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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

Grounds maintenance former apprentice wins National Apprenticeship Award

Neil Cain, from Kimpton, Hertfordshire, was last night named the City & Guilds Apprentice Champion of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House. Neil, age 52, currently operations director with John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, fought off competition from hundreds of other apprentices around England to be awarded the top prize. The Awards, now in their twelfth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Neil was…

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Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition returns for 2016

Returning for the third time, Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition has become a popular fixture on Lincolnshire’s summer event calendar, appealing to all age groups. This year, the exhibition will take place between Saturday 30 July and Sunday 11 September (open daily) and represents the chance to enjoy one of the largest exhibitions of outdoor art in the country. There will also be an indoor exhibition located in Doddington Hall’s expanded Granary Barn. Work by 74 leading national and international sculptors will be featured; 33 are returning exhibitors (with new work) and 41 are new to the event. Between them,…

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Winners announced at 2016 Bradstone Assured Awards

Bradstone has announced the winners of its national installer awards scheme, celebrating the achievements of its Assured members over the last 12 months. The awards recognise landscapers who have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service with categories including the prestigious Installer of the Year, Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation. Following entry nominations from both installers and their clients at the end of last year, a judging panel including TV gardener, David Domoney, and Professional Builder editor, Terry Smith, selected deserving winners from each category. All winners were presented with a trophy by Toby Stuart-Jervis,…

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Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer wins Best of Houzz 2016 award

Houzz

London based garden design company Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer is one of a small group of designers awarded the Houzz Customer Service Award 2016. Chosen by over 35 million users worldwide, the award reflects the voting of members for their favourite design brands. Andrew Fish Tomlin commented on the accolade: “Great customer service has always been the best opportunity to win recommendations and repeat business. Our customer testimonials say more about us than our website or portfolio alone could ever do. “We’re delighted to get this recognition on top of the three design awards we have recently won, and it’s…

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BALI Award for the North East depot for Grace Landscapes

The site, maintained by Grace Landscapes Ltd for over five years, also received the Best Business Park at the 2015 Northumbria in Bloom Awards.  The Grace Landscapes team have continued to maintain the high standard, working closely with CBRE, who are based on site in the Evolve building.  To complement the adjacent nature reserve, the Evolve building has a predominately native design with native trees and shrubs alongside structured planting, native hedgerows and wildflower seeding.  Despite the waterlogging, the soil is fertile, making establishing and maintaining the wildflower meadows a constant battle.  Various methods have been tried, from collecting seed…

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Fundraising champions announced at Party for Perennial

perennial

The Perennial Champion Awards were presented at the Party for Perennial on Friday, January 15th 2016 to recognise those who went above and beyond in their fundraising for the charity during 2015. Hundreds of people from across the horticulture industry gathered at the Skyloft at Altitude London at the top of the Millbank Tower. Former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, who is also the face of the “Love your plot” campaign, presented the Perennial Champions Awards to: The fabulous team that created Perennial Legacy Garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – Glendale UK as lead sponsor, GK…

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John Deere’s award winning technicians

John Deere

A record total of 35 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, newly run by national training provider ProVQ. Charlie Phipps from dealer Farol at Milton Common in Oxfordshire was named ag & turf apprentice of the year for 2015, while parts apprentice of the year is Grant Stearman of Ben Burgess Beeston in Norfolk. Charlie Phipps also won a Service Technician Apprentice of the Year Award earlier in the year from John Deere’s previous training provider Babcock, in a national competition designed to identify the best…

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Last chance to book for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016

AIPH

This is the last week to book tickets to join the world’s best ornamentals growers at the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016.  Last day for booking is Monday 18 January. The Awards Gala Dinner takes place on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at Messe Essen, hall Europa, during IPM Essen, Germany, held in partnership with Headline Sponsor, Royal FloraHolland and Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI). The Awards event commences at 6pmewith a drinks reception followed by a four course dinner and ceremony. Chris Beytes, Editor of GrowerTalks and Green Profit magazine, is to be the master of ceremonies…

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The Landscape Group wins two BALI awards

At the annual BALI awards ceremony held on Friday 4th December 2015, The Landscape Group (TLG) were delighted to receive two Principal Awards for its work.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Ground Maintenance – Free Public Access and Mandeville Place, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) under £300K. TLG also received another four awards. The prestigious awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London pays tribute to members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in…

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Oak View Landscapes seven times BALI National Award Winners

BALI

Oak View Landscapes scoops a Principal Award at the BALI National Landscapes Awards 2015 in London for a joint BALI Contractor/Designer collaboration to extensively redesign and build a large garden for a beautiful Grade 11 listed 17th century farmhouse near Saffron Walden, Essex. Business development manager Jakki Jenner commented: “Oak View Landscapes are extremely delighted to have received the Principal Award jointly with DeakinLock Garden Design, in the relatively new and very worthy category of BALI Register Contractor and Registered Designers Joint Submission (sponsored by Easigrass). As a landscape contractor we immensely value the relationships and strategic partnerships we have…

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