November 19, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Chelsea Flower Show trees

We may be mildly impressed by high-spec stone paving and smile at sculptures and water features, but the real way to wow the public at Chelsea Flower Show is with trees. Big ones. In May, trees from all over Europe are trundled along the Embankment before being craned and shimmied into position, where they slowly reacquire the dignity stripped by the shipping process. Biggest, oldest, widest, most expensive – Chelsea trees must be superlative. This year, the title of widest tree may well go to Arne Maynard‘s pear. “It is over 100 years old and has the most beautiful, gnarled…

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Wildflower Meadows Sown to Flower Gold This Summer

After two years of trials and research, the UK’s largest ever man-made wildflower meadows were sown this week to flower gold around the Olympic Stadium in 77 days’ time. After two years of trials and research, the UK’s largest ever man-made wildflower meadows were sown this week to flower gold around the Olympic Stadium in 77 days’ time. The riverbank meadows of bee-friendly cornflowers, marigolds, Californian poppies and prairie flowers have been especially designed to flower late by international wildflower expert Professor Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield. They will bloom gold just in time for the Olympic Games…

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Rose bushes back in major demand

For the first time in more than half a century the traditional plant is pushing out the more exotic foreign fauna that became fashionable in the sixties. Sales of the bushes – once as high as 50 million a year – had fallen to a mere nine million a decade ago. But now garden centres and supermarkets have seen a resurgence. Sales are already back to 12 million a year and some varieties are more than doubling in sales annually. Bernard Mehring, a leading member of the Royal National Rose Society, said that the return of the rose was down…

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International: Wild flowers on a Greek odyssey

A trip to Greece, seeing extraordinary combinations of wild flowers, reminds Dan Pearson that nature really does know best. In the last week of March, as temperatures plummeted again here in the UK, we packed our walking boots and set off on a Greek adventure. The aim was to steal a march on spring, and our timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I have travelled many times to look at flowers in the wild – there is nothing like seeing them in context to teach you how they grow – but nothing had prepared me for anything quite so magical….

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2012 Unveiled

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show Tatton Park will open this July, once again set in the beautiful surroundings of Cheshire’s stunning thousand acre deer park. Renowned for its pioneering and innovative gardens and ideas, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is the highlight of the North of England’s gardening calendar. The 2012 Show will feature Visionary Gardens, Show Gardens, the RHS National Flowerbed Competition, Orchestra Gardens, the announcement of the National Young Designer of the Year, the Floral Design Studio, the Great Taste Food Market and much more. Especially exciting will be the announcement of the RHS National Young…

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Robot mower gives Rovers cutting edge

Robot mower gives Rovers a cutting edge at The New Lawn Forest Green Rovers had a cutting edge for their recent final home game of the season with a new addition to the team – the ETMower from Etesia. The robotic mower puts Forest Green Rovers in the same league as Bayern Munich, who also cares for pitch and planet using the same revolutionary technology. The state-of-the-art robotic mower uses GPS technology to automatically mow the pitch – saving groundsmen up to 50% of their working week or over 100 days of labour – and even sends a text if…

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HTA National Plant Show

A taste of what’s to come from first time exhibitors at the HTA National Plant Show The award-winning HTA National Plant Show, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park on 26 and 27 June, welcomes a number of companies who will be exhibiting at the show for the first time this year including bedding growers, young plant suppliers, seed companies and a Christmas tree grower. Exhibitor numbers are growing year on year and 2012 figures are up 16% on 2011 ensuring that all elements of UK plant supply are represented. This makes the event perfect for retail owners, managers and plant…

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Diary of Thomas Hoblyn

As his prize tree is shimmied into position at the Chelsea showground, Thomas Hoblyn begins to feel the pressure. Sunday/Monday Flew to Italy for one last look at my beautiful cork oak for the Arthritis Research UK Garden at RHS Chelsea. I want to make sure it is loaded onto the lorry unharmed. This poor tree was rescued, along with about thirty others, from a development site near Ravenna two years ago and has taken all this time to recover, so the last thing I want to do is cause harm. I have also lined up a lovely home for…

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International: Landscape Architects Report Uptick in Business

The first three months of 2012 showed progress for the landscape architecture profession compared to the previous quarter in the areas of hiring, billable hours and new business inquiries, according to the Business Quarterly survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Some year-to-year data also support the improving trend. Quarter to quarter, Q1-2012 saw 71.3% of firms reporting stable or improved billable hours, and 76.2% reported stable or improved inquiries for new work. Year to year, more than three-quarters of respondents indicated stable or positive Q1-2012 growth in new business inquiries down half a percent from a…

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Garden Improvement Statistics

As the British obsession with garden improvements continues – creating an outdoor ‘room’ as an extension to our home remains a priority. It seems that home improvements like new kitchens and bathrooms are giving way to sprucing up that extra living, entertainment, relaxation and personal space known as the garden! According to the findings of a study by Santander insurance, Britons spent a staggering £5.2 billon on garden improvements during the summer of 2010 – 2011. This equates to £1,280 per average British garden lover, with the survey estimating the improvements have added an average of £3,300 to the value…

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