October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

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 -

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

Rainbows Awarded Silver Medal for Their Garden at Chelsea

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough is celebrating after being awarded a silver medal for its garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Judging commenced just before the garden was officially opened yesterday (21 May 2012) by the charity’s President, The Duchess of Rutland and new patron, TV celebrity Angela Rippon. News that the garden had won a much-coveted silver medal was received yesterday afternoon. The judges commented that they particularly liked the design and the excellent use of space. They said it was well on a par with the work of famous landscape architect Christopher Bradley-Hole. Garden…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

BEST IN SHOW: The Brewin Dolphin Garden – designed by Cleve West – built by Steve Swatton Green With… – designed by Tony Smith – built by Easigrass & Hortus Infinitus Satoyama Life – designed by Ishihara Kazuyuki – built by Ishihara Kazuyuki Design Laboratory GOLD: Furzey Gardens – designed by Chris Beardshaw – built by Furzey Gardens The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden – designed by Joe Swift – built by Willerby Landscapes Lands End: A Rural Muse – designed by Adam Frost – built by New Ground Landscapes Quiet Time: DMZ Forbidden Garden – built by Jihae Hwang…

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Chelsea Flower Show: this year’s trends

With 16 show gardens vying for our attention, Tim Richardson identifies the most memorable themes of 2012. Addressing the Society of Garden Designers last month, Cleve West – who won Best in Show at Chelsea last year with his garden for The Daily Telegraph– raised the spectre of fashion in garden design. “Confessing” that he knew nothing of such things (he does, after all, play on a certain studied idiosyncrasy as a designer), he cast doubt on the idea that garden shows, led by Chelsea, have much influence, and suggested that it is specialist nurseries that really lead the way….

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wildflowers ruining formal gardening, warns Pro of Hort

Public gardens are in danger of going extinct as councils let nature take over, Britain’s only Professor of Horticulture has warned. The trend for wildlife gardening and Government targets on ‘biodiversity’ means that traditional horticulture such as herbaceous borders full of exotic flowers is frowned upon. Instead local authorities are encouraged to allow ‘wild areas’ full of nettles and weeds for insects and to plant native species in wildflower meadows. Speaking at the Royal Horticultural Society President’s Lunch at Chelsea Flower Show, James Hitchmough said planning officers are ‘editing out’ horticulture. “They are redefining the public landscape away from horticultural…

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Heavy-duty Gator improved for 2012

John Deere’s 24hp ProGator 2030A diesel utility vehicle has been improved for 2012 with the addition of hydraulic disk brakes on all four wheels for increased performance, and a higher maximum payload capacity of 1594kg. This new version of the heavy-duty, two-seater ProGator also features enhanced styling, including a green two-post ROPS frame in common with other John Deere self-propelled machines. It can be equipped with a standard tipping cargo box for use as a general materials transporter, or with specialist turf maintenance equipment for a wide range of applications in the golf & turf and commercial groundscare markets. These…

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Landscape industry delight at hosepipe ban exemption

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) today welcome the news from the water companies that landscaping and turf businesses are exempt from the hosepipe ban as of today. The adjustment to the Temporary Use Ban by the seven water companies in the south and east of England allows gardening businesses and their customers to use hosepipes to water newly laid turf and plants, for up to 28 days from planting. This decision comes as it was confirmed that the record rainfall experienced in April and continuing rain in May has reduced the severity of…

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World’s first virtual gardening school

  Perhaps the most influential living landscape designer of our time, John Brookes MBE, is launching two new online garden design courses with the world’s first virtual gardening school – MyGardenSchool. The new gardening courses – “Design Your Own Small Garden” and “Design Your Own Large Garden” – are designed to enable enthusiasts across the globe to create their own designer gardens under John Brookes’ careful guidance. Both design courses start in May to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show (and then run the first Saturday of every month). They are bookable now via the MyGardenSchool website. Brookes’ two new…

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Jason Hodges discovers body in River Thames

Hodges was at the UK’s Chelsea Flower Show yesterday when he saw the corpse floating in the River Thames on the way back to his hotel. Hodges is currently in the UK to build this year’s ‘Australian Garden’ entry in collaboration with Fleming’s Nurseries for the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. After finishing work late last night, he decided to walk back to his hotel along the famous river with the rest of his construction team when he spotted the corpse. A quick-thinking member of his crew dialled emergency services. A total of 14 fire trucks, police vehicles…

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UK-Ormskirk: tree-maintenance services

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Tree maintenance and Weed control services 2012-2017. Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Tree-maintenance services. Tree pruning. Herbicides. General tree maintenance including root pruning, removal of branches, felling of trees and stump grinding. Weed control to public highways and Public open space. Other associated works. terry.broderick@westlancs.gov.uk

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UK-Canterbury: grounds maintenance services

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Canterbury City Council Grounds Maintenance and Associated Works Contract Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Canterbury City Council (“the Procuring Authority”) wishes to appoint a contractor to provide Grounds maintenance and associated works within the Canterbury District. The contract is a complex mix of activities, focusing on the Maintenance of Public Parks, Open Spaces, Housing Land, Cemeteries and General Amenity Areas alongside minor works, the support of events and booking of external sports venues and emergency support in terms of flood etc. procurement@canterbury.gov.uk

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