October 23, 2014

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Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working Christmas Trees Week -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Penarth Park gets Green Flag status -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas at Kew -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garden cities set to bloom again -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quadron and Volunteers give Wexham Hospital’s gardens some TLC -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Broadway Malyan gets Barcelona treatment from Timberplay -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is this the end of the weed that has plagued gardeners for decades? -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trimax appoints Marketing and Sales Coordinator -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Speakers for Turfgrass Growers Winter Conference announced -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Head of School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

University of Lincoln masterplan set to mark significant milestone -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Homebase Garden Academy -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

efig members count baubles and trees -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cotswold Dry Stone Walling -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brett Landscaping highlights added value services to go ‘beyond paving’ -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Garden Isle announced as tourism focus point -

Friday, October 17, 2014

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    Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden

    Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens at children’s hospices around the UK, has started work on its 45th garden – at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in West Yorkshire. It has been an extremely busy year for the small charity with work on this, its third garden of 2014, following the completion of a woodland garden in Sussex and a grow your own garden in Essex. The new garden at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield will take the form of a specially designed ‘Meadow Garden’ which will be accessible to all and celebrate the beautiful Yorkshire…

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    British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business

    British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets.  To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education).  As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk. FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside and…

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    Working Christmas Trees Week

    Enterprise Plants will be supporting the industry association efig’s campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week from 20 – 24 October. Enterprise Plants will take part in the ‘guess the number of baubles’ challenge. They will decorate a tree with as many baubles as possible and photograph it. The picture will be sent to clients asking them to guess the number of baubles used. The 10 clients who get closest to the number used will win a bottle of champagne. “Over the course of the next two months we will also count the number of trees we install and the number of…

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    Penarth Park gets Green Flag status

    A NEW flagpole has been put up just inside the entrance to Alexandra Park as it has been awarded a national Green Flag Award. The gardening team who keep Penarth’s Parks and open spaces so beautiful were proud to raise their first Green Flag on the flagpole. This year Penarth has justly regained its old title “the Garden by the Sea” as its town parks have been awarded accreditation in the nations Green Flag Awards for 2014/15 for excellence in parks. Alexandra Park, the Windsor Gardens and the Esplanade “Italian Gardens” have now joined the much loved Belle Vue Park…

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    Shun supermarkets and be self-sufficient in home-grown fruit and veg

    Shun the supermarket and become totally self-sufficient on the Advanced Vegetable Gardening & Self Sufficiency course with Sally Nex, now bookable on the world’s leading virtual gardening school www.my-garden-school.com. There are thousands of nationwide supermarket stores, fast food outlets and takeaways in the UK making it incredibly easy to purchase food in store and online 24 hours a day.  Combined with the pressure of working long hours, consumers don’t often think about the food they buy, where it comes from or even contemplate DIY homesteading. However, it’s serious business feeding yourself and your family and no one knows it more…

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Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden

Oct 22, 2014

Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens at children’s hospices around the UK, has started work on its 45th garden – at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in West Yorkshire. It has been an extremely busy year for the small charity with work on this, its third garden of 2014, following the completion of a woodland garden in Sussex and a grow your own garden in Essex. The new garden at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield will take the form of a specially designed ‘Meadow Garden’ which will be accessible to all and celebrate the beautiful Yorkshire…

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British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business

Oct 22, 2014

British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets.  To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education).  As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk. FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside and…

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Working Christmas Trees Week

Oct 22, 2014

Enterprise Plants will be supporting the industry association efig’s campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week from 20 – 24 October. Enterprise Plants will take part in the ‘guess the number of baubles’ challenge. They will decorate a tree with as many baubles as possible and photograph it. The picture will be sent to clients asking them to guess the number of baubles used. The 10 clients who get closest to the number used will win a bottle of champagne. “Over the course of the next two months we will also count the number of trees we install and the number of…

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Penarth Park gets Green Flag status

Oct 22, 2014

A NEW flagpole has been put up just inside the entrance to Alexandra Park as it has been awarded a national Green Flag Award. The gardening team who keep Penarth’s Parks and open spaces so beautiful were proud to raise their first Green Flag on the flagpole. This year Penarth has justly regained its old title “the Garden by the Sea” as its town parks have been awarded accreditation in the nations Green Flag Awards for 2014/15 for excellence in parks. Alexandra Park, the Windsor Gardens and the Esplanade “Italian Gardens” have now joined the much loved Belle Vue Park…

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Christmas at Kew

Oct 22, 2014

Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Saturday 03 January 2015 5pm – 10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm) Christmas at Kew is back! After last year’s hugely popular experience, Kew Gardens is offering a brand new, glittering trail a mile long, guided by snowflakes, which winds its way through the breathtaking landscape, creating a magical after dark experience.  This will be enhanced by a series of botanically inspired, large scale light installations, created by French design studio TILT. Their work has been seen at Bestival, and the renowned Festival of Lights in Lyon. The 27 individual pieces – the largest…

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SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council

Oct 21, 2014

Leading independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals’ award-winning SunPatiens® have been used in Ironbridge by Telford & Wrekin Council to create aesthetically stunning flower beds for the general public to enjoy, whilst providing a display that is quick to establish, has a long flowering season, with little or no maintenance required – perfect for public parks where council budgets are still under pressure. A combination of Earley Ornamental’s SunPatiens® from its Compact, Vigorous and Spreading series has been used in varying colours – Compact Magenta, White, Orange and Coral, plus Spreading Carmine Red and Vigorous Magenta. The…

