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June 19, 2018

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British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

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Jump on board the British Flower Bus as it makes a stop off in Harrogate during the RHS Garden Harlow Carr annual flower show on 22 – 24 June 2018. The 42ft bus is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley to fly the flag for British-grown cut flowers. ‘Passengers’ will have a chance to get hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites. Jonathan will also create three spectacular floral photo frames using fresh cut flowers for visitors to enjoy. The show – now in its third year – is a chance to browse, buy, and pick up…

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own

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The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be bringing a festival of food and flowers from 2-8 July with gardens to highlight simple and easy ways to grow fresh food at home. The RHS is joining forces with one of the UK’s best loved chefs and champion of home grown produce, Raymond Blanc OBE, to bring his famous gardening school from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden will be packed with ‘grow your own’ inspiration and ideas to encourage people of all ages to get growing no matter how big…

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Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification

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With the number of graduates more than doubling in the last year, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) qualification is currently accepting applications for its October 2018 intake. Now delivered entirely online, the degree-level award gives horticulturists in the UK and around the world the chance to expand their knowledge and skills at management level, whether they want to explore how to future-proof their business, embrace new technology or research the most cost-effective methods of pest management or plant breeding. Former alumni include Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Garden Wisley, and employees from organisations as diverse as Gardens…

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Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course

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This week, Pro Landscaper sits with Brian Herbert of Outdoor Options to find out about the new BALI South Thames Leadership in Action Development Course, targeted towards business owners and project managers within the landscaping industry. What inspired you to set up this course? “A lot of supervisors, managers and directors in our industry started out at site level, with most of their training and acquired skills relating to specific disciplines,” Brian explains. “We at BALI wanted to offer a training facility to help develop individual supervision and management skills as their duties expand into leadership roles.” Brian continues: “Creating…

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HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement

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All nursery exhibitors to the HTA National Plant Show, that takes place on 19 and 20 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, have signed up to the industry responsible sourcing statement demonstrating their commitment to plant health and biosecurity. Commenting on this HTA president Adam Taylor said: “Plant health is fundamental to our industry and the 100 percent commitment from our exhibitors to demonstrate this is clear. It has never been more important to ensure that we have traceability for the plants that we sell and that businesses follow best practice.” Further support will be available at the show with…

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INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services

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UK Trade Body INNSA has released specific guidance to assist buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services. This guidance will be particularly useful for local authority procurement departments, particularly in light of recent government intervention requiring that all amenity herbicide application is carried out by contractors who are members of the Amenity Assured scheme. Following recent reporting of the “Swansea Japanese knotweed study”1 released in April 2018, INNSA noted widespread misreporting and misunderstanding of the results of the study, which is consistent with a lack of knowledge about this area of significant concern, which costs the UK economy over £160m every…

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Holiday makers leave UK vulnerable to plant pests and diseases

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– Survey finds millions of plants could enter the UK in holiday maker baggage, increasing the risk of new pests and diseases – The Royal Horticultural Society, with Defra, is asking holiday makers not to bring back plants from abroad in light of growing threat – Call comes as RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 6-10 June highlights importance of plant health Millions of plants could enter the UK in the personal baggage of holidaymaking Britons this year, leading to fears that new pests and diseases – including the ‘game changing’ bacterium Xylella fastidiosa – could find their way into our gardens. A survey…

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BALI to launch new website in partnership with NetXtra

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the UK’s leading trade association for landscape professionals, will launch a new website by January 2019 in support of its more than 900 active Registered garden and landscape designer, landscape contractor, supplier and training provider members. Following an extensive 12 month review of the association’s current website offering to members, the public, and trade visitors, BALI has now selected a new partner, NetXtra, to deliver a fully integrated website aimed at delivering next generation membership engagement and enhanced promotional features to help generate business for BALI members. BALI’s marketing and communications manager, Darren Taylor,…

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BALI GoLandscape flies the flag for students with RHS Hampton Court show garden

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BALI Registered members to design and build a show garden, with support from horticulture and landscape students, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 3 to 8 July. BALI, through its education and careers initiative GoLandscape, is once again working alongside the RHS to fly the proverbial flag to promote both students studying horticulture and landscape courses and those undertaking work-based apprenticeships to the tens of thousands of visitors who will visit the show this July. Students studying from the South of England…

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Training the Trainer Chemical workshop to be held at BALI head office

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Following the success of their Chemical Workshop – training the trainer; held in May in North Yorkshire; Green-tech has announced that the next workshop will be held at BALI Head office in Stoneleigh, Coventry on 26 July from 9am-3pm. Training and workshops will be delivered throughout the morning by ICL, Belchim, Vale Engineering, Monsanto and Amenity Forum and will cover topics such as sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, choosing the correct chemical for the application, the future of glyphosate and alternative options; and policy changes and updates to license requirements. This is a free event that includes lunch and provides a…

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