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

SoilsCon 2017 announced for October

SoilsCon

Now firmly established in the landscape industry’s events calendar, SoilsCon 2017 will be held on Wednesday 18 October at last year’s venue, Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. This year’s event will be the third soils conference to be organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, and it promises landscape architects, contractors, garden designers, developers, topsoil manufacturers and other industry professionals a day of invaluable professional development, discussion and debate, with presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in their respective fields. Speakers confirmed so far include: Tim O’Hare, principal, Tim O’Hare Associates Tim White, senior associate, Tim O’Hare…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Hidden Leaves

Inspired by the Saga region of Japan where the designer grew up, this garden is harmonious, providing a peaceful space where visitors are encouraged to be thankful for life’s opportunities. ‘Hagakure’, meaning ‘hidden leaves’, is taken from the title of a Samurai text book which teaches the reader about the society’s value and way of life in Japan, and expresses living and dying. The garden, which expresses the five senses, features a tatami mattress bench in the shade of a tree, providing a serene space away from the stress of daily life. This is emphasised through the planting palette, which…

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Green light for spring sales at Laurica Plants

Laurica

Jabbeke-based Laurica Plants reports its nursery fields are looking greener as spring marked the transfer of its premier baytrees to the outdoors, though younger plants remain in the greenhouses as they are more fragile. Existing customers should now be feeding and watering their plants to ensure these high quality baytrees remain in prime condition. In the past few weeks, the plants can be seen beginning to flower, but this doesn’t last long. The flowers are now becoming brown and will soon fall. After the first growing season, this leading nursery will have many sizes available at the beginning of June. Laurica Plants…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration

Sarah Eberle has taken inspiration from the work of highly-acclaimed Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi and the modern arts movement in Barcelona, with a strong use of colour and a Mediterranean style to indicate the character of the vibrant city. This garden is sponsored by Viking Cruises with the plants supplied by Piante Faro in Sicily and Kelways Nurseries. Q&A with the garden designer, Sarah Eberle: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? When Viking Cruises asked me to put forward a proposal based on a European destination the idea was…

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Nurture Landscapes secures second northern acquisition in six months

Nurture

Nurture has secured its second northern acquisition with the purchase of Botanical Group Services following the purchase of Heritage Landscapes in July of last year. Botanical has annual sales of £1.6m across landscape maintenance, winter gritting, interior plants and Christmas tree installation. Clients span the corporate, education, health, retail and hotel sectors and include Liverpool One, St.Modwen and Eric Wright. Botanical and its 33 employees will be integrated into Nurture’s northern operation. This will expand the area’s sales to £8m, making it Nurture’s largest region and representing 25% of the company’s £32m turnover. Staff will be relocated from Botanical’s Blackburn…

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Ireland’s largest garden festival returns

Ireland

Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening and horticulture festival returns next month to the picturesque Phoenix Park, Dublin. The festival is over the June bank holiday on the 1 – 5 June and attracts over 100,000 visitors from across Europe and beyond. As well as celebrating the very best of Irish horticulture, plants, flowers and Irish food, this year’s Bloom will explore a range of global issues with top Irish gardeners creating floral tributes to issues such as health, dementia, fake news and the need for a more tolerant and peaceful world. Amongst attendees, there will be high-profile gardening judges delivering their…

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Ventrac dealer network continues to grow

Ventrac

The UK Ventrac dealer network continues to grow with the appointment of SGM Contracts in Scotland. The family-run business is one of the leading providers of both groundcare and garden machinery, offering a range of products and related services to councils, contractors, turf maintenance professionals, golf clubs and domestic home gardeners. Based on the Belleknowes Industrial Estate, Inverkeithing near Edinburgh, SGM has an established customer base, including an extensive hire business featuring equipment from a number of the major manufacturers such as John Deere, Ransomes, Jacobsen, Toro and Scag. Rupert Price, managing director of UK importers Price Turfcare said: “From…

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Hillier showing support for The Silver Line

Hillier

Hillier is once again joining forces with The Silver Line charity, raising funds through the sale of two striking Lavender varieties. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line’, a popular line introduced at Chelsea Flower Show 2016, is once again available along with a delightful new variety, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line Blue’. For every plant sold, Hillier will donate £1 to the charity. The Silver Line charity, set up by Dame Esther Rantzen, operates the only national, free confidential helpline for lonely isolated older people that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Last year, the…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Centenary Garden

To celebrate 100 years since the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded by the Royal Charter, David Domoney is creating a garden which can be accessed through an imposing circular arch, with a raised platform offering an overall view of the garden and an area of contemplation. This garden is sponsored by The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the plant supplier is Hortus Loci. Q&A with the garden designer, David Domoney: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? David started the design last year. It was a big responsibility…

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TD Green Streets offers up £20k urban greening grant

Urban

The TD Green Streets programme offers a grant to groups or organisations for innovative urban forestry projects including planting street trees, creating community orchards or establishing new woodlands. Community groups and organisations across both Greater London and Greater Manchester are being invited to develop ideas for urban forestry projects, which will bring a touch of nature to our towns and cities. £10,000 is available in both regions, with the grant pot totalling £20,000. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017. Previous winning projects have included a 4,000 tree new community woodland created on a former landfill site, as well…

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