December 11, 2016

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Firestone’s PondGard makes a splash at Royal Botanic Garden -

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm -

Saturday, December 10, 2016

City of London Corporation appoints new director of Open Spaces -

Friday, December 9, 2016

Glendale’s finest honoured with Chairman’s award -

Friday, December 9, 2016

John Deere firsts for apprentice training -

Friday, December 9, 2016

Secretary of State appoints four Trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Future RHS London Shows to be bigger, better and help fund gardening apprentices -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

idverde UK and clients celebrate success at BALI Awards -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Perennial’s 2017 Special Events programme bolstered by Hartley Botanic sponsorship -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pop-up park opens in Bradford shopping centre -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stark & Greensmith joins forces with Provender Nurseries as first UK stockist for new architectural laser cut panels -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Natural Paving Products reveals new products for 2017 -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Aralia wins ‘Best Landscape Design Specialists UK’ -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New products and rewards for ICL at BTME -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Horticulture students’ one-day festive fundraiser for Perennial -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Landscape Institute welcomes 70 new CMLI -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CED Stone honoured to sponsor Rosie’s Garden at West Bridgford School -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Award-winning apprentice helps transform Pollok Country Park -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mobilane braces for growth with key appointment -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • Firestone

    Firestone’s PondGard makes a splash at Royal Botanic Garden

    Firestone Building Products’ PondGard™ EPDM lining is to be used in the refurbishment of the John Hope Gateway ornamental pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Constructed to provide a biodiversity and information centre, The John Hope Gateway, named after an 18th century Regius Keeper and leading botanist, includes a ground floor exhibition space and a first floor restaurant.  Both areas overlook the three ornamental pools, which cascade down into each other, creating a prominent water feature at RBGE. Issues with the pipework, the failure of the existing pond lining and the need to create a maintenance walkway between…

  • JCB

    Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm

    A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s director and founder, Ian Webb said: “We selected JCB because in our…

  • London

    City of London Corporation appoints new director of Open Spaces

    The City of London Corporation has appointed Colin Buttery as its next director of Open Spaces. Mr Buttery will take up the post from March, following incumbent Sue Ireland’s retirement in February. Colin has been the director of Parks and deputy chief executive for The Royal Parks for the past 12 years and has been involved in conservation land management for over 30 years. He has worked for the National Trust and Woodland Trust in a range of land management roles and the London boroughs of Bromley and the City of Westminster where he had responsibility for parks, cemeteries, tree…

  • Glendale

    Glendale’s finest honoured with Chairman’s award

    National green service provider Glendale has announced the winner of its annual Chairman’s Award for 2016. The accolade went to Nick Darwell in recognition of his hard work and efforts throughout the year. Nick has recently been promoted from the position of management accountant to senior tenders manager and has been with the organisation for the past nine years. He has demonstrated a high level of commitment, competence and exceptional technical ability working on a challenging project in 2016, and played a pivotal role in achieving a successful conclusion. Five nominees were also recognised from across the business: James Shipman,…

  • apprentice

    John Deere firsts for apprentice training

    John Deere’s first female and forestry technicians have been registered in the latest intake for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme, managed by training provider ProVQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A total of 34 apprentices have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, including Zoe Parker of dealer Ben Burgess Coates and Matthew McPherson of John Deere Forestry in Carlisle. The apprentices, their families and sponsoring dealers attended an induction day at John Deere’s Langar headquarters and were given a tour of…

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Firestone

Firestone’s PondGard makes a splash at Royal Botanic Garden

Dec 11, 2016

Firestone Building Products’ PondGard™ EPDM lining is to be used in the refurbishment of the John Hope Gateway ornamental pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Constructed to provide a biodiversity and information centre, The John Hope Gateway, named after an 18th century Regius Keeper and leading botanist, includes a ground floor exhibition space and a first floor restaurant.  Both areas overlook the three ornamental pools, which cascade down into each other, creating a prominent water feature at RBGE. Issues with the pipework, the failure of the existing pond lining and the need to create a maintenance walkway between…

JCB

Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm

Dec 10, 2016

A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s director and founder, Ian Webb said: “We selected JCB because in our…

London

City of London Corporation appoints new director of Open Spaces

Dec 9, 2016

The City of London Corporation has appointed Colin Buttery as its next director of Open Spaces. Mr Buttery will take up the post from March, following incumbent Sue Ireland’s retirement in February. Colin has been the director of Parks and deputy chief executive for The Royal Parks for the past 12 years and has been involved in conservation land management for over 30 years. He has worked for the National Trust and Woodland Trust in a range of land management roles and the London boroughs of Bromley and the City of Westminster where he had responsibility for parks, cemeteries, tree…

Glendale

Glendale’s finest honoured with Chairman’s award

Dec 9, 2016

National green service provider Glendale has announced the winner of its annual Chairman’s Award for 2016. The accolade went to Nick Darwell in recognition of his hard work and efforts throughout the year. Nick has recently been promoted from the position of management accountant to senior tenders manager and has been with the organisation for the past nine years. He has demonstrated a high level of commitment, competence and exceptional technical ability working on a challenging project in 2016, and played a pivotal role in achieving a successful conclusion. Five nominees were also recognised from across the business: James Shipman,…

apprentice

John Deere firsts for apprentice training

Dec 9, 2016

John Deere’s first female and forestry technicians have been registered in the latest intake for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme, managed by training provider ProVQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A total of 34 apprentices have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, including Zoe Parker of dealer Ben Burgess Coates and Matthew McPherson of John Deere Forestry in Carlisle. The apprentices, their families and sponsoring dealers attended an induction day at John Deere’s Langar headquarters and were given a tour of…

trustees

Secretary of State appoints four Trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks

