May 24, 2015

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Ben promoted to product development coordinator -

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Actress wins major prize for garden design -

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project -

Friday, May 22, 2015

RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Are grandparents the secret weapon to defending Britain’s gardening heritage? -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ground advice at Chelsea from Terrain Aeration -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

gt Specifier team expands -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Intelligent controller takes irrigation management to the next level -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Capel achieves Silver-Gilt Award while Royals visit Chelsea -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pershore College students tour Wyevale Nurseries -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

LECHUZA unveils full ranges and a taste of the future at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Etesia offer two year warranty on machines for commercial use -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ground Control to complete £1M design and build commercial project in June -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

JOG Contractors buys its first Bobcat compact excavators -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HTA & APL members have a record-breaking year at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Corby pub-goers relax on giant grass sofa -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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    Ben promoted to product development coordinator

    Ben Gregory from Worcester has this month (May, 2015) been promoted to product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. The 23-year-old will liaise with the sales and production teams at the company to define areas to investigate and innovate. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “I would like to congratulate Ben on his promotion. “Within his role Ben will investigate methods of adding value by the evaluation of new stock to the nursery and different ways of presenting current lines and ranges to our customers in the amenity and retail sectors. “It is a new…

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    Actress wins major prize for garden design

    Former TV presenter, actress and model Kate Durr has won a major prize at one of the UK’s leading horticultural shows just months after starting out on a budding new career in garden design. The 47-year-old  mother-of-three was ‘thrilled silly’ after achieving a Best Festival Garden award at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival. Mrs Durr, formerly Kate Charman, had earlier been awarded £3,000 with which to create a garden at the prestigious four-day event, attended by around 90,000 people earlier this month. Calling her garden Constraining Nature, Mrs Durr, whose actor husband Jason Durr is best known…

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    Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project

    An award-winning British company that helped turn London’s internationally-acclaimed Olympic Park green, and has been heavily involved in the innovative Liverpool ONE urban park, has been chosen as the landscaping contractor for the new Garden Bridge, scheduled to open in 2018. The Garden Bridge will be a new pedestrian footbridge with 6,000 sq m of brand-new garden featuring 270 trees, 2,000 shrubs, hedging plants and climbers, over 22,000 hardy perennials, ferns and grasses and 64,000 bulbs, which will enhance London’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in the world. The Bridge will be free and open to all residents,…

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    RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced

    The search for the UK’s top young floristry talent has come to an end as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and British Floristry Association (BFA) name Charlotte Marrant as this year’s RHS Young Florist of the Year for her spectacular Alice in Wonderland inspired floral creation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On winning the award 24 year old Charlotte from Eden Taunton Floral Design said, ‘I am shocked and delighted to be named RHS Young Florist of the Year as the talent this year was extremely high and I was up against some very stiff competition. This is the…

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    Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams

    After great reception to Juliet’s debut piece last Friday on BBC2 Gardeners World, Juliet has now joined Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift et al in covering the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Juliet Sargeant filming on Darren Hawkes’s garden for BBC2 coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On Gardeners World Juliet covered: The use of gardening therapy in treatment of people with mental illness at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. Interviewing and gardening with two young men, who have found gardening tremendously helpful in their recovery. At Chelsea Juliet has covered : Chris Beardshaw’s garden designed to…

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Ben promoted to product development coordinator

May 23, 2015

Ben Gregory from Worcester has this month (May, 2015) been promoted to product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. The 23-year-old will liaise with the sales and production teams at the company to define areas to investigate and innovate. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “I would like to congratulate Ben on his promotion. “Within his role Ben will investigate methods of adding value by the evaluation of new stock to the nursery and different ways of presenting current lines and ranges to our customers in the amenity and retail sectors. “It is a new…

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Actress wins major prize for garden design

