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May 21, 2018

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Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London -

Monday, May 21, 2018

Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 20, 2018

John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea -

Friday, May 18, 2018

TCL Group duo aim to conquer the Alps in memory of colleague -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dalefoot release new peat free Bulb Compost -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hedges Direct donates to Love Your Garden’s NHS Special to mark Manchester Arena bombing -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Clifton Nurseries pop up at Peter Jones Department Store in Chelsea -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A simple guide to securing tools on site -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Geraniums at the Door, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell Chelsea Fringe -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rain Bird introduces XLR Long Distance Water Jets for irrigation and dust control -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Living wall designed by Daniel Bell helps Stockholm nightclub improve acoustics -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New LI briefing document lays the foundation for a future-proof profession -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ACO unveils visualiser tool for domestic water management projects -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TouchWood expands its service for landscape architects -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Therapeutic Garden opening at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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American steel and aluminium price hike presents issues for landscapers

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In a recent public announcement, Donald Trump has triggered protectionism for American exports of both steel and aluminium. The result of this, is that EU countries will face a 25 percent increase in the price of American steel and a 10% inflation in aluminium.

Since a multitude of landscaping products such as edging and handheld tools are made of these metals, a substantial price hike could be passed onto the end users, especially since rival, metal-exporting nations lack the quality and economies of scale of American alternatives.

British manufactures have voiced concerns at the prospect of retaliation from the EU and British government, creating uncertainty over the impending price war over steel. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said of the new policy: “We will not sit idly while our industry is hit with unfair measures that put thousands of European jobs at risk.”

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