May 6, 2016

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Sir Ian McKellen to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016 -

Friday, May 6, 2016

A fanfare of florals take top titles at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sneak preview at The Harrod Horticultural Chelsea stand -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates accolades at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016 -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Research reveals Brits spend four days a year on garden maintenance -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar spreads through South East England -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Create instant meadows with Pictorial Meadows new PM Turf -

Friday, May 6, 2016

Oak View Landscapes celebrates 12th birthday with new website -

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Botanical Studio to preview at RHS Hampton Court 2016 -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham an outstanding success in its third year -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New London Stone brochure now available -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Landscape Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gold for Green Team Interiors at efig awards -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

GreenMech QuadChip 160 ‘turns’ heads at Bron Afon Community Housing -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Are you a posh landscaper? -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Readyhedge supports RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Writtle College students to take part in the Hillier Academy Day at Chelsea -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

RHS Malvern winners announced -

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Trees in Hard Landscapes seminars – Reimagining streets for greater sustainability: the role of trees -

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Perennial manager to target turf and amenity industry -

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Blenheim

    Sir Ian McKellen to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016

    Sir Ian McKellen, one of the UK’s most respected actors, will open Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016. The popular show is being staged from June 17-19 in the grounds of the magnificent country house which is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough. Sir Ian, who has gained over 60 awards for acting and who was awarded the Companion of Honour by the Queen in 2007 for ‘services to drama and equality’, said: “I am really looking forward to visiting Blenheim Palace on Friday 17 June. It is 300 years since the birth of Capability Brown. It will be intriguing to see how he…

  • Malvern

    A fanfare of florals take top titles at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    RHS Malvern Spring Festival opened its gates yesterday to welcome over 19,000 visitors to the first day of the four-day event at the Three Counties Showground. Top talent from the floral and art world will be celebrating as numerous RHS Gold medals have been awarded. FLORAL MARQUEE The RHS Malvern Spring Festival once again welcomes full blooms of the UK’s finest nurseries. As the first major RHS show of the summer season, RHS Malvern’s Floral Marquee is famed for its vibrant and colourful early summer displays, showcasing new and exciting plants and allowing the public to indulge in some horticultural…

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    Sneak preview at The Harrod Horticultural Chelsea stand

    Chelsea is fast approaching and for the Harrod Horticultural team it means that plans are in full swing for another show-stopping exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show; and here’s a sneaky peak…… It’s laden with inspirational and elegant structures that are all UK designed and manufactured in house by Harrod Horticultural and endorsed by the RHS too, which help to bring gardens of all styles and size to life.  The stand showcases the finest quality garden arches, pergolas, obelisks and plant supports, in a number of stunning shapes and sizes that are also now offered in a range of colours or…

  • Wyevale

    Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates accolades at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016

    Wyevale Garden Centres, in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, was awarded Gold yesterday in the Show Garden category for its garden ‘Gardening Amidst Ruins: a homage to Capability Brown’. Today garden designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and David Mitchell from Wyevale Garden Centres will be presented the Gold Medal for the Best Construction Award by Viscount Cobham, Three Counties president and Sir Nicholas Bacon, Royal Horticultural Society president. The Best Construction Award is a new category for 2016, with the team behind the garden the first ever recipients of this new and prestigious award at Malvern. The award celebrates outstanding achievement in the…

  • grass

    Research reveals Brits spend four days a year on garden maintenance

    Home owners could save four days a year by ‘turfing’ out their natural grass in favour of a LazyLawn, according to recent research from the UK’s biggest supplier of artificial grass. A survey commissioned by LazyLawn has revealed that individuals with a garden spend an average of 1.89 hours per week – adding up to a total of four days every year – maintaining their lawn, which the artificial turf specialist believes could be better spent enjoying time in the garden. In fact, of the 2,044 British adults questioned in the survey, 44% admitted they would spend more leisure time…

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Sir Ian McKellen to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016

May 6, 2016

Sir Ian McKellen, one of the UK’s most respected actors, will open Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2016. The popular show is being staged from June 17-19 in the grounds of the magnificent country house which is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough. Sir Ian, who has gained over 60 awards for acting and who was awarded the Companion of Honour by the Queen in 2007 for ‘services to drama and equality’, said: “I am really looking forward to visiting Blenheim Palace on Friday 17 June. It is 300 years since the birth of Capability Brown. It will be intriguing to see how he…

Malvern

A fanfare of florals take top titles at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

