September 2, 2015

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World’s largest orchid flowers at Full of Spice festival at Kew -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Eight Royal Parks in a chance to be crowned the People’s Choice -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SALTEX 2015’s new date and venue gets industry approval -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mark Berriman becomes MD at Green Team Interiors -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bournville Village Landscapes awarded its first landscaping contract -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Carillion preferred bidder for Midlands hospital featuring designs by Grant Associates -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Designs show how leaf room would look in Ninewells Hospital’s community garden -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Win £300 of Pot Company Products -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wiltshire park to be made into memorial garden -

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CED Stone Group to present ‘Masterclass’ at first ever ScotHort event -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Royal Parks to host three harvest festivals this September -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Work started on Edinburgh memorial garden -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bounty Hunters hit Wakehurst for a ‘Botanical’ adventure! -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day at the Museum with Rochford GM -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fleuroselect and RHS Wisley collaborate on extensive Sunflower Trial as part of Year of the Sunflower -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CAFRE’s landscape gardeners celebrate Silver Medal success at WorldSkills -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September issue – Pro Landscaper -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Garden House full of ‘flower power’ on its 70th birthday -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Competition winner celebrates with a free LazyLawn -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EGO Power+ has launched its new 56V lithium-ion battery powered lawn mower -

Monday, August 31, 2015

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    World’s largest orchid flowers at Full of Spice festival at Kew

    The world’s largest orchid is flowering at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the first time since it was collected 32 years ago from Sabah, Malaysia in 1983. The “Queen of the Orchids”, Grammatophyllum speciosum, is nearly 5ft tall and its flower spike is growing at the rate of about an inch a day. This spike is expected to grow to about 10ft long – three metres – and to flower for at least five or six weeks. Christopher Ryan, Tropical Nursery Supervisor at Kew, said: “We were thrilled, and surprised, when this plant produced a flower spike as it…

  • Royal parks

    Eight Royal Parks in a chance to be crowned the People’s Choice

    London’s eight Royal Parks are among some of the greenest and most visited parks in the UK, and now you can vote for your favourite. The Parks have yet again maintained their Green Flag Awards this year, and now have a chance of competing against over 1,500 other green spaces to be crowned the People’s Choice. The competition, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, launched yesterday (September 1) and closes at noon on 30 September. Voting is simple; visit www.greenflagaward.org, select your country or region on the interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for…

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    SALTEX 2015’s new date and venue gets industry approval

    The Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition’s (SALTEX) move from an outdoor environment into the halls of the NEC Birmingham on the 4 and 5 November 2015 has been met with tremendous support from both exhibitors and visitors alike. A packed exhibitor list containing some of the industry’s biggest names along with confirmation of new exciting features, has ensured that this year’s exhibition is set to be the biggest and best SALTEX to date. The new, centrally located, national exhibition venue and the more convenient time of year  has attracted more than 200 exhibitors representing forestry, play, groundscare machinery, artificial surfaces,…

  • Green team interiors

    Mark Berriman becomes MD at Green Team Interiors

    It is with great pleasure that Green Team Interiors announce the appointment of Mark Berriman to the Board of Directors. An award-winning interior landscaping company, Green Team Interiors Ltd was founded in June 2000 by Ruth Neal and Chris Davis. Ruth has held the position of Managing Director since inception and has built a company with a great reputation for quality, customer service and team culture. Ruth and Chris are making some lifestyle changes and Ruth will be stepping back from the day to day running of the business, whilst remaining very closely involved in providing support and strategic guidance…

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    Bournville Village Landscapes awarded its first landscaping contract

      The team behind Bournville’s award-winning parks and open spaces has secured its first landscaping contract for a new student accommodation scheme. Bournville Village Landscapes, part of Bournville Village Trust, will manage the landscaped areas of Athena Studios in Selly Oak after being awarded the £22,000 contract by Torsion Group. The £10.4 million complex is being built on the site of the former Bristol Road Ambulance Station by Torsion Group and will be made up of 259 apartments.   As part of the contract, Bournville Village Landscapes will carry out two-weeks’ worth of soft landscaping work including tree, shrub and…

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World’s largest orchid flowers at Full of Spice festival at Kew

Sep 2, 2015

The world’s largest orchid is flowering at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the first time since it was collected 32 years ago from Sabah, Malaysia in 1983. The “Queen of the Orchids”, Grammatophyllum speciosum, is nearly 5ft tall and its flower spike is growing at the rate of about an inch a day. This spike is expected to grow to about 10ft long – three metres – and to flower for at least five or six weeks. Christopher Ryan, Tropical Nursery Supervisor at Kew, said: “We were thrilled, and surprised, when this plant produced a flower spike as it…

