2019

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.