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

Young and young-at-heart join forces to green grey Britain

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Thousands of green-fingered youngsters from schools, Scout groups and youth clubs across the UK will help community gardening groups to breathe new life into dozens of unused or unloved local spaces this summer. The young people will work alongside Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups to create green havens for the community to enjoy. Among the projects being supported are a quayside by a wooden warship in Dundee that will be brightened up with wildlife-friendly planting, the reclaiming of a fly-tipping hotspot in London and the development of an urban food forest at a…

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Jo Thompson creates 70m steel sculpture for RHS Chatsworth garden

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Garden designer Jo Thompson will install a striking 70m sculpture in the grounds of Chatsworth House later this month as the central feature of the Brewin Dolphin Garden for the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June. In what will be Thompson’s biggest show garden so far, the sculpture, crafted from 700 steel bars and weighing 3.5t, will cantilever dramatically out over the River Derwent where it will hang suspended in mid-air, anchored to the riverbank by two 15m steel joists embedded in the ground. From there, the sculpture will sweep back to the garden and glide through the space…

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BBC extends RHS contract

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The BBC has today announced a new four-year contract and partnership with the RHS that will see the broadcaster retain its position as the exclusive broadcaster of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The new deal, which starts in 2018, will see the BBC commit to broadcasting from the event until the end of 2021 with coverage across TV, Radio and online. Tony Hall, BBC Director General, said: “The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is always a major highlight of the spring schedule. I’m delighted that we will be working with the brilliant RHS team for another four years. It’s a show that is loved…

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Record breaking 6th consecutive success for Isuzu’s award-winning Grafter

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The Isuzu Grafter 3.5t rigid truck has won the 2017 ‘Best Builder’s Truck’ award for a record breaking sixth time in succession. The multi-award winning trophy for Isuzu Truck, presented by leading UK business van magazine ‘Trade Van Driver’, is unprecedented in the history of this publication’s awards programme. Isuzu Truck UK’s managing director Pete Murphy and Noriko Ishida from Isuzu Motors Ltd received the prestigious award from TVD’s editor Matthew Eisenegger at last month’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham. According to this year’s judging panel: “In the eyes of the judging panel, the Isuzu is everything any…

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Floral fancies take top titles at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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RHS Malvern Spring Festival opened its gates on Thursday 11 May with a footfall of 15,000 on the first day of the four-day event at the Three Counties Showground. Top talent from the floral world will be celebrating as numerous RHS Gold medals have been awarded. FLORAL MARQUEE The 2017 Malvern Floral Marquee is the biggest that has ever appeared at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. It plays host to 70 specialist nurseries, welcoming six new nurseries, three anniversaries and a record breaking number of new plant varieties. As the first major RHS show of the summer season, RHS Malvern’s Floral Marquee…

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Wyevale Nurseries trainees given helping hand from The Rainy Day Trust

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Two management trainees at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford have each been given a grant from a charity this month to help with their transport costs. Chris King and Kyle Ross, who both live in Hereford and work at Wyevale Nurseries, were each presented with £500 from The Rainy Day Trust, which is based in Birmingham. Steve Pandeli, head of supply chain operations at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who work and have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, which includes garden…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Gosho No Niwa

Returning for his 12th year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Ishihara’s garden is inspired by the Kyoto Palace, the Kyoto residence of Japanese emperors. The garden will express the communal spirit which allowed the imperial family to continue for two millennia, and can be admired from all aspects. Moss will be used to represent the passage of time, alongside a selection of plants typically found in Japanese gardens, and pine and acer will provide natural shapes of trees. Sponsored by Cat’s Co, the contractor for this garden is Ishihara Kazuyuki Design Laboratory Co.

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Trulawn adds new product to its range of artificial grass

Trulawn has added a brand new grass to its range of artificial grass products, and it’s the company’s longest grass yet. Trulawn Optimum has a pile height of 40mm, and the soft, dense feel of a newly grown lawn. With a blend of green and olive colouring and a light brown thatch, it looks as realistic as it feels. Recommended for domestic locations, Trulawn Optimum is perfect for property owners looking for something extra luxurious at an affordable price. It is also ideal for nursery settings or families with small children due to its soft, non-abrasive feel. Trulawn already offers a…

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International agreements for plant conservation

With over 20% of plant species considered at risk of extinction, and many tens of thousands still awaiting discovery, three world-leading research institutes in Scotland and China have signed landmark agreements to address the challenges of understanding and conserving plant diversity. Species repatriation, shared research into plant pathogens and extensive skills transfer are on the agenda after the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) established Collaboration Agreements with Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) and Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Experience of working in China for more than a century, has allowed RBGE to collect…

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Kubota Engines expands partnership with Mitchell Powersystems

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Kubota U.K Engine Division is pleased to announce it has strengthened its strategic partnership with Mitchell Powersystems (MPS) after extending the distribution of Kubota’s full range of engine solutions into two new territories. This latest announcement now means that MPS will distribute Kubota’s complete range of oil and water cooled diesel and dual fuel engines in the North West of England and Northern Wales from its Sutton-in-Ashfield depot, as well as supply the South and South East of England from its Romsey depot.  Each branch will also deliver full support services and spare parts to dealers and Original Equipment Manufacturers…

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