February 21, 2017

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Harmony in horticulture on the horizon -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Focus on plants for the world horse welfare artisan garden -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wet and warm winter weather disease warning for turf professionals -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Howard Nurseries appoint new operations manager -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gardening Scotland unveils charity partner for 2017 -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snowdrop Mania brings in the crowds -

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tim’O’Hare conduct soil survey for RHS Garden Bridgewater -

Monday, February 20, 2017

TigerTurf bolsters overseas operations with new export sales manager -

Monday, February 20, 2017

Developing home-grown talent at Janine Pattison Studios -

Monday, February 20, 2017

RTPI awards shortlist announced -

Sunday, February 19, 2017

LT Studio appointed for Watchet quayside -

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Award-winning Expo garden becomes public park -

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Youth at the cutting edge of design at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Melissa Morton celebrates HOUZZ “Best Customer Service” Award -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed -

Friday, February 17, 2017

£23m West Rhyl green space features Tobermore’s fabulous fusion -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Action for new species discovered on brink of extinction -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Heligan invests in its future -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bradstone launches next generation concrete and pushes porcelain to the extreme -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Play industry calls on minister to protect our parks -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Harmony in horticulture on the horizon

    The theme of harmony is set to dominate tree planting and gardening trends in 2017, according to a green spaces expert. Chris Mills, general manager at national tree supply and planting and relocation specialist Glendale Civic Trees as well as one Pro Landscapers 30 under 30 – the next generation awards in 2015, says people will benefit from utilising simplistic landscape designs and calming colours in their gardens. Chris said: “The Flower Council of Holland announced its four trends for 2017 as harmonise, equalise, energise and rebel and from a design perspective we’ll see this reflected in colours, shapes and…

  • Focus on plants for the world horse welfare artisan garden

    In keeping with their signature ‘wild and wonderful’ style, garden designers Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith have selected between 50-60 different species of wildflowers and wild grasses, plus trees and shrubs which are all British natives. for the World Horse Welfare Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Almost 1,000 plants will be grown in total, with 300 cultivated in Adam and Jonathan’s own garden in Hertfordshire. The garden is a traditional wildflower garden and will tell the story of a real horse rescued from a small, derelict stable and nursed back to health under World Horse Welfare’s care,…

  • Wet and warm winter weather disease warning for turf professionals

    With this year’s wet and warm winter weather creating the perfect conditions for turf diseases such as fusarium, snow mould and anthracnose to thrive, maintaining healthy rhizosphere conditions is the first step in preventing infections from detracting from turf performance and appearance. That is the advice from Richard Brown of Germinal who recommends that an early season application of a rhizobacteria enhanced fertiliser will not only provide plants with vital nutrients, but will also promote healthy root development and protect against soil borne seedling diseases. “Apart from the occasional, brief period of colder weather, many parts of the UK have…

  • Howard Nurseries appoint new operations manager

    Herbaceous grower Howard Nurseries in Wortham, Suffolk, established over 40 years ago, has appointed Marcel Willems as operations manager. He joins from Glendale Horticulture, where he was general manager. Managing director Christine Howard, said of the appointment: “We are immensely pleased to have Marcel on board and are eager to tap into his commercial and operational knowledge across the retail and amenity sectors.” Howards Nurseries grows a wide range of herbaceous plant in the field as well as in containers for supply to other nurseries, garden centres, garden designers and landscapers. Marcel Willems said: “I am looking forward to working…

  • Gardening Scotland unveils charity partner for 2017

    The organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced their charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston. NSPCC Scotland has been selected as the garden festival’s charity partner for the second year running after a very successful inaugural year in 2016. Gardening Scotland will be pledging £1 to the charity from every ticket sold in March – a month which includes Mothering Sunday and the official start of British Summer Time. Now in its 18th year, Gardening Scotland – the nation’s premier gardening event – will take place from Friday…

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Harmony in horticulture on the horizon

