July 24, 2017

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Aggregate Industries introduces Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range -

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Making of Three Gardens by Jorge Sánchez -

Monday, July 24, 2017

GreenMech’s new Aborist 200 chipper on show at Confor Woodland Show -

Monday, July 24, 2017

Local nursery helps National Trust at Studley Royal restore its 18thc garden -

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Animal rescue centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed installs new play area thanks to LazyLawn® -

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trellis/Scottish Prison Service gardening exhibition 2017 -

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inventor officially opens natural swimming pool at new luxury glamping resort -

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tenby English-medium school fitted for 21st century -

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dependable power that works as hard as you do -

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Warnes McGarr & Co’s RHS Tatton Park garden wins gold -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Touchwood Play help create £3m bespoke indoor timber play experience -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Green-tech’s latest product addition Katoun® Gold -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hartley Botanic showcases classic plantings at Tatton Park -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Improvement programme well underway at Sheffield’s largest park -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wicksteed Park receives HLF support -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Xylella fastidiosa a threat to the UK horticulture industry -

Friday, July 21, 2017

St Marylebone success for Robert Myers Association -

Friday, July 21, 2017

re-form Landscape Architecture expands Manchester office -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Declaration signed to promote conservation of ancient trees -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stewart Plant Sales appointed Baroness dealer for Central and Southern Scotland -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Aggregate Industries

    Aggregate Industries introduces Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range

    Aggregate Industries has introduced Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range of packed products; a quality-assured premixed ready-to-use formulation for fixing all types of fence posts. Lafarge Postmix is composed of a selected blend of cements and aggregates intended for domestic use. Easy to use, the product requires no mixing – just add water. It sets in five to 10 minutes and then rapidly hardens, allowing for fence panel hanging in around 30 minutes. Postmix fixes all types of wood, metal and concrete posts, in all types of soil. It comes in a plastic bag, meaning it can be stored outside,…

  • jorge sanchez

    The Making of Three Gardens by Jorge Sánchez

    ‘The Making of Three Gardens’, by Jorge Sánchez, offers a unique and personal insight into the craft of garden design, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs by Andre Baranowski. The book explores three of SMI Landscape Architecture’s recent private gardens in detail, revealing the evolution of each design. Jorge Sánchez, a principle partner at SMI, explains the thought processes behind these very different gardens, of which two are in Florida and one is in Scarsdale, New York. He discusses his clients’ unique requirements and the particular challenges faced, from finding plants hardy enough to withstand the ravages of Palm Beach’s…

  • GreenMech’s new Aborist 200 chipper on show at Confor Woodland Show

    GreenMech will be exhibiting their new Arborist 200 chipper at the Confor Woodland Show 2017 – the largest model in their Arborist range. In addition, visitors to stand E6 will also be able to see the ArbTrak 150 and CS100 machines and consult with the sales team for comprehensive technical advice. The Arborist 200 is the newest introduction to GreenMech’s traditional in-line format, road-tow chipper range and picks up where the popular Arborist 150 leaves off. It features a generous 1200mm x 840mm in-feed hopper which aids bushy brash reduction and leads to a generous 200mm x 280mm letterbox-style in-feed…

  • National Trust

    Local nursery helps National Trust at Studley Royal restore its 18thc garden

    The National Trust at Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is preparing to restore an important element of its 300-year-old Georgian garden with the help of a local nursery. Since 1983 Johnsons of Whixley, based in York, has been supplying specimen container grown hedging plants to the World Heritage Site to replace its yew ‘bosquet’ hedges which have become overgrown causing them to lose their formal appearance. The work is part of a massive programme of works that has been taking place at the Studley Royal water garden. Since taking over the site from North Yorkshire CC…

  • Animal rescue centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed installs new play area thanks to LazyLawn®

    LazyLawn® carried out an extensive transformation which included 300 square metres of Wonder Yarn 26mm, the winner of the Which? Best Buy Award for artificial grass in 2016, along with fencing, a sand pit, a dog pond and a dog tunnel at the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre. The new play area was opened last month and has so far been a great success with the rescue dogs. Jan Ross, manager of the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre, said: “Before the installation it was like a waste land, rough grass, very muddy and unsuitable for use for most of the year. The…

