May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Walker’s Wharf Garden

Intended as a relaxing space within a disused industrial wharf, the garden features reclaimed items from the wharf, used to enhance the atmosphere, and planting which creates an ideal habitat for wildlife, with sculptures inspired by the industry. The plant supplier for this garden are Walker’s Nurseries. Q&A with the garden designer, Graham Bodle: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? It was inspired in August 2015. What are the stand-out features of this particular garden? The reclaimed crane jib and drawbridge. What is so special about having a…

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40 Sunbury Road takes shape ahead of RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea

The industry showcase exhibit ’40 Sunbury Road’ is gearing up to open to visitors at next week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, from 23-27 May. The garden, put together by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. APL member Bowood Landscapes has helped to build the garden, which features ideas and inspiration from a typical modest suburban back garden, and celebrates and promotes the vibrant and strong garden and landscape industry that we have in…

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Rolawn invests in a new Head Office building

Rolawn

After 40 years of being based in Elvington, North Yorkshire, Rolawn has started the construction of an all-purpose-built new Head Office situated on its 21-acre site in Seaton Ross, East Riding of Yorkshire. The location is right in the heart of the company’s turf growing area and it brings together the administration and office functions with the production facilities and workshops, making for a more efficient and cohesive workforce. Rolawn’s managing director, Paul Dawson commented: “This is a key milestone in Rolawn’s development allowing us to cater for the future needs of our customers in terms of enhanced product quality, service,…

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Armorgard ticks all the security boxes

security

The sharp rise of tool theft is widespread and a real concern for the trades’ person, vehicle operators and commercial vehicle body builders. Tools stolen from a vehicle are not only a cause of inconvenience. You have the cost of replacement and, most importantly, the potentially severe damage to the vehicle and additional cost in downtime. There is a simple solution. A secure ‘vault’ where you can lock away anything that is valuable, easily fitted and offering complete peace of mind. Armorgard is a company which focuses on providing the best solutions to solving the issues of tool theft, and it…

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Sussex-based company builds three gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, taking place from 23 to 27 May, is a showcase for all things horticultural, from stunning displays of new and unusual plants in the Great Pavilion to exciting and accomplished garden design, demonstrated in the show gardens surrounding the Pavilion. These gardens will display exceptional creativity, vision and skill from the designers; each one requires a generous sponsor and the highest quality suppliers. To become a reality they require the collaboration of an equally important party, the show garden contractor. To be considered to build a show garden at Chelsea means having the experience, resources and…

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Charlie Dimmock launches giant floral plane ahead of RHS Chelsea 2017

Ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week, TV gardener Charlie Dimmock has joined forces with low cost airline and holiday company, Monarch to feature a giant floral plane at London Victoria Station. The ex-Ground Force favourite and current presenter of BBC’s Garden Rescue unveiled the vibrant plane measuring nearly 15ft long and 15ft wide and covered in 10,000 flowers native to Monarch’s new flight and holiday destinations. The blooms included honeysuckle from in Stockholm, Sweden, sunflowers from Porto, Portugal, lavender from the fields of Zagreb, Croatia, and red carnations – Spain’s national flower – from Valencia. The floral…

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Urban trees breathe life into Salford street

Salford

Fifteen semi-mature trees have been planted along Eccles New Road in Salford as part of City of Trees’ ambition to plant three million trees across the region. The trees have been planted along on the busy Eccles New Road, a main thoroughfare into both Manchester and Salford centres, via the M602, as well as being a key route into MediaCityUK. The sweetgum trees feature across both sides of the road, creating an avenue effect, and have improved 625m of path – equating to over a third of a mile. The trees, also known as liquidambar, have amazing autumn colour, and have…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan- The Poetry Lover’s Garden

Debut designer Fiona Cadwallader has designed a tranquil retreat, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem ‘This Lime Tree Bower my Prison’, in which Coleridge is restricted to his seat of a lime tree bower following an injury, imagining the countryside he could be enjoying, though he sees this differently at the end of the poem as being connected to the wider world. The plant supplier for this garden is Kelways, Van der Berk Trees and Lindum Turf. Q&A with garden designer, Fiona Cadwallader: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect?…

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Outdoor Deck Company live on the NBS National BIM library

BIM

The Outdoor Deck Company has announced that it is now live on the NBS National BIM library offering all its decking and contemporary cladding products for free download in a variety of formats including Revit and IFC. The published objects include Duradeck™, Durapine™, Softline© and Techniclic©. The Outdoor Deck Company objects provide detailed information about each individual decking and contemporary cladding product and their physical characteristics, enabling integration with the building design model. More than just a 3D version of CAD, BIM contains rich parametric data including not only geometry, but the properties of building components. This information is incredibly useful for specifiers, architects, contractors, consultants and designers. Mike Wilderink, managing…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – The Seedlip Garden

Celebrating the art of alchemy, Catherine MacDonald uses inspiration from the story of the world’s first distiller of non-alcoholic spirits, Seedlip, to create her garden. Plants featured in the founder’s 17th Century book ‘The Art of Distillation’ have influenced the planting palette. The garden is sponsored by Seedlip with its plants supplied by Hortus Loci. Q&A with the garden designer, Dr Catherine MacDonald: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? This design is probably the quickest that I’ve ever worked up from concept to finished design, there was such a strong…

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