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June 25, 2018

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MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME helps create urban oasis in London Bridge -

Monday, June 25, 2018

Clean Air Day: Calling on plants -

Monday, June 25, 2018

Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court -

Monday, June 25, 2018

GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ecoscape
  • clean

    Clean Air Day: Calling on plants

    Clean Air Day More topical this year is the fact that 21 June has also been designated as Clean Air Day to raise awareness of our need to address pollution. This year, there has been a rise of concerns over pollution in London streets and schools and it is suspected that similar conditions might be found in other large cities. It is already known that many large cities across the world have these problems. Over the years, London has tried to limit pollution with the congestion charge hoping to discourage drivers going into the centre. There have been calls to…

  • Galicia

    Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court

    The breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coast of north west Spain will be brought to life in a show garden collaboration between the Spanish Tourist Office, Turismo de Galicia and designer Rose McMonigall at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The garden will evoke, on a small scale, the extraordinary landscape of the Rías De Galicia, the estuaries on the rugged Galician coast. Here, surrounded by uncrowded white beaches and turquoise waters, a series of large rivers meet the Atlantic, an area which in times past was believed to be the End of the Earth. Secluded coves are dotted throughout…

  • butler

    Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions

    We asked you, the readers of Pro Landscaper to send in your questions concerning all elements of the landscaping industry. This week, we speak with Sean Butler of Cube 1994, to help tackle some of the biggest questions in landscaping today. What is best to do if a client is unhappy with an installation that cannot be altered? This simply comes down to communication. The client and the contractor should be communicating on a regular basis and this scenario should never happen. I believe that everything can be altered it’s just who is going to pay? If it’s too expensive…

  • talasey

    Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO

    Talasey Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Whitlock as its new managing director while company founder Mark Wall becomes CEO. Following on from the launch of Natural Paving USA Inc in 2017 and the introduction of Talasey Group as the overarching corporate entity for the UK in January this year, the company continues to enjoy a period of significant growth and development. Since entering the US market, Natural Paving has quickly found traction and is already supplying its natural stone hard landscaping products across the South Eastern belt of the USA. CEO Mark Wall’s strategic focus will…

  • soils

    Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

    The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us get serious about soils. Soils and their importance have come into focus in recent years and understanding their science is increasingly recognised as critical to improving the establishment and growth of trees, whatever their setting. For professionals involved in the care and cultivation of amenity trees, Arboriculture begins and ends…

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bridge

MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME helps create urban oasis in London Bridge

Jun 25, 2018

Marlborough Sports Garden, a long-time community recreation space in London Bridge, has been regenerated and reopened, featuring unique hexagonal planters made from MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME. Transforming the once graffitied concrete space into an urban oasis, the planters were a central feature at the official opening, attended by British Olympian Tom Daley and MP Jo Cox’s sister Kim, alongside her parents Mr and Mrs Leadbeater. Some may recognise these planters from this year’s Ecobuild exhibition back in March, where they made up a ‘pocket park’ designed by The Edible Bus Stop, an award-winning landscape architecture and design consultancy, in partnership with…

clean

Clean Air Day: Calling on plants

Jun 25, 2018

Clean Air Day More topical this year is the fact that 21 June has also been designated as Clean Air Day to raise awareness of our need to address pollution. This year, there has been a rise of concerns over pollution in London streets and schools and it is suspected that similar conditions might be found in other large cities. It is already known that many large cities across the world have these problems. Over the years, London has tried to limit pollution with the congestion charge hoping to discourage drivers going into the centre. There have been calls to…

