December 20, 2014

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Parks Alliance comment on announcement of local authority cuts -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Green-tech unveils its Christmas Number One -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Quadron and volunteers bring the countryside to hospital patients -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Love the Plot You’ve Got launches at 2015 show -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Start the New Year off with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’ -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradstone launches porcelain paving collection in response to consumer demand for contemporary design -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CED Stone Group donates advent calendars to local foodbanks -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bradwell’s Jacqui wins prestigious landscape architect award -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Six students win horticultural scholarships -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Countess Mountbatten of Burma helps plant Centenary Garden in Somerset -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden to benefit from £170k visitor and education centre -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Government announces another £2.3m of support for Kew Gardens -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KW001 Alton: Lord Mayor Treloar Japanese Knotweed Removal Works 2015 -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Grass Group appoint new Northern Area Sales Manager -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AVS Fencing Supplies raise £8000 for Charity -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great Garden Design with the Society of Garden Designers -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MP replies to letter regarding budget cuts at Kew for 2016 -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Glendale provides help for green-fingered locals -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pellenc keeps it quiet at The Royal Automobile Club -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grounds maintenance services – Stornoway -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Parks Alliance comment on announcement of local authority cuts

    Parks Alliance warns of danger facing parks following announcement of new local authority cuts Further Council cuts will severely damage many parks says the Parks Alliance. “Yesterday’s announcement of further Council cuts will severely damage the quality of public parks across England and Wales” says Mark Camley, Chair of The Parks Alliance, the national voice of UK parks. “We must protect the public parks at the heart of our life and culture. These cuts put at risk a crucial part of our social and physical infrastructure that are used day-in, day-out bringing huge health, social and environmental benefits.” Full details…

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    Green-tech unveils its Christmas Number One

    The talented singers/songwriters that all year round hide their talents under their Mona Plantsava’s, have unveiled their dead-cert for a landscaping Christmas number one. With their unique twist on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, the team gathered together and in fine voice, warbled their way through the performance; to be declared by the critics brilliant” and “excellent”. The Christmas video which was unveiled on the social media channels this week has created a storm and a wave of appreciation has rippled through the landscaping industry.  The use of props was particularly inspiring and a special mention to Mrs Rachel Kay…

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    Quadron and volunteers bring the countryside to hospital patients

    Young patients at Ward 24 of Wexham Park Hospital, Slough couldn’t believe their eyes when a flock of sheep arrived outside their window in November. The five sheep, which are made of wood, complete a new garden outside one of the Hospital’s paediatric wards and complete a project which brought together the hospital’s grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron Services, Slough Business Community Partnership and corporate volunteers from brand activation company, N2O. The project began in July 2014 when Wexham Park Volunteer Manager, Mike Stone, met with Quadron Development Manager, Andrew Kauffman, and N2O Office Manager, Susan Brewer to discuss corporate volunteering…

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    Love the Plot You’ve Got launches at 2015 show

    Would-be gardeners looking to transform neglected outdoor spaces can seek inspiration from the Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) when it launches its ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ campaign at The Edible Garden and Good Life Live show in London next year. Taking place March 20-22 and perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing season, the show is packed with not-to-be-missed exhibits including inspiring talks from some of the gardening world’s top experts, while famous chefs will offer chic ideas for conjuring yummy, healthy meals from plot to plate in the Cook it! area. The new lifestyle event, Good Life…

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    Start the New Year off with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’

    What better way to start off the new year than to join friends and colleagues from across the nursery stock industry at Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’, which takes place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 January 2015 at JCB Global Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Covering a variety of current and relevant industry topics, the event also features a tour of the JCB factory providing a fascinating insight into the production of these machines and vehicles. To spread the Christmas cheer we have extended the advance booking rate to 7 January 2015 so sign up now to ensure your place….

