March 28, 2015

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Home repairs left undone by over 65’s through fear of finding good tradesmen -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kelkay reinforces leading position with £1 million investment -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sarah Naybour designs for David Harber for the third year running at Chelsea -

Friday, March 27, 2015

HTA National Plant Show – Putting Plants in the Spotlight -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nationwide Festival marking 300th Birthday of Capability Brown gets major funding boost -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boningale support the Princess Royal on NHS sustainability day -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lely UK introduces new model to its catalogue of TYM tractors -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Contractor on board for Perennial’s Tatton garden -

Friday, March 27, 2015

New John Deere zero-turn mower handles toughest conditions -

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Vikings Flourish at Chelsea -

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Green-tree roof garden substrates brochure -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hamilton’s new 4-channel wireless switching system extends control outdoors -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

First Permanent Display for SureSet Approved Installer -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HTA issue statement on glyphosate usage -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RHS Garden Wisley celebrates Easter with activities for all the family -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BALI Designer Day -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Supporting Trees & Design Action Group is easy through Virgin Money Giving -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TigerTurf UK aims to improve industry standards through launch of new landscape video -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Makita celebrates 100 years of innovations -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Trustmark

    Home repairs left undone by over 65’s through fear of finding good tradesmen

    Anxiety surrounding finding trustworthy tradespeople is leaving older people across the country struggling with home repairs. New research released by TrustMark, the Government endorsed find-a-tradesperson scheme, has revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of 65+ year olds don’t know where to find information and are not confident when it comes to choosing a tradesman to carry out work in their homes. As a result one in five older people are leaving household jobs and repairs or attempting to carry out work themselves. Those that are choosing tradespeople are placing themselves at the risk of rogues by not checking they have…

  • Kelkay aggregates

    Kelkay reinforces leading position with £1 million investment

    Kelkay has reinforced its position as a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving with a £1 million investment in new state of the art machinery. The significant investment, which completes the commissioning of the Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, means Kelkay can increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service. It follows a major strengthening of the company’s sales team in 2014. As part of this, Liam Walsh became sales manager, Spencer Goodall took over the South West of England sales division and ARC Southern was appointed to manage Kelkay’s South East sales division. Kelkay moved into its…

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    Sarah Naybour designs for David Harber for the third year running at Chelsea

    Award-winning Oxfordshire garden designer, Sarah Naybour, has planned her third show stand for David Harber’s internationally renowned sculptures and sundials at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 2015 will be the third consecutive year that Sarah Naybour has designed for David Harber at the Chelsea Flower Show, having won prestigious 5 star awards in 2013 and 2014, the highest award for show stands. This year, Sarah has designed David Harber a woodland glade, (stand MA6 on Main Street) right in the bustling heart of the show, an exquisite setting for David’s sculptures and sundials. Dappled light will filter through the trees…

  • HTA

    HTA National Plant Show – Putting Plants in the Spotlight

    With spaces selling fast growers from across the UK are encouraged to sign up to exhibit at this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 23 and 24 June 2015. So far over one hundred companies have signed up to exhibit. These include: Allensmore Nurseries, Anglia Group of Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Blackmoor Nurseries, Channel Island Plants, David Austin Roses, Farplants, Gardeners Kitchen, Johnsons of Whixley, Kernock Park Plants, Lovania Nurseries, New Place Nurseries, Pentland Plants, Seoint Nurseries, Taylors Bulbs, Whetman Pinks, Wyevale Nurseries and Young Plants. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris…

  • Heritage Lottery Fund

    Nationwide Festival marking 300th Birthday of Capability Brown gets major funding boost

    The Capability Brown Festival, which will celebrate the 300th Birthday of the ‘father of landscape architecture’ with a programme of nationwide events and exhibitions in 2016 has been awarded £911,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Festival, the first ever celebration of Brown’s work, unites 17 partner organisations in the UK’s largest festival of its kind to date.  Organisers hope to open up as many of the 250-plus sites attributed to or connected to Brown, some of which are currently inaccessible to the public, and to develop exhibitions, walks, tours and activities celebrating his distinctive landscapes. To find out…

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Trustmark

Home repairs left undone by over 65’s through fear of finding good tradesmen

Mar 28, 2015

Anxiety surrounding finding trustworthy tradespeople is leaving older people across the country struggling with home repairs. New research released by TrustMark, the Government endorsed find-a-tradesperson scheme, has revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of 65+ year olds don’t know where to find information and are not confident when it comes to choosing a tradesman to carry out work in their homes. As a result one in five older people are leaving household jobs and repairs or attempting to carry out work themselves. Those that are choosing tradespeople are placing themselves at the risk of rogues by not checking they have…

