June 24, 2017

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‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great weather and inspiration at Gardening Scotland 2017

Gardening Scotland

Three days of good weather helped deliver yet another successful Gardening Scotland event in Edinburgh over the weekend. Gardening Scotland, Scotland’s outdoor living show, is unique in the way that it caters to both dedicated and knowledgeable gardeners as well as those who are simply keen to enjoy their outside space. Whether you spend hours tending your flower beds or simply enjoy outdoor dining and watching the children play, Gardening Scotland has the perfect inspiration. This year’s event saw a number of highlights including dinosaurs, floral computers, famous chefs, music and gardens created by war veterans, students and children. Floral…

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People’s Choice Awards announced at Gardening Scotland 2017

Visitors attending the opening day of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national garden and outdoor living festival – (on Friday 2 June) have chosen the ‘People’s Choice’ winners for the 2017 show. On what was an exceptionally busy start to the three-day event, which runs until Sunday 4th June at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, the Bakker.com ‘I Dig It Award’ for the Best Show Garden was awarded to veteran’s charity Glen Art. The charity teamed up with the Wilfred Owen Association to create an incredibly poignant garden at this year’s Gardening Scotland to commemorate the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s (CWGC) centenary and…

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Cityscapes creates Heart of Glass installation for Great Conservatory at new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Cityscapes have created an impressive central installation in the inflatable Great Conservatory at the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7-11 June). Commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society, the installation is the centre piece of the Great Conservatory, at the heart of the show. The installation titled Heart of Glass, designed by Cityscapes directors Adolfo Harrison and Darryl Moore, takes a lead from former Chatsworth Head Gardener Joesph Paxton’s innovations in horticultural technology, by exploring new creative ways to grow plants using contemporary methods. Heart of Glass features a large 6m diameter suspended structural framework covered in plants and moss, creating a…

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Winners announced at Gardening Scotland 2017

A gigantic garden-sized suitcase containing plants from Yunnan Province in South West China has secured the Best Show Garden title at Gardening Scotland 2017. The ‘Chinese Hillside Garden’, designed by Ruth Howell – a Garden Design student at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) – tells the story of the RBGE’s safekeeping of collected specimens from across the globe and the return of endangered plants to their natural habitats. The Show Garden – one of nine on display at Gardening Scotland 2017, which took place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston – features a rocky pathway…

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Malvern Hills puts Kubota’s latest RTV to the test

Kubota UK’s commitment to the environment has stepped up once more this month after the market leading machinery supplier donated its RTV-X900 utility vehicle to the Malvern Hills Trust, a charity that conserves the iconic, ecological landscape in Worcestershire. As a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, a home to wildlife, and a workplace for local farmers, the Malvern Hills and Commons make up over 3,000 acres of grassland, woodland and rocky terrain. The Kubota RTV-X900 has already become a major player for the Trust, helping its 20 volunteers and six field staff tackle the expansive and rugged landscape…

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Preparations in full swing for RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show may be over after another successful year, but there is no rest ahead – teams across the world’s biggest gardening charity are busy working with hundreds of exhibitors and contractors to bring the next major show to fruition. The first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, held in the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate, opens Wednesday 7 June and runs until Sunday 11 June. Nearly 90,000 tickets have already been sold, and the show is now sold out on all days except Sunday. Celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley is currently working to decorate The Palladian Bridge…

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Protect patios and outdoor wood with Safeguard’s Roxil range

The new Roxil Outdoor Protection range from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – keeps patios and outdoor wood looking their best for up to 10 years while maintaining their natural aesthetic. The high-performance cleaning and waterproofing range consists of Roxil Wood Protection Cream, Roxil Patio Cream and Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner. Clean Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner is a liquid-based cleaner for exterior surfaces such as decking, fencing, sheds, patios and paved surfaces. The non-destructive and highly effective formula will remove dirt, moss and algae; and provides a soft-washing alternative to destructive power-spray…

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Three in one for Uttlesford District Council with Toro’s LT-F3000

Uttlesford District Council’s decision to opt for Toro’s LT-F3000 flail when the need arose for a new grounds mower to tackle the area’s parks and open spaces is one that has made a significant difference to productivity and efficiency. The LT-F3000 is expected to maintain 760,000 square metres of parkland and open spaces per month and Steve King, Uttlesford’s street services supervisor, said it was evident that the LT-F3000 was “more than up to the task” straight away as it began having “a notable impact on the efficiency of the workforce” within just two weeks. Steve continued: “We’ve been using…

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Play parks to be refurbished in 2017/18

A total of £1.3million is to be spent refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen in 2017/18 after the money was agreed at committee today. The City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee agreed to the spend at a meeting at the Town House. The programme includes existing £450,000 capital funding and additional £826,000 revenue funding. The committee also agreed to the appointment of additional fixed term staff, paid for through the additional revenue funding, to assist permanent staff in the delivery of the programme. The report said the refurbishment of the playparks were taken forward on a priority basis and will…

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Historical industrial crane transformed into innovative treehouse hideaway

B&Q has helped transform Bristol’s Harbourside in to a green utopia with the opening of Canopy & Stars at Crane 29 – an innovative, sensory treehouse space inspired by nature. Welcoming guests from late May 2017, the treehouse will be the first ever space created and built by Canopy & Stars, the experts on special holiday experiences in the great outdoors. Thought to be the first of its kind, the low-impact, zero-carbon build is the brainchild of Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Managing Director, Tom Dixon, and has taken three years of planning and design before being built in just three…

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