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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Quality & Service Ltd receive two RHS Britan in Bloom Awards

Green Park, Reading (the 195 acre prestigious Business Park owned by Oxford Properties) is celebrating winning not one, but two awards within the RHS Britain in Bloom Campaign 2014:- Thames & Chilterns in Bloom 2014 – Regional Award for Best Business Park The Gold Award in the Commercial Landscape category – Reading in Bloom 2014. Leading independent commercial landscape company Quality & Service Ltd (trading as Q&S), in partnership with Broadgate Estate, delivers the landscaping for Green Park. Sue Payne, Managing Director of Q&S, is delighted to have received these official recognitions “We are extremely proud of our landscaping team…

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PSD Groundscare offer £1,000 cash back incentive

Colne, Lancashire (October 07, 2014) PSD Groundscare are the exclusive distributor for the Eliet range of products throughout the UK. 20 years ago Belgium manufacturer Eliet produced the first mobile shredder the world had seen – the Super Prof. The idea behind the machine was simple but revolutionary; ‘bring the shredder to the green waste and NOT vice versa’. There are numerous advantages to mobile shredding including; the machine can virtually be used anywhere, meaning any workplace is accessible. Also the transport of the machine is easy as the shredders simply drive on and off a vehicle or trailer. This…

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Gillespies and LUC complete study on visual impact of pylons

Landscape architecture practices Gillespies and LUC have completed a major study evaluating the landscape and visual impacts of National Grid’s electricity network on protected landscapes. A bespoke landscape assessment methodology has been produced for the study ‘in order to identify a shortlist of priority schemes for consideration by the stakeholder advisory board’. This was led by National Grid’s appointed landscape architect for the project, Professor Carys Swanwick, with support from Gillespies and LUC. The comprehensive methodology for the study includes: identifying those aspects of the landscape or people within it that are affected by the presence of the transmission line or…

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Discussion leads to promise of costings benchmark for landscape industry

A recent workshop in Kent attended by 300 delegates delivered a promise to create the first-ever ‘benchmark’ or formula to calculate the cost of maintenance for designs and schemes.   Host Nick Coslett, marketing manager of Palmstead Nurseries, says his company wants the industry’s help in filling out maintenance workload/costings for existing designs, which could then be shared and used as benchmarks. ‘I think we have identified a strong demand across the industry to give higher value to the longer term care of plants and provision of benchmarking,’ he says, ‘which will help give designers tools to engage in the discussion with…

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Landscape designer rides high on housebuilder boom

When the housing bubble burst in 2008, it wasn’t just the property developers that took a hit. Companies all along the housbuilder supply chain, from construction firms to landscape garden specialists, were affected. “We definitely caught the cold,” admits Simon Cashmore, boss of landscape design and installation company TCL. “The recession hit during my second month at the business.” When Cashmore took control of the company in November 2007, some 97pc of TCL’s revenue was generated from contracts with UK housebuilders. The recession sent a wrecking ball through the order book. “It was truly a baptism of fire,” says Cashmore,…

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Plans for £11m Northumberland visitor and landscape centre given green light

Major plans for an £11m visitor and landscape discovery centre in Northumberland have been given the green light. After almost two weeks of waiting, an official decision means the plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre have been given the go-ahead. The proposal by Northumberland National Park Authority, at Once Brewed on the central section of Hadrian’s Wall, was put on hold despite being approved by the park authority’s development management committee earlier this month, after a third party referred the application to the Department for Communities and Local Government Planning Casework Unit. But the £11.2m initiative passed a significant…

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Blackpool Victoria Undergoes £16.5 million Transformation

Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire, has recently undergone an amazing transformation following a £16.5 million redevelopment project delivered by construction firm, Wilmott Dixon. Tobemore, the world class paving and walling manufacturer, are delighted to have been involved in this project, having a supplied paving for the unique landscape. Designed by Gilling Dod, this redevelopment scheme has meant that the hospital has been granted with a modern new 1,122 space multi-storey car park and entrance with four retail units. Prior to the work commencing in 2013, the Assistant Director of Clinical Support and Facilities Management at the Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ian McManus, explained that the new car park will produce…

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Capita to develop masterplan proposals for new park in Preston

Following the submission of a successful bid, Capita’s Blackburn Landscape Architecture team has been appointed by South Ribble Borough Council to develop long-term masterplan proposals for a new park just outside Preston city centre. The initiative was announced as part of the council’s fortieth anniversary celebrations and will take in parts of Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall in the south, stretching north towards the River Ribble and Preston railway station. The proposals for a new ‘Central Park’ will envision a range of transformations and improvements to the 60-hectare site, says Capita, offering recreation and leisure benefits to residents, local neighbourhoods…

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Sherriff Amenity to Offer Fortetub in UK

Sherriff Amenity has announced that it is now offering the Fortetub range of twin walled tree shelters exclusively to the UK market. The Fortetub range enhances plant survival on all Landscaping, Forestry and Agricultural planting projects. Manufactured using environmentally acceptable polypropylene, the Fortetub range has a unique design which creates a microclimate for the plant and with a bevelled top, damage to the plant caused by windburn is avoided. Its twin wall structure allows condensation and reduces moisture, resulting in higher plant survival rates. Tree shelters of this quality are extremely hard to come by in the UK which is…

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Creating green landscapes with manufactured topsoil

This 7 minute video discusses the various options available to contractors in meeting a landscape project’s topsoil deficit and highlights the importance of sourcing quality manufactured topsoil that meets the British Standard for topsoil (BS3882:2007). The video discusses the benefits of using a manufactured topsoil made with BSI PAS100 compost and features the Jubilee Gardens, London where bespoke manufactured topsoils were successfully used. Article source    

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