May 23, 2015

Former TV presenter, actress and model Kate Durr has won a major prize at one of the UK’s leading horticultural shows just months after starting out on a budding new career in garden design. The 47-year-old  mother-of-three was ‘thrilled silly’ after achieving a Best Festival Garden award at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival. Mrs Durr, formerly Kate Charman, had earlier been awarded £3,000 with which to create a garden at the prestigious four-day event, attended by around 90,000 people earlier this month. Calling her garden Constraining Nature, Mrs Durr, whose actor husband Jason Durr is best known…

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Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project

May 22, 2015

An award-winning British company that helped turn London’s internationally-acclaimed Olympic Park green, and has been heavily involved in the innovative Liverpool ONE urban park, has been chosen as the landscaping contractor for the new Garden Bridge, scheduled to open in 2018. The Garden Bridge will be a new pedestrian footbridge with 6,000 sq m of brand-new garden featuring 270 trees, 2,000 shrubs, hedging plants and climbers, over 22,000 hardy perennials, ferns and grasses and 64,000 bulbs, which will enhance London’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in the world. The Bridge will be free and open to all residents,…

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RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced

May 22, 2015

The search for the UK’s top young floristry talent has come to an end as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and British Floristry Association (BFA) name Charlotte Marrant as this year’s RHS Young Florist of the Year for her spectacular Alice in Wonderland inspired floral creation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On winning the award 24 year old Charlotte from Eden Taunton Floral Design said, ‘I am shocked and delighted to be named RHS Young Florist of the Year as the talent this year was extremely high and I was up against some very stiff competition. This is the…

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Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams

May 22, 2015

After great reception to Juliet’s debut piece last Friday on BBC2 Gardeners World, Juliet has now joined Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift et al in covering the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Juliet Sargeant filming on Darren Hawkes’s garden for BBC2 coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On Gardeners World Juliet covered: The use of gardening therapy in treatment of people with mental illness at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. Interviewing and gardening with two young men, who have found gardening tremendously helpful in their recovery. At Chelsea Juliet has covered : Chris Beardshaw’s garden designed to…

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Are grandparents the secret weapon to defending Britain’s gardening heritage?

May 22, 2015

As Britain’s best garden designers and horticulturists celebrate their successes at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a survey from Homebase, one of the UK’s biggest garden retailers, reveals that the nation’s gardening know-how is in danger of being lost to future generations. The survey, which questioned people about their gardening knowledge to discover who is teaching the younger generation basic gardening skills, suggests that grandparents could be the secret-weapon in helping Britain maintain its reputation as a nation of gardeners. The results show that nearly one third of 16-24 year olds learnt about gardening from their grandparents, compared to…

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Ground advice at Chelsea from Terrain Aeration

May 21, 2015

The timing of Chelsea Flower Show also signifies the ideal time for aerating the ground. This is best done before the British summer strikes and lack of rainfall means the ground is hard. Terrain Aeration report a considerable number of enquiries stemming from advice being given at the Chelsea Flower Show. The experts have been advising that aeration is vital for compacted soil, to relieve waterlogging and get oxygen to the root zone. As a direct result Terrain Aeration have had numerous enquiries and requests from growers and landscapers for site inspections for flower gardens, lawns, a football pitch with…

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Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal

May 21, 2015

Scotscape are delighted to announce that Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea 2015 has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal. Constructed by the specialist team at Scotscape the beautiful outdoor room adorned with fragrant roses is an English classic. Scotscape’s construction team can help to install your garden rooms, conservatories and gardens and bring your design plans to life. Many congratulations to the Marston and Langinger team.

