September 19, 2014

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Trees and hedging available at Wyevale Nurseries all year -

Friday, September 19, 2014

LazyLawn scoops award nominations -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Palmstead Workshop announce the first ever costings benchmark for plant maintenance -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

AIPH announce winners of International Grower of the Year 2014 -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Landscape Group celebrate success at Apprenticeship Awards -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Provender Nurseries announce the winners of the Provender Nurseries Garden Design Competition -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seed Gathering Season 2014 -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Harrogate Flower Show gold for NSPCC garden -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ISS hits Gold standard with Met Office -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Garden design gets streetwise at Harrogate -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tree planting programme marks 90th Anniversary -

Friday, September 12, 2014

London pub installs LazyLawn in its beer garden -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Record number of exhibitions and events for Green-tech in next quarter -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BALI announces 2014 award winners -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Orange Plant is to cover new Scottish Territory for GreenMech -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Glendale secures FORS accredited status -

Monday, September 8, 2014

FutureScape event 2014 -

Monday, September 8, 2014

Public opposes fracking in national parks and under private land -

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fees for intervention is working, says HSE internal report -

Friday, September 5, 2014

HMP Maidstone wins Royal Horticultural Society backed Garden Challenge -

Friday, September 5, 2014

Trees and hedging available at Wyevale Nurseries all year

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Wyevale Nurseries has announced it is from this month (September, 2014) onwards able to offer trees and hedging to its customers all year round.  People can purchase field and container grown trees and hedging from the company, which is based in Hereford and is one of the UK’s leading nurseries, whenever they require them. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director, explained: “Earlier this year we re-organised from three companies into one to offer customers a ‘one-stop-shop’. This has meant we have also been able to make improvements for our customers. One of these improvements has been that we can now…

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LazyLawn scoops award nominations

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A Burton-on-Trent-based firm specialising artificial grass is celebrating after happy customers nominated it for two business awards.  LazyLawn licensees Haydn and Amanda Ford, who install artificial grass across Staffordshire and Derbyshire, have been nominated for Best Customer Service and Most Promising New Start-up in the Burton Mail Business Awards, after impressing customers with their excellent service and innovative, high quality products. The couple, who became local licensees for the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand in 2013, will discover whether they have scooped either accolade at a special awards ceremony on the 23rd October at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. Amanda Ford,…

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Palmstead Workshop announce the first ever costings benchmark for plant maintenance

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Discussion on design for maintenance leads to promise of first-ever costings benchmark for the industry Palmstead Nurseries Soft Landscape Workshop, attended by 300 delegates in Ashford yesterday (17th Sept), delivered a promise to create the first-ever ‘benchmark’ or formula which can be used to calculate the cost of maintenance for designs and schemes.  Currently such a formula or set of benchmarks does not exist online for designers to use. Speakers including: Noel Kingsbury, Colin Crosbie, Phil Askew, Richard Sneesby and Noel Farrer  enlivened the audience made up of landscape architects, garden designers, contractors and garden maintenance teams on the topic of design for…

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AIPH announce winners of International Grower of the Year 2014

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Schoneveld Breeding, The Netherlands, is the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Golden Rose winner for 2014. The coveted prize was announced at the 66th AIPH Annual Congress gala dinner in Qingdao, China, on 17 September 2014, during which the golden rose trophy was presented by AIPH President, Vic Krahn and China Flower Association Secretary General, Liu Hong. Other winners of the IGOTY awards, partnered by FloraCulture International, include: Silver rose – Fujian Liancheng Orchid Corporation, China Bronze rose – Queen / Knud Jepsen, Denmark Fourth place – Winkelmolen Nursery Ltd, Canada Golden Rose:…

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The Landscape Group celebrate success at Apprenticeship Awards

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Coventry-based green services company, The Landscape Group, has been named as one of the West Midlands’ best Apprenticeship Employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the success of the country’s most exceptional apprentices and Apprenticeship employers. The highly commended entries and winners were announced at a high profile awards ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, which was held at Mitchells and Butlers in Birmingham on Tuesday 16th September 2014. The Landscape Group fought off tough competition to be shortlisted, and was announced as the winner…

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Provender Nurseries announce the winners of the Provender Nurseries Garden Design Competition

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Now in its second year, Provender Nurseries are pleased to announce the winners of the Provender Nurseries Garden Design Competition at Capel Manor, Enfield. The winning design this year is a result of a joint effort from Garden Design students Vanessa Hoch and Rachel Pocock.  Both were students at Capel Manor, Enfield Campus and finished their course in July of this year. Judging took place in early July at Provender Nurseries with Sophie Guinness – lecturer in Planting Design, Liz Hughes – Marketing Organiser at Provender Nurseries and Richard McKenna – Director of Provender Nurseries.  The judges were looking for…

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Seed Gathering Season 2014

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At a time when Ash, Horse Chestnut and other trees are being hit by pests and diseases, it is more important than ever for new trees to be grown by communities, working together and using local seeds. On 23rd September, we launch the start of the new tree year with Seed Gathering Season 2014.  What better way to get started than by collecting from the ripening seed crop that is available, for free, in many parks, hedgerows, woods and streets? Seed Gathering Season is a time for communities to make the most of the time of year.  More than 90%…

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Harrogate Flower Show gold for NSPCC garden

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An NSPCC- designed garden won a gold award at the Harrogate Flower Show.  Designed exclusively for the NSPCC by Susanne Guthrie, the garden was inspired by a child’s journey with the NSPCC. Roxy, a newly-restored 1966 VW camper van, took centre stage in the NSPCC show garden which took visitors on a journey that began in a world where a child is scared and has no one to turn to. An uneven rocky path and tall dark planting dominate to represent how a child might struggle to find help. Moving through the garden, the path splits off into two directions,…

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ISS hits Gold standard with Met Office

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ISS Facility Services Landscaping is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Met Office Gold Level Quality Mark for Winter Gritting.  The Met Office Quality Mark is the only such mark in the industry and underpins ISS’s continued commitment to invest in its winter maintenance services.  It demonstrates that ISS’s employees are properly trained by meteorological experts, and that the most accurate and reliable forecast information from the world-leading weather and climate experts is being utilised. Each year, ISS delivers a continually expanding national winter gritting and snow clearance operation from multiple locations all over the country and…

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Garden design gets streetwise at Harrogate

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When it comes to show gardens, Harrogate Flower Show (12 – 14 September 2014) is streets ahead this autumn. Launching a new feature called Inspiration Street, the show is featuring a range of small scale designs aimed at giving homeowners ideas for tricky front gardens. Street schemes range from a ‘back to front’ veg plot, complete with salad-filled paving cracks, to a modern take on the ancient art of making mosaics, all set against the backdrop of a traditional terrace. Larger scale show gardens along The Avenue include an architectural landscape created by students at Lincoln University and driven by…

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