August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Woburn Abbey Garden Show: Save 20% on tickets with The Guardian

Enjoy rare plants, good food and a chance to quiz Pippa Greenwood at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show on 18 and 19 August. The Guardian and the Observer are offering Guardian Extra members a saving of 20% on tickets. The Woburn Abbey Garden Show is a must for gardeners. This year’s inspiring show on 18 and 19 August  has more than 100 garden and lifestyle exhibitors. The show is set in the beautiful Abbey Gardens and features rare plants, the best of British foods and a full programme of demos and Q&A sessions with BBC 1’s The One Show’s gardening expert…

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Water-wise Gardens:Chelsea winner Cleve West talks in Aid of the Jeevika Trust

Thursday 6 September, 6.30-8.30pm At The Lensbury, Broom Road, Teddington Tickets £10, with a free drink Cleve West, winner of ‘best in show’ at RHS Chelsea in 2011 and 2012, will be sharing images of his work and wisdom on gardening – for flowers and vegetables alike, for beauty and nutrition, – in the conditions of both drought and flood we’re experiencing this year. This event is in aid of Jeevika Trust, a local charity delivering vital water and sanitation projects in village India, the world’s biggest poverty trap. Women in rural India encounter severe water challenges with their precious…

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Andy Ellis’ Garden Design Wins Award

Andy Ellis, in conjunction with landscape architect Danny Kamo from New Zealand have won a gold international design award at Singapore Garden Festival for their garden inspired by the Canterbury earthquake, and tells the Maori myth of Ruaumoko, the God of Earthquakes. The central piece of the garden is a ten metre by 34.5 metre cave that can move and shake, created by Weta workshops. Ellis said “We hope to give the public an insight into the effect of Christchurch earthquakes, and a sense of the enthusiasm and motivation surrounding the rebuild and the future of the city.” The pair…

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New Garden Inspired Google HQ

Google’s new London super HQ located in the Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden has been unveiled. Designed by Penson, one of Europe’s leading interior design and architecture studios the office space has certainly taken some inspiration from the British lush green landscape. The design is based on all things British, obvious references include Union Jack flags, and old fashioned living rooms with rocking chairs. However, the design also celebrates other British greats such as allotments where staff can grow their own vegetables, an outdoor workspace called the ‘Secret Garden’, not to mention to bright green walls and grass…

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UK-Bideford: agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

Grounds Maintenance – North Devon & Torridge Districts.  The contract is for the provision of grounds maintenance services for North Devon and Torridge Districts. The applicable land within North Devon and Torridge Districts is the responsibility or more than one contracting authority including Torridge District Council (which is the lead authority for this procurement), North Devon District Council, Barnstaple Town Council, Devon County Council and North Devon Homes (together the ‘Contracting Authorities’). The grounds maintenance services contract will therefore be with and run by all of the Contracting Authorities as equal parties but each of the Contracting Authorities will have…

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Carol Paris to be new HTA Director General

After a six month period of review and consultation the HTA Board is delighted to announce that Carol Paris has agreed to join the HTA as its new Director General. HTA Vice President Stan Green of Growforth who chaired the final stages of an extensive selection process said “We are delighted that Carol Paris has accepted the role of Director General at the HTA. We had an excellent response to our advertising of this post earlier this year and Carol has been selected from a very strong shortlist. Carol is widely known and highly regarded across the industry through her…

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AYR Flower Show, Scotland

AYR Flower Show is Scotland’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show – an event of horticultural excellence held at the beautiful Rozelle Estate on Scotland’s west coast which has been attracting thousands of visitors every year since 1960. This year’s show will be held between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th August. The AYR focuses on excellence, the Floral Marquee displays the superb trade displays from the professional nurseries and the return of the local authority displays. There are two other large marquees which are filled with amateur displays – hundreds of competitors enter a range of sections for the Flower…

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Have the Olympics kept their green promise?

London 2012 was always going to be the ‘green games’, restorative ecology was at the heart of the winning bid, but have they kept their promises? Before work on restoring the site of the future 2012 Games even begun it was met with criticism and cynicism by many, phrases such as ‘they’re just going to concrete over everything’ were being thrown around. As well as this, historic allotment sites were due to be bulldozed to make way for the Olympic park and local holders were understandably outraged, with them went little relics of an old London, rich in patches of…

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Taunton Flower Show buzz words: ‘Save the Bees’

Taunton Flower show in Vivary Park, Somerset takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August and has only one thing buzzing in its mind this year: bees. Taunton’s yearly event, the Honey Show, will see beekeepers from all around the country competing in 32 classes to find best honey, hive products and honey cookery. Neil Trood, Honey Show Secretary, said the show was a celebration of the wonder of the honeybee with plenty to interest general visitors and seasoned beekeepers. He said: “I like to think that we’re all beekeepers, in terms of keeping them directly or planting to…

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GOLF COURSE WITH ‘FINE’ TASTE CHOOSES TURF GROWN FROM BARENBRUG GRASS SEED

Balancing the need for a fine-leafed appearance with strong wear tolerance is no mean feat when it comes to golf tees grass cover selection. But Forest Pines Golf Club in north Lincolnshire has found a solution that combines just those qualities, thanks to turf grower County Turf and specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug. David Norton, golf courses manager for QHotels, which owns the club, has always sought the finest appearance possible from turf for his tees. And, with Forest Pines in close proximity to its supplier County Turf, David would regularly visit the production field to view and select turf…

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