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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

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

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course

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This week, Pro Landscaper sits with Brian Herbert of Outdoor Options to find out about the new BALI South Thames Leadership in Action Development Course, targeted towards business owners and project managers within the landscaping industry. What inspired you to set up this course? “A lot of supervisors, managers and directors in our industry started out at site level, with most of their training and acquired skills relating to specific disciplines,” Brian explains. “We at BALI wanted to offer a training facility to help develop individual supervision and management skills as their duties expand into leadership roles.” Brian continues: “Creating…

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HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement

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All nursery exhibitors to the HTA National Plant Show, that takes place on 19 and 20 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, have signed up to the industry responsible sourcing statement demonstrating their commitment to plant health and biosecurity. Commenting on this HTA president Adam Taylor said: “Plant health is fundamental to our industry and the 100 percent commitment from our exhibitors to demonstrate this is clear. It has never been more important to ensure that we have traceability for the plants that we sell and that businesses follow best practice.” Further support will be available at the show with…

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National Blind Institute to exhibit at Hampton Court for 150th anniversary

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The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will be exhibiting at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer to coincide with the charity’s 150th anniversary. Taking place from 2-8 July, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is one of the highlights in the horticultural calendar. RNIB’s Community Garden is co-designed by Steve Dimmock, who won Best City Garden and a Silver-Gilt medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2016, and Paula Holland. The garden has been designed with the input of blind and partially sighted people and will celebrate the community of more…

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BALI GoLandscape flies the flag for students with RHS Hampton Court show garden

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BALI Registered members to design and build a show garden, with support from horticulture and landscape students, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 3 to 8 July. BALI, through its education and careers initiative GoLandscape, is once again working alongside the RHS to fly the proverbial flag to promote both students studying horticulture and landscape courses and those undertaking work-based apprenticeships to the tens of thousands of visitors who will visit the show this July. Students studying from the South of England…

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Training the Trainer Chemical workshop to be held at BALI head office

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Following the success of their Chemical Workshop – training the trainer; held in May in North Yorkshire; Green-tech has announced that the next workshop will be held at BALI Head office in Stoneleigh, Coventry on 26 July from 9am-3pm. Training and workshops will be delivered throughout the morning by ICL, Belchim, Vale Engineering, Monsanto and Amenity Forum and will cover topics such as sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, choosing the correct chemical for the application, the future of glyphosate and alternative options; and policy changes and updates to license requirements. This is a free event that includes lunch and provides a…

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Yorkshire Hay Time garden wins Silver at Chatsworth

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Yorkshireman Chris Myers has won a silver medal with his show garden, Hay Time in the Dales, at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The garden is a picture-postcard representation of life in the Yorkshire Dales, with a small converted barn and cottage garden, as well as some of the area’s fantastic wildlife habitats, including a mini broadleaved woodland planted with species typical of the Dales, dry stone walls complete with mosses, lichens and sheltered nooks and crannies, and a traditional hay meadow full of native wildflowers. Creations & Installations helped Chris to build the garden, which is sponsored by…

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Journey through Thrive’s Garden of Celebration

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Thrive is returning to BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham for the third year running. The ‘Garden of Celebration’ has been designed by staff and volunteers from Thrive in association with Regency School whose students attend the charity’s Grow and Learn programme in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham. In designing this garden, the students have given a huge amount of thought to the use of space, with particular regard to the therapeutic aspects of horticulture, using plants to improve physical and mental health and communication and thinking skills. The wonderful horticultural therapy journey begins with the roots. The…

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SALTEX 2018 visitor registration now open

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Event organisers have announced that visitor registration for SALTEX 2018 is now officially open at www.iogsaltex.com. SALTEX 2018, Europe’s largest annual event for groundscare professionals, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October and 1 November and visitors can now register their attendance for free via the newly-designed website. The new website has been built to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing both visitors and exhibitors to access all the information they need in preparation for SALTEX 2018. The site is compatible with many browsers and all mobile devices meaning that visitors and…

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Landform announces Garden Bar for Hampton Court

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Landform is delighted to announce that designer, Rhiannon Williams has been selected to build The Landform Garden Bar at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.  Rhiannon, who was awarded a Silver-Gilt and People’s Choice for her Urban Rain Garden at last year’s show, designed this garden with a couple in mind, offering a refreshing take on outdoor entertaining and dining. It embraces a contemporary summer al fresco lifestyle and brings the inside out, using the garden as an extension of the home. The space offers a serene oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of urban living…

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10 amazing things seen at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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At a lot of shows, its hard to prioritise and get to see every essential garden, exhibitor or feature. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 amazing things seen at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. 1. Zoom in on an insect’s view inside suspended vibrating virtual reality pods inside Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory. 2. Be wowed by the largest ever collection of stunning moth orchids by celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley. 3. Get swept up in a sinuous river of 12,000 cosmos flowing in front of the magnificent Chatsworth House in a beautiful display that picks up on the show’s theme of movement. 4….

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