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

Etesia launches Bahia Joyride

Etesia

Etesia UK has announced the launch of the Bahia Joyride – a unique ride-on mower controlled by a joystick or via GPS for autonomous operation. Working in partnership with FeBroLift GmbH, the Bahia Joyride is operated exclusively by a joystick: some of its features, such as automatic emptying of the grass box (optional) or start/stop of the machine and cutting deck controls are all controlled from the central joystick control unit. The joystick control can be installed on the right or left hand side of the machine ensuring that the ride-on mower can be used by people with reduced mobility…

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APL members set to take RHS Chelsea Flower Show by storm

APL

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has its biggest ever presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place next week from 23-27 May. Twelve APL members are involved in over half of the 28 main featured show gardens with many of them working on multiple gardens. In addition to this, there are also APL members building trade stands for some of the premier companies exhibiting at the show. The excellence of APL members and size of this ever-growing landscape community has never before been so apparent. APL Apprentices took up the challenge of Chelsea by assisting…

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Acheson + Glover to complete £4m investment programme as sales surge

investment

Acheson + Glover has confirmed it will complete a multi-million investment programme this year. The news comes as sales of its innovative building materials soar across the UK and Ireland. The Tyrone-headquartered firm has recently invested more than £2m across its sites including in the form of a state-of-the-art Batching Plant, new Prensoland saw and the refurbishment of a number of Hollowcore Beds at Ballygawley, a new curing chamber to increase both capacity and efficiency at Fivemiletown and new lorries joining their fleet in Ireland. And this week it confirmed a further £2m investment on a new Wash Plant at…

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Hamilton Brothers and Kubota make the cut for Mount Stuart Trust Gardens

gardens

The Mount Stuart Trust makes headway with restoration plans for Bute Estate’s historic gardens thanks to a little help from Hamilton Brothers and Kubota. Hailed as the Isle of Bute’s crowning jewel, Mount Stuart, a Neo-Gothic Victorian mansion with 300 acres of gardens and grounds is one of Scotland’s most stunning tourist attractions. With the celebration of Mount Stuart Garden’s 300th anniversary this year, the gardens team has turned to its trusted groundcare machinery dealer, Hamilton Brothers, to help with restoration plans. With several old Kubota’s in its garden fleet, Don Murray M.Sc., FCIHort, FLS, head of landscapes and horticulture at Mount…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – The World Horse Welfare Garden

Inspired by the work of The World Horse Welfare Charity, the garden uses plants to tell the story of a horse that has been rescued from a derelict stable featuring plants that are dangerous and harmful to horses and re-homed into an open meadow with horse-friendly plants. The sponsor for this garden is World Horse Welfare and plants are supplied by Majestic Trees, Practicality Brown and British Wildflower Plants. Q&A with the garden designers, Adam Woolcott & Jonathan Smith: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? Sometimes we have months to…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – The IBTC Lowestoft Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden

After being commissioned to create a replica of an 800-year-old boat discovered on the Norfolk Broads, the International Boatbuilding Training College asked former student Gary Breeze to design a garden around the Norfolk and Suffolk Wetlands, the ‘Broadland’ landscape that would have provided the materials for a boat-builder as well as the sustenance for his family. The garden is sponsored by The International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) and the plants supplied by Natural Gardens. Q&A with the garden designer, Gary Breeze: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? The sponsor…

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RHS Malvern Spring Festival hailed a success

Malvern

This year has been a groundbreaking year for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.  The landmark gardening and food event took place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May and welcomed over 100,000 people onto the Three Counties Showground to explore the fresh new look, layout and theme for the four-day festival. Head of RHS Malvern, Jane Furze said: “What a phenomenal year for RHS Malvern Spring Festival, we couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone. We had so many exciting new features, alongside our usual vibrant lineup, which meant there was something for everyone to enjoy.  Gardening and food royalty shared their…

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Businesses urged to get behind community farms & gardens

businesses

UK Businesses, big and small, are being urged to take action to support their local community growing groups, many of which struggle to make ends meet. Katie Rushworth, who co-presents ITV’s Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh, is launching the ‘Business Heroes’ campaign with a new video and toolkit, explaining how businesses can benefit and offering practical advice about how to get involved. Community growing is a simple idea: a group of local people, usually volunteers, get together to transform a patch of land into an oasis of nature, where people can gather, learn, grow and relax. Katie Rushworth, who…

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A third of the industry still not clear on how to comply with Government BIM mandate

BIM

NBS’ seventh annual BIM survey reveals that a year since the BIM level two mandate came into force, a third of the industry is still unclear with what they have to do to comply with it. Repeated issues coming out of the survey, which had over 1,000 responses, were government failing to enforce the mandate and a lack of education for clients – 72 percent of clients don’t understand the benefits of BIM. “The introduction of the BIM mandate has broadly been a success – BIM adoption in the UK is growing in both extent (more people are using BIM)…

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Leeds Beckett graduates and daytime TV stars publish garden design bible

Leeds

Two Leeds Beckett University graduates, and stars of BBC One’s Garden Rescue, the Rich brothers, have published their own garden design bible, Love Your Plot. Released on Thursday 18 May through Penguin Random House, Harry and David Rich’s book aims to help readers to make the most of their gardens, working with nature to transform their outdoor space into a green haven. The brothers both completed BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture and Design degrees at Leeds Beckett University, with Harry graduating in 2008 and David in 2013. In 2013, they also became the youngest ever winners of a gold medal at the…

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