February 27, 2015

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Kilsaran International completes bespoke paving installation at Cheshire school -

Friday, February 27, 2015

Join Green-tech at Ecobuild 2015 to discover more about tree pit design -

Friday, February 27, 2015

Veolia offer special Pro-Grow discount to BALI Members -

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hambrooks open Hampshire’s first Garden Destination Centre -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An insight into Penshurst Place with head gardener Cory Furness -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

One man, two marathons in two weeks -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adam Frost joins HTA Board -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Exeter undergoes major £30M flood defence development scheme -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Last chance for landscapers to book for APL Spring Networking Seminar -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Smiths’ offer a range of quality shingle -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Architectural Plants celebrate move to new premises with exclusive VIP launch party -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Isuzu Truck to unveil new Euro VI model at the Commercial Vehicle show -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LazyLawn creates new role to cope with London’s demand for artificial grass -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The next 250 years of Kew science begins here -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BALI members third of way to reaching Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge target -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

European Orchid Show & Conference returns to the heart of London -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Quadron Services’ Sharna Burkett wins prestigious local business award -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Old Charm of The Wisteria At Villa Della Pergola -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Agrumi looks back at its 2014 successes and forward to an exceptional year in 2015 -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Living Landscapes to sponsor & build two gardens at Hampton Court 2015 -

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Sandymoore High School

    Kilsaran International completes bespoke paving installation at Cheshire school

      Paving and walling specialists Kilsaran International, has recently completed an intricately designed paving project at Sandymoor School in Cheshire. Landscape Architects, Planit-IE, required a paving manufacturer that was flexible and cost-effective in order to create the desired landscape. Approximately 2000 sq metres of paving was supplied and hand laid across the new site, which specifically required an unusual 160 gauge laying style. The specification was made for the popular Mellifont block paver in a three size mix, using a Rustic, Charcoal and Curragh Gold colour blend. “Kilsaran is experienced in providing hard landscaping solutions for unusual and challenging schemes,…

  • Green-Tech

    Join Green-tech at Ecobuild 2015 to discover more about tree pit design

    Green-tech are exhibiting on stand S6118 at this year’s Ecobuild.  There is an open invitation to join them for a pie and a pint from 2pm on Tuesday 3rd March. The gt Specifier team, the landscape solutions arm of Green-tech, will be taking the puzzle out of tree pit design.  Throughout the three-day show they will be profiling solutions that provide secure and healthy growing environments for urban trees that won’t blow the budget. Green-tech will also be showcasing the incredibly popular and effective ArborRaft system for use in urban tree planting projects, their extensive range of soils and growing…

  • VEOLIA

    Veolia offer special Pro-Grow discount to BALI Members

    Spring into action with Pro-Grow Between the 13th February and 15th March take advantage of Veolia’s special online offer. Purchase Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from just £55 delivered* directly to your garden with no minimum order. Enter BALIOFFER at the checkout for your special discount today Click Here to visit the Pro-Grow website Pre-Spring Offer Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from £55 delivered* Order now and have your Pro-Grow Bulky Bag (1m3) delivered up to the 30th April, eliminating your storage worries. Delivered direct to your door, Pro-Grow Bulky Bags are the most efficient way to purchase your soil conditioner giving you more time to enjoy your garden. Pro-Grow is made from…

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    Hambrooks open Hampshire’s first Garden Destination Centre

    Hambrook Landscapes opened Hampshire’s first garden destination centre today where visitors were invited to experience the unusual, the interesting and the different. Sixteen exquisite show gardens representing the next frontier in landscape design were on display at the centre in Titchfield, all masterfully designed by head designer, Mike Hodges. With 45 years experience, the business has developed from a small holding to a plant centre and then garden centre. Today’s event heralds the next stage in the development of the company. Norman Hambrook, founder of the business said: “Pushing the boundaries in business takes guts, vision and know-how. We have…

  • PP

    An insight into Penshurst Place with head gardener Cory Furness

      Penshurst Place’s gardeners have rejuvenated the garden’s blue & yellow border and head gardener Cory Furness has recently described the property’s growing popularity ahead of forthcoming plans.   Visitor numbers have risen for the past two years – why do you think that is?  “We have been improving the garden year on year, with a number of different projects and developments, some minor changes, and some major. As the garden had gone slightly beyond its maturity, visitors are responding to the changes we are making by returning year on year to see the changes take place. We have also improved…

