August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board

Lucy Edge, general manager of Avanti Communications at Goonhilly on the Lizard Peninsula, has been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Eden Project Ltd. Lucy is a physicist and engineer and a leading figure in Cornwall’s growing space industry. She set up the Avanti Communications Spacecraft Operations Centre, which operates a fleet of satellites providing global communications, and has managed the launch of rockets bearing satellites now controlled from Cornwall. She is also a non-executive director on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, reflecting her passion for economic growth, inclusion and skills development. Outside work…

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Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry

Landscaping hasn’t changed significantly since the days of Capability Brown, inasmuch as it’s still people using tools and materials to build, manage and develop the green environment. Our industry is not usually considered hi-tech or highly innovative and, while the horses and scythes of the 18th century have been replaced by tractors and mowers, it’s not apparent that the industry has embraced high levels of technology – it’s still people using tools and equipment, right? Perhaps that’s the view that many people have of us – the cloth-capped gardener pushing a rickety mower – but if you look under the…

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Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history

When Griffin Glasshouses first started talking to a Cheshire estate owner about replacing the historic glasshouses in a walled garden, little did they realise that almost fifteen years later the 123sq.m finished job would be one of the larger and technically challenging domestic structures they have built and erected in their 50-year history. The glasshouse as Ashton Hayes is “one of the most exciting and interesting design projects we have worked on” said Griffin Glasshouse managing director, Linda Lane. The Ashton Hayes estate owner, Mr Barry Searle, is “pleased and impressed” with the finish and attention to detail, even though…

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Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M

Gristwood and Toms is delighted to announce the acquisition of Hampshire based arboricultural specialist and fencing contractor, Foremost Treesurgeons. The deal will add £3 million in annual sales across amenity and utility arboriculture and vegetation management, in addition to land clearance and fencing services. The move will cement Gristwood and Toms’ position as a major service partner for public sector, social housing and commercial customers. Enhancing operational capability and capacity across the south of England, the acquisition strengthens Gristwood and Toms’ position as the largest, privately owned, specialist arboricultural contractor in the UK. Foremost employs around 30 staff and Michael…

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UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces

Making Places is an ambitious £1m arts and cultural programme, funded by Waltham Forest Council, aiming to revitalise the area with artwork, which will have a huge impact on local communities and surrounding neighbourhoods. Stage one of the Open Call launches with 14 sites on Wednesday 23 August 2017, closing on 8 October, with more to be announced in November. Proposals can cost up to £40,000 The judging panel include some of London’s creative elite from the Barbican, London Festival of Architecture and Soho Theatre Winning projects will be installed throughout 2018. Managed in partnership with Create, Making Places Open…

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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents

The UK’s housing crisis is often high on the news agenda, but this August, a more rustic type of accommodation, home to the UK’s smaller, spikier residents, is taking the spotlight. Today, 15 August 2017, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers. This survey is in partnership with the University of Reading and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Between now and the 31st October…

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Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board

Simon Fraser, managing director of Ben Reid & Co in Aberdeen, has been appointed to the HTA Board. With a Diploma in Horticulture and an HND in Commercial Horticulture Simon has worked for a number of nurseries and garden centres in Aberdeen, Lincolnshire, Kent and New Zealand. This was followed by a six-year stint managing the family forestry business before a number of roles outside the industry. Now as managing director of Ben Reid & Co Simon is the fourth generation of his family that have owned and managed this Aberdeen business. Simon has represented Scottish members on the HTA…

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10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes

Groundwork

Community charity, Groundwork is reminding communities across the UK that there is only ten days to go before nominations close for the inaugural Groundwork Community Awards, a ceremony that will recognise the local people that fly the flag for making their local area a better place to be. The awards have been launched as a way of honouring small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life in their local area and to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support. Visit the awards website: www.groundwork.org.uk/communityawards There are ten awards that are up for…

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Choosing the best lopper for the job

Loppers are an essential tool for keeping trees and large bushes healthy and tidy. The long handles reach far into the plant or tree, and exert high leverage with minimal effort, making it easier to cut thicker branches. As with pruners, there are two categories of lopper; bypass and anvil, each being suited to cutting a different type of branch. Bypass loppers, are perfect for green wood, as they give precise, clean, cuts and avoid damaging the branch, with blades that are designed to pass each other smoothly as they cut. The General Purpose Geared Bypass Loppers (1111135WF) from Wilkinson…

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Rolawn hit 160 million

This week Rolawn proudly harvested and delivered their 160 millionth roll of turf. Since the company was founded in 1975 sales records have been kept allowing this unique moment to be identified. As a result, the roll of turf in question was photographed on its journey from the production field, through the unique Profresh® system that extends turf shelf life and then on to the customer. In true British tradition, this all happened on the wettest summer day experienced this year. The lucky recipient of the turf in question is newly launched Rolawn stockist, Hassett Plant Centre of Pitsford, Northampton….

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