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Parks Alliance comment on announcement of local authority cuts

Dec 19, 2014

Parks Alliance warns of danger facing parks following announcement of new local authority cuts Further Council cuts will severely damage many parks says the Parks Alliance. “Yesterday’s announcement of further Council cuts will severely damage the quality of public parks across England and Wales” says Mark Camley, Chair of The Parks Alliance, the national voice of UK parks. “We must protect the public parks at the heart of our life and culture. These cuts put at risk a crucial part of our social and physical infrastructure that are used day-in, day-out bringing huge health, social and environmental benefits.” Full details…

12 days still

Green-tech unveils its Christmas Number One

Dec 19, 2014

The talented singers/songwriters that all year round hide their talents under their Mona Plantsava’s, have unveiled their dead-cert for a landscaping Christmas number one. With their unique twist on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, the team gathered together and in fine voice, warbled their way through the performance; to be declared by the critics brilliant” and “excellent”. The Christmas video which was unveiled on the social media channels this week has created a storm and a wave of appreciation has rippled through the landscaping industry.  The use of props was particularly inspiring and a special mention to Mrs Rachel Kay…

IMG_9730a

Quadron and volunteers bring the countryside to hospital patients

Dec 19, 2014

Young patients at Ward 24 of Wexham Park Hospital, Slough couldn’t believe their eyes when a flock of sheep arrived outside their window in November. The five sheep, which are made of wood, complete a new garden outside one of the Hospital’s paediatric wards and complete a project which brought together the hospital’s grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron Services, Slough Business Community Partnership and corporate volunteers from brand activation company, N2O. The project began in July 2014 when Wexham Park Volunteer Manager, Mike Stone, met with Quadron Development Manager, Andrew Kauffman, and N2O Office Manager, Susan Brewer to discuss corporate volunteering…

lovetheplot2

Love the Plot You’ve Got launches at 2015 show

Dec 19, 2014

Would-be gardeners looking to transform neglected outdoor spaces can seek inspiration from the Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) when it launches its ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ campaign at The Edible Garden and Good Life Live show in London next year. Taking place March 20-22 and perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing season, the show is packed with not-to-be-missed exhibits including inspiring talks from some of the gardening world’s top experts, while famous chefs will offer chic ideas for conjuring yummy, healthy meals from plot to plate in the Cook it! area. The new lifestyle event, Good Life…

monty

Start the New Year off with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’

Dec 19, 2014

What better way to start off the new year than to join friends and colleagues from across the nursery stock industry at Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’, which takes place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 January 2015 at JCB Global Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Covering a variety of current and relevant industry topics, the event also features a tour of the JCB factory providing a fascinating insight into the production of these machines and vehicles. To spread the Christmas cheer we have extended the advance booking rate to 7 January 2015 so sign up now to ensure your place….

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Bradstone launches porcelain paving collection in response to consumer demand for contemporary design

Dec 18, 2014

Bradstone has launched Mode, a new porcelain paving collection offering a state of the art design choice for customers looking for the most contemporary of outdoor spaces. The high end porcelain paving range is available in large 600mm x 600mm pavers in two finishes; textured, or profiled, a stone-like appearance with added crystals for additional visual appeal. The textured finish is available in Beige, Shell, Dark Grey or Graphite, with the profiled finish available in Beige, Silver Grey, Dark Grey and Graphite. Fired at up to 1400°C, Mode has exceptional durability. Combined with a fine textured anti-slip finish, the new…

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CED Stone Group donates advent calendars to local foodbanks

Dec 18, 2014

Generally over the years, rather than sending Christmas cards within the workplace, CED Stone Group have collected donations for a charity chosen by the staff. This year was a little different as the chosen charity – suggested by Kerry-Anne Austin, our Logistics Administrator – was to donate advent calendars to local foodbanks. During November, a small gathering of celebrities endorsed an idea for the more fortunate to donate advent calendars to foodbanks, in bulk if possible, or maybe just an extra one included in the weekly shopping. The thought behind this was that it gives parents who have to use…

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Bradwell’s Jacqui wins prestigious landscape architect award

Dec 18, 2014

A postgraduate has won a major national landscape award. Writtle College Landscape Architecture postgraduate Jacqui Jobbins, of Bradwell, won the student dissertation category in this year’s Landscape Institute awards. She was also runner up in the President’s Award. Jacqui, who graduated this year with a Masters in Landscape Architecture, said: “It is a great honour and privilege to have won the student dissertation category. “Even more of an honour was being on Noel Farrer’s shortlist of three for his President’s Award.” Responding to the environmental and social challenges that face us in the twenty-first century, such as climate change and…

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Six students win horticultural scholarships

