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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

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

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Jump on board the British Flower Bus as it makes a stop off in Harrogate during the RHS Garden Harlow Carr annual flower show on 22 – 24 June 2018. The 42ft bus is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley to fly the flag for British-grown cut flowers. ‘Passengers’ will have a chance to get hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites. Jonathan will also create three spectacular floral photo frames using fresh cut flowers for visitors to enjoy. The show – now in its third year – is a chance to browse, buy, and pick up…

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own

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The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be bringing a festival of food and flowers from 2-8 July with gardens to highlight simple and easy ways to grow fresh food at home. The RHS is joining forces with one of the UK’s best loved chefs and champion of home grown produce, Raymond Blanc OBE, to bring his famous gardening school from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden will be packed with ‘grow your own’ inspiration and ideas to encourage people of all ages to get growing no matter how big…

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Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances

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Perennial, the UK horticulture industry’s charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead. As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, more and more people working across the UK horticulture sector are struggling to make ends meet, or are unable to put anything by for savings or emergencies. Taking control of finances, particularly when earning a low wage, is not easy but Perennial’s new online tool is designed to help people manage their money and to suggest changes to improve their finances. Matthew Cooper, debt advice manager at Perennial, says: “Creating a budget is important because…

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Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping

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Pro Landscaper sits with ex-landscaper and current southern sales director of Talasey, Shane McCormick, to discuss his personal battle with skin cancer after working outdoors as a landscaper for over a decade, how this has affected his life, and some advice for those currently working in the landscaping industry. What did you do when you worked in the landscaping industry? “I started a business with my dad, working on patios and driveways across the south coast,” Shane begins. “We employed 18 people, expanded our operations to fencing and block paving, and it was an enormous success for 12 years.” How…

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Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show

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In a season that has been challenging it appears that plant sales are holding up which is great news for the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show which take place next week (19 and 20 June) at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. With over 140 companies represented across the two shows (198 stands) is it the place to visit for all your plant needs. The National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, brings together plant producers from across the UK, providing an unprecedented opportunity to view the very best plants from the UK supply chain. As ever there is a…

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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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TREE AID striving to improve life in poverty stricken communities

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In Ethiopia, 11.9% or approximately 13 million hectares of land is forested. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost 14.0% of its forest cover. This, coupled with frequent droughts, has seen the agricultural sector in Ethiopia suffer over recent years; having devastating effects on the communities living there who rely on the land for survival. TREE AID works with communities across Ethiopia and the African drylands (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Ghana) to help lift them out of poverty – through the power of trees. Tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable. One area where TREE AID has been working…

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Brewin Dolphin wins People’s Choice Award at RHS Chatsworth for the second straight year

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Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin has won the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show for the second consecutive year, this time in the Installations category with The Brewin Dolphin Installation, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes. Influenced by an eighteenth century village that once stood in the grounds of Chatsworth House, the conceptual Installation encourages visitors to think of the landscape that existed before the arrival of Capability Brown’s famous vistas, and to question our relationship to time and the natural world. Featuring plants that would have grown at the time of the village, the Installation gives visitors the chance to experience…

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Holiday makers leave UK vulnerable to plant pests and diseases

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– Survey finds millions of plants could enter the UK in holiday maker baggage, increasing the risk of new pests and diseases – The Royal Horticultural Society, with Defra, is asking holiday makers not to bring back plants from abroad in light of growing threat – Call comes as RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 6-10 June highlights importance of plant health Millions of plants could enter the UK in the personal baggage of holidaymaking Britons this year, leading to fears that new pests and diseases – including the ‘game changing’ bacterium Xylella fastidiosa – could find their way into our gardens. A survey…

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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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