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Sandymoore High School

Kilsaran International completes bespoke paving installation at Cheshire school

Feb 27, 2015

  Paving and walling specialists Kilsaran International, has recently completed an intricately designed paving project at Sandymoor School in Cheshire. Landscape Architects, Planit-IE, required a paving manufacturer that was flexible and cost-effective in order to create the desired landscape. Approximately 2000 sq metres of paving was supplied and hand laid across the new site, which specifically required an unusual 160 gauge laying style. The specification was made for the popular Mellifont block paver in a three size mix, using a Rustic, Charcoal and Curragh Gold colour blend. “Kilsaran is experienced in providing hard landscaping solutions for unusual and challenging schemes,…

Green-Tech

Join Green-tech at Ecobuild 2015 to discover more about tree pit design

Feb 27, 2015

Green-tech are exhibiting on stand S6118 at this year’s Ecobuild.  There is an open invitation to join them for a pie and a pint from 2pm on Tuesday 3rd March. The gt Specifier team, the landscape solutions arm of Green-tech, will be taking the puzzle out of tree pit design.  Throughout the three-day show they will be profiling solutions that provide secure and healthy growing environments for urban trees that won’t blow the budget. Green-tech will also be showcasing the incredibly popular and effective ArborRaft system for use in urban tree planting projects, their extensive range of soils and growing…

VEOLIA

Veolia offer special Pro-Grow discount to BALI Members

Feb 27, 2015

Spring into action with Pro-Grow Between the 13th February and 15th March take advantage of Veolia’s special online offer. Purchase Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from just £55 delivered* directly to your garden with no minimum order. Enter BALIOFFER at the checkout for your special discount today Click Here to visit the Pro-Grow website Pre-Spring Offer Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from £55 delivered* Order now and have your Pro-Grow Bulky Bag (1m3) delivered up to the 30th April, eliminating your storage worries. Delivered direct to your door, Pro-Grow Bulky Bags are the most efficient way to purchase your soil conditioner giving you more time to enjoy your garden. Pro-Grow is made from…

IMG_1899

Hambrooks open Hampshire’s first Garden Destination Centre

Feb 26, 2015

Hambrook Landscapes opened Hampshire’s first garden destination centre today where visitors were invited to experience the unusual, the interesting and the different. Sixteen exquisite show gardens representing the next frontier in landscape design were on display at the centre in Titchfield, all masterfully designed by head designer, Mike Hodges. With 45 years experience, the business has developed from a small holding to a plant centre and then garden centre. Today’s event heralds the next stage in the development of the company. Norman Hambrook, founder of the business said: “Pushing the boundaries in business takes guts, vision and know-how. We have…

PP

An insight into Penshurst Place with head gardener Cory Furness

Feb 26, 2015

  Penshurst Place’s gardeners have rejuvenated the garden’s blue & yellow border and head gardener Cory Furness has recently described the property’s growing popularity ahead of forthcoming plans.   Visitor numbers have risen for the past two years – why do you think that is?  “We have been improving the garden year on year, with a number of different projects and developments, some minor changes, and some major. As the garden had gone slightly beyond its maturity, visitors are responding to the changes we are making by returning year on year to see the changes take place. We have also improved…

nigel

One man, two marathons in two weeks

Feb 26, 2015

Nigel Bowcock, managing director of Acre Landscapes has announced that he is to run two marathons in two weeks, in aid of Perennial – The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society. Nigel admits he loves a challenge and after entering for this year’s Brighton Marathon, was encouraged to apply for the London event too. He said: “It’s a challenge I couldn’t turn down, one running round the town I live in and the other running round a city I have helped landscape.” He explained how he will try to distract himself from the inevitable pain while running in London: “I’m going to…

hta

Adam Frost joins HTA Board

Feb 26, 2015

Landscape and Garden Designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a Director. Adam is also an Ambassador for the RHS and works with Homebase on the Garden Academy apprenticeship scheme and has also designed their Chelsea Garden in 2013, 2014 and now 2015. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments, “We are delighted to welcome Adam to the HTA Board. He brings with him not only a huge amount of experience from the garden design and landscaping sector but such passion for encouraging more young people into the industry. ” In addition to Adam, the HTA Board comprises of…

exeter

Exeter undergoes major £30M flood defence development scheme

Feb 26, 2015

  Exeter’s river frontage will be changed forever under plans to improve the city’s flood defences.  The defence scheme, which will run for some four miles along the river, includes erecting flood-proof glass-panels and demountable barriers, raising the level of footpaths and building up walls and embankments on both sides of the river. Phase one of the £30m scheme is well under way and should be completed this summer. Now a planning application for phase two, which will see intermittent defences being built on both sides of the River Exe, from Cowley Bridge in the north to Countess Wear, Bridge…

