October 22, 2014

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Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working Christmas Trees Week -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Penarth Park gets Green Flag status -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas at Kew -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garden cities set to bloom again -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quadron and Volunteers give Wexham Hospital’s gardens some TLC -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Broadway Malyan gets Barcelona treatment from Timberplay -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is this the end of the weed that has plagued gardeners for decades? -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trimax appoints Marketing and Sales Coordinator -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Speakers for Turfgrass Growers Winter Conference announced -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Head of School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

University of Lincoln masterplan set to mark significant milestone -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Homebase Garden Academy -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

efig members count baubles and trees -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cotswold Dry Stone Walling -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brett Landscaping highlights added value services to go ‘beyond paving’ -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Garden Isle announced as tourism focus point -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden

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Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens at children’s hospices around the UK, has started work on its 45th garden – at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in West Yorkshire. It has been an extremely busy year for the small charity with work on this, its third garden of 2014, following the completion of a woodland garden in Sussex and a grow your own garden in Essex. The new garden at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield will take the form of a specially designed ‘Meadow Garden’ which will be accessible to all and celebrate the beautiful Yorkshire…

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British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business

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British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets.  To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education).  As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk. FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside and…

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Working Christmas Trees Week

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Enterprise Plants will be supporting the industry association efig’s campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week from 20 – 24 October. Enterprise Plants will take part in the ‘guess the number of baubles’ challenge. They will decorate a tree with as many baubles as possible and photograph it. The picture will be sent to clients asking them to guess the number of baubles used. The 10 clients who get closest to the number used will win a bottle of champagne. “Over the course of the next two months we will also count the number of trees we install and the number of…

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Penarth Park gets Green Flag status

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A NEW flagpole has been put up just inside the entrance to Alexandra Park as it has been awarded a national Green Flag Award. The gardening team who keep Penarth’s Parks and open spaces so beautiful were proud to raise their first Green Flag on the flagpole. This year Penarth has justly regained its old title “the Garden by the Sea” as its town parks have been awarded accreditation in the nations Green Flag Awards for 2014/15 for excellence in parks. Alexandra Park, the Windsor Gardens and the Esplanade “Italian Gardens” have now joined the much loved Belle Vue Park…

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Christmas at Kew

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Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Saturday 03 January 2015 5pm – 10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm) Christmas at Kew is back! After last year’s hugely popular experience, Kew Gardens is offering a brand new, glittering trail a mile long, guided by snowflakes, which winds its way through the breathtaking landscape, creating a magical after dark experience.  This will be enhanced by a series of botanically inspired, large scale light installations, created by French design studio TILT. Their work has been seen at Bestival, and the renowned Festival of Lights in Lyon. The 27 individual pieces – the largest…

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SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council

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Leading independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals’ award-winning SunPatiens® have been used in Ironbridge by Telford & Wrekin Council to create aesthetically stunning flower beds for the general public to enjoy, whilst providing a display that is quick to establish, has a long flowering season, with little or no maintenance required – perfect for public parks where council budgets are still under pressure. A combination of Earley Ornamental’s SunPatiens® from its Compact, Vigorous and Spreading series has been used in varying colours – Compact Magenta, White, Orange and Coral, plus Spreading Carmine Red and Vigorous Magenta. The…

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Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards

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Horticulture businesses across Wales are invited to enter a nationwide awards competition that celebrates the sector’s finest examples of partnership working and environmental sustainability. Horticulture Wales, the supply chain efficiency project based at Glyndwr University’s Northop campus, is seeking nominations from fruit, vegetable, flower, tree, and plant growers for its third annual ‘Horticulture Wales Awards’. Prizes in this year’s contest are up for grabs in two categories. Firstly, the ‘Collaboration in Business Award’ is open to entries from groups of two or more growers or businesses, at least one of whom must work in the Welsh horticulture sector. Groups must…

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Garden cities set to bloom again

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The post-war concept of garden cities has been re-engineered into a modern solution to the housing crisis. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged to develop a string of new garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge. Speaking at last week’s Liberal Democrat conference, Clegg promised to deliver 50,000 new homes through building 10 garden cities. Clegg told delegates: “Garden cities are a vital cornerstone of our plan to boost house building to 300,000 homes a year – enough to meet demand and keep prices in reach – while still protecting our precious green space and preventing urban sprawl.”   Recent…

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Quadron and Volunteers give Wexham Hospital’s gardens some TLC

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Twenty corporate volunteers from O2 Telefonica joined the Quadron team in the grounds of Wexham Park Hospital in Slough on 22 September to carry out improvements to the hospital’s kitchen courtyard and garden. The day was part of a programme of corporate volunteering events organised at the hospital by Quadron’s Development Team, the hospital’s Fund Raising and Volunteers Manager, Mike Stone, and the Slough Business Community Partnership (SBCP). Under the guidance of the Quadron team, the volunteers set to work clearing weeds from the courtyard’s brick paving, re-planting pots and planters and fixing new wooden edging around the shrub bed. …

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Broadway Malyan gets Barcelona treatment from Timberplay

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Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan have just returned from a mind-expanding trip to Barcelona with Timberplay. The itinerary for this trip included site visits to some of the best examples of skate, urban elements and play that the City has to offer, as well as a visit to the headquarters of Santa & Cole, partner to Timberplay and esteemed supplier of Street Furniture and Lighting. Timberplay regularly run study tours to European destinations throughout the year and organised a dedicated trip for Broadway Malyan for landscape staff across the UK practice, tailored to their requirements. Allan Cox,…

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