September 2, 2014

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ADAS announce loss of Professor Brian J. Chambers -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

National Parks Manifesto -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

STIHL announces official sponsorship of Leicester Tigers -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Marshalls steps up recovery -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Landscaping work under way at Teesside University -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glow Wild – Wakehurst’s festival of winter light -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Landscape Group achieves Green Flag success across 31 sites -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Appeal after hospital’s gardening equipment is stolen -

Saturday, August 23, 2014

James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Glendale celebrates 33 Green Flag wins -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New SALTEX, new venue, new date -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clean up your local parks and get a council tax rebate, suggests thinktank -

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Garden lighting designer gets dragons’ den business revamp -

Friday, August 15, 2014

SGD Awards – Shortlist announced -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Important change to TUBEX Sales Network -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Last chance to enter into the Marshalls Register Awards 2014 -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Millions of trees to be planted in memory of World War One heroes -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

7th European Vocational Competition for Young Gardeners -

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zandra Rhodes and Joe Swift design urban oasis in London Bridge -

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Landscape Group Management Conference -

Friday, August 8, 2014

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    ADAS announce loss of Professor Brian J. Chambers

    It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death, of Professor Brian J. Chambers, Head of the ADAS Soils and Nutrients Group, on the morning of Saturday 30th August 2014.  Brian worked for ADAS for nearly 29 years after studying Soil Science at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the University of Aberdeen.  Brian grew up on a dairy farm in Cumbria and throughout his career maintained strong links with the farming community.  His practical knowledge and experience of farming practices underpinned much of the work he did to answer the challenges faced by farmers…

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    Celebrity florist launches design course with world’s leading gardening school

    It’s back to school with a flourish as award-winning Paula Pryke (OBE), one of the world’s most respected floral designers, launches her ‘Contemporary Floral Design’ online floristry course with the world’s first and leading virtual gardening school, www.my-garden-school.com. Whether novice or experienced, students from around the world can learn about and gain confidence in cutting edge floral design via video lectures[i] packed with challenges and innovative techniques.  Unique to www.my-garden-school.com this online floristry course offers small classes of up to 20 students at a time, weekly 1-2-1 tuition and assignments set and critiqued by Paula; this is the only website…

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    National Parks Manifesto

    National Parks are the “Jewels in the Crown” of our landscapes and need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources, according to a manifesto launched today (2 September) by the Campaign for National Parks (CNP). “National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor must be protected for all, not…

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    Horticultural Scholarship Season Opens

    The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season is now open with several scholarships up for grabs. Young horticulturists have two months to apply for one of five Student Scholarships and five months to apply for a Sponsored Scholarship. This year sees a new scholarship opportunity from the South West Growers Show offering £1,500 financial support to a student, as well as the relaunch of the Wyevale Garden Centres Scholarship, formally the Garden Centre Group Scholarship. Wyevale Garden Centres is offering two students a £1,500 study support payment each and the opportunity to organise paid weekend and/or holiday work at a…

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    SureSet launches at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre

    SureSet UK Ltd. manufactures and installs high quality permeable resin bound paving for residential and commercial projects across the UK. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paving, ideas or advice for your project, a visit to SureSet’s new permanent Stand (TV 154) will certainly inspire you.   “It’s great news to see another option for visitors to our Centre with this great permeable paving solution. “People are more aware of problems with flooding, and the answers.  Councils are being proactive and introducing legislation to ensure that driveways and paving are permeable. I am sure SureSet…

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ADAS announce loss of Professor Brian J. Chambers

Sep 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death, of Professor Brian J. Chambers, Head of the ADAS Soils and Nutrients Group, on the morning of Saturday 30th August 2014.  Brian worked for ADAS for nearly 29 years after studying Soil Science at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the University of Aberdeen.  Brian grew up on a dairy farm in Cumbria and throughout his career maintained strong links with the farming community.  His practical knowledge and experience of farming practices underpinned much of the work he did to answer the challenges faced by farmers…

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National Parks Manifesto

Sep 2, 2014

National Parks are the “Jewels in the Crown” of our landscapes and need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources, according to a manifesto launched today (2 September) by the Campaign for National Parks (CNP). “National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor must be protected for all, not…

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STIHL announces official sponsorship of Leicester Tigers

Aug 29, 2014

On Thursday August 28, STIHL staff and local dealers gathered at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club’s Welford Road Stadium to announce the major outdoor power tool company’s signing as an Official Sponsor, for a three-year deal. One of our Reporters, Alex, travelled up to Leicester to find out about the announcement, and to see what the new sponsorship meant for both the Club, and STIHL as a company. The Leicester Tigers are among the biggest clubs in European Rugby, and will now have an extra roar behind them thanks to the multiple strands of the STIHL sponsorship. Part of the sponsorship…

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Marshalls steps up recovery

Aug 29, 2014

Landscaping and paving specialist Marshalls saw sales and orders jump as it benefited from the improving economy. The Yorkshire-based firm said revenues lifted 15% to £180 million in the six months to June 30, as trading conditions cheered across all its major markets. Pre-tax profits leapt 75% to £14 million. The firm, which was established in the late 1880s and operates its own quarries, added that if conditions remained favourable it was “likely” that annual sales and profits would be above expectations. Shares in Marshalls rose by more than 3% following the update. Chief executive Martyn Coffey said: “Marshalls has…

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Landscaping work under way at Teesside University