Galicia

Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court

Jun 25, 2018

The breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coast of north west Spain will be brought to life in a show garden collaboration between the Spanish Tourist Office, Turismo de Galicia and designer Rose McMonigall at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The garden will evoke, on a small scale, the extraordinary landscape of the Rías De Galicia, the estuaries on the rugged Galician coast. Here, surrounded by uncrowded white beaches and turquoise waters, a series of large rivers meet the Atlantic, an area which in times past was believed to be the End of the Earth. Secluded coves are dotted throughout…

contractors

GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July

Jun 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announces the launch of the next generation Soil cell solution RootSpace 400. The GreenBlue Urban RootSpace® system is in essence, a soil support system for urban tree planting – designed for maximum uncompacted soil and rooting volume, is utility friendly with economic freight and industry leading strength characteristics. To celebrate the launch, GreenBlue Urban are inviting key contractors to their headquarters in Bodiam, East Sussex on Wednesday 4 July 2018 for a contractors day. Visitors will assist in a trial tree pit to discover first-hand how easy RootSpace is to put together with each stage identified in installing a…

murray

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards

Jun 22, 2018

Brothers Lee and Marc Murray, of family-run business Murray Landscapes, have come out top at the latest Building for Growth Programme course created by hub South West. hub South West, the construction and infrastructure focused partnership works with local authorities and private sector enterprises in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway to provide state-of-the-art community facilities. Now in its eighth cycle, hub South West’s Building for Growth programme is targeted at ambitious local SMEs looking to grow in a sustainable manner by building upon the skills and internal capacity to take on increasing volumes of work. Over 90 delegates from…

butler

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions

Jun 22, 2018

We asked you, the readers of Pro Landscaper to send in your questions concerning all elements of the landscaping industry. This week, we speak with Sean Butler of Cube 1994, to help tackle some of the biggest questions in landscaping today. What is best to do if a client is unhappy with an installation that cannot be altered? This simply comes down to communication. The client and the contractor should be communicating on a regular basis and this scenario should never happen. I believe that everything can be altered it’s just who is going to pay? If it’s too expensive…

rail

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live

Jun 22, 2018

Green-tech returned to exhibit at Rail Live 2018 which is being heralded as the biggest and best event yet. Rail Live 2018 which took place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June in Warwickshire was organised by RAIL magazine. It is the largest, most comprehensive outdoor event for rail in the UK. The show has undergone a transformation and unveiled many new developments for 2018 which included live demonstrations from over 400 exhibitors and sponsors. Green-tech are specialists in tree planting, vegetation management, biodiversity and conservation solutions and showcased their gt Green Screens, chemicals, wildflowers and tree planting products. Sales director at Green-tech,…

talasey

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO

Jun 21, 2018

Talasey Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Whitlock as its new managing director while company founder Mark Wall becomes CEO. Following on from the launch of Natural Paving USA Inc in 2017 and the introduction of Talasey Group as the overarching corporate entity for the UK in January this year, the company continues to enjoy a period of significant growth and development. Since entering the US market, Natural Paving has quickly found traction and is already supplying its natural stone hard landscaping products across the South Eastern belt of the USA. CEO Mark Wall’s strategic focus will…

posh

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court

Jun 21, 2018

Visitors to the 2018 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show will be among the first to see the new ranges from the Posh Shed Company. The three new options are the “Posh”, “Very Posh” and “Unbelievably Posh” and the show will be their first outing. They have been created to allow customers the freedom to determine exactly how posh they’d like their shed. “Posh” sheds offer the same high standard of design and build quality that is expected of The Posh Shed Company, but are supplied in treated timber and ready for self-installation with comprehensive instructions and all the fixtures included….

soils

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

Jun 21, 2018

The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us get serious about soils. Soils and their importance have come into focus in recent years and understanding their science is increasingly recognised as critical to improving the establishment and growth of trees, whatever their setting. For professionals involved in the care and cultivation of amenity trees, Arboriculture begins and ends…

school

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced

Jun 21, 2018

Shropshire fifteen-year-old crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year London secondary school wins RHS School Gardening Team of the Year Norfolk teacher named RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year Secondary schools have come out on top in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Celebrating the passion and creativity in gardening, the competition shines a light on the powerful impact that gardening can have on children’s learning, development and wellbeing. This year’s winners, chosen by a panel of judges from nearly 200 nominations are: RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2018: Ellie Micklewright, Newport Girls’ HighSchool Academy Trust,…

timotay

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners

Jun 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes were shortlisted to compete in this year’s APL Avenue Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Each of the contenders were tasked with creating an inspirational, aspirational but relatable garden at the show, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham. Timotay Landscapes have been awarded a silver merit at BBC Gardener’s World, which reflects their expertise, passion and desire to create inspirational outdoor spaces. Timotay celebrated their 30th year in 2017, and continue with their award winning year. In March of this year, Timotay Landscapes also won a Gold and Silver Award from the Association of…

