May 4, 2015

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John Deere’s range of 4066 compact tractors deliver green impact -

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bradstone products showcased at Harrogate Spring Flower Show -

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gardening gang celebrate silver win -

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wyevale Nurseries helps to plant Forest of Imagination -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pro Landscaper’s guide to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 issue – Pro Landscaper -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ground Control leads Trailblazers Apprenticeship scheme for landscapers and horticulturists -

Friday, May 1, 2015

BALI National Landscape Awards seeks new judge -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Grand Final – Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 -

Friday, May 1, 2015

SureSet increases customer guarantee to an industry leading 18 years -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Vectorworks Design Summit was a huge success -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

HTA provides update on ban of Neonicotinoids -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fundraisers take the plunge in a skydive for Perennial on World Naked Gardening Day -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stumped for garden inspiration? Create a stumpery! -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Join your neighbours for a walk in the woods -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Boningale Greensky to consult industry on installer training needs -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Landscape designer Matt Keightley to prepare charity garden for Prince Harry in Hook -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show teams up with the BBC to champion Greening Grey Britain -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Genus introduce Japanese precision gardening tools -

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glendale lays groundwork for new apprenticeships -

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

John Deere’s range of 4066 compact tractors deliver green impact

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Many machinery operators, including local authorities and contractors, are proactively seeking to protect the environment from pollution through a reduction in exhaust emissions from their equipment. As a result, there is a constant expectation for manufacturers to develop and apply the latest technology to deliver cleaner engine emissions while maintaining or improving machine performance. John Deere’s new 4066M and 4066R compact tractors are meeting this green challenge in several ways, thanks mainly to the use of fully integrated diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology. This innovation results in reduced engine exhaust emissions and maintains the required performance levels to meet a…

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Bradstone products showcased at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

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Products from Bradstone’s 2015 collection were showcased at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show, used to stunning effect in the award-winning garden, by John Cavill Garden Design. The show garden, which picked up the Silver Gilt award and the coveted Newby Hall ‘Excellence in Planting’ award, featured a round patio and pathway using Bradstone’s Smooth Natural Sandstone in Dune. Bradstone’s Carpet Stones setts in Charcoal were used to edge the paving, lawn and flower beds, creating distinct areas around the garden. John Cavill of John Cavill Garden Design came up with the concept for the garden, with the build carried…

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Gardening gang celebrate silver win

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A Goodwick gardening gang is celebrating a silver win at the recent Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Cardiff. Shani Lawrence Garden Designs and new business, Made for Gardens, created the show garden entitled Nurture in Nature. Made for Gardens is a Pembrokeshire business partnership between Daniel Jackson and Tim Wickenham who are designing and crafting outdoor pieces for gardens from sustainably sourced timber. Shani Lawrence Garden Designs is an established garden design partnership working throughout West Wales. The garden was part of the RHS Simple Spaces, Amazing Places campaign to get people to turn their grey spaces green. The…

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Wyevale Nurseries helps to plant Forest of Imagination

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One of the UK’s leading nurseries has helped with a contemporary arts event taking place this month (May, 2015) in Bath. Wyevale Nurseries has supplied and loaned plants and trees to the international landscape architects Grant Associates, who have designed the ‘Forest of Imagination’. Andrew Congera, Sales Manager at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, explained: “This is the second year we have been involved in this project and helped Grant Associates with its plant and tree needs. “We have supplied and loaned items including birch trees, clematis, dwarf grasses, Galium odoratum, Ajuga reptens, Carpinus betulus fastigiata, wild garlic…

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Pro Landscaper’s guide to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Welcome to our RHS Chelsea Flower Show supplement in association with CED Ltd. Our 36-page supplement includes exclusive interviews with the designers and landscapers who are involved in this year’s show. We would like to take the time to wish everyone involved the best of luck with their gardens and we hope to see some of you there. ■ Main Avenue Gardens: A look at this year’s Main Avenue show gardens including exclusive interviews with designers and landscapers ■ Fresh Gardens: The gardens in the Fresh category 2015 ■ Artisan Gardens: An insight into the gardens featured in the Ranelagh…

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May 2015 issue – Pro Landscaper

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May 2015 issue – Pro Landscaper ■News Shed: A round up of industry news ■ Have your say: Letters to the editor ■Association News: efig on the success of its awards’ Gatsby Gala dinner; APL announces it has joined forces with RatedPeople, a sneak preview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens; SGD calls for entries for the product of the Year 2015, updates from BALI on upcoming workshops ■Opinion: Some of the kit Angus Lindsay would like to see featured in Pro Landscaper and Andrew Wilson considers there is room for improvement when it comes to the education in…

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Ground Control leads Trailblazers Apprenticeship scheme for landscapers and horticulturists

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  One of the UK’s leading commercial landscapers, Ground Control, is taking a leading role in the development of the new Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme; a new nationwide Government run scheme for the Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture and Landscape industries. Ground Control’s National Training Manager and Chairman of the Trailblazer sub-group for Horticulture and Landscape, Neil Huck, has been working in partnership with British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and Lantra to further develop the standards of the scheme. Setting out to increase the quality of apprenticeships, the Trailblazer scheme requires apprentices to demonstrate their competence through assessment put in place by…

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BALI National Landscape Awards seeks new judge

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is seeking a professional to join the Adjudication Panel of the BALI National Landscape Awards. About the BALI Awards For more than 40 years, the BALI logo has represented quality, professional excellence and, above all, accountability. Commercial, public sector and domestic clients alike continue to choose BALI members because of the values that underpin the BALI Registered logo.  In its 39th year, the BALI Awards is the UK’s premier landscape industry awards.  Held annually, they recognise BALI members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscaped designs and schemes….

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Grand Final – Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015

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The Grand Final of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHoY) is on Saturday 9 May at the National Trust’s Barrington Court, Somerset. Over 1,800 young horticulturists from all over the UK and Ireland entered the prestigious competition this year, and the eight finalists, who have battled their way through both local heats and regional finals, will take part in a nail-biting and fiercely-fought competition, answering a wide range of horticultural questions to compete for the much sought after title and the £2,500 Percy Thrower Travel Bursary. The Bursary is generously awarded by the Shropshire Horticultural…

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SureSet increases customer guarantee to an industry leading 18 years

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SureSet permeable resin bound paving is celebrating its 18-year anniversary by increasing its customer guarantee to 18 years; the industry average is 10 – 15 years. SureSet Managing Director, Kevin Weston said: “It’s our commitment to investing in technical expertise has enabled us to increase our guarantee. When we first started out in 1997, we offered a two-year guarantee. This increased to five years in 2002, seven in 2004 and then ten years in 2007.  In 2011 our guarantee was raised to 15 years against loose stone; cracking; oil damage; UV degradation; colour change; frost damage and workmanship.  We are delighted to be…

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