August 18, 2017

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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

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 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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