September 2, 2015

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CED Stone Group to present ‘Masterclass’ at first ever ScotHort event -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Royal Parks to host three harvest festivals this September -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Work started on Edinburgh memorial garden -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bounty Hunters hit Wakehurst for a ‘Botanical’ adventure! -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day at the Museum with Rochford GM -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fleuroselect and RHS Wisley collaborate on extensive Sunflower Trial as part of Year of the Sunflower -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CAFRE’s landscape gardeners celebrate Silver Medal success at WorldSkills -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September issue – Pro Landscaper -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Garden House full of ‘flower power’ on its 70th birthday -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Competition winner celebrates with a free LazyLawn -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EGO Power+ has launched its new 56V lithium-ion battery powered lawn mower -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lancashire nursery wins gold at Southport Flower Show -

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Former Manchester landfill sight receives Green Flag Community Award -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mitie begins landscaping at the NEC -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

European recognition for Forest Research laboratory services -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BS Mowers of Bristol supply The Landscape Group with new TerrainCut fleet -

Friday, August 28, 2015

University of Bradford receives Green Flag Award -

Friday, August 28, 2015

LI launches scheme to encourage new entrants -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens appoints Royal as its new president -

Friday, August 28, 2015

ProVQ takes on John Deere training -

Friday, August 28, 2015

CED Stone Group to present ‘Masterclass’ at first ever ScotHort event

CED

CED Stone Group’s Managing Director, Giles Heap, and Steintec’s Steve Burton to give Master Class at this years ScotHort. This year sees the launch of ScotHort’s very first event, being hosted by Eljays44 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, on the 16th September.  The aim of ScotHort is to bring together the Landscaping, Arboriculture and Grounds Care industries within Scotland. Not only will CED Stone Group be exhibiting at this event, we will also be hosting a Masterclass on “Rigid Pavement Design with Natural Stone – Best Practice”, presented by Giles Heap, CED’s Managing Director, in collaboration with Steintec’s…

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The Royal Parks to host three harvest festivals this September

Queen's Orchard

To celebrate this year’s food growing in the Royal Parks, free harvest festivals will be held this month in Kensington Gardens, Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park. A harvest festival is a global tradition that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. In Britain this typically occurs in September, and the festival is usually held on a Sunday. The Royal Parks has a number of demonstrations allotments, which aim to educate and inspire the public to grow their own food irrespective of whether they have a garden, balcony or simply a window box. Kensington Gardens’…

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Work started on Edinburgh memorial garden

Edinburgh

Work began on Monday on the walled memorial garden at Mortonhall required following the babies’ ashes scandal which rocked Edinburgh Council when first uncovered. The matter led to a full-scale enquiry led by Dame Eilish Angiolini into the way babies’ ashes were dealt with in Edinburgh and a nationwide inquiry into other crematoria across Scotland. Parents were asked to choose between four different designs designed to provide a private and peaceful place for personal contemplation. The walled garden design emerged as the favourite, and will include beech hedges, birch trees, a stone ball water feature, rocks, a pathway and seating and will be…

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Bounty Hunters hit Wakehurst for a ‘Botanical’ adventure!

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Wakehurst Place, home to the largest seed bank in the world, have announced the line-up of their exciting NEW ‘Bountiful Botanics’ Festival in September! Plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke, Garden Doctor Steve Bradley and John Guest – otherwise known as ‘The English Apple Man’ are amongst a panel of eclectic and world-renowned guest speakers who will be headlining at this fun-filled family extravaganza, celebrating nature’s bounty and the turn of the season, that’s taking place over the weekend of 26th and 27th September 2015. Thomas Hart Dyke is an English horticulturist and plant hunter, who, following in the tradition of…

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Day at the Museum with Rochford GM

Rochford

The Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford, Somerset saw a major turn out of over 180 Rochford Garden Machinery dealers on August 19th for the annual dealer day presentations. Following bacon rolls and coffee on arrival, delegates took their places for a presentation by Rochford Managing Director Stewart Anderson, who talked about the £1m investment the company has made over the past year with the extension to the Wincanton showroom, spares and distribution facilities. The new unit contributes to more than doubling the pallet space capacity of the building to 100,000 sq. ft. and forms part of the ongoing commitment to…

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Fleuroselect and RHS Wisley collaborate on extensive Sunflower Trial as part of Year of the Sunflower

sunflower

On 18th of August, the Royal Horticultural Society held an Open Day to showcase its sunflower trial, consisting of over 140 new and existing varieties, at Wisley. Seed has been supplied by Fleuroselect breeder members with the trial being run by the expert trials department at Wisley. Fleuroselect is the International Organisation for the Ornamental Plants Industry. The trial clearly shows the enormous diversity in garden sunflowers from the tall varieties which are favourites with children to the intermediate varieties for borders and the dwarf types for pots and patio. It also includes the professional items for cutflower production. Press…

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CAFRE’s landscape gardeners celebrate Silver Medal success at WorldSkills

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A CAFRE-dominated landscape gardening team have come up smelling of roses after winning a Silver Medal at the WorldSkills Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Agriculture minister Michelle O’Neill congratulated former horticulture student, Jonathan Gill (21) and CAFRE tutor Colin McKnight, for their success on the world stage. “The WorldSkills competition is designed to showcase and inspire world class excellence and I am delighted to see our young people succeed at a global level. “Winning the Silver Medal is a terrific achievement and we are all very proud of both Jonathan and Colin’s performance and the many hours of hard work…

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September issue – Pro Landscaper

September cover

September issue – Pro Landscaper ■News Shed: A round up of industry news ■Association News: Final six WorldSkills UK competition contestants revealed by the APL; SGD Designer Development Day at ScotHort in Edinburgh on September 16 ■ Opinion: Phil Jones argues we should still be passing on skills and experience as well as formal training and Andrew Wilson discusses that clients are reluctant to lose their recessionary habits ■Business Tips: BIM represents a new era in communication and collaboration says Lesley Malone ■Technical: As the nights draw in, Robert Webber writes on how to prepare for the changing of seasons…

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The Garden House full of ‘flower power’ on its 70th birthday

Garden House

Just after World War Two, the Fortescue family moved into a vicarage in Buckland Monochorum. Arriving at the house with their gardener and just two containers of plants, they would create The Garden House from the property’s 10 acres, still thriving 70 years later. It was head of the family, Lionel Fortescue, who gave the building its present name, The Garden House, at his wife Katharine’s suggestion. In an article published in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1958, Lionel wrote: “The deeds do not permit the house to be called The Old Vicarage. “The Garden House seemed premature before the garden…

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Competition winner celebrates with a free LazyLawn

LazyLawn_Rawlinson_028 - Happy family enjoying their new LazyLawn

A man from North London is celebrating after winning £3k worth of artificial turf, thanks to LazyLawn’s summer competition. Steve Rawlinson, from Palmers Green, won the turf after entering the month long online competition run by the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand, to mark their 30th anniversary. To celebrate this important milestone, LazyLawn launched the competition where entrants were asked to find mascot, Larry who was hidden within one of the webpages. Lucky Steve was the clear winner after being the first entrant to find Larry on the final week of the competition. Steve, who owns his own hosting company,…

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