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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

New PowerGard protection for turf equipment

John Deere’s PowerGard Maintenance and PowerGard Protection programmes are now available for the company’s full range of professional turf equipment, including golf and commercial mowers, as well as compact tractors (but not Gator utility vehicles). Combining both plans allows customers to budget for all their equipment servicing and repair costs. “All our professional turf equipment customers in the UK and Ireland can now benefit from a PowerGard plan to help fix costs, budget more accurately and avoid unexpected outlays,” says John Deere Limited’s aftermarket sales manager James Morley. “These new PowerGard programmes are specially designed to control operating costs, remove…

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LANTRA AWARD CENTRE STATUS FOR CUTTING EDGE TRAINING

Cutting Edge Training, a division of Ransomes Jacobsen, the major manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment based in Ipswich, Suffolk has been granted LANTRA Awards Centre status, complementing their recognition by other training organisations and bodies. LANTRA Awards is a nationally recognised Awarding Body approved to develop and accredit qualifications such as NVQ/SVQ and VRQ. They also provide national qualifications in a range of subject areas, as well as technical awards and customised provision to accredit in-house training. Ian Mitchell, a senior trainer with Cutting Edge Training said, “We are a City and Guilds NVQ training centre, NPTC assessors, BAGMA installation trainers…

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RHS Britain in Bloom 2012 Finalists

73 finalists have been selected from over 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. RHS Britain in Bloom is the nation’s largest environmental campaign and involves more than 200,000 volunteers, but it touches the lives of us all. Last year, the RHS released a report showing how the campaign is making a major difference to the social, environmental and economic health of the country†. Examples of…

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Rammed Earth Water Feature

Follow Kerry Jacksons blog posts on Durable Green and Eco-friendly bespoke garden structures – No bricks, no blocks nor mortar – on the Pro Landscaper Network JLD, will provide sustainable environmentally friendly building materials construct eco friendly structures that use locally sourced recycled and non toxic building materials. Many of us recycle, JLD does more and goes one step further by designing and building structures using one of the oldest building materials known to man – earth. JLD, has the facilities in sifting and separating all sub soil “waste”,  testing rammed earth soil samples, onsite quality control and rammed earth garden construction for all…

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Tender: UK-Hastings: trees

Total quantity or scope: Provision of tree maintenance services including lopping, dealing with diseased trees, emergency work, woodland work, planting of young trees for Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, Amicus Horizon Ltd and Wealden District Council. Short description: Provision of comprehensive tree maintenance services for Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, Amicus Horizon (Social Housing Provider) and Wealden District Council. Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document. More info HERE      

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Gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry

Top gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry. So at least pay them respect, says Mary Keen. Finding a good gardener at the right price can be a problem, even for the Queen. A “senior gardener” job at Buckingham Palace was recently advertised with a salary of £17,000, only months after virtually the same role, offered with a salary of £15,750, attracted no takers. As a garden designer, part of my job is to make sure that once made, a garden can be maintained, and I’m often asked how much gardeners are paid. The short answer is anything from £12,000…

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ISS AND ARUN DISTRICT COUNCIL EXTEND PARTNERSHIP TO 23 YEARS

Arun District Council has extended its Greenspace Management Contract with ISS Facility Services Landscaping for a further five years. This exciting confirmation means that ISS will have been working in partnership with the Council for a very impressive 23 years, including the new term. The contract covers some 500 areas of parks and open spaces, ranging from small pockets of grass to large formal parks, cemeteries, play areas, Arun’s Council Housing land and countryside sites. Maintenance tasks include grass cutting, litter collection, shrub pruning, hedge cutting, various sports pitch maintenance, bedding display planting and maintenance, and grave digging. At the…

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Brett Brochure Paves The Way To Inspire In 2012

Brett Landscaping has launched its Gardens & Drives brochure for 2012, designed to make gardening and landscaping accessible for everyone. This free glossy magazine which will be available at merchants across the country, is not only aimed at driving sales for stockists and business for Brett’s Approved installers, but to inspire and encourage homeowners to make the most of their gardens and driveways. There is something for everyone in this vibrant new guide which features stunning photography of landscaping projects undertaken by Brett Approved installers during 2011. Information for consumers on what they need to do when planning home improvements,…

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How to Install Patio Paving and Walling

This is a short film created by Marshalls to show how we recommend patio paving be installed. The film also covers the build of a small garden wall and how you can point paving quickly and easily, even in the rain. Patio, Paving and Walling

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