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

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet

Mowing sloping grass verges can be difficult, and even dangerous. If you have large areas of steep verges to mow, and a walk behind mower is not an option, what is needed is a powerful lawn tractor, with excellent traction. The XT3 lawn tractors from Cub Cadet are designed for the toughest, most demanding conditions, driven by powerful Kawasaki engines and equipped with ultra-strong components – the Cub Cadet XT3’s are brimming with strength and power for even the most precarious of cuts. The four models within the line up are the most powerful in the XT Enduro Series™ and…

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Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern

Plans for the transformation of the Great Northern Warehouse and Square have gone on show in Manchester today at a public exhibition organised by the partnership that owns the site, Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group. The Exhibition will give the public the opportunity to view the plans and comment ahead of a planning application later in the year. The plans have been drawn up by a team of consultants that includes masterplanner Will Alsop’s aLL Design, architect Simpson Haugh, Altrincham-based landscape specialists Planit-IE and interior architect Johnson Naylor. Since acquiring the Great Northern in 2013, Trilogy Real Estate and…

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Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries

Lewis Normand has moved from Glendale Horticulture/Coblands to Bernhard’s Nurseries to take up the newly created role of Southern sales manager responsible for sales to professional Horticulturists and Designers. Lewis said: “I’ve had really enjoyable six years with Glendale Horticulture and have been a part of many interesting projects, but I’m looking forward to the new challenge of developing sales in the South of England for Bernhard’s Nurseries. “In 2017, I have supplied 5 Gold Medal and 5 Silver Gilt winning gardens, as well as two best in Shows, including Paul Hervey-Brookes’ garden at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.”…

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Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Sarah Morgan MSGD as its new vice chair working alongside SGD chair, Philippa O’Brien MSGD. Sarah has been a Register Member of the Society for 20 years and is a long-standing-member of the SGD Council. She joined Council in 2014 as the member for Education and has overseen many initiatives including the introduction of the Educator Status for garden design courses and programmes in the UK. Sarah has been involved in education for many years. She spent five years as head of faculty, landscape horticulture and design, and programme leader for the…

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Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show

Show Gardens built by staff and learners of Myerscough College will once again be on display at the Southport Flower Show. The prestigious annual event later this month will once again seen Myerscough College bring to life the two winning entries in the annual Schools Design-a-Garden Competition. The competition is for junior school pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, with a bumper year of entries from across the region. The aim of the competition was to design an attractive, eco-friendly garden, with ‘The Curious Garden’ as the theme, incorporating the use of plants, colours, recycled matter – and…

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Boost to countryside site from successful grant application

A successful grant application to the Awards for All Lottery Fund by the Friends of Aston Brickyard Plantation (FAB) means the group can continue their valuable work in partnership with Derbyshire County Council to manage and conserve this historic woodland and grassland. The plantation is at the side of Derby Road on the north edge of Aston on Trent. It’s an area of mixed woodland planting and a wildflower meadow on the site of a former clay pit and brick works. It was a major gypsum provider in the 18th century, a brick works until mid-1960s, and then a landfill…

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£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town

Oxfordshire is set to benefit from thousands of new homes and improvements to local transport networks thanks to a £6.2 million government cash injection, Housing Minister Alok Sharma announced. Government funding has been awarded to South Oxfordshire District Council to accelerate the delivery of  Didcot’s Northern Perimeter Road – a vital piece of local infrastructure. As a critical transport link around Didcot, it will be one of the new roads that will be key to the success of Didcot Garden Town, a locally-led development which aims to build over 15,000 homes by 2031. This funding will help relieve pressure on…

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Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex

A rare, red, black and pale green caterpillar, not thought to have been seen in Essex for nearly 150 years, has been found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Chelmsford. The 10cm insect which feeds on Spurge (Euphorbia) and belongs to the migrant Spurge Hawk moth (Hyles euphorbiae) native to Southern Europe, was found in the gardens by visitors Keith and Jennifer Fridd. Spurge Hawk moths are only occasionally found in southern England with reports of caterpillars even less frequent. Sightings of the moth in Suffolk have been reported this year, but the caterpillar found at Hyde Hall is thought…

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Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement

Councils, Britain in Bloom groups, horticulturalists and community organisations are being offered a free guide with advice on how to attract sponsorship for initiatives to improve Britain’s public spaces. The 30 page booklet has been produced by Amberol, who manufacture self-watering planters and street furniture such litter bins, benches and picnic tables, all made from recyclable or recycled materials. The guide is free from Amberol on application. Sections include advice on attracting sponsorship from businesses and other groups, with suggestions for ways of approaching organisations, raising awareness and putting a sponsorship structure in place. The booklet also explains some of…

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The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens

The Patio Store and Outdoor Cupboards from The Posh Shed Company are ideal accessories for keeping your garden tidy, whilst providing convenient storage space, even in limited spaces. Measuring a compact 1.1m wide by 1.8m high by 0.6m deep and featuring an internal shelf and tool rack, the Patio Store is the perfect place to leave dirty outdoor clothing and any other bits and bobs before entering the house. With its Gothic shaped door, wavy facia and wooden cedar shingles roof, the design is not just practical but beautiful as well. The store is also available in a range of…

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