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Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries introduces Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range

Jul 24, 2017

Aggregate Industries has introduced Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range of packed products; a quality-assured premixed ready-to-use formulation for fixing all types of fence posts. Lafarge Postmix is composed of a selected blend of cements and aggregates intended for domestic use. Easy to use, the product requires no mixing – just add water. It sets in five to 10 minutes and then rapidly hardens, allowing for fence panel hanging in around 30 minutes. Postmix fixes all types of wood, metal and concrete posts, in all types of soil. It comes in a plastic bag, meaning it can be stored outside,…

jorge sanchez

The Making of Three Gardens by Jorge Sánchez

Jul 24, 2017

‘The Making of Three Gardens’, by Jorge Sánchez, offers a unique and personal insight into the craft of garden design, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs by Andre Baranowski. The book explores three of SMI Landscape Architecture’s recent private gardens in detail, revealing the evolution of each design. Jorge Sánchez, a principle partner at SMI, explains the thought processes behind these very different gardens, of which two are in Florida and one is in Scarsdale, New York. He discusses his clients’ unique requirements and the particular challenges faced, from finding plants hardy enough to withstand the ravages of Palm Beach’s…

GreenMech’s new Aborist 200 chipper on show at Confor Woodland Show

Jul 24, 2017

GreenMech will be exhibiting their new Arborist 200 chipper at the Confor Woodland Show 2017 – the largest model in their Arborist range. In addition, visitors to stand E6 will also be able to see the ArbTrak 150 and CS100 machines and consult with the sales team for comprehensive technical advice. The Arborist 200 is the newest introduction to GreenMech’s traditional in-line format, road-tow chipper range and picks up where the popular Arborist 150 leaves off. It features a generous 1200mm x 840mm in-feed hopper which aids bushy brash reduction and leads to a generous 200mm x 280mm letterbox-style in-feed…

National Trust

Local nursery helps National Trust at Studley Royal restore its 18thc garden

Jul 23, 2017

The National Trust at Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is preparing to restore an important element of its 300-year-old Georgian garden with the help of a local nursery. Since 1983 Johnsons of Whixley, based in York, has been supplying specimen container grown hedging plants to the World Heritage Site to replace its yew ‘bosquet’ hedges which have become overgrown causing them to lose their formal appearance. The work is part of a massive programme of works that has been taking place at the Studley Royal water garden. Since taking over the site from North Yorkshire CC…

Animal rescue centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed installs new play area thanks to LazyLawn®

Jul 23, 2017

LazyLawn® carried out an extensive transformation which included 300 square metres of Wonder Yarn 26mm, the winner of the Which? Best Buy Award for artificial grass in 2016, along with fencing, a sand pit, a dog pond and a dog tunnel at the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre. The new play area was opened last month and has so far been a great success with the rescue dogs. Jan Ross, manager of the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre, said: “Before the installation it was like a waste land, rough grass, very muddy and unsuitable for use for most of the year. The…

Trellis/Scottish Prison Service gardening exhibition 2017

Jul 23, 2017

On Wednesday 16 August 2017 HMYOI Polmont will host Cultivating Futures, a national exhibition of decorative planters and pallets on the theme of the environment, aimed at showcasing the creativity and horticultural skills of individuals in custody across Scotland. This inaugural and innovative event is presented in partnership with Trellis, the national Scottish charity for therapeutic gardening. Prisoners from 10 Scottish Prison Service prisons, from Grampian in the north to Dumfries in the south, have developed a range of high quality exhibits using a wide variety of skills gained whilst in custody. These skills include gardening, wood work, metal work,…

Inventor officially opens natural swimming pool at new luxury glamping resort

Jul 22, 2017

The new luxury £4m touring and glamping resort Love2Stay, near Shrewsbury, has opened to guests from around the UK and Europe, who are taking advantage of the summer weather and enjoying the stunning, state-of-the-art, natural, chemical free, swimming pool at the heart of the development. The Love2Stay is owned by Salop Leisure, one of the UK’s premier caravan and leisure companies. The resort, situated on the edge of the market town of Shrewsbury in 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offers visitors a luxurious natural retreat, with accommodation in either glamping Safari style lodges or 120 touring caravan pitches. There…

