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May 26, 2018

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

You’re on a roll with a free demo

Anyone using cylinder mowers and looking to make significant savings needs to look no further than the roller mower concept. The high maintenance costs incurred in re-grinding cylinders and adjusting bottom blades are a thing of the past. But doesn’t that mean compromising the cut finish quality? Not according to Broadwood International with their Wessex ProLine RMX roller mowers. They lay claim to a finish equal to a cylinder mower on fine turf but at a fraction of the initial cost. Incorporated into the design of the roller mower range is user-friendliness and ease of maintenance, with servicing costs claimed…

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Judges go nuts for Jacob’s urban idea

THERE are legions of people producing food in Sheffield – but how many have thought of growing coconuts in the city centre? Well, at least one has. Sheffield Hallam University graduate Jacob Szikora even drew up ambitious plans for growing the foodstuff on London Road away from its natural environment. But he is the first to admit it may never come to fruition – despite winning a European prize in Rome for the concept. The 20-year-old said: “You might think it unusual to have coconuts growing in Sheffield, but there are some in the Winter Garden and I think the…

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Tudor treasure to be blighted by wind farm

National Trust fury over ‘disasterous’ planning decision Trust says development will blight ‘Britain’s finest Elizabethan garden’ Planning inspector backed appeal by energy firm to build turbines there It is a stunning Tudor summer house, set amid the splendour of ‘Britain’s finest Elizabethan garden’. That’s how a planning inspector described this National Trust property – before granting permission for four huge wind turbines on nearby land. The Trust is furious at the decision, which it says will blight the historic building’s setting and spell disaster for other heritage sites. But their fears for Lyvden New Bield in Northamptonshire were dismissed on…

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Council invitation to residents to air their views about plans for Cliffe Castle Park

Draft designs for a planned £3.3 million revamp of Cliffe Castle Park have been drawn up by Bradford Council. A public exhibition is being held in the museum’s conservatory this Friday and Saturday for people to see the initial proposals and have their say. Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group members will join the design team to answer people’s questions. Surveys and costings will then be carried out, and once the plans are finalised they will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for approval. Bradford Council is seeking grant funding to restore the most significant landscape features of the…

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GARDEN RE-LEAF

Rolawn have been getting behind the gardening industry charity day of March 13th with head office staff coming to work in fancy dress and the company donating 5% of the value of all orders placed on www.rolawndirect.co.uk on 13th March to Garden Re-Leaf. Other fundraising activities have already taken place. These include the ‘Tour de Rolawn’ sponsored 70 mile cycle ride, sponsored slim and 40 mile sponsored walk around a number of turf fields. Please help us raise more money; all proceeds are going to Greenfingers. Anyone can contribute via our Justgiving web page http://www.justgiving.com/Rolawn-GardenRe-Leaf or call 0845 604 6050;…

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Apple’s spaceship-like HQ to be shrouded by trees

Apple likes to cloak its new products in mystery, so it seems fitting that visitors to its new energy-efficient headquarters won’t be able to see much of the building from the road. New drawings show the landscaping at the Cupertino, California campus will be extensive — the spaceship-like building will be entirely surrounded by a thick layer of trees, mostly apricot. There also will be jogging paths and walking trails. More info HERE  

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UK-Mildenhall: horticultural services

Main activity: General public services Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Horticultural and arboricultural services. Short description of the contract or purchase(s) Horticultural services. Tree-clearing services. Tree-cutting services. Tree-maintenance services. Tree pruning and hedge trimming. Tree pruning. Planting and maintenance services of green areas. Weed-clearance services. Weed-killing services. Sports fields maintenance services. Erection of fencing. Installation of bollards. Scrub-removal work. Pest-control services. Seeding services. Landscape gardening services. Signage. Grounds maintenance services. Hedge trimming. Forest Heath District Council (FHDC) wishes to provide residents of Forest Heath with high quality services whilst optimizing value for money. FHDC is therefore…

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Garden crime ‘rockets by 25%’ when clocks go forward

Green-fingered homeowners are being warned to secure their sheds and garages as British summertime brings a spike in theft from the great outdoors. Analysis of 10 years of claims data from Aviva reveals that burglaries in gardens and outbuildings leap by more than 25 per cent when the clocks go forward, with the average haul totalling around £850. The insurer said 42 per cent of thefts last summer were for power tools, including electric drills, planers and saws, while 39 per cent were for simple hand tools like spades, shovels, rakes and forks. However, 19 per cent of items stolen…

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BALI medal winners lauded on 2012 ‘Fresh’ stand

The success of BALI designers and contractors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over many years will be celebrated on the Association’s 2012 Chelsea stand in the new ‘Fresh’ area of the show (stand number FR39). Whilst the designers of winning show gardens over the years have historically been the focus of media plaudits, the contractors who build the gardens are largely ignored, despite winning many RHS medals. BALI will address this omission by highlighting the success of the BALI contractors, and designers, whose Chelsea creations have brought pleasure to millions and whose expertise represents the very best the landscape…

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FLEET OF ISEKI COMPACT TRACTORS

Team Maintenance Services Ltd, (TMS) the grounds maintenance contractors based at Mitchell near Newquay in Cornwall has taken delivery of a fleet of Iseki compact tractors and ride-on mowers from local dealer, Devon Garden Machinery. Iseki tractors are marketed in the UK by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company. The fleet, delivered recently for the start of the 2012 season, consists of three SXG22 ride-on mowers with high tip collectors and two TXG23 compact tractors, one fitted with a Lewis front loader. John Julyan is the managing director of the family-owned business, which he established 14 years ago…

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