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Last chance for landscapers to book for APL Spring Networking Seminar

Feb 26, 2015

Landscapers are encouraged to book now to attend the Spring APL Networking seminar ‘Ponds, Pools and Plants’ which is taking place next week at 4pm on Thursday 5 March at Classiflora, Essex. This seminar will focus on the construction of ponds and natural pools and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with other landscapers and suppliers.  The evening event will highlight technical difficulties and potential pitfalls and include a discussion on complementary planting to ponds, pools and hard landscaping and features. Speakers include APL Chairman Mark Gregory from Landform Consultants who will guide attendees through a recent design and…

smiths

Smiths’ offer a range of quality shingle

Feb 26, 2015

Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden! Giving that landscaped project the finishing touch. Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of the genuine Cotswold stone shingle. With those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region it is a classic shingle that is understated yet sits very well in most environments. A similar offering is our Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of more subtle neutral beiges and creams, which also typifies the Cotswold area. A very versatile shingle that can be used for…

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Architectural Plants celebrate move to new premises with exclusive VIP launch party

Feb 25, 2015

Architectural Plants, one of the UK’s most innovative specialist plant nurseries, will be re-locating to a much larger, state of the art site in Pulborough West Sussex, and to celebrate is inviting members of the public to its official launch event on Thursday 19th March from 2.30pm until 5pm. The Pulborough nursery retains the charm, ambience and quirkiness that the original Nuthurst nursery is well known for, but on a totally different scale. Those attending the event, which will include a private guided tour of the new site as well as afternoon tea, will also be treated to an exclusive talk…

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Isuzu Truck to unveil new Euro VI model at the Commercial Vehicle show

Feb 25, 2015

  The big news from Isuzu Truck is that its brand new Euro VI Isuzu 12.00 tonne GVW ‘FORWARD’ is making its debut at the CV Show. It features a compact overall footprint as well as class-leading carrying capacity of 7952kgs (body/payload). The Isuzu F120.240 4×2 rigid is really compact in size with a low chassis height and offers great versatility. Available with either Isuzu’s Easyshift or manual transmissions, it is easy to drive and offers excellent manoeuvrability. With Isuzu’s Euro VI four-cylinder 5.2 litre diesel engine producing 240 PS power and 765Nm torque, this engine really does offer superb…

grass

LazyLawn creates new role to cope with London’s demand for artificial grass

Feb 25, 2015

The UK’s biggest artificial grass brand has appointed a new Sales Manager to its London office in order to cope with the capital’s growing demand for synthetic turf. LazyLawn, which moved into a 2,300 sq ft office and warehouse at Oliver Business Park in Park Royal last summer, has welcomed Lak Gidaropoulos, 29, into the new role after seeing its sales grow by over 20% in 2014. Lak, who lives in Edgware, has joined the turf specialists after working as a Sales Manager for online takeaway service, Just Eat, for seven years. LazyLawn has rolled out its turf for big…

kew

The next 250 years of Kew science begins here

Feb 25, 2015

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches new science strategy. An annual ‘health check’ of the world’s plants; an ambitious online portal that is a one stop shop for all plant and fungal information held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; a new focus on Tropical Important Plant Areas – home to much of the world’s plant diversity – a Masters course aimed at tackling the skills crisis in taxonomy and a children’s plant science festival are some of the exciting initiatives revealed in RBG Kew’s new science strategy. At its core is a reinvigorated vision for RBG Kew’s science, embodied in…

bali mountain

BALI members third of way to reaching Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge target

Feb 25, 2015

  The BALI team has passed £1000 in donations for the 3 peaks challenge with BALI Members and staff from BALI Landscape House. Can you help BALI hits its target of £3000? On the 23rd of May 2015, over 40 participants from BALI Landscape House (Diane, Jess & Kirsty) along with BALI Members Green-Tech, Ornamental Trees Ltd, TurfnEarth, Johnsons of Whixley, Helen Voisey Garden Design, Freshscaped Ltd, Greenspace Solutions & S&D Landscapes are taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge covering approximately 23 miles whilst ascending the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire! Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure….

