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May 27, 2018

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Xylella 30 Day Action Plan

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Due to the threat of Xylella fastidiosa and the potential devastation it poses to the horticultural industry the HTA has created a 30-day action plan. Through initiatives such as education and sharing best practice, the HTA want to continue to increase awareness of Xylella and help reduce the threat of it being introduced into the United Kingdom.

Over the next 30 days, the HTA is increasing its communications to both HTA members and non-members, producing Xylella Guidance Toolkits for business to educate themselves, their staff and consumers. These materials can then also be used to hold cluster meetings within their local area to ensure that businesses are working together where possible. With the destruction of stock within 100m and a 5km movement ban in place as a result of an outbreak, shared responsibility is vital.

The HTA is also sending out 500 letters to non-member businesses, encouraging them to sign up to the HTA Responsible Sourcing Statement; Deciding to not knowingly import host plants originating from regions where the disease Xylella is known to exist as a minimum.

The HTA has led the pilot development of an industry scheme to drive improvement in plant health management at nurseries, the Plant Health Assurance Scheme. This idea came from the HTA and APHA Biosecurity Conference 2015 and a prototype scheme developed by Boningale Nurseries. The HTA is following up on a proposal with government and hopes to achieve backing and support to help incentivise the scheme and roll this out.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) are also in the process of creating industry accredited training to help improve biosecurity practice, and the HTA is helping to develop this, and will promote the roll out of it once it is in place.

These are just a few of the points raised in the 30-day plan, and only part of the work that the HTA is engaged in. To find out more information and read the full plan, visit https://hta.org.uk/assurance-compliance/plant-and-disease-alert-xylella-fastidiosa/xylella-30-day-action-plan.html

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