Royal parks

Eight Royal Parks in a chance to be crowned the People’s Choice

Sep 2, 2015

London’s eight Royal Parks are among some of the greenest and most visited parks in the UK, and now you can vote for your favourite. The Parks have yet again maintained their Green Flag Awards this year, and now have a chance of competing against over 1,500 other green spaces to be crowned the People’s Choice. The competition, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, launched yesterday (September 1) and closes at noon on 30 September. Voting is simple; visit www.greenflagaward.org, select your country or region on the interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for…

Print

SALTEX 2015’s new date and venue gets industry approval

Sep 2, 2015

The Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition’s (SALTEX) move from an outdoor environment into the halls of the NEC Birmingham on the 4 and 5 November 2015 has been met with tremendous support from both exhibitors and visitors alike. A packed exhibitor list containing some of the industry’s biggest names along with confirmation of new exciting features, has ensured that this year’s exhibition is set to be the biggest and best SALTEX to date. The new, centrally located, national exhibition venue and the more convenient time of year  has attracted more than 200 exhibitors representing forestry, play, groundscare machinery, artificial surfaces,…

Green team interiors

Mark Berriman becomes MD at Green Team Interiors

Sep 2, 2015

It is with great pleasure that Green Team Interiors announce the appointment of Mark Berriman to the Board of Directors. An award-winning interior landscaping company, Green Team Interiors Ltd was founded in June 2000 by Ruth Neal and Chris Davis. Ruth has held the position of Managing Director since inception and has built a company with a great reputation for quality, customer service and team culture. Ruth and Chris are making some lifestyle changes and Ruth will be stepping back from the day to day running of the business, whilst remaining very closely involved in providing support and strategic guidance…

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Bournville Village Landscapes awarded its first landscaping contract

Sep 2, 2015

  The team behind Bournville’s award-winning parks and open spaces has secured its first landscaping contract for a new student accommodation scheme. Bournville Village Landscapes, part of Bournville Village Trust, will manage the landscaped areas of Athena Studios in Selly Oak after being awarded the £22,000 contract by Torsion Group. The £10.4 million complex is being built on the site of the former Bristol Road Ambulance Station by Torsion Group and will be made up of 259 apartments.   As part of the contract, Bournville Village Landscapes will carry out two-weeks’ worth of soft landscaping work including tree, shrub and…

carillion

Carillion preferred bidder for Midlands hospital featuring designs by Grant Associates

Sep 2, 2015

A Carillion Joint Venture, The Hospital Company, was selected as preferred bidder by the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to create the hospital through a Public Private Partnership under a 30-year concession contract using the UK Government’s PF2 model. The new state-of-the-art hospital, which will have around 670 beds and 15 operating theatre suites, has been designed to meet the best international and national standards to make it patient focussed and to support the efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services. Featuring a number of innovative design details, the proposed hospital includes a landscape concept developed by Grant Associates…

Designs show how leaf room would look in Ninewells Hospital’s community garden

Sep 2, 2015

Plans for a leaf-shaped building in the heart of Ninewells Hospital’s community garden have been put forward at a cost of around £50,000. The proposal for a Scottish timber-made garden room was created by an Arbroath firm after it was selected as the best design in an NHS architecture competition. Voigt Partnership designed the new disabled-friendly facility, which has an overhanging, sloping roof that looks like a leaf, with the main beam as the stem and supporting rafters as veins. Inside, a wood-burning stove and extensive decking area will provide comfortable surroundings for use by garden volunteers, visitors, patients, staff…

The pot company

Win £300 of Pot Company Products

Sep 2, 2015

The Pot Company are celebrating their 30th year of supplying high quality garden planters and features at this year’s Landscape Show in Battersea Park. The Kent based company, established way back in 1985, are showcasing more ranges than ever before, offering a number of free gifts and are even supplying special birthday cake at the event that takes place between 22nd and 23rd September. They are also holding a prize draw with a £300 voucher to spend on Pot Company products up for grabs. This is open to all, not just show visitors! To enter this competition, you just need…

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Wiltshire park to be made into memorial garden

