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January 19, 2018

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idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

ISS DELIVERS FOR FREDDIE FLINTOFF

ISS Facility Services Landscaping scored a ‘hole in one’ last week, in ensuring that the course at De Vere Wokefield Park in Reading, Berkshire delivered, very early in the season, the quality of playing surface essential for the Freddie Flintoff Invitational Tournament.  The day, hosted by TV star and cricket legend Freddie Flintoff, an ambassador for De Vere, was part of a nationwide tour to promote a revolutionary membership scheme for golfers, and saw over 70 players enjoy an exclusive and memorable day of golf at this first class, championship course.  Wokefield Park is maintained in pristine condition by the…

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UK-Leyland: grounds maintenance services

Main activities: Housing and community amenities   Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Grounds Maintenance Contract. Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Progress Housing Group will be awarding a framework to several suppliers for all the groups’ requirements for the provisions of Grounds Maintenance Services and associated services. The Group is looking to work with contractors who are able to provide a solution that is appropriate to the current and future requirements of the Group. The tender consists of 6 lots based on the geographical location of Progress Housing Group stock. Bidders can bid for one…

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UK-London: horticultural services

Main activity General public services Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: CLC4204 Grounds Maintenance Services Parks and Other Spaces Contract. Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Horticultural services. Planting and maintenance services of green areas. Grounds maintenance services. Sports fields maintenance services. Cleaning services. Planting and maintenance services of green areas. Grounds maintenance services. Sports fields maintenance services. Cleaning services. The provision of grounds maintenance, horticultural services and other associated activities for Tower Hamlets parks, other spaces and its schools as and when required from time to time. The anticipated contract start date is 1.2.2013 for…

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April showers bring May flowers

As the saying goes ‘April showers bring May flowers’ and the April showers have certainly arrived in our part of the region over the last few weeks and the long term forecast is for more rain on the way. We haven’t seen this amount of sustained rain in the east for what seems like years and speaking as an outdoor worker that has to work in it every day, I’ve had enough of it. Roll on May! Although it’s not great weather for us it, it is perfect growing weather for our plants, and as we can no longer use…

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Arbour Design & Build Portfolio May 2012 issue

Arbour Design & Build, based in Hertfordshire, were contacted by prospective clients from Stanmore, Middlesex and commissioned to design a funky, contemporary garden which had to be great for entertaining a large family and friends and to include all year interest from plants.  We were asked to explore the possibility of a sunken area, fire pit, pergola, and path ways. When coming up with the design, all this was taken into consideration and we produced design concepts which they fell in love with. Sadly the clients could not afford the £100,000 price tag, so after many amendments a very simple scheme was devised which includes a large 8 metre diameter…

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Paul Cummins Meadow Flowers

A landmark installation of hundreds of ceramic Meadow Flowers has been opened in Chiswick House as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The work is by Derbyshire-based ceramic artist Paul Cummins and can be seen scattered along the bowl-shaped terraced ‘Orange Tree ‘ garden in front the Ionic temple. Each flower-head is shaped like a miniature bowl, and has been individually hand-formed by Paul in his Derbyshire studio, in colours of white, blue, black and yellow, glazed, and then mounted on steel metal rods. The motion of the wind will create a waving pattern, giving the impression of an English…

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Tips for Japanese garden design

A trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden provides good examples for designing a successful Japanese garden. Even in spring, when many plants haven’t yet come out of winter dormancy, the Japanese and Asian sections at the San Francisco Botanical Garden shine brightly. Perhaps it’s because so much of the appeal of the Japanese design style is in its careful layout and use of hardscape. Japanese garden design also makes use of evergreen plants that have a strong form, year-round foliage color, or textural contrast. What else makes a Japanese garden special? Read on for some hints gleaned from the…

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Garden design students celebrate Jubilee year

A fantastic new community garden to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is being designed by Pershore College students in a tiny Worcestershire village The new garden is being developed on a piece of council-owned land in the middle of the village of Leigh Sinton, near Great Malvern. The plot was selected from around 80 applications from people who contacted the college following an appeal for gardens for the college’s HNC Garden Design students to practice their skills. The college, which is part of Warwickshire College, received an overwhelming response to that appeal, with plots as varied as a small terrace…

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SEMINAR PROGRAMME CONFIRMED FOR BALI SHOW

This year’s seminar programme for The 2012 Landscaping Show has once again been compiled by BALI’s national chairman, Paul Cowell.  He commented, “The aim of the seminars is simply to inspire our members and visitors with the new developments and innovations that are occurring within the industry, support our members with up-to-date information and best practice and promote the skills of the membership to a wider audience. The current range of speakers we believe can clearly deliver these benefits, assisting our members and visitors to capitalise on opportunities for their own landscape businesses.” All the seminars will be held on…

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The tough get trailing

The latest additions to the Wessex range are Professional and Country trailers, which have been specifically designed for use with a compact tractor. Wessex Professional trailers are built tough to meet the demands of professional users. Available in 1.5 or 3 ton capacity they share the same features with a powerful hydraulic tipping ram and are available with a parking brake and/or lighting board as optional extras. Low ground pressure tyres help protect fine turf and the trailers are ideal for groundsmen, schools, amenity, leisure areas and sports clubs. The Wessex Country 1.25 ton hydraulic tipping trailer is ideally suited…

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