News

bridge

MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME helps create urban oasis in London Bridge

Marlborough Sports Garden, a long-time community recreation space in London Bridge, has been regenerated and reopened, featuring unique hexagonal planters made from MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME. Transforming the once graffitied concrete space into an urban oasis, the planters were a central feature at the official opening, attended by British Olympian Tom Daley and MP Jo Cox’s sister Kim, alongside her parents Mr and Mrs Leadbeater. Some may recognise these planters from this year’s Ecobuild exhibition back in March, where they made up a ‘pocket park’ designed by The Edible Bus Stop, an award-winning landscape architecture and design consultancy, in partnership with…

clean

Clean Air Day: Calling on plants

Clean Air Day More topical this year is the fact that 21 June has also been designated as Clean Air Day to raise awareness of our need to address pollution. This year, there has been a rise of concerns over pollution in London streets and schools and it is suspected that similar conditions might be found in other large cities. It is already known that many large cities across the world have these problems. Over the years, London has tried to limit pollution with the congestion charge hoping to discourage drivers going into the centre. There have been calls to…

Galicia

Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court

The breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coast of north west Spain will be brought to life in a show garden collaboration between the Spanish Tourist Office, Turismo de Galicia and designer Rose McMonigall at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The garden will evoke, on a small scale, the extraordinary landscape of the Rías De Galicia, the estuaries on the rugged Galician coast. Here, surrounded by uncrowded white beaches and turquoise waters, a series of large rivers meet the Atlantic, an area which in times past was believed to be the End of the Earth. Secluded coves are dotted throughout…

contractors

GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July

GreenBlue Urban announces the launch of the next generation Soil cell solution RootSpace 400. The GreenBlue Urban RootSpace® system is in essence, a soil support system for urban tree planting – designed for maximum uncompacted soil and rooting volume, is utility friendly with economic freight and industry leading strength characteristics. To celebrate the launch, GreenBlue Urban are inviting key contractors to their headquarters in Bodiam, East Sussex on Wednesday 4 July 2018 for a contractors day. Visitors will assist in a trial tree pit to discover first-hand how easy RootSpace is to put together with each stage identified in installing a…

murray

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards

Brothers Lee and Marc Murray, of family-run business Murray Landscapes, have come out top at the latest Building for Growth Programme course created by hub South West. hub South West, the construction and infrastructure focused partnership works with local authorities and private sector enterprises in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway to provide state-of-the-art community facilities. Now in its eighth cycle, hub South West’s Building for Growth programme is targeted at ambitious local SMEs looking to grow in a sustainable manner by building upon the skills and internal capacity to take on increasing volumes of work. Over 90 delegates from…

butler

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions

We asked you, the readers of Pro Landscaper to send in your questions concerning all elements of the landscaping industry. This week, we speak with Sean Butler of Cube 1994, to help tackle some of the biggest questions in landscaping today. What is best to do if a client is unhappy with an installation that cannot be altered? This simply comes down to communication. The client and the contractor should be communicating on a regular basis and this scenario should never happen. I believe that everything can be altered it’s just who is going to pay? If it’s too expensive…

rail

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live

Green-tech returned to exhibit at Rail Live 2018 which is being heralded as the biggest and best event yet. Rail Live 2018 which took place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June in Warwickshire was organised by RAIL magazine. It is the largest, most comprehensive outdoor event for rail in the UK. The show has undergone a transformation and unveiled many new developments for 2018 which included live demonstrations from over 400 exhibitors and sponsors. Green-tech are specialists in tree planting, vegetation management, biodiversity and conservation solutions and showcased their gt Green Screens, chemicals, wildflowers and tree planting products. Sales director at Green-tech,…

