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February 22, 2018

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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

February issue – Pro Landscaper

February

INFORM Agenda: As our climate changes, are drought-tolerant plants the future? RHS Chelsea Flower Show Preview: Pro Landscaper looks ahead to this year’s exciting event Pro Landscaper Business Awards: Unveiling the shortlist ahead of the event Let’s Hear It From: Landscape designer and Cube 1994 director Sean Butler View From The Top: With plastic pollution a hot topic, Tim Howell discusses Mitie’s approach A Pioneer’s Passing: Following the sad loss of Tony Hewitt, Angus Lindsay reflects on the positive changes he brought to CCT   INSPIRE Modern Magic: Clean lines transform a back garden in Poulton-le-Fylde Open for Business: An…

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State of Scotland’s Greenspace report published

Scotland

The State of Scotland’s Greenspace report published by greenspace scotland today shows that Scotland can rightly claim to be a nation of green towns and cities. Urban Scotland is more green than grey, with greenspace covering over half (54%) of the urban land area. The total area of greenspace in urban Scotland is 1,593km² – that’s equivalent to 22 Loch Lomonds or one-third of the area of the Cairngorms National Park. At a more human scale, that translates into a tennis court sized area of ‘publicly accessible’ greenspace per person. The State of Scotland’s Greenspace report provides data on the…

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Have your say on the future priorities of the Heritage Lottery Fund

HLF

A unique opportunity has opened for all those who care about the UK’s extraordinary heritage to give their views on the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) plans for the future. HLF funds projects that range from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings; from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training. HLF has now launched a public consultation to find out what people think its role, vision and priorities should be as the UK’s biggest funder of heritage during its next strategic funding framework – the period from 2019-2024. Comments are being invited on a proposed new approach including targeted funding campaigns, repayable…

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Council safeguards future of greenspace and sports fields in west Leeds

Leeds

The future of an important area of amenity greenspace in west Leeds has been secured by Leeds City Council. Following long and detailed negotiations, the council has acquired football pitches and associated recreational land at Woodhall Playing Fields on Woodhall Lane in Pudsey from the University of Bradford. By taking the site into its ownership, the council have safeguarded the future of the strategic area of greenspace and protected it from unwanted development. The future of football pitch provision has also been secured and, as the site adjoins Woodhall Lake Leeds Nature Area which is already managed by the council,…

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Experts warn to check vans now to avoid new London T-Charge

Enterprise

Landscaping companies working in Central London were warned yesterday to check if their vans are liable for the new T-Charge – and to prepare now for the upcoming Ultra Low-Emission Zone (ULEZ) coming into effect on 8 April 2019. The warning comes from commercial vehicle rental specialist Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. It advises that these charges could cost businesses hundreds, even thousands, of pounds if they own older vehicles and drive them into the capital. Introduced in October, the T-Charge applies to all vehicles entering the Congestion Charge zone and means an extra £10 a day for vans that don’t meet the…

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Heralding great businesses – The Pro Landscaper Business Awards

business

The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are fast approaching, held at East Wintergarden in Canary Warf on 9 February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the exceptional standards of the industry. Pro Landscaper speaks with Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Eljays44, about the decision to set up the awards and what they aim to bring to the landscaping sector. “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual beauty of landscaping and there are plenty of amazing platforms doing this, such as the BALI Awards and the RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look,” Jim explains….

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RHS Chelsea newcomer makes debut on Main Avenue

Chelsea

West London based garden designer Jonathan Snow will be making his debut on Main Avenue this year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. He submitted his very first application, secured an established Chelsea sponsor in Trailfinders, and an experienced contractor in Mark Richardson’s Stewart Landscape Construction, and lined up some of the best tree and plant nurseries in the UK and Europe to help source and grow his plants. His design was accepted and allocated a much coveted Main Avenue location. Jonathan said: “I’m trying to concentrate on delivering my vision for the garden and making sure I choose…

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Ministry of Justice launches new facilities management company

Enacting the government’s robust contingency plans, the Ministry of Justice has announced the creation of a new government owned facilities management company. The new company will take over the delivery of the prison Facilities Management (FM) services previously provided by Carillion such as cleaning, reactive maintenance, landscaping and planned building repair work. Around 1,000 staff, including 100 contractors, who were previously employed by Carillion will now move across to the new company, Gov Facility Services Limited, with their terms and conditions of employment preserved. These services, which are provided to 52 prison establishments located across South West, South Central, Kent &…

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New Rain Bird XFCV dripline with heavy duty check valve ensures highly effective irrigation of sloped landscapes

The popularity of drip irrigation systems continues to increase as the industry recognises the benefits of dripline compared with other types of irrigation. Not only does drip irrigate plants directly for the most effective watering, but it also ensures that virtually no water is lost through evaporation and water run off is minimised. These highly efficient systems are also attractive to installers thanks to their ease of installation. Until now, however, using drip irrigation on sloped landscapes has been problematical because of the pooling that can be caused at the bottom of the slope. This is because water continues to…

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Makita launches twin 18V (36V) split-shaft LXT multi-tool

Makita has launched a 36v cordless multi-tool system for landscape maintenance operations together with a range of quick-fit attachments including the newly introduced Brush Cutter and Linetrimmer in addition to the Cultivator, Pole Saw, Hedge Trimmer and lawn Edging Tool.  The pole extension allows even greater reach for the Pole Saw and Hedge Trimmer. With the move to battery powered grounds maintenance machines becoming ever more popular, particularly at the demand of municipal authorities and public bodies, Makita offers a range of 18v tools and, more recently, an expanding inventory of twin 18v machines to give 36v power.  The power…

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