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January 19, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

October 2012 Issue

In this issue: ■News shed – A round-up of news from the industry. ■Association news – Updates from the trade associations. ■Business tips – why create a show garden, the costs of soft landscaping, forming a successful team, the advantages of planting easily maintained wild-flower meadows, and more… ■Let’s hear it from… – Giles Burley, Chief Executive of maintenance contractor G Burley & Sons. ■Plantsman’s Plot – the second instalment of our new monthly feature, top seasonal picks from nurseries around the country. ■Site Visit – Pro Landscape visits Readyhedge in Worcestershire ■Portfolios – three very different completed projects to inspire you….

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KUHN APPOINTS UK TERRITORY MANAGER TO GROW AMENITY PRO RANGE

Kuhn has appointed Jean-Sebastien Vecten as UK Territory Manager for its Amenity Pro equipment range. Mr Vecten, who has over ten years of UK-based machinery sector experience, will be responsible for sales and technical support for a growing range of amenity, horticultural and landscape maintenance equipment now including sprayers, shredders, cultivators and salt & sand spreaders. The route to market for Kuhn’s Amenity Pro range will be through an established network of farm machinery and amenity equipment dealers, so liaison and support with these businesses will be a key part of the role. Kuhn Amenity Pro is based in Telford,…

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Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone by Griffin Technology

Hopefully you’ve received the October issue of Pro Landscaper magazine today. Featured in this month’s Trending is an amazing little iPhone case made by Griffin Technology. We promised you a video of the case in action and being put through its paces, and here it is. Essential viewing! This case is made of sturdy stuff.      

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SIX RANSOMES PARKWAY 3 TRIPLEX MOWERS DELIVERED TO NORTH EASTERN EDUCATION BOARD

Brodericks Grass Machinery Northern Ireland, the local Ransomes Jacobsen dealer based at Newtownabbey, has recently delivered six Parkway 3 ride-on triplex cylinder mowers to the country’s North Eastern Education and Library Board. The Board is the local education and library authority for most of County Antrim and the eastern part of County Londonderry comprising the Local Government Districts of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey. The mowers will be used to maintain the grounds and sports pitches at the schools under its remit.  www.ransomesjacobsen.com Andrew Ferguson, general manager of Brodericks NI and John Shaw, transport manager,…

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Cambridge Gets Eco Mosque With Community Garden

After years of planning and campaigning, Muslim plans to build the first environment-friendly mosque in the British city of Cambridge have finally been approved. “This is wonderful news for Cambridge,” said Tim Winter, Chair of the Muslim Academic Trust, the UK charity promoting the new mosque development, was quoted as saying by Euronews. Muslims have applied in 2008 to an environment-friendly mosque in Cambridge, Europe’s first echo mosque. The Muslim worship place was suggested to help minimize carbon emissions and maximize the role of faiths in environment protection. Following years of campaigning, the Muslim plans have finally received planning permission….

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Breast cancer risk reduced by gardening, research finds

An active lifestyle can help protect against developing cancer, study of link between physical activity and the disease confirms. Gardening, doing housework and walking the dog can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 13%, according to research. The findings, from the largest ever study of the link between physical activity and the disease, have confirmed that an active lifestyle can help protect against developing cancer. In 8,000 women examined by researchers on the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (Epic) those who were the most active were 13% less likely to get breast cancer than those who…

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Gardeners’ Question Time recording postponed by rain

A recording of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time in a Northumberland village has fallen foul of the weather. The programme’s third ever show was recorded in Humshaugh 65 years ago and producers had planned to revisit as part of a northern anniversary tour. Executive Producer Robert Abel said the team was “very disappointed” to have had to cancel the recording. The panel and production team had been advised not to travel because of the dangerous conditions on the roads. “The village holds a special place in the history of the programme,” Mr Abel said. “As soon as it is…

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James Wong visits Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset

Botanist, TV presenter and author James Wong is urging the people of Dorset to join the Homegrown Revolution. He visited Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens to speak on the importance of plants and how you can benefit from them. After the success of Grow Your Own Drugs , Mr Wong’s current project Homegrown Revolution focuses on how to cultivate a variety of crops in the back garden. He is urging people to try growing a completely new range of fruit and vegetables to grow and eat. Whether it’s a window box of homegrown saffron, your very own kiwi vine or a mini…

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Cleve West to give garden talk

Award-winning landscape designer Cleve West is to give a talk to local horticultural societies about Horatio’s Garden, the innovative new garden he has designed at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury. A six-time RHS gold medal winner who was awarded Best in Show at RHS Chelsea in 2012 and 2011, Mr West is one of the UK’s leading contemporary garden designers and will talk about his early career and how he came to be involved in Horatio’s Garden. Named in memory of 17-year-old Horatio Chapple, who died in August 2011 and had volunteered at the Spinal Treatment…

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Pre-register to be first in the queue for RHS 2013 shows

Be the first in the queue for RHS show tickets next year – simply pre-register now to be sent advance notice of ticket sales, prices, and vital early bird discounts. Tickets will go on sale towards the end of this year, with a priority booking period for RHS members. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but 2012 prices are displayed in the ‘plan your visit’ section of each show as a guide. All RHS members benefit from an advance booking period and early bird discounts. If you’re not a member, simply join the RHS online – currently we’re offering 12…

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