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

New community garden takes root at Middlesbrough refuge at Rainham House

Families at a Middlesbrough refuge are enjoying a relaxing new outdoor space. A lottery-funded community garden has been officially opened at Rainham House after a £10,000 revamp. The facility, opened by Cherie Blair in 2012, provides housing and support for up to 26 women with complex needs and those fleeing domestic violence. More than 50 people attended the launch of a “roots and shoots” project, which will see staff and residents wanting to improve their gardening skills or learn new ones at workshops. The day was also used to uncover a pagoda at one end of the garden, which has…

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Conference will highlight importance of landscape in design review process

The need to incorporate landscape into the design review process will be the focus of a conference in February 2015, organised by the Design Network, and not the end of the year as announced previously.  ‘We want to have plenty of time to plan it properly,’ says Design Network chair David Tittle, who is also chief executive of MADE, the charitable organisation promoting a high quality built environment as essential for economic prosperity and wellbeing. First mentioned in the recent update to the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment (FAR), the conference will address how design review panels should…

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Mosaics man creating garden at Harrogate show

Pebble mosaics and garden features designed by an Ilkley man will form the centrepiece of a garden at the prestigious Harrogate Autumn Flower Show next week.  David James set up business Olicana Mosaics four years ago, designing and making pebble mosaics and garden features. He works with the RHS, garden designers and landscape architects, as well as private clients. A number of his mosaics form a major part of an award winning public garden in Burley in Wharfedale . He exhibited for the first time this Spring at the Harrogate Flower Show, winning gold for the display, and had his…

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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 as…

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Inquiry announced into flood mitigation and resilience

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has announced its 3rd Inquiry. It will look at the problems caused to the UK by flooding and examine the potential for greater mitigation of these problems and significantly improving flood resilience including the potential for adaptation to changing environmental pressures. It is now asking firms, organisations and individuals to submit evidence on how the country might best be able to deal with the problem posed by flooding and minimise the impact on homes, businesses, lives and the loss to the UK economy as a whole. The Commission is…

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Landscape collaboration brings new gallery to life in Somerset

The prestigious new gallery and arts centre Hauser & Wirth Somerset features a landscape designed by local landscape practice PU+H Landscape Design Consultancy in collaboration with celebrated master plantsman Piet Oudolf. International gallery owner Hauser & Wirth has restored and developed a derelict farm complex in the village of Bruton into a vibrant new cultural centre with a ‘dynamic and extensive’ prairie-style meadow. Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf was commissioned to design the landscape concept and planting, with PU+H – as interface designer and landscape project manager – realising the project. Together, they ‘sought to turn the gallery’s landscape into an…

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Easigrass presents the UK’s first TV ad for the artificial grass industry

The No1 home-grown artificial grass company, Easigrass, TX’s its first advertising campaign on a leading terrestrial television channel this week.  This is the first time that any artificial grass company has advertised on television within the UK.   Focusing on the quintessential brand motif, the Easibug, a grass-covered Smart car, this 00:30 second high-impact ad tells the story of four animated bug cars who are laughing on the top of a hill while a poor old human huffs and puffs mowing the lawn. According to Managing Director of the Easigrass Group worldwide, Anthony J. Gallagher:- “I am extremely proud that…

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URBED’s David Rudlin wins Wolfson Prize for garden cities

David Rudlin of urban design and research consultancy URBED has won the £250,000 Wolfson Prize. His entry, which was selected by the independent panel of judges from the 279 entries submitted, was prepared in collaboration with Dr Nicholas Falk (also URBED), Pete Redman (TradeRisks Ltd) and Jon Rowland (Jon Rowland Urban Design), with input from Joe Ravetz (Manchester University). David’s submission argues for the near-doubling of up to 40 existing large towns to provide new homes for 150,000 people per town, built over 30-35 years. The entry imagines a fictional town called Uxcester to develop the concept. It argues that…

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Garden City design wins £250,000 for company

After winning a £250,000 prize for a design to turn Oxford into a “garden city”, Nicholas Falk said his job has just begun. His consultancy, URBED, won the second annual Wolfson Economic Prize, which asked: “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” Using Oxford as a case study, Dr Falk, who studied at Oxford University, proposed building thousands of new homes in four planned extensions to the city. These would be north of Abingdon, south of Blackbird Leys, East of Headington and north of Kidlington. The 19th-century garden city movement championed balanced…

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Potter’s rural garden casts a late-season spell

Stephen Baughan of Aston Pottery near Bampton in Oxfordshire has the energy of 10 men. He regularly works 16-hour days and divides his time between making hand-decorated ceramics and creating a wow-factor garden. He says that his garden is there to please visitors to the pottery, although I think it might be a personal passion that just happens to please the visitors as well. When he talks about planting up a long border, though, he has drawn out a plan as meticulous as any of the pottery’s stencilled designs. He personally ordered the hundreds of plants required, cleared the land,…

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