November 25, 2014

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Timberplay opens its first UK skate park -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sentebale to host garden at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gardening should be available on the NHS -

Monday, November 17, 2014

FutureScape 2014 – Build up begins -

Sunday, November 16, 2014

And they are off! APL WorldSkills UK finalists compete at Skills Show -

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Northumberland gardens to feature on new BBC One series -

Monday, November 10, 2014

Speaking up for Kew -

Monday, November 10, 2014

Who, what, why: How dangerous is Devil’s Helmet? -

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Young apprentice hopefuls bloom on four week ‘Get into Gardening’ course -

Saturday, November 8, 2014

APL WorldSkills UK finalists going for Gold at Skills Show -

Friday, November 7, 2014

Green for go on £150m Garden Bridge -

Friday, November 7, 2014

Oxfordshire preschool swaps muddy garden for lush LazyLawn -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

HTA: Indian summer extends the season for gardeners -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Easigrass UAE launches new campaign -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Graden Sand Injector – past and present -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

70,000 people put Barenbrug Green Velvet lawn seed to the test -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Green Tenant Award 2014 – six finalists selected -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Aralia Garden Design wins double gold at New Homes Garden Awards -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The benefits of pedestrian mowing over winter -

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Third time gold for Myerscough college in bloom -

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • Trilo R10

    Trilo have introduced their first wide mower into the market

    Trilo have introduced their first wide area mower into the market with a massive 10.4 metre working width and designed for high productivity in the most extreme conditions.  Exclusively available in the UK through The Grass Group, the Trilo name is synonymous with a range of blowers, scarifiers and vacuum sweepers. The R10’s natural home will be the turf growing industry where a cutting capacity of 15 acres an hour will mean it is the ideal partner to the current Trilo turf care range. Its 12 independently mounted 910mm floating mowing cylinder heads follow contours and uneven ground flawlessly offering…

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    Stonemarket delights with vitrified range

    Stonemarket, the UK’s leading innovator of hard landscaping products, was thrilled to be able to showcase its brand new range of vitrified paving to Landscapers, Garden Designers and Landscape Architects at this year’s Futurescape event. The Stonemarket stand displayed the entire vitrified range and was manned by experts who were able to take visitors through the large number of benefits of this exciting material. Vitrified paving combines technical performance with a stunning appearance.  It is the ideal solution for exterior projects that need a highly attractive, reliable and low maintenance paving material.  These products absorb little or no moisture, which…

  • smiths

    Smiths take a look at this year’s most popular products

    As 2014 is coming to its closure, Smiths thought it an opportunity to have a glance back over the year to see how their products have been received. A late entry to this year’s ever increasing range of `Smiths recycled products is IBAA – Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate. IBAA is a non-hazardous by-product of raw ash produced from local non-recyclable domestic waste which is burnt at temperatures exceeding 850°C. The raw ash is then ‘aged’, processed, to remove ferrous and non ferrous metals and then graded to meet EN and Highways Agency specifications. This is a new and exciting product…

  • vista mare

    Brett Landscaping keeps true to Art Deco inspired development

    A paving solution from Brett Landscaping – including its new Black Fleck design – has been specified to add a touch of class to the exterior design of a dramatic Art Deco-inspired seafront development in West Worthing, West Sussex. The suitability of the paving, comprising Brett Piatto in addition to Black Fleck, was found to offer the ideal accompaniment for Roffey Homes’ lavish new apartment complex – the penthouse of which was recently sold for in excess of £1m. The development is named ‘Vista Mare’ and has been recently constructed within an area where striking Art Deco architecture has long…

  • HARRY

    What do we know about the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 so far?

    All the latest news about dates, tickets and gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show When is it? The Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious flower show, is at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea from 19-23 May 2015. How do I get tickets? If you’re an RHS member, you can buy tickets now – including for Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20, which is before the show opens to the general public. Tickets for non-members go on sale on December 1. Make sure you buy tickets either from the official RHS website, or by calling 0844 338 7502, rather than…

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timberplay

Timberplay opens its first UK skate park

Nov 19, 2014

Hull’s Pennine Way is the proud recipient of the UK’s first Timberplay skate park, including state-of-the art pre-fabricated skate elements from Concrete, designed to deliver exceptional ride-ability. The opening on Monday 17th November will see a group of skaters from The Works taking to the concrete to put the park through its paces. Designed by skaters, for skaters, and utilising the best materials for improved performance, this street style park is set to become a skaters’ favourite. The park has been created using a combination of prefabricated elements, for example the penny, london gap and funbox, and bespoke in-situ features…

