November 18, 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

HTA and Waterwise lobbying success to keep the nation gardening

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Waterwise are delighted to announce that agreement has been reached with Thames, Anglian and South East water companies to allow gardeners to use drip irrigation during periods of water restrictions. This comes as several water companies – Anglian, Thames, Southern, South East Water, Veolia Central and Veolia South East, Sutton and East Surrey today announce restrictions on the use of water in the south and east of England, which will come into effect on 5 April. Tim Briercliffe, Director of Business Development for the HTA, comments, “We are delighted that Thames, Anglian and South…

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5 Essential Garden Design Elements

As a garden designer you need to have a broad knowledge of plants, construction techniques and materials. Every garden I design is different but I have a handful of plants and materials I use on a regular basis that always proves to be a good starting point when meeting clients. Of course there are many factors to consider during the design process but I thought I would share my top 5 garden design elements with you. 1. Paving Any garden can benefit from having a paved area. This is generally the starting point as it is where clients will spend…

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Lisa Cox – My life as a Garden Designer

February was a really exciting month for me mostly because I finally got to visit my client in France. As well as the trip down to La Rochelle we decided to visit our family house in Brittany which we share with my partner’s brother and sister. Of course we chose the coldest week to be there – the temperature in La Rochelle was -10, even the sea in the harbour was frozen, something I’ve never seen before! It took us a while to warm up the house in Brittany as it has been empty since October and unfortunately proved rather…

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Cassandra Crouch – Hanging Chair

Recently I have been researching hanging chairs for a London garden design. There are lots on the market and finding a piece that’s beautiful, sculptural and comfortable is the challenge. Here I have highlighted some of the great chairs and companies I have found, suitable for a range of garden styles. For cool simplistic style these hanging chairs by raw studio are an excellent choice. Designed and crafted in the UK to minimise environmental impact, from FSC exterior grade birch ply, they are suitable for interior and exterior use. Each folds flat for easy storage, a particularly useful feature in…

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UK-Milton Keynes: landscaping work

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Landscape Maintenance Service – Central Streetcare Area. Short description of the contract or purchase(s): Landscape Maintenance Services for the Central Streetcare Area which runs from the prestigious city centre to the northern fringe. There are local parks, woodland, verges and an integrated landscape that permeates throughout housing areas. The maintenance of the grass, shrubs, and trees needs to be in accordance with the Council’s Streetcare ethos. Total quantity or scope: Contract value is approx 700 000 pa. Contract duration is for 5 years, with an option to extend for a further…

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£9m restoration for Stowe New Inn

An inn used by 18th-century tourists in Stowe has been restored to allow modern visitors to see the “monumental” gardens in the way designers originally intended. The National Trust, which took over the gardens 20 years ago, purchased the falling-down remains of the New Inn in 2005 and undertook a £9 million restoration project using old drawings, photographs and research on site. The project, which has allowed the Trust to move from temporary buildings on the other side of the gardens, now means people tread in the footsteps of visitors to one of England’s first tourist attractions. The original inn,…

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A Gulf in class: No county can touch Cornwall for the quality of its gardens in spring

It’s all thanks to the warm sea air of the Gulf Stream, says Emma Townshend: Gardens in Cornwall are big business: local business people in Falmouth have been campaigning for years to remove some rare seabed corals called “maerl” and drain a deep channel for gigantic cruise ships to approach this pretty town. When asked recently why anyone should actually want to get off the boats and spend money, the first tourist attraction they named was the Eden Project, closely followed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Evidently, gardens in Cornwall are also delectable. Especially now it’s finally decided to…

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From deluge to drought: gardening without rain

Farmers have known it for a long time. And if you travel Britain’s waterways, you can’t help but notice it. Last month it became official: southern Britain is running out of water. The government has declared drought in the southeast and warned that other parts of the country are in danger of drying up, too. For two winters in a row the UK has had unseasonably low rainfall. Now the government, and those with long memories, are invoking the summer of 1976 as a harbinger of what’s to come. Drought tends to mean two words in Britain: hosepipe ban. It’s…

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No Hiding in the Shadows for Border Sundials

Border Sundials of Monmouthshire will be exhibiting at the Landscape Show, Olympia, London during 15th – 17th March 2012. This is the first time for Border Sundials at the Landscape Show and represents an important moment for the company’s development. Border Sundials has earned an enviable reputation in manufacturing precision sundials for clients worldwide. The company is frequently commissioned by garden designers to supply the focal point for garden and landscaping projects, providing that all-important finishing touch. Capel Tenison, who created Border Sundials and continues to operate at the heart of the business as owner and artist, says ”We’re extremely…

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Secret gardens set to be revealed

Food growers will open the doors to their secret gardens later this month. Allotments and community gardens welcome the public on March 16 and 17 as part of the big dig – an Olympic-inspired event forming part of London-wide community good growing project capital growth. Merton sites taking part include Tamworth Farm Allotment Society’s garden in London Road, Mitcham, and the May Project in Middleton Road, Morden. Also opening their doors are Sustainable Merton’s garden in Phipp’s Bridge Road, Mitcham, and the Fireplace Community Garden in Kingston Road, Wimbledon. Olympics chief Seb Coe said: “This spring we will be encouraging…

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