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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

A look into Kingston Landscape Group’s nursery

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The Otter is one of two nurseries owned by Kingston Landscape Group, offering a wide range of plants for both trade and retail sales. Based in Ottershaw, Surrey this 18 acre site holds on average 20,000 plants with the focus being herbaceous perennials. This year the company has installed a new tree line for specimens up to 30cm girth including evergreen trees and espaliers. “The advantage of owning our own nurseries”, says managing director Steve Evans, “is that it gives us priority access at any time of year to seasonal plants. At short notice we can select the very best…

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April issue – Pro Landscaper

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It’s been a great April for Pro Landscaper, delving deeper into the hot button topics within the landscaping industry. Below is a roundup of this issue’s unmissable features:   INFORM APL Awards – We report back from this year’s ceremony Let’s Hear it From – Marian Boswall View from the Top – Marcus Watson on how Brexit will likely impact the sector The Power of Two – Andrew Wilson explores the concept of designers working together Give and Take – We visit Knowslet to find out about its controversial parks strategy   INSPIRE Bird’s-Eye View – Landscape Associates Ltd refreshes…

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Applications open: Pro Landscaper: small project BIG IMPACT Awards

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Tired of not being recognised? Feel your smaller projects go unnoticed? We want to celebrate every project that makes this industry great – no matter the size! Pro Landscaper is thrilled to be introducing the small project BIG IMPACT Awards, held at the renowned FutureScape event in November. The awards accredit small projects that are integral to the UK landscaping sector’s reputation. The ‘Big Impact’ of each project will be appraised by leading professionals within the garden design and build sectors, judging each project for its quality in construction and design. We want companies that create exceptional, small landscaping projects…

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A ‘ridiculous’ campaign to fight skin cancer in gardening

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Celebrity gardeners are backing a national sun protection campaign, using humour to fight skin cancer – melanoma, with four of the biggest names in gardening agreeing to look ‘ridiculous’ to help punch the message home. David Domoney, Adam Frost, Mark Lane and David Stevens will appear in the Watch Your Back! campaign like you’ve never seen them before, to urge people to think twice about their sun protection habits. The campaign, devised by the Melanoma Fund will feature in over 220 garden centres from May, warning gardeners that ignoring sun protection is simply ‘ridiculous’, specifically  targeting men over 50 who…

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30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 opens for applications

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Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the next generation of the landscaping sector. Applications are now open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018! This is your chance to nominate either yourself or a colleague to receive industry-wide recognition with the leading awards for young people in the sector. 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, presented at the renowned FutureScape event, is an incredible way to bolster a personal resume, network with industry professionals, and receive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine. If you or your chosen colleague work in any capacity within the…

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Handling design budgets with Catherine MacDonald

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Pro Landscaper speaks to Catherine MacDonald about handling budget expectations, and ask for Catherine’s top tips to reduce project costs without compromising a garden’s design “Due to my nature, I prefer to be completely honest with clients, telling them straight if their expectations are exceeding their budget – of course telling them in a diplomatic manner,” Catherine says. When asked about a standard client reaction to this reality check, she explains: “Sometimes this leads them to change their expectations and alter their design brief or it can lead to clients increasing their budget, to allow the garden to be completed…

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The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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As the annual RHS Chelsea flower show approaches, and designers have their eyes firmly set on the top accolades available, Pro Landscaper takes a trip down memory lane to bring you the last 10 gardens to take home the big one – Best in Show.

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30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory

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The excitement and buzz of RHS Chelsea is extra special this year for Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, as he celebrates a landmark 30 years at the show. Returning as a designer at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in eight years, after last winning a gold medal for his Children’s Society garden in 2010, he’s going back to his roots for his heartfelt ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden. Mark, who grew up in East Yorkshire, is delighted to be showing the world a slice of the place he proudly calls home for his milestone year….

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New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed brand new Lifestyle Gardens at its largest flower festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (2-8 July), supported by Viking Cruises. The Lifestyle Gardens Featuring plenty of ideas for visitors to grow a garden they love, the four Lifestyle Gardens, each geared towards a different hobby or way of life will be designed by up and coming female designers who have all taken part in previous RHS initiatives that highlight emerging talent. ‘The Health and Wellbeing Garden’ designed by Alexandra Noble will provide a contemplative space that encourages visitors to move along a…

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Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping?

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As companies across the UK are scrutinised over consistency of pay between men and women, Pro Landscaper investigates to see whether the pay gap is a significant issue within the landscaping industry. Since Iceland has introduced legislation making it illegal to pay staff unequally for doing the same jobs, questions have been raised in parliament to consider the introduction of similar laws in the UK, which has a current gender pay gap of 9.1%. A recent survey of over 2,000 UK based companies revealed that men are paid approximately 21% more than women within landscaping and forestry firms. In terms…

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