May 6, 2016

RHS Malvern Spring Festival opened its gates yesterday to welcome over 19,000 visitors to the first day of the four-day event at the Three Counties Showground. Top talent from the floral and art world will be celebrating as numerous RHS Gold medals have been awarded. FLORAL MARQUEE The RHS Malvern Spring Festival once again welcomes full blooms of the UK’s finest nurseries. As the first major RHS show of the summer season, RHS Malvern’s Floral Marquee is famed for its vibrant and colourful early summer displays, showcasing new and exciting plants and allowing the public to indulge in some horticultural…

harrod

Sneak preview at The Harrod Horticultural Chelsea stand

May 6, 2016

Chelsea is fast approaching and for the Harrod Horticultural team it means that plans are in full swing for another show-stopping exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show; and here’s a sneaky peak…… It’s laden with inspirational and elegant structures that are all UK designed and manufactured in house by Harrod Horticultural and endorsed by the RHS too, which help to bring gardens of all styles and size to life.  The stand showcases the finest quality garden arches, pergolas, obelisks and plant supports, in a number of stunning shapes and sizes that are also now offered in a range of colours or…

Wyevale

Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates accolades at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016

May 6, 2016

Wyevale Garden Centres, in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, was awarded Gold yesterday in the Show Garden category for its garden ‘Gardening Amidst Ruins: a homage to Capability Brown’. Today garden designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and David Mitchell from Wyevale Garden Centres will be presented the Gold Medal for the Best Construction Award by Viscount Cobham, Three Counties president and Sir Nicholas Bacon, Royal Horticultural Society president. The Best Construction Award is a new category for 2016, with the team behind the garden the first ever recipients of this new and prestigious award at Malvern. The award celebrates outstanding achievement in the…

grass

Research reveals Brits spend four days a year on garden maintenance

May 6, 2016

Home owners could save four days a year by ‘turfing’ out their natural grass in favour of a LazyLawn, according to recent research from the UK’s biggest supplier of artificial grass. A survey commissioned by LazyLawn has revealed that individuals with a garden spend an average of 1.89 hours per week – adding up to a total of four days every year – maintaining their lawn, which the artificial turf specialist believes could be better spent enjoying time in the garden. In fact, of the 2,044 British adults questioned in the survey, 44% admitted they would spend more leisure time…

STIAN_TOXIC CATERPILLARS_IMAGE002 A PLAGUE of toxic CATERPILLARS has invaded the UK…..with wildlife experts telling people to report nests as soon as they spot them. The invasion of oak processionary moths (OPM) began in ernest last week after reports of the creepy-crawlies in a host of hotspots in the south east of England. The moths - which are highly toxic in their caterpillar stage - first invaded the UK from mainland Europe in 2005 after oak trees were imported from Holland, and pose a hazard to humans, pets and livestock. Hairs on the caterpillars - which live in and feed off oak trees - contain toxins called thamentopoein which can cause severe skin rashes and asthma attacks as well as causing eye and throat irritations, vomiting, dizziness and fever.  STIAN ALEXANDER 07528 679198

Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar spreads through South East England

May 6, 2016

Britain has an unwelcome visitor in the form of the Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars which have taken hold of hundreds of sites in the South East of England, particularly around Central London, Croydon and near Woking. The caterpillars are highly toxic to humans and can trigger asthma attacks, fevers and severe skin rashes with experts now fearing that they could soon spread nationwide. Reports have shown that the caterpillars have been seen in a host of hotspots over the last 12 months, sparking warnings from wildlife experts that the invading species are rapidly spreading throughout Britain with an alarming number…

Pictorial Meadows

Create instant meadows with Pictorial Meadows new PM Turf

May 6, 2016

Pictorial Meadows, the world leader in naturalistic planting, has launched a new and innovative product called PM Turf. It is pre-seeded to deliver an instant, flower rich established, sustainable perennial meadow anywhere. PM Turf boasts all the benefits of Pictorial Meadows unique and long lasting perennial seed mixtures, in a product that is quick and easy to establish and will confidently outperform any other product on the market. Grown to exacting production standards, it is grass-free and provides a visually stunning and cost effective way to create a meadow. PM Turf uniquely consists of 100% meadow plantlets which are grown in a special…

oakview

Oak View Landscapes celebrates 12th birthday with new website

May 6, 2016

Oak View has redesigned its website, www.oakviewlandscapes.co.uk ,to provide commercial buyers,landscape architects and garden designers with even more relevant and easy-to-find information on its services, skill base and accreditations. “Our website has always been an important route for us to share information about the award winning services we provide. The enhanced features gives us an instant opportunity to showcase a variety of landscape skills over different size projects and client type together with details of our extensive accreditations and valuable client feedback and testimonials. The redesigned website has a fresh look and improved functionality to ensure an easier and more…

