October 31, 2014

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Glendale secures £68,000 arboriculture framework in Wycombe -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tillers Turf appoints Specialist Turf Manager -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Northop College Enrol Kubota’s F3680 -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Alan Titchmarsh reveals secrets of Queen’s garden -

Friday, October 31, 2014

The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft -

Friday, October 31, 2014

National Stress Awareness Day Wednesday November 4 2014 -

Friday, October 31, 2014

Construction starts on £1m cycleway -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Natural Paving Products celebrates a decade of success -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vote for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014 -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stonemarket welcomes garden designers & installers to annual event -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LI launches first in a series of regional BIM masterclasses -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is launched -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

RHS Show tickets on sale to members 1 November! -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

North-east gardening groups praised by judges -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Janine Pattison Studios has won Gold -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

APL Tatton Garden nominated for prestigious award -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gardening this Autumn could damage your health -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early Bird price ending soon for LI BIM Masterclass -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Interactive Capability Brown map now available -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Flower Turf laid at Nottingham Trent University by Green Estate -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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    Glendale secures £68,000 arboriculture framework in Wycombe

    The largest specialist green service provider in the UK, Glendale, has been awarded a place on Wycombe District Council’s selected contractor list for arboriculture. Glendale will deploy specialist teams of arborists to deliver tree maintenance services and is one of six suppliers on the four year framework. John McKenna, Glendale’s operations manager for London and the South East, said: “The Wycombe contract is a good, strong framework win for the South East region. It is of high quality and provides us with a great opportunity to build our relationship with the local authority and our presence in the local area….

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    Tillers Turf appoints Specialist Turf Manager

    Richard Owens has joined Tillers Turf as their Specialist Turf Manager.  Richard will be responsible for the production of turf for golf courses and of wildflower turf for landscapes and green roofs. As Course Manager at Boston West GC for the last 20 years Richard has a wealth of experience in presenting perfect playing surfaces.  This will be put to good use at Tillers Turf when growing and supplying turf to some of the leading golf courses in Europe, including Wentworth, Gleneagles, Turnberry and Muirfield. A keen environmentalist, Richard won Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year Award in 2014, and was…

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    Northop College Enrol Kubota’s F3680

    Kubota’s F3680 ride-on mower, the most powerful out front mower in its class, has been enrolled at Northop College in Wales to help horticultural students get to grips with the latest in market leading groundcare machinery.  Northop College, which was created in 2009 through a merger of Deeside College and the Welsh College of Horticulture, is one of the largest centres in the UK and Wales for horticultural studies. Jenny Jones, Grounds Officer at Northop College, commented: “For students to gain a complete understanding of their profession, it’s important they can combine theory with being able to try and test…

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    Tender: Parkland Plan and Cost Planning

    The City of London Corporation, acting as the Conservators of Epping Forest, is seeking a suitably experienced consultancy, with a strong track record in historic landscape restoration, regeneration and management, to lead a small specialist team that will advise the City of London, Wanstead Sports Grounds Ltd and associated stakeholders, on the preparation of a Parkland Plan and associated capital and revenue cost plans for the Grade II* Wanstead Park Registered Park and Garden of Historic Interest. The aim of this commission is to direct future planning of the Park. The stakeholders group and the City of London seek a…

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    Alan Titchmarsh reveals secrets of Queen’s garden

    Alan Titchmarsh is to appear in a new television series unlocking the secrets of the Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace. His series ‘The Queen’s Garden’, which will be part of ITV’s Christmas schedule, uses cutting-edge techniques including aerial photography, time-lapse, thermal imaging and remotely-operated motion-sensitive cameras to capture the annual cycle from every angle. Titchmarsh, 65, is no stranger to the 88-year-old monarch. They have met regularly at events including the Chelsea Flower Show and when she presented the housewives’ favourite with his MBE in 2000, the Queen told him: “You’ve given a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure.”…

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Glendale secures £68,000 arboriculture framework in Wycombe

Oct 31, 2014

The largest specialist green service provider in the UK, Glendale, has been awarded a place on Wycombe District Council’s selected contractor list for arboriculture. Glendale will deploy specialist teams of arborists to deliver tree maintenance services and is one of six suppliers on the four year framework. John McKenna, Glendale’s operations manager for London and the South East, said: “The Wycombe contract is a good, strong framework win for the South East region. It is of high quality and provides us with a great opportunity to build our relationship with the local authority and our presence in the local area….

