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June 21, 2018

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Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Garden restored to former glory

A CHARMING walled garden in Worcester is one of 25 gardens open to the public that feature in a new guide on sale this week. When Julia and Will Scott moved to the Walled Garden in Rose Terrace 14 years ago the entire place was an overgrown jungle covered with sprawling brambles and dead trees. There was a pig sty close to where the pool and the pleached limes now intersect old paths. But underneath lay an enchanting Victorian retreat – a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city, always quiet except for birdsong and the ringing cathedral bells….

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Learning grass design

Members of Henton and District Gardening Club will be learning all about ornamental grasses and their uses at the next meeting on Wednesday. Neil Lucas, one of the UK’s leading authorities on the use of ornamental grasses and the owner of the nationally acclaimed Dorset-based Knoll Gardens will be presenting a talk at Henton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Guest visitors to the talk are welcome by way of purchasing advance tickets, at £6, available by telephoning 01749 672084. His talk will cover cultural information, anecdotes, stories, travelogue, and the background on Knoll Gardens giving an up to date informative portrait…

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Andrew fisher Tomlin – shows how to beat the hosepipe ban

International garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin has reacted to the news of a hosepipe ban from April 5th with some positive ideas for ensuring our plants and gardens get through the drought and continue to thrive. Fisher Tomlin said “Our company designs and builds gardens in many parts of the world where rainfall is sporadic and we can’t rely from year to year how much rain will come. So we’ve become experts in waterwise planting design not just on hot islands but back here with our garden designs in the UK.” Andrew’s top tips are: 1. Water correctly – get…

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Judges go nuts for Jacob’s urban idea

THERE are legions of people producing food in Sheffield – but how many have thought of growing coconuts in the city centre? Well, at least one has. Sheffield Hallam University graduate Jacob Szikora even drew up ambitious plans for growing the foodstuff on London Road away from its natural environment. But he is the first to admit it may never come to fruition – despite winning a European prize in Rome for the concept. The 20-year-old said: “You might think it unusual to have coconuts growing in Sheffield, but there are some in the Winter Garden and I think the…

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Tudor treasure to be blighted by wind farm

National Trust fury over ‘disasterous’ planning decision Trust says development will blight ‘Britain’s finest Elizabethan garden’ Planning inspector backed appeal by energy firm to build turbines there It is a stunning Tudor summer house, set amid the splendour of ‘Britain’s finest Elizabethan garden’. That’s how a planning inspector described this National Trust property – before granting permission for four huge wind turbines on nearby land. The Trust is furious at the decision, which it says will blight the historic building’s setting and spell disaster for other heritage sites. But their fears for Lyvden New Bield in Northamptonshire were dismissed on…

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Marshalls Greenhouse – 50% off!

Fantastic deals available on the Marshalls Shop – including half price on Greenhouses – check it out and have a look around. Click here to access the site and use the code PROLANDSCAPER when you purchase to receive an additional 7% discount!

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New recycled furniture range aims to reduce agricultural landfill

A new range of recycled furniture is helping to reduce the amount of agricultural waste sent to landfill sites and cut emissions by recycling the materials that are used to make the furniture items. The range, distributed by garden suppliers Amberol, includes benches, picnic tables, bins and even bollards. Made from Plaswood, a recycled material manufactured by British Polythene Industries (BPI), the furniture has impressive eco credentials. Plaswood is made from 100% agricultural polythene waste often used as silage wrap. The BPI is the largest recycler of polythene in Europe and reprocesses over 80,000 tonnes annually. Currently the only other…

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SUDS CONFERENCE LAUNCHED

SuDSsource has announced details of the 2012 National SuDS Conference – a forum for development of unified best practice and help for all those seeking guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems. The Conference will be held from 20 – 21st June in Thame, Oxfordshire. With the draft National Standards for SuDS due to be implemented later this year and government’s encouragement of the development of guidance now, the National SuDS Conference is ideally placed to consolidate practical guidance. It will bring together the experience of those already implementing SuDS around the country, exploring the real implications of well-designed SuDS schemes and…

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5 Essential Garden Design Elements

As a garden designer you need to have a broad knowledge of plants, construction techniques and materials. Every garden I design is different but I have a handful of plants and materials I use on a regular basis that always proves to be a good starting point when meeting clients. Of course there are many factors to consider during the design process but I thought I would share my top 5 garden design elements with you. 1. Paving Any garden can benefit from having a paved area. This is generally the starting point as it is where clients will spend…

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Lisa Cox – My life as a Garden Designer

February was a really exciting month for me mostly because I finally got to visit my client in France. As well as the trip down to La Rochelle we decided to visit our family house in Brittany which we share with my partner’s brother and sister. Of course we chose the coldest week to be there – the temperature in La Rochelle was -10, even the sea in the harbour was frozen, something I’ve never seen before! It took us a while to warm up the house in Brittany as it has been empty since October and unfortunately proved rather…

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