Kelkay aggregates

Kelkay reinforces leading position with £1 million investment

Mar 28, 2015

Kelkay has reinforced its position as a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving with a £1 million investment in new state of the art machinery. The significant investment, which completes the commissioning of the Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, means Kelkay can increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service. It follows a major strengthening of the company’s sales team in 2014. As part of this, Liam Walsh became sales manager, Spencer Goodall took over the South West of England sales division and ARC Southern was appointed to manage Kelkay’s South East sales division. Kelkay moved into its…

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Sarah Naybour designs for David Harber for the third year running at Chelsea

Mar 27, 2015

Award-winning Oxfordshire garden designer, Sarah Naybour, has planned her third show stand for David Harber’s internationally renowned sculptures and sundials at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 2015 will be the third consecutive year that Sarah Naybour has designed for David Harber at the Chelsea Flower Show, having won prestigious 5 star awards in 2013 and 2014, the highest award for show stands. This year, Sarah has designed David Harber a woodland glade, (stand MA6 on Main Street) right in the bustling heart of the show, an exquisite setting for David’s sculptures and sundials. Dappled light will filter through the trees…

HTA

HTA National Plant Show – Putting Plants in the Spotlight

Mar 27, 2015

With spaces selling fast growers from across the UK are encouraged to sign up to exhibit at this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 23 and 24 June 2015. So far over one hundred companies have signed up to exhibit. These include: Allensmore Nurseries, Anglia Group of Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Blackmoor Nurseries, Channel Island Plants, David Austin Roses, Farplants, Gardeners Kitchen, Johnsons of Whixley, Kernock Park Plants, Lovania Nurseries, New Place Nurseries, Pentland Plants, Seoint Nurseries, Taylors Bulbs, Whetman Pinks, Wyevale Nurseries and Young Plants. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris…

Heritage Lottery Fund

Nationwide Festival marking 300th Birthday of Capability Brown gets major funding boost

Mar 27, 2015

The Capability Brown Festival, which will celebrate the 300th Birthday of the ‘father of landscape architecture’ with a programme of nationwide events and exhibitions in 2016 has been awarded £911,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Festival, the first ever celebration of Brown’s work, unites 17 partner organisations in the UK’s largest festival of its kind to date.  Organisers hope to open up as many of the 250-plus sites attributed to or connected to Brown, some of which are currently inaccessible to the public, and to develop exhibitions, walks, tours and activities celebrating his distinctive landscapes. To find out…

Boningale

Boningale support the Princess Royal on NHS sustainability day

Mar 27, 2015

In support of this year’s NHS Sustainability Day, Boningale Nurseries donated two trees to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. This annual campaign, which involves many NHS organisations around the country, also incorporates a NHS Forests’ 2@2 event.  In line with this, Boningale’s two donated native trees were planted in the hospital grounds at 2pm on NHS Sustainability Day (Thursday 26th March). Tom Stabler, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Boningale, one of the country’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, said: “We are pleased to support one of our local hospitals with this excellent NHS initiative, and provide trees…

TYM T754

Lely UK introduces new model to its catalogue of TYM tractors

Mar 27, 2015

  With a 74hp industry-leading Deutz engine and improved emissions standards, the T754 offers enhanced performance and engineering excellence. Suitable for groundscare and landscaping, this heavy-duty vehicle has a solid chassis and a spacious, fully air-conditioned cabin, ensuring all-round comfort. Lely’s national sales manager Jeff Anguige explains more about the new tractor’s key benefits: “The T754 is a great addition to our range of TYM tractors here at Lely. The chassis is the same size as our 60hp models, but has a larger horsepower and a hitch capacity of 2,327kg. Emission standards are also greatly improved on this model, with…

perennial

Contractor on board for Perennial’s Tatton garden

Mar 27, 2015

Perennial has appointed GK Wilson Landscape Services as hard landscaping contractor for its show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July. The Perennial Legacy Garden is designed by acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes and aims to highlight the role that Perennial plays as the only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in times of need. GK Wilson Landscape Services has a strong track record at RHS flower shows, having won Best in Show at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park both of the times it has taken part, in 2012 and 2014. Based in Glossop, Derbyshire, the…

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New John Deere zero-turn mower handles toughest conditions

