April 25, 2015

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King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court is to get a new garden promoting women’s health -

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ground Control wins Gold honour at the RoSPA Awards -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Three New Dealers for Etesia UK -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tale Valley Nursery bring Momentum children’s charity garden to Chelsea -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gold success for 2015 Harrogate show gardens -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Perfect watering by design -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mary Berry to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show in June -

Friday, April 24, 2015

A seminar with Amanda Patton at Barcham Trees -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Embroidery designer creates banners for Magna Carta Garden at Chelsea -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New high-quality viola plant range from Earley Ornamentals -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Entries for Japan Garden & Flower Show 2015 are now open -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Now available from Fargro Amenity Online – Roundup ProVantage 480 -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Schiller welcome new regional sales manager for the south -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pavement shifting is a thing of the past for Southwark Council thanks to Tobermore -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shedding New Light on Science and Sustainability -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

House hunters ruled by heart over head says TrustMark -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nursery supports Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Green-tech announced as a top 50 company -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dickies presents new Spring range -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kubota appoint new key Account Manager -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • King garden

    King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court is to get a new garden promoting women’s health

    The palace where women were once sentenced to death is to feature a garden designed by a Bickley woman. Henry the VIII, who beheaded two of his wives, would never have dreamt that one day a garden would be built in his court to raise awareness for women’s well-being. A garden designer from Bickley, Wendy Von Buren, is part of the team working to design the new summer garden at Hampton Court. The new addition to the world-renowned Hampton Court gardens has been especially designed to symbolise the work of charity Wellbeing of Women. Panels of flowers cast in concrete…

  • makita

    Makita expands petrol grounds maintenance range

    Makita continues to expand its petrol engine range of grounds maintenance, landscaping and gardening equipment for horticulture and grounds maintenance operators. The three new machines are the 4-stroke PLM4817 mulching lawnmower which has a 48cm width of cut; the 2-stroke ER2600L, clean emissions, bent-shaft linetrimmer and the powerful PM7651H back-pack mist blower designed for efficient delivery of chemical fungicides for tree and brassica crops. The new Makita PLM4817 push-type lawn mower is powered by a 140cc 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton 500E engine that meets all emissions regulations with low running costs and low noise output. This easy-start engine drives the…

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    Ground Control wins Gold honour at the RoSPA Awards

      Ground Control is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal Award, after receiving 5 consecutive Gold Awards. The Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 16. As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident…

  • etesia

    Three New Dealers for Etesia UK

      Etesia continues to spread its wings to every corner of the UK after announcing another three dealers to its growing network. Specialists in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market, Etesia’s extensive range of products are in high demand. It is for this reason that the company’s vast dealer network continues to grow. From the UK to Ireland, Etesia dealers are providing their customers with innovative solutions to their landscaping requirements. Midlands Grounds Machinery (MGM), based in Solihull, will be Etesia UK’s recognised dealer for the West Midlands area. Offering professional support, sales…

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    Tale Valley Nursery bring Momentum children’s charity garden to Chelsea

    The Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames and supporting children with cancer in Surrey and South West London, is thrilled to have a dedicated garden in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May. Gardens and outside spaces have always featured greatly in Momentum’s work, with the charity having designed and constructed several hospital play areas for sick children (including special areas for oncology patients). In conjunction with former Gold Medal winners Tale Valley Nursery, the Momentum Garden at Chelsea, sponsored by Chartridge Developments Ltd, will feature a beautiful willow sculpture representing a Momentum family…

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King garden

King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court is to get a new garden promoting women’s health

Apr 25, 2015

The palace where women were once sentenced to death is to feature a garden designed by a Bickley woman. Henry the VIII, who beheaded two of his wives, would never have dreamt that one day a garden would be built in his court to raise awareness for women’s well-being. A garden designer from Bickley, Wendy Von Buren, is part of the team working to design the new summer garden at Hampton Court. The new addition to the world-renowned Hampton Court gardens has been especially designed to symbolise the work of charity Wellbeing of Women. Panels of flowers cast in concrete…