talasey

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO

Talasey Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Whitlock as its new managing director while company founder Mark Wall becomes CEO. Following on from the launch of Natural Paving USA Inc in 2017 and the introduction of Talasey Group as the overarching corporate entity for the UK in January this year, the company continues to enjoy a period of significant growth and development. Since entering the US market, Natural Paving has quickly found traction and is already supplying its natural stone hard landscaping products across the South Eastern belt of the USA. CEO Mark Wall’s strategic focus will…

posh

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court

Visitors to the 2018 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show will be among the first to see the new ranges from the Posh Shed Company. The three new options are the “Posh”, “Very Posh” and “Unbelievably Posh” and the show will be their first outing. They have been created to allow customers the freedom to determine exactly how posh they’d like their shed. “Posh” sheds offer the same high standard of design and build quality that is expected of The Posh Shed Company, but are supplied in treated timber and ready for self-installation with comprehensive instructions and all the fixtures included….

soils

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us get serious about soils. Soils and their importance have come into focus in recent years and understanding their science is increasingly recognised as critical to improving the establishment and growth of trees, whatever their setting. For professionals involved in the care and cultivation of amenity trees, Arboriculture begins and ends…

school

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced

Shropshire fifteen-year-old crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year London secondary school wins RHS School Gardening Team of the Year Norfolk teacher named RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year Secondary schools have come out on top in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Celebrating the passion and creativity in gardening, the competition shines a light on the powerful impact that gardening can have on children’s learning, development and wellbeing. This year’s winners, chosen by a panel of judges from nearly 200 nominations are: RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2018: Ellie Micklewright, Newport Girls’ HighSchool Academy Trust,…

timotay

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners

Timotay Landscapes were shortlisted to compete in this year’s APL Avenue Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Each of the contenders were tasked with creating an inspirational, aspirational but relatable garden at the show, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham. Timotay Landscapes have been awarded a silver merit at BBC Gardener’s World, which reflects their expertise, passion and desire to create inspirational outdoor spaces. Timotay celebrated their 30th year in 2017, and continue with their award winning year. In March of this year, Timotay Landscapes also won a Gold and Silver Award from the Association of…

workwear

Stihl expands Workwear range

STIHL has expanded its range of high-visibility workwear that offers professionals the very best in comfort and mobility. The new lightweight MS Protect cut protective high-visibility jacket and trousers -both available in different sizes – provide professionals with freedom of movement, and are ideal for a range of applications including arb, forestry and landscaping work. The Protect MS jacket comes with two chest pockets as well as an outlet opening for harnesses on the back. The elbows and shoulders feature thorn protection and breathable ADVANCE cut protection has been included in the chest, shoulder, arm and stomach areas for improved…

social

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas

This week, Pro Landscaper picks the brain of Sian Parsons, senior designer at John Cullen Lighting to discover the intricacies of lighting outdoor social areas, and how it is best executed.   What are some of the options available to light an outdoor social area? “The best outdoor social area lighting is one that gives you atmosphere and fun,” Sian says. “Stringing up external fairy lights can look beautiful, either in waves overhead, hanging in trees or simply wrapped around tree trunks. “It’s also worth considering low level washes under fixed benches or tables to add a glow, or step…

thrive

Give it some welly for Thrive this September

Show your support for garden therapy charity Thrive this September by giving it some welly! Last year saw an array of people – from school children to a Strictly star – wear their wellies with pride to boost Thrive’s funds. The idea is simple – slip on some wellies instead of usual footwear on Wednesday 19 September and donate to Thrive. Anyone can take part, businesses, schools, colleges, basically anyone who has a pair of wellies! It’s a bit of fun, raising much-needed funds for Thrive to enable our horticultural therapists to help more people use plants and gardens to improve their…

Macmillan

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis

A garden telling the tale of life after a cancer diagnosis will be exhibited at this year’s Southport Flower Show on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. Garden designer, Jason O’Donnell, was moved to create the garden for Macmillan after his father passed away from lung cancer last December, just eight months after receiving his diagnosis. The garden celebrates the work of Macmillan and is a reminder of how important gifts left in wills are to the charity, which received over £84m in legacy donations last year. The garden’s standout feature, a giant storybook with pages made up of dry stone…