October 24, 2014

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Climate Change: Building the Age of Resilience -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pro Landscaper & FutureScape nominated for PPA Awards -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

APL’s AGM to take place at FutureScape -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Secret Garden -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recruit and Retain – APL Networking Seminar -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Battersea Power Station’s roof garden designs unveiled -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BALI SALTEX 2014 Grand prizes are presented -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life-changing project is helping rural businesses prosper -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

Climate Change: Building the Age of Resilience

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Barry Gardiner MP delivers keynote address at CIWEM’s one day conference on the 23rd October 2014 focusing on the social and economic case for developing climate resilient systems and infrastructure. Delegates gathered at SOAS, University of London to hear from a range of national experts on how resilience to climate change can be implemented. The event highlighted the need to integrate the future effects of climate change into infrastructure, economies and institutional frameworks now to ensure a more sustaibale future for governments, businesses and infrastructure operators. Sessions were split between a discussion of the challenges presented by climate change, the…

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Pro Landscaper & FutureScape nominated for PPA Awards

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Eljays44 Ltd – the publishers of magazine titles Pro Landscaper, Pro Arb and Garden Centre Retail, owners of events FutureScape, LandscapeLive and FutureLines and the Horticulture Careers website – has been shortlisted for 3 categories in the 2014 PPA Independent Publisher Awards. FutureScape, the UK’s leading horticulture industry event – has been shortlisted for Event of the Year; while flagship title Pro Landscaper has been put forward for both Business Magazine of the Year.  Pro Landscaper and FutureScape have also been shortlisted in the Media Brand of the Year category. This is the first time that Eljays44 has entered into…

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APL’s AGM to take place at FutureScape

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This year’s Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 November and is being hosted at FutureScape 2014, Sandown Park Racecourse. APL members should confirm their attendance along with any committee nomination forms to apl@the-hta.org.uk by 3 November 2014. The AGM starts at 9.00 am. APL Chairman Mark Gregory comments, “I would encourage APL members to come along and have their say at the AGM. It presents a great opportunity to meet the APL Committee and being hosted by FutureScape you have the added value of attending a top notch industry networking event.” FutureScape is…

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The Secret Garden

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After a £3.6m restoration, the unique Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire has been brought back to life and re-opened at the end of July for the summer season. The garden was created during the 1800’s and since then has been decaying; however superbly the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) supplied a £2.8m toward the £3.6m restoration project, in order to save the beautiful landscape and buildings. The funding process began in 2009, as applying for and processing grants with the HLF can take some time, however the project work began on site in January 2013 and was finalised in June 2014. In…

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Recruit and Retain – APL Networking Seminar

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This year’s APL Autumn Networking Seminar, held at Provender Nurseries on Wednesday 22nd October, carried the theme Recruit and Retain, concentrating on getting the right staff for your business, and then keeping them motivated and encouraging career progression. The seminar kicked off with a welcome from APL Chairman Mark Gregory who highlighted that getting and retaining staff is a big issue within the landscaping industry. RECRUIT Firstly,  Dan Lally from Slic Training talked about recruiting and maximising the value of apprentices. In order for an apprenticeship to work within your business he stressed that you should aim to get the most out…

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Battersea Power Station’s roof garden designs unveiled

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Residents will be able to enjoy a 355-metre long landscaped roof garden, designed by the architects behind New York’s High Line. Ahead of the launch of Phase 3 of Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment this Friday, the Battersea Power Station Development Company has released the designs for the landscaped gardens that will sit on top of the 15-storey apartment block adjacent to the famous south London landmark. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the architect who turned New York’s disused railway lines into the acclaimed High Line urban park, the 355-metre long roof gardens will include a fitness deck, a “woodland…

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BALI SALTEX 2014 Grand prizes are presented

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During Saltex 2014 BALI held a competition which offered an opportunity for Saltex visitors to win a selection of prizes which were kindly donated by BALI members Makita and Groundscare Products. The grand prizes were a Makita Hedge Trimmer, Makita Drill Set, and a Line Strimmer as well as the rental of a Ziplevel from Groundscare products. This years winner of the grand prize for the SALTEX BALI Competition is Jane Conway from the Luton Borough Council. They have a new venture called LTS Green Space Solutions which is part of Luton Traded Services Limited. Having previously awarded contracts to BALI members they are well…

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Life-changing project is helping rural businesses prosper

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A life-changing project to provide affordable work and living space to farming families is helping rural businesses prosper just a year after it was launched in Cornwall.  A pioneering Cornish initiative designed to offer new opportunities to those from the farming or horticultural industry has transformed the lives of those involved just a year after it opened. The Ruthvoes Barns scheme was officially launched by Prince Edward last spring, after significant donations from local businesses enabled farming charity the Addington Fund to develop the £1.2 million project to create affordable housing and workspace for families from a farming background. A…

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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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