April 27, 2017

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Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops prestigious Judge’s Commendation for a third year in a row, plus eight Gold Leaf Awards at eFig’s 13th Annual Awards -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Planning application for new Basingstoke garden town -

Monday, April 24, 2017

London Stone team up with Turf Group -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Green walls create new urban jungles

Vertical gardens are cropping up all over cities these days, transforming drab urban facades into vibrant jungles of color. These lush expanses have found their way onto the walls — both inside and out — on numerous sites in recent years revitalizing public buildings, hotels, offices and even a multi-storey car park in Netherlands. Aside from their pleasing aesthetic qualities, vertical gardens could also deliver more practical benefits says Mark Laurence, creative director at Biotecture, a UK company who design and build green walls. “The market is rapidly moving into looking at how they can provide eco-system services and green…

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Chelsea Judges

Report from Andy Stergeon: I have recently heard that the judging is being changed at Chelsea this year because the judging was not up to scratch in 2011.  The most experienced judge was not present and there was not a suitably experienced replacement.  Consequently the tried and tested judging process partially failed for the first time.  A gold medal was awarded to one garden which clearly didn’t deserve it and one or maybe two gardens which should probably have been Gold were only awarded silver gilt. The knee jerk reaction from the RHS following several complaints has been to change…

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BOWLES & WYER CONTRACTS TO RETURN TO RHS CHELSEA

After their success at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning landscape contractors Bowles & Wyer Contracts have been commissioned to build a second show garden for landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn. The company will be building the Arthritis Research UK Garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, following their successful working relationship with Hoblyn on the Homebase Memories of Cornwall Garden last year. The Arthritis Research UK Garden, which is one of 18 show gardens at the 2012 show, has been inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Italy and will use water as a central theme incorporating…

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UK-Manchester: landscaping work

NOMA is the mixed-use redevelopment project being led by The Cooperative Group. It will transform 20 acres of Manchester’s Northern Gateway into a remodeled and truly mixed use area anchored by large corporate office occupiers, retail, residential and leisure users. NOMA will be built at a cost of 800 000 000 GBP over 10-15 years on land owned by The cooperative group in the north of Manchester’s city centre. The Cooperative Group’s principle of ‘profit for a purpose, putting people and communities first’ is at the heart of NOMA. The works shall provide a new high quality and vibrant public…

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Manchester Airport City

Designated as one of the UK Government’s new Enterprise Zones last March, the Airport City project has received a substantial amount of interest and the detailed masterplan created by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) with Urban Strategies Inc., Drivers Jonas Deloitte, and Jones Lang LaSalle, including 5Plus Architects, AECOM, Davis Langdon and Planit. The masterplan sets out the vision to transform Manchester Airport from a transport hub into an international business destination. Building on the global connectivity offered by the airport location, the 150-acre regeneration scheme will deliver over five-million square feet of new high-quality business premises, with the aim of attracting…

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Gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry

Top gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry. So at least pay them respect, says Mary Keen. Finding a good gardener at the right price can be a problem, even for the Queen. A “senior gardener” job at Buckingham Palace was recently advertised with a salary of £17,000, only months after virtually the same role, offered with a salary of £15,750, attracted no takers. As a garden designer, part of my job is to make sure that once made, a garden can be maintained, and I’m often asked how much gardeners are paid. The short answer is anything from £12,000…

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Vectorworks 2012 Software Wins Construction Computing “One to Watch” Award

Vectorworks 2012 software was honored at this year’s Construction Computing Awards ceremony as the winner of the “One to Watch” product award. In addition, Computers Unlimited, the Vectorworks distributor in the U.K., was runner up for Channel Partner of the Year 2011. “We’re thrilled to receive this honor,” said Stewart Rom, Chief Marketing Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We’ve strived to make the Vectorworks 2012 program the ideal solution for designers in the AEC community with continued improvements to our 3D, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and rendering capabilities, and it’s an honor to be recognized by the Construction Computing Awards. We’re…

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Brett Brochure Paves The Way To Inspire In 2012

Brett Landscaping has launched its Gardens & Drives brochure for 2012, designed to make gardening and landscaping accessible for everyone. This free glossy magazine which will be available at merchants across the country, is not only aimed at driving sales for stockists and business for Brett’s Approved installers, but to inspire and encourage homeowners to make the most of their gardens and driveways. There is something for everyone in this vibrant new guide which features stunning photography of landscaping projects undertaken by Brett Approved installers during 2011. Information for consumers on what they need to do when planning home improvements,…

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Charity Warning on “PAYDAY” Loans

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As a survey published by a group of insolvency experts highlights the possibility of millions of Britons taking out high interest ‘payday’ loans over the coming months, Perennial – the landscape industry’s trade charity – is keen to remind the everyone of the help and advice it can provide on debt and money management. Richard Capewell, the charity’s Chief Executive said: “At this time of year many people in horticulture find themselves on shorter hours and with the added pressures of Christmas expenditure, the temptation to turn to online and doorstep lenders is all too great. Over recent months our…

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