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European Orchid Show & Conference returns to the heart of London

Feb 25, 2015

From 9-12 April the Royal Horticultural Halls will be filled with orchid displays by some of the world’s finest orchid growers, orchid societies and botanical gardens as London and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) host the 17th European Orchid Show & Conference. This year the show promises to be even bigger as it brings together a record number of leading European orchid growers and international exhibitors displaying their best plants and competing against each other for horticultural recognition. The show provides an opportunity to admire thousands of orchids and marvel at their unique shapes, colours and scents. As well as…

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Sandymoore High School

Kilsaran International completes bespoke paving installation at Cheshire school

  Paving and walling specialists Kilsaran International, has recently completed an intricately designed paving project at Sandymoor School in Cheshire. Landscape Architects, Planit-IE, required a paving manufacturer that was flexible and cost-effective in order to create the desired landscape. Approximately 2000 sq metres of paving was supplied and hand laid across the new site, which specifically required an unusual 160 gauge laying style. The specification was made for the popular Mellifont block paver in a three size mix, using a Rustic, Charcoal and Curragh Gold colour blend. “Kilsaran is experienced in providing hard landscaping solutions for unusual and challenging schemes,…

Green-Tech

Join Green-tech at Ecobuild 2015 to discover more about tree pit design

Green-tech are exhibiting on stand S6118 at this year’s Ecobuild.  There is an open invitation to join them for a pie and a pint from 2pm on Tuesday 3rd March. The gt Specifier team, the landscape solutions arm of Green-tech, will be taking the puzzle out of tree pit design.  Throughout the three-day show they will be profiling solutions that provide secure and healthy growing environments for urban trees that won’t blow the budget. Green-tech will also be showcasing the incredibly popular and effective ArborRaft system for use in urban tree planting projects, their extensive range of soils and growing…

VEOLIA

Veolia offer special Pro-Grow discount to BALI Members

Spring into action with Pro-Grow Between the 13th February and 15th March take advantage of Veolia’s special online offer. Purchase Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from just £55 delivered* directly to your garden with no minimum order. Enter BALIOFFER at the checkout for your special discount today Click Here to visit the Pro-Grow website Pre-Spring Offer Soil Conditioner Bulky Bags from £55 delivered* Order now and have your Pro-Grow Bulky Bag (1m3) delivered up to the 30th April, eliminating your storage worries. Delivered direct to your door, Pro-Grow Bulky Bags are the most efficient way to purchase your soil conditioner giving you more time to enjoy your garden. Pro-Grow is made from…

IMG_1899

Hambrooks open Hampshire’s first Garden Destination Centre

Hambrook Landscapes opened Hampshire’s first garden destination centre today where visitors were invited to experience the unusual, the interesting and the different. Sixteen exquisite show gardens representing the next frontier in landscape design were on display at the centre in Titchfield, all masterfully designed by head designer, Mike Hodges. With 45 years experience, the business has developed from a small holding to a plant centre and then garden centre. Today’s event heralds the next stage in the development of the company. Norman Hambrook, founder of the business said: “Pushing the boundaries in business takes guts, vision and know-how. We have…

PP

An insight into Penshurst Place with head gardener Cory Furness

  Penshurst Place’s gardeners have rejuvenated the garden’s blue & yellow border and head gardener Cory Furness has recently described the property’s growing popularity ahead of forthcoming plans.   Visitor numbers have risen for the past two years – why do you think that is?  “We have been improving the garden year on year, with a number of different projects and developments, some minor changes, and some major. As the garden had gone slightly beyond its maturity, visitors are responding to the changes we are making by returning year on year to see the changes take place. We have also improved…

nigel

One man, two marathons in two weeks

Nigel Bowcock, managing director of Acre Landscapes has announced that he is to run two marathons in two weeks, in aid of Perennial – The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society. Nigel admits he loves a challenge and after entering for this year’s Brighton Marathon, was encouraged to apply for the London event too. He said: “It’s a challenge I couldn’t turn down, one running round the town I live in and the other running round a city I have helped landscape.” He explained how he will try to distract himself from the inevitable pain while running in London: “I’m going to…

hta

Adam Frost joins HTA Board

Landscape and Garden Designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a Director. Adam is also an Ambassador for the RHS and works with Homebase on the Garden Academy apprenticeship scheme and has also designed their Chelsea Garden in 2013, 2014 and now 2015. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments, “We are delighted to welcome Adam to the HTA Board. He brings with him not only a huge amount of experience from the garden design and landscaping sector but such passion for encouraging more young people into the industry. ” In addition to Adam, the HTA Board comprises of…

exeter

Exeter undergoes major £30M flood defence development scheme

  Exeter’s river frontage will be changed forever under plans to improve the city’s flood defences.  The defence scheme, which will run for some four miles along the river, includes erecting flood-proof glass-panels and demountable barriers, raising the level of footpaths and building up walls and embankments on both sides of the river. Phase one of the £30m scheme is well under way and should be completed this summer. Now a planning application for phase two, which will see intermittent defences being built on both sides of the River Exe, from Cowley Bridge in the north to Countess Wear, Bridge…