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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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