Dec 8, 2016

The Secretary of State has appointed four new trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks from a variety of backgrounds, including retail, law, and horticulture. The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has appointed Ruth Anderson, Heather Blackman, Wesley Kerr and Charles Martin to the Board of The Royal Parks for terms of four years, ending on 13 November 2020. Ruth is a chartered accountant and a non-executive director of three UK quoted companies, Ocado Group plc, Travis Perkins plc and Coats Group plc. She is also a trustee of the youth charity, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Prior to…

RHS

Future RHS London Shows to be bigger, better and help fund gardening apprentices

Dec 8, 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is planning fewer, more spectacular RHS London Flower Shows each year in both of its Horticultural Halls, where there will be more for visitors to see, do and take home than ever before. In future resources will be consolidated to invest in bigger and better seasonal shows. As well as investing more in show content, the RHS will increase its marketing of these shows to grow visitor numbers. These shows will be ticketed events. Tickets will cost £5 for RHS members and £6 for non-members. In 2017 the line-up, happening across both the RHS’ Lindley…

idverde

idverde UK and clients celebrate success at BALI Awards

Dec 8, 2016

Green services provider, idverde UK, and its clients had a successful day at the 40th British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Awards on Friday 2 December, coming away with two coveted Principal Awards for grounds maintenance and hard landscaping works carried out in 2016. Held annually at London’s Grosvenor House in Park Lane the BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with headline sponsor Green-tech, recognise excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and Affiliate customer service, achieved by registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. 127 entries were received this year and a total of 102 awards made. idverde…

Perennial

Perennial’s 2017 Special Events programme bolstered by Hartley Botanic sponsorship

Dec 8, 2016

Perennial’s 2017 line up of private garden tours, lectures and special events has been bolstered this month by a new raft of dates and a major headline sponsorship agreement. Hartley Botanic has agreed a 2017 sponsorship deal to fund the production of marketing materials and to help spread the word about Perennial’s annual programme of events. From an exclusive tour and dinner at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which features a fabulous Hartley Botanic greenhouse, to an evening with multi-award winning designer Roger Platts in his private garden and nursery, the Perennial Special Events programme has something for everyone who…

park

Pop-up park opens in Bradford shopping centre

Dec 8, 2016

Visitors to Keighley’s Airedale Centre can get a taste of the outdoors indoors with a Pop-up Park which opened in one of the shop units on Monday 5 December. The park, complete with artificial grass, trees, plants, sculpture and furniture allows visitors to find out about the work going on up at Cliffe Castle. The park is undergoing a major restoration funded by a £3.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Parks for the People programme made possible by support from National Lottery players. The Pop-up park in the Airedale Centre is part of a consultation exercise by…

Pellenc

Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower

Dec 7, 2016

Following the successful launch of the Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart models in 2015, the company has announced the latest pedestrian rotary mower in the range – the Pellenc Rasion Easy. The Rasion Easy is a combination of the previous two models launched last year as Etesia UK operations director Les Malin explains: “We found that the manual operation of the Rasion Basic has been more appropriate to commercial operators yet they also liked the self-propelled element of the Rasion Smart. For this reason, Pellenc has launched the Rasion Easy – a combination from both of the previous models.” The…

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Stark & Greensmith joins forces with Provender Nurseries as first UK stockist for new architectural laser cut panels

Dec 7, 2016

Stark & Greensmith, which produces laser cut architectural fence panels and garden screens for domestic and commercial use, has teamed up with Provender Nurseries at the Landscape Centre in Swanley, Kent, the respected horticultural trade wholesaler. Stark & Greensmith, an award-winning British product design studio, has installed a 12m long permanent display of its laser cut panels within Provender’s Display Glasshouse for trade and retail customers to visit, to understand the visual impact of the screens in a physical setting.  The full range of Stark & Greensmith’s products is now on sale at Provender Nurseries.  The partnership was announced at…

Natural Paving

Natural Paving Products reveals new products for 2017

Dec 7, 2016

Building on its established ranges and launching a number of brand new products, Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd is encouraging customers to order its 2017 brochure for their first chance to see its new offering.   Available in January, the brochure showcases the company’s entire range of products, as well as useful information about installation best practice and technical specification guidance. Professionally presented with a large variety of inspirational in-situ photography, the new brochure provides the perfect reference for all landscaping projects.   One of the biggest areas of expansion for 2017 is in the company’s range of Italian vitrified…

Aralia

Aralia wins ‘Best Landscape Design Specialists UK’

Dec 7, 2016

Aralia has announced that it has been awarded best ‘Landscape Design Specialists UK’ by the new Interior Design Awards 2017. The 2017 Interior Design Awards have been newly introduced to honour those companies and individuals who have taken every challenge head on, putting their heart and soul into their work and creating a solid client base. Aralia are thrilled to have been selected for this prestigious new award. www.aralia.org.uk

ICL

New products and rewards for ICL at BTME

Dec 7, 2016

ICL will be launching a number of exciting new products and showcasing an increased portfolio of qualifying products and new rewards in their Turf Rewards loyalty scheme for 2017 on stand B54 at BTME in January. A new range of H2Pro performance led wetting agents designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern turf manager will be of particular interest to visitors. Utilising advanced polymer and surfactant technology, the new range of three specialist wetting agents; TriSmart, FlowSmart and AquaSmart have been carefully formulated and tested to achieve better control of moisture management. Supported by research and backed by…