June 24, 2017

Latest:

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scotscape installs interior and exterior living walls at Hadlow College for specialist student training

Two Scotscape Living Walls have been installed at the Outstanding Hadlow College – featured in both exterior and interior locations at their Tonbridge site. Specification of the living walls was motivated by keeping the core curriculum of landscape and horticulture courses at Hadlow at the cutting edge of landscaping today, along-with the enviable aesthetics which living walls offer. Howard Lee – lecturer in sustainable agriculture animal and land management said: “land-based subjects are at the core of what we teach here at Hadlow, it is crucial to incorporate new green technology and trends into our curriculum to improve student employability…

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June issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: How can we encourage seasonal workers to remain in the industry? News: A monthly summary of the latest industry news from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Nurture Landscapes, Young Horticulturist of the Year, Royal Parks, Etesia UK and TD Green Streets efig Awards 2017: A look at the winners from this years efig Leaf Award ceremony RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Celebrating the spectacular medal-winning gardens at this year’s festival The Chelsea Diaries: Designer Manoj Malde and contractor Dan Riddleston will be keeping Pro Landscaper in the loop as they each prepare for their Chelsea 2017 gardens The search…

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First ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show winners announced

The first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is now open and we’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Best Show Garden is IQ Quarry Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes. Tickets for the show have now sold out but there’s still tickets available for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show or RHS Flower Show Tatton Park which can be booked online. Tickets for RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018, plus our shows at Cardiff, Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park,  go on sale to RHS Members on 1 August. RHS Members have priority booking for one month, with tickets going…

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Gardening and landscaping trades massively undervalued in UK, AXA survey finds

British garden design and landscaping have a formidable reputation across the world, as witnessed by a global audience of 372 million for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Their work remains poorly understood by the wider public in the UK, however, according to an AXA survey. Overall British householders are prepared to spend on average just £473 per year on upkeep and improvement of their gardens, equating to an investment of just £9 per week. A quarter of the nation’s garden owners, meanwhile, said they only spent between £1 and £100 last year on them. Londoners are the biggest investors in green…

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Bakker.com congratulates the ‘I Dig It’ winners at Gardening Scotland

Bakker.com is pleased to announce that visitors attending the opening day of Gardening Scotland on Friday 2 June selected the well-deserved ‘People’s Choice’ winners for the 2017 show. On what was an exceptionally busy start to the three-day event, which runs until Sunday 4 June at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, the Bakker.com ‘I Dig It Award’ for the Best Show Garden was awarded to veteran’s charity Glen Art. The charity teamed up with the Wilfred Owen Association to create an incredibly poignant garden at this year’s Gardening Scotland to commemorate the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s (CWGC) centenary and that…

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Tobermore’s Rustic Roma helps P & K McKaigue create ‘Home from Home’ at Gransha Park

When P & K McKaigue Ltd was appointed the job of managing the construction of Holly Lane – a new care facility designed by McGirr Architects at Gransha Park in Derry/Londonderry – it was vital that the contractor sourced a hard landscaping solution that was in keeping with the traditional style and character of the project. Having worked with Tobermore on a number of occasions previously, the contractor was confident that Tobermore would have a product to suit. Tobermore provided P & K McKaigue Ltd with an attractive block paving solution consisting of Roma, a rustic three-sized product, Tegula Setts,…

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Tarmac unveils new division for commercial landscaping projects

Tarmac has announced the formation of a new division – Topscape – solely aimed at supplying the commercial landscaping market. Up until now, Tarmac’s specialist landscaped aggregates and soil products were brought to market under the company’s Topsport brand, which has been supplying both the sports surface industry and commercial landscaping market for 16 years. However, the company has now created a specialist landscaping division. The Topscape portfolio will cover a broad range of technical landscape materials, such as top- and subsoils, drainage gravel, growing medium, including both reinforced and standard rootzones; as well as a comprehensive range of high…

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BALI’s Scotland success story as Tangible Garden takes Best New Show Garden 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is delighted to announce that BALI Designer member Lynn Hill’s Tangible Garden, built by Registered Contractor Endrick Landscapes, has won Best New Show Garden and a Silver Gilt medal at Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh. This was the first ever show garden for Lynn Hill of Lynn Hill Garden Design and brothers Kenny and Lewis Macfadyen from Endrick, with crowds of visitors complimenting the garden’s colourful, traditional planting design, tangible nature and high quality build. BALI’s Chief Executive Wayne Grills and Marketing and Communications Manager Darren Taylor were on-hand meeting members of the public…

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Dura Cladding helps new landmark development at Rushden Lakes achieve its sustainability goals

Composite Timber Dura Cladding has been chosen for an exciting new retail, leisure and tourism destination in the Nene Valley. The Rushden Lakes site near Northampton is due to open in Summer 2017 and is the largest out-of-town scheme of its kind in a decade. HPW Architecture led the design and development of the masterplan for the project, which is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and centres around restoring public access to a network of lakes, as well as offering unrivalled shopping and leisure facilities. As the development is situated adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific…

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Student wins landscape architecture dissertation award

A Writtle University College student has won an award for her landscape architecture dissertation. Dawn Parke, from Ireland, won the best MA dissertation award from the Landscape Research Group and received £350. Dawn, who graduated last year with an MA Landscape Architecture, explored the concept of “place attachment” in landscape architecture design. Her research, entitled ‘The physical life of place’, proposed a new model for landscape architects to use when evoking place attachment. It is based on the dynamic biophysical, psychological and socio-cultural processes that happen when a person becomes attached to a place. Dawn said: “Any dissertation takes a…

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