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Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The countr...


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The Sodshow Meets Horticulturist Rory Newell at Waterford Institute of Technology

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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HortiTrends Weekly News - Kelly's Nursery Open Day - New Venue for IHNSA Trolley Fair - March 23rd

Plant retailers have two buying opportunities this week.The first is at Kelly's Nursery Open Day which starts tomorrow for two days. A number of nurseries will be displaying at the event and will be offering a full range of plants to prospective buyers. 

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News - Kelly's Nursery Open Day - New Venue for IHNSA Trolley Fair - March 23rd

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Kelly’s Nursery Open Day

On display at the show:

  • Largest range of hedging plants in Ireland
  • Large range of top quality Trees, Shrubs, Heathers and Bamboo
  • View our latest delivery of Specimens just arrived from in Italy
  • BBQ and refreshments served all day

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HortiTrends Weekly News -Trolley Fairs - Subscribe or Advertise in Spring Edition of Horticulture Connected- February 27th

Rentes Plant Fair was a great success for the company once again. Increased turnout of retail plant buyers along with a definite increase in the size of orders was evident over the two days. The Rentes family and team were out in force assisting buyers as usual. While a major sales event for the company, it is also a big social and networking opportunity for plant buyers, the Rentes family and staff.

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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Wages in Horticulture Survey 2015 - Countdown to GLDA International Seminar - Message from Essen

One of the questions I get asked mostly at www.JobsInHorticulture.ie from employers posting new jobs is; What is the going rate for a ....? Its data that we are sorely missing in the industry so in partnership with Barry Lupton, Editor at Horticulture Connected Journal and with your participation and partnership, we will be able to come up with current statistics on 'Wages in Irish Horticulture'.

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Wages in Horticulture Survey 2015 - Countdown to GLDA...

HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - 2015 Looks Promising Based on New Job Adverts - Support Horticulture Connected in 2015 - January 9th

Our first week back in 2015 has more or less been taken up with getting new job adverts together for businesses ranging from Landscape, Garden Retail, Nurseries to Sports Surfaces. Deciding to hire extra staff when you are busy has the same effect as deciding to market yourself when you are quiet. Its too little too late! The most successful companies we deal with on a regular basis via www.JobsInHorticulture.ie are the ones who give themselves a lead in time of 6 to 8 weeks to advertise a vacancy or new position.

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Happy Christmas from the HortiTrends Team - Still Time to Buy the Perfect Horti Christmas Present - December 23rd

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Recovery in Landscape Sector Continues - December 3rd

Judging by the number of companies contacting us via www.JobsInHorticulture.ie in relation to recruiting new employees in preparation for 2015, there is a sustained mood of positivity from the landscape sector in Ireland. Every single landscape company I have spoken to are positive and surprised by just how busy the 2014 season has been. With growth comes the new problem of finding experienced staff. Many from our sector have gained new skills and now work in different job sectors while others have emigrated. We are now in a recovering economy and wage rates should begin to reflect this, if we are to retain and recruit experienced staff into our sector.

Consumer Lifestyle trends: Innovation in the Market Place - Teagasc Protected Crops Conference 2014

A framework for making sense of change in these volatile and fast - changing times. An approach that brings consumers to the heart of the business decision making. A driver of more future - focused marketing.

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HortiTrends - Bord Bia Horticulture Awards - Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launch - New Trolley Fair - Teagasc Open Day - March 13th

Todays Bord Bia Horticulture Awards Winners will be celebrating the achievement with their staff, while the marketing savvy businesses among them, will be promoting their win to existing and potential new customers. The awards are coming on the back of some positive figures - Bord Bia Research Finds Irish people Spend €631 Million on Their Gardens. We can also attest to this growth, based on the number of new jobs that are we are advertising on Jobsinhorticulture.ie These new positions are being led by the landscape sector, followed by garden retail along with increasing numbers of nurseries.

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SuperGarden is Back

Trust all is well - Super Garden is back and we are looking for 5 more budding garden designers - I have attached a flyer - the closing date is fast approaching - might you be in a position to share? Might be of interest to those connected with to the site. Same as before - we cover the design budget etc and one of the 5 designers will have their garden recreated at Bloom 2015.

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Rentes Spring Plant Show - Irish Hardware Show - Wages Survey - February 13th

One event we look forward to every year is the Rentes Spring Show. On the nursery at any one time you will find 200,000 plants. In the covered area at the show there will be over 15,000 plants on display consisting of 1000 individual varieties and sizes. It takes over 100 man days to change the dispatch area in to a plant retail parkland paradise. 

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - 2015 Trade Events Kicks Off with BIGGA, IPM Essen & Rentes Spring Show - January 16th

The suitcase is packed and its off to the BIGGA event in Harrogate UK next week and then IPM Essen the following week. These are great events to get a feel for the positivity of the horticulture sector. We will be there seeking out new trends and opportunities. We also look forward to the impressive Rentes Spring Fair in February which is a must for all trade plant buyers. Come to Rentes for the quality of the plants and stay for the food! Its a very enjoyable and relaxed social occasion also. You get to meet lots of people who put plants, front and centre of their business. The Rentes family are on hand to guide you through an impressive offering. A lot of hard work is put into the event and it shows on the day. Prepare to be impressed as I was last year. See you there. For information on these and other upcoming events please check out our Events Section.

HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Kildare Growers Go Centre Stage at Irish Hardware Show 2015 - December 12th

The Kildare Growers have announced their participation at the Irish Hardware Show 2015. The group will be showcasing the best of what Irish nurseries have to offer, to all garden retailers at the upcoming event which takes place in February.

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Economics of Organic Farming – Coolanowle, November 25th 12 Noon

Economics of Organic Farming and Marketing Opportunities – Coolanowle November 25th at 12 noon If you are interested in organic farming come along and find out what it is really like to farm organically.

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