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February 21, 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

Chelsea Flower Show: Telegraph garden designer Sarah Price

If you were pressed to associate Sarah Price with a flower it would probably be the autumn crocus: a mauve, reticent cup of colour that spears through the earth with a startling lack of warning when everything around is beginning to die back. It looks fragile, and so does she, but appearances are deceptive. Both are fully hardy. She could not have emerged so cleanly from the crowded field of garden design unless she had the sturdiness of Crocus nudiflorus as well as its delicacy. The other day she was knee-deep in mud in a quarry in Wiltshire, choosing limestone…

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New technology is focus of APL spring networking event

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting landscapers to an interactive seminar and networking event at Classiflora, Essex on the evening of Thursday 08 March 2012. Focusing on new technologies in the landscaping sector, the event will provide members with an excellent opportunity to get together to listen, compare and share ideas and experiences. There will be presentations on resin bound surfacing from Ronacrete, outdoor wireless lighting control from Light Symphony and water jet cutting from Marshalls. Attendees will get a balanced view as they will hear not only from the supplier but also from a landscaper who has…

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Landscapers line up for the APL Awards

With just over a month to go before the Awards ceremony the judges have made their decisions and the shortlist for the Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) Awards 2012 has been announced. The Awards, sponsored by Bradstone for the sixth year running, recognise and reward the high standards of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members. The companies in the running are: Amenity Trees & Landscapes Arbour Design & Build Frogheath Landscapes Garden Art Designs Garden Builders Gardenlink GardensforLife Hambrook Landscapes Hillier Landscapes Keyscape Garden Design & Construction Millhouse Landscapes Muddy Wellies Nascentia Landscapes New Ground Landscapes Outdoor Creations…

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Garden Press Event

What a great day the Garden Press Event was yesterday at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.  A chance to speak to all sorts of people in our industry and see some new and exciting product launches for 2012. Jim with Chris Carr of Q Lawns Visitors to the Garden Press Event Visiting the BALI Stand Gill and the girls from the HTA welcome visitors to their stand Q Lawns promote Meadowmat and showcase the new Curved Green Roofs by Enviroden

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Wyevale East Nurseries launches Student Design and Build Award 2012

Wyevale East Nurseries, in association with Royal Horticultural Society are launching the Student Design and Build Award 2012 at the RHS Plant & Design Show February 14th and 15th.  The Student Design & Build Award is an opportunity to design and build a garden in the small garden category at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2013. Now in its third year the Student Design & Build Award has been a resounding success so far with a Silver Gilt Medal in the first year for Charlotte Murrell and ‘Wild in the City’.  The successful design for Student Design and…

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New pocket guides make local planning easy

To help explain the latest Government reforms to the English planning system, a series of new guides and events are helping lead people through the planning labyrinth. The new series of three pocket guides make it clear how people can influence the future of the area in which they live [1]. They detail how people can contribute to both neighbourhood and local plans, and describe how to respond to planning applications. Complementing these guides are a series of local events being run across the country by local branches of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association…

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Jo Malone celebrate British gardens with ‘London Blooms’ collection

Lucky beauty editors got an early taste of spring when one of Jo Malone’s distinctive cream and black boxes arrived with a cargo of exquisite new floral scents. Although Jo Malone is known for its fabulous florals – Wild Bluebell or Red Roses anyone? – London Blooms, the new collection, is breakaway in that it’s entirely dedicated to British garden blooms and its packaging unashamedly reflects that: the limited edition bottles that carry the three new fragrances are covered in découpage-like flowers that reflect the juices – peony, white lilac, rhubarb, Lady Moore, geranium, rose and moss. It’s a daring…

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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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