Hampton

The Botanical Studio to preview at RHS Hampton Court 2016

May 5, 2016

Designer Jade Goto is teaming up with international company Crabtree & Evelyn at this years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, to create a garden that will captivate the senses. The Botanical Studio Garden will combine the heritage of Crabtree & Evelyn with their modern day vision by taking the planting palette of a traditional English garden, breaking it apart and reconstructing it in a contemporary style. The garden mimics the fragrance pyramid of a perfume, with each terrace representing the note found in a perfume. Evoking the perfume fields of Grasse, large planters of mono-planting celebrate the single ingredient and…

toby buckland

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham an outstanding success in its third year

May 5, 2016

The sun came out, thousands of people flooded in and a great day out was had by all. Garden lovers came from far and wide to experience the fabulous selection of nurseries and the inspiring talks given by garden experts. ‘It feels like the Festival has really come of age,” says Toby, “This was its third year and so many visitors have remarked how it stood out from all the other garden shows in terms of its friendly atmosphere and the experience of being in such a beautiful Castle setting. We’ve really worked hard to create a diverse and quality…

London Stone

New London Stone brochure now available

May 5, 2016

The brand new London Stone 2016 brochure is now available and it’s safe to say that it’s the best one yet. A truly invaluable resource, the brochure is packed full of fascinating articles from industry-leading designers and contractors including Mark Gregory and Ann-Marie Powell; useful advice and technical information, such as how to decipher CE Marks; articles on ethical trading and the charities that London Stone supports; stunning imagery from recent RHS Flower Show gardens that it has sponsored; and of course full product details, including many new additions for 2016. Order your copy today by phone, email or via the London Stone website. #ThisIsLondonStone www.londonstone.co.uk…

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Landscape Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards

May 5, 2016

Following more than 12 months of intensive work by industry employers, trade bodies and stakeholders, the new Horticulture and Landscape Apprenticeship Standards have now achieved Government approval. This paves the way for the next step in the process; the development by employers, with the support of training providers and assessment organisations, of assessment plans, which will define how apprentices are measured and tested against the new standards. The Government’s Trailblazer Apprenticeships programme, developed following a Government review in 2012 of the existing apprenticeships offering, aims to ensure that apprenticeships are employer led and tailored to the needs of industry. Following…

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Gold for Green Team Interiors at efig awards

May 5, 2016

Established Hampshire-based Interior Landscaping company, Green Team Interiors, has been recognised once more for its exemplary customer service and design after scooping not one, but six industry awards at the annual efig (European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups) awards ceremony, the most prestigious night in the Interior Landscaping industry’s calendar. Following on from the success of previous years, the Hampshire-based business continued to add to its growing collection of accolades, fighting off tough competition from a number of industry-leading names to scoop the esteemed Gold Maintenance Award for their work with global speciality biopharmaceutical company, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, as well as…

GreenMech

GreenMech QuadChip 160 ‘turns’ heads at Bron Afon Community Housing

May 5, 2016

Rob Richards, senior surveyor for Bron Afon, has turned to GreenMech to manage the ever-growing population of trees in the area. Bron Afon Community Housing is a social enterprise, established in 2008, when Torfaen Council tenants voted for Bron Afon to be its new landlord. Since then, it has been bringing homes up to Welsh Housing Quality Standards, covering construction, community regeneration and support. Rob oversees the entire tree stock, totalling around 5,500 trees over multiple tree areas. For a long while Rob and his team of three have used chippers for the tree maintenance work and when the time came to replace their existing…

posh

Are you a posh landscaper?

May 5, 2016

With the gardening show season now upon us, professional garden designers and landscapers are being kept very busy. To help further reap the rewards of the season, unique shed maker The Posh Shed Company is offering a unique incentive to grant designers the opportunity to earn some extra income. The Posh Shed Company runs a scheme called the Posh Landscapers and Garden Designers Club, which offers members commission, plus other benefits, if they use a Posh Shed in their designs. Posh Sheds are beautifully designed and created with garden design in mind. The options are endless with bespoke and standard…