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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Shanghai masterplan breaks ground

A masterplan for an area of Shanghai, China, designed by Foster and Partners with Charles Funke and Associates, has broken ground. The Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre forms part of a large-scale urban plan, extending from Shanghai’s main station. The new mixed-use community is centred on a new four-hectare public park and brings together highly efficient, flexible office buildings, animated at ground level by shops, restaurants and a range of new civic spaces. Designed to set a new benchmark for sustainable design in the city, the office buildings border the linear park and are oriented to minimise solar gains and maximise…

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Giant Somerset green moustache supports Movember

A huge green moustache has sprouted on the Somerset farm of Andrew Cook, a sales manager for British Seed Houses. The moustache, which measures 120 by 40 feet, has been grown as part of BSH’s support for the men’s health charity, which encourages men to grow moustaches in November and raise money for the charity. BSH will be donating £1,000 to Movember, and hopes to encourage other turfgrowers and greenkeepers to grow similar taches. Learn more about Movember here. Original article found here    

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Elipta led teak bollard light

Elipta has added a new model to its extensive range of teak bollard lights for the professional garden lighting market. Cumulus is a 70cm high 12 volt led teak bollard light incorporating a 3w led module which projects a soft pool of light onto the ground in front – perfect for subtle lighting of driveways, terraces, decking and paths. The body is made from natural teak which comes from a sustainable source and which will weather naturally in the garden. Cumulus features a 316 stainless steel flange mounting which can be bolted direct onto paving slabs or used with the…

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APL welcome new committee members

Three new members have been welcomed to the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Committee following the AGM held at Wyevale East Nurseries in Kent on 17 October. David Sewell from The Gardenmakers, Richard Bickler from Arbour Design and Build and Claudia de Yong from Claudia de Yong Garden Design join Mark Gregory from Landform Consultants, Richard Barnard from Hillier Landscapes, James Steele-Sargent from Arun Landscapes, Roger Gladwell from RG Landscapes and Paul Baker from Holland Landscapes on the committee. Mark Gregory continues as chair for a further year with Paul Baker taking on the role of vice chair from Richard…

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Polaris announce winter ATV 0% finance scheme

Polaris has announced a new interest-free finance scheme for all Polaris ATV’s and UTV’s that will run until 31st December 2012. Business users can arrange 0% finance on all new Polaris ATVs and Rangers from the 1st September through Polaris’ finance partners Rural Finance. Nothing could be easier. The scheme offers payments over 24 months at 0% up to a maximum 80% of the Recommended Retail Price and will include an accessory subsidy of up to £1000.00, excluding VAT, on genuine Polaris accessories. www.polaris-britain.com  

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Sedum may not be the best choice for green roofs

It could be time to rethink the species chosen for green roofs, according to the results of new research carried out with funding from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (Portugal). The study investigated the properties of several different plants suitable for green roofs. The most popular current choice is Sedum but the researchers also looked at Stachys byzantina, Hedera hibernica and Bergenia cordifolia. Enhancing the amount of green space in cities is acknowledged to be helpful in addressing a number of environmental problems associated with built-up areas. As well as flash flooding…

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CHIEF CONSTRUCTION ADVISER TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY LEADERS

NFB to host Principal Contractors’ Group Annual Conference ‘UK CONSTRUCTION: THE ROAD TO RECOVERY’ Tuesday 23 October 2012 10.00am – 4.00pm The Grand Connaught Rooms 61 – 65 Great Queen Street London, WC2B 5DA The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is to hold its annual conference for its larger members, the Principal Contractors’ Group (PCG) on Tuesday 23 October 2012 in association with CITB-ConstructionSkills and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). The PCG is made up of the largest contractor members of the NFB, with a combined turnover of £2.7 billion. This year’s conference, entitled ‘UK Construction: The Road to Recovery’…

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Allotment owners accused of wrecking UK potato crop

Gardeners and ‘allotment amateurs’ have been accused of fuelling a national potato shortage by spreading a devastating fungal blight. Farmers across the UK have suffered amid the wettest summer in 100 years, with waterlogged fields and many crops left to rot. The weather has made potatoes vulnerable to fungal infections that damage and stunt their growth. Farmers say the situation has been made worse by the army of ‘grow-your-own’ gardeners. The Potato Council says they are responsible for spreading the blight because they can’t identify it quickly and do not know how to control outbreaks. The so-called ‘late blight’ affecting…

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BHSLA celebrates Stirling win

BHSLA (Bradley Hole-Schoenaich Landscape Architects) is celebrating the fact that the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge, for which it designed the landscape, has won British architecture’s top award, the Stirling Prize. Brita von Schoenaich explained the thinking behind the design of the landscape for a building that sits within the city’s Botanic Gardens and is used by plant scientists. “We have worked with the architect Stanton Williams from a very early stage,’ she said. ‘The whole team, and particularly the client, was absolutely dedicated to achieving something outstanding, and the budget reflected that. It was really a cooperation right from the…

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Urban designer calls for the development of green walls and roofs to be on war footing

The creation of green walls and roofs and the development of hydroponic growing needs the kind of boost that comes from being put on a war footing, a leading designer told a conference organised by interior landscape design body eFig yesterday. Vertical urban designer Mark Laurence said the world was changing fundamentally and forever. The energy crisis meant the globe would never return to ‘full-on growth’. He told the eFig conference in Swindon: “where’s the logic that tells us you can have infinite growth on a finite planet. Exponential growth ends up in collapse.” Laurence, founder of Biotecture, added: “We…

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