August 19, 2017

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Green-fingered housing service plans to grow the appeal of its gardens

GARDENS are set to be transformed throughout Scotland following an extensive, back-to-basics, grounds maintenance review by care and housing experts.  Blackwood, which provides services to thousands of people with specialist needs and requirements, has embarked on the major project after consulting its tenants and care users. Sharon Brady-Wardrope, asset manager at Blackwood, said: “We know that some of our residents can’t get out and about as much as they would like so their gardens are a crucial part of their lives. “We want to ensure we offer them a safe and pleasant outdoor space for them to enjoy, so our…

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Park garden to tackle social isolation within elderly

Thousands of pounds could be spent on a Sowerby Bridge sensory garden to help tackle the growing social isolation issue amongst our elderly.  Environmental charity, Groundwork, has announced it will unlock a £10,000 ‘treasure chest’ in their X Marks the Spot campaign – encouraging people to celebrate treasured spaces in their community for the benefit of people’s health and wellbeing. But to release the cash, the community must do some fundraising. For every £1 raised, Groundwork will match fund this by £2; up to a maximum of £5,000. Beech Road Recreation Ground park was developed by a group of local…

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Improvements to ‘jewel in the crown’ botanic garden will pay off

Multi-million pound improvements planned for the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been welcomed by community leaders. It was announced this week that the Camarthenshire attraction has been given the green light to begin the first stage of its £6.7 million plan to restore its historic Regency landscape. The project aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall — the 568-acre estate that the garden now occupies. And with it could come jobs and investment community leaders say. Carmarthenshire council leader Kevin Madge said: “The gardens are renowned throughout Wales as one of the jewels in the crown.” “I really welcome the…

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Celebrity florist launches design course with world’s leading gardening school

It’s back to school with a flourish as award-winning Paula Pryke (OBE), one of the world’s most respected floral designers, launches her ‘Contemporary Floral Design (http://www.my-garden-school.com/course/contemporary-floral-design-with-paula-pryke )’ online floristry course with the world’s first and leading virtual gardening school, www.my-garden-school.com. Whether novice or experienced, students from around the world can learn about and gain confidence in cutting edge floral design via video lectures[i] packed with challenges and innovative techniques.  Unique to www.my-garden-school.com this online floristry course offers small classes of up to 20 students at a time, weekly 1-2-1 tuition and assignments set and critiqued by Paula; this is the only website…

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SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

September 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine This September issue is an 108 page edition with so much to look out for! Make sure you take a look at what you can expect from the two not-to-be-missed events coming up in autumn – Landscape Live (p30-31), and FutureScape (p62-63) ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry ■News Extra: Apprentices advice from four giants of the industry, and they each pick an apprentice in their ranks to look out for in the future ■News Extra: Social media, yes or no? The results of our survey are in ■News Extra: WorldSkillsUK competition,…

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Art and Crafts to See and Buy at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Over the next couple of weeks RHS Garden Rosemoor becomes the place to go if you’re looking for the region’s best art & crafts people. The Artists’ Garden Exhibition will be on display from 5 – 21 September, and from 5 – 7 September Rosemoor hosts the West Country Craft Fair. Starting on 5 September the popular Artists’ Garden art exhibition returns to Rosemoor bringing together more than 80 of the South West’s most talented artists all under one roof. The exciting and colourful display of pictures, prints and cards are inspired by the natural world, especially gardens, plants and…

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A professional garden designer might require a Lottery win – but it’s worth it

Emma Townshend: ‘Calling in the professionals to create an outdoor space might require a Lottery win – but it ain’t half worth it’ Late summer does tend to give rise to moments when things just bend. And sag. And then break off. Leaving your whole garden looking stupid. It’s at this low moment that the Society of Garden Designers Awards shortlist for 2014 arrives; along with the email come thumbnail images of the shortlisted gardens, which all look like jewels against a Scandinavian-blue backdrop. Calling in a professional garden designer is one of those things we’ll all be doing –…

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RHS Wisley Flower Show’s late-summer delights

Visitors to RHS Wisley Flower Show, which continues all week until September 7, will also be able to inspect the National Dahlia Society’s exhibition of gorgeous blooms.You can even enter the My Best Garden Dahlia competition, by taking a single stem along to the Dahlia Marquee by noon each day to be judged by a panel of experts, with prizes announced at 3pm daily. Anybody interested in flower arranging will love the display of newspaper-inspired floral art from members of NAFAS And anybody interested in flower arranging will love the display of newspaper-inspired floral art from members of NAFAS, the National…

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£6.7m historic garden restoration bid

Experts hope to unearth the original landscape on the historic site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire in a £6.7m project.  If given the go ahead it will see the restoration of seven lakes and waterfalls created 200 years ago when it was home to a wealthy family. The garden has just been given £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the plans. The project also aims to uncover the estate’s original Middleton Hall. “It is an ambitious project and the most significant undertaking since the garden opened in 2000,” said boss Dr Rosie Plummer. The…

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Victoria Park keeps on playing through the rain

Presenting surfaces befitting the standards of the best bowlers in the country has always been the aim at Victoria Park, with the prestigious venue at Royal Leamington Spa playing host to the Bowls England National Championships.  The Women’s Championships have been held there since 1974 and it has hosted two World Championships.  This year the venue also welcomes the Men’s Championships for the first time, with Bowls England embracing Royal Leamington Spa as a new national home and centre for English Bowls.  The combined Men’s and Women’s Championships will attract more than 20,000 visits to the region across a 30-day…

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