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February 2014 – Horticulture News

INTERNATIONAL ROSE BREEDING AWARD FOR IRELAND AN IRISHMAN has carried off the most coveted prize awarded by New Zealand rose society for a new rose...
PETER O’TOOLE

13.5 the lucky number for 2014

ALCI President Peter O’Toole outlines how work undertaken by the association to secure landscape work as part of the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme could...
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Singular vision

Respected Nursery-man and industry commentator, Pat FitzGerald, sets out a 10 point strategy for protecting the future of commercial horticulture in Ireland. When the Editor asked me...
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Back to the future

Barry Lupton revisits an interview with Philip Moreau carried out in 2007 to pin down how things have really changed. It was 2007 when I first...

Design legacy

Gary Foran, Chairman of the Garden & Landscape Designers Association, records the historical evolution of Irish design and the pivotal role played by the association in...
COLM KENNY

From speculation to re-evaluation

Landscape quantity specialist, Colm Kenny explains how contractors can improve profits with smarter pricing. There is little doubt that the past 18 months have been among...
POTS - NEW, FASHIONABLE COLOURS CAN EXCITE THE CUSTOMER.

Sales made easy

Leading retail consultant Liam Kelly details how you can increase sales by incorporating seasonality into your plant merchandising with the help of the 5...
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Exportential

Neville Stein summarises an extensive research report produced in 2013 to identify opportunities for Irish plant producers in the UK. THE UK GARDEN MARKET Garden plants are...

Foundations to build on

Mike Neary, Manager of horticulture with Bord Bia, details the host of programmes, initiatives, and activities you can use to build a stronger business...

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