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

gardening in the drought

A hosepipe ban is now in force. During the drought we should appreciate plants that survive and give them what they like, says Germaine Greer. In mid-Anglia, we’re used to drought, but the last six months have been the driest since records began, and there’s no getting used to that. In the south-east, seven water companies imposed hosepipe bans on Wednesday night. These are so clumsily worded that you can’t tell if using a hosepipe to run water from your washing machine or bath to your garden is an infringement or not. It isn’t. You are allowed to use a…

Read More

gardener shows off talent

The Thomas Houghton Gardens team was asked if it would submit a garden design that would be part of Landscape, a landscaping show at the Olympia exhibition hall in London. Open for three days the show attracts members of the public, landscaping contractors and materials suppliers. The gardens on display are intended to showcase new and exciting trends. Overall it took Tom Houghton and his team two days to put it together. He said: “Building inside presented a new set of challenges for us, compared to normal exterior works. “We had to create a garden that went together quickly and…

Read More

Planting plans for a bee garden: Put a buzz in your beds

Have no plant in your garden that you do not know to be useful to bees or believe to be beautiful.” With apologies to William Morris, this captures the essence of what I am trying to achieve in my new book, Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden. Bees are vital to our planet’s ecology and economy, and to our own wellbeing. The bad news is that without the pollinating services of bees of all kinds, our food supply would be severely compromised. The good news is that we can all do something to help. If each of us…

Read More

NEW COMPANY FORMED FOR RECRUITMENT INTO THE LAND-BASED SECTORS

FCR~Jobs is a new, boutique recruitment agency that specialises in sourcing exceptional land-based professionals from all sectors for our clients. FCR~Jobs was formed from the merger of two specialist companies in order to combine their resources to provide clients with immediate access to their market leading solutions. By using our services clients will gain access to an unrivalled network of contacts built up by our founding directors – who, together, have over fifty years of experience in the Recruitment, HR, Landscaping and Horticultural sectors. We pride ourselves on our speed to conclusion whilst representing the very best professional image of our clients to all potential candidates.  We work with clients…

Read More

Industry bodies continue to seek help for landscapers impacted by drought orders

The HTA and APL together with representatives from BALI and the Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA), will be meeting again with water companies next week to discuss ways that the sector can address the impacts of the temporary use (hosepipe) bans that come into effect tomorrow (05 April) in seven water company areas in the East and south east of England. While industry lobbying has secured concessions for drip feed irrigation systems and other help for domestic gardeners, efforts to persuade the water companies to allow exemptions for businesses in the landscaping and turfgrass sectors have proved less successful. Despite strong…

Read More

April 2012 Monthly Mortgage & Finance Update

It’s been a challenging but interesting start to the year and as we just Q2 tday, we are experiencing good levels of business for both protection and mortgages from existing clients, recommendations and our website. Typically people generally tell us that they are positive about the future but feel that in the short term, things will remain difficult. We agree. There remains a huge degree of uncertainty in the UK economy and the recent prediction that the Office of Business Responsibility is likely to announce a further downgrade on growth -indicates there may be more on the horizon. Homeowners are…

Read More

‘Low Cost, High Impact’

Announcing ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) have announced the entries that have been selected for the new ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ category at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July 2012). The new category, which was exclusively open to members of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), aims to showcase a practical approach to gardens that also provide a wow factor where visitors will be able to recreate the garden design, based on a fixed budget for…

Read More

A GOLD AND TWO SILVER FOR ISS AT EFIG AWARDS 2012

For the fifth consecutive year ISS Facility Services Landscaping has been honoured amongst the ‘best of the best’ with the attainment of one gold and two silver leaf eFIG (European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups) awards.  The ‘leaves’ were presented at  eFIG’s 2012 Annual Awards ceremony last week at 76 Portland Place, London, by Chairman, Kenneth Freeman.  eFIG stands as the mark of distinction for the whole of the Interior Landscape Industry, and the awards serve as a platform to showcase industry excellence.  Against strong opposition in the ‘design and installation category’, ISS’s scheme at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 7 More London won…

Read More

Kubota goes back to nature

The National Trust’s Wicken Fen is a National Nature Reserve with 650 acres of wetland of European importance offering primary habitats for a number of endangered species. Additionally, as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it requires expert maintenance using specialist techniques. Senior Warden James Selby has the complex task of specifying machinery which can be productive over the vast area of land while coping with its unique challenges. Reliable, all-terrain transport is essential to cross the extensive tracts of land, and two Kubota RTV 900s fulfil this role ideally.  James comments: “We trialled the RTV900 against two other…

Read More

Hambrooks

Company Profile In 2010 Hambrooks celebrated forty years in business.  The company employs over 80 staff to support four businesses under the Hambrooks umbrella brand.  Together with the garden centre in Titchfield, which has a Design Studio and six state-of-the-art Show Gardens, Hambrooks designs, builds and maintains gardens and has a wholesale yard and nursery at its head office premises in Curdridge.  Managing Director Norman Hambrook has continually evolved since the 1970’s to become one of the UK’s leading independent landscape companies.  The company has won more industry awards than any other landscaping business in the UK, which is testament…

Read More