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June 24, 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

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions

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We asked you, the readers of Pro Landscaper to send in your questions concerning all elements of the landscaping industry. This week, we speak with Sean Butler of Cube 1994, to help tackle some of the biggest questions in landscaping today. What is best to do if a client is unhappy with an installation that cannot be altered? This simply comes down to communication. The client and the contractor should be communicating on a regular basis and this scenario should never happen. I believe that everything can be altered it’s just who is going to pay? If it’s too expensive…

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Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO

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Talasey Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Whitlock as its new managing director while company founder Mark Wall becomes CEO. Following on from the launch of Natural Paving USA Inc in 2017 and the introduction of Talasey Group as the overarching corporate entity for the UK in January this year, the company continues to enjoy a period of significant growth and development. Since entering the US market, Natural Paving has quickly found traction and is already supplying its natural stone hard landscaping products across the South Eastern belt of the USA. CEO Mark Wall’s strategic focus will…

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Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity

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The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 34 speaker sessions for the 52nd National Amenity Conference titled – Soils & Trees – Standing your Ground. The schedule includes 10 prominent international speakers, who will take delegates on narrative journey through soil science and trees, and help us get serious about soils. Soils and their importance have come into focus in recent years and understanding their science is increasingly recognised as critical to improving the establishment and growth of trees, whatever their setting. For professionals involved in the care and cultivation of amenity trees, Arboriculture begins and ends…

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RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced

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Shropshire fifteen-year-old crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year London secondary school wins RHS School Gardening Team of the Year Norfolk teacher named RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year Secondary schools have come out on top in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Celebrating the passion and creativity in gardening, the competition shines a light on the powerful impact that gardening can have on children’s learning, development and wellbeing. This year’s winners, chosen by a panel of judges from nearly 200 nominations are: RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2018: Ellie Micklewright, Newport Girls’ HighSchool Academy Trust,…

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A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas

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This week, Pro Landscaper picks the brain of Sian Parsons, senior designer at John Cullen Lighting to discover the intricacies of lighting outdoor social areas, and how it is best executed.   What are some of the options available to light an outdoor social area? “The best outdoor social area lighting is one that gives you atmosphere and fun,” Sian says. “Stringing up external fairy lights can look beautiful, either in waves overhead, hanging in trees or simply wrapped around tree trunks. “It’s also worth considering low level washes under fixed benches or tables to add a glow, or step…

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

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A garden telling the tale of life after a cancer diagnosis will be exhibited at this year’s Southport Flower Show on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. Garden designer, Jason O’Donnell, was moved to create the garden for Macmillan after his father passed away from lung cancer last December, just eight months after receiving his diagnosis. The garden celebrates the work of Macmillan and is a reminder of how important gifts left in wills are to the charity, which received over £84m in legacy donations last year. The garden’s standout feature, a giant storybook with pages made up of dry stone…

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

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Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place 19 and 20 June at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® is a fantastic form of the already popular spring flowering Laburnum. It is a columnar growing tree with a very narrow upright habit so perfect for any size of garden and even patios and balconies. The bright sunny yellow pendant flowers adorn the tree in May creating a beautiful…

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Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries

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Perennial, the UK charity dedicated to helping all those who work in all branches of the horticulture industry, wants more horticulture professionals to know that funding is available to help their dependent children should they need it. Perennial has recently launched a new Child Bursary scheme to help horticulturists who may not need Perennial’s help themselves, but whose child or children have an educational need that their income will not support. This type of grant can also help those struggling with the extra cost of feeding their children during the school holidays. Some examples of the type of thing a…

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Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project

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Pollen from Eden’s giant titan arum flower is being sent to Germany to help breed more of the rare and spectacular plants. The pollen is being given to Bonn University Botanic Garden. It has been harvested from Eden’s latest titan, which towered over two metres tall when it bloomed last weekend. It will be used by horticulturists in Bonn to pollinate titan flowers there. To collect the pollen, Eden scientists carefully cut a hole in the base of the spathe that encloses the spadix, or flower spike, and then used a spoon to scrape the pollen into a container. Originating…

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live has announced all the winners of its prestigious annual awards, honouring a garden based on the history of the host city, Birmingham, with its highest accolade, a Platinum Award plus Best Show Garden. Designed by Paul Stone, the ‘Made in Birmingham Garden’ features a fully-functional steam locomotive set along a railway embankment, featuring a prize-produce allotment, cut-flower garden and, in a nod to region’s brewery culture, a hops and barley patch. Also in the Show Garden category, the ‘Wyevale Garden Centres’ Solution Garden’ designed by David Stevens scooped a Platinum award. The spectacular garden which was…

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