Sep 2, 2015

An underused area of North Bradley’s recreation ground in Wiltshire is to be made into a memorial garden after receiving a Wessex Watermark Award for £400. The presentation was made on Saturday during the annual children’s sports day where Gillian Smith, Wessex Water’s education advisor, met members of the Peace Memorial Trust. Trowbridge gardener Rob Dawson, runner-up in BBC2’s amateur gardening competition The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, also attended the event and has agreed to help with the design of the memorial garden. The piece of ground, between the existing memorial bench and the children’s play area, will be planted…

CED

CED Stone Group to present ‘Masterclass’ at first ever ScotHort event

Sep 1, 2015

CED Stone Group’s Managing Director, Giles Heap, and Steintec’s Steve Burton to give Master Class at this years ScotHort. This year sees the launch of ScotHort’s very first event, being hosted by Eljays44 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, on the 16th September.  The aim of ScotHort is to bring together the Landscaping, Arboriculture and Grounds Care industries within Scotland. Not only will CED Stone Group be exhibiting at this event, we will also be hosting a Masterclass on “Rigid Pavement Design with Natural Stone – Best Practice”, presented by Giles Heap, CED’s Managing Director, in collaboration with Steintec’s…

Queen's Orchard

The Royal Parks to host three harvest festivals this September

Sep 1, 2015

To celebrate this year’s food growing in the Royal Parks, free harvest festivals will be held this month in Kensington Gardens, Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park. A harvest festival is a global tradition that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. In Britain this typically occurs in September, and the festival is usually held on a Sunday. The Royal Parks has a number of demonstrations allotments, which aim to educate and inspire the public to grow their own food irrespective of whether they have a garden, balcony or simply a window box. Kensington Gardens’…

Edinburgh

Work started on Edinburgh memorial garden

Sep 1, 2015

Work began on Monday on the walled memorial garden at Mortonhall required following the babies’ ashes scandal which rocked Edinburgh Council when first uncovered. The matter led to a full-scale enquiry led by Dame Eilish Angiolini into the way babies’ ashes were dealt with in Edinburgh and a nationwide inquiry into other crematoria across Scotland. Parents were asked to choose between four different designs designed to provide a private and peaceful place for personal contemplation. The walled garden design emerged as the favourite, and will include beech hedges, birch trees, a stone ball water feature, rocks, a pathway and seating and will be…

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Bounty Hunters hit Wakehurst for a ‘Botanical’ adventure!

Sep 1, 2015

Wakehurst Place, home to the largest seed bank in the world, have announced the line-up of their exciting NEW ‘Bountiful Botanics’ Festival in September! Plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke, Garden Doctor Steve Bradley and John Guest – otherwise known as ‘The English Apple Man’ are amongst a panel of eclectic and world-renowned guest speakers who will be headlining at this fun-filled family extravaganza, celebrating nature’s bounty and the turn of the season, that’s taking place over the weekend of 26th and 27th September 2015. Thomas Hart Dyke is an English horticulturist and plant hunter, who, following in the tradition of…

Rochford

Day at the Museum with Rochford GM

Sep 1, 2015

The Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford, Somerset saw a major turn out of over 180 Rochford Garden Machinery dealers on August 19th for the annual dealer day presentations. Following bacon rolls and coffee on arrival, delegates took their places for a presentation by Rochford Managing Director Stewart Anderson, who talked about the £1m investment the company has made over the past year with the extension to the Wincanton showroom, spares and distribution facilities. The new unit contributes to more than doubling the pallet space capacity of the building to 100,000 sq. ft. and forms part of the ongoing commitment to…

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Fleuroselect and RHS Wisley collaborate on extensive Sunflower Trial as part of Year of the Sunflower

Sep 1, 2015

On 18th of August, the Royal Horticultural Society held an Open Day to showcase its sunflower trial, consisting of over 140 new and existing varieties, at Wisley. Seed has been supplied by Fleuroselect breeder members with the trial being run by the expert trials department at Wisley. Fleuroselect is the International Organisation for the Ornamental Plants Industry. The trial clearly shows the enormous diversity in garden sunflowers from the tall varieties which are favourites with children to the intermediate varieties for borders and the dwarf types for pots and patio. It also includes the professional items for cutflower production. Press…

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CAFRE’s landscape gardeners celebrate Silver Medal success at WorldSkills

Sep 1, 2015

A CAFRE-dominated landscape gardening team have come up smelling of roses after winning a Silver Medal at the WorldSkills Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Agriculture minister Michelle O’Neill congratulated former horticulture student, Jonathan Gill (21) and CAFRE tutor Colin McKnight, for their success on the world stage. “The WorldSkills competition is designed to showcase and inspire world class excellence and I am delighted to see our young people succeed at a global level. “Winning the Silver Medal is a terrific achievement and we are all very proud of both Jonathan and Colin’s performance and the many hours of hard work…

