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

Get ready for Freezing February!

Get ready for Freezing February! Temperatures set to plunge to -11C as ice and snow transform countryside in scenes of breathtaking beauty Department of Health issue ‘Level 2’ cold-weather alert as freeze poses significant health risks Warning of ice forming on untreated surfaces Temperatures are set to plunge as low as -11C this week as Arctic winds bring in a big freeze with ice and snow expected to blanket the countryside, forecasters said today. Parts of Britain were waking up this morning to up to two inches of snow as the longest spell of cold weather so far this winter sets in….

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New Holland launches New T4 PowerStar at BTME

New Holland unveiled its new T4 PowerStar utility tractor equipped with turf/amenity tyres this week at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME). The powerful machine, which is available in three models from 55hp – 75hp, includes the revolutionary new VisionView Cab – a market leader, which is 20 per cent larger and includes a hi-vis roof panel, ensuring excellent operator comfort and visibility. It also features an outstanding lifting capacity for a tractor of its size – comfortably managing 2,150kg. Complete with turf/amenity tyres and compatible for an integrated front-end loader, the new T4 PowerStar makes an ideal loader or…

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LANTRA AWARD CENTRE STATUS FOR CUTTING EDGE TRAINING

Cutting Edge Training, a division of Ransomes Jacobsen, the major manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment based in Ipswich, Suffolk has been granted LANTRA Awards Centre status, complementing their recognition by other training organisations and bodies. LANTRA Awards is a nationally recognised Awarding Body approved to develop and accredit qualifications such as NVQ/SVQ and VRQ. They also provide national qualifications in a range of subject areas, as well as technical awards and customised provision to accredit in-house training. Ian Mitchell, a senior trainer with Cutting Edge Training said, “We are a City and Guilds NVQ training centre, NPTC assessors, BAGMA installation trainers…

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Co-Op put out £3.5m Tender – Manchester

The Co-operative Group is inviting bids from contractors to create a new public space in NOMA, it’s 20-acre development in Manchester anchored by the new 325,000 sq ft Co-op headquarters. The contract, valued at between £3m and £3.5m, is to deliver a ‘high quality and vibrant’ 43,000 sq ft square in front of the new HQ. Ruairidh Jackson, strategy and development director for NOMA, said: “NOMA is a dynamic, modern development, and to this end we are always looking for expert teams to bring forward fresh, new ideas. “The build of the public realm – phase three of NOMA –…

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RHS Britain in Bloom 2012 Finalists

73 finalists have been selected from over 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. RHS Britain in Bloom is the nation’s largest environmental campaign and involves more than 200,000 volunteers, but it touches the lives of us all. Last year, the RHS released a report showing how the campaign is making a major difference to the social, environmental and economic health of the country†. Examples of…

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Rammed Earth Water Feature

Follow Kerry Jacksons blog posts on Durable Green and Eco-friendly bespoke garden structures – No bricks, no blocks nor mortar – on the Pro Landscaper Network JLD, will provide sustainable environmentally friendly building materials construct eco friendly structures that use locally sourced recycled and non toxic building materials. Many of us recycle, JLD does more and goes one step further by designing and building structures using one of the oldest building materials known to man – earth. JLD, has the facilities in sifting and separating all sub soil “waste”,  testing rammed earth soil samples, onsite quality control and rammed earth garden construction for all…

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Gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry

Top gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry. So at least pay them respect, says Mary Keen. Finding a good gardener at the right price can be a problem, even for the Queen. A “senior gardener” job at Buckingham Palace was recently advertised with a salary of £17,000, only months after virtually the same role, offered with a salary of £15,750, attracted no takers. As a garden designer, part of my job is to make sure that once made, a garden can be maintained, and I’m often asked how much gardeners are paid. The short answer is anything from £12,000…

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Brett Brochure Paves The Way To Inspire In 2012

Brett Landscaping has launched its Gardens & Drives brochure for 2012, designed to make gardening and landscaping accessible for everyone. This free glossy magazine which will be available at merchants across the country, is not only aimed at driving sales for stockists and business for Brett’s Approved installers, but to inspire and encourage homeowners to make the most of their gardens and driveways. There is something for everyone in this vibrant new guide which features stunning photography of landscaping projects undertaken by Brett Approved installers during 2011. Information for consumers on what they need to do when planning home improvements,…

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Charity Warning on “PAYDAY” Loans

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As a survey published by a group of insolvency experts highlights the possibility of millions of Britons taking out high interest ‘payday’ loans over the coming months, Perennial – the landscape industry’s trade charity – is keen to remind the everyone of the help and advice it can provide on debt and money management. Richard Capewell, the charity’s Chief Executive said: “At this time of year many people in horticulture find themselves on shorter hours and with the added pressures of Christmas expenditure, the temptation to turn to online and doorstep lenders is all too great. Over recent months our…

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