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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

HTA announce UK Plant Biosecurity Conference

UK Plant Biosecurity Conference 30 May, FERA Headquarters, York The issue of biosecurity has never been higher on the Government agenda and with changes on the cards for plant-health regulation in the UK and the rest of the EU the HTA is organising a conference on 30 May to present and debate the issues. The conference, organised in association with ConFor, is entitled, ‘UK Plant Biosecurity – preparing for the threats of tomorrow’, and will be held at FERA’s headquarters near York. The opening address will be made by Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Lord de Mauley, who will outline the Government’s…

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QueensWay High Line-Style Park Getting Closer to Reality Despite Resident Opposition

The controversial QueensWay plan to turn an abandoned Queens rail line in New York into an elevated park resembling Manhattan’s High Line is getting even closer to fruition. The Trust for Public Land, the organisation working to transform the 3.5 miles of land into a public green space, recently submitted a request for development proposals. The project is seeking a company to conduct a feasibility study to test the soil, structure and estimated costs of construction in an effort to bring the hotly debated park to life. Last May, the QueensWay project received a $467,000 grant sanctioned by Governor Andrew…

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Career change pays off for Jo Thompson

Career change pays off as single mum takes on more staff and moves to larger premisesAn ex teacher, then full time mum who re-trained as a garden designer, has taken on more staff and moved to larger premises in Cranbrook, Kent. Jo Thompson set up her practice six years ago, after studying garden design at the English Gardening School, and is now recognised as one of the country’s leading garden designers. Ben Chandler, a 27 year old graduate is the latest recruit to the four person business which has just moved into new offices to better accommodate Jo’s expanding firm….

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Hassell to design high street public realm proposals for Croydon Council

Multidisciplinary design practice Hassell, in collaboration with We Made That, has been appointed by the London Borough of Croydon to deliver a significant public realm project as part of the Connected Croydon programme. Supported by engineering firm Buro Happold and graphic designer Objectif, the team will deliver the South End Public Realm, part of a coordinated set of projects to enhance Croydon’s high streets. The £2.8m South End scheme will, says Hassell, ‘transform the streetscape of a key gateway into central Croydon – and the heart of the Borough’s restaurant district – to create a coherent, high quality and welcoming…

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Come and Visit Tracmaster’s Showroom in Burgess Hill

Online, on the phone and now in person, Tracmaster continues to expand the options available to customers with the launch of its new showroom.  A convenient way for groundcare professionals to come and discuss machinery needs, the showroom will display the company’s complete range of landscaping and groundcare machines and equipment, while Tracmaster’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to provide technical information and advice. One of the country’s foremost independent manufacturers and suppliers in this sector, Tracmaster’s flagship BCS and CAMON brands are the preferred choice for numerous landscapers, local authorities, hire companies, greenkeepers, conservationists, smallholders and…

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Wipe out weeds with Wessex

Even the slightest hint of spring around the corner and the weeds are pushing their way up to the detriment of everything around them. Rather than spraying, a fast and far more cost-effective method of wiping them out is to consider the Wessex Rotowiper weed wiper. Ideal for paddock, pasture and turf care the first thing you notice is that it uses much less chemical than spraying and, most importantly, it targets the vulnerable underside of weed leaf, hitting it where it hurts without killing grass or clover. A unique wiper carpet specifically designed for weed wiping uses UV-protected interwoven…

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Gold Coast design competition targets world’s top architects

The Council of the City of Gold Coast, Australia will launch the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition on 26 March. Stage one will provide competitors with six weeks to develop and submit proposals that include a high-level design response and outline their team’s capability. An independent jury will assess submissions. Stage two, over 12 weeks from 18 June, during which up to three short-listed teams will each be paid AUD$250,000 to further develop their responses. The jury will then select a winner to work with Council to deliver the cultural precinct. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the competition…

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Young gardeners win Gold at Ideal Home Young Gardener of the Year

Young gardeners from Capel Manor College get Gold for show display at Ideal Home Young Gardener of the Year exhibition Transforming a patch of urban London into a green family garden has won a group of horticulture students a top prize in a national competition. The pupils from Capel Manor College, in Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, won a Gold medal at the Ideal Home Young Gardener of the Year 2013 competition on Friday. Their winning project, called Reclaiming London, used sustainable and recycled materials to turn a small urban area into a family garden. Judges including television gardeners David Domoney and…

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Britons ‘invest £80 billion’ in gardens

Survey finds that average garden has had £1,790 worth of investment, with two-fifths of Britons saying they would not buy a property without a garden. Garden-loving Britons have invested over £80 million in their own backyards, research has found. According to a survey from the DIY retailer Homebase, the average garden has had £1,790 worth of investment. Britons have poured so much money into their gardens that nearly a third (30 per cent) confessed to worrying that their lawnmower will be stolen, while one in five (18 per cent) fret about theft or damage to their sheds. Gardens are also…

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e-scape landscape architects

The brief from the owners of a beautiful barn conversion was to create a quintessential English country garden to blend their property in with its rural surroundings In a beautiful rural setting adjoining established gardens and a farmhouse sat two large Tyler asbestos and concrete frame barns inside a concrete farmyard with adjoining hard court tennis, conifer hedging and tired vegetable growing areas. Parking was limited and chaotic, and the area looked unsightly. The client’s specifications included: the removal of the existing concrete barns, farmyard, entrance and tennis court, and replacing these with a new building; improving access by reorganising…

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