My Twitter Feed

February 22, 2018

Latest:

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TOPSOIL sponsors student success at SGD Awards

At the sixth annual awards ceremony of the Society of Garden Designers, held on Friday, 2nd February, British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Andy Spetch presented Nicky Burridge with the Student Design – Commercial award. Nicky graduated in 2017 with a Distinction for her Diploma in Garden Design from the London College of Garden Design.  British Sugar TOPSOIL sponsored the award under its ‘HortLoam’ premier planting soil brand, a product that is becoming increasingly popular with garden designers for tree, shrub, perennial and vegetable planting schemes. Nicky, who holds a BSc in 3D Design and an MSc in Light and Lighting, worked as…

Read More

Eden Project signs historic agreement involving world’s largest indoor waterfall

The Eden Project took a major step towards establishing its first overseas attraction on Thursday February 1, during Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade delegation to China. David Harland, Eden Project International Limited chief executive, signed an historic agreement with Zhao Lintao of China Jinmao Holdings Limited, Eden’s partners in the landmark new attraction in the coastal city of Qingdao. Zhao Lintao is general manager of Eden Qingdao. The agreement sets out the terms of the future development of the Eden Project in Qingdao, including design, construction and operation of the attraction. The signing ceremony took place at the British Ambassador’s…

Read More

Kew’s magnificent Temperate House to re-open in three months’ time

Kew

A lengthy and complex construction project, which has seen one of Kew’s, and indeed London’s, most iconic buildings closed to the public since 2013, is coming to an end. The last of the scaffolding has been removed, the final paintwork is being carried out, and the removal of hoardings draws near. As these works progress, a brand new Temperate House is slowly emerging. Retaining its Victorian splendour yet embodying cutting-edge engineering, the Temperate House is on its final journey to reclaim its place as the world’s greatest glasshouse. The true jewel in Kew’s crown, it will be a sanctuary for…

Read More

Confor says imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years

Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by industry body Confor. The UK’s elm, larch and ash trees have all been devastated by imported pests and diseases, and there are many more which threaten both timber businesses and native wildlife. Confor’s new report, available here, outlines the problems and identifies how to resolve them. One of the threats is imported plants in soil-filled pots, widely used by gardeners and landscapers. These enter the country with few checks or regulations and pose…

Read More

RHS announces new director of shows

Helena Pettit joins the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) leadership team as director of shows. In her new role Helena will be responsible for leading on the strategic planning, organisation, logistics and the commercial success of the society’s prestigious portfolio of flower shows including the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For the last nine years Helena has been managing director at Grandstand Group, a full-service event management organisation. In this role Helena worked across the Grandstand Groups three businesses delivering prestigious events including the Horse of the Year Show and The British Show Jumping National Championships in Stoneleigh. Sue Biggs, RHS…

Read More

Clifton Nurseries announces new ownership

Clifton Nurseries

Following Nurture Landscapes acquisition of Gavin Jones Ltd. on 1 February 2018, the ownership of Clifton Nurseries has been acquired by two of its directors, Martyn Mogford and Will Clark, and Clifton Nurseries will now trade independently with the existing teams at its nurseries in Little Venice and Woburn Hill, Surrey. Clifton Nurseries will continue to build on its reputation and ethos of ‘Inspiring gardeners since 1851’, and under the lead of its retail director, David Morley, the team will continue to further develop the customer experience and trading performance of its retail, landscaping and garden maintenance operations at both of…

Read More

Bailoy brings distribution of its irrigation products in-house

Bailoy

In a move to bring clarity and certainty to its distribution channel, Bailoy Irrigation Control Systems has decided to bring the distribution of all its products in the UK and Ireland in-house. In effect from the 1 January 2018, this means customers with GTI Gemini and Trident products should contact Bailoy, rather than previous distributor Reesink Turfcare, for spares, support and sales. Adam Lovejoy, Bailoy’s managing director, says: “We have enjoyed a productive working relationship with Reesink and Toro for 25 years, but with recent changes in product and service ranges for both companies it made sense to bring the…

Read More

Northumberland shortlisted for its Love Parks campaign

Northumberland

An online campaign which helped to share Northumberland residents’ love for their local parks has been shortlisted for a national award. Northumberland County Council ran the campaign last July, and it has now been highlighted as one of the best in the UK by national environmental campaign charity Keep Britain Tidy.The Love Parks Award recognises an outstanding event or campaign that ran during Love Parks Week 2017. The Love Parks initiative aims to ensure that residents and visitors use local parks and protect these important green spaces, and the award was open to entries from all local authorities in England and Wales. Northumberland…

Read More

Winners announced at SGD Awards 2017

SGD Awards

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the SGD Awards 2017 at its sixth annual award ceremony in London. Robert Myers MSGD was presented with the most prestigious award of the night, winning the Grand Award for The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace; while Matt Keightley MSGD won three awards including the distinguished Judges’ Award for his eastern-inspired Tyre Hill House Garden; and visionary Spanish designer Fernando Caruncho was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In total, 17 designers were presented with awards across 19 categories including accolades for the best Large Residential Garden, Healing &…

Read More

Tony Benger Landscaping efficiency improves with mobile field service management solution

Tony Benger Landscaping

Devon-based Tony Benger Landscaping started to use Re-flow to manage its team of 50 last year, and it has already helped to improve the company’s efficiency. The software provides the award-winning firm with the means to manage its staff’s workflow digitally through a mobile app. Each operative working onsite can access their job details and complete project task lists and forms including vehicle inspections, daily record sheets (hours and materials etc), site briefings, toolbox talks and risk assessments, all through their mobile phone or tablet. Re-flow speeds up processes by creating a completely digital audit trail from management to staff and…

Read More