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Great year for HTA & APL members at Tatton Park -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Final preparations for Sandringham Flower Show -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Three west London nature reserves receive Green Flag award -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Glendale helps Bideford school children create their perfect garden -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Raymond Blanc and Sodexo Prestige to deliver RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Independent nurseries and an RHS Medal Winning Kent Team to exhibit at Great Comp’s Summer Show -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stonemarket on bringing the inside, out -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Staff celebrate Green Flag award for King’s Lynn memorial gardens -

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Owlsmoor Park latest to get Green Flag award -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weymouth and Portland gardens receive Green Flag Awards for excellence -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pot Company feature in gold winning garden -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hedgehog Street at the WI Centennial Fair -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ransomes Jacobsen produce final Commander cylinder mower -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bradstone at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Monday, July 27, 2015

School volunteer crowned national gardening champion -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Blossoming ideas needed to create Dundee Waterfront gardens -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pro Landscaper launches ‘30 under 30: The Next Generation’ -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Green Flag rewards Gosport’s Crescent Gardens for keeping up standards -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Reaseheath College students wow RHS Flower Show judges -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Company fined after worker suffers Hand Arm Vibration -

Monday, July 27, 2015

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    Great year for HTA & APL members at Tatton Park

    Members of the HTA & APL have come away from this year’s RHS Flow Show Tatton Park, winning medals for their floral displays and gardens. In the Floral Marquee, Broadleigh Gardens, Dibleys Nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Southfield Nurseries and W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd all won Gold for their displays. There were Silver-Gilt medals for HTA members Cooks Garden Centre, Hooksgreen Herbs, Jacques Amand International, Northfield Nurseries Ltd and Priorswood Clematis. Reaseheath College won a Silver-Gilt award for Floristry College of the Year, and Plant Heritage won Silver for their ‘Plants from National Collections in a…

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    Final preparations for Sandringham Flower Show

    Exhibitors and show gardeners are today putting the finishing touches to their displays at Sandringham Flower Show. Marquees and stalls will provide a blaze of colour – regardless of tomorrow’s weather. Staff and supporters of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) have built the flagship show garden in the Royal Marquee, to highlight the charity’s £10m Nook appeal to build a new hospice. Tharston-based Simon’s Landscaping has been building the garden for EACH, working alongside Practical Plants. As well as supporting the Sandringham Flower Show project, Simons Landscaping has also joined the nook business network and has pledged to raise…

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    Three west London nature reserves receive Green Flag award

    Gunnersbury Triangle to host 30th anniversary celebrations, Crane Park Island to offer free guided walks, and butterfly spotting at Yeading Brook Meadows to celebrate The wildlife, flora and fauna of three west London nature reserves have been recognised among the best of British green spaces. Run by the London Wildlife Trust, the much-loved Gunnersbury Triangle in Chiswick – which was saved from development by local campaigners – has been acknowledged along with Crane Park Island, in Twickenham; and Yeading Brook Meadows, in Hillingdon; have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. A record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces have received the…

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    Glendale helps Bideford school children create their perfect garden

    Glendale’s South West based landscaping team help transform a plot of unused land at a junior school in Bideford into a garden. The national green service provider got involved through Mi-space who were working in partnership with their client, Sanctuary Housing, to give an overgrown area at West Croft Junior School a new lease of life. The garden was designed by Mike Dennys, senior estimator from Glendale.  He took inspiration from the school children who created drawings of how they wanted the garden to look as part of a competition.  Mike judged the competition in partnership with a representative of…

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    Raymond Blanc and Sodexo Prestige to deliver RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality

    Guests will be treated to a new, innovative hospitality experience inspired by Raymond Blanc at the world’s leading flower show World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE and Sodexo Prestige have partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to revamp the Hospitality Village and President’s Marquee at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The partnership will see hospitality guests enjoy Blanc’s passion for seasonality, locality and great quality ingredients, all delivered with the revered hospitality experience of the Sodexo Prestige team. Sodexo already provide public catering at the show’s Charity Gala Preview, and hospitality at RHS Hampton Court Flower…

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Great year for HTA & APL members at Tatton Park

Jul 28, 2015

Members of the HTA & APL have come away from this year’s RHS Flow Show Tatton Park, winning medals for their floral displays and gardens. In the Floral Marquee, Broadleigh Gardens, Dibleys Nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Southfield Nurseries and W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd all won Gold for their displays. There were Silver-Gilt medals for HTA members Cooks Garden Centre, Hooksgreen Herbs, Jacques Amand International, Northfield Nurseries Ltd and Priorswood Clematis. Reaseheath College won a Silver-Gilt award for Floristry College of the Year, and Plant Heritage won Silver for their ‘Plants from National Collections in a…

