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

Groundwork launches drive to develop ‘Young Green Leaders’

Groundwork has launched a recruitment drive to encourage young people to sign up to a national initiative to develop the nation’s next generation of environmental leaders. The ‘Groundwork Youth’ initiative is a package of support for 16 – 24-year-olds to develop their leadership potential and connect them with like-minded people to lead debate and delivery aimed at making their place – and the planet – better now and more sustainable in the long term. By 5 July it aims to have recruited 12 young people to the Groundwork Youth Advisory Board to help shape the initiative’s future direction and 100…

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Spider launches global social media campaign with giant Mow-na Lisa

Dvorak, the Czech-based manufacturer of the Spider range of remote-controlled slope mowers, has launched its first global social media campaign featuring a giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait, mown on a hillside at Dolní Kalná in the Czech Republic. The portrait, on a grass canvas measuring 200 metres x 250 metres with a gradient of 45 degrees, was created over a period of three days: two days of detailed surveying and one day mowing, using the company’s Spider 1 and Spider 2 mowers. It was filmed by the creative motion picture and digital agency, Mustard, based…

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Can-do idea helps Eden’s Paul Stone win gold at Gardeners’ World show

The Eden Project’s landscape manager has won a gold medal at the Gardeners’ World Live show – with the help of tin cans recycled from the project. Paul won the prize in his own name for a nostalgia garden set in the 1960’s, designed to celebrate 50 years of BBC’s Gardeners’ World. Paul said: “I was delighted to be asked by the show organisers to have a look back at the way gardening used to be. The public are invited into a late 60’s village setting and can see how planting and potting was back then and how things have…

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Tobermore’s heavy duty VS5 paving proves to be ‘chief’ in pavement stability

Southern Green, a landscape architecture firm based in Gateshead, was appointed to design the landscape at Northshore Innovation CentreTobermore’s heavy duty VS5 paving proves to be ‘chief’ in pavement stability, a project that is part of a wider regeneration masterplan in Stockton-on-Tees, which has been referred to as one of the most exciting regeneration developments in the north of England in recent years. Tobermore provided Southern Green with a variety of hard landscaping products that offered modern aesthetics to complement the new building whilst protecting against pavement shifting. Northshore Innovation Centre accommodates office space, homes, retail outlets, hotels, eateries, bars and leisure facilities….

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Silver Merit medal for Thrive students at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Students attending Birmingham gardening therapy charity Thrive are celebrating winning a coveted Silver Merit Medal for their display at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. The young people attend the charity’s Grow and Learn programme at Kings Heath Park and together designed and created a garden entitled ‘The Life and Times of Miss Potter’ inspired by the hit film ‘Miss Potter’ which starred Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. All the students involved in the garden are from Chadsgrove School in Birmingham and have been supported by Thrive horticultural therapists and volunteers, but the design and ideas have all come from them. The garden featured…

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Liverpool sets out £700m Festival Park plan

Liverpool City Council is set to approve a masterplan that aims to create a spectacular £700m riverside suburb in the south of the city. The authority’s cabinet is set to green light the next stage of the radical transformation of the former International Festival Gardens site which could deliver up to 2,500 new homes, 500,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure floor-space, a new ferry terminal and a major waterpark attraction. Once approval is given for the Festival Park Liverpool masterplan, which was launched at the MIPIM international property conference in March, the council will “soft market test” the proposals…

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City Corporation has launched first pop-up garden as part of Low Emission Neighbourhood project

The City of London Corporation, with the Friends of City Gardens, has now launched the City of London’s first pop-up garden as part of its Low Emission Neighbourhood project. Designed by landscape designers Studio Xmpl, the City of London’s first pop-up garden has been commissioned as part of the Barbican and Golden Lane Area Low Emission Neighbourhood project, which is jointly funded by the City of London Corporation and the Mayor of London. The garden is part of the City in Bloom Air Quality Challenge ‘Clean and green in seventeen’ which is linked to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Greening Grey…

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Historic gardens weekend at Weald and Downland Museum – 24-25 June

Enjoy a weekend dedicated to six period gardens at Weald and Downland Museum, 24 – 25 June 2017. Discover the herbs, vegetables and flowers that rural households would have grown and used from Tudor times right up to the Victorian era. There will be displays, guided walks and talks, plus a chance to view a short film about the gardens. You can also chat to the gardening team and see the Museum’s Herbarium. Find out how the plants grown in the Museum’s gardens are used for medicinal and culinary purposes, as well as natural dyeing and other uses. You can also…

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Building and construction sector unites to support workers with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with six companies from the building and construction sector, to raise awareness of cancer and encourage men to get support. Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery, ISG, Selco Builders Warehouse, Travis Perkins, Topps Tiles and Wolseley UK, have joined forces with the charity to tackle the stigmas that prevent men from talking about their health. The campaign will build on the success of last year’s inaugural campaign which saw Macmillan bring together companies from the industry to improve the health and wellbeing of their male workforce. Following the campaign, the charity has had a continued presence in the…

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Talk helps gardeners adapt to changes in climate

Keen gardeners and growers will have a rare chance to hear from the team behind an innovative garden at this month’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, demonstrating how gardeners can adapt to changes in our climate. Dr Ross Cameron will give the AGM guest lecture for Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) in Penrith on Monday 3 July, exploring how the changing climate has been affecting gardens across the UK and what the future holds. Ross is one of the authors of the new RHS report ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’ and is a senior lecturer in landscape management, ecology & design…

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