Artists impression of the Mamohato Children’s Centre from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

Sentebale to host garden at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Nov 17, 2014

The RHS announced on the 17th November that Sentebale will be creating a garden, that will be showcased on the Main Avenue at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden – designed by Matt Keightley, head designer of Maidenhead landscaping firm Rosebank and winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award with his ‘Hope on the Horizon’ garden – aims to raise awareness of Sentebale’s work in providing healthcare and education to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children, many of whom are victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs epidemic. Sponsored by the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation, the garden will see Keightley…

gardening

Gardening should be available on the NHS

Nov 17, 2014

Royal Horticultural Society John MacLeod Lecturers explore the health benefits of gardening A UK doctor and a leading Swedish scientist have made the case for gardening and horticulture to be available on the NHS, during the fourth annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) John MacLeod Lecture. Speakers Dr William Bird and Dr Matilda van den Bosch spoke to an audience that included RHS Director General Sue Biggs and RHS members about the interactions between nature and human health and how gardening may contribute to increased wellbeing and quality of life. Dr Bird, who has 30 years’ experience as a GP in Reading,…

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FutureScape 2014 – Build up begins

Nov 16, 2014

The event of the year is almost here!  Today starts the build up for FutureScape 2014 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. On Tuesday 14th November, anyone who’s anyone in the landscape industry will be at the landscape event of the year – FutureScape, which has this year moved to a larger venue (voted Best Exhibition Venue Under 4,000sqm at the Exhibition News Awards 2014) Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey. With 6 special events plus 12 informative and educational seminars, the single day event  is one not to be missed.  It’s well worth taking a day out to attend…

WorldSkills

And they are off! APL WorldSkills UK finalists compete at Skills Show

Nov 13, 2014

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening final is underway at the The Skills Show at the Birmingham  NEC with six landscaping students competing for the ‘Best in the UK’ title. After reaching the qualifying benchmark at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July the six students this morning started on the challenge of completing a garden design in just 18 hours over the next 3 days. The garden has once again been designed by Alexandra Froggatt. Their creations will need to be completed by 11 am on Saturday 15 November with the winner being announced at The Skills Show…

cragside

Northumberland gardens to feature on new BBC One series

Nov 10, 2014

Two historic Northumberland gardens will feature in a new BBC One series. Glorious Gardens from Above, featuring some of Britain’s best-loved National Trust gardens. Cragside at Rothbury and the Lindisfarne Castle garden will be part of the 15-episode series. Top garden designer Gertrude Jekyll created the garden on Holy Island which can be viewed from the castle when she worked with architect Edwin Lutyens as he turned the fortress into a home for Edward Hudson, proprietor of Country Life magazine, at the start of the last century. The garden is at its best in July and August. At Cragside, Lord…

kew

Speaking up for Kew

Nov 10, 2014

Kew has faced year-on-year cuts to its operating grant-in-aid funding from the government. In 1983, 90% of Kew’s funding came from the UK government as grant in aid. That has now fallen to under 40%. Despite a temporary reversal of this year’s cut, Kew remains under threat. Over 200 people attended the recent public meeting to Speak up for Kew. The meeting was addressed by Zac Goldsmith MP, John McDonnell MP, Leslie Manasseh, Prospect Deputy General Secretary, James Wong, broadcaster and ethnobotanist, and Megan Dobney from the South East Regional TUC. The audience of local residents, friends of Kew and…

Devil's Helmet

Who, what, why: How dangerous is Devil’s Helmet?

