September 30, 2014

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BALI-NCF Present Coping with Slopes -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Biomass Technology a key theme at BOPP Technical Seminar -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ghetto Gardener Champions RHS Britain in Bloom -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Double gold for Glendale at South and South East in Bloom awards -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Inspiration and collaboration emerge as key themes from AIPH Congress -

Monday, September 29, 2014

ITV’s Love Your Garden star slams ‘risk-averse’ parents -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Winner announced in SGD Product of the Year 2014 -

Friday, September 26, 2014

Namgrass announce new partnership with the Marshalls Register -

Friday, September 26, 2014

Awards Galore for Quadron Clients at regional ‘In Bloom’ Competitions -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Harrow MP backs gardening service supporting disabled people into work -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

‘Horticulture Matters’ report highlights how sector is tackling skills crisis -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

National Federation of Builders shortlisted for CCISY awards 2014. -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Conference focus on UK Green Infrastructure issues -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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

BALI-NCF Present Coping with Slopes

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BALI-NCF will be hosting a health and safety led event investigating the risks and different methods involved in vegetated embankment management.  Severn Trent have granted BALI access to the large reservoir embankments at Draycote Water, one of the largest reservoirs in the Midlands.   The picturesque site boasts some considerable grass embankments and will be a testing ground for a range of specialized machinery.  This will be a great opportunity for grounds maintenance and landscape contractors to benchmark a range of machinery. A range of product manufacturers and technical specialists including the HSE will also be available to discuss vegetation…

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Biomass Technology a key theme at BOPP Technical Seminar

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Biomass technology, crop protection and legislation were among the topics of interest at British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) AGM and Technical Seminar which took place on 25 September 2014 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. The seminar, which was fully booked, brought together retailers, growers and suppliers to learn about and discuss the current issues affecting the industry and also provide an update on the strategy and activities of the BOPP Scheme. Renewable energy continues to be a hot topic and is receiving increasing interest from the horticultural sector helped by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidies which are currently available. Biomass…

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Ghetto Gardener Champions RHS Britain in Bloom

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On Tuesday 23 September 2014, volunteers from Firth Park Community Allotments in Sheffield were treated to a special visit from LA gardener Rob Finley t mark the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom, now organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The visit was part of Ron’s trip to Sheffield which was organised by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape as part of the Festival of the Mind. Ron rose to fame in the USA after he gave an inspirational speech on the importance of urban gardening for TED Talks, which has been viewed by millions of people around…

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Double gold for Glendale at South and South East in Bloom awards

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Two Glendale-managed parks in Waverley have taken gold at the annual South and South East in Bloom Awards, held at Brighton & Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium. The national green services company is celebrating gold medal wins for Gostrey Meadow in Farnham in the small parks section, and Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming in the large parks category. Both parks, which are maintained by Glendale for Waverley Borough Council, were assessed by a panel of judges and scored against criteria relating to the improvement they have made to the local environment. To win gold, the highest of five standards,…

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Inspiration and collaboration emerge as key themes from AIPH Congress

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Over 100 delegates from around the world participated in the 66th International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Annual Congress held in Qingdao, China from 15-19 September 2014.  Opening the congress AIPH President, Vic Krahn detailed the many initiatives being developed within AIPH and said “This is a unique forum for bringing together the common challenges we face and to identify new ways to grow this industry that is so critical for people and planet.” Hosted by the China Flower Association (CFA) and the Executive Committee of the Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition 2014, the congress included a tour of the fabulous…

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ITV’s Love Your Garden star slams ‘risk-averse’ parents

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TV gardener David Domoney urges parents to encourage their children to pursue in messy activities such as gardening, and take them away from the Internet. Garden Provocateur David Domoney, co-presenter of ITV’s flagship show Love Your Garden, is highly concerned about the ‘disconnect’ between children and nature – largely due to rise and rise of the Internet. “Where has the simplicity of a garden treehouse for children gone, asks Domoney, where they can climb a tree and connect with nature? A simple tree for kids to climb. A connection with the outdoors”. Domoney, who also features on ITV’s This Morning,…

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Winner announced in SGD Product of the Year 2014

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The Designer Landscape Drain Cover, from Lateral Design Studio, has been named The SGD Product of the Year. The award was determined by public votes made by garden designers visiting the Show, where the ten shortlisted products were displayed side-by-side.  Society of Garden Designers Chair, Juliet Sargeant MSGD, who announced the winner said:  “With a vast range of new products available to garden-makers every year, the SGD wanted to find and celebrate the very best of them.  We know that great gardens are achieved when professional garden designers use the finest products to implement their visions and I’m delighted that…

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Namgrass announce new partnership with the Marshalls Register

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Namgrass are extremely proud to announce the formation of a new partnership with the Marshalls Register, enabling some great benefits. Namgrass are the market leaders in artificial grass and are able to remain at the top, thanks to their solid infrastructure. Operating from a new 20,000sqft warehouse, only a short drive from where Namgrass is manufactured, they are able to keep up to 50,000sqm in stock ready to be processed by their state of the art measuring, cutting and packing machines. Their strong relationship with a large delivery network gives them time to keep all of their partners, products and…

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Awards Galore for Quadron Clients at regional ‘In Bloom’ Competitions

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Quadron Services’ clients are celebrating another successful year at the ‘In Bloom’ Awards. The various regional ‘In Bloom’ Awards are part of the wider RHS Britain in Bloom competition and celebrate the contribution made by local authorities, communities and businesses in working together to promote horticulture and make their areas green and pleasant areas in which to live, work and visit.  Quadron clients picked up a number of top awards in this year’s London in Bloom, including: Gold and Category Winner – City Group A for the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Gold and Joint Category Winner in the…

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Harrow MP backs gardening service supporting disabled people into work

Sowing the seeds of success - Shaw Trust Enterprises - Clamp Hill hosts awards ceremony

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, attended an awards ceremony hosted by Shaw Trust at the charity’s horticultural social enterprise project in Clamp Hill, Stanmore. During the visit, Mr Blackman presented the project’s service users with certificates recognising their achievements and the progress they have made to gain key skills for the job market. 40 year-old Lee Emery from Willesden was one of the clients recognised by the MP. Lee is an ex-offender who endured long periods of homelessness and struggled with addiction. Lee was referred to Shaw Trust to overcome the barriers he faced to gain new skills and…

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