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Ground Control wins Gold honour at the RoSPA Awards

Apr 24, 2015

  Ground Control is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal Award, after receiving 5 consecutive Gold Awards. The Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 16. As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident…

etesia

Three New Dealers for Etesia UK

Apr 24, 2015

  Etesia continues to spread its wings to every corner of the UK after announcing another three dealers to its growing network. Specialists in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market, Etesia’s extensive range of products are in high demand. It is for this reason that the company’s vast dealer network continues to grow. From the UK to Ireland, Etesia dealers are providing their customers with innovative solutions to their landscaping requirements. Midlands Grounds Machinery (MGM), based in Solihull, will be Etesia UK’s recognised dealer for the West Midlands area. Offering professional support, sales…

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Tale Valley Nursery bring Momentum children’s charity garden to Chelsea

Apr 24, 2015

The Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames and supporting children with cancer in Surrey and South West London, is thrilled to have a dedicated garden in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May. Gardens and outside spaces have always featured greatly in Momentum’s work, with the charity having designed and constructed several hospital play areas for sick children (including special areas for oncology patients). In conjunction with former Gold Medal winners Tale Valley Nursery, the Momentum Garden at Chelsea, sponsored by Chartridge Developments Ltd, will feature a beautiful willow sculpture representing a Momentum family…

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Gold success for 2015 Harrogate show gardens

Apr 24, 2015

Four stunning Show Gardens have clinched coveted Gold Awards at the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. There are 12 gardens along The Avenue, with more large-scale professional designs this year to wow visitors, plus three Community Spirit entries. Themes include a bubbling waterside garden, a writer’s retreat and a ‘take home’ design for a small space. Nature also features strongly among the designs including a wildlife haven and a community plot promoting nature’s healing powers. Gold Awards in the Professional Category went to: Sheffield-based Bestall & Co Landscape Design, who also won Best in Show, for Perennial Embrace, a modern…

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Perfect watering by design

Apr 24, 2015

A nursery and garden centre recently asked SCH (Supplies) Ltd to design and build three plant and tree watering units. They wanted the units to be used for their newly planted seed beds and young trees. In order to protect delicate branches and vines that may overhang the area to be watered, the units were designed to be low to the ground rather than upright. They can also be used to apply liquid feed or fertilizer. The 400 litre capacity units are supplied with a petrol powered pump as well as six meters of three-quarter inch hose with an on/off…

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Mary Berry to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show in June

Apr 24, 2015

The Queen of British baking Mary Berry will indulge in her other great passion for gardening by opening this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show. The much anticipated three-day event is set to return to the Oxfordshire stately home from 19-21 June to showcase the very best of gardening in the UK. At the heart of the show will be a 25,000 square foot Grand Floral Marquee featuring over 40 stunning floral displays and a huge selection of plants from the UK’s finest nurseries at special event prices. Elsewhere visitors can take a walk around the inspiring show gardens displaying breath-taking…

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A seminar with Amanda Patton at Barcham Trees

Apr 24, 2015

A FREE seminar with Amanda Patton, 9th June at Barcham Trees, 11am-3am As a practising artist Amanda Patton uses the principles and elements of art in designing gardens. And while principles, such as composition, determine the form of a garden, it is the elements of art which provide the mood. This then forms the basis of her lecture which will show how a garden’s atmosphere can be enhanced through a knowledge of colour theory including hue, value and saturation and how texture, harmony and contrast can be applied to garden and planting design. Unlike in art, however, in a garden setting…

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Embroidery designer creates banners for Magna Carta Garden at Chelsea

Apr 23, 2015

Magna Carta Embroidery designer has created two Heraldic Banners for the Magna Carta Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Rhoda Nevins, the creator of the 12-panel Magna Carta Embroidery project to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta has designed two banners for the Magna Carta Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Five times Chelsea Flower Show award winners Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour of A Touch of France Garden Design are designing the Magna Carta garden. “It is such an honour to have been asked to contribute to A Touch of France’s…

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New high-quality viola plant range from Earley Ornamentals