Tenby English-medium school fitted for 21st century

Jul 22, 2017

A brand new English-medium primary school in Tenby is approaching the end of its first year after being officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh Assembly. Kirsty Williams AM officially opened the new Tenby Church in Wales VC Primary School, which, with the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Hafan y Mor nearby, represent an £8.4 million investment in education in the town. Both were built under the 21st Century Schools Programme – a collaboration between Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Government, who are splitting the funding. They replace the Tenby VC and Tenby Junior schools and cater…

Dependable power that works as hard as you do

Jul 22, 2017

The benefits of battery powered garden equipment are endless, particularly when it comes to the professional sector. They are the less noise, fuss and fumes alternative and are tackling their petrol rivals head on. For professional users, perhaps one of the greatest benefits is reduced vibration, making gardening tools more comfortable to use, particularly when operating for extended periods of time. They are, therefore, rapidly becoming the power source of choice for landscapers and local authorities in parks, gardens and golf courses, to name just a few. Faced with a rising tide of litigation from sufferers of Hand-Arm-Vibrations (HAV), white…

Warnes McGarr & Co’s RHS Tatton Park garden wins gold

Jul 21, 2017

Garden design and landscape consultancy Warnes McGarr & Co won a coveted gold medal, as well as the Best Future Spaces and Best Construction awards at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, held from 19-23 July. Its eye-catching futuristic show garden – known as the Cactus-direct.co.uk 2101 garden – features 150cm high cactus and 60cm wide barrel cactus, as well as corroded steel structures. The garden was launched 18 July, on press and judging day, with a set from rock band Deep Shade, before BBC Gardeners’ World presenters Monty Don and Joe Swift took over the garden to do some filming…

News

Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries introduces Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range

Aggregate Industries has introduced Postmix to its Lafarge Cement range of packed products; a quality-assured premixed ready-to-use formulation for fixing all types of fence posts. Lafarge Postmix is composed of a selected blend of cements and aggregates intended for domestic use. Easy to use, the product requires no mixing – just add water. It sets in five to 10 minutes and then rapidly hardens, allowing for fence panel hanging in around 30 minutes. Postmix fixes all types of wood, metal and concrete posts, in all types of soil. It comes in a plastic bag, meaning it can be stored outside,…

jorge sanchez

The Making of Three Gardens by Jorge Sánchez

‘The Making of Three Gardens’, by Jorge Sánchez, offers a unique and personal insight into the craft of garden design, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs by Andre Baranowski. The book explores three of SMI Landscape Architecture’s recent private gardens in detail, revealing the evolution of each design. Jorge Sánchez, a principle partner at SMI, explains the thought processes behind these very different gardens, of which two are in Florida and one is in Scarsdale, New York. He discusses his clients’ unique requirements and the particular challenges faced, from finding plants hardy enough to withstand the ravages of Palm Beach’s…

GreenMech’s new Aborist 200 chipper on show at Confor Woodland Show

GreenMech will be exhibiting their new Arborist 200 chipper at the Confor Woodland Show 2017 – the largest model in their Arborist range. In addition, visitors to stand E6 will also be able to see the ArbTrak 150 and CS100 machines and consult with the sales team for comprehensive technical advice. The Arborist 200 is the newest introduction to GreenMech’s traditional in-line format, road-tow chipper range and picks up where the popular Arborist 150 leaves off. It features a generous 1200mm x 840mm in-feed hopper which aids bushy brash reduction and leads to a generous 200mm x 280mm letterbox-style in-feed…

National Trust

Local nursery helps National Trust at Studley Royal restore its 18thc garden

The National Trust at Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is preparing to restore an important element of its 300-year-old Georgian garden with the help of a local nursery. Since 1983 Johnsons of Whixley, based in York, has been supplying specimen container grown hedging plants to the World Heritage Site to replace its yew ‘bosquet’ hedges which have become overgrown causing them to lose their formal appearance. The work is part of a massive programme of works that has been taking place at the Studley Royal water garden. Since taking over the site from North Yorkshire CC…

