August 27, 2016

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The Queen is looking for an experienced groundsmen -

Friday, August 26, 2016

Marshalls profit surpassing £25m after first-half -

Friday, August 26, 2016

BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication has started -

Friday, August 26, 2016

Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna -

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mitie raises funds for school using hanging baskets -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Capability Brown’s Account Book on display -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Toon Ebben opens Plantarium 2016 -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Counties appoint new head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Envirocare Maintenance Solutions Awarded RoSPA Gold Medal Award -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Astilbe wins ‘Best Novelty’ at Plantarium 2016 -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Capel Students celebrate rightfully -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wilkinsons Sword’s Ultralight Range well received -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

eFIG’s Working Christmas Trees Week coming soon -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Godfreys dealership changes announced -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Royal Horticultural Society seeks creative minds -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Disused walled garden to undergo transformation -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

St James’s Park comes alive with Meadowmat -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How to hide manhole covers and drains -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aura Landscapes named in ‘Small Biz 100’ -

Monday, August 22, 2016

  • groundsmen

    The Queen is looking for an experienced groundsmen

    Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a lawn specialist to maintain the gardens at Buckingham Palace “an exceptional standard.” The starting salary for the job is £16,500 per year, plus benefits, with a 15% non-contributory pension scheme. The position houses you, for which there is a salary adjustment, and you also have your meals provided for you. The job is full time, 5 days a week, Monday to Sunday. “Joining this small team of qualified gardeners, you will help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional standard,” the…

  • Marshalls

    Marshalls profit surpassing £25m after first-half

    Marshalls have surpassed the £25m mark for First-half pre-tax profit. The Elland-based company’s chief executive, Martyn Coffey, has said recent economic uncertainty has not impacted trading to date. He has enjoyed a strong start to the year as profit before tax soared by 21 percent to £21.5m in the six months to 30th June 2016. Another statistic climbing is revenues, as they have risen by 2 percent to £202.4m. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) also rose to £32.4m in the first-half, up 9 per cent from £29.7m a year ago. Commenting on these results, Martyn Coffey, Chief…

  • awards

    BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication has started

    BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication started on Tuesday the 23rd of August at the Landscape House and lasted three days. The BALI National Landscape Awards were first introduced in 1976 and are held once a year to recognise BALI members who have demonstrated outstandingly high standards of professionalism and skill in the accomplishment of a wide variety of landscape schemes. The range of categories for the awards are very widely ranged, making sure that every part of the landscaping industry is recognised, from the individual designer and domestic contractor to the largest multi-location company working in the commercial arena. To…

  • husqvarna

    Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna

    Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

  • Mitie

    Mitie raises funds for school using hanging baskets

    Mitie Landscapes partners with Vodafone HQ team at Newbury on a ‘make your own hanging basket day’, raising over £2,000 for the Avenue School – a special needs academy. The Avenue School is a special needs academy for boys and girls ages 2 – 19 years old, these students have complex special educational needs. An event was hosted for the school, sponsored by Vodafone UK and Mitie Landscapes along with other Mitie service providers. The event that was ran last month gave the staff at Vodafone and visitors the opportunity to get involved in creating their very own hanging basket…

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groundsmen

The Queen is looking for an experienced groundsmen

Aug 26, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a lawn specialist to maintain the gardens at Buckingham Palace “an exceptional standard.” The starting salary for the job is £16,500 per year, plus benefits, with a 15% non-contributory pension scheme. The position houses you, for which there is a salary adjustment, and you also have your meals provided for you. The job is full time, 5 days a week, Monday to Sunday. “Joining this small team of qualified gardeners, you will help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional standard,” the…

Marshalls

Marshalls profit surpassing £25m after first-half

Aug 26, 2016

Marshalls have surpassed the £25m mark for First-half pre-tax profit. The Elland-based company’s chief executive, Martyn Coffey, has said recent economic uncertainty has not impacted trading to date. He has enjoyed a strong start to the year as profit before tax soared by 21 percent to £21.5m in the six months to 30th June 2016. Another statistic climbing is revenues, as they have risen by 2 percent to £202.4m. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) also rose to £32.4m in the first-half, up 9 per cent from £29.7m a year ago. Commenting on these results, Martyn Coffey, Chief…

awards

BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication has started

Aug 26, 2016

BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication started on Tuesday the 23rd of August at the Landscape House and lasted three days. The BALI National Landscape Awards were first introduced in 1976 and are held once a year to recognise BALI members who have demonstrated outstandingly high standards of professionalism and skill in the accomplishment of a wide variety of landscape schemes. The range of categories for the awards are very widely ranged, making sure that every part of the landscaping industry is recognised, from the individual designer and domestic contractor to the largest multi-location company working in the commercial arena. To…

husqvarna

Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna

Aug 26, 2016

Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

Mitie

Mitie raises funds for school using hanging baskets

Aug 25, 2016

Mitie Landscapes partners with Vodafone HQ team at Newbury on a ‘make your own hanging basket day’, raising over £2,000 for the Avenue School – a special needs academy. The Avenue School is a special needs academy for boys and girls ages 2 – 19 years old, these students have complex special educational needs. An event was hosted for the school, sponsored by Vodafone UK and Mitie Landscapes along with other Mitie service providers. The event that was ran last month gave the staff at Vodafone and visitors the opportunity to get involved in creating their very own hanging basket…