Apr 23, 2015

Leading independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals, has developed and launched its own high-quality range of viola called Viola Vibrante F1. This, along with the other new additions to the comprehensive Earley Viola range, offers an excellent commercial choice for 2015/16. Developed, trialled and laboratory tested for class leading quality, reliability and performance at Earley’s state-of-the-art 12-acre site near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Viola Vibrante F1 produces showy medium to large flowers and is available in a mixture of 20 vibrant colours, including popular bicolours. Excellent for pack or pot production it has a naturally compact habit with…

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Entries for Japan Garden & Flower Show 2015 are now open

Apr 23, 2015

Designers applications for the Japan Garden & Flower Show 2015 are now available. Calling all, passionate garden designers, horticulturalists, flower artists and industry experts, the organisers are pleased to announce that the Japan Garden and Flower Show will be held once again in October 2015. They are accepting applications for a brand new category with a trade show atmosphere entitled ‘International Residential Garden’ category. It aims to showcase more than 40 gardens in cooperation with designers from more than 30 countries under the theme of ‘My Country, My Culture’. The details includes Design Guideline, Schedule, Design Fees, Construction and Applicaiton…

Fargro

Now available from Fargro Amenity Online – Roundup ProVantage 480

Apr 23, 2015

Roundup ProVantage is Fargro’s latest amenity glyphosate product setting new and improved standards for the market. Continuing from the innovation of Roundup ProBio, this new high load formulation contains 480gai/l. The highest levels of technical specification are built into Roundup ProVantage, addressing many of the vital stewardship aspects vital for modern glyphosate applications. Roundup Product Stewardship Product stewardship encompasses a range of activities from the responsible development of new formulations right through to supporting their usage, their users, their suppliers and others as may be required. This support doesn’t stop after a product is introduced but continues throughout its life…

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Schiller welcome new regional sales manager for the south

Apr 23, 2015

  He joins Schiller from the Kramp Group and brings over thirty years of experience in the sector, having previously been an Area Business Manager at Husqvarna where he was responsible for looking after dealer accounts. He takes over from Richard Jackson who, though retiring, will retain a part-time role with the company, as Regional Sales Manager for the North of the country. Malcolm sees the new role as both challenging and potentially rewarding with a territory south of Manchester comprising a wide range of dealers of all sizes and industry expertise. He will in future be working closely with…

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Pavement shifting is a thing of the past for Southwark Council thanks to Tobermore

Apr 23, 2015

The London Borough of Southwark is an incredibly busy area within Inner London, boasting some of the city’s greatest landmarks and tourist attractions such as Tower Bridge, London Bridge, The Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, to name a few. Inevitably, the area experiences heavy vehicular traffic as well as a high number of pedestrians on a daily basis. In recent years, Southwark Council encountered issues with pavement shifting due to the heavy usage and the traditional 200x100mm paving products previously installed. These products did not possess optimum interlocking capabilities, so with regular rainfall, the sub-base became saturated. Over time…

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Shedding New Light on Science and Sustainability

Apr 23, 2015

Conceptual Gardens inspired by the International Year of Light to feature at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22 – 26 July) ‘Quantum of Light’ by Leon Davis Three gardens at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (22-26 July) will champion the International Year of Light (IYL), which was set up by the United Nations (UN) to highlight the vital role light plays in providing solutions to global challenges. As well as being a big part of our daily lives, light has revolutionized medicine, connected the world through the internet and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic…

TrustMark

House hunters ruled by heart over head says TrustMark

Apr 23, 2015

‘Love at first sight’ buyers spend thousands on unplanned maintenance costs TrustMark offers a ‘Reality Check’ on properties 72% don’t consider a mature garden Passions have always run high when it comes to choosing a home but new research released today shows that letting your heart rule your head could end up costing thousands in unplanned maintenance costs. New research from TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed ‘find a tradesman’ scheme for all trades in and around the home, has revealed what house hunters look out for – and what they don’t look out for – when viewing a potential home. Worryingly, a significant majority of homebuyers would not consider…