Animal rescue centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed installs new play area thanks to LazyLawn®

LazyLawn® carried out an extensive transformation which included 300 square metres of Wonder Yarn 26mm, the winner of the Which? Best Buy Award for artificial grass in 2016, along with fencing, a sand pit, a dog pond and a dog tunnel at the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre. The new play area was opened last month and has so far been a great success with the rescue dogs. Jan Ross, manager of the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre, said: “Before the installation it was like a waste land, rough grass, very muddy and unsuitable for use for most of the year. The…

Trellis/Scottish Prison Service gardening exhibition 2017

On Wednesday 16 August 2017 HMYOI Polmont will host Cultivating Futures, a national exhibition of decorative planters and pallets on the theme of the environment, aimed at showcasing the creativity and horticultural skills of individuals in custody across Scotland. This inaugural and innovative event is presented in partnership with Trellis, the national Scottish charity for therapeutic gardening. Prisoners from 10 Scottish Prison Service prisons, from Grampian in the north to Dumfries in the south, have developed a range of high quality exhibits using a wide variety of skills gained whilst in custody. These skills include gardening, wood work, metal work,…

Inventor officially opens natural swimming pool at new luxury glamping resort

The new luxury £4m touring and glamping resort Love2Stay, near Shrewsbury, has opened to guests from around the UK and Europe, who are taking advantage of the summer weather and enjoying the stunning, state-of-the-art, natural, chemical free, swimming pool at the heart of the development. The Love2Stay is owned by Salop Leisure, one of the UK’s premier caravan and leisure companies. The resort, situated on the edge of the market town of Shrewsbury in 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offers visitors a luxurious natural retreat, with accommodation in either glamping Safari style lodges or 120 touring caravan pitches. There…

Tenby English-medium school fitted for 21st century

A brand new English-medium primary school in Tenby is approaching the end of its first year after being officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh Assembly. Kirsty Williams AM officially opened the new Tenby Church in Wales VC Primary School, which, with the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Hafan y Mor nearby, represent an £8.4 million investment in education in the town. Both were built under the 21st Century Schools Programme – a collaboration between Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Government, who are splitting the funding. They replace the Tenby VC and Tenby Junior schools and cater…

Dependable power that works as hard as you do

The benefits of battery powered garden equipment are endless, particularly when it comes to the professional sector. They are the less noise, fuss and fumes alternative and are tackling their petrol rivals head on. For professional users, perhaps one of the greatest benefits is reduced vibration, making gardening tools more comfortable to use, particularly when operating for extended periods of time. They are, therefore, rapidly becoming the power source of choice for landscapers and local authorities in parks, gardens and golf courses, to name just a few. Faced with a rising tide of litigation from sufferers of Hand-Arm-Vibrations (HAV), white…

Warnes McGarr & Co’s RHS Tatton Park garden wins gold

Garden design and landscape consultancy Warnes McGarr & Co won a coveted gold medal, as well as the Best Future Spaces and Best Construction awards at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, held from 19-23 July. Its eye-catching futuristic show garden – known as the Cactus-direct.co.uk 2101 garden – features 150cm high cactus and 60cm wide barrel cactus, as well as corroded steel structures. The garden was launched 18 July, on press and judging day, with a set from rock band Deep Shade, before BBC Gardeners’ World presenters Monty Don and Joe Swift took over the garden to do some filming…

Touchwood Play help create £3m bespoke indoor timber play experience

One of the UK’s leading specialist design and build play company, TouchWood Play, has completed a three-year project to create bespoke play equipment for William’s Den, a brand new, £3m indoor-meets-outdoor play adventure, in North Cave, Yorkshire. Believed to be the UK’s largest-ever bespoke indoor timber play experience, owners Christian and Tor Carver, who both grew up on farms, describe William’s Den as a ‘nostalgic nod’ to a bygone era of child’s play where children were free to explore and play in natural surroundings. William’s Den includes a 475m2 play barn in which TouchWood’s specialist design team has brought the outside-in,…

