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April 24, 2018

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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

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chelsea Show Gardens

A Celebration of Caravanning by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club A palette of pink and cream planting, Wealden sandstone paths, timber walkways crossed by steel rills running with cooling water for feet and bottles convey the delights of a touring holiday at home

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WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show announced by John Hayes MP

The skills minister announced a UK successor to the WorldSkills London 2011 competition at the House of Commons last night. The new annual showcase, named ‘WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show’, will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from November 15-17, 2012. John Hayes MP, speaking at the Parliamentary Reception for National Apprenticeship Week, said: “It will showcase all that is best in our world and by that, I mean the world of skills here in the UK.” The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) say they hope to host all of the existing national competitions at the…

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Chelsea Flower Show: Telegraph garden designer Sarah Price

If you were pressed to associate Sarah Price with a flower it would probably be the autumn crocus: a mauve, reticent cup of colour that spears through the earth with a startling lack of warning when everything around is beginning to die back. It looks fragile, and so does she, but appearances are deceptive. Both are fully hardy. She could not have emerged so cleanly from the crowded field of garden design unless she had the sturdiness of Crocus nudiflorus as well as its delicacy. The other day she was knee-deep in mud in a quarry in Wiltshire, choosing limestone…

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February 2012 Issue

In this issue: News shed – A news round up and diary of events Contractors news Lets hear it from – Bill Trotman Business tips section Association News Portfolio Trending… People Aboriculture To receive the latest issue digitally CLICK HERE

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Pro Landscaper Editorial Adviser Jerry Gosney Wins Award

Jerry, who is a former RBI board member, accepted the award from last year’s winner Trevor Fenwick, Managing Director of Euromonitor International, at the 2012 PPA Chairman’s Reception at Stationers’ Hall near St Paul’s on February 6. The event was attended by around 200 senior figures from the publishing sector and also served to mark Kevin Hand’s official inauguration as Chairman of the PPA. Hand replaces Charles Reed, Group Managing Director of William Reed Business Media, who now becomes the PPA’s Deputy Chairman. Established in 2008, the George Henderson Award recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the UK data and…

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New technology is focus of APL spring networking event

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting landscapers to an interactive seminar and networking event at Classiflora, Essex on the evening of Thursday 08 March 2012. Focusing on new technologies in the landscaping sector, the event will provide members with an excellent opportunity to get together to listen, compare and share ideas and experiences. There will be presentations on resin bound surfacing from Ronacrete, outdoor wireless lighting control from Light Symphony and water jet cutting from Marshalls. Attendees will get a balanced view as they will hear not only from the supplier but also from a landscaper who has…

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New Sales Appointment strengthens Etesia & Pellenc in the South

Etesia UK have announced the appointment of Jonathon (Jon) Welling as Southern Area Sales Manager for its range of Etesia & Pellenc products covering the South East and the South West areas with immediate effect. Jon joins Etesia UK with over 20 years experience in the grasscare and amenity sector and has an enviable and extensive knowledge having previously worked at Sisis Equipment (Macclesfield) Ltd and more recently Vitax. Favoured by many of the UK’s top councils as well as landscapers and groundsmen, including National Trust gardens, both Etesia and Pellenc has gained a reputation for producing equipment that are…

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Landscapers line up for the APL Awards

With just over a month to go before the Awards ceremony the judges have made their decisions and the shortlist for the Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) Awards 2012 has been announced. The Awards, sponsored by Bradstone for the sixth year running, recognise and reward the high standards of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members. The companies in the running are: Amenity Trees & Landscapes Arbour Design & Build Frogheath Landscapes Garden Art Designs Garden Builders Gardenlink GardensforLife Hambrook Landscapes Hillier Landscapes Keyscape Garden Design & Construction Millhouse Landscapes Muddy Wellies Nascentia Landscapes New Ground Landscapes Outdoor Creations…

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ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES SELECT ROLAWN MINSTER PRO TURF

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golfourse have recently used over 3,500 sq.m of Minster Pro turf as part of their course preparations for the 2012 Open Championship. Head greenkeeper Paul Smith said “As part of our preparations for the 2012 Open Championship, we have made a number of improvements, including returfing part of the short course fairways and practice ground with Minster Pro, the existing turf being used for revetting a number of the 206 bunkers which pepper the course and greens.’ he said. ‘The past couple of years have been difficult with extremes of temperature which made it difficult…

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Record year for Polaris

Polaris Industries Inc. has reported a record fourth quarter and a record net income year of $227.6 million in 2011. All product lines from the Minneapolis based company experienced increased sales and market share for the full year. International sales increased 43% in the fourth quarter and 39% for the full year despite a volatile European economic environment. Fourth quarter 2011 earnings per diluted share increased 15% to a record $0.90 with sales increasing 26% from the same period in 2010, to a record $782.0 million. Sales for the full year in 2011 totalled a record $2,656.9 million, an increase…

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