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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Grafter revolutionises part-time hiring for landscapers

grafter

Grafter is a new and easy digital solution for business to rapidly engage project, short term and seasonal workers. The concept was conceived by Tom Cape and co-founded with Richard Knight in June 2017. Following a 156% overfunding raise in October 2017, Grafter has attracted over 10,000 registered users and this number is set to climb. Through further research, it became apparent that many landscaping businesses required a faster route to find non-specialist workers. Coupled with flexible working growing in popularity – from millennials to the retired – the business was born. Grafter is designed for businesses seeking project, short…

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Landstruction announces two new senior appointments

Landstruction, one of the North’s fastest growing full-service landscaping businesses, has further strengthened its senior management team with two board level appointments. Joining the Chester based team is experienced Regional Director Alan Wilkins. In the newly created role, Alan will be responsible for Landstruction’s continued growth focussing specifically on the company’s dedicated maintenance and land management departments. Alan brings a wealth of relevant industry experience including Operations Director roles at nationally recognised companies Glendale Services and Ground Control Limited. Alan is very excited about the future: “I am delighted to become part of this young and ambitious team. This fast-growing business…

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Meadow links celebrations

People and wildlife across the Yorkshire Dales are flourishing, thanks to the efforts of green-fingered volunteers who have been learning new skills and working together to transform ten community spaces into flower-rich havens. It’s part of the Meadow Links project, led by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), which is helping community groups in and around the Yorkshire Dales to create and restore publicly accessible wildflower hay meadows along ‘nature recovery networks’, to create fantastic habitats for pollinating insects, enabling them and other wildlife to move across our countryside. During the course of this 18-month project, the charity provided…

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Hortus Loci growing over 20,000 plants for Chelsea Flower Show gardens

Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and 2018 looks like their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants, most of which is grown on their 17 acre site in Hampshire, and the remainder is sourced across the best growers in the UK and Europe. The 2018 Line up looks like this: Main Avenue…

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Perennial reports a rise in horticulturists seeking charity help

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The number of people finding themselves in crisis and in need of help from Perennial increased again last year. For many across the horticulture industry, working in jobs that are often low paid and seasonal, the effects of the economy and welfare reforms have taken their toll. Add to that job insecurity and the risk of accident or injury, together with other threats such as illness, family breakdown or bereavement, it is no wonder that more people are ending up in crisis. Perennial is dedicated to helping everyone from across the horticulture industry and related sectors, delivering front line financial…

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Forestry sector urges MSPs not to vote for £30m ‘black hole’

MSPs have been urged to support the Scottish Government’s plan to keep Scotland’s two forestry bodies separate – to prevent the industry facing a £30m black hole. Confor, which represents more than 600 forestry and wood-using businesses in Scotland, fears a single agency would have severe consequences for a £1 billion sector which provides more than 25,000 jobs. It is asking MSPs to reject amendment 39 to the Forestry and Land Management Bill when it is discussed at Holyrood tomorrow (1 March). The amendment aims to create a single agency to carry out all the Scottish Government’s forestry and land…

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Bernhard’s Nurseries supplies Wakehurst’s Winter Garden

Wakehurst

Following a successful tender bid, Bernhard’s Nurseries is supplying 13,000 plants to the newly created Winter Garden at Wakehurst, Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden. Plant supply is now underway and the project is due to be completed in March. Bernhard’s general manager, John Marsden said:  “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Wakehurst, supplying interesting plants to such an iconic location.” Southern sales manager Lewis Normand added: “I’m sure the public will be engaged by this new addition to the garden and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it myself when complete.” Bernhard’s Nurseries is a 70-year-old family-owned…

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Gillespies renews public space in the heart of London

Gillespies

Landscape architects Gillespies, designers of the award-winning public realm and landscapes at the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside, have designed a new public square at the foot of the RSHP-designed Leadenhall Building in the City of London. Originally won through a design competition back in 2012, Gillespies were commissioned by client The Leadenhall Development Company Ltd, City of London and Aviva, to rejuvenate the existing key thoroughfare which sits at the historic junction of Leadenhall Street and St Mary’s Axe. The new square – which at 3,325m² is the third-largest open space in the City – provides a world-class setting…

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Mitie’s Go-Grit app mobilises in full force as Siberian cold snap hits the UK

Mitie

During one of the coldest winters in recent history, Mitie’s gritting team has been kept busy with more gritting visits than ever before. The 2017-18 winter season has brought the most snow and ice since 2010 and the coldest February in decades. This week is set to be busier than the wintriest weekend so far this season when from 6 to 11 December, Mitie’s winter maintenance teams carried out a staggering 11,200 gritting visits in less than 72 hours. As well as the weather keeping 300 of Mitie’s gritting trucks busy over the white weekend, the team also cleared 1,000…

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Confor reacts to government consultation on future rural policy and funding

Confor has welcomed a consultation described by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove as a “historic opportunity” to shape future rural policy and funding, while calling for more detail on the future role of forestry in the countryside. Government proposals would see money shift from direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which are based on the amount of land farmed, to a new system of paying farmers “public money for public goods” – such as enhancing the environment and investing in sustainable food production. Other public goods which could be supported include investment in technology and skills to improve…

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