Aug 27, 2014

Landscaping work under way for latest phase of £30m Teesside University project Landscaping work is now under way for the latest phase of the £30m project to develop Teesside University’s central campus. The work on the section from Centre House, in Southfield Road, to the junction with Woodlands Road, in Middlesbrough, will include the removal of street furniture and major re-landscaping of the road surface, footpaths and immediate surroundings. The scheme will also feature a high quality, pedestrian-friendly granite finish with single-level disabled access, high-efficiency street lighting and new street furniture. The improvements which are funded as part of wider upgrades…

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Glow Wild – Wakehurst’s festival of winter light

Aug 26, 2014

New this year to Kew’s country garden in West Sussex is the Glow Wild Festival as Wakehurst Place celebrates light in the winter landscape. From Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th December, the unique night-time experience allows you to see the award-winning gardens near Haywards Heath as never before, by lantern. With admission at either 4.30pm or 6.30pm, let your lantern lead the way through a mile of winding paths through the gardens, around the Elizabethan mansion and ponds to marvel at stunning displays of fire, light and incense.  There will be festive fare to devour, late-night shopping and a seasonal…

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The Landscape Group achieves Green Flag success across 31 sites

Aug 26, 2014

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,470 across the UK The Green Flag Award Scheme has unveiled this year’s winners of the Award – the mark of a quality park or green space in the UK. In total, 1,476 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard needed to receive the Award.  This year, The Landscape Group has worked with clients and communities to be a part of 31 Green Flag sites. In Hastings, Cllr Dawn Poole, lead member for leisure and…

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Appeal after hospital’s gardening equipment is stolen

Aug 23, 2014

Police are urging people to be on the look-out for gardening equipment stolen in a hospital burglary. Burglars struck at Monkwearmouth Hospital, in Newcastle Road, Sunderland, between 2pm on Tuesday (August 19) and 8am on Wednesday (August 20), breaking into a storage compound. Their haul included a lawn mower, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and a hedge cutter, all Stihl products. A petrol jerry and a watering lance were also taken. Acting Inspector Dave Cole, of Sunderland North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is quite specialist gardening equipment that has been stolen. “It’s likely those responsible will attempt to sell the…

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National Parks Manifesto

National Parks are the “Jewels in the Crown” of our landscapes and need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources, according to a manifesto launched today (2 September) by the Campaign for National Parks (CNP). “National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor must be protected for all, not…

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Horticultural Scholarship Season Opens

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season is now open with several scholarships up for grabs. Young horticulturists have two months to apply for one of five Student Scholarships and five months to apply for a Sponsored Scholarship. This year sees a new scholarship opportunity from the South West Growers Show offering £1,500 financial support to a student, as well as the relaunch of the Wyevale Garden Centres Scholarship, formally the Garden Centre Group Scholarship. Wyevale Garden Centres is offering two students a £1,500 study support payment each and the opportunity to organise paid weekend and/or holiday work at a…

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SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

September 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine This September issue is an 108 page edition with so much to look out for! Make sure you take a look at what you can expect from the two not-to-be-missed events coming up in autumn – Landscape Live (p30-31), and FutureScape (p62-63) ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry ■News Extra: Apprentices advice from four giants of the industry, and they each pick an apprentice in their ranks to look out for in the future ■News Extra: Social media, yes or no? The results of our survey are in ■News Extra: WorldSkillsUK competition,…

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Autumn Plant Fair at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is encouraging its visitors to plant now for spring colour, and supporting local plant nurseries at its annual Autumn Plant Fair in conjunction with Plant Heritage on Sunday 7 September, 10am – 4pm. Specialist nurseries from around the region will be setting up shop at the garden in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, selling a range of unusual plants and giving top growing tips to visitors. Liz Thwaite, Head of Site at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, says: “The annual Autumn Plant Fair is always hugely popular, as people prepare their gardens for another year of colour and interest….

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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public. There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on 31 August and places are selling fast. Book online today for the HTA Garden Futures…

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LazyLawn lays roots in London as demand for artificial grass soars

The UK’s biggest artificial grass brand has launched a new London office in order to meet the capital’s increasing demand for LazyLawn.  The six figure investment will see LazyLawn grow its London presence over the next five years, as demand for its artificial grass has increased by 25% in the last year. LazyLawn, which has rolled out its turf for big names such as Selfridges, JD Wetherspoon, Center Parcs and Big Brother, has moved into a 2,300 sq ft office and warehouse at Oliver Business Park in Park Royal. Andy Driver, Marketing Director at LazyLawn, comments: “This move comes as…

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Gold Standards For MCR Urban Gardening

Winners of the First Ever “Dig the City” Gardening Medals Announced  Medals were awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester’s Dig the City, sponsored by NCP, from 2-10 of August. “Urban gardens present unique challenges to gardeners and it’s very exciting to see these garden designs brought to life.” Judged by famed gardener Rachel de Thame and the National Trust’s city gardener, Sean Harkin, 18 show gardens have been challenged to create gardens for a small urban space. Successful entries have come from professional and amateur gardeners, community gardening groups and businesses. Judge Rachel de Thame said, “We’ve…

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AUGUST 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

August 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry, including the final Diary of a Show Manager, and Eljays44’s pop-up office to coincide with National Plants at Work Week ■News Extra: The Ethical Trading Initiative give readers an update, informing them of current work in the landscaping sector ■Out & About: We visited the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and bring you a selection of pictures from this year’s show ■Association News: The SGD announce the 10 products that have reached the shortlist for Product of the Year; efig announce the Office Plant of…