Dec 18, 2014

Following applications from many students, representing 18 colleges across the UK, six students have been awarded Student Scholarships by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). The standard of entries was particularly high this year, resulting in the horticultural charity electing to award six Student Scholarships of £1,000 instead of an intended five. The DCF is delighted to support the following students: Hannah Schlotter, Capel Manor College; Adam Ferguson, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise; Charlotte Bancroft, Merrist Wood College; James Hayley, Writtle College; and Lydia Mackay and Suzie Irlam, Pershore College. Capel Manor College student, Hannah Schlotter who is studying…

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma helps plant Centenary Garden in Somerset

Dec 17, 2014

This Christmas, The Royal British Legion is calling on the British public to keep the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War alive for future generations. Working in partnership with Ashridge Nurseries in Somerset on a project called Centenary Gardens, the Legion is encouraging the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations. Frances and Julian de Bosdari, owners of Ashridge Nurseries in Castle Cary gathered a supportive crowd including Countess Mountbatten of Burma to help them plant a…

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Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden to benefit from £170k visitor and education centre

Dec 17, 2014

A tourist attraction in Saffron Walden will soon benefit from a new £170,000 visitor and education centre thanks to a number of grants and community donations. The money has been raised for the centre within Bridge End Gardens, off Castle Street, after years of fundraising. John Bagley, of The Friends of Bridge End Gardens, said: “All visitors to the garden will benefit from the improved facilities provided by the centre, making visits more attractive and hospitable all year round.” Councillor Sandra Eden, mayor of Saffron Walden said: “This wonderful new centre will make a huge difference to this beautiful garden.”…

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Government announces another £2.3m of support for Kew Gardens

Dec 17, 2014

A further £2.3m to support research at Kew Gardens will be announced by the deputy prime minster today. The latest announcement from Nick Clegg comes three months after he said the Government would pledge £1.5m to continue to current level of funding for the Unesco world heritage site until at least April 2015. Previously the Royal Botanic Gardens faced a hole of £5m in its budget which could not be filled without the site losing a sixth of its staff, mostly in scientific areas. The additional funds mean the Royal Botanic Gardens is supported by the Government until April 2016…

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KW001 Alton: Lord Mayor Treloar Japanese Knotweed Removal Works 2015

Dec 17, 2014

Please scroll down for full details Threshold: Below OJEU Organisation: TEP on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency NUTS Code: Hampshire and Isle of Wight (UKJ3) Type: Contract notice Type of contract: Works – Array CPV Code: 77312000 Weed-clearance services 45112000 Excavating and earthmoving work Award criteria: Lowest price Published: Monday, December 15, 2014 Deadline: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 00:00 Tender ID: 1670693 Description The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Our vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places…

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The Grass Group appoint new Northern Area Sales Manager

Dec 17, 2014

The Grass Group have appointed Steven Satchwell as their Northern Area Sales Manager.  Steven’s appointment represents the ongoing growth of the Suffolk based machinery supplier and will see him manage the sales for the North of England and all of Scotland.  His responsibility will also extend to after sales, and dealer support, within that area. Steven has a comprehensive background of not only machinery, but also grounds maintenance.  His career to date has seen him working the ‘tools’ at Thomas Sherriff; helping with the course preparation for the Open Championship in 2013 at the prestigious Muirfield Golf Course in East…

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AVS Fencing Supplies raise £8000 for Charity

Dec 17, 2014

On Saturday 13th December, AVS Fencing Supplies played host to over 160 guests at the Selsdon Park Hotel in Surrey, for the first ever AVS Christmas Charity Ball. Generous customers, suppliers and staff of AVS dug deep to help raise £8000 for two very deserving charities; Macmillan Cancer Support and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, both of which were represented on the night. Tom Carter, of Macmillan said, ‘Donations make up 98% of Macmillan’s income, so events like this make a huge difference for us and the lives of the people we support. We are extremely thankful.’ Rockinghorse, Head of Fundraising, Analiese…

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Great Garden Design with the Society of Garden Designers

Dec 17, 2014

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) is pleased to introduce Great Garden Design – a showcase of more than 300 of the best garden designs of the last 10 years from some of their leading members. Authored by Ian Hodgson and published by Frances Lincoln on 5 March 2015, Great Garden Design is a survey of contemporary garden design showcasing the flair and innovation that the Society’s professional garden designers can bring to the smallest and most unpromising of plots. Comprising planting schemes, style guidance, practical insight and expert knowledge the book will inspire new ideas for every situation, taste,…

