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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

Keele University – a Landscape Construction win for 2012

Appointed as Principal Contractor by Keele University, The Landscape Group will be carrying out improvement works to the main Union Square. With a value of £1.35 million this is a promising start to the New Year.  The project started in the week commencing 23rd January 2012 and will be completed by autumn 2012. Keele University is situated on an estate with extensive woods, lakes and parkland, formerly owned by the Sneyd family. The main campus has the best of both worlds, from the beautiful estate with woods, lakes and parkland to a buzzing centre of shops, the Students’ Union, cafés…

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MAKITA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN UK WITH POWER TOOL MARKET LEADERSHIP

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the UK sales office of power tool manufacturer Makita. In three years time Makita Worldwide will celebrate a century of growth since the company was formed in Anjo, Japan. Constantly increasing sales over the past 40 years sees Makita recognised today as the leading brand in the competitive industrial power tool UK market. Since 1972 Makita has produced power tools for the professional tradesman, where innovative designs to enable construction tasks to be carried out with greater ease and accuracy are coupled with rugged reliability; essential when one is earning a…

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New pocket guides make local planning easy

To help explain the latest Government reforms to the English planning system, a series of new guides and events are helping lead people through the planning labyrinth. The new series of three pocket guides make it clear how people can influence the future of the area in which they live [1]. They detail how people can contribute to both neighbourhood and local plans, and describe how to respond to planning applications. Complementing these guides are a series of local events being run across the country by local branches of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association…

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Underinvestment in flood infrastructure unacceptable

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that significant levels of underinvestment in flood infrastructure as identified by the Public Accounts Committee is unacceptable even in the current economic climate. CIWEM welcomes the report of the Public Accounts Committee, which identifies significant underinvestment in flood risk management infrastructure. The burden borne by householders and businesses exposed to flood risk can be devastating.  The risk and uncertainty generated in the minds of those who live and work in areas identified as being at risk of flooding reduces their feeling of well being and restricts their potential for growth….

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Veteran lambasts illegal ads next to Kingston war memorial

An army veteran has criticised a paving firm for erecting illegal posters next to a Second World War memorial – just days after the anniversary of the bomb attack it commemorates. Fly posters advertising Multi Pave caused offence when they appeared on trees on a North Kingston road, next to a memorial to victims of a German rocket attack in 1945. The bombing, in Park Road, was the most severe on the royal borough. It killed eight people, injured 117 and destroyed 32 homes. The poster, which advertises landscaping and gardening work, first appeared last Thursday morning, four days after…

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BOWLES & WYER CONTRACTS TO RETURN TO RHS CHELSEA

After their success at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning landscape contractors Bowles & Wyer Contracts have been commissioned to build a second show garden for landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn. The company will be building the Arthritis Research UK Garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, following their successful working relationship with Hoblyn on the Homebase Memories of Cornwall Garden last year. The Arthritis Research UK Garden, which is one of 18 show gardens at the 2012 show, has been inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Italy and will use water as a central theme incorporating…

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ECHO website heightens customer online experience

Countax launch an all-new ECHO website designed to enhance the customer’s online experience and help online product research. It is estimated that 92% of shoppers looking for durable, higher-value products, research their purchase online prior to visiting a shop or showroom. ECHO’s new website, www.echo-tools.co.uk, focuses on providing visitors with a high-level of information that makes product research quicker and easier than ever before. Each product page of the website contains comprehensive details of the model’s benefits, features and specifications. It is now much easier to compare and contrast between a range of products that have differing benefits. ECHO has…

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UK-Manchester: landscaping work

NOMA is the mixed-use redevelopment project being led by The Cooperative Group. It will transform 20 acres of Manchester’s Northern Gateway into a remodeled and truly mixed use area anchored by large corporate office occupiers, retail, residential and leisure users. NOMA will be built at a cost of 800 000 000 GBP over 10-15 years on land owned by The cooperative group in the north of Manchester’s city centre. The Cooperative Group’s principle of ‘profit for a purpose, putting people and communities first’ is at the heart of NOMA. The works shall provide a new high quality and vibrant public…

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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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