May 24, 2015

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Ben promoted to product development coordinator -

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Actress wins major prize for garden design -

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project -

Friday, May 22, 2015

RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Are grandparents the secret weapon to defending Britain’s gardening heritage? -

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ground advice at Chelsea from Terrain Aeration -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

gt Specifier team expands -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Intelligent controller takes irrigation management to the next level -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Capel achieves Silver-Gilt Award while Royals visit Chelsea -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pershore College students tour Wyevale Nurseries -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

LECHUZA unveils full ranges and a taste of the future at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Etesia offer two year warranty on machines for commercial use -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ground Control to complete £1M design and build commercial project in June -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

JOG Contractors buys its first Bobcat compact excavators -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HTA & APL members have a record-breaking year at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Corby pub-goers relax on giant grass sofa -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ben promoted to product development coordinator

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Ben Gregory from Worcester has this month (May, 2015) been promoted to product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. The 23-year-old will liaise with the sales and production teams at the company to define areas to investigate and innovate. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “I would like to congratulate Ben on his promotion. “Within his role Ben will investigate methods of adding value by the evaluation of new stock to the nursery and different ways of presenting current lines and ranges to our customers in the amenity and retail sectors. “It is a new…

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Actress wins major prize for garden design

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Former TV presenter, actress and model Kate Durr has won a major prize at one of the UK’s leading horticultural shows just months after starting out on a budding new career in garden design. The 47-year-old  mother-of-three was ‘thrilled silly’ after achieving a Best Festival Garden award at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival. Mrs Durr, formerly Kate Charman, had earlier been awarded £3,000 with which to create a garden at the prestigious four-day event, attended by around 90,000 people earlier this month. Calling her garden Constraining Nature, Mrs Durr, whose actor husband Jason Durr is best known…

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Olympic Park and Liverpool ONE landscape experts join London’s Garden Bridge project

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An award-winning British company that helped turn London’s internationally-acclaimed Olympic Park green, and has been heavily involved in the innovative Liverpool ONE urban park, has been chosen as the landscaping contractor for the new Garden Bridge, scheduled to open in 2018. The Garden Bridge will be a new pedestrian footbridge with 6,000 sq m of brand-new garden featuring 270 trees, 2,000 shrubs, hedging plants and climbers, over 22,000 hardy perennials, ferns and grasses and 64,000 bulbs, which will enhance London’s reputation as one of the greenest cities in the world. The Bridge will be free and open to all residents,…

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RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 announced

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The search for the UK’s top young floristry talent has come to an end as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and British Floristry Association (BFA) name Charlotte Marrant as this year’s RHS Young Florist of the Year for her spectacular Alice in Wonderland inspired floral creation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On winning the award 24 year old Charlotte from Eden Taunton Floral Design said, ‘I am shocked and delighted to be named RHS Young Florist of the Year as the talent this year was extremely high and I was up against some very stiff competition. This is the…

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Sussex Garden Designer joins BBC Chelsea & Gardeners World teams

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After great reception to Juliet’s debut piece last Friday on BBC2 Gardeners World, Juliet has now joined Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift et al in covering the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Juliet Sargeant filming on Darren Hawkes’s garden for BBC2 coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. On Gardeners World Juliet covered: The use of gardening therapy in treatment of people with mental illness at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. Interviewing and gardening with two young men, who have found gardening tremendously helpful in their recovery. At Chelsea Juliet has covered : Chris Beardshaw’s garden designed to…

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Are grandparents the secret weapon to defending Britain’s gardening heritage?

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As Britain’s best garden designers and horticulturists celebrate their successes at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a survey from Homebase, one of the UK’s biggest garden retailers, reveals that the nation’s gardening know-how is in danger of being lost to future generations. The survey, which questioned people about their gardening knowledge to discover who is teaching the younger generation basic gardening skills, suggests that grandparents could be the secret-weapon in helping Britain maintain its reputation as a nation of gardeners. The results show that nearly one third of 16-24 year olds learnt about gardening from their grandparents, compared to…

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Ground advice at Chelsea from Terrain Aeration

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The timing of Chelsea Flower Show also signifies the ideal time for aerating the ground. This is best done before the British summer strikes and lack of rainfall means the ground is hard. Terrain Aeration report a considerable number of enquiries stemming from advice being given at the Chelsea Flower Show. The experts have been advising that aeration is vital for compacted soil, to relieve waterlogging and get oxygen to the root zone. As a direct result Terrain Aeration have had numerous enquiries and requests from growers and landscapers for site inspections for flower gardens, lawns, a football pitch with…

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Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal

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Scotscape are delighted to announce that Marston and Langinger’s Rose Potager Garden at Chelsea 2015 has been awarded with a Five Star Trade Stand medal. Constructed by the specialist team at Scotscape the beautiful outdoor room adorned with fragrant roses is an English classic. Scotscape’s construction team can help to install your garden rooms, conservatories and gardens and bring your design plans to life. Many congratulations to the Marston and Langinger team.

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gt Specifier team expands

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The gt Specifier team has expanded with the arrival of Francis Peters, a history graduate from York St John University who joins as Specification Assistant. Francis will be assisting and supporting the team with research and analysis projects which include sourcing information on upcoming and ongoing landscaping projects and estimating project costs. gt Specifier is the specification arm of leading landscape supplier Green-tech; working with landscape architects and specifiers to offer technical support, advice and solutions for  landscaping projects. Green-tech now boasts a team of 50 and continues to go from strength to strength.  The number of product lines it…

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Intelligent controller takes irrigation management to the next level

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A new high-tech control system enables landscape contractors to control customers’ irrigation systems from anywhere in the world. Hydrawise is operated through a smartphone or tablet using an app available on iOS and Android, or through a web browser. The controller uses a home wireless internet connection to access real time data from local weather stations, and adjusts the sprinklers’ watering schedule to suit the conditions. The Hydrawise controller can be retrofitted to existing irrigation systems quickly and simply, enabling contractors to offer an efficient, effective managed watering and system management service to multiple customers in any location where they…

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