February 9, 2016

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Ground Control raises over £1,000 for World Cancer Day -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hillier Nurseries to launch new flower in aid of The Silver Line charity at RHS Chelsea -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Glendale gives green light to new initiative -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Over half the trees selected for the Garden Bridge -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Scottish gin trail destination announces Walled Garden plans for 2016 -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Save the date for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016 -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Government technology drive stifles UK tree growing and threatens woodland security -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ben Jones joins the Swiss Garden team -

Monday, February 8, 2016

London Stone supports ethical project to stop child labour in India -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Wyevale garden centres announces first own brand compost range -

Monday, February 8, 2016

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh -

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SureSet and Harrington Porter -

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tickets to Gardening Scotland 2016 a Valentine’s Day treat -

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tender Opportunity – Remediation and Reclamation Project – Barrow Waterfront Business Park -

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Altrad Belle has exclusive offer for Pro Landscaper readers -

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tender Opportunity – Play Equipment Renewal – Barrowby Village -

Friday, February 5, 2016

Q&S celebrates as Green Park scoops The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark -

Friday, February 5, 2016

Joe Swift is the People’s Choice at the SGD Awards -

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartley Botanic donates glasshouse to Horatio’s Garden -

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tender Opportunity – Market Place Public Realms Hard Landscape – Leicester -

Friday, February 5, 2016

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    Ground Control raises over £1,000 for World Cancer Day

    Award-winning commercial grounds maintenance contractor Ground Control has raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. The company’s staff came to work dressed as super heroes and Disney characters in aid World Cancer Day on Thursday, 4 February 2016. Ground Control raised a total of £1,600 which is a new fundraising record for the company, including £153 sponsorship for Marcus Watson, managing director, to dress up as Captain America. Money was also raised from Unity Bands, cakes, sweets, bingo and raffle tickets and staff also took part in ‘how many marshmallows can you fit in your mouth’ game, won by Dan…

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    Hillier Nurseries to launch new flower in aid of The Silver Line charity at RHS Chelsea

    Hillier Nurseries has announced that it will be introducing the Lavandula ‘Silver Line’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 in aid of The Silver Line Charity. The new lavender will be planted within the Sarah Eberle designed ‘Hillier in Springtime’ exhibit in Chelsea’s Great Pavilion. It will be officially launched by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, founder of The Silver Line charity, on the show’s press day. The Silver Line charity operates the only national, free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It receives…

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    Glendale gives green light to new initiative

    Glendale, which specialises in the management and maintenance of the green environment, has joined industry led initiative The 5% Club, showcasing its commitment to the next generation. The scheme is designed to get the UK’s public and private sector companies to commit to having 5 per cent of its total workforce as apprentices, sponsored students or graduates within five years. Joining this new initiative enhances Glendale’s current commitment to its employees’ future as well as providing opportunities for many more young people. Glendale is one of many businesses in the country who have pledged to tackle both the chronic skills…

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    Over half the trees selected for the Garden Bridge

    The Garden Bridge planting team is well on the way to selecting all the trees needed for the project. Following a successful trip to Northern Germany and Bedfordshire in autumn 2015 the team revisited the nurseries to finalise previously chosen trees and to select 144 trees out of the 270 needed for the Bridge. The tagging team was made up of the Bridge’s garden designer Dan Pearson, planting contractor Willerby Landscapes who will help transport, acclimatise and plant the trees on the Bridge, and lead designer Arup. Deepdale Trees were also present on the trip. Deepdale is an award winning…

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    Scottish gin trail destination announces Walled Garden plans for 2016

    Gordon Castle near Fochabers, one of the recently announced Scottish Gin Trail destinations, has released details of the next phase of its Walled Garden restoration, designed by leading garden designer Arne Maynard. As winter sets in, the 8.5 acre Speyside Walled Garden, one of the oldest and largest in the country and the source of the botanicals used in Gordon Castle Scotland Gin, ‘goes to sleep’. The gardening team take this opportunity to make preparations for spring, a busy time in the garden’s year. The construction of eight pear tunnels has begun and although the tunnels will all be up…

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Ground Control raises over £1,000 for World Cancer Day