Mar 27, 2015

  John Deere has enhanced its commercial mower line-up with the launch of the new ZTrak Z997R, the biggest model in the zero-turn range. This machine offers users a powerful zero-turn option that will maximise acres mowed per hour, without skimping on operator comfort and cut quality. It is designed to excel in the toughest mowing conditions, while providing the fuel economy and durability commercial customers value. The Z997R features a 37.4hp Stage 4 diesel engine, and provides a workhorse solution for customers needing a large zero-turn mower to work in all conditions, including tall and wet grass. The mower…

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The Vikings Flourish at Chelsea

Mar 27, 2015

Viking Cruises partner with TV garden designer Alan Gardner to create ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Designed by multi-award winning landscape architect Alan Gardner, ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ celebrates the launch of Viking Cruises’ first ocean ship, the Viking Star. Viking Cruises returns to the world famous garden show following the 2014 success of the artisan ‘Viking Cruises Norse Garden’, which was awarded a silver gilt medal. ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ will transport you to the energy, colour and dynamism of the ocean. Multiple polished surfaces will reflect…

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New Green-tree roof garden substrates brochure

Mar 26, 2015

  Green-tree, the soil arm of Green-tech, has unveiled their new Green-roof brochure this week. The brochure comes at a time when the Green-tree team is experiencing unprecedented interest, orders and specifications of its range of roof garden substrates. The substrates are the result of many years of product development with input from Landscape Architects and growing media experts all keen to find a green roof substrate that will present the correct drainage, fertility, organic content and green credentials needed for a complete green roof project. Green-tree’s range of topsoil’s and growing media is one of the most comprehensive in…

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Hamilton’s new 4-channel wireless switching system extends control outdoors

Mar 26, 2015

  Hamilton Litestat, the designer and manufacturer of lighting control and multi-room audio solutions and wiring accessories, has launched a new addition to its Mercury range:  the ‘Mercury Air Wireless Switching System’ – a simple but effective solution for remote switching outdoors. This innovative 4 channel IP rated system is straightforward to install and ideally suited to controlling multiple lighting circuits, garden pumps and other devices such as automatic external property gates and garage doors. All circuits can then be controlled using multiple receivers from a variety of remote handsets and switches throughout a property. Gavin Williams, Hamilton Litestat Marketing…

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First Permanent Display for SureSet Approved Installer

Mar 26, 2015

SureSet specialises exclusively in permeable resin bound paving, offering a nationwide installation service through their in-house Team and network of Approved Installers. Tarways have been a SureSet Approved Installer since December 2003.  Based in Lisburn, County Antrim, Tarways is a family run business specialising in the installation of driveways and pathways. Demonstrating the benefits of permeable resin bound paving, Tarways recently installed SureSet at WoodStoc Garden Centre showing how it complements adjoining surfaces like Easigrass. “There are quite a few reasons we have continued with Sureset for the last 12 years. First and foremost is the quality of the product, then there’s…

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HTA issue statement on glyphosate usage

Mar 26, 2015

  Following recent media coverage around the use of glyphosate the HTA has issued the following statement. “We urge gardeners to use the same common sense when applying glyphosate which they would apply to using any kitchen or garden chemical products. Past studies have not proved that using glyphosate poses any real danger to humans even in a recent review of many products used in the home and on pets, of which glyphosate was included.  Glyphosate has been an effective method of weed control in commercial horticulture and gardens for 40 years now.  Since its introduction in 1975 it has…

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RHS Garden Wisley celebrates Easter with activities for all the family

Mar 26, 2015

RHS Garden Wisley is celebrating Easter with a colourful programme of activities for all the family to enjoy whatever the weather. Hop around the garden on the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, get stuck into craft activities, and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring as the garden bursts into bloom. This Easter events available every day will get kids out into the garden with music, storytelling and hands-on activities, and these can be enjoyed at no added cost to the standard garden entry fee. Little ones can join in the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt and search the garden on the…

Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress

Mar 26, 2015

Arts, business and horticultural leaders have spoken about their support for the Garden Bridge and the opportunities it presents people living and working in London as well as those visiting the capital. Teams from Kew Gardens and The Courtauld Institute are among those highlighting the value of the project, as the tender for the procurement, planting and maintenance of the 6,000sqm footbridge gets under way. The Garden Bridge will link Temple on the Northbank across to the South Bank, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges, creating a new green space which is free and open to all. It will include…