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Final preparations for Sandringham Flower Show

Jul 28, 2015

Exhibitors and show gardeners are today putting the finishing touches to their displays at Sandringham Flower Show. Marquees and stalls will provide a blaze of colour – regardless of tomorrow’s weather. Staff and supporters of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) have built the flagship show garden in the Royal Marquee, to highlight the charity’s £10m Nook appeal to build a new hospice. Tharston-based Simon’s Landscaping has been building the garden for EACH, working alongside Practical Plants. As well as supporting the Sandringham Flower Show project, Simons Landscaping has also joined the nook business network and has pledged to raise…

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Three west London nature reserves receive Green Flag award

Jul 28, 2015

Gunnersbury Triangle to host 30th anniversary celebrations, Crane Park Island to offer free guided walks, and butterfly spotting at Yeading Brook Meadows to celebrate The wildlife, flora and fauna of three west London nature reserves have been recognised among the best of British green spaces. Run by the London Wildlife Trust, the much-loved Gunnersbury Triangle in Chiswick – which was saved from development by local campaigners – has been acknowledged along with Crane Park Island, in Twickenham; and Yeading Brook Meadows, in Hillingdon; have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. A record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces have received the…

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Glendale helps Bideford school children create their perfect garden

Jul 28, 2015

Glendale’s South West based landscaping team help transform a plot of unused land at a junior school in Bideford into a garden. The national green service provider got involved through Mi-space who were working in partnership with their client, Sanctuary Housing, to give an overgrown area at West Croft Junior School a new lease of life. The garden was designed by Mike Dennys, senior estimator from Glendale.  He took inspiration from the school children who created drawings of how they wanted the garden to look as part of a competition.  Mike judged the competition in partnership with a representative of…

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Raymond Blanc and Sodexo Prestige to deliver RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality

Jul 28, 2015

Guests will be treated to a new, innovative hospitality experience inspired by Raymond Blanc at the world’s leading flower show World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE and Sodexo Prestige have partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to revamp the Hospitality Village and President’s Marquee at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The partnership will see hospitality guests enjoy Blanc’s passion for seasonality, locality and great quality ingredients, all delivered with the revered hospitality experience of the Sodexo Prestige team. Sodexo already provide public catering at the show’s Charity Gala Preview, and hospitality at RHS Hampton Court Flower…

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Independent nurseries and an RHS Medal Winning Kent Team to exhibit at Great Comp’s Summer Show

Jul 28, 2015

Returning from RHS Chelsea 2015 with a silver gilt medal for their ‘Over The Garden Gate’ display was a definite highlight for the Kent Hardy Plant Society. The Kent Group, who are due to exhibit at this weekend’s Great Comp Summer Show, has proved very active this year and their stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show attracted great interest. Karin Proudfoot, Chairman of the HPS Kent Group said: “This is our third year at the Great Comp Summer Show, where we are promoting the Hardy Plant Society.”  The group will be showcasing their Silver Gilt medal at the two…

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Stonemarket on bringing the inside, out

Jul 28, 2015

Creating a seamless link between the interior of a property and the landscaped garden has never been easier with new Vitrified paving from Stonemarket. Perfect for patios, roof terraces, balconies and internal flooring, this stylish and highly-durable product is a first for Stonemarket and sets the trend for inside-outside landscaping. Vitrified is a specialised paving material, manufactured to offer robust good looks together with strength and technical assurance. It suits both contemporary and traditional schemes and can be laid indoors and out to extend the living space and create an outdoor room. Creating room schemes is nothing new. On the…

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Staff celebrate Green Flag award for King’s Lynn memorial gardens

Jul 28, 2015

Staff at the Mintlyn Crematorium, near Lynn, have been showing off the Green Flag award the site’s memorial gardens won for the first time last week. The site joins the Walks and Tower Gardens in Lynn and Hunstanton’s Esplanade and Boston Square Gardens in holding the award. More than 1,500 sites have received the Keep Britain Tidy award, which recognises high quality green spaces. And David Pope, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for ICT, leisure and public space, said: “We are particularly pleased to have achieved a Green Flag for the memorial gardens at Mintlyn. “These gardens, which are made…

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Owlsmoor Park latest to get Green Flag award