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World’s largest orchid flowers at Full of Spice festival at Kew

The world’s largest orchid is flowering at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the first time since it was collected 32 years ago from Sabah, Malaysia in 1983. The “Queen of the Orchids”, Grammatophyllum speciosum, is nearly 5ft tall and its flower spike is growing at the rate of about an inch a day. This spike is expected to grow to about 10ft long – three metres – and to flower for at least five or six weeks. Christopher Ryan, Tropical Nursery Supervisor at Kew, said: “We were thrilled, and surprised, when this plant produced a flower spike as it…

Royal parks

Eight Royal Parks in a chance to be crowned the People’s Choice

London’s eight Royal Parks are among some of the greenest and most visited parks in the UK, and now you can vote for your favourite. The Parks have yet again maintained their Green Flag Awards this year, and now have a chance of competing against over 1,500 other green spaces to be crowned the People’s Choice. The competition, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, launched yesterday (September 1) and closes at noon on 30 September. Voting is simple; visit www.greenflagaward.org, select your country or region on the interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for…

Print

SALTEX 2015’s new date and venue gets industry approval

The Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition’s (SALTEX) move from an outdoor environment into the halls of the NEC Birmingham on the 4 and 5 November 2015 has been met with tremendous support from both exhibitors and visitors alike. A packed exhibitor list containing some of the industry’s biggest names along with confirmation of new exciting features, has ensured that this year’s exhibition is set to be the biggest and best SALTEX to date. The new, centrally located, national exhibition venue and the more convenient time of year  has attracted more than 200 exhibitors representing forestry, play, groundscare machinery, artificial surfaces,…

Green team interiors

Mark Berriman becomes MD at Green Team Interiors

It is with great pleasure that Green Team Interiors announce the appointment of Mark Berriman to the Board of Directors. An award-winning interior landscaping company, Green Team Interiors Ltd was founded in June 2000 by Ruth Neal and Chris Davis. Ruth has held the position of Managing Director since inception and has built a company with a great reputation for quality, customer service and team culture. Ruth and Chris are making some lifestyle changes and Ruth will be stepping back from the day to day running of the business, whilst remaining very closely involved in providing support and strategic guidance…

Untitled

Bournville Village Landscapes awarded its first landscaping contract

  The team behind Bournville’s award-winning parks and open spaces has secured its first landscaping contract for a new student accommodation scheme. Bournville Village Landscapes, part of Bournville Village Trust, will manage the landscaped areas of Athena Studios in Selly Oak after being awarded the £22,000 contract by Torsion Group. The £10.4 million complex is being built on the site of the former Bristol Road Ambulance Station by Torsion Group and will be made up of 259 apartments.   As part of the contract, Bournville Village Landscapes will carry out two-weeks’ worth of soft landscaping work including tree, shrub and…

carillion

Carillion preferred bidder for Midlands hospital featuring designs by Grant Associates

A Carillion Joint Venture, The Hospital Company, was selected as preferred bidder by the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to create the hospital through a Public Private Partnership under a 30-year concession contract using the UK Government’s PF2 model. The new state-of-the-art hospital, which will have around 670 beds and 15 operating theatre suites, has been designed to meet the best international and national standards to make it patient focussed and to support the efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services. Featuring a number of innovative design details, the proposed hospital includes a landscape concept developed by Grant Associates…

Designs show how leaf room would look in Ninewells Hospital’s community garden

Plans for a leaf-shaped building in the heart of Ninewells Hospital’s community garden have been put forward at a cost of around £50,000. The proposal for a Scottish timber-made garden room was created by an Arbroath firm after it was selected as the best design in an NHS architecture competition. Voigt Partnership designed the new disabled-friendly facility, which has an overhanging, sloping roof that looks like a leaf, with the main beam as the stem and supporting rafters as veins. Inside, a wood-burning stove and extensive decking area will provide comfortable surroundings for use by garden volunteers, visitors, patients, staff…

The pot company

Win £300 of Pot Company Products

The Pot Company are celebrating their 30th year of supplying high quality garden planters and features at this year’s Landscape Show in Battersea Park. The Kent based company, established way back in 1985, are showcasing more ranges than ever before, offering a number of free gifts and are even supplying special birthday cake at the event that takes place between 22nd and 23rd September. They are also holding a prize draw with a £300 voucher to spend on Pot Company products up for grabs. This is open to all, not just show visitors! To enter this competition, you just need…