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

Waterfront park scoops Industry Award

A South Tyneside riverside attraction has scooped a prestigious national award. Harton Quays Park on South Shields riverside has been recognised for its magnificent soft landscaping. The stunning waterfront attraction was the only scheme in the region to win a British Association of Landscape Industries award. Councillor John Anglin, Lead Member for Regeneration and Economy, said: “We’re thrilled that Harton Quays Park has received yet another accolade. “This is just one of our exciting regeneration projects which are breathing new life into the Borough. We are developing spaces that we can be proud of and creating a legacy for future…

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Etesia UK Announce Pellenc ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ Promotion

Etesia UK has announced a special offer which will enable anyone to trade in their old petrol machine which can be used as a cash discount on a brand new Pellenc battery-powered model. This special offer will allow you to swap your old petrol chainsaw, hedge trimmer or brush cutter for a brand new Helion hedgecutter (£150 discount), Airion leaf blower (£150 discount) or an Excelion 2000 brushcutter (£175 discount). With no more starting problems, no more filling of a petrol tank; your old machinery will belong in the past with these new light, odourless and noise-free machines. Then there…

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Kinley Systems Launches AluExcel at Galabau 2014

Making it’s name as a firm favourite amongst landscape architects, designers and developers, Kinley Systems launches its AluExcel range of aluminium landscape edging as a global brand at this year’s GaLaBau exhibition in Nurnberg, Germany. Galabau is the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, showcasing the entire spectrum of products and services for the design, construction and maintenance of urban, green and open spaces.  Spanning from Wednesday the 17th September through to Saturday 20th September, Galabau attracts some 61,860 visitors comprising; landscape gardeners, landscape architects, city and local authorities and representatives from the housing sector, schools, greenkeepers, building contractors,…

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Earl of Pembroke opens Salisbury Hospital’s new garden

100 patients, staff and carers gathered at the Salisbury District Hospital on Saturday 13th September to see The Earl of Pembroke officially open the new Pembroke Unit Garden.  The garden, which cost £44,000 and was paid for by donations to the Stars Appeal’s ward funds, has been designed for patients who have had a stroke or need cancer treatment. The landscaped courtyard garden sits between the Farley Stroke Unit and Oncology Outpatient Clinic and has been built so that patients have a quiet area to relax. The garden features two circular patios and a smooth wheelchair- friendly pathway. It has…

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Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

Battle lines have been drawn up over a proposed major development in what has been described as one of the most sensitive landscape sites in England. Northumberland National Park Authority plans an £11m visitor and landscape discovery centre, called The Sill, with cafe, offices, and retail at Once Brewed on the central section of Hadrian’s Wall. The scheme includes an 87-space car park and a 93-space overflow car park. It would replace the existing 1970s Once Brewed national park visitor centre, while a new 86-bed youth hostel would replace the existing YHA facilities on the site. The development would cover…

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Birmingham school pupils get active on new LazyLawn

Pupils at a Birmingham school can now get active whatever the weather after having a LazyLawn installed in their playground.  Youngsters at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Harborne will be running around in all weathers, after having a 700 square metre artificial lawn installed in their grounds by the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand. The new LazyLawn can be used all year round for playtime, PE lessons and after school sports clubs and will provide an additional outdoor area for the school’s growing number of pupils. John Blaney, a teacher at St Mary’s, comments: “Our school intake is growing…

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Work begins on People’s Millions garden at St Clare Hospice

Work has started at St Clare Hospice to create an outdoor oasis for patients and their families after supporters helped secure a £49,832 grant from the Big Lottery.  Thousands of residents voted for the Hastingwood-based hospice as part of last November’s People’s Millions competition with ITV and St Clare were able to win the funding they needed to create a ‘Space to Breathe’ family garden. Work on the project, which is being carried out by Harlow-based landscapers The Whitelaw Brothers, started last week and is expected to take around two months to complete. Director of fundraising and marketing at St…

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Councils see RED over Gritting legislation change

On the 1st November 2013 legislation changed which now permits Agricultural Vehicles to spread salt on the public highway using red diesel, when previously they could snowplough only.  Two councils who are pleased to see the change in this legislation are North Yorkshire County Council and Bradford Metropolitan District Council who recognised the usefulness of Tractors and Agricultural Vehicles as winter maintenance tools a number of years ago. North Yorkshire County Council provides tractor mounted salt spreaders and snowploughs for fitment to agricultural contractor’s and farmer’s own tractors to help provide extra resilience to the frontline gritting service. Richard Marr…

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BALI announces 2014 award winners

51 BALI members out of 77 who entered over 100 entries have won awards in this year’s prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Rigby Taylor. However, not until the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Friday 5 December will they know who has won a Principal Award, Special Award or the coveted Grand Award.  Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale.  The Adjudication panel, chaired by Greg Allen, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Studies at Writtle College and dispute adjudicator, spent the summer visiting the shortlisted schemes and met at…

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Barenbrug UK launches Green Velvet – UK’s first premium grass seed range

Now anyone can grow world-class lawns to match their lifestyle and environment  Grass expert Barenbrug UK has launched Green Velvet – a range of six premium amenity grass seed mixtures.  Using the same advanced techniques used for developing high quality products for professional groundskeepers; this is the first time Barenbrug’s quality grass seed has been available for consumers to buy. Now anyone can grow lawns of the highest possible standard and with varieties to suit a wide range of lifestyles and environments. The Green Velvet range includes: The All Rounder A multi-purpose everyday lawn for the rough and tumble of…

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