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May 25, 2018

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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

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where have all the trees gone?

Why is it that most house-builders are so against planting trees? In fact, why are they generally against putting landscape in place? This question lurked behind (and occasionally in the foreground) of many of the recent discussions in the Landscape Institute lecture series staged at the excellent Garden Museum in Lambeth, London (www.gardenmuseum.org.uk). Historically, those schemes that have incorporated a high quality integrated landscape have become highly valued, both in market terms but also in wider social terms. Many of these were in their day landmarks in the way in which housing was built on mass – The Garden City…

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Get out your shorts! As Britain shivers forecasters say temperatures will soar to 17C later in the week

As chilly Arctic winds set the mercury  plunging and snow settled on the ground across the country, it felt for many like the freezing weather was back with a vengeance over the weekend. But nothing is that predictable with the English weather. Temperatures are set to rise as high as 17c (63f) this week, ten degrees warmer than the average for this time of year, as gusts from the south blow away the cold snap. The milder conditions will be welcome after a white weekend in parts of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, the Pennines and North Wales. Forecasters said…

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Yellow Book is guide to Norfolk’s glorious gardens

A tea party with home-made cakes, intriguing narrow doors in garden walls with mysteries hidden beyond, croquet on the lawn…and even a young lady called Alice. They are elements Lewis Carroll may have been amused by, but while this is a garden that may reflect a familiar fantasy story, the location is in rural central Norfolk – an oasis of horticultural beauty in the midst of farmland at Brandon Parva. The four-acre garden with 70 types of trees, more than 60 types of shrubs and a variety of perennials, belongs to Sue and Simon Guest, who live at the Victorian…

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Cutting down trees will return historic park to roots

WOODLAND restoration at Trentham Gardens will see 45 acres of land cleared to make way for new native trees. The first phase of a five-year scheme at the north park starts on Monday. It will remove two plantations of a   50-year-old commercial pine tree forest near the M6. This will allow the 18th century parkland, designed by one of England’s greatest gardening architects, Capability Brown, to return to its former glory. The work  will create three lime tree avenues, called a patte d’oie or ‘goose’s foot’, which have become hidden over the years. They lead out from Trentham Hall in…

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HTA attending Monday’s Drought Summit

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) will represent the horticultural industry at the Drought Summit on Monday 20 February which has been called by Defra Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman MP. Recognising that we are experiencing one of the driest winters on record, the meeting brings together key players such as the water companies and the Environment Agency to gauge the current situation. This is of key interest to the horticultural sector as water restrictions, particularly if they are brought in early on in the season, would have a massive impact on plant sales. The HTA has been lobbying hard on…

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Garden to visit

There are few places in Britain to rival Caerhays Castle & Gardens on the   south Cornish coast. For late-winter and early-spring displays of trees and shrubs, there are few   places in Britain to rival Caerhays Castle & Gardens on the south   Cornish coast. This informal 60-acre woodland garden, a stone’s throw from   Porthluney Cove, was created in the late 19th and early 20th century by J C   Williams. The mild climate at Caerhays allows plants to flower a month   earlier than the British average. A visit in the next few weeks will reward   you with magnificent displays of rhododendron, camellia and…

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POLICE ISSUE GARDEN LIGHTING WARNING

Police are warning householders to improve garden lighting after a 14% increase in domestic burglaries. Latest British Crime Survey figures reveal that the number of break-ins rose dramatically as the economy continues to founder. The dramatic increase means there are now more than 700,000 house break-ins every year – more than one a minute.  Thefts from garden sheds are also up to over 1.25 million, according to the British Crime Survey. Advice on the Metropolitan Police website suggests a number of measures to keep intruders away. These include growing natural protection such as thorny bushes like Creeping Juniper, Blue Spruce…

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Leatherhead Community Garden gets grant on first birthday

THE Leatherhead Community Garden has been given £20,000 as it celebrates its first birthday. Saturday marked a year since the first working party arrived to convert the patch of ground at West Hill School in Kingston Road into a resource for the community and school. And last week the school was given a cheque for £20,000 from the Cobham offices of multinational trading business Cargill. Andy Macfarlane, director of the school’s science specialism, said: “We are extremely grateful to Cargill for this very generous donation which has enabled us to provide a fantastic outdoor classroom for use by our pupils…

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Communal Garden Space Gets Facelift

Residents in Staveley will benefit from a new communal garden area that’s been created to reduce anti-social behaviour. The garden, located at Devonshire Close, was once a run-down space and often attracted young people who used the area to drink and cause general nuisance to residents. Councillor Jim McManus from Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We had made improvements to the flats on Devonshire Close but realised that the open space wasn’t welcoming or suitable for residents to use. “Our local Neighbourhood Ranger has worked with various partners to transform this area into somewhere that local residents can meet and socialise…

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Long Rake Spar New Brochure

With over 140 years’ experience in the decorative aggregates sector, Long Rake Spar has gained national status as one of the UK’s largest suppliers of hard landscaping products. Our products are sourced from both our own quarries and other quarries throughout the British Isles, Europe and the Far East, enabling us to offer the most comprehensive range of decorative aggregates in the UK. This broad supply chain enables Long Rake to be at the forefront of new product development, whilst allowing us to offer extremely competitive prices for the supply of established materials. Our products are stocked by Builders Merchants…

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