April 29, 2017

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Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available from Hillier Nurseries -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stay connected with Cub Cadet -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Big Hedge Co. is celebrating a triple award even before the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows take place -

Friday, April 28, 2017

BALI sets its sights on Vision London 2017 -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mayor will not provide Mayoral guarantees for Garden Bridge project -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Award success at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hultons wins £1.5 million Ordsall Chord landscape contract -

Friday, April 28, 2017

London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • SGD

    Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report

    Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report: We welcome the RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report and the valuable guidance and insight it provides. Our Members have long been aware of changing climatic conditions throughout the UK and overseas and, as skilled planting designers, have the expertise to adapt plant palettes and create conditions within which a wide variety of plants will thrive. SGD Members create and plant private and public green spaces that provide recognised holistic health benefits to users, as well as habitats and food sources…

  • Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available from Hillier Nurseries

    Exciting plant news from Hillier Nurseries, with the outstanding shrub Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available in limited quantities. A significant proportion have already been delivered to customers however a small amount of these fantastic plants can still be secured. Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’, raised by Hillier nurseries propagator and plant hunter Alan Postill, is often regarded as the best form of the species. Yet, it is not always widely available. It is a fabulous evergreen, medium-sized shrub with large clusters of pinky-white flowers. It has a delicious scent that fills the garden, making it very sought after by gardeners.   For enquiries…

  • Stay connected with Cub Cadet

    Revolutionise the way you maintain your tractor, with Cub Cadet’s innovative Cub Connect system, which enables you to interact with your ride on directly through your mobile phone. The Cub Connect app consists of an automated maintenance dashboard and log, which make it as easy as possible to keep your machine running at peak performance, protecting your investment by tracking a wide variety of maintenance records over the lifetime of your equipment. The dashboard provides real time monitoring and indicates when it’s time, down to the hour, for you to check or change the oil, air filter, blades or battery….

  • Big Hedge Co. is celebrating a triple award even before the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows take place

    They say that from tiny acorns grow mighty oaks but Big Hedge Co. is already staking its claim to be one of the fastest growing bespoke businesses across the horticultural industry; the specialists in ready-grown hedging and topiary have been asked by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to design a selection of bespoke creations which will be displayed across the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next month. In an exclusive three-year deal with the RHS, Big Hedge Co. will be supplying a selection of hedging and topiary in specially designed planters to dress the visitor, hospitality and VIP areas. The planters…

  • BALI sets its sights on Vision London 2017

    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has confirmed that it will be exhibiting on Stand 138 at Vision 2017, for the first time, over 6-7 June at Olympia, London. Vision 2017 is the UK’s premier built environment event aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients.  It provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together thousands of industry professionals for two days of learning and business. BALI has chosen to exhibit at Vision 2017 to help the Association target potential new Registered Contractor, Designer and Affiliate members, with over 4,000 architects and specifiers expected to…

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SGD

Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report

Apr 29, 2017

Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report: We welcome the RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report and the valuable guidance and insight it provides. Our Members have long been aware of changing climatic conditions throughout the UK and overseas and, as skilled planting designers, have the expertise to adapt plant palettes and create conditions within which a wide variety of plants will thrive. SGD Members create and plant private and public green spaces that provide recognised holistic health benefits to users, as well as habitats and food sources…

Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available from Hillier Nurseries

Apr 29, 2017

Exciting plant news from Hillier Nurseries, with the outstanding shrub Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available in limited quantities. A significant proportion have already been delivered to customers however a small amount of these fantastic plants can still be secured. Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’, raised by Hillier nurseries propagator and plant hunter Alan Postill, is often regarded as the best form of the species. Yet, it is not always widely available. It is a fabulous evergreen, medium-sized shrub with large clusters of pinky-white flowers. It has a delicious scent that fills the garden, making it very sought after by gardeners.   For enquiries…

Stay connected with Cub Cadet

Apr 29, 2017

Revolutionise the way you maintain your tractor, with Cub Cadet’s innovative Cub Connect system, which enables you to interact with your ride on directly through your mobile phone. The Cub Connect app consists of an automated maintenance dashboard and log, which make it as easy as possible to keep your machine running at peak performance, protecting your investment by tracking a wide variety of maintenance records over the lifetime of your equipment. The dashboard provides real time monitoring and indicates when it’s time, down to the hour, for you to check or change the oil, air filter, blades or battery….

Big Hedge Co. is celebrating a triple award even before the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows take place

Apr 28, 2017

They say that from tiny acorns grow mighty oaks but Big Hedge Co. is already staking its claim to be one of the fastest growing bespoke businesses across the horticultural industry; the specialists in ready-grown hedging and topiary have been asked by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to design a selection of bespoke creations which will be displayed across the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next month. In an exclusive three-year deal with the RHS, Big Hedge Co. will be supplying a selection of hedging and topiary in specially designed planters to dress the visitor, hospitality and VIP areas. The planters…

BALI sets its sights on Vision London 2017

Apr 28, 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has confirmed that it will be exhibiting on Stand 138 at Vision 2017, for the first time, over 6-7 June at Olympia, London. Vision 2017 is the UK’s premier built environment event aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients.  It provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together thousands of industry professionals for two days of learning and business. BALI has chosen to exhibit at Vision 2017 to help the Association target potential new Registered Contractor, Designer and Affiliate members, with over 4,000 architects and specifiers expected to…

Mayor will not provide Mayoral guarantees for Garden Bridge project

Apr 28, 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today written to the Chair of the Garden Bridge Trust informing him that the GLA will not be providing Mayoral guarantees for the Garden Bridge project. In a letter to Lord Mervyn Davies today, the Mayor outlined his view that the continuation of the project will expose the London taxpayer to additional financial risk, both with regard to the bridge’s construction and its operation and maintenance. Before making the decision, the Mayor analysed the findings of Dame Margaret Hodge’s independent review into the Garden Bridge project, and assessed all the information available about the project to date….

