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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

How badly did snowfall affect the landscaping industry?

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Pro Landscaper investigates how detrimental the avalanche of snow blown over by Siberian winds really was to the landscaping sector. This year, the UK witnessed the coldest winter since 1991 with highs of 50cm of snowfall and windspeed of up to 15mph. The snow pandemonium is estimated by economists to have cost the UK approximately £1bn per day, greatly harming smaller businesses that rely on the income provided by each day’s work. Due to landscape construction unfortunately not being a remote task, firms across the country suffered as a result of work grinding to a standstill with sites left unworkable…

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Hot at EcoBuild: Green-tech’s new products and gt specifier brochure

ecobuild

Green-tech is exhibiting at EcoBuild 2018 which takes place Tuesday 6 March until Thursday 8 March at ExCeL in London. Exhibiting under their specification arm, gt Specifier, they can be found on stand E132, in front of the Ecobuild Conference Arena. Unveiled on day one is the new gt specifier brochure. Packed with technical information, best practice advice and case studies; this is an essential guide for anyone involved in the specification and installation of landscaping projects including landscape architects, designers and contractors and garden designers. The team is showcasing several new products at Ecobuild 2018 and includes their new range…

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Pro Landscaper’s Podium Landscapes

FEATURES Designing rooftops: Adolfo Harrison Gardens Building podiums: Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants Top tips: Expert advice for podiums   PORTFOLIOS In High Office: Gardenlink Breathing Space: Matthew Wilson Gardens Luxury Living: Aralia   TECHNICAL Correct soil: Jonathan Bourne of Bourne Amenity The right plants: Plants for podiums Solid foundations: Karl Harrison of Exterior Solutions Latest Products: Top picks for podiums   To view the Podium Landscapes supplement digitally, please click here.

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March issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: In the wake of the collapse of Carillion, would you forfeit your own payment terms for the opportunity to work for a large service provider? Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017: Read all the coverage from our brand new event The Chelsea Diaries: Robert Barker and Ed Burnham share their progress as they plan their Chelsea debuts Let’s Hear It From: Maylim View From the Top: Nick Temple-Head considers Carillion’s collapse and what it means for the industry Risky Business: David T Binks provides a framework on reducing business risk National Park City: Daniel Raven-Ellison tells us why London…

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idverde launches revolutionary ‘Performance Campus’

idverde

idverde, European provider of green services, launches its new Performance Campus. The launch of the UK Campus completes a Europe-wide roll out of facilities to develop the company’s colleagues to be the best that they can be. Our Performance Campus is led by Elaine Callaghan, idverde’s head of learning and development. Under her leadership idverde is able to offer learning and development opportunities for all our colleagues at any stage of their career. The company has designed programmes for apprentices, supervisors, managers, and leaders. idverde is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, and will draw on its Apprenticeship Levy…

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Remembering Mike Smith

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Mike Smith, founder of Macgregor Smith Landscape Architects, sadly passed away at the end of last year after being diagnosed with cancer. Known for his big smile and warmth of personality, he was once described as ‘the man who just couldn’t keep still’ – his energy and enthusiasm for his work and life was boundless. Mike’s passion and excitement for landscape and his ability to communicate this to everyone he met made him a highly respected and inspirational colleague, leader and teacher. Mike was educated at public school and came from an army family. He nearly took up a place…

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Kubota UK make groundbreaking new launch

kubota

Groundcare machinery specialist, Kubota UK has launched its latest high performance L1361 Compact Utility Tractor. For those looking to complete a wide range of maintenance tasks, the 36.6 hp machine is flexible, featuring a three cylinder Kubota D1803-M-E2 engine, manual or three range speed hydrostatic transmission and a 38 litre capacity fuel tank. The new L1361 also includes 4WD and live, continuous-running rear PTO exclusively available on the HST model. The frequent and alternating use of various implements are supported by the machine’s three-point hitch and high lifting capacity. By featuring a quick detach front loader, the model allows for…

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Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

Generation

Registration for the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards is now open. Following three groundbreaking years of showcasing young talent in the landscaping industry, Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce their return at this year’s FutureScape in November. Previous winners have proclaimed the benefits that winning has given them. Lexi Harrison of Hultons Landscapes says: “[Winning the award] was perfect for raising my profile within the industry.” Michael Buck of Hortus Loci goes onto say the awards: “Provided me with a fantastic platform for networking with likeminded people and facilitated the promotion of the industry when talking to the…

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Cultivation Street aid schools with sizable donation

cultivation

During April over 10,000 plants will be given away free of charge to school gardens and community gardening projects across the UK through the national community and school garden campaign Cultivation Street. Cultivation Street (now in its sixth year) was founded by Chartered Horticulturalist and broadcaster David Domoney and supports communities and schools across the UK. This year the campaign has a new sponsor – Calliope® Flowers. Calliope® is a geranium unlike any other, with more flowers in vibrant and intense colours, super easy to care for and longer-lasting.  Calliope® has provided 10,000 plants to be donated to projects across the…

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Barcham Trees investigate B&B specialist nurseries in the US

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Immediately prior to making a well-received presentation at the “Chesapeake Green 2018” annual horticultural symposium in Maryland, USA, in late February 2018, Barcham Trees’ Keith Sacre visited two nurseries in the state which specialise in growing B&B (balled and burlapped/field-grow) trees. Steve Black of Raemelton Farm, Adamstown, explained to him how in 2016 he introduced to the market USDA-certified organic landscape-ready trees – a first for the industry in the USA. “Consumers are increasingly interested in how things they buy are produced. We have been using many of the practices required for organic production for years, such as using cover…

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