February Issue – Pro Landscaper
■ Agenda: Do you buy, lease or rent your plant machinery any why?
■ News: Our monthly roundup of industry news including the latest updates from efig, SGD, BALI, RHS, Parks Alliance and APL
■ RHS Chelsea 2017 Press Preview
■ Let’s Hear It From: Catherine MacDonald of Landform Consultants
■ Company Profile: idverde UK
■ It’s Not Easy Being Green: Angus Lindsay asks where we have to turn for greener vehicles as major European cities move closer to banning diesel
■ Cherry Picking: Pete Jones expands on a topic from FutureScape 2016 – how businesses can decide which leads will be the most fruitful
■ The Really Wild Show: Pro Landscaper takes a trip to Leicester to find out how its local authority is attempting to turn the city into one of the most biodiverse locations in the country
■ Plastic Fantastic: Hultons Landscapes adds wow-factor to a science and innovation campus in Cheshire
■ Out of Africa: Rowan Landscapes chooses the right plants and containers for an African-themed office based in London
■ Garden Trends for 2017: Anji Connell looks at the trends predicted for 2017, from planting for wellness and health to minimalist ‘tidy gardens’ and vertical planting
■ Life/Style: David Dodd, managing director of The Outdoor Room and co-founder of GoLandscaper, talks business, travel, family and more
■ Nursery news: A roundup of news from the UK’s growing sector.
■ Designer Plants: Matthew Wilson talks through the fruit and vegetable planting for an award-winning hotel grounds in North Yorkshire
■ Sneak Preview: Jamie Butterworth spills the beans on his favourite gardens planned for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show
■ Low Pollen Flowers and Grasses: Jackie Herald informs on the misconceptions about what causes our allergies, and offers alternatives for high pollen flowers and grasses
■ Crowders Nurseries: Following the announcement of Crowders Nurseries being awarded the HS2 contract, we spoke to commercial manager Tom Owen about the nursery, the tender bit for the contract, and what it will mean for Crowders over the next ten years
■ Topsoil Fit for a King: We take an in-depth look into the project that won Willerby Landscapes the BALI Grand Award 2016, exploring the topsoil and subsoil specified by Tim O’Hare Associates in the prestigious regeneration of King’s Cross
■ Step To It: Steps are an essential element in gardens with changing levels. But what about flat gardens? Sean Butler explains the value an extra dimension can add
■ What I’m Reading: Richard Wanless of Twigs Landscape Design on ‘Garden Design’ by Sylvia Crowe
■ Look Out For: We spoke to new associate director of YoungHort, 25-year-old Kirsty Wilson, about her goals for the future and her role as glasshouses supervisor at St Andrews Botanic Garden, Scotland
■ Sole Survivor: John Dabb, sales and marketing director at Hyde, looks at some remedies for protecting feet from becoming soggy, uncomfortable and even bad for our health
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