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gt Specifier team expands

May 21, 2015

The gt Specifier team has expanded with the arrival of Francis Peters, a history graduate from York St John University who joins as Specification Assistant. Francis will be assisting and supporting the team with research and analysis projects which include sourcing information on upcoming and ongoing landscaping projects and estimating project costs. gt Specifier is the specification arm of leading landscape supplier Green-tech; working with landscape architects and specifiers to offer technical support, advice and solutions for  landscaping projects. Green-tech now boasts a team of 50 and continues to go from strength to strength.  The number of product lines it…

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Intelligent controller takes irrigation management to the next level

May 21, 2015

A new high-tech control system enables landscape contractors to control customers’ irrigation systems from anywhere in the world. Hydrawise is operated through a smartphone or tablet using an app available on iOS and Android, or through a web browser. The controller uses a home wireless internet connection to access real time data from local weather stations, and adjusts the sprinklers’ watering schedule to suit the conditions. The Hydrawise controller can be retrofitted to existing irrigation systems quickly and simply, enabling contractors to offer an efficient, effective managed watering and system management service to multiple customers in any location where they…

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Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year

May 21, 2015

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘KILIMANJARO SUNRISE’ a striking, easy Japanese snowball exhibited at the show by Burncoose Nurseries, has been crowned winner of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. The winner was selected for its white flowers which flush with pink as the season progresses, followed by red berries and then colourful autumn foliage, giving it year-round appeal. It was also an exemplary specimen beautifully presented for the competition. Taking second place was Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’ from Dibleys Nurseries, while Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ from Dysons Nurseries, came in at third place. The votes were cast by members…

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Capel achieves Silver-Gilt Award while Royals visit Chelsea

May 21, 2015

The School of Horticulture from Capel Manor College was delighted to achieve a prestigious Silver-Gilt Award (just one place off Gold)  for their unique stumpery garden, entitled Stumped?, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. The Queen visited the show on Monday accompanied this year by several senior members of the royal family and the College was honoured to receive a brief visit from HRH The Princess Royal. The garden also attracted the attention of both gardener and TV presenter Monty Don and botanist, science writer and broadcaster James Wong. Capel’s Stumped? garden forms part of the Discovery Zone…

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John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

May 21, 2015

  John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd are delighted to have secured the grounds maintenance contract for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s cemeteries following a competitive tendering process. John O’Conner is an award winning family owned company established for over 45 years. A key innovation in the contract bid included using this experience to establish a partnership relationship with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The contract commences on 1st June 2015 for 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The sites include The Lawn Cemetery, Hatfield Hyde Cemetery, St Luke’s Church Burial Ground and St Etheldreda’s Church Burial…

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Pershore College students tour Wyevale Nurseries

May 21, 2015

Twenty students from Pershore College in Worcestershire were given a tour last week (May 15, 2015) of one of the UK’s leading nurseries. The Level 2 and Level 3 horticulture students visited Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford to see what goes on behind the scenes. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “We were delighted to welcome the students to our nursery. We feel it is very important to support students who have chosen to study horticulture and to give them more of an insight in to what we do at the nursery. “When the students arrived…

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LECHUZA unveils full ranges and a taste of the future at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 20, 2015

LECHUZA’s expansive range of self-watering planters will greet visitors in their striking child-friendly display full of edible delights at stand number PW26 at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The brand will not only showcase the full year’s brand new ranges, but will also share a taste of what’s to come. For the very first time, LECHUZA’s first range of beautiful outdoor furniture, set to arrive in the UK later this year, will also be on display. Famed for their sub-irrigation system, high quality finish and beautiful design, LECHUZA planters have won numerous awards since their debut in Germany in…

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Etesia offer two year warranty on machines for commercial use

May 20, 2015

Etesia has announced that all pedestrian, ride-on and brushcutter models will now carry a two year warranty for commercial use. “We have always built mowers of exceptional quality, and have total confidence in every machine that comes out of the factory. That’s an easy thing to say, but to back it up with a warranty is quite a different matter,” said Etesia UK operations director Les Malin. “Most councils and mowing contractors have been looking more carefully at the lifetime cost of their machinery and not just the initial purchase price. Our product is not the cheapest to buy, but…

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Ben promoted to product development coordinator