Green-tech’s latest product addition Katoun® Gold

Green-tech has announced that it has a new distributor agreement with Belchim Crop Protection to sell Katoun® Gold; an innovative product to the weed management market. Katoun® Gold contains Pelargonic Acid; which is found in plants and naturally dries out weeds. It works by destroying the cuticle and damaging the cell membrane, causing dehydration within hours – a really effective natural weed management solution. This new product complements Green-tech’s weed management product range which includes a wide range of herbicides and fertilisers; and offers their customer base even more choice. Katoun® Gold is a contact product for use on amenity…

Hartley Botanic showcases classic plantings at Tatton Park

At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year, Hartley Botanic’s beautiful, handmade (and RHS recommended) greenhouses and glasshouses are framed by romantic, orderly plantings evocative of grand stately gardens and estates. The Lancashire-based manufacturer’s tradestand has been designed and built by landscape and garden maintenance company Base Squared who took inspiration for the external plantings on the stand from Tatton Park itself, and from the gardens of large family homes surrounding the Italian lakes. As well as fitting in seamlessly with the backdrop of Tatton Park, the beautiful theme provides a distinct gardening style which joins three equally individual planting…

Improvement programme well underway at Sheffield’s largest park

Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of its boundary. The sale of Cobnar Cottage, plus additional funding, meant that Sheffield City Council had almost £300k to spend on making Graves Park the very best it can be. Meanwhile, the cottage – which was formerly in a very poor state of…

National Lottery

Wicksteed Park receives HLF support

Wicksteed Park, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, has received initial support of £1.89m, made possible by National Lottery players, to transform the historic heart of the Park, showcase its heritage, and enhance the enjoyment of play in line with the original vision of its founder, Charles Wicksteed. Wicksteed Park was originally established as a safe and free park for the families and children of Kettering, a philanthropic gesture by engineer Charles Wicksteed during the First World War. It was one of the UK’s first leisure parks and continues to be operated by the Wicksteed Charitable Trust. In the past, lack of…

Xylella fastidiosa a threat to the UK horticulture industry

Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most harmful bacterial plant diseases in the world. It can cause severe losses in a wide range of hosts and there would be a massive impact on the plant trade across all business sectors in the event of an outbreak in the UK. An outbreak of this disease, where several different plants are infected, will trigger immediate stock destruction within 100 metres and a movement ban of host plants within a 10km radius for up to five years. This will dramatically and immediately affect most plant selling operations, as well as impacting on all…

St Marylebone success for Robert Myers Association

RMA has been selected as part of Caroe Architecture’s multi-disciplinary team for the delivery of an exciting project at St Marylebone Church, London. The £8.5 million, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)-supported scheme, which is in the early stages of development, provides new community facilities through enlargement of the crypt space, and a new pavilion entrance opening on to the public gardens. St Marylebone is a Grade 1 listed historic building, dating from 1813 to a design by Thomas Hardwick. Our landscape design will create a flexible, welcoming green space that transforms the churchyard garden into a more useable place relating better…

re-form

re-form Landscape Architecture expands Manchester office

re-form Landscape Architecture is set to expand into new office space in Manchester on the back of a series of new project wins and the promotion to director of David Livesey, who heads up the Manchester studio. David will now be a shareholder in the company, which formed in 2011, with a remit to grow the Manchester team which is set to move from The Hive on Lever Street in the Northern Quarter, to 921ft² space at Beehive Mill in Ancoats. Andrew Price, director at re-form, commented: “David’s promotion is both in recognition of his contribution to the practice to…

Declaration signed to promote conservation of ancient trees

A declaration has been signed by the City of London Corporation and the Ancient Tree Forum to promote the conservation of the UK’s ancient trees and encourage others to do the same. The declaration was signed at Epping Forest, which was hosting the Ancient Tree Forum’s annual summer conference [13/14 July], where experts discussed how to protect the UK’s ancient trees through legislation and new strategies for fighting the country’s tree diseases and declining soil health. Epping Forest itself is home to 55,000 ancient trees, more than any other single site in the country. They are centuries old and some…

