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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

Young Gardeners of the Year hopefuls unveil design

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Writtle University College’s team for the Young Gardeners of the Year competition have unveiled their design. The annual competition is organised by celebrity gardener David Domoney and gives students invaluable experience of designing and building a show garden. Delivered in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, this year’s competition is being held at Ascot Racecourse for the first time, at the new Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. It will see six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges create a show-stopping back garden and go head-to-head for the title – which Writtle won last year, along with a…

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Take a look around the newly opened Promontory Garden, Battersea Park

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Take a walk in or towards Battersea Park across the Thames at Albert Bridge this Spring and you will spot a stunning new landscape: the Promontory Garden.  Completed in January 2018 and officially opened in February, the Garden has been constructed and planted to the award-winning design by David Keary of Leicestershire-based Keary Design Associates. The Official Unveiling: The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park Wednesday 28 February saw the official opening of The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park. Wandsworth Council’s Community spokesperson, Councillor Jonathan Cook attended along with David Keary, members of the Friends of Battersea Park and representatives of Enable Leisure…

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International design competition launched by the NHS and EbbsFleet Development Corporation

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Could you help create the first Garden City of the 21st Century? World class ideas sought in design competition to develop a modern, healthy city at Ebbsfleet, Kent Ebbsfleet in Kent will be the site of the first new Garden City of the 21st Century, creating 15,000 new homes, 30,000 jobs and seven city parks. It is also the largest of the 10 Healthy New Town initiatives being run by the NHS to show that land can be used to deliver health benefits.  This has created an exciting opportunity to take an innovative approach to the design and sustainability of…

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Highlighting women in horticulture to mark International Women’s Day

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Female members of staff at Johnsons of Whixley have offered their own insight into the changing roles of women in horticulture, and what the future may hold. The perspectives have been gathered to mark International Women’s Day (8 March), which campaigns to ‘press forward’ and progress gender parity. The Day aims to unite and motivate friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Roughly 25% of the Johnsons workforce is female, and many of those have seen the industry change for women during their time with the business. Vicky Newell is responsible for key customer accounts…

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Date announced for Trials and AGMTurf Growers

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The first Turfgrass Grower Association (TGA) Trials day will be held on the 22 March and will feature trials and exhibitions from seed, agronomy, fertiliser and machinery companies. The event is being kindly hosted by Tillers turf and sponsored by Agrigem, who are both active members of the TGA. The event will also feature the TGA’s AGM, which will begin the proceedings. This will then be followed by speakers including: Christian Spring from the Sport Turf Research Institute who will be covering the latest industry research Henry Bechelet from ICL speaking on turf nutrition Kieran Would from Agrigem, who will be…

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Green Screens bring “cleaner, safer air” to South East London school

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Community installs ready-made Mobilane Green Screens as an extensive playground boundary to combat roadside pollutants A state-funded primary and nursery school in East Dulwich, South East London is leading the way in its battle against roadside pollution. Striving for improved air quality like many schools across the capital and country, the school has created a “green screen” along its perimeter. The Green Screens The 2.2m high Mobilane Green Screens were installed by volunteers, pupils, staff and supporters, including the Friends of Goose Green School (FOGGS). This is one of several green screen installations completed at schools in the capital and…

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CW Studio relocates in light of growth and success

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Exciting news for CW Studio this month, the Manchester based landscape architecture practice is relocating to a larger space in the XYZ Building in Spinningfields. Building on project wins and successes in 2017 and early 2018, CW Studio has growth plans to support some exciting new projects. New projects include Cornbrook Hub in Castlefield, Manchester, a residential scheme with public realm and a funky roof terrace with a running track on the 14th floor, a new business park with extensive outdoor space for people to enjoy, and a large private garden in Anglesey with incredible views of the sea. Director…

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Tim O’Hare Associates welcomes geologist to its team of specialists  

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Leading landscape and soil consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA) has further enhanced its team of specialists by welcoming geologist Matthew Heins to its Oxfordshire-based practice. Originally from South Africa, where his degrees in Geology and Geography led to employment in geological exploration and mining consultancy, Matthew joined Tim O’Hare Associates in February 2018 when he moved to the UK. His role at TOHA is already utilising his broader business development experience as he identifies upcoming projects where TOHA’s extensive soil surveying and site investigation, testing and analysis, design and specification, planning and monitoring, and other specialist soil services can be…

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Makita expand pressure washer range with two big reveals

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100 and 110 bar models with 240v motors Lightweight designs – low noise in operation Self-priming system with suction hose facility Makita has added two further pressure washers to the range which spans the 100 to 140 bar capacities. The new Makita HW1200 model has a regular operating pressure of 100 bar with a maximum pressure capacity of 120 bar, and a maximum delivery rate of 420l per hour, whilst the Makita HW1300 with electrical 2-pressure settings, has regular operating pressure settings of 110 bar on Hi and 80 bar on Lo. A similar 450 litre per hour flow rate…

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The Poisonous Garden announced for RHS Tatton by Warnes McGarr & Co

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Garden design and landscape consultancy Warnes McGarr & Co has announced it will be designing and project managing The Poisonous Garden for RHS Tatton 2018. The immersive exhibit will entertain and educate visitors about the gruesome and deadly side of plants, showing the dark side of horticulture, not frequently seen at flower shows. Garden and landscape design duo Michael John McGarr and Robert Warnes, who have a studio in Wigan, have designed and built show gardens at RHS Tatton for the last three years. In 2017, they won a gold award, Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction for their…

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