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Tillers Turf appoints Specialist Turf Manager

Oct 31, 2014

Richard Owens has joined Tillers Turf as their Specialist Turf Manager.  Richard will be responsible for the production of turf for golf courses and of wildflower turf for landscapes and green roofs. As Course Manager at Boston West GC for the last 20 years Richard has a wealth of experience in presenting perfect playing surfaces.  This will be put to good use at Tillers Turf when growing and supplying turf to some of the leading golf courses in Europe, including Wentworth, Gleneagles, Turnberry and Muirfield. A keen environmentalist, Richard won Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year Award in 2014, and was…

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Northop College Enrol Kubota’s F3680

Oct 31, 2014

Kubota’s F3680 ride-on mower, the most powerful out front mower in its class, has been enrolled at Northop College in Wales to help horticultural students get to grips with the latest in market leading groundcare machinery.  Northop College, which was created in 2009 through a merger of Deeside College and the Welsh College of Horticulture, is one of the largest centres in the UK and Wales for horticultural studies. Jenny Jones, Grounds Officer at Northop College, commented: “For students to gain a complete understanding of their profession, it’s important they can combine theory with being able to try and test…

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Alan Titchmarsh reveals secrets of Queen’s garden

Oct 31, 2014

Alan Titchmarsh is to appear in a new television series unlocking the secrets of the Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace. His series ‘The Queen’s Garden’, which will be part of ITV’s Christmas schedule, uses cutting-edge techniques including aerial photography, time-lapse, thermal imaging and remotely-operated motion-sensitive cameras to capture the annual cycle from every angle. Titchmarsh, 65, is no stranger to the 88-year-old monarch. They have met regularly at events including the Chelsea Flower Show and when she presented the housewives’ favourite with his MBE in 2000, the Queen told him: “You’ve given a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure.”…

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The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

Oct 31, 2014

The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species? The gently swaying trees and luscious foliage of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire hardly look like a crime hotspot. Young families amble with pushchairs and pensioners take tea and cake. But the staff must remain vigilant. “Each time there’s a theft it’s as shocking as the first time,” head gardener Fran Clifton explains. “Earlier this year we put out two of a…

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National Stress Awareness Day Wednesday November 4 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Stress is one of the biggest causes of time taken off work and according to a report published last year by the government’s Health & Safety Executive, 10.4 million days are lost every year to work-related stress. Whilst many businesses try to initiate programmes to help manage stress, they often miss one of the simplest ones – plants in the workplace! Plants help to reduce stress There are now several studies that show that plants in the workplace have a stress-reducing capacity. Just being able to see plants from your desk or work station can help reduce the tensions of…

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Construction starts on £1m cycleway

Oct 30, 2014

Work has started on an alternative to sitting in standing traffic in Salford. A new £1m cycle and pedestrian way is being built to help people get to work. In recent weeks thousands of commuters have been trapped in jams on the East Lancashire Road through Astley, Moorside, and Swinton, due to works for a new busway from Leigh to Manchester. The council has been criticised for doing several roadworks in the city at the same time. But the new Port Salford Greenway route is aimed at taking cars off the road. It will follow the M60 to transport people…

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Natural Paving Products celebrates a decade of success

Oct 30, 2014

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2014, Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has enjoyed its most successful year to date – with an unprecedented growth in sales, significant expansion of its Indian supply chain and a string of medal wins during the show garden season. Since it was founded a decade ago, Natural Paving Products has firmly established itself as the leading independent supplier of natural stone landscaping materials in the UK, and is now the largest independent importer of Indian sandstone into the UK market. Malcolm Gough, Business Development Director at Natural Paving Products, said: “Our tenth anniversary year has…

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November 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine

November 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine ■News Shed: A round up of industry news ■News Extra: Jonathan Ward reporting on the happenings at the recent Young Hort conference ■Association News: The APL reports on the finalists for the WorldSkills show this month; the voting for the SGD Awards is still open; the hunt for the BALI chairman is still underway, whilst BALI Awards are just weeks away; RHS release an update to the Horticulture Matters report; Efig discuss their trip to Holland ■Opinion: Angus Lindsay shares his views on SALTEX’s move and David Dodd asks, What’s in it for the contractors?…

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E.P. Barrus appoints new sales manager to Garden Division area sales team

E.P. Barrus has strengthened its Garden Division sales team with the appointment of Claire Morris as Area Sales Manager. Claire has been working in the garden industry for over ten years and brings a wealth of sales and sector experience to her new role at Barrus.  She will be the main contact for dealers within a number of counties, including Berkshire, Northamptonshire and North Wales, and will provide support and advice on a range of Barrus brands, predominantly Cub Cadet and Lawnflite, as well as a fleet of other brands including Agrifab. “I have worked in the garden machinery industry…

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Recruit and Retain is key theme at APL Networking Seminar

Provender Nurseries in Kent once again played host to this year’s Autumn APL Seminar, which focused on Recruiting and Retaining Staff, which took place on 22 October 2014. The line-up of speakers informed a group of APL members and APL Exhibitors about how to attract the right staff for your business, and keep them motivated to encourage career progression. The evening was started off with a presentation by Dan Lally of Slic Training on the methods and advantages of recruiting an apprentice. This was followed by an insight into recruitment methods, which included very useful info on how to advertise your…

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James Alexander Sinclair to host The Garden Media Guild Awards

James Alexander Sinclair, founder of intoGardens, garden designer, broadcaster, lecturer, blogger, writer and RHS Council member, is to host The Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 at The Savoy, London on Wednesday 26 November. Winner of the Digital Media Blog Award at The Garden Media Guild Awards in 2008 and 2009 for Blogging From Blackpitts Garden, James has been gardening professionally for a quarter of a century. He has designed gardens of all sizes across Europe, including show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Westonbirt International Festival of the Garden. James has written for The Times, Country Living, The…

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Syngenta appoints new Technical Manager

Turfgrass specialist with experience from US and South America – Successful delivery of FIFA World Cup pitches – Initiating pioneering turf research to maintain Syngenta lead in turf science solutions Syngenta has appointed leading turfgrass specialist, Marcela Munoz, as the company’s new Technical Services Manager for Turf & Vegetation Management across Europe. Moving to the UK from Chile, Marcela has extensive knowledge and experience of turf management and scientific research in the US and South America. Most recently she has been working for the STRI, as a turf agronomy consultant to FIFA for the successful delivery of the 2014 World…

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Forest Garden invests in additional sawmill and treatment facilities

In response to the unprecedented fence panel demand as a result of the storms through late 2013 and into 2014, Forest Garden has invested in additional sawmill facilities to complement its existing Sennybridge, Mid-Wales site to double the company’s sawmill output in that region.  This move strengthens Forest’s position as the only UK fencing manufacturer with its own sawmills; Forest’s fully integrated operation has enabled its customers to significantly grow market share in a year of huge fencing demand. The investment has also increased timber treatment capacity, adding an additional pressure treatment plant to add to the sizable facilities already…

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Gardening awards won by adults with learning disabilities

Two gardens in East Dorset tended by adults with learning disabilities have received national awards from a care provider. The garden at the Two Wells service in Cranborne won top prize as best sensory garden and the Town Farm Workshops garden in Sixpenny Handley won most productive garden in the hotly contested Regard in Bloom competition. The awards were organised by Regard, which supports people with learning disabilities in specialist residential services, supported living services, outreach support and day resource centres throughout the country. From the 120 entries from services across the UK, awards were given for the best garden, best…

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A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London

The Decorators, an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space in London, recently transformed the terrace overlooking the city at Alexandra Palace by installing a mobile Italian garden. As a “landscape of scattered objects” which geometrically piece together to resemble a formal garden, the designers describe the project as somewhere between “grotto and folly, garden and landscape, stage and amphitheater,” all the while drawing from the historical character of the surrounding context. The scheme ultimately “breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter” with the palace. The designers intended for the theatricality…