Capability

Capability Brown’s Account Book on display

Aug 25, 2016

From the 5th of September through to the 15th of October 2016, Capability Brown’s Account Book will go on display at RHS Lindley Library in London. He changed the face of the English Landscape, but not a lot is known about Lancelot Brown (1716-1783), or Capability Brown as he is more commonly known, beyond the beautiful gardens and vistas he created. This year a new display at the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest gardening library, will show his personal Account Book to the public for the first time, and will also reveal how he became one of the most…

Plantarium

Toon Ebben opens Plantarium 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben from Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. in Cuijk, officially opened Plantarium 2016 on Wednesday 24 August. His first move was to reveal the best novelty at Plantarium 2016, Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY), entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. You can find our article on the Best Novelty winner here. As the horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben regards himself as an ambassador for the tree nursery sector. When asked whether grower were too modest, Ebben expressed that the growers were mainly authentic. “Growers should focus more on what you can do with a…

counties

Three Counties appoint new head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Aug 25, 2016

Three Counties is very happy to announce the appointment of Jane Furze, the former Cheltenham Festivals director, as Head of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Malvern Spring Festival, its flagship gardening show. Jane will manage the ongoing growth and development of this increasingly successful partnership between Three Counties and RHS, world’s leading gardening charity. The CEO of Three Counties, Ken Nottage, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jane to Three Counties where we have been on a path of significant commercial growth and development over the past few years, particularly with RHS Malvern Spring Festival. I would like to thank the…

Envirocare

Envirocare Maintenance Solutions Awarded RoSPA Gold Medal Award

Aug 25, 2016

Envirocare Maintenance Solutions, the grounds maintenance business operating across the UK, has been awarded a Gold Medal by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This was to celebrate six consecutive years of Gold Awards. Rubbing shoulders with multinationals like Veolia, DHL, CBRE, Petronas and Siemens, Envirocare has scooped the Gold Medal award in the 60th year of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The award is a highly-regarded and sought after honour to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. Through the scheme, which…

Astilbe

Astilbe wins ‘Best Novelty’ at Plantarium 2016

Aug 24, 2016

Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY) has been selected as the best novelty at Plantarium 2016. The plant was entered into the competition by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. According to the jury, everything about this plant was right, the plant structure is perfect, it is full of leaves in an attractive, dark green colour and also has brown-bronze young leaves. The flowers have an uncommon and highly expressive colour, and the stems are a nice dark colour too. As well as the best novelty, four other plants were also awarded gold medals by the jury. With regard to Hydrangea macrophylla ‘H213901′…

Capel

Capel Students celebrate rightfully

Aug 24, 2016

Capel Manor College students are rightfully celebrating this summer after successfully achieving their vocational, land based qualifications. These students are now preparing to head off to University or undertake a career in their chosen industry. One student who excelled in her training and studies, Lucy Luck, is just one of a huge number of this year’s cohorts who completed their training to an amazing standard. Lucy, who has been studying at Capel for over a year now, was very lucky to be chosen to record an advert at the Kiss 100 studios last month, along with some other students. The…

Ultralight

Wilkinsons Sword’s Ultralight Range well received

Aug 24, 2016

Earlier in the year, Wilkinson Sword launched their Ultralight Range. The launch of the products were very well received and it continues to do exceptionally well. The Ultralight Range delivers tough, durable, expertly crafted and stylish garden tools in a comfortable, ultralight package that weighs roughly half the weight of traditional gardening tools. This is something gardeners have been craving for a very long time. The range features the Ultralight Bypass Loppers and also the Ultralight Hedge Shears, which were finalists in this year’s GIMA awards. Being part of the Ultralight Range, both of these tools have highlighted the low…

eFIG's

eFIG’s Working Christmas Trees Week coming soon

Aug 24, 2016

European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups (eFIG) next week-long campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week, starts in a month’s time on September 29th. What is Working Christmas Trees Week? It’s all about raising awareness of the amazing Christmas installations and decorations for the festive season that eFIG members provide. The campaign will be conducted mainly on social media with a dedicated Facebook page, using #xmastreeswork on Twitter and in the group on LinkedIn. There will be on-going posts throughout the week about Christmas tree facts, trends, alternatives to Christmas trees and more. We will cover the latest case studies of Christmas…

Godfreys

Godfreys dealership changes announced

Aug 23, 2016

Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Ltd has decide to sell its professional turf business to fellow dealers Burden Bros Agri Ltd and Farol Ltd by the end of October 2016. The decision for the sale was made by the directors at Godfrey Ltd and has the full approval of John Deere Limited, and is also supported by the other dealers who are involved. Terms are not being disclosed. The sale means that the current Godfreys business, based in Hailsham, will transfer over to Burden Bros. The Godfrey business that is based in Wokingham will transfer over to Farol. Godfreys Ltd will continue to…

park

Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp

Aug 23, 2016

Stanley Park is looking amazing following a multi-million pound makeover. A £3.2m project has been completed to give the park a makeover, on top of the £14m investment made between 2007 and 2009. This investment included the restoration of Isla Gladstone Conservatory. The work that has been done is also a key part in the £260m Anfield Project regeneration scheme. It has put new life into the world-famous landmark, making it a place everybody needs to see. Children from the nearby Four Oaks Primary School helped create the new gardens of the park, with the renovation including the historic Dahlia…