April/May 2014 Issue


Horticulture Connected Magazine - News, Analysis and Trends in Landscape and Amenity Horticulture

April/May 2014 Issue

GENERAL

RETAIL

  • This Counts – Liam Kelly – Leading retail consultant Liam Kelly explores positive and negative impacts on discount chains on the Irish gardening market and provides some tips on how you can learn from what they do.

DESIGN

  • Stripped Back – Helen Rock – Renowned garden writer and plantswomen, Helen Rock strips away the layers of the recent GLDA design seminar to reveal some inspiring insights.

NURSERY

  • Water Wise – Paul Kunkels – owner and operator of Irritec, traces the lines of irrigation history and provides some insightful guidance on how to make the right decisions about water use and conservation.
  • Gamble and Grow –  Barry Lupton – interviews one of Ireland’s more well- known and respected nursery owners, John Murphy of Annaveigh Plants.

CONSTRUCTION

LANDSCAPE

TREES

INSIGHT

SPORTS TURF

  • Thinning The Sward – Eamon Kealy, turfgrass specialist and lecturer in horticulture at the Institute of Tecnology Blanchardstown, sets out a concise strategy for managing areas of heavy rough on Ireland’s golf courses.

FLORISTRY