March 4, 2015

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Landform Consultants proud to adopt Makita’s 4-stroke blower -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LazyLawn seeks Birmingham landscaper for licence opportunity -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Grace Landscapes appoints three new board directors -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natural Capital Committee present London seminar on ‘A breakthrough in green infrastructure’ -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Excellence in Paving Celebrated at Annual Brett Landscaping Awards -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kew Gardens funding is ‘recipe for disaster’, warn MPs -

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Positive Power of Plants -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Harrod Horticultural are set to be the headline sponsor for the Society of Garden Designers Awards for 2015 -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A seminar with Anthony Paul 29th April at Barcham Trees -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Soha Housing -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New garden centre cement and mortar range is first of its kind -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2015 issue – Pro Landscaper -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A guide to gardening with social media tool Pinterest -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Landscape Institute response to Prime Ministers announcement -

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Hampshire’s first Garden Destination Centre -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Great Yorkshire Show – Tickets On Sale -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ground Control awarded national grounds maintenance contract for Sainsburys’s stores -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Landscape Institute host training events at EcoBuild -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Innovative flooding solutions revealed in film competition -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Advanced Turf Technology branch in sports turf maintenance with updated INFiNiSystem -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Landform Consultants proud to adopt Makita’s 4-stroke blower

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  Landscape design guru and managing director of Landform Consultants Mark Gregory uphold’s great esteem forMakita’s 4-stroke blower due to it speeding up the production process. “I’m really impressed with Makita’s 4-stroke blower and it’s saving us a great deal of time. Over the past two years we have changed our tool inventory lock, stock and barrel to Makita.” Landform build award-winning show gardens, provide landscape designs and construction, together with a full grounds maintenance service in the UK and overseas. “Makita tools are a perfect companion for our garden construction requirements: powerful, totally reliable and always the first choice of…

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LazyLawn seeks Birmingham landscaper for licence opportunity

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Birmingham-based landscapers and home improvement firms are invited to join the LazyLawn revolution, as the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand is looking to train an exclusive licensed installer in the city. Due to growing demand for its turf in the area, LazyLawn needs to add to its professional network of accredited installers, who ensure a quality level of service and workmanship, and is now rolling out its green carpet to a new licensee in Birmingham. LazyLawn, which is the go-to brand for synthetic grass, installs 350,000 sq metres of artificial grass in the UK every year and has seen demand…

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Grace Landscapes appoints three new board directors

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        Grace Landscapes Ltd based in Mirfield West Yorkshire, commercial landscape construction and maintenance Company has welcomed three new directors to the board. John Peacock, Finance Director responsible for Finance and Human Resources, he has been with the company since April 2013. John has worked in finance for 20 years, with the last 10 years being in Senior Management roles within the manufacturing and construction sectors. It is his role to manage the finance department and liaise with external bodies including the Bank, Inland Revenue, Auditors, Solicitors and Companies House. Jo Hardingham, Commercial Director joined Grace Landscapes…

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Natural Capital Committee present London seminar on ‘A breakthrough in green infrastructure’

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    A Green Infrastructure Partnership seminar, on the independent Natural Capital Committee’s third report ‘A Breakthrough in Green Infrastructure?’ will take place on Wednesday 25 March at Arup’s Fitzroy Street offices in central London. Supported by Arup, the seminar is aimed at ‘anyone who cares about the country’s parks, green spaces, and wider networks of green infrastructure including: local authority councillors and officers; landscape architects; academics; policy-makers; third sector organisations managing green spaces; planners; ecologists; local nature partnerships; and local economic partnerships’. The NCC published its third – and possibly final – report, The State of Natural Capital in…

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Excellence in Paving Celebrated at Annual Brett Landscaping Awards

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Excellence in paving installation was rewarded by Brett Landscaping and Building Products at the company’s annual Approved Installer Awards, which celebrate the achievements of paving contractors who are members of their prestigious Brett Approved Installer (BAI) scheme. The coveted awards are open to all BAIs, who submit their portfolios for scrutiny by an independent judging panel of landscaping specialists, including paving expert Tony McCormack.  Further awards for Contractors’ Choice were voted for at the event by the installers themselves. With over 300 entries representing in excess of 65% of the installer membership, the judges saw a showcase of the high-quality…

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Kew Gardens funding is ‘recipe for disaster’, warn MPs

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Government criticised over short-term, stop-start funding, which has meant that Kew’s managers cannot plan for its long-term future Financial problems at the gardens revealed a £5m hole in the budgets for Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, resulting in the loss of more than 100 jobs. World class research at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London is being undermined by the government’s financial mismanagement of the organisation, MPs have warned. Funding for the renowned Kew Gardens was “a recipe for disaster” that took big decisions out of the hands of managers and left them unable to plan for the site’s long-term…

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The Positive Power of Plants

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EXPERTS are to use state-of-the art facial recognition technology to reveal that some plants make us happier than others. A unique public experiment to answer the simple question: which plant makes the nation the most happy? is being launched this week. The top 100 plants nominated by the public which will be voted on via social media to produce a top-20 list in time for the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. TV gardener David Domoney will create a Chelsea science and educational exhibit featuring the shortlist – complete with special cameras to monitor visitor reactions to individual plants. By the end…

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Harrod Horticultural are set to be the headline sponsor for the Society of Garden Designers Awards for 2015

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Harrod Horticultural are delighted to announce that they are the headline sponsor for the 2015 SGD awards.  Managing Director, Stephanie Harrod said “ We have chosen to sponsor these celebrated awards as the SGD has been championing excellence in garden design for over 30 years and we feel this is the perfect fit for our prestigious Harrod Horticultural brand.” Being the headline sponsor for the 2015 SGD awards is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our award winning UK designed and manufactured range of garden structures.   Our trade department has grown from strength to strength since its inception over…

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A seminar with Anthony Paul 29th April at Barcham Trees

Anthony Paul

Learning about and loving nature and trees and plants are essential ingredients, in Anthony’s opinion, to being a good garden designer and of course gardener —respecting and knowing that a tree or an ancient plant has a spirit or significance, maybe even sacred and that our life on earth is totally connected to plants–is the first basic rule to creating your business—this mantra should be deeply woven into our design philosophy. He hopes that the established gardeners and new designers who attend his talk at Barcham Trees in April will find some sort of connection to his observations. For further…

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John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Soha Housing

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  John O’Conner (GM) Ltd has been awarded Soha Housing’s grounds maintenance contract following a comprehensive tendering process assessing both price and quality offers. Soha residents were involved throughout the process from agreeing the contract specification to selecting the Contractor who offered the best value for money, quality and added value offer. John O’Conner is an award winning family owned company established for over 45 years. A key innovation in  the contract bid included utilising this expertise to establish a ‘partnership relationship’ philosophy, working closely with residents to ensure the service matches their needs and providing added value initiatives such…

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