October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Streetly gardener’s green-fingered social enterprise

Gardening was something entrenched into Streetly gardener and lecturer Jonathan Ensell from the very early days of his life. His great-grandad Oscar Britzius had a farm with pigs and chickens and sold land for a pound an acre. After a difficult time spent in Germany during the Second World War, which included some outspoken comments about the Nazi regime, Oscar decided to make a change in his life and branch out into opening a nursery. His son – Jonathan’s father, Paul Ensell – inherited the land and has had it ever since. Jonathan has even built his house on there….

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A blooming good year for Binfield Heath Flower Show

More than 2,500 people soaked up the sun at Holmwood on Saturday — about 20 per cent up on last year and probably the highest total in the 66 years of the annual flower and dog show. The tea tent takings reached a new high while the sideshow takings were up by a fifth on last year. The dog show entries also broke the record while the class entries were up by about 10 per cent to more than 850. Show chairman Francis Williams said: “I was helping out on the barbecue when I stopped to turn round and I…

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A garden of late blooms with Japanese Anemone

September is  a time when some border plants come into their own, just as the rest of your summer flower plants are past their prime.  A classic late flowerer is the pretty Japanese Anemone, a favourite with gardeners and the perfect choice for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Month for September. Japanese Anemone, also known as the Windflower, can be grown in sun or shade and are good for lighting up a dark corner of the garden.  They like well drained soil and often spread by themselves, creating new clumps that can be lifted and planted elsewhere….

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Glow Wild – Wakehurst’s festival of winter light

New this year to Kew’s country garden in West Sussex is the Glow Wild Festival as Wakehurst Place celebrates light in the winter landscape. From Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th December, the unique night-time experience allows you to see the award-winning gardens near Haywards Heath as never before, by lantern. With admission at either 4.30pm or 6.30pm, let your lantern lead the way through a mile of winding paths through the gardens, around the Elizabethan mansion and ponds to marvel at stunning displays of fire, light and incense.  There will be festive fare to devour, late-night shopping and a seasonal…

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Why young people find gardening cooler than the movies

The Chelsea Flower Show is hardly teeming with teenagers – at 27, Hugo Bugg was the youngest gold-medal winner there for two decades. Yet Bugg wasn’t surprised to hear that young people have sprouted such a love of gardening – with a survey of 25- to 35-year-olds revealing that it is more popular than the cinema. Indeed, for the champion, the news that twentysomethings are turning their fingers green makes a lot of sense. The lives of many young people, he says, are dominated by technology, and gardening provides a perfect way to “escape our digitally driven daily routines”. “Office…

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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show set to have the apple at its very core

Plans are in hand to celebrate the humble apple at a flower show next month. Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, which runs from September 12 to 14, is planning a frenzy of fruit this year. Taking visitors on the journey from Pip to Press, the show’s new autumn festival will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Malus, the species including the orchard apple, including a long-forgotten Yorkshire link to what is arguably the world’s most famous variety of the fruit. One of the oldest surviving varieties of eating apple, the Ribston Pippin, was raised 300 years ago at Ribston Hall,…

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Landscapers celebrating after scooping gold at flower show

Two landscapers from Leyland are celebrating success after scooping gold at the RHS Tatton Flower Show. Neil Staff and Adam Robinson of Concept Landscapes, located at Avant Garden Centre, Leyland Road, worked closely with Irish designer Ian Price to construct the 12m x 7m garden, which focused on the theme – ‘the elements’. It was the first time the team had worked with Ian, and involved Neil and Adam working 12 hours a day, seven days a week leading up to the show. The garden, which would have cost in excess of £30,000 if replicated, comprised 10 tons of soil,…

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International Garden Festival at Grand-Metis, Canada 2014 – in pictures

The annual garden festival at les Jardins de Métis combines art and cutting-edge landscape architecture. With gardens created by designers from around the globe, it is the leading venue for contemporary gardens in North America. Here are some of the best that are on display until 28 September  Pink Punch by Nicholas Croft and Michaela MacLeod of New York: brightly coloured latex rope is wrapped around trees. Rotunda by architects Citylaboratory from Spain: the pool is filled with water, reflecting the garden around it. Afterburn by Civilian Projects from New York: charred posts, ash-rich planting soil, river stone, coniferous saplings and herbaceous…

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Diary of a garden rescue – an update

Three years ago we took on a garden that had a distinct character given it by its site, topography and the groundworks and planting by the former owner. Brambles in the ascendency, boundaries blurred by saplings and brick walls collapsing, we have taken the slow road to reclaiming and replanting. Last year I bought a greenhouse and it has swung into full use this hot summer. With mistakes here and there, we have raised plants and put them out into the garden.  I’ve given up my allotment plot so that our own – I guess we have about quarter of an acre…

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The dynamic designs of Piet Oudolf at Bury Court

Prairie-style planting was a gamble that has paid off handsomely for John Coke in Hampshire In the mid-1980s, when I was starting to get serious about gardening, John Coke’s Green Farm Plants in Hampshire was one of the hottest nurseries in the country. The garden world was small and intimate then, and unusual plants were hard to find. Green Farm Plants had a special line in well-grown tender perennials such as royal blue Salvia patens, ‘Jamaica Primrose’ marguerites, sticky-stemmed apricot mimulus, and damson ‘Lord Bute’ pelargoniums, whose use in explosive pot displays by artist-gardeners such as Jimmy Hancock at Powis Castle, and…

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