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June 24, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Blackpool Victoria Undergoes £16.5 million Transformation

Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire, has recently undergone an amazing transformation following a £16.5 million redevelopment project delivered by construction firm, Wilmott Dixon. Tobemore, the world class paving and walling manufacturer, are delighted to have been involved in this project, having a supplied paving for the unique landscape. Designed by Gilling Dod, this redevelopment scheme has meant that the hospital has been granted with a modern new 1,122 space multi-storey car park and entrance with four retail units. Prior to the work commencing in 2013, the Assistant Director of Clinical Support and Facilities Management at the Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ian McManus, explained that the new car park will produce…

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Capita to develop masterplan proposals for new park in Preston

Following the submission of a successful bid, Capita’s Blackburn Landscape Architecture team has been appointed by South Ribble Borough Council to develop long-term masterplan proposals for a new park just outside Preston city centre. The initiative was announced as part of the council’s fortieth anniversary celebrations and will take in parts of Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall in the south, stretching north towards the River Ribble and Preston railway station. The proposals for a new ‘Central Park’ will envision a range of transformations and improvements to the 60-hectare site, says Capita, offering recreation and leisure benefits to residents, local neighbourhoods…

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Sherriff Amenity to Offer Fortetub in UK

Sherriff Amenity has announced that it is now offering the Fortetub range of twin walled tree shelters exclusively to the UK market. The Fortetub range enhances plant survival on all Landscaping, Forestry and Agricultural planting projects. Manufactured using environmentally acceptable polypropylene, the Fortetub range has a unique design which creates a microclimate for the plant and with a bevelled top, damage to the plant caused by windburn is avoided. Its twin wall structure allows condensation and reduces moisture, resulting in higher plant survival rates. Tree shelters of this quality are extremely hard to come by in the UK which is…

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Creating green landscapes with manufactured topsoil

This 7 minute video discusses the various options available to contractors in meeting a landscape project’s topsoil deficit and highlights the importance of sourcing quality manufactured topsoil that meets the British Standard for topsoil (BS3882:2007). The video discusses the benefits of using a manufactured topsoil made with BSI PAS100 compost and features the Jubilee Gardens, London where bespoke manufactured topsoils were successfully used. Article source    

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Industry Shows Support For New SALTEX

The recent announcement that SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) will be moving from Windsor to the NEC Birmingham, has been met with enthusiastic support from both exhibitors and visitors. The new look SALTEX will take place on 4 and 5 November 2015. The announcement has been well received by exhibitors, with close to 100 already committed to exhibiting at the 2015 event – which will incorporate a wide range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique ‘Ask The Expert’ clinic, and for the first time, will combine with the IOG’s annual conference and awards. The move has also…

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Clamp Hill Horticulture Project in Stanmore celebrates students graduation

More than a dozen students were awarded diplomas as part of a horticulture project to help them find employment.  The qualifications came after months of work from those enrolled at the Clamp Hill Horticulture Project in Stanmore run by the Shaw Trust charity. The Mayor of Harrow Ajay Maru and MP for Harrow East Bob Blackman were just some of the guests of honour at the ceremony yesterday. They helped present certificates to those who had completed their City and Guilds diploma in practical horticulture. The Shaw Trust runs projects across and in Stanmore focuses on providing employment opportunities for…

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‘Forgotten landscape’ of Lower Severn Vale Levels gets £1m

More than £1m has been awarded to a project to preserve and protect the unique landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels, in Bristol.  The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded the cash for the project, A Forgotten Landscape, which involves the Levels between Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston. The ferry at Aust, the two Severn bridges and the community railway from Temple Meads to Severn Beach are also within the project’s scope. It will begin in January. The Levels once formed part of the wider Somerset and Avon Levels, but over the centuries they have become cut off by…

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National Grid extends network to cover low-carbon energy sources

SLR Consulting’s environmental support to National Grid has informed the development of the North West Coast Connections project, which started its second round of public pre-application consultation on 4 September. This nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) is the largest undertaken in the UK by National Grid since the electricity transmission system was constructed, and will help it extend its network to connect new sources of electricity generated from low-carbon sources. The project will link Moorside – the proposed new nuclear power station to be built near Sellafield in West Cumbria, as well as an offshore wind farm in the Irish…

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Conference focus on UK Green Infrastructure issues

A major one-day conference focusing on green infrastructure issues is being held in London on October 23 at the British Library Conference Centre near St. Pancras. The conference is organised by Green Social Engineering and supported by the BALI, Green Infrastructure Partnership, The Parks Alliance, the Institute of Horticulture and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (Europe). It is aimed at government and local authority senior staff, councillors, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, contractors, health directors, ecologists and environmental space managers. Content will be of vital interest to those interested in ensuring  the value and benefits of green infrastructure are realised for…

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Hospital garden is a haven for dementia sufferers

Patients with dementia will find an oasis of calm in a new garden at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. The garden, which opened earlier this month, sept 5 features a “stories telephone box”, a cabinet of scent and a sound system playing music from bygone decades. The garden was designed by Gardener’s World TV presenter and author Toby Buckland. “It was great to have someone of that calibre to work with us,” said project co-ordinator Stephen Pettet-Smith from Exeter Healthcare Arts. The design is an imagined Devon village green with a circular walk and a central pavilion where music and…

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