Stewart Plant Sales appointed Baroness dealer for Central and Southern Scotland

Stewart Plant Sales, the construction and ground care equipment division of Scot JCB, has been appointed as the Baroness UK dealer for central and southern Scotland. Based in Glasgow and run by Groundcare manager Richard Green, the company also distributes Kioti compact tractors and utility vehicles, Trilo collection systems and blowers as well as Atlas Copco products. It provides technical support via a team of mobile engineers, providing a comprehensive service and parts back up from five local depots across the territory. Commenting on their appointment, director Iain Bryant said: “We are delighted with our appointment as Baroness dealers for…

APL and HTA members have reason to celebrate at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is taking place this week (19 – 23 July) and HTA and APL members have been showcasing their skills in the floral marquee and gardens. APL members Warnes-McGarr finally got the coveted GOLD that they have been working towards, and also took home the Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction Awards. The awards are as follows: GOLD, Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction Award Cactus Direct: 2101 Designed by Michael McGarr Built by Warnes-McGarr Sponsored by Cactus-Direct.co.uk GOLD Business & Pleasure Designed by Jake Curley Built by Evergreen Cheshire Ltd SILVER Gabriel Ash…

John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show

TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17 August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of Britain’s best-known gardening experts and stars of Children’s TV Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom. Both John and Charlie are household names with careers spanning decades and are still entertaining audiences on top-rated TV shows. John has been a regular fixture on the BBC since he first presented John Craven’s Newsround in 1972. He started presenting Countryfile in 1989…

City Council’s Cabinet decision moves Newcastle’s Parks Charitable Trust a step closer

On Monday 17 July the City Council’s Cabinet were presented with a report outlining the possibility of Newcastle’s parks and allotments being transferred to a new Parks Charitable Trust, set up specifically for Newcastle. Cabinet gave their permission for the Council’s parks transformation team to continue working up detailed proposals for a final decision in October 2017. This allows the team further time to scrutinise the financial and operational aspects of the plan. Earlier this year the council held a comprehensive public consultation and engagement programme that successfully received 4,300 responses online, by post and face-to-face. The proposal is responsive…

Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit

Students and staff from the charity, Horticap, enjoyed a tour and hands-on work experience at leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley on Wednesday 12 July. Horticap’s qualified staff and team of volunteers provide adults with learning difficulties with training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. The group enjoyed a visit to the board room and a guided tour of the Johnsons nursery site and gained a first-hand insight into operations in the Xpress Cash and Carry division of the business. The tour was hosted by Johnsons of Whixley chairman John Richardson, who celebrates his 80th birthday in September, and…

Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable

With the summer holidays round the corner, national community charity, Groundwork is encouraging local communities to have a ‘DIY summer’ future-proofing their local area and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. The charity aims to demonstrate that living and working in a greener way can help people cope better with the challenges of reduced public spending and deliver wide ranging benefits in terms of health, wellbeing and financial security. The advice is presented in a series of reports and ‘how to guides’ published by a ‘Learning Partnership’ of five organisations with expertise in…

Global Stone

Global Stone grows its team

Global Stone has announced the appointment of Emma Taylor as marketing executive and Madeline Duthie as data input administrator. Due to the continued growth of Global Stone, these newly created roles will support the company in developing its brand further. Now in its 15th year of business, Global Stone is committed to leading the way with inspirational natural stone and porcelain paving. Its marketing activities strive to highlight its broad product range, quality and exceptional service offering. Emma brings with her a wealth marketing and business development experience across industries including horticulture and new build property. Working alongside Sara Cullis,…

The Parks Trust receives Green Flag Award for all its parks

Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes it manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. This is the first time a complete network of parks across a whole town or city has been awarded the Green Flag. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. The Parks Trust received the award following a rigorous judging process, which included the submission of a…

Bayer’s new fungicide, ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to feature as part of Headland’s disease control strategy

Bayer announced at BTME 2017 that Headland Amenity would become a key partner to help bring the newly launched fungicide ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to the UK market. Containing a brand new chemical group, the first in almost ten years, Exteris Stressgard will feature prominently as part of Headland’s disease control strategy from the summer. This new SDHI formulation features the brand new active ingredient, Fluopyram, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor that interferes with cell respiration, alongside a proven QoI partner, Trifloxystrobin. Labelled for control of Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot, Exteris Stressgard is effective when applied before, or at the very first…