August 17, 2017

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Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Malvern Autumn Show presents the Great British Harvest Festival -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

September 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine This September issue is an 108 page edition with so much to look out for! Make sure you take a look at what you can expect from the two not-to-be-missed events coming up in autumn – Landscape Live (p30-31), and FutureScape (p62-63) ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry ■News Extra: Apprentices advice from four giants of the industry, and they each pick an apprentice in their ranks to look out for in the future ■News Extra: Social media, yes or no? The results of our survey are in ■News Extra: WorldSkillsUK competition,…

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A professional garden designer might require a Lottery win – but it’s worth it

Emma Townshend: ‘Calling in the professionals to create an outdoor space might require a Lottery win – but it ain’t half worth it’ Late summer does tend to give rise to moments when things just bend. And sag. And then break off. Leaving your whole garden looking stupid. It’s at this low moment that the Society of Garden Designers Awards shortlist for 2014 arrives; along with the email come thumbnail images of the shortlisted gardens, which all look like jewels against a Scandinavian-blue backdrop. Calling in a professional garden designer is one of those things we’ll all be doing –…

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Lavish Retirement Village Receives Luxury Landscape from Tobermore

Clifton Mews, the luxury retirement development in Portobello, Edinburgh, has recently had a selection of Tobermore landscaping products installed on the grounds surrounding the gorgeous residence. Designed by The Planning Bureau Ltd, Clifton Mews consists of 47 bedroom apartments with outstanding balconies which benefit from greater access to outdoor living areas and features a central atrium and shared garden with plenty of seating areas throughout. Ideal for those seeking retirement apartments in Edinburgh, the retirement village is situated on Baileyfield Road in Portobello, a popular seaside suburb of the city and close to the lovely areas of Joppa, Duddingston and Leith. The picturesque and popular Portobello beach and promenade is less…

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Endless City: London’s skyline of the future has arrived early

As a remarkable building housing thousands of people as well as shops and parks is unveiled, is the Endless City what our horizons will look like one day? The Loofah, God’s Bongo, and The Wonky Coffin are just three of the 230 buildings with 20 stories or more that are planned for London over the next decade. But none is more radical than the skyscraper unveiled by SURE Architecture this week. Christened Endless City, it is tipped to soar 300 metres – which would make it as high as the capital’s tallest building The Shard – and offer a total floor…

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Marshalls steps up recovery

Landscaping and paving specialist Marshalls saw sales and orders jump as it benefited from the improving economy. The Yorkshire-based firm said revenues lifted 15% to £180 million in the six months to June 30, as trading conditions cheered across all its major markets. Pre-tax profits leapt 75% to £14 million. The firm, which was established in the late 1880s and operates its own quarries, added that if conditions remained favourable it was “likely” that annual sales and profits would be above expectations. Shares in Marshalls rose by more than 3% following the update. Chief executive Martyn Coffey said: “Marshalls has…

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Payers Park to open on Saturday as part of Triennial

PAYERS Park will open this Saturday as part of the Folkestone Triennial which begins on the same day. The work, carried out by architects muf architechture/art, to the once derelict area on Grace Hill began in February and cost £1.5m. It will feature a graded boardwalk and other walkways, seating, planted and grassed areas and a central plateau as well as improving access between areas in the town centre. Owned by the Creative Foundation, the park will be managed by Shepway District Council. Leader of SDC David Monk said: “The renaissance of this previously uncared for space is breathtaking. For…

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Fields in Trust new move to protect city’s open spaces

Fields in Trust, which was formerly known as the National Playing Fields Association, was set up by King George V in 1925. The aim was to ensure all people young or old, able or disabled, should have access to free, local, outdoor space for sport, play or recreation. The group’s flagship policy is called Fields in Trust which sets out to protect as many outdoor recreation spaces as possible as a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Fields in Trust works with the owners of green spaces to protect them in the long…

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Wokingham’s green space plan ‘ill thought out”, says campaigner

Approving plans for green open space before the final route of a distributor road has been decided was branded “ill thought-out” by a campaigner. Town and borough councillors and campaigners urged the planning committee to defer proposals to turn private farmland into public space, which will eventually connect to hundreds of homes in the North Wokingham Strategic Development Location (SDL). Despite campaigners’ fears the plans might have an impact on the final route for the Northern Distributor Road if the preferred Option B is chosen, Wokingham Borough Council gave developers Bovis Homes and Gleeson Developments the go-ahead last week. At…

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Landscaping work under way at Teesside University

Landscaping work under way for latest phase of £30m Teesside University project Landscaping work is now under way for the latest phase of the £30m project to develop Teesside University’s central campus. The work on the section from Centre House, in Southfield Road, to the junction with Woodlands Road, in Middlesbrough, will include the removal of street furniture and major re-landscaping of the road surface, footpaths and immediate surroundings. The scheme will also feature a high quality, pedestrian-friendly granite finish with single-level disabled access, high-efficiency street lighting and new street furniture. The improvements which are funded as part of wider upgrades…

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£500,000 boost for community gardening

New community gardening set to spring up after a community project received a funding boost. The National Lottery has announced £500,000 worth of funding for a three-year project by Brighton and Hove Food Partnership aimed at getting more vulnerable people in the city to benefit from community food growing. Sharing the Harvest will see the Food Partnership teaming up with local partner organisations to help set-up and run gardens in new spaces such as hostels, refuges and day centres. Volunteers at existing gardens will also receive assistance to develop new skills and look to support more vulnerable people to take…

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