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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

Landscape, Health and Wellbeing – call for case studies

Landscape, Health and Wellbeing – call for case studies 1. Background Landscapes, as places of delight and relaxation, have a long-standing association with human wellbeing, and by implication, good health. Today the Landscape Institute, working on behalf of its members and society as a whole, needs to make these associations explicit. This need is driven by a number of factors, including the economic crisis, wider realisation that human wellbeing is not well-served by a narrow focus on GDP, increasing obesity, increased awareness of mental health issues, and imminent changes in responsibilities for health commissioning in England. It is supported by…

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Box blight disease continues to strike box hedges

Heavy rainfall in 2012 has caused a record number of cases of box blight, which affects a popular plant used in box hedging The record rainfall of 2012 caused an all-time high in reports of the fungal disease box blight, which causes bare patches and dieback in the widely used hedging plant Buxus sempervirens. The Royal Horticultural Society received 100 diseased box samples last year, double the record of 50 sent in during 2011 and 30 per cent more than the previous record year of 2008. The RHS recommends only limited clipping of the shrub, made popular by numerous designers,…

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Nine-day Philadelphia Flower Show offers British theme

A perfect way to shake off the winter blues and get an early taste of spring is to visit the Philadelphia Flower Show, an extravaganza for the senses. It not only happens to be America’s oldest horticultural showcase, but it’s also the largest indoor floral event on the planet, annually attracting almost 300,000 visitors during its nine-day run starting 2 March. (The Chelsea Flower Show in the UK holds the record as the world’s biggest outdoor festival). With origins dating to 1829, the show is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, a non-profit group that promotes gardening, education and conservation…

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Chelsea Flower Show: the modernist garden that changed everything

The Telegraph’s 1997 Chelsea Flower Show garden launched a new era of Modernist gardens – and now the designer responsible is back. Modernist garden designer Christopher Bradley-Hole is creating a Chelsea Flower Show garden this year for The Daily Telegraph, and inevitably thoughts of seasoned Chelsea-goers return to the ground-breaking garden he designed for the show in 1997, which won Best in Show for The Telegraph. Christopher’s Latin Garden, a minimalist composition inspired by the life of Roman poet Virgil, has gone down in the annals as probably the best Chelsea show garden in recent memory – perhaps the best…

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Flower arranging: perfect blooms to grow in your garden

Mary Keen shares what she grows in her garden to ensure her house is filled with beautiful flowers all year. When people come to the house, the most important thing to do is to pick some flowers. They go in small jugs down the kitchen table – three in winter, as many as five in summer. In winter I rely on shrubs like sarcococca and winter jasmine, with a few snowdrops, some Iris unguicularis, or one or two anemones. I force these under a cloche or in a pot in the greenhouse but often they fail, so sometimes I buy…

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Suzhou Bay Landscape & CBD Underground Space

The design focus is integrating advanced urban design principles, into the strong local culture and natural environment. The final result presents an ideal and poetic Urban Centre: Retail, entertainment and service zones are buried underground; they share an open-to-sky public space – a canyon like garden axis. Ground level forms a car free public realm. Library, exhibition hall and other public buildings float on top of it. Commercial podium and mix use high-rises enclose the whole space. Rich layers of rooftop green, park lands and valley green corridor, together paint out a unique “Garden CBD”. Public open space, meanders into…

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Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – Peterborough

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor – Peterborough Job Ref: 17913 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor to organise teams, price up works, ensure service delivery across Peterborough. Must have good hort knowledge, pricing experience. Driving licence essential. Please email CV to andrea@andersplus.com      

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Wildflowers talk in Paisley, Scotland

Paisley Natural History Society is to host an evening talk by Roy Sexton, chairman of the Stirling’s Scottish Wildlife Trust. Mr Sexton will speak on good and bad influences of gardening on native wildflowers; asking questions such as: “What are the benefits of wildflowers to native insects?” and “What damage do alien plants and pests cause our native flora and fauna”. The talk, in Paisley Museum, Paisley, Scotland, on Thursday March 7 at 7.30pm is free and open to all. For information, visit www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk      

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RHS names 7,000 of the best-performing plants

Charity’s new AGM list will help gardeners make more-informed choices Some 7,000 plants from around the world have been named by the country’s leading gardening organisation, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), as the best performing for ordinary use. The revised list of plants, which will receive the charity’s coveted Award of Garden Merit (AGM), will be launched in London during the RHS Plant and Design Show on 19 February. Ranging from herbs and house plants to trees and shrubs, the plants have been selected from the huge range available in the UK. The list is designed to help inform gardeners…

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Lindum Turf are awarded the Best Shell Scheme Stand at the Event Production Awards

Caroline Littler and Roger Moore of BALI Affiliate Lindum Turf scooped an award at the Event Production Awards last week for Best Shell Scheme Stand at the Event Production Show 2013.  Caroline and Roger were at the show to promote the company’s latest product Wow!Grass! – a soil-less real grass for events which has been used to cover the nave of York Minster for a fund raising dinner, the ballrooms of The Dorchester Hotel and The Grosvenor House Hotel, and numerous other prominent London venues and events.  The Wow!Grass! generated a lot of interest from events organisers and receiving the…

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