August 24, 2016

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Astilbe wins ‘Best Novelty’ at Plantarium 2016 -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Capel Students celebrate rightfully -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wilkinsons Sword’s Ultralight Range well received -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mitie raise funds for school using hanging baskets -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

eFIG’s Working Christmas Trees Week coming soon -

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Godfreys dealership changes announced -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Royal Horticulture Society seeks creative minds -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Disused walled garden to undergo transformation -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

St James’s Park comes alive with Meadowmat -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How to hide manhole covers and drains -

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aura Landscapes named in ‘Small Biz 100’ -

Monday, August 22, 2016

Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony -

Monday, August 22, 2016

Toro keeps London Stadium in top condition -

Monday, August 22, 2016

The next chapter for Writtle University College -

Monday, August 22, 2016

Play industry comments on government’s obesity strategy -

Monday, August 22, 2016

Award winning green roofing from Icopal supports BREEAM project -

Monday, August 22, 2016

RHS Garden Harlow Carr WHAT’S ON Sept – October 2016 -

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Practical demonstrations to manage cut stump re-growth at the APF Exhibition -

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christmas at Kew returns this November with over 60,000 lights -

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Astilbe wins ‘Best Novelty’ at Plantarium 2016

Astilbe

Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY) has been selected as the best novelty at Plantarium 2016. The plant was entered into the competition by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. According to the jury, everything about this plant was right, the plant structure is perfect, it is full of leaves in an attractive, dark green colour and also has brown-bronze young leaves. The flowers have an uncommon and highly expressive colour, and the stems are a nice dark colour too. As well as the best novelty, four other plants were also awarded gold medals by the jury. With regard to Hydrangea macrophylla ‘H213901′…

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Capel Students celebrate rightfully

Capel

Capel Manor College students are rightfully celebrating this summer after successfully achieving their vocational, land based qualifications. These students are now preparing to head off to University or undertake a career in their chosen industry. One student who excelled in her training and studies, Lucy Luck, is just one of a huge number of this year’s cohorts who completed their training to an amazing standard. Lucy, who has been studying at Capel for over a year now, was very lucky to be chosen to record an advert at the Kiss 100 studios last month, along with some other students. The…

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Wilkinsons Sword’s Ultralight Range well received

Ultralight

Earlier in the year, Wilkinson Sword launched their Ultralight Range. The launch of the products were very well received and it continues to do exceptionally well. The Ultralight Range delivers tough, durable, expertly crafted and stylish garden tools in a comfortable, ultralight package that weighs roughly half the weight of traditional gardening tools. This is something gardeners have been craving for a very long time. The range features the Ultralight Bypass Loppers and also the Ultralight Hedge Shears, which were finalists in this year’s GIMA awards. Being part of the Ultralight Range, both of these tools have highlighted the low…

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Mitie raise funds for school using hanging baskets

Mitie

Mitie Landscapes partners with Vodafone HQ team at Newbury on a ‘make your own hanging basket day’, raising over £2,000 for the Avenue School – a special needs academy. The Avenue School is a special needs academy for boys and girls ages 2 – 19 years old, these students have complex special educational needs. An event was hosted for the school, sponsored by Vodafone UK and Mitie Landscapes along with other Mitie service providers. The event gave the staff at Vodafone and visitors the opportunity to get involved in creating their very own hanging basket and purchase their creation by…

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eFIG’s Working Christmas Trees Week coming soon

eFIG's

European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups (eFIG) next week-long campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week, starts in a month’s time on September 29th. What is Working Christmas Trees Week? It’s all about raising awareness of the amazing Christmas installations and decorations for the festive season that eFIG members provide. The campaign will be conducted mainly on social media with a dedicated Facebook page, using #xmastreeswork on Twitter and in the group on LinkedIn. There will be on-going posts throughout the week about Christmas tree facts, trends, alternatives to Christmas trees and more. We will cover the latest case studies of Christmas…

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Godfreys dealership changes announced

Godfreys

Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Ltd has decide to sell its professional turf business to fellow dealers Burden Bros Agri Ltd and Farol Ltd by the end of October 2016. The decision for the sale was made by the directors at Godfrey Ltd and has the full approval of John Deere Limited, and is also supported by the other dealers who are involved. Terms are not being disclosed. The sale means that the current Godfreys business, based in Hailsham, will transfer over to Burden Bros. The Godfrey business that is based in Wokingham will transfer over to Farol. Godfreys Ltd will continue to…

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Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp

park

Stanley Park is looking amazing following a multi-million pound makeover. A £3.2m project has been completed to give the park a makeover, on top of the £14m investment made between 2007 and 2009. This investment included the restoration of Isla Gladstone Conservatory. The work that has been done is also a key part in the £260m Anfield Project regeneration scheme. It has put new life into the world-famous landmark, making it a place everybody needs to see. Children from the nearby Four Oaks Primary School helped create the new gardens of the park, with the renovation including the historic Dahlia…

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Royal Horticulture Society seeks creative minds

Horticulture

All creative minds, including those of artists, architects and fashion-designers, are invited to submit ideas for The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Chatsworth Flower Show. Chatsworth House will play host to the flower show in 2017, and organisers are taking a leap away from the format that other gardening events usually tend to stick to. Creative minds from all different areas of interest are invited to create installations, but they will be unrestricted by a brief. This new category, FreeForm, encourages ‘a freedom of expression’ for the 2017 show which celebrates ‘Design Revolutionaries’. It will feature very individual, spectacular installations with…

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Disused walled garden to undergo transformation

garden

A derelict overgrown listed walled garden will be transformed into a productive enterprise by an innovative charitable partnership supported by volunteers from J.P. Morgan. The walled garden at Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre in Wilkieston, West Lothian has collapsed into complete disrepair as the charity decided to focus their efforts elsewhere, by expanding their support for military veterans across the whole of Scotland. In the past, the garden served as a place to grow fruits and vegetables by and for veterans that was supported by the charity and was a massive part of the local community in nearby Kirknewton. The…

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St James’s Park comes alive with Meadowmat

meadowmat

During the summer, St James’s Park in Central London came alive after 800 square metres of Meadowmat Wild Flower Mat was installed beside the lake. Keepers at the park needed a way to reinvigorate and brighten up the lakeside in a way that was wildlife-friendly that wouldn’t impact on the water birds that graze, rest and nest beside the water. The park needed to be as colourful and as attractive as possible during the summer due to Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations taking place in the park. Despite being a Royal Park, St James’s Park still has its share of budget…

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