August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

Harrogate Flower Show gold for NSPCC garden

An NSPCC- designed garden won a gold award at the Harrogate Flower Show.  Designed exclusively for the NSPCC by Susanne Guthrie, the garden was inspired by a child’s journey with the NSPCC. Roxy, a newly-restored 1966 VW camper van, took centre stage in the NSPCC show garden which took visitors on a journey that began in a world where a child is scared and has no one to turn to. An uneven rocky path and tall dark planting dominate to represent how a child might struggle to find help. Moving through the garden, the path splits off into two directions,…

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Garden designer Paul Bangay at home

Paul Bangay is a celebrated landscape designer with his skills in demand in Australia and abroad. He opens the doors to his property in Central Victoria and talks about his design philosophy and influences.   “Do you have an affinity with your home?” he asks. His question is not inquisitive but rather a way to evoke feeling as he explains the impact his home and garden, the impressive Stonefields in Central Victoria, has on his life. ‘He’ is celebrated landscape designer and author Paul Bangay, whose skills are in demand in Australia and abroad. On meeting you quickly discover he is…

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Twitter-reactive garden scoops gold award at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

A Twitter-reactive garden designed at the University of Lincoln has won a gold award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.  The STAN (Science Technology Architecture Networks) research project, explores whether architecture is able to reflect and map human emotions. The garden is made of a raw steel structure, which sits vertically and horizontally, and is controlled by people’s responses via Twitter. In this way it is continuously revealing what the landscape is covering, while also remodelling itself. It reacted to activity on Twitter when people use the #gardenup hashtag, translating this information into movements of the garden’s mechanical landscape. Richard M…

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New horticultural section set to grow

There will be a new horticultural section at this year’s Henley Show.   The organisers hope that this will expand each year from now on. This year’s exhibitors will include members of the Berkshire Bonsai Society with a wonderful display of miniature trees and members of the Fuchsia Society with examples of their beautiful plants. Both will be on hand to answer questions from visitors. Also on display will be a floral boat and display to promote the Chelsea Fringe — an “informal” addition to the Chelsea Flower Show — and a floral pageant for Henley. Members of Henley in Bloom…

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First-time Hattersley gardener scoops top horticultural award

A gardening novice is celebrating after winning a top horticultural prize, Roofer Lee Griffiths wowed judges by transforming the outside of his home on Harehill Road, Hattersley.  The 36 year-old, was awarded the Most Improved Garden accolade in the Peak Valley Housing Association competition. Peak Valley tenant Lee, who lives with his wife Jacqui and daughter Georgia Leigh, nine, is now on a mission to brighten up his neighbourhood. He said: “I’ve never done any gardening before and I have never won anything in my life – it feels great. “I’ve really caught the gardening bug now.” The competition attracted…

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A Gigantic Carpet Made Entirely From Flowers Just Popped Up in Brussels!

Every two years in August, Brussels’ main square is transformed into a huge colorful carpet of begonias as a tribute to thousands of Turkish immigrants. Hundreds of experienced gardeners put together this giant floral jigsaw called Flower Carpet in a matter of hours. Around 300 begonias cover every square meter and the entire artwork counts over 750,000 tightly packed flowers.  Begonias are chosen for their robustness, resistance to bad weather and longevity, thanks to which the carpet can stay in place for days. Vivid colors and delicate pastel shades create a beautiful carpet that covers the entire main square in…

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Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show is one of the biggest gardening events of the autumn, and this year features designs for urban plots – particularly tricky front gardens. The Harrowgate Flower Show is one of the biggest autumn gardening events Starting tomorrow – September 12 – until Sunday, the Inspiration Street designs will include a “back to front” veg plot, complete with salad-filled paving cracks, and show how mosaics can work well even in a traditional terrace garden.There will also be designs for larger gardens, along The Avenue, featuring an architectural landscape created by students at Lincoln University. The show, at the…

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Five Major Landscape Architecture Firms Unveil Competing Designs

Five of the world’s most acclaimed landscape architecture firms just unveiled their visions for a new 13-acre national park in San Francisco! Located between Crissy Field and the historic Presidio, the new Presidio Parkland will replace the area formerly occupied by the elevated Doyle Drive highway. The five creative teams–led by CMG Landscape Architecture, James Corner Field Operations, OLIN, Snøhetta, and West 8 — were asked by the Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service to develop conceptual designs for the New Presidio Parklands Project.  The five landscape architecture firms presented their designs at a…

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London pub installs LazyLawn in its beer garden

A busy London pub which has recently installed artificial grass from LazyLawn to refurbish its outdoor areas says its customers are happy to lounge on it on summer days and nights.  The Craft Beer Company at Clapham, a pub popular with young professionals, had more than 100 square metres of LazyLawn’s Runaround turf installed in its beer garden due to its durability and low maintenance. “We thought it would be a nice use of our outdoor space,” explained Stephen Balderson, Marketing Manager at the Craft Beer Company, “as we have a large outdoor area that is popular with customers. “Here…

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BALI announces 2014 award winners

51 BALI members out of 77 who entered over 100 entries have won awards in this year’s prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Rigby Taylor. However, not until the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Friday 5 December will they know who has won a Principal Award, Special Award or the coveted Grand Award.  Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale.  The Adjudication panel, chaired by Greg Allen, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Studies at Writtle College and dispute adjudicator, spent the summer visiting the shortlisted schemes and met at…

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