Jul 27, 2015

Snaprails Park joins seven other parks in the borough to receive the awards, which reward the best parks and open spaces in the country A park in Owlsmoor has been given a Green Flag award for the first time – joining seven other parks and open spaces across Bracknell Forest which already have the award. Snaprails Park is the latest park to join the roll of honour after receiving the award this summer. It joins Popes Meadow in Binfield , Lily Hill Park in Bullbrook , South Hill Park in Birch Hill, Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park, Jocks Lane…

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Weymouth and Portland gardens receive Green Flag Awards for excellence

Jul 27, 2015

Three public gardens in Weymouth and Portland are among the best in Britain after winning Green Flag Awards from the charity Keep Britain Tidy. Sandsfoot Gardens and Greenhill Gardens in Weymouth and Easton Gardens in Portland all receive the prestigious awards. They are maintained by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s parks and gardens staff along with volunteers from community groups. Greenhill Gardens, which now has its ninth Green Flag, first won the award in 2006. Easton Gardens gained the honour in 2007 and now has its eight Green Flags. Sandsfoot Gardens celebrated the opening of the castle and attained Green Flag…

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Pot Company feature in gold winning garden

Jul 27, 2015

Earlier this year the Pot Company were contacted by design duo JarmanMurphy to provide a water bowl for their first joint design venture at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015. Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy won Gold for ‘Best Back to Back Garden’ in which the brief was to create big ideas for small spaces. Built by Greenbelt Landscapes ‘A Quiet Corner’ is a serene and natural space where visitors can escape and lose themselves in the array of colours and textures on offer. The 3mm thick steel water bowl we provided added tranquillity to the space with the lush…

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Hedgehog Street at the WI Centennial Fair

Jul 27, 2015

Show garden will demonstrate how neighbours can join forces and link their gardens to save an iconic British species Hedgehog Street, a collaboration between two wildlife charities, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), plans to raise awareness about one of our most endangered mammals by showcasing a garden at the WI Centennial Fair in Harrogate from 3–6 September. The garden has been designed by award-winning garden designer, Tracy Foster, who last year built a Hedgehog Street show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, winning a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice…

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Ransomes Jacobsen produce final Commander cylinder mower

Jul 27, 2015

  The final Ransomes Commander 5-gang cylinder mower has rolled off the production line at Ransomes Jacobsen’s manufacturing plant in Ipswich. A stalwart of wide area mowing for municipal authorities, local councils and groundscare contractors for over 20 years, the first incarnation of the Commander was produced in 1994 and since then it has had numerous upgrades and improvements. Destined for a customer in France, this last machine is a tribute to Tony ‘Mr Commander’ Dunnage, one of Ransomes assembly technicians who sadly passed away last year. A special memorial plate has been inserted into the engine compartment by his…

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Bradstone at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Jul 27, 2015

Bradstone supported two show gardens at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22-26 July). Paul Hervey-Brookes: Perennial Legacy Garden Award-winning designer and Bradstone partner, Paul Hervey-Brookes, used a selection of Bradstone paving, roofing tiles and decorative stones to create his Perennial Legacy Garden which won the Best Show Garden award and an RHS Gold medal at this year’s show. Paul’s garden was a tribute to Perennial, the UK charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in times of need.  His design was inspired by the traditional country estates of old, with a focus on the classic perennials you would find in…

School volunteer crowned national gardening champion

Jul 27, 2015

Peter Edwards, 82, gives up five days a week to help pass on his passion for horticulture to pupils An “inspirational” volunteer has won a national award for helping budding youngsters branch out into gardening. Peter Edwards has spent the last four years showing green-fingered pupils at The Rosary Catholic Primary School, in Heston, how to get growing. The 82-year-old was named School Gardening Champion of the Year by the Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of his dedication to passing on his passion for the pursuit. At an award ceremony in the world-famous glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley, on July…

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Blossoming ideas needed to create Dundee Waterfront gardens

Jul 27, 2015

The brightest and best landscapers and gardeners in the area are being invited to showcase their talents in the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. As part of the waterfront redevelopment, Dundee City Council is creating a major new civic space stretching from the back of Caird Hall towards the River Tay.Recently named Slessor Gardens, most of it will be laid out in grass and be used as a public park but it has now emerged that a number of smaller garden spaces are being created to either side. Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, said seven of the…

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Great year for HTA & APL members at Tatton Park

