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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Growing Kids Up Green

Gardening is spreading through the nation’s schools, capturing imaginations and inspiring young minds. The scheme is widely backed by a variety of supermarkets, newspapers and celebrities; Jamie Oliver has launched his Kitchen Garden Project, which links the growing and cooking of fruit and veg to the curriculum. Jo Wood, ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie, who has reinvented herself as an organic gardener and restaurateur, has sponsored a school garden; television gardener Diarmuid Gavin has shared his expertise with primary school kids. How important is horticulture in schools? Paul Clarke, professor of education at St. Mary’s University College, London and director…

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The Edible Bus Stop Scheme

Following the success of the Edible Bus Stop garden ‘A Riot of Colour’ representing the aftereffects of the 2011 London riots at RHS Hampton Court, creative director Will Sandy and founder Mak Gilchrist are taking their community gardening project to the next level. After creating an Edible Bus Stop in Stockwell, South London, the team have announced plans for Edible Bus Stops in Clapham Common, Crystal Palace and Brixton. They have also set their sights on a larger-scale campaign to create edible gardens right across bus route 322. The Edible Bus Stop project began as a response to a planning…

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Polaris at Saltex 2012

Polaris at Saltex 2012 Polaris Britain will share their stand this year with Goupil, the electric vehicle manufacturer acquired by Polaris’ US parent company in 2011. The Polaris off-road 4×4 track will feature again at this year’s show with demonstrations of the latest UTV’s. Of particular interest will be the Polaris Ranger Diesel and the EV electric 4×4 side by side versions. On the stand the Sportsman ATV models include the 500 Forest in green and the 850 Stealth in black livery. There will be a 6×6 version and the green Sportsman X2 550 EFI two seater. The Ranger Diesel …

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BROADWOOD at Saltex 2012

BROADWOOD at Saltex 2012 Broadwood International will be displaying five ranges of snow, turf and amenity equipment. In the SnowEx range two new salt spreaders will be on show. The Wessex ProLine range boasts six models including a new 480 and out front mower, collector and trailer. The Wessex Country range sees the introduction of a new log splitter, trailer and snow blade. Three new products feature in the BroomEx range of pedestrian power brooms and the TurfEx equipment will include the introduction of a new Ride ‘n’ Spray. Saltex stand no.G20b. Broadwood International 01420 478111 www.broadwoodintl.co.uk    

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Fife’s rich tapestry: the gardens of Cambo House

Stephen Lacey reports. A year-round naturalistic planting scheme, which brought new life to an old   garden on the east coast of Scotland, shows off its summer colours. Like most lairds, the Erskines of Cambo House, 10 minutes’ drive from the St Andrews golf course, on the Fife coast, have had the odd skirmish with staff. The major one was in 1878, when the staff threw what must have been a very  good party while the family was away, causing a fire that destroyed much of   the house. A little more than a century later, soon after she and her husband,…

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Tree bumblebees: a growing buzz in our gardens

Ken Thompson welcomes the arrival of the tree bumblebee to the British Isles. Unless you’ve been on Mars for the last decade, you will know by now that Britain’s pollinating insects are in trouble, and bumblebees are no   exception. Of the UK’s 24 species, two have become nationally extinct in the past century, and a further six are cause for serious concern. The problem, as for much of the rest of our native wildlife, is the spread of intensive farming, and especially the loss of flower-rich grasslands. Bumblebees depend particularly on protein-rich pollen from clovers and other members of the pea family. And yet,…

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Hot tubs, the craze driving neighbours up the wall

Hot tubs have been named for the first time among the top 10 causes of ‘garden rage’. But a craze that has made its way to Britain from Scandinavia via America is threatening to blow all other causes of annoyance out of the water. Hot tubs, the electrically heated communal baths that have sprung up in countless back gardens, have been named for the first time among the top 10  causes of “garden rage” in an annual survey. Whereas other entries on the list, such as power tools, barbecue smoke and   faulty burglar alarms, are familiar annoyances from many a summer, the whirlpool…

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eFig Office Plant of the Year 2012

By Claudia de Yong I was invited by eFig and Ian Drummond , Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design to again join three other judges for Office Plant of the Year. The judging takes place in Highgate, North London at Indoor Garden’s Headquarters and despite being the hottest day of the year so far and the first day of the Olympic Lanes being operational, I managed after three hours to arrive in time from Sussex. I was joined this year by fellow judge Mathew Appleby of Horticultural Week and two new faces, Phil Evans of Planteria News and Rhiannon James,…

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UK’s largest Edible Open Gardens event offers a glimpse of urban food-farms

More than 100 of the UK’s community food-growing gardens will be throwing open their gates to the public during September 2012, in the largest open event of food-growing spaces ever seen in the UK. The Edible Gardens Open Day is part of The Big Dig, a project funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund and co-ordinated by Sustain:the alliance for better food and farming. Six cities – Brighton, Coventry, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough and Sheffield – are taking part in the event this year, with over 5,000 people expected to participate in September. Clare Horrell from The Big Dig, said:…

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WEYMOUTH: Green flag gardens

SANDSFOOT Gardens in Weymouth has gained a Green Flag Award and is officially one of the best open spaces in the country. Friends of the Gardens and the council proudly announced that the award had been achieved for being a high quality green space that is well maintained and well managed with excellent facilities. Greenhill Gardens in Weymouth and Easton Gardens on Portland also received the Green Flag Award for the sixth and fifth years in a row and Weymouth and Portland can proudly boast having three of the finest gardens in the UK. Sandsfoot Gardens and Rodwell Trail Friends…

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