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Trustmark

Home repairs left undone by over 65’s through fear of finding good tradesmen

Anxiety surrounding finding trustworthy tradespeople is leaving older people across the country struggling with home repairs. New research released by TrustMark, the Government endorsed find-a-tradesperson scheme, has revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of 65+ year olds don’t know where to find information and are not confident when it comes to choosing a tradesman to carry out work in their homes. As a result one in five older people are leaving household jobs and repairs or attempting to carry out work themselves. Those that are choosing tradespeople are placing themselves at the risk of rogues by not checking they have…

Kelkay aggregates

Kelkay reinforces leading position with £1 million investment

Kelkay has reinforced its position as a leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and paving with a £1 million investment in new state of the art machinery. The significant investment, which completes the commissioning of the Pollington, East Yorkshire plant, means Kelkay can increase efficiency, improve its products and enhance customer service. It follows a major strengthening of the company’s sales team in 2014. As part of this, Liam Walsh became sales manager, Spencer Goodall took over the South West of England sales division and ARC Southern was appointed to manage Kelkay’s South East sales division. Kelkay moved into its…

garden1

Sarah Naybour designs for David Harber for the third year running at Chelsea

Award-winning Oxfordshire garden designer, Sarah Naybour, has planned her third show stand for David Harber’s internationally renowned sculptures and sundials at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 2015 will be the third consecutive year that Sarah Naybour has designed for David Harber at the Chelsea Flower Show, having won prestigious 5 star awards in 2013 and 2014, the highest award for show stands. This year, Sarah has designed David Harber a woodland glade, (stand MA6 on Main Street) right in the bustling heart of the show, an exquisite setting for David’s sculptures and sundials. Dappled light will filter through the trees…

HTA

HTA National Plant Show – Putting Plants in the Spotlight

With spaces selling fast growers from across the UK are encouraged to sign up to exhibit at this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 23 and 24 June 2015. So far over one hundred companies have signed up to exhibit. These include: Allensmore Nurseries, Anglia Group of Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Blackmoor Nurseries, Channel Island Plants, David Austin Roses, Farplants, Gardeners Kitchen, Johnsons of Whixley, Kernock Park Plants, Lovania Nurseries, New Place Nurseries, Pentland Plants, Seoint Nurseries, Taylors Bulbs, Whetman Pinks, Wyevale Nurseries and Young Plants. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris…

Heritage Lottery Fund

Nationwide Festival marking 300th Birthday of Capability Brown gets major funding boost

The Capability Brown Festival, which will celebrate the 300th Birthday of the ‘father of landscape architecture’ with a programme of nationwide events and exhibitions in 2016 has been awarded £911,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Festival, the first ever celebration of Brown’s work, unites 17 partner organisations in the UK’s largest festival of its kind to date.  Organisers hope to open up as many of the 250-plus sites attributed to or connected to Brown, some of which are currently inaccessible to the public, and to develop exhibitions, walks, tours and activities celebrating his distinctive landscapes. To find out…

Boningale

Boningale support the Princess Royal on NHS sustainability day

In support of this year’s NHS Sustainability Day, Boningale Nurseries donated two trees to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. This annual campaign, which involves many NHS organisations around the country, also incorporates a NHS Forests’ 2@2 event.  In line with this, Boningale’s two donated native trees were planted in the hospital grounds at 2pm on NHS Sustainability Day (Thursday 26th March). Tom Stabler, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Boningale, one of the country’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, said: “We are pleased to support one of our local hospitals with this excellent NHS initiative, and provide trees…

TYM T754

Lely UK introduces new model to its catalogue of TYM tractors

  With a 74hp industry-leading Deutz engine and improved emissions standards, the T754 offers enhanced performance and engineering excellence. Suitable for groundscare and landscaping, this heavy-duty vehicle has a solid chassis and a spacious, fully air-conditioned cabin, ensuring all-round comfort. Lely’s national sales manager Jeff Anguige explains more about the new tractor’s key benefits: “The T754 is a great addition to our range of TYM tractors here at Lely. The chassis is the same size as our 60hp models, but has a larger horsepower and a hitch capacity of 2,327kg. Emission standards are also greatly improved on this model, with…

perennial

Contractor on board for Perennial’s Tatton garden

Perennial has appointed GK Wilson Landscape Services as hard landscaping contractor for its show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July. The Perennial Legacy Garden is designed by acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes and aims to highlight the role that Perennial plays as the only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in times of need. GK Wilson Landscape Services has a strong track record at RHS flower shows, having won Best in Show at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park both of the times it has taken part, in 2012 and 2014. Based in Glossop, Derbyshire, the…