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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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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How To Water Your Garden PROPERLY In Summer

As the summer weather returns to the UK, people have already started  growing concerned about their gardens and plants drying out and not receiving the nourishment they need. GardenWatering.co.uk has  decided to step in and lay down the basics for all the people wanting to ensure  their garden stays lush and green this summer. This is just an extract from some of the complete articles that they’ve published on the web, so be sure to check  them out as well… The online site dedicated to watering gardens explained  the following: Watering at the right time – A lot of people…

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David Domoney: I can identify any plant, dead or alive

In The Telegraph today, David Domoney speaks to Anna Tyzack who asks him about Love Your Garden, The RHS and his own garden, among other things: Your show Love Your Garden on ITV with Alan Titchmarsh is currently   attracting twice the number of viewers as the BBC’s Gardener s’ World.  Why   is that? I think our show inspires people in the way that Top Gear does. You   don’t have to be a petrolhead to enjoy watching Jeremy Clarkson. Alan and I   try to apply the same emotion and excitement to gardening. Do we take gardening too seriously? Yes. A rose…

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Treebox/Living Walls Workshop – Wyevale East

Date: 12th September With the ever-growing interest in green walls, why not take the opportunity to attend a workshop held by Treebox at Wyevale East Nurseries. Come along to one of our ‘hands-on’ workshops where you can: • See why green walls are a ‘must have’ • Think about how green walls fit into future cities • Discover how green walls can improve air quality • Understand the benefits that planting vertically can provide • See how vertical planting fits into current government policy • Learn how our systems compare with others currently on offer • Realise how green walls…

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Vincent Van Gogh in plants

An aerial view shows a reproduction of the self-portrait of Duch painter Vincent van Gogh, made with wood chips and plants, in a field in Nuenen. The work measures 68 by 81 meters and lies at the foot of the Roosdonck windmill that Van Gogh also painted.

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Phlox adds colour and fragrance in August

A quintessential cottage-garden plant, phlox is a favourite with bees and flower arrangers and is nominated as the HTA’s Plant of the Month for August. Phlox paniculata is a hardy herbaceous perennial with fragrant pink, white or purple/blue flowers which will flower from midsummer through to late autumn and can be used to attract wildlife such as bees and insects into the garden. It does best in well-prepared soil that has been enriched with well-rotted compost or manure to improve moisture retention and drainage. Ideally, it prefers full sun although it will still perform well in partial shade. HTA’s David…

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RHS Shades of Autumn Show

23 – 24 October 2012 RHS London Shades of Autumn Show Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster SW1P 2PE RHS London Shades of Autumn Show will be packed with autumn planting inspiration to extend the gardening season. In the glorious Lawrence Hall the charity will host more than 20 specialist nurseries from around the UK, each vying for visitors’ attention with their colourful displays. A wealth of advice from some of the best growers and an enviable selection of plants to purchase awaits visitors. Displays will range from a tapestry of plants to beautiful dahlias, asters and fiery foliage .  The…

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UK Landscape Award open for entries

The second UK Landscape Award is open for entries to recognise projects that have helped create better places for people to live, and to celebrate those who made it happen. The winner of the UK award will represent the UK at the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe in 2013, bringing international recognition for the project team and the organisations and communities involved. Landscape projects of all sizes and types are eligible for the prize, which will recognise the importance of working with local communities to protect and enhance landscapes – especially where community involvement has helped foster a…

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