Feb 8, 2016

Award-winning commercial grounds maintenance contractor Ground Control has raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. The company’s staff came to work dressed as super heroes and Disney characters in aid World Cancer Day on Thursday, 4 February 2016. Ground Control raised a total of £1,600 which is a new fundraising record for the company, including £153 sponsorship for Marcus Watson, managing director, to dress up as Captain America. Money was also raised from Unity Bands, cakes, sweets, bingo and raffle tickets and staff also took part in ‘how many marshmallows can you fit in your mouth’ game, won by Dan…

hillier lavandula

Hillier Nurseries to launch new flower in aid of The Silver Line charity at RHS Chelsea

Feb 8, 2016

Hillier Nurseries has announced that it will be introducing the Lavandula ‘Silver Line’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 in aid of The Silver Line Charity. The new lavender will be planted within the Sarah Eberle designed ‘Hillier in Springtime’ exhibit in Chelsea’s Great Pavilion. It will be officially launched by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, founder of The Silver Line charity, on the show’s press day. The Silver Line charity operates the only national, free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It receives…

Glendale

Glendale gives green light to new initiative

Feb 8, 2016

Glendale, which specialises in the management and maintenance of the green environment, has joined industry led initiative The 5% Club, showcasing its commitment to the next generation. The scheme is designed to get the UK’s public and private sector companies to commit to having 5 per cent of its total workforce as apprentices, sponsored students or graduates within five years. Joining this new initiative enhances Glendale’s current commitment to its employees’ future as well as providing opportunities for many more young people. Glendale is one of many businesses in the country who have pledged to tackle both the chronic skills…

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Over half the trees selected for the Garden Bridge

Feb 8, 2016

The Garden Bridge planting team is well on the way to selecting all the trees needed for the project. Following a successful trip to Northern Germany and Bedfordshire in autumn 2015 the team revisited the nurseries to finalise previously chosen trees and to select 144 trees out of the 270 needed for the Bridge. The tagging team was made up of the Bridge’s garden designer Dan Pearson, planting contractor Willerby Landscapes who will help transport, acclimatise and plant the trees on the Bridge, and lead designer Arup. Deepdale Trees were also present on the trip. Deepdale is an award winning…

oldfruittree

Scottish gin trail destination announces Walled Garden plans for 2016

Feb 8, 2016

Gordon Castle near Fochabers, one of the recently announced Scottish Gin Trail destinations, has released details of the next phase of its Walled Garden restoration, designed by leading garden designer Arne Maynard. As winter sets in, the 8.5 acre Speyside Walled Garden, one of the oldest and largest in the country and the source of the botanicals used in Gordon Castle Scotland Gin, ‘goes to sleep’. The gardening team take this opportunity to make preparations for spring, a busy time in the garden’s year. The construction of eight pear tunnels has begun and although the tunnels will all be up…

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Save the date for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016

Feb 8, 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (20 – 24 July) returns to Cheshire’s s 1,000-acre deer park for its eighteenth year, with a host of displays and new features for the perfect summer day out. Some of the highlights at this year’s show include a new Evolution Gardens category, all new Talks Theatre in the Floral Marquee where you can garner advice from the likes of gardening expert and TV personality Carol Klein, and The Vineyard, an area dedicated to tastings and English wine heritage. Art takes to the fore as a curated collection of sculptures surround…

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Government technology drive stifles UK tree growing and threatens woodland security

Feb 8, 2016

Despite promises to improve the amount of woodland cover and tree planting in the UK, the amount of new planting in England has dropped from 3,300 hectares in 2013-14 to 2,400 hectares in 2014-15 and unconfirmed analysis of 2015-16 suggests that this figure could drop to as low as 1,600 hectares. This potential 50% drop in three years has angered growers who now face the alarming prospect of dumping trees which they have been growing to fulfil predicted grant orders which have not materialised. UK tree growers constantly face an uncertain market and threats from potentially devastating new pests and…

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Ben Jones joins the Swiss Garden team

Feb 8, 2016

Ben Jones has joined as head gardener at The Swiss Garden at The Shuttleworth Collection, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire . He has taken up this new post, created as part of the next phase of the ongoing restoration and development of the garden, which will focus on bringing out more of the Regency features of the garden with more emphasis on using period plants and planting style. Formerly manager of a Mediterranean Garden at a Sicilian cookery school, Ben will head up the existing team, including a group of local volunteers, who work on the garden. He commented: “Horticulture has always…

