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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

RHS Wisely Go Green with Pellenc

Pellenc

RHS Wisley has purchased a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered Pellenc equipment to keep tree & hedge cover along with grass clippings & debris in check, quietly and without fumes. Wisley – the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s leading horticultural organisations and now operates a fleet of Pellenc Helion hedgecutters and Airion blowers to help maintain its 360 acre estate. Peter Anderson, machinery maintenance engineer at Wisley also added the Pellenc Solerion solar panel charging station to ensure that all batteries are always ready to be used when required. Over the past two years,…

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Makita’s new cut-and-crush shredder makes light work of branches

Makita

Garden composting is universally recommended as the sustainable alternative to the now restricted use of bonfires.  But how do you get rid of branches cut from trees and shrubs that will not rot down for years?  The best method is to run them through a shredder and then add that valuable organic waste to the compost heap. The new Makita UD2500 230v electric shredder is the answer for commercial garden maintenance operations and for use on larger domestic properties where tree pruning is a regular occurrence. The 2,500w motor drives a horizontal rotating toothed cylinder that crushes the timber down…

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Henton & Chattell moves into the long grass with Billy Goat

Henton & Chattell

Britain’s largest distributor of powered garden machinery for the domestic and amenity markets, Henton & Chattell, is about to move into the long grass with a range of powerful commercial cutting and clean-up equipment. Henton & Chattell, the Nottingham-based company with a UK-wide distributor network, has taken on the sole UK distribution rights for the American-made Billy Goat range of land clearing, powerful blowers and other equipment. “We are delighted to be working with Billy Goat, who are highly respected for their engineering excellence and innovative designs” says Henton & Chattell managing director, Peter Chaloner. “Billy Goat products are for…

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Cub Cadet at The Bournville Village Trust

Cub Cadet

The home of Cadbury’s Chocolate is also home to a fleet of 4 Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Tractors to keep the verges and green areas in pristine condition. “Our yellow ride-on mowers are a common sight in Bournville, where they mow between 5 km2 and 15km2 every day of the week” said Keith Goddard, Foreman of The Bournville Village Trust. Keith and his team are tasked with the maintenance of greenery in residential and landscaped areas in the Birmingham suburb including the Bournville Estate. They appreciate the technical support they get from their Cub Cadet Specialist Dealer, Express Mowers in Stourbridge….

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The professional touch with the new Kubota GR2120S

Kubota

Leading manufacturer of groundcare solutions, Kubota, has launched the GR2120S ride-on mower designed to provide the perfect finish for professional gardeners. Launched following the success of the GR2120, the updated ‘S’ model features a new side discharge or mulching option, offering users more control where collection is not required. The GR2120S also offers increased ground clearance, allowing it to travel over more challenging terrain with ease. Powered by a 21hp diesel engine, the ride-on mower features simple to use hydrostatic transmission (HST) with a single pedal, making speed and directional changes extremely smooth. The GR2120S’ easy to adjust cutting height…

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Why St Ninian’s banks on Toro

Toro

A newly constructed school situated on steep slopes needed a mower that could cope with the ups and downs of grounds maintenance more than most – So they chose a Toro. St Ninian’s Lower School in Onchan, on the Isle of Man, moved to its new £37 million site in September 2012. Built on a field with a natural fall of 17 metres from top to bottom, sports facilities such as tennis courts and football pitches had to be carved out of the landscape to form flat tiers. But this created steep banks in between each tier, posing a problem…

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CAMON TC07 Turf Cutter – Filming ITV’s Love Your Garden show

  It was Lights, Camera, Action for the CAMON TC07 Turf Cutter seen here during filming for the new series of ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ with Alan Titchmarsh  

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The Revamped Toro Groundsmaster 4000-D Rotary Range

Toro

Toro’s Groundsmaster 4000-D rotary mower range has been revamped to offer dramatic efficiency savings without compromising on performance or productivity. And, better yet, intelligent power- and fuel-use technologies mean that the 4000-D and 4100-D models are leading the way in complying with new EU emissions regulations for non-road vehicles. The key is Smart Power. Acting as the ‘brains’ of the machine, this revolutionary system automatically controls mowing speed and optimises cutting performance. It particularly prevents bogging down in heavy turf, providing an unmatched quality of cut even in difficult conditions and/or when operated by a new user. The result is…

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GreenMech QuadChip 160

   

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Be prepared for ice and snow this winter

Snow

Although the longest day may have passed it is summer and seems hardly the time to be thinking about the winter and snow. Then again it pays to start planning now for efficient snow and ice control so you’re fully prepared for the depths of winter. That is the advice from SnowEx who know a thing or two about winter maintenance, especially where Health and Safety legislation makes increasing demands on facilities management. SnowEx salt and grit spreaders have grown to become the professional choice across the UK and Europe. Designed to perform in the harshest conditions in the USA…

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