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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk keeps coast cut with Ransomes

Ransomes

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has purchased five Ransomes Parkway Meteor flail mowers to maintain King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Hunstanton and surrounding coastal areas. Local Ransomes dealer, Bartram Mowers, made the delivery. The council has implemented a new grass cutting regime, which now sees the borough’s green spaces being cut six to 12 times per season. With a total of 650 acres to maintain, the council chose to purchase the Ransomes Parkway Meteor flail mowers to increase productivity whilst maintaining a high-quality finish. Chris Durham, operations manager for the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk,…

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Wyevale Nurseries staff member goes plant hunting in South America

nurseries

A MEMBER of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently just got back from a plant hunting trip to Colombia. Ben Gregory, product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, visited three nurseries in the country searching for some unusual plants while on holiday in December. The 24-year-old from Worcester explained: “Darwin Colombia in Bogota is an indirect supplier of ours. I wanted to experience the production style, techniques and quality of the nursery. I also wanted to explore if there were any further opportunities with them for the future that we are not currently…

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T H WHITE Machinery Imports strengthens mowers team

T H White

T H WHITE has announced the appointment of Laurence White as account manager South West and Wales, based at the Stockbridge branch. Laurence brings a wealth of experience to the team, having been employed as an area sales manager in the groundcare machinery trade for 22 years. Following an apprenticeship in the Agriculture industry, Laurence gained knowledge of the retail groundcare machinery trade, spending six years with Oakes Bros & Loxston Groundcare. He also gained experience of the agricultural machinery sales business, both in retail and as an area sales manager for a distributor. He brings strong product knowledge combined with good industry…

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Makita UK marks 45 years in UK with power tool market leadership

Makita

2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the UK sales, training and distribution centre for global power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation. An unbroken record of annual sales growth confirms that today the Makita brand is market leader in the UK’s competitive professional power tool league. Just two years ago Makita worldwide celebrated a century of growth since the Company’s foundation in 1915 at Anjo, Japan. Since 1972 Makita UK has delivered a consistently successful and ever expanding range of power tools for the professional tradesman. Today, there are more than 600 tools in the Makita UK range…

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Bumper start to 2017 for GGM Groundscare and Kubota

Kubota

Next year is set to be an exciting year for GGM Groundscare and Kubota as the two leading groundcare machinery specialists celebrate a 40 year landmark working in partnership together and the announcement that GGM is further expanding its operations with the orange liveried manufacturer in the North West. GGM’s and Kubota originally joined forces in 1976 when Michael Gibson purchased a horticultural dealer business at Highgate near Kirkham in Lancashire. Over the last 40 years, the relationship between the specialist machinery dealer and the market leading Japanese manufacturer has gone from strength to strength.  This has been based on GGM’s…

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Reesink Turfcare’s Clive Pinnock first in industry to be granted LTA Level 4

Reesink

Reesink Turfcare’s Clive Pinnock, who has been in the industry for over 32 years, is the first in the turfcare sector to achieve a level four in the Landbased Technician Accreditation scheme (LTA), one of the highest training accolades there is. Clive completed all his training through Reesink, which was recognised as an assessment training centre in 2016 by the administrators of the LTA scheme to offer training to level two and three. Neil Adams, commercial training manager at Reesink Turfcare, said: “Clive has been granted LTA four status by the engineering council for his services to the industry over the last…

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Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm

JCB

A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s director and founder, Ian Webb said: “We selected JCB because in our…

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John Deere firsts for apprentice training

apprentice

John Deere’s first female and forestry technicians have been registered in the latest intake for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme, managed by training provider ProVQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A total of 34 apprentices have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, including Zoe Parker of dealer Ben Burgess Coates and Matthew McPherson of John Deere Forestry in Carlisle. The apprentices, their families and sponsoring dealers attended an induction day at John Deere’s Langar headquarters and were given a tour of…

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Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower

Pellenc

Following the successful launch of the Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart models in 2015, the company has announced the latest pedestrian rotary mower in the range – the Pellenc Rasion Easy. The Rasion Easy is a combination of the previous two models launched last year as Etesia UK operations director Les Malin explains: “We found that the manual operation of the Rasion Basic has been more appropriate to commercial operators yet they also liked the self-propelled element of the Rasion Smart. For this reason, Pellenc has launched the Rasion Easy – a combination from both of the previous models.” The…

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Timberwolf strengthens UK and Ireland dealer network

Timberwolf

Timberwolf has further strengthened its UK and Ireland dealer network with the appointment of Leinster Turf Equipment as its dealer for Northern Ireland. This new appointment builds on the existing success Leinster Turf Equipment has achieved with the Timberwolf brand over the last three years as the dealer for the Irish market. “We are very much looking forward to working with Timberwolf in both Ireland and Northern Ireland markets,” explains Derek Inglis, director Leinster Turf Equipment. “We have already received significant interest in Northern Ireland following the recent launch of TW 280TDHB, TW 280TFTR and TW 160PH products.” The news,…

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