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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BALI medal winners lauded on 2012 ‘Fresh’ stand

The success of BALI designers and contractors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over many years will be celebrated on the Association’s 2012 Chelsea stand in the new ‘Fresh’ area of the show (stand number FR39). Whilst the designers of winning show gardens over the years have historically been the focus of media plaudits, the contractors who build the gardens are largely ignored, despite winning many RHS medals. BALI will address this omission by highlighting the success of the BALI contractors, and designers, whose Chelsea creations have brought pleasure to millions and whose expertise represents the very best the landscape…

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FLEET OF ISEKI COMPACT TRACTORS

Team Maintenance Services Ltd, (TMS) the grounds maintenance contractors based at Mitchell near Newquay in Cornwall has taken delivery of a fleet of Iseki compact tractors and ride-on mowers from local dealer, Devon Garden Machinery. Iseki tractors are marketed in the UK by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company. The fleet, delivered recently for the start of the 2012 season, consists of three SXG22 ride-on mowers with high tip collectors and two TXG23 compact tractors, one fitted with a Lewis front loader. John Julyan is the managing director of the family-owned business, which he established 14 years ago…

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Goodwill Offer Makes College Green Again After Damage By Protestors

Bristol companies Elmtree Garden Contractors and Craig West Turf have completed works to re-turf Bristol’s College Green for a fraction of the estimated cost. The historic green area in Bristol’s City Centre was damaged by protestors from the Occupy Bristol movement camping on it during the winter, destroying the grass. They were peacefully evicted on 31st January, after which Bristol City Council were burdened with the decision of how to restore it whilst not wasting taxpayers’ money. Most of the grass had been ruined and it was feared it would cost in excess of £20,000 to restore it. Occupy Bristol…

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Marshalls Greenhouse – 50% off!

Fantastic deals available on the Marshalls Shop – including half price on Greenhouses – check it out and have a look around. Click here to access the site and use the code PROLANDSCAPER when you purchase to receive an additional 7% discount!

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TREES NEED WATER

Tree loss is a problem for all of us; with so many benefits to offer people in a changing climate, it is an irony that those changes may result in increased tree mortality rates.  Around five and a half million urban shade trees were killed by a record drought last year: ten per cent of the entire urban forest.  In addition, half a billion rural, park and forest trees are also reported to have died and a lot more trees will have been stressed beyond repair by the lack of water and will ultimately also succumb.  The UK numbers may…

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New recycled furniture range aims to reduce agricultural landfill

A new range of recycled furniture is helping to reduce the amount of agricultural waste sent to landfill sites and cut emissions by recycling the materials that are used to make the furniture items. The range, distributed by garden suppliers Amberol, includes benches, picnic tables, bins and even bollards. Made from Plaswood, a recycled material manufactured by British Polythene Industries (BPI), the furniture has impressive eco credentials. Plaswood is made from 100% agricultural polythene waste often used as silage wrap. The BPI is the largest recycler of polythene in Europe and reprocesses over 80,000 tonnes annually. Currently the only other…

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SUDS CONFERENCE LAUNCHED

SuDSsource has announced details of the 2012 National SuDS Conference – a forum for development of unified best practice and help for all those seeking guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems. The Conference will be held from 20 – 21st June in Thame, Oxfordshire. With the draft National Standards for SuDS due to be implemented later this year and government’s encouragement of the development of guidance now, the National SuDS Conference is ideally placed to consolidate practical guidance. It will bring together the experience of those already implementing SuDS around the country, exploring the real implications of well-designed SuDS schemes and…

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HTA and Waterwise lobbying success to keep the nation gardening

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Waterwise are delighted to announce that agreement has been reached with Thames, Anglian and South East water companies to allow gardeners to use drip irrigation during periods of water restrictions. This comes as several water companies – Anglian, Thames, Southern, South East Water, Veolia Central and Veolia South East, Sutton and East Surrey today announce restrictions on the use of water in the south and east of England, which will come into effect on 5 April. Tim Briercliffe, Director of Business Development for the HTA, comments, “We are delighted that Thames, Anglian and South…

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£9m restoration for Stowe New Inn

An inn used by 18th-century tourists in Stowe has been restored to allow modern visitors to see the “monumental” gardens in the way designers originally intended. The National Trust, which took over the gardens 20 years ago, purchased the falling-down remains of the New Inn in 2005 and undertook a £9 million restoration project using old drawings, photographs and research on site. The project, which has allowed the Trust to move from temporary buildings on the other side of the gardens, now means people tread in the footsteps of visitors to one of England’s first tourist attractions. The original inn,…

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A Gulf in class: No county can touch Cornwall for the quality of its gardens in spring

It’s all thanks to the warm sea air of the Gulf Stream, says Emma Townshend: Gardens in Cornwall are big business: local business people in Falmouth have been campaigning for years to remove some rare seabed corals called “maerl” and drain a deep channel for gigantic cruise ships to approach this pretty town. When asked recently why anyone should actually want to get off the boats and spend money, the first tourist attraction they named was the Eden Project, closely followed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Evidently, gardens in Cornwall are also delectable. Especially now it’s finally decided to…

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