September 24, 2017

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launch DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

UK-Maidstone: grassing services

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Grounds maintenance Thanet, Chatham, Redhill & Southwark PP304. Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Orbit South Housing Association Limited (the Authority) is a Registered Social Housing Provider based in the South East of England. The Authority wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to undertake a comprehensive grounds maintenance / maintenance of landscaping (approximately 170 sites split into 2 lots) in the Boroughs in South London, Kent & Surrey. Working for Orbit South Housing Association Limited the contract entails the provision of grounds maintenance services to communal landscaping….

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Wiltshire garden designer wins a spot at prestigious flower show

Wiltshire garden designer Robert Kennett has beaten hundreds of design entries nationwide to win show garden space at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, running from July 3-8. Working from Pythouse Kitchen Garden, an 18th century walled garden near Tisbury, Robert has created a garden design to support Amnesty International’s Butterflies of Hope campaign for oppressed  women in Nicaragua. Highlighting women’s rights in one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, the campaign has resulted in people of all ages and from all over the world sending thousands of personalised  butterflies, either on paper or online, as a…

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POLICE ISSUE GARDEN LIGHTING WARNING

Police are warning householders to improve garden lighting after a 14% increase in domestic burglaries. Latest British Crime Survey figures reveal that the number of break-ins rose dramatically as the economy continues to founder. The dramatic increase means there are now more than 700,000 house break-ins every year – more than one a minute.  Thefts from garden sheds are also up to over 1.25 million, according to the British Crime Survey. Advice on the Metropolitan Police website suggests a number of measures to keep intruders away. These include growing natural protection such as thorny bushes like Creeping Juniper, Blue Spruce…

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Leatherhead Community Garden gets grant on first birthday

THE Leatherhead Community Garden has been given £20,000 as it celebrates its first birthday. Saturday marked a year since the first working party arrived to convert the patch of ground at West Hill School in Kingston Road into a resource for the community and school. And last week the school was given a cheque for £20,000 from the Cobham offices of multinational trading business Cargill. Andy Macfarlane, director of the school’s science specialism, said: “We are extremely grateful to Cargill for this very generous donation which has enabled us to provide a fantastic outdoor classroom for use by our pupils…

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Scented flowers of February

Sarah Raven asks three shrub experts to pick their ‘best smellers’ for   adding a touch of joy to the dreary winter mood. February is a gloomy time of year and scented flowering shrubs are one of the   few beacons of delight we can guarantee in our gardens. So, from the famous   among them to the more obscure, I’m on a quest to find the very best. I asked my three favourite shrub specialists to recommend which ones they   would be sad to be without, and Daphne bholua appears in the list of all   three. Robert Vernon of BlueBell Nursery raves…

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Communal Garden Space Gets Facelift

Residents in Staveley will benefit from a new communal garden area that’s been created to reduce anti-social behaviour. The garden, located at Devonshire Close, was once a run-down space and often attracted young people who used the area to drink and cause general nuisance to residents. Councillor Jim McManus from Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We had made improvements to the flats on Devonshire Close but realised that the open space wasn’t welcoming or suitable for residents to use. “Our local Neighbourhood Ranger has worked with various partners to transform this area into somewhere that local residents can meet and socialise…

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Sasaki Wins Water Works Parkitecture Competition

The Parkitecture competition, held by Des Moines Water Works working in partnership with Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture, is aptly named for its emphasis on the fundamental role landscape architecture and design play in re-envisioning Water Works Park. The international design competition entailed the creation of a conceptual plan for Water Works Park to form dynamic relationships between the river, the watershed, and the community. A panel of judges representing the design industry, Des Moines Water Works and the Greater Des Moines community, reviewed 44 proposals and selected 5 finalists for further review and public comment. The winning…

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Long Rake Spar New Brochure

With over 140 years’ experience in the decorative aggregates sector, Long Rake Spar has gained national status as one of the UK’s largest suppliers of hard landscaping products. Our products are sourced from both our own quarries and other quarries throughout the British Isles, Europe and the Far East, enabling us to offer the most comprehensive range of decorative aggregates in the UK. This broad supply chain enables Long Rake to be at the forefront of new product development, whilst allowing us to offer extremely competitive prices for the supply of established materials. Our products are stocked by Builders Merchants…

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Tender: UK-Houghton Regis: grounds maintenance services

Short description of the contract or purchase: Provision of grounds maintenance services to portfolio of social rented properties located in Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire. Technical capacity Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Demonstrate capacity to incorporate the contract into existing workload. Demonstrate previous experience of delivering services to social landlords.

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Tree Water Maizer

A must-have product for tree planting. Saving water and supporting a green revolution. Maximise on what nature provides to save on irrigation. New Green solution to save water and improve growing young trees and plants launched by Best4garden. Tree water Maizer, makes a lot more than just saving water. Provide extra water for your plants by using dew, condensation and rain water in a more efficient way. Use of dew:  Dew collects and is channeled to the plant’s root system: an extra 5-20% of water, which may be essential in dry periods. Better use of rain water: Rain water is…

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