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April 27, 2018

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The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Children help promote flower festival -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gardens line-up announced for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Urban chic wins top show garden honours at Harrogate -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Peabody invites tenders for Thamesmead’s Landscape and Green Infrastructure Strategy -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Top international designers to gather at Singapore Garden Festival 2018 -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

May 2012 Monthly Mortgage & Finance Update

As we go to press with our newsletter this month, we confirm it’s now official – the UK has entered a double dip recession. The news was announced last week by the Office of National Statistics and confirmed that both the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 have resulted in economic contraction. There remains a great deal of uncertainty here in Britain, throughout the Euro-zone and importantly with the recent growth revisions coming out of the US. Despite concerns, as always in this environment, there are mixed messages, with recent research by Nationwide indicating that consumer…

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You’ve got to be in it to win it

There is still loads of time to enter the Student Design & Build 2012 sponsored by Wyevale East Nurseries in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society.  Application forms and the design brief can be found at www.gardendesignaward.co.uk.  The winning design will be entered for the Hampton Court Palace Flower show in 2013 in the newly named Summer Garden category (formerly the Small Garden category). The closing date for applicants is Friday August 31st which gives interested parties enough time to view the winners of the Student Design & Build 2011 at Hampton Court this year.  The Student Design & Build…

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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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