Events Programme 2019

This season’s most fashionable accessory for your mess room fridge or staff noticeboard – the PlantNetwork events programme.

Conference 2019: Lightning Talks

According to Wikipedia, lightning is ‘a violent and sudden electrostatic discharge where two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves‘. The Lightning Talks session at the PlantNetwork Conference 2019 might not be violent but they certainly will be charged! This session is about high energy, high interest talks […]


By Ros Burnley, PlantNetwork Board Member & Adrow Ltd. It is National Apprenticeship Week (4th-8th March 2019) and a good time to celebrate that the horticulture industry has been working since 2014 to take advantage of apprenticeship reforms in England that put employers in control of apprenticeship content.  Horticulture was […]


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 […]