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

MAKITA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN UK WITH POWER TOOL MARKET LEADERSHIP

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the UK sales office of power tool manufacturer Makita. In three years time Makita Worldwide will celebrate a century of growth since the company was formed in Anjo, Japan. Constantly increasing sales over the past 40 years sees Makita recognised today as the leading brand in the competitive industrial power tool UK market. Since 1972 Makita has produced power tools for the professional tradesman, where innovative designs to enable construction tasks to be carried out with greater ease and accuracy are coupled with rugged reliability; essential when one is earning a…

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Tender: UK-Kettering: grounds maintenance services

Kettering General Hospital are tendering its requirement for Grounds Maintenance  services. Main place of performance throughout the life of the contract could be in addition to Kettering: Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH), and Bedford Hospital, plus any other NHS bodies in England, subject to the approval of KGH, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local…

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Dilworth Plaza redevelopment breaks ground

OLIN is a landscape architecture, urban design and planning studio which is part of the multi-disciplinary team that will transform Dilworth Plaza into a dynamic, sustainable civic space. The groundbreaking for the project took place on Monday, 30th January, 2012 at a venue overlooking the existing plaza, which will be completed in January of 2014. The ceremony included statements from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clark, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Center City District’s President and CEO Paul Levy, and other noted civic leaders. OLIN’s fellow collaborators on the…

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New pocket guides make local planning easy

To help explain the latest Government reforms to the English planning system, a series of new guides and events are helping lead people through the planning labyrinth. The new series of three pocket guides make it clear how people can influence the future of the area in which they live [1]. They detail how people can contribute to both neighbourhood and local plans, and describe how to respond to planning applications. Complementing these guides are a series of local events being run across the country by local branches of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association…

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Underinvestment in flood infrastructure unacceptable

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that significant levels of underinvestment in flood infrastructure as identified by the Public Accounts Committee is unacceptable even in the current economic climate. CIWEM welcomes the report of the Public Accounts Committee, which identifies significant underinvestment in flood risk management infrastructure. The burden borne by householders and businesses exposed to flood risk can be devastating.  The risk and uncertainty generated in the minds of those who live and work in areas identified as being at risk of flooding reduces their feeling of well being and restricts their potential for growth….

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Jo Malone celebrate British gardens with ‘London Blooms’ collection

Lucky beauty editors got an early taste of spring when one of Jo Malone’s distinctive cream and black boxes arrived with a cargo of exquisite new floral scents. Although Jo Malone is known for its fabulous florals – Wild Bluebell or Red Roses anyone? – London Blooms, the new collection, is breakaway in that it’s entirely dedicated to British garden blooms and its packaging unashamedly reflects that: the limited edition bottles that carry the three new fragrances are covered in découpage-like flowers that reflect the juices – peony, white lilac, rhubarb, Lady Moore, geranium, rose and moss. It’s a daring…

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Green walls create new urban jungles

Vertical gardens are cropping up all over cities these days, transforming drab urban facades into vibrant jungles of color. These lush expanses have found their way onto the walls — both inside and out — on numerous sites in recent years revitalizing public buildings, hotels, offices and even a multi-storey car park in Netherlands. Aside from their pleasing aesthetic qualities, vertical gardens could also deliver more practical benefits says Mark Laurence, creative director at Biotecture, a UK company who design and build green walls. “The market is rapidly moving into looking at how they can provide eco-system services and green…

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Veteran lambasts illegal ads next to Kingston war memorial

An army veteran has criticised a paving firm for erecting illegal posters next to a Second World War memorial – just days after the anniversary of the bomb attack it commemorates. Fly posters advertising Multi Pave caused offence when they appeared on trees on a North Kingston road, next to a memorial to victims of a German rocket attack in 1945. The bombing, in Park Road, was the most severe on the royal borough. It killed eight people, injured 117 and destroyed 32 homes. The poster, which advertises landscaping and gardening work, first appeared last Thursday morning, four days after…

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Chelsea Judges

Report from Andy Stergeon: I have recently heard that the judging is being changed at Chelsea this year because the judging was not up to scratch in 2011.  The most experienced judge was not present and there was not a suitably experienced replacement.  Consequently the tried and tested judging process partially failed for the first time.  A gold medal was awarded to one garden which clearly didn’t deserve it and one or maybe two gardens which should probably have been Gold were only awarded silver gilt. The knee jerk reaction from the RHS following several complaints has been to change…

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BOWLES & WYER CONTRACTS TO RETURN TO RHS CHELSEA

After their success at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning landscape contractors Bowles & Wyer Contracts have been commissioned to build a second show garden for landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn. The company will be building the Arthritis Research UK Garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, following their successful working relationship with Hoblyn on the Homebase Memories of Cornwall Garden last year. The Arthritis Research UK Garden, which is one of 18 show gardens at the 2012 show, has been inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Italy and will use water as a central theme incorporating…

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