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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wiltshire garden designer wins a spot at prestigious flower show

Wiltshire garden designer Robert Kennett has beaten hundreds of design entries nationwide to win show garden space at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, running from July 3-8. Working from Pythouse Kitchen Garden, an 18th century walled garden near Tisbury, Robert has created a garden design to support Amnesty International’s Butterflies of Hope campaign for oppressed  women in Nicaragua. Highlighting women’s rights in one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, the campaign has resulted in people of all ages and from all over the world sending thousands of personalised  butterflies, either on paper or online, as a…

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POLICE ISSUE GARDEN LIGHTING WARNING

Police are warning householders to improve garden lighting after a 14% increase in domestic burglaries. Latest British Crime Survey figures reveal that the number of break-ins rose dramatically as the economy continues to founder. The dramatic increase means there are now more than 700,000 house break-ins every year – more than one a minute.  Thefts from garden sheds are also up to over 1.25 million, according to the British Crime Survey. Advice on the Metropolitan Police website suggests a number of measures to keep intruders away. These include growing natural protection such as thorny bushes like Creeping Juniper, Blue Spruce…

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Scented flowers of February

Sarah Raven asks three shrub experts to pick their ‘best smellers’ for   adding a touch of joy to the dreary winter mood. February is a gloomy time of year and scented flowering shrubs are one of the   few beacons of delight we can guarantee in our gardens. So, from the famous   among them to the more obscure, I’m on a quest to find the very best. I asked my three favourite shrub specialists to recommend which ones they   would be sad to be without, and Daphne bholua appears in the list of all   three. Robert Vernon of BlueBell Nursery raves…

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Sasaki Wins Water Works Parkitecture Competition

The Parkitecture competition, held by Des Moines Water Works working in partnership with Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture, is aptly named for its emphasis on the fundamental role landscape architecture and design play in re-envisioning Water Works Park. The international design competition entailed the creation of a conceptual plan for Water Works Park to form dynamic relationships between the river, the watershed, and the community. A panel of judges representing the design industry, Des Moines Water Works and the Greater Des Moines community, reviewed 44 proposals and selected 5 finalists for further review and public comment. The winning…

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Long Rake Spar New Brochure

With over 140 years’ experience in the decorative aggregates sector, Long Rake Spar has gained national status as one of the UK’s largest suppliers of hard landscaping products. Our products are sourced from both our own quarries and other quarries throughout the British Isles, Europe and the Far East, enabling us to offer the most comprehensive range of decorative aggregates in the UK. This broad supply chain enables Long Rake to be at the forefront of new product development, whilst allowing us to offer extremely competitive prices for the supply of established materials. Our products are stocked by Builders Merchants…

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RHS London Plant & Design Show

A great visit to the RHS London Plant & Design show yesterday Visitors to the show Lots of interest in the amazing sculptures  Some show gardens (above and below) The BALI stand and SGD Design Clinics   The London College of Garden Design and English Gardening School offer a variety of courses Jo Thompson presents her Chelsea 2012 Show Garden The plant show boasted some fantastic specimens

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RHS Announces Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has just announced the Plant Trials it will be running during 2012 and 2013 for its Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This year there will be a total of 28 trials of which 13 will be new. In 2013 the charity will be running 38 trials of which 20 will be new. Trials in both years will cover a wide range from fruiting plants including blackberries and hybrid berries to flowering plants such as Penstemon, Digitalis (foxgloves) and Clematis. Some favourite vegetables will also be assessed including sprouting broccoli and runner beans. Some of the…

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MARSHALLS SHOP

I am pleased to inform you that earlier this week the new version of the Marshalls Shop went live. Click here to access the site and use the code PROLANDSCAPER when you purchase something to receive a 7% discount! This shop will sell a broad range of non-core range products including: Greenhouses Granite garden furniture Gwrhyd Welsh Stone flooring Gwrhyd Welsh Stone walling A limited range of reconstituted walling All orders benefit from free mainland UK delivery and a one year guarantee.

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Chelsea Show Gardens

A Celebration of Caravanning by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club A palette of pink and cream planting, Wealden sandstone paths, timber walkways crossed by steel rills running with cooling water for feet and bottles convey the delights of a touring holiday at home

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WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show announced by John Hayes MP

The skills minister announced a UK successor to the WorldSkills London 2011 competition at the House of Commons last night. The new annual showcase, named ‘WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show’, will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from November 15-17, 2012. John Hayes MP, speaking at the Parliamentary Reception for National Apprenticeship Week, said: “It will showcase all that is best in our world and by that, I mean the world of skills here in the UK.” The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) say they hope to host all of the existing national competitions at the…

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