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Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards

Oct 21, 2014

Horticulture businesses across Wales are invited to enter a nationwide awards competition that celebrates the sector’s finest examples of partnership working and environmental sustainability. Horticulture Wales, the supply chain efficiency project based at Glyndwr University’s Northop campus, is seeking nominations from fruit, vegetable, flower, tree, and plant growers for its third annual ‘Horticulture Wales Awards’. Prizes in this year’s contest are up for grabs in two categories. Firstly, the ‘Collaboration in Business Award’ is open to entries from groups of two or more growers or businesses, at least one of whom must work in the Welsh horticulture sector. Groups must…

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Garden cities set to bloom again

Oct 21, 2014

The post-war concept of garden cities has been re-engineered into a modern solution to the housing crisis. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged to develop a string of new garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge. Speaking at last week’s Liberal Democrat conference, Clegg promised to deliver 50,000 new homes through building 10 garden cities. Clegg told delegates: “Garden cities are a vital cornerstone of our plan to boost house building to 300,000 homes a year – enough to meet demand and keep prices in reach – while still protecting our precious green space and preventing urban sprawl.”   Recent…

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The Landscape Institute showcases some of America’s solutions to flooding

The Landscape Institute’s annual Jellicoe Lecture will host the UK premiere of Water Blues, Green Solutions, a film narrated by prominent US urban revitalisation strategist, Majora Carter, that encourages innovative approaches to dealing with the devastating impacts of flooding on our communities. Produced by Penn State Public Media, ‘Water Blues Green Solutions’ is part of an initiative designed to promote public education and awareness of green infrastructure and how natural processes can interface with and complement existing grey or manmade infrastructure. ‘Water Blues, Green Solutions’ provides resourceful examples of where communities in four cities across America including New York’s Bronx,…

The Green-tech team celebrating 20 years

Green-tech celebrates its 20 year anniversary

This October sees Green-tech celebrate 20 years in the landscaping industry. Founded by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994 with a second hand van, £200 and an office in their house, Green-tech has grown today to a £9 million plus turnover business, operating out of massive 30,000 sq. ft. warehousing and office facilities, employing more than 40 staff and selling over 6000 products. Chairman, Richard Kay comments, “We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved over the last 20 years.  We’ve had highs and lows but we have a great team behind us and business is booming so…

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What would capability Brown design today?

A design competition seeks to bring the legacy, designs and ideas of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to life within a contemporary landscape. The competition encourages entrants to produce ideas for a contemporary, multi-functional landscape inspired by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for a 45-hectare site at Moccas Grade II Registered Park and Garden, adjacent to Moccas National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Capability Brown is often credited with changing the face of eighteenth-century England. From serene landscapes, designed for multi-purpose play and economic functionality, to walled kitchen gardens or water management schemes, Brown is estimated to have worked or advised…

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Coles win BALI National Landscape Award

Coles Nurseries have been announced as winners of the prestigious Affiliate Exceptional Service Award in the 2014 BALI National Landscape Awards. The award recognises affiliate members of BALI who go above and beyond to meet and exceed client expectations. Based in the East Midlands, Coles grow and supply over 2 million plants annually for the UK’s commercial and landscape markets. “We’re thrilled to have been recognised as winners in the Exceptional Service category at this year’s BALI Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement for our entire team at Coles; from our Sales Department working with clients, to the Production Team growing…

Restored Wandle Park in the running for Landscape Institute Award

Wandle Park is in the running for an award after a £3.5m redevelopment project A historic park that has been recently restored to its former Victorian glory is in the running for an award that recognises outstanding landscape architecture. Wandle Park has been shortlisted for November’s Landscape Institute Awards 2014 in the design for a large scale public development category.It comes after a £3.5m redevelopment project including the restoration of the River Wandle, a ‘lost’ river that had been buried for 40 years after it was filled in the 1960s due to flooding concerns. Several of its Victorian features have…

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There’s paving, then there’s SureSet Paving!

The creative Installation Team at SureSet do it again with the completion of another amazing school logo. This time, at the new Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Poplar, London they recreated a 64m² version of their intricate logo at the school entrance. Due to the complexity of the design (and a bit of rain!) the project took six days to complete – three of those days were spent laying 130m of flexible aluminium edging – the next three days were dedicated to hand laying 11 different colours! The logo was created using the colours of Gunmetal…

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Good quality landscape design is the key to long-term profitable developments

Investing in good quality landscape design will yield numerous long-term benefits for developers and should be the first thing they consider when planning a scheme, says the Landscape Institute.  Launching ‘Profitable Places’ – a guide aimed at showing developers and house-builders how landscape professionals can help them achieve their business goals – the Landscape Institute highlights how investing in the public realm can pay dividends, not only in added sales values but in increased rates of sales, positive customer perceptions and long-term desirability. Underpinned by informed research into the property industry ‘Profitable Places’ highlights a number of developments where investing…

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Public urged take Love Square 
eco park plan to their hearts

A campaign has been launched in Sheffield to create an urban oasis on the derelict site of a former bus station in the city centre. Plans to create Love Square, an “eco-park” filled with wildflowers and plants, will compete with proposals from other cities in the UK for a £120,000 grant in a public vote which launches today. The University of Sheffield is spearheading the bid to transform land at the bottom of Snig Hill, near to the former Castle Market site. It is designed to complement the city council’s Grey to Green regeneration scheme, which will transform nearly a…