Feb 21, 2017

The theme of harmony is set to dominate tree planting and gardening trends in 2017, according to a green spaces expert. Chris Mills, general manager at national tree supply and planting and relocation specialist Glendale Civic Trees as well as one Pro Landscapers 30 under 30 – the next generation awards in 2015, says people will benefit from utilising simplistic landscape designs and calming colours in their gardens. Chris said: “The Flower Council of Holland announced its four trends for 2017 as harmonise, equalise, energise and rebel and from a design perspective we’ll see this reflected in colours, shapes and…

Focus on plants for the world horse welfare artisan garden

Feb 21, 2017

In keeping with their signature ‘wild and wonderful’ style, garden designers Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith have selected between 50-60 different species of wildflowers and wild grasses, plus trees and shrubs which are all British natives. for the World Horse Welfare Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Almost 1,000 plants will be grown in total, with 300 cultivated in Adam and Jonathan’s own garden in Hertfordshire. The garden is a traditional wildflower garden and will tell the story of a real horse rescued from a small, derelict stable and nursed back to health under World Horse Welfare’s care,…

Wet and warm winter weather disease warning for turf professionals

Feb 21, 2017

With this year’s wet and warm winter weather creating the perfect conditions for turf diseases such as fusarium, snow mould and anthracnose to thrive, maintaining healthy rhizosphere conditions is the first step in preventing infections from detracting from turf performance and appearance. That is the advice from Richard Brown of Germinal who recommends that an early season application of a rhizobacteria enhanced fertiliser will not only provide plants with vital nutrients, but will also promote healthy root development and protect against soil borne seedling diseases. “Apart from the occasional, brief period of colder weather, many parts of the UK have…

Howard Nurseries appoint new operations manager

Feb 21, 2017

Herbaceous grower Howard Nurseries in Wortham, Suffolk, established over 40 years ago, has appointed Marcel Willems as operations manager. He joins from Glendale Horticulture, where he was general manager. Managing director Christine Howard, said of the appointment: “We are immensely pleased to have Marcel on board and are eager to tap into his commercial and operational knowledge across the retail and amenity sectors.” Howards Nurseries grows a wide range of herbaceous plant in the field as well as in containers for supply to other nurseries, garden centres, garden designers and landscapers. Marcel Willems said: “I am looking forward to working…

Gardening Scotland unveils charity partner for 2017

Feb 21, 2017

The organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced their charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston. NSPCC Scotland has been selected as the garden festival’s charity partner for the second year running after a very successful inaugural year in 2016. Gardening Scotland will be pledging £1 to the charity from every ticket sold in March – a month which includes Mothering Sunday and the official start of British Summer Time. Now in its 18th year, Gardening Scotland – the nation’s premier gardening event – will take place from Friday…

Snowdrop Mania brings in the crowds

Feb 20, 2017

The humble snowdrop has a very dedicated following as Great Comp Garden found out at the weekend when over 700 people poured through the gates in under two hours to buy rare galanthus plants (the Latin name for snowdrop). The seven acre garden in Platt near Sevenoaks opened for just two hours on Sunday for their ‘Snowdrop Sensation’ featuring specialist snowdrop and winter bulb nurseries. Plants with an £80 price tag were snapped up alongside more modestly priced bulbs! William Dyson, the curator at Great Comp said: “We welcomed the sunshine on Sunday morning as 735 visitors ventured forth to…

Tim’O’Hare conduct soil survey for RHS Garden Bridgewater

Feb 20, 2017

A comprehensive Soil Resource Survey carried out for the Royal Horticultural Society by soil scientists at Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA) for the proposed RHS Garden Bridgewater will provide an exemplar case study on the sustainable re-use and management of existing soils. The proposed new garden – on the site of the former Worsley New Hall in Salford, to the north west of Manchester – has been designed by landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith. Soils on the 63 ha site, which slopes down to the Bridgewater Canal on its southern boundary, range from a sandy loam, through alluvial silts and clays in…

TigerTurf bolsters overseas operations with new export sales manager

Feb 20, 2017

TigerTurf UK has bolstered support for its overseas operations with the appointment of its first ever export sales manager. Bringing over 10 years of experience within the sports surfacing sector, David Hook will head up TigerTurf’s newly-expanded export sales team as the business looks to further grow its presence in mainland Europe and the Middle East. David forged a career in the textile industry through various technical, operational and sales roles, before a love of sport led him to a succession of business development roles in the manufacture of artificial grass. Having developed an eye for improving product quality and…