Members of the HTA & APL have come away from this year’s RHS Flow Show Tatton Park, winning medals for their floral displays and gardens. In the Floral Marquee, Broadleigh Gardens, Dibleys Nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Southfield Nurseries and W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd all won Gold for their displays. There were Silver-Gilt medals for HTA members Cooks Garden Centre, Hooksgreen Herbs, Jacques Amand International, Northfield Nurseries Ltd and Priorswood Clematis. Reaseheath College won a Silver-Gilt award for Floristry College of the Year, and Plant Heritage won Silver for their ‘Plants from National Collections in a…

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Final preparations for Sandringham Flower Show

Exhibitors and show gardeners are today putting the finishing touches to their displays at Sandringham Flower Show. Marquees and stalls will provide a blaze of colour – regardless of tomorrow’s weather. Staff and supporters of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) have built the flagship show garden in the Royal Marquee, to highlight the charity’s £10m Nook appeal to build a new hospice. Tharston-based Simon’s Landscaping has been building the garden for EACH, working alongside Practical Plants. As well as supporting the Sandringham Flower Show project, Simons Landscaping has also joined the nook business network and has pledged to raise…

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Three west London nature reserves receive Green Flag award

Gunnersbury Triangle to host 30th anniversary celebrations, Crane Park Island to offer free guided walks, and butterfly spotting at Yeading Brook Meadows to celebrate The wildlife, flora and fauna of three west London nature reserves have been recognised among the best of British green spaces. Run by the London Wildlife Trust, the much-loved Gunnersbury Triangle in Chiswick – which was saved from development by local campaigners – has been acknowledged along with Crane Park Island, in Twickenham; and Yeading Brook Meadows, in Hillingdon; have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. A record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces have received the…

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Glendale helps Bideford school children create their perfect garden

Glendale’s South West based landscaping team help transform a plot of unused land at a junior school in Bideford into a garden. The national green service provider got involved through Mi-space who were working in partnership with their client, Sanctuary Housing, to give an overgrown area at West Croft Junior School a new lease of life. The garden was designed by Mike Dennys, senior estimator from Glendale.  He took inspiration from the school children who created drawings of how they wanted the garden to look as part of a competition.  Mike judged the competition in partnership with a representative of…

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Raymond Blanc and Sodexo Prestige to deliver RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality

Guests will be treated to a new, innovative hospitality experience inspired by Raymond Blanc at the world’s leading flower show World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE and Sodexo Prestige have partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to revamp the Hospitality Village and President’s Marquee at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The partnership will see hospitality guests enjoy Blanc’s passion for seasonality, locality and great quality ingredients, all delivered with the revered hospitality experience of the Sodexo Prestige team. Sodexo already provide public catering at the show’s Charity Gala Preview, and hospitality at RHS Hampton Court Flower…

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Independent nurseries and an RHS Medal Winning Kent Team to exhibit at Great Comp’s Summer Show

Returning from RHS Chelsea 2015 with a silver gilt medal for their ‘Over The Garden Gate’ display was a definite highlight for the Kent Hardy Plant Society. The Kent Group, who are due to exhibit at this weekend’s Great Comp Summer Show, has proved very active this year and their stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show attracted great interest. Karin Proudfoot, Chairman of the HPS Kent Group said: “This is our third year at the Great Comp Summer Show, where we are promoting the Hardy Plant Society.”  The group will be showcasing their Silver Gilt medal at the two…

paleosand

Stonemarket on bringing the inside, out

Creating a seamless link between the interior of a property and the landscaped garden has never been easier with new Vitrified paving from Stonemarket. Perfect for patios, roof terraces, balconies and internal flooring, this stylish and highly-durable product is a first for Stonemarket and sets the trend for inside-outside landscaping. Vitrified is a specialised paving material, manufactured to offer robust good looks together with strength and technical assurance. It suits both contemporary and traditional schemes and can be laid indoors and out to extend the living space and create an outdoor room. Creating room schemes is nothing new. On the…

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Staff celebrate Green Flag award for King’s Lynn memorial gardens

Staff at the Mintlyn Crematorium, near Lynn, have been showing off the Green Flag award the site’s memorial gardens won for the first time last week. The site joins the Walks and Tower Gardens in Lynn and Hunstanton’s Esplanade and Boston Square Gardens in holding the award. More than 1,500 sites have received the Keep Britain Tidy award, which recognises high quality green spaces. And David Pope, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for ICT, leisure and public space, said: “We are particularly pleased to have achieved a Green Flag for the memorial gardens at Mintlyn. “These gardens, which are made…