October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BALI South Thames Region: Plant Procurement from a Supplies Point of View

This BALI event took place at the lovely Wyevale East Nurseries in Kent yesterday the 24 October. Nick Coslett from Palmstead and Richard McKenna the director of Wyevale East both spoke in depth about plant procurement in their nurseries. It was an opportunity for discussions among the industry on how to create a more efficient supply chain, and better more profitable businesses. The event started with a nursery tour, the passionate and inspiring Richard McKenna communicated to the contractors and designers attending the meeting the actual process involved in procuring plants for the nursery, and for specific jobs. Most clients…

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HM THE QUEEN CONGRATULATES FROSTS AT THE OPENING OF THE JUBILEE GARDENS

TODAY Her Majesty The Queen visited Jubilee Gardens on London’s South Bank to open the new Gardens and to mark the completion of the Gardens’ £5m re-landscaping to create a new green landmark for London. The Queen was able to view the new Jubilee Gardens which have been transformed from what was a flat and featureless patch of grass into a soft, green and sustainable landscape of the highest quality, with new flowerbeds, high quality turf, elegant granite edges alongside a new granite path network, lighting columns, benches, trees and a brand new playground. The £5m project was funded with…

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The HTA on banning ash imports

HTA supports ban on ash imports but calls for compensation for losses and for licence regime to enable free movement of clean UK stockThe HTA has submitted its formal response to the consultation on the risk assessment for Chalara fraxinea and on the future management of the disease.  The response makes five main points; •         The HTA fully agrees that Chalara fraxinea poses a severe threat to the UK wider environment and supports an import ban to minimise the potential of further introduction of the disease; •         The HTA encourages a thorough and prompt scientific survey to establish the true…

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Love wildflowers on your road verges?

Then add your name to the petition! The petition works in two ways. Not only is your name added to a growing total of supporters, but it also works as an instant email to your council. Every time someone adds their name, and presses sign up, a message is sent to the chosen council, just to make sure they are hearing us loud and clear. Clever isn’t it? To sign the petition or find out more go here  

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Government’s planning pickle will lead to ‘garden grabbing’

Tory councils revolt over backyard extensions plan in face of popular and policy objections  When comments such as “barmy legislation” and “opening the door to substandard accommodation” are fired from the ranks of the Conservative London Assembly members, you know the government has stirred up a real passion in its own heartland. The proposal to relax planning laws on garden extensions could become a test of local democracy versus central government dictat, as lawyers are consulted and the detail of planning rules are picked over. At mayor’s question time on 17 October, Boris Johnson joined in the open revolt, saying…

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UK-Glasgow: landscaping work

Organisation: Glen Oaks Housing Association Ltd Main activities: Housing and community amenities Location: Glasgow UK Deadline: Monday, November 26, 2012 Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Glen Oaks Housing Association: Landscape Maintenance Contract 2013-18 Short description of the contract or purchase(s): Glen Oaks Housing Association is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to be considered to be invited to submit a quality/ price tender for the provision of landscaping maintenance services for the period 1.4.2013 to 31.3.2016, with options to extend the contract annually to 2018. To register your interest in this notice and obtain…

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RHS News: Winter events at RHS Gardens

Magical Christmas Gardens             Christmas Events at RHS Gardens Magic is in the air this Christmas at the four Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens around the country.  With visits from Santa, ‘The Enchanted Story Trail’, a giant poinsettia Christmas tree as well as some fabulous Christmas gift and food events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Go here for more ________________________________________ Warm Up With Butterflies From the Tropics This Winter               The butterflies are back at RHS Garden Wisley Exotic butterflies from South America will be released into…

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Young Builder of the Year Awards 2012

The achievements of 20 young people were celebrated at the Young Builder of the Year Awards last week, as the industry continues to do more to help youth unemployment Last week the House of Commons in London recognised the success of youngsters who have overcome personal barriers to achieve qualifications and gain employment in the construction and landscaping industry.  It is a pleasing trend that the industry, and large firms within it, have been so quick to support Britain’s youth in this recessionary time. Judges from Skanska, UK Contractors Group (UKCG), Council and Industry Training Board – Construction Skills (CITB)…

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UK to be inspiration at Keukenhof Gardens in 2013

From March 21st to May 20th 2013, Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands will be paying a colourful tribute to the UK. Keukenhof is adding the final touches to the flower bulb mosaic of the Big Ben and Tower Bridge, kick-starting the 2013 theme year ‘UK – Land of Great Gardens’. The mosaic measures 13 by 22 metres and has been created from almost 60,000 flower bulbs. Its colourful splendour will reveal itself in all its floral glory in the spring of 2013. The theme will be incorporated throughout the park and will bring together icons and inspiration from the UK…

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Honda set to invade UK gardens with the Miimo robot lawn mower

Honda is to enter the fast-growing European robotic lawn mower market with the introduction of Honda Miimo, its first commercial robotic product for domestic use. Honda Miimo is the perfect solution for those wanting a beautiful lawn but would rather not or can’t mow it themselves. The ultimate time and labour saving device, once installed it needs minimal human interaction when working to ensure a beautifully cut lawn, every day, for the length of the mowing season. Honda Miimo operates a ‘continuous cutting’ system, typically mowing just 2-3mm of grass at a time, several times each week. It cuts in…

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