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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Britain’s Best Lawn Shortlist Announced

Earlier this year outdoor petrol powered equipment manufacturer, Briggs & Stratton, launched its annual search to find Britain’s Best Lawn. Now, after months of lawns being tended to across the country, the Britain’s Best Lawn shortlist has been announced, with Facebook voting now open! Launched in April 2014, the competition has proved a huge success and entries have been whittled down to just three stellar lawns from around the UK. For the first time in the competitions nine year history, the judging panel which includes horticultural expert and journalist Martin Fish, will this year be joined by an extra judge…

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The Water Test on Permeable Paving by SureSet Uk

SureSet permeable resin bound paving allows water to drain freely through the surface – meeting the requirements of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). By encouraging the rapid drainage of water, SureSet permeable resin bound paving eliminates the problems caused by standing water and contributes to flood prevention. SuDS is an approach to water management introduced by the Environment Agency in recognition of the need to manage surface water run-off more effectively. The benefits of permeable paving were highlighted in a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which called on its wider use to help prevent flooding and pollution….

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Historic Boringdon Hall Develops Classic New Landscape

The grounds at Boringdon Hall Hotel, the seductive manor house in Devon, have recently been redeveloped. The premises boast a stunning new landscape consisting of beautiful paving supplied by world class manufacturer, Tobermore. Established in 1942, Tobermore supply a broad ranging collection of block paving, paving flags, kerbing and walling products to the commercial and private markets throughout the UK and Ireland. The history of Boringdon Hall is exceptional. The grand Devonshire manor became crown property following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539. Luxury and style come together at Boringdon Hall, with exquisite Elizabethan architecture, imposing stone towers, secret archways, two tantalising restaurants and lavish four-poster suites which hint at…

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New memorial garden to open in Huddersfield’s Ravensknowle Park

A special memorial garden is to open this weekend in a Huddersfield park. The Tolson Memorial Garden, created to commemorate the servicemen and women who have lost their lives since the end of World War II, is being officially opened on Sunday, October 12, in Ravensknowle Park. The garden, situated behind the Tolson Museum, is designed to create a place of tranquillity and contemplation with grassed areas and flower beds encircled by accessible pathways and traditional-style stone walls. The design incorporates three small flower beds, which are being planted by the Friends of Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park group, pupils…

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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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