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London Stone supports ethical project to stop child labour in India

Feb 8, 2016

The managing director of London Stone Steven Walley has announced that the company is supporting an ethical project in India. The goal of the project is to create child labour free zones in the sandstone cobble producing areas of Rajasthan. London Stone will be working with non-governmental organisations on the ground in India along with Stoneasy, a Belgium Stone importer. The project will deliver real results in getting children back into school. London Stone is starting a 6 month campaign to raise awareness of the good work that’s been done on the ground in India. The company will be running…

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Wyevale garden centres announces first own brand compost range

Feb 8, 2016

Wyevale garden centres, the UK’s largest garden centre retailer, has announced a new range of own brand compost now on sale in centres nationwide. Wyevale garden centres has partnered with Bord na Móna UK to supply a range of 19 varieties of growing media and soil improvers which went on sale in January 2016 with prices starting from £4.99. The range comprises peat and peat-free formulas including multipurpose and specialist blends, developed to offer customers a choice of products with a sufficient range and depth to satisfy every gardener’s horticultural needs. To coincide with the launch, Wyevale garden centres has…

Royal Botanic

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Feb 7, 2016

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh tell us what’s coming up this spring: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 February – 6 March. 11am – 12.30pm. £5. Age 14+ The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has a fascinating collection of specialist snowdrops. Join a Garden Guide on a walk to discover the collection. The walks are being held as part of this year’s Scottish Snowdrop Festival, supported by Visit Scotland. Find out more For a more varied collection of snowdrops, Dawyck Botanic Garden is also participating in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Why not enjoy a day trip to Dawyck to see the…

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SureSet and Harrington Porter

Feb 7, 2016

SureSet announces a new addition to its Approved Installers: SureSet is delighted to welcome Fulham based Harrington Porter Landscapes to their nationwide network of Approved Installers. Co-owned by Chris Harrington and James Porter, Harrington Porter operate from charming premises on New King’s Road, combining their office and  a shop brimming with inspiring ideas for garden design. Potential and existing clients are encouraged to drop in for a coffee, advice and view their wide range of paving, trellising, artificial grass, pots and plants they offer. As one of London’s leading garden design and build companies, the expert team of 24 at Harrington…

Gardening Scotland

Tickets to Gardening Scotland 2016 a Valentine’s Day treat

Feb 6, 2016

Gardening Scotland, the country’s national gardening and outdoor living show, will be taking place from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh. The three day event is the biggest plant fair in Scotland, promising to provide everything from an abundance of plants, tools, equipment, garden furniture and inspiration to make a garden grow. To encourage visitors, Gardening Scotland is suggesting tickets to the event would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, saying: “What could be more romantic than giving your heart’s desire the opportunity to see the most beautiful floral fair in the country?”…

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Tender Opportunity – Remediation and Reclamation Project – Barrow Waterfront Business Park

Feb 6, 2016

Cumbria County Council Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications. Closing date: 04 March 2016 Contract summary Industry Construction and Real Estate Location of contract North West Value of contract (£) £4,000,000 Published date 29 January 2016 Closing date 04 March 2016 Contract start date 30 June 2016 Contract end date 31 March 2017 Description An Invitation to Tender (ITT) has now been issued for the Barrow Waterfront Business Park Project managed by Cumbria County Council. The total tender…

Altrad Belle

Altrad Belle has exclusive offer for Pro Landscaper readers

Feb 5, 2016

Altrad Belle, as part of Europe’s largest wheelbarrow manufacture, has now provided an innovative solution for all landscapers and contractors with their Belle Warrior Wheelbarrow which features: Indestructible High Density Polyethylene 100 litre Tray offers low noise loading of bricks and other materials and is ideal for urban use where noise can be a problem, as well as facilitating a quick & easier cleaning of usually stubborn materials such as concrete and asphalt Ergo metrically designed, this wheelbarrow meets the build profile of the UK contractor by having an adjustable wheel plate for better balance, thus preventing common “back stain” Heavy…