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Tribute to Harry Kitchener – September 1940 to January 2024

After college Harry was employed by the then NAAS as a trainee Horticultural adviser, NAAS then morphed into ADAS and Harry moved into the new advisory service. As with all advisers, there were a series of moves to different offices and Harry was seconded to the Channel Island Advisory service- this was a common arrangement…

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North West Group Oct 17th visit to Happy plants

Happy PlantsA fresh approach to annual plantsFavoured grower of garden centres nationwide.Based on the North West Coast, owned and operated by the Porter Family, since 1985. Through our friendly branding, easy to understand care information and product range designed to perform even in novice hands, our team are on a mission to help nurture, enthuse…

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BOA Poinsettia Conference 2023

SAVE THE DATE – BOA Poinsettia Conference 2023 Taking place on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at Bridge Farm Group, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6RN. This is the second Open Day of the Poinsettia Growers Group in the UK.  Its aim is to provide a focal point whereby growers and the allied trades can meet to view…

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YPHA members offer

The British Ornamentals Association (BOA) is pleased to offer a special membership deal to Young Persons in Horticulture Association (YPHA) members who are 35 years old or younger. We believe this is a valuable opportunity for both of our organisations. Complimentary Membership: Enjoy free BOA membership until the end of the 2023/2024 subscription year, which…

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WD Smith 2023 viola and pansy festival

Trade days Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March. The Festival will be open to the public at Meadow Croft Garden Centre from 11th to 19th March. This year we have nearly 400 varieties from 33 different series and from 9 different breeders. All batches are fully labelled. The festival is the biggest independent plant trial…

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