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King garden

King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court is to get a new garden promoting women’s health

The palace where women were once sentenced to death is to feature a garden designed by a Bickley woman. Henry the VIII, who beheaded two of his wives, would never have dreamt that one day a garden would be built in his court to raise awareness for women’s well-being. A garden designer from Bickley, Wendy Von Buren, is part of the team working to design the new summer garden at Hampton Court. The new addition to the world-renowned Hampton Court gardens has been especially designed to symbolise the work of charity Wellbeing of Women. Panels of flowers cast in concrete…

makita

Makita expands petrol grounds maintenance range

Makita continues to expand its petrol engine range of grounds maintenance, landscaping and gardening equipment for horticulture and grounds maintenance operators. The three new machines are the 4-stroke PLM4817 mulching lawnmower which has a 48cm width of cut; the 2-stroke ER2600L, clean emissions, bent-shaft linetrimmer and the powerful PM7651H back-pack mist blower designed for efficient delivery of chemical fungicides for tree and brassica crops. The new Makita PLM4817 push-type lawn mower is powered by a 140cc 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton 500E engine that meets all emissions regulations with low running costs and low noise output. This easy-start engine drives the…

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Ground Control wins Gold honour at the RoSPA Awards

  Ground Control is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal Award, after receiving 5 consecutive Gold Awards. The Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL London on June 16. As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident…

etesia

Three New Dealers for Etesia UK

  Etesia continues to spread its wings to every corner of the UK after announcing another three dealers to its growing network. Specialists in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market, Etesia’s extensive range of products are in high demand. It is for this reason that the company’s vast dealer network continues to grow. From the UK to Ireland, Etesia dealers are providing their customers with innovative solutions to their landscaping requirements. Midlands Grounds Machinery (MGM), based in Solihull, will be Etesia UK’s recognised dealer for the West Midlands area. Offering professional support, sales…

Untitled

Tale Valley Nursery bring Momentum children’s charity garden to Chelsea

The Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames and supporting children with cancer in Surrey and South West London, is thrilled to have a dedicated garden in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May. Gardens and outside spaces have always featured greatly in Momentum’s work, with the charity having designed and constructed several hospital play areas for sick children (including special areas for oncology patients). In conjunction with former Gold Medal winners Tale Valley Nursery, the Momentum Garden at Chelsea, sponsored by Chartridge Developments Ltd, will feature a beautiful willow sculpture representing a Momentum family…

Showgarden

Gold success for 2015 Harrogate show gardens

Four stunning Show Gardens have clinched coveted Gold Awards at the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. There are 12 gardens along The Avenue, with more large-scale professional designs this year to wow visitors, plus three Community Spirit entries. Themes include a bubbling waterside garden, a writer’s retreat and a ‘take home’ design for a small space. Nature also features strongly among the designs including a wildlife haven and a community plot promoting nature’s healing powers. Gold Awards in the Professional Category went to: Sheffield-based Bestall & Co Landscape Design, who also won Best in Show, for Perennial Embrace, a modern…

water2

Perfect watering by design

A nursery and garden centre recently asked SCH (Supplies) Ltd to design and build three plant and tree watering units. They wanted the units to be used for their newly planted seed beds and young trees. In order to protect delicate branches and vines that may overhang the area to be watered, the units were designed to be low to the ground rather than upright. They can also be used to apply liquid feed or fertilizer. The 400 litre capacity units are supplied with a petrol powered pump as well as six meters of three-quarter inch hose with an on/off…

Untitled

Mary Berry to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show in June

The Queen of British baking Mary Berry will indulge in her other great passion for gardening by opening this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show. The much anticipated three-day event is set to return to the Oxfordshire stately home from 19-21 June to showcase the very best of gardening in the UK. At the heart of the show will be a 25,000 square foot Grand Floral Marquee featuring over 40 stunning floral displays and a huge selection of plants from the UK’s finest nurseries at special event prices. Elsewhere visitors can take a walk around the inspiring show gardens displaying breath-taking…