Nov 9, 2014

A gardener died after apparently coming into contact with Aconitum, a poisonous plant known as Devil’s Helmet. “It’s probably the most poisonous plant that people will have in their garden,” says poison expert John Robertson. Aconitum, part of the buttercup family, goes by various nicknames depending on the exact species – Monkshood, Wolfsbane, the Queen of Poisons, or Devil’s Helmet. Its reputation for death goes all the way back to the mythical Greek dog Cerberus, from whose saliva the plant supposedly grew. The roots are its most poisonous part. If ingested, the toxicity acts quickly. “It tends to cause violent…

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Trilo R10

Trilo have introduced their first wide mower into the market

Trilo have introduced their first wide area mower into the market with a massive 10.4 metre working width and designed for high productivity in the most extreme conditions.  Exclusively available in the UK through The Grass Group, the Trilo name is synonymous with a range of blowers, scarifiers and vacuum sweepers. The R10’s natural home will be the turf growing industry where a cutting capacity of 15 acres an hour will mean it is the ideal partner to the current Trilo turf care range. Its 12 independently mounted 910mm floating mowing cylinder heads follow contours and uneven ground flawlessly offering…

Gravity Basalt hero image

Stonemarket delights with vitrified range

Stonemarket, the UK’s leading innovator of hard landscaping products, was thrilled to be able to showcase its brand new range of vitrified paving to Landscapers, Garden Designers and Landscape Architects at this year’s Futurescape event. The Stonemarket stand displayed the entire vitrified range and was manned by experts who were able to take visitors through the large number of benefits of this exciting material. Vitrified paving combines technical performance with a stunning appearance.  It is the ideal solution for exterior projects that need a highly attractive, reliable and low maintenance paving material.  These products absorb little or no moisture, which…

smiths

Smiths take a look at this year’s most popular products

As 2014 is coming to its closure, Smiths thought it an opportunity to have a glance back over the year to see how their products have been received. A late entry to this year’s ever increasing range of `Smiths recycled products is IBAA – Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate. IBAA is a non-hazardous by-product of raw ash produced from local non-recyclable domestic waste which is burnt at temperatures exceeding 850°C. The raw ash is then ‘aged’, processed, to remove ferrous and non ferrous metals and then graded to meet EN and Highways Agency specifications. This is a new and exciting product…

vista mare

Brett Landscaping keeps true to Art Deco inspired development

A paving solution from Brett Landscaping – including its new Black Fleck design – has been specified to add a touch of class to the exterior design of a dramatic Art Deco-inspired seafront development in West Worthing, West Sussex. The suitability of the paving, comprising Brett Piatto in addition to Black Fleck, was found to offer the ideal accompaniment for Roffey Homes’ lavish new apartment complex – the penthouse of which was recently sold for in excess of £1m. The development is named ‘Vista Mare’ and has been recently constructed within an area where striking Art Deco architecture has long…

HARRY

What do we know about the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 so far?

All the latest news about dates, tickets and gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show When is it? The Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious flower show, is at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea from 19-23 May 2015. How do I get tickets? If you’re an RHS member, you can buy tickets now – including for Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20, which is before the show opens to the general public. Tickets for non-members go on sale on December 1. Make sure you buy tickets either from the official RHS website, or by calling 0844 338 7502, rather than…

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Green finger fever for Young Gardener of the Year 2015

The Young Gardener of the Year Awards in Association with TV Gardener David Domoney and the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community launches at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas The 2015 ‘Young Gardener of the Year’ competition launched this week on November 20th 2014 at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, ahead of the show returning to its original home at Olympia London next March. The annual competition, now in it’s 5th year, organised by TV gardener David Domoney in association with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, celebrates young ‘green’ talent and sees six of the UK’s leading horticultural…

sureset

SureSet launches at BRE Innovation Park, Watford

Specialising exclusively in resin bound paving, SureSet has been installing high quality residential and commercial projects across the UK since 1997. With their recent installation at BRE Innovation Park SureSet successfully prove that permeable paving doesn’t have to be boring. Making the most of the opportunity BRE provides to showcase their work, SureSet created this amazing ‘rainbow’ pathway by skilfully hand-blending colours from their own recycled glass range Spectrum®. The recycled glass is coloured in-house to guarantee colour consistency and UV stability. While SureSet really pushes the creative boundaries of their permeable resin bound paving with this amazing 3D installation….

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Makita introduce petrol generator range

Four models 2.0kVA to 5.0kVA, 240v and 12v DC Rugged and durable with heavy duty OHV low emission engines Easy start and sensor protected Makita has introduced a four-model range of rugged petrol generators for off-site power operations. These reliable and durable generators are powered by a heavy duty OHV 4-stroke engine that fully complies with Euro 2 exhaust emissions. They are mounted in a robust tubular steel carry frame with the two highest output models also being fitted with transport wheels and handles for easy site movement. The engines are protected by an oil system sensor that shuts down…