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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Poisonous Garden announced for RHS Tatton by Warnes McGarr & Co

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Garden design and landscape consultancy Warnes McGarr & Co has announced it will be designing and project managing The Poisonous Garden for RHS Tatton 2018. The immersive exhibit will entertain and educate visitors about the gruesome and deadly side of plants, showing the dark side of horticulture, not frequently seen at flower shows. Garden and landscape design duo Michael John McGarr and Robert Warnes, who have a studio in Wigan, have designed and built show gardens at RHS Tatton for the last three years. In 2017, they won a gold award, Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction for their…

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How badly did snowfall affect the landscaping industry?

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Pro Landscaper investigates how detrimental the avalanche of snow blown over by Siberian winds really was to the landscaping sector. This year, the UK witnessed the coldest winter since 1991 with highs of 50cm of snowfall and windspeed of up to 15mph. The snow pandemonium is estimated by economists to have cost the UK approximately £1bn per day, greatly harming smaller businesses that rely on the income provided by each day’s work. Due to landscape construction unfortunately not being a remote task, firms across the country suffered as a result of work grinding to a standstill with sites left unworkable…

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Hot at EcoBuild: Green-tech’s new products and gt specifier brochure

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Green-tech is exhibiting at EcoBuild 2018 which takes place Tuesday 6 March until Thursday 8 March at ExCeL in London. Exhibiting under their specification arm, gt Specifier, they can be found on stand E132, in front of the Ecobuild Conference Arena. Unveiled on day one is the new gt specifier brochure. Packed with technical information, best practice advice and case studies; this is an essential guide for anyone involved in the specification and installation of landscaping projects including landscape architects, designers and contractors and garden designers. The team is showcasing several new products at Ecobuild 2018 and includes their new range…

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Pro Landscaper’s Podium Landscapes

FEATURES Designing rooftops: Adolfo Harrison Gardens Building podiums: Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants Top tips: Expert advice for podiums   PORTFOLIOS In High Office: Gardenlink Breathing Space: Matthew Wilson Gardens Luxury Living: Aralia   TECHNICAL Correct soil: Jonathan Bourne of Bourne Amenity The right plants: Plants for podiums Solid foundations: Karl Harrison of Exterior Solutions Latest Products: Top picks for podiums   To view the Podium Landscapes supplement digitally, please click here.

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March issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: In the wake of the collapse of Carillion, would you forfeit your own payment terms for the opportunity to work for a large service provider? Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017: Read all the coverage from our brand new event The Chelsea Diaries: Robert Barker and Ed Burnham share their progress as they plan their Chelsea debuts Let’s Hear It From: Maylim View From the Top: Nick Temple-Head considers Carillion’s collapse and what it means for the industry Risky Business: David T Binks provides a framework on reducing business risk National Park City: Daniel Raven-Ellison tells us why London…

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idverde launches revolutionary ‘Performance Campus’

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idverde, European provider of green services, launches its new Performance Campus. The launch of the UK Campus completes a Europe-wide roll out of facilities to develop the company’s colleagues to be the best that they can be. Our Performance Campus is led by Elaine Callaghan, idverde’s head of learning and development. Under her leadership idverde is able to offer learning and development opportunities for all our colleagues at any stage of their career. The company has designed programmes for apprentices, supervisors, managers, and leaders. idverde is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, and will draw on its Apprenticeship Levy…

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Remembering Mike Smith

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Mike Smith, founder of Macgregor Smith Landscape Architects, sadly passed away at the end of last year after being diagnosed with cancer. Known for his big smile and warmth of personality, he was once described as ‘the man who just couldn’t keep still’ – his energy and enthusiasm for his work and life was boundless. Mike’s passion and excitement for landscape and his ability to communicate this to everyone he met made him a highly respected and inspirational colleague, leader and teacher. Mike was educated at public school and came from an army family. He nearly took up a place…

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Kubota UK make groundbreaking new launch

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Groundcare machinery specialist, Kubota UK has launched its latest high performance L1361 Compact Utility Tractor. For those looking to complete a wide range of maintenance tasks, the 36.6 hp machine is flexible, featuring a three cylinder Kubota D1803-M-E2 engine, manual or three range speed hydrostatic transmission and a 38 litre capacity fuel tank. The new L1361 also includes 4WD and live, continuous-running rear PTO exclusively available on the HST model. The frequent and alternating use of various implements are supported by the machine’s three-point hitch and high lifting capacity. By featuring a quick detach front loader, the model allows for…

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Registration open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

Generation

Registration for the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards is now open. Following three groundbreaking years of showcasing young talent in the landscaping industry, Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce their return at this year’s FutureScape in November. Previous winners have proclaimed the benefits that winning has given them. Lexi Harrison of Hultons Landscapes says: “[Winning the award] was perfect for raising my profile within the industry.” Michael Buck of Hortus Loci goes onto say the awards: “Provided me with a fantastic platform for networking with likeminded people and facilitated the promotion of the industry when talking to the…

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Cultivation Street aid schools with sizable donation

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During April over 10,000 plants will be given away free of charge to school gardens and community gardening projects across the UK through the national community and school garden campaign Cultivation Street. Cultivation Street (now in its sixth year) was founded by Chartered Horticulturalist and broadcaster David Domoney and supports communities and schools across the UK. This year the campaign has a new sponsor – Calliope® Flowers. Calliope® is a geranium unlike any other, with more flowers in vibrant and intense colours, super easy to care for and longer-lasting.  Calliope® has provided 10,000 plants to be donated to projects across the…

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