Developing home-grown talent at Janine Pattison Studios

Feb 20, 2017

A massive congratulations to Melissa King and Chris Hull, who Janine Pattison Studios are proud to announce have both been promoted this month. Melissa has become head of studio and Chris is promoted to landscape designer. Melissa graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) in garden design and joined JPS in 2014, bringing experience from both design and practical areas of the industry. An exceptional creative designer and horticulturalist, Melissa has played a significant role in driving standards in both the creative and technical aspects of JPS design schemes. She has a proven track record of surpassing client expectations, combined…

RTPI awards shortlist announced

Feb 19, 2017

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced the shortlist for its Awards for Planning Excellence 2017. Among the 90 finalists, across 14 categories, are a diverse range of schemes of wildly varying scales. These include: the Plymouth strategic landscape and seascape character and sensitivity study, led by Plymouth City Council and LUC with the aim of creating one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfronts; Sheffield’s ‘grey to green’ transformation of 1.2km of redundant carriageway into a linear park of rain gardens and public art; LDA’s proposals for enhancing flood defences along the River Arun at Littlehampton; the City of London’s Green Roof…

LT Studio appointed for Watchet quayside

Feb 19, 2017

LT Studio landscape architects is to design the public realm for shared workspaces at Watchet marina in West Somerset. The scheme, by architect Invisible Studio, includes artists’ studios, shared workspace, a print workshop, a cafe and a gallery for local community group the Onion Collective. The public realm will deliver “an attractive and successful external space that is well-used, flexible, easy to maintain, which complements the built form and which is appropriate for the coastal town of Watchet.” Flexible outdoor spaces will be also be used for public activities such as performances, play and art shows, and will link up…

Award-winning Expo garden becomes public park

Feb 18, 2017

Lotus Design Studio’s award-winning ‘green garden oasis’ for the Antalya EXPO 2016, Turkey, has become a permanent park. The 1,045m2 garden was given the innovative garden special prize for its demonstration of the importance of green living in cities. Rain gardens, a green roof, permeable paving, and the planting of 21 new trees counter the impact of urban heat and pollution, while promoting water conservation. Aquatic planting, an insect hotel and a growing table of edible plants, encourage biodiversity. Water features and sculptures create visual interest. Indoors, air-conditioning and water cooling is powered by solar panels. Lotus Design Studio founder Nilufer Danis says: “We are…

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Youth at the cutting edge of design at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Feb 18, 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Young Designer Competition enters into its ninth year in 2017, continuing to inspire a hub of young horticultural talent at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July), supported by Bruntwood. The competition gives aspiring garden designers aged 28 years and under the chance to launch their careers, gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show and compete for the coveted title. Inspired by ever increasing working hours and the creative and mindful benefits of green spaces, this year three finalists have been selected to design a Show Garden demonstrating what the fusion of…

Melissa Morton celebrates HOUZZ “Best Customer Service” Award

Feb 17, 2017

Melissa Morton Garden Design, Ilkley, West Yorkshire has won a HOUZZ “Best of Customer Service” award for 2017. This badge rates the business at the highest level for client satisfaction by the HOUZZ community. HOUZZ is the leading platform for home renovation and design. The HOUZZ community consists of more than 40 million monthly unique global users. The Best of HOUZZ is awarded annually in three categories.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top rated home professionals on HOUZZ. Customer Service awards are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews for a professional service. “I’m…

Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed

Feb 17, 2017

HUB, a London based developer specialising in mid-market homes, has released full details of the scheme to regenerate the former council owned site at Taberner House with the creation of 500 homes. The scheme also includes designs by Grant Associates to revitalise The Queen’s Gardens, a popular public park. Grant Associates’ landscape strategy aims to reconfigure the park with the introduction of a central children’s play area and two new squares that would improve access to the gardens both for new residents and the wider community. A new café is also planned for the park. Elements of the garden’s original…