Award success at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Apr 28, 2017

Green-tech’s wildflower seed brand, John Chambers, took the recent Harrogate Spring Flower Show by storm. Their largest stand to-date bagged them the prestigious Silver Award for a high standard of display. The show saw the John Chambers team sell a record number of wildlife habitats over the four-day period. Their stand was crammed with wildflower seed, wildlife and insect habitats. With the current trend on wildlife conservation and creating a biodiverse environment, their wild bird feeders, bug and bee habitats proved to be popular purchases. John Chambers Wildflower Seed manager Stuart Ball commented: “This was our biggest and best show…

Hultons wins £1.5 million Ordsall Chord landscape contract

Apr 28, 2017

Cheshire-based Hultons Landscapes has been appointed by Skanska-BAM Nuttall to deliver £1.5 million worth of landscaping works for the new Ordsall Chord, which will improve rail travel in the north. The phased works will see Hultons’ 30-strong project team complete over 43,000 sq ft of paving and walling along the new route, which is part of Network Rail’s £1 billion+ Great North Rail Project. It will also install new greenery where the new line crosses the River Irwell and a lighting system to enhance the historic Stephenson’s Bridge and other Grade I Listed structures. The contract will begin in April…

London Stone represented at APL avenue

Apr 28, 2017

London Stone today announced that its natural stone products are to be used in two show gardens on APL avenue at BBC Gardeners world. The gardens are being built by Lanwarne Landscapes and Artemis Landscapes respectively. Managing director of the London & Home Counties based supplier Steven Walley said: “Show gardens are good for the whole landscape industry. As well as showing off the skill and creativity of our Landscape Specialists they play an important role in educating the general public on exactly why they should employ the services of professional landscapers and designers. We’re excited to be a part…

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range

Apr 27, 2017

Makita have expanded their cordless grounds maintenance power tool range: 2-piece brushless linetrimmer for easy transport Useful 4-piece kit includes combi drill 10.8v grass shear with hedge trimmer attachment included Makita continues to expand the cordless tool range, designed for the grounds maintenance industry, while at the same time introducing yet more new technical functions such as the latest Automatic Torque Drive Technology, ADT. The new Makita DUR187 18v LXT linetrimmer has a 240watt output Brushless motor in the trimmer head, providing capacity to run the head at three selectable speed settings up to 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000rpm. Speed selection…

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro

Apr 27, 2017

With research reporting widespread budget cuts, Reesink Turfcare looks at how to make that all-important budget go further without a drop in park appeal. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) found in its 2016 ‘State of the UK Public Parks’ report that 92% of park managers have had cuts made to their revenue budget over the last three years and 95% of park managers are anticipating cuts to their revenue budget over the next three years. Edinburgh City Council has estimated that for every £1 spent on green infrastructure around £12 of social, economic and environmental benefits are delivered through the…

LI announces priorities for new business year

Apr 27, 2017

The Landscape Institute Business Plan 2017-18 is now available for members – LI’s CEO Dan Cook wrote the following letter to its members:   Dear members, I’m delighted to let you know that the Landscape Institute has published its strategic plan for the 2017-18 business year, and made it available for members to download in the members’ area. In his foreword, Merrick Denton Thompson FLI, your president, outlines the LI’s commitment to linking the art and science of landscape practice across a wide range of disciplines, to help the profession grow and prosper in the future. This plan details how the…

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed

Apr 27, 2017

The Posh Shed Company starts its grand tour of this year’s summer flower shows by appearing at the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower. The Herefordshire based shed company will be featuring its beautiful Ludlow Shed in a garden designed by Martin Cook, a stone and wood carver, who The Posh Shed Company has supported at four previous RHS Chelsea Flower Shows. Richard Frost, CEO of The Posh Shed Company said, “Martin’s work is beautiful and the perfect fit for The Posh Shed Company. Because of this we were delighted to be asked to provide a shed for his RHS Chelsea Flower…

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore

Apr 27, 2017

Bespoke timber building firm Urban Marque turns to Roofing Superstore to source all its quality roofing materials – making considerable cost savings along the way. With a vast catalogue of stock from world leading suppliers just a few clicks away, Urban Marque also benefits from a one stop shop for its pitched roof builds, saving the company valuable time and resources once spent dealing with multiple suppliers. The Living Lodge – The market for garden buildings and structures is set to be worth over £325m by 2018, according to a recent report by AMA Research*. With house prices rises rising,…

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row

Apr 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design was presented with eight Gold Leaf Awards along with the prestigious Judges’ Commendation, the equivalent of RHS Chelsea’s ‘Best in Show’, to honour the very best overall project from over 50 entries, at the eFig Awards, sponsored by Koberg. This is the third year in a row that this prize has been awarded to Indoor Garden Design. The winning installation was designed by David Grace, director and co-owner of Indoor Garden Design for Sky Central, the new 45,000m2 flagship building with 3,500 employees where biophilia was imperative in the design of the building and interior planting was…