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June 19, 2018

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British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances

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Perennial, the UK horticulture industry’s charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead. As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, more and more people working across the UK horticulture sector are struggling to make ends meet, or are unable to put anything by for savings or emergencies. Taking control of finances, particularly when earning a low wage, is not easy but Perennial’s new online tool is designed to help people manage their money and to suggest changes to improve their finances. Matthew Cooper, debt advice manager at Perennial, says: “Creating a budget is important because…

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Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit

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Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period Brexit, according to a report launched 12 June by the Woodland Trust and Soil Association. Government support for farmer-led research and innovation networks seeking to integrate trees and agriculture should also be trialled according to the policy document “Agroforestry in England: Benefits, Barriers and Opportunities.” Agroforestry, the combination of trees and shrubs with agriculture, involves rows of trees through arable crops like wheat, dotted through pasture like parkland, or planted close together to provide cover for plants and animals. Combining trees and farming can increase productivity, diversify farm businesses,…

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TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products

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Since the launch of British Sugar TOPSOIL’s task-specific products, HortLoam premier planting topsoil and Sports&Turf topdressing, the UK’s largest supplier of quality topsoil has attracted an impressive list of prestigious customers. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, RHS Garden Hyde Hall and Uppingham School have all selected HortLoam for projects where a friable, easy-to-work, nutrient-enriched topsoil is required to boost the establishment and growth of trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetables. Sports&Turf is the choice of Peterborough United FC, Bury St Edmunds RUFC, Northwood and Muswell Hill Golf Clubs, and Kings College, Cambridge, for the reparation of winter pitches, construction and…

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Small family business wins Contractor of the Year award

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Small family business, Clearwater Pond & Lake Management, has earned the prestigious title of 2018 Otterbine Contractor of the Year. The Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire-based team of four achieved the highest Otterbine sales figures by a considerable margin this year thanks to a passion for the brand, a drive to succeed, and support from Otterbine and its distributor Reesink Turfcare. Clearwater owner and head of the family, Tim Soane, says: “We are delighted to have won the award. It wasn’t without hard work, but selling such great quality products really helps. I think when you believe in Otterbine as much as we…

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BALI to launch new website in partnership with NetXtra

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the UK’s leading trade association for landscape professionals, will launch a new website by January 2019 in support of its more than 900 active Registered garden and landscape designer, landscape contractor, supplier and training provider members. Following an extensive 12 month review of the association’s current website offering to members, the public, and trade visitors, BALI has now selected a new partner, NetXtra, to deliver a fully integrated website aimed at delivering next generation membership engagement and enhanced promotional features to help generate business for BALI members. BALI’s marketing and communications manager, Darren Taylor,…

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Mitie extends relationship with Whitbread

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Mitie’s landscaping business expands partnership with Whitbread to include 440 Premier Inn and restaurant sites 3-year contract to provide grounds maintenance in the Midlands, Wales and the South Mitie has expanded its landscaping contract with Whitbread Plc, following a competitive tender process. The three-year contract is an extension of services already provided by Mitie, to include additional sites in the Midlands, Wales and the South; almost doubling the number of sites on the contract. Whitbread is the UK’s largest hospitality company, owning Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater. Mitie will deliver grounds maintenance to 440 Premier Inn sites and their…

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