Ben Gregory from Worcester has this month (May, 2015) been promoted to product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. The 23-year-old will liaise with the sales and production teams at the company to define areas to investigate and innovate. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “I would like to congratulate Ben on his promotion. “Within his role Ben will investigate methods of adding value by the evaluation of new stock to the nursery and different ways of presenting current lines and ranges to our customers in the amenity and retail sectors. “It is a new…

katedurr

Actress wins major prize for garden design

Former TV presenter, actress and model Kate Durr has won a major prize at one of the UK’s leading horticultural shows just months after starting out on a budding new career in garden design. The 47-year-old  mother-of-three was ‘thrilled silly’ after achieving a Best Festival Garden award at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival. Mrs Durr, formerly Kate Charman, had earlier been awarded £3,000 with which to create a garden at the prestigious four-day event, attended by around 90,000 people earlier this month. Calling her garden Constraining Nature, Mrs Durr, whose actor husband Jason Durr is best known…

GARDENBRIDGE

Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project

An award-winning British company that helped turn London’s internationally-acclaimed Olympic Park green, and has been heavily involved in the innovative Liverpool ONE urban park, has been chosen as the landscaping contractor for the new Garden Bridge, scheduled to open in 2018. The Garden Bridge will be a new pedestrian footbridge with 6,000 sq m of brand-new garden featuring 270 trees, 2,000 shrubs, hedging plants and climbers, over 22,000 hardy perennials, ferns and grasses and 64,000 bulbs, which will enhance London’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in the world. The Bridge will be free and open to all residents,…

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RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced

The search for the UK’s top young floristry talent has come to an end as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and British Floristry Association (BFA) name Charlotte Marrant as this year’s RHS Young Florist of the Year for her spectacular Alice in Wonderland inspired floral creation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On winning the award 24 year old Charlotte from Eden Taunton Floral Design said, ‘I am shocked and delighted to be named RHS Young Florist of the Year as the talent this year was extremely high and I was up against some very stiff competition. This is the…

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Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams

After great reception to Juliet’s debut piece last Friday on BBC2 Gardeners World, Juliet has now joined Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift et al in covering the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Juliet Sargeant filming on Darren Hawkes’s garden for BBC2 coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On Gardeners World Juliet covered: The use of gardening therapy in treatment of people with mental illness at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. Interviewing and gardening with two young men, who have found gardening tremendously helpful in their recovery. At Chelsea Juliet has covered : Chris Beardshaw’s garden designed to…

homebase

Are grandparents the secret weapon to defending Britain’s gardening heritage?

As Britain’s best garden designers and horticulturists celebrate their successes at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a survey from Homebase, one of the UK’s biggest garden retailers, reveals that the nation’s gardening know-how is in danger of being lost to future generations. The survey, which questioned people about their gardening knowledge to discover who is teaching the younger generation basic gardening skills, suggests that grandparents could be the secret-weapon in helping Britain maintain its reputation as a nation of gardeners. The results show that nearly one third of 16-24 year olds learnt about gardening from their grandparents, compared to…

Untitled

Ground advice at Chelsea from Terrain Aeration

The timing of Chelsea Flower Show also signifies the ideal time for aerating the ground. This is best done before the British summer strikes and lack of rainfall means the ground is hard. Terrain Aeration report a considerable number of enquiries stemming from advice being given at the Chelsea Flower Show. The experts have been advising that aeration is vital for compacted soil, to relieve waterlogging and get oxygen to the root zone. As a direct result Terrain Aeration have had numerous enquiries and requests from growers and landscapers for site inspections for flower gardens, lawns, a football pitch with…

scotscape

Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal

Scotscape are delighted to announce that Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea 2015 has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal. Constructed by the specialist team at Scotscape the beautiful outdoor room adorned with fragrant roses is an English classic. Scotscape’s construction team can help to install your garden rooms, conservatories and gardens and bring your design plans to life. Many congratulations to the Marston and Langinger team.