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12 days still

Green-tech unveils its Christmas Number One

The talented singers/songwriters that all year round hide their talents under their Mona Plantsava’s, have unveiled their dead-cert for a landscaping Christmas number one. With their unique twist on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, the team gathered together and in fine voice, warbled their way through the performance; to be declared by the critics brilliant” and “excellent”. The Christmas video which was unveiled on the social media channels this week has created a storm and a wave of appreciation has rippled through the landscaping industry.  The use of props was particularly inspiring and a special mention to Mrs Rachel Kay…

lovetheplot2

Love the Plot You’ve Got launches at 2015 show

Would-be gardeners looking to transform neglected outdoor spaces can seek inspiration from the Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) when it launches its ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ campaign at The Edible Garden and Good Life Live show in London next year. Taking place March 20-22 and perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing season, the show is packed with not-to-be-missed exhibits including inspiring talks from some of the gardening world’s top experts, while famous chefs will offer chic ideas for conjuring yummy, healthy meals from plot to plate in the Cook it! area. The new lifestyle event, Good Life…

monty

Start the New Year off with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’

What better way to start off the new year than to join friends and colleagues from across the nursery stock industry at Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’, which takes place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 January 2015 at JCB Global Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Covering a variety of current and relevant industry topics, the event also features a tour of the JCB factory providing a fascinating insight into the production of these machines and vehicles. To spread the Christmas cheer we have extended the advance booking rate to 7 January 2015 so sign up now to ensure your place….

bradstone

Bradstone launches porcelain paving collection in response to consumer demand for contemporary design

Bradstone has launched Mode, a new porcelain paving collection offering a state of the art design choice for customers looking for the most contemporary of outdoor spaces. The high end porcelain paving range is available in large 600mm x 600mm pavers in two finishes; textured, or profiled, a stone-like appearance with added crystals for additional visual appeal. The textured finish is available in Beige, Shell, Dark Grey or Graphite, with the profiled finish available in Beige, Silver Grey, Dark Grey and Graphite. Fired at up to 1400°C, Mode has exceptional durability. Combined with a fine textured anti-slip finish, the new…

CED

CED Stone Group donates advent calendars to local foodbanks

Generally over the years, rather than sending Christmas cards within the workplace, CED Stone Group have collected donations for a charity chosen by the staff. This year was a little different as the chosen charity – suggested by Kerry-Anne Austin, our Logistics Administrator – was to donate advent calendars to local foodbanks. During November, a small gathering of celebrities endorsed an idea for the more fortunate to donate advent calendars to foodbanks, in bulk if possible, or maybe just an extra one included in the weekly shopping. The thought behind this was that it gives parents who have to use…

mbs

Bradwell’s Jacqui wins prestigious landscape architect award

A postgraduate has won a major national landscape award. Writtle College Landscape Architecture postgraduate Jacqui Jobbins, of Bradwell, won the student dissertation category in this year’s Landscape Institute awards. She was also runner up in the President’s Award. Jacqui, who graduated this year with a Masters in Landscape Architecture, said: “It is a great honour and privilege to have won the student dissertation category. “Even more of an honour was being on Noel Farrer’s shortlist of three for his President’s Award.” Responding to the environmental and social challenges that face us in the twenty-first century, such as climate change and…

davecolegrove

Six students win horticultural scholarships

Following applications from many students, representing 18 colleges across the UK, six students have been awarded Student Scholarships by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). The standard of entries was particularly high this year, resulting in the horticultural charity electing to award six Student Scholarships of £1,000 instead of an intended five. The DCF is delighted to support the following students: Hannah Schlotter, Capel Manor College; Adam Ferguson, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise; Charlotte Bancroft, Merrist Wood College; James Hayley, Writtle College; and Lydia Mackay and Suzie Irlam, Pershore College. Capel Manor College student, Hannah Schlotter who is studying…

countess

Countess Mountbatten of Burma helps plant Centenary Garden in Somerset

This Christmas, The Royal British Legion is calling on the British public to keep the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War alive for future generations. Working in partnership with Ashridge Nurseries in Somerset on a project called Centenary Gardens, the Legion is encouraging the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations. Frances and Julian de Bosdari, owners of Ashridge Nurseries in Castle Cary gathered a supportive crowd including Countess Mountbatten of Burma to help them plant a…