January 27, 2015

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The Grass Group welcome two new major products in 2015 -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

APHA at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HTA to exhibit at Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

British Sugar TOPSOIL helps reconnect children with farming -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greensquares opens new Landscaper support -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Grand Designs Live returns to London’s Excel this May -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Bulbs go for £100 each in Great Snowdrop Rush -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kew Gardens gearing up for Orchid Festival -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Toby Buckland announces new festival -

Monday, January 26, 2015

BALI challenges City & Guilds over removal of ‘plant identification’ from qualifications -

Monday, January 26, 2015

BIM compliance may be closer thank you think -

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Show-stopping gardens planned for Hillington hospice site -

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Landscape gardener turned children’s author aims to rake in book deal -

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Where to see Coles Nurseries in 2015 -

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ariens release paving snow remover -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Exciting times ahead for Thrive -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Andrew Harland of LDA Design to speak about Gorky Park -

Friday, January 23, 2015

£6000 jackpot to grow world beating Gigantomo -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Firs Farm needs your vote! -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Final call for Sponsored Scholarship applications -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Grass Group welcome two new major products in 2015

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The latest addition to the GKB machinery line is the Sandfiller drainage system, designed to preserve sports-turf areas. It is ideal for golf courses and sports fields where surface water and moss forming are a problem. The Sandfiller provides economic and environmentally-friendly aeration of the top layer by using three adjustable depth rollers and a slitting rotor. It can then fill the trenches with sand, the flow of which is controlled hydraulically by a valve on the side of the machine. The Trilo brand have also expanded in 2015 with the arrival of the BL960 Blower, proven to be one…

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APHA at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has commissioned a novel garden at the RHS Chelsea flower show. The “Beyond our Borders” garden shows one way in which the UK government is working with overseas botanic gardens to protect our environment against alien pest and diseases. In regions throughout the world, iconic British tree species are being used as ‘early warning’ sentinels (soldier or guard) to monitor and identify potential new plant pest and diseases that could threaten our natural environment. In the Chelsea Flower Show’s Fresh Garden section, the eye-catching and innovative display features three different climatic zones (Australasia,…

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HTA to exhibit at Spring Fair

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HTA are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Spring Fair, at the Birmingham NEC next week. HTA have always had a presence at the key gardening shows such as Glee and Four Oaks but with the Spring Fair being such an important show for garden centre retailers and suppliers, the HTA want to be available for the membership and will have a stand in Hall 2, no 2C37. HTA staff will be on hand to provide information and Point Of Sale on National Garden Gift Vouchers and the opportunities around gifting that the scheme provides along with…

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British Sugar TOPSOIL helps reconnect children with farming

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British Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the landscaping, construction and amenity sectors, recently donated a large amount of their Landscape20 topsoil to The Farmschool – a farming and countryside education centre in Hertfordshire that helps reconnect children with farming. 60 tonnes of British Sugar TOPSOIL’s product, which is derived from the prime arable soils washed from the company’s sugar beet harvest, was used to landscape the area surrounding a purpose-built education centre at Annables Farm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The Farmschool is the brainchild of former City commodity trader and broker Ian Pigott who, for the past…

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Greensquares opens new Landscaper support

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Greensquares, the UK’s leading supplier of outdoor living products, will open a new Slough showroom in March 2015 as part of a UK-wide Landscaper support service launched this month in response to increasing demand from professionals in the London and south east area. The move follows a substantial increase in trade enquiries since the recent UK-wide promotion of new brand launches and a substantial widening of the company’s well established TimberTech composite decking range and its indoor and outdoor porcelain flooring offer, PrimaPorcelain. “We have always had really good residential custom from London, the Home Counties and nearby territories, underpinned…

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Grand Designs Live returns to London’s Excel this May

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The UK’s leading contemporary home show, Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to the London ExCeL by popular demand for its 11th year running from the 2nd – 10th May 2015. As the ultimate destination for home owners and self-builders, exhibitors will showcase industry’s most innovative ideas and products across the nine day show, offering visitors the chance to plan, buy, build and furnish a house all under one roof. The following show sections have been confirmed for Grand Designs Live London 2015: Grand Build, Grand Interiors, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms, Grand Village, Grand Technology and Grand…

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Bulbs go for £100 each in Great Snowdrop Rush

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Flower bulbs sold for up to £100 each at a rural horticultural show after hundreds of buyers from all around the world sought to take advantage of beautiful blooms following Britain’s warmest year on record. Keen gardeners from the UK, Europe and even the United States flocked to the ‘Great Snowdrop Rush’ sale at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield, Greater London, on Saturday to get their hands on the in-demand bulbs. Many paid up to £100 for a single bulb of the white flowering Galanthus – also known as the Castle Green Dragon – which were on sale from Cambridge’s…

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Kew Gardens gearing up for Orchid Festival

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Colourful blooms surrounded volunteers at Kew Gardens this week as preparations began for the world heritage site’s annual orchid festival. A sea of colour and unique shaped flowers will fill the Princess of Wales Conservatory for the month-long celebration which will allow visitors to discover why the plants evolved to become so vibrant and diverse. The orchid festival runs from February 7 to March 8 and three evenings will feature a cocktail bar, botanical talks, music and crafts while the glasshouses is lit up. For more information, visit kew.org. source

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Toby Buckland announces new festival

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Toby Buckland, who has been chosen as the new President of The Herb Society 2015/16, is pleased to announce a brand new and exciting two day gardening event at Wiltshire’s Bowood House and Gardens this summer. Following the continuing success of Toby Bucklands’s popular, annual garden festival at Powderham Castle, Devon, he is delighted to offer a second, new festival, at Bowood House and Gardens, Wiltshire on 5th and 6th June 2015. The first event of its kind on the estate, the festival will be celebrating gardening throughout the Cotswolds. The horticulturist, writer, and TV presenter commented, “Bowood House sits…

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BALI challenges City & Guilds over removal of ‘plant identification’ from qualifications

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BALI has just been made aware that plant identification has been removed as a mandatory unit from both Production Horticulture and Parks, Gardens and Greenspaces level two diplomas.  Unit 225: Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment, is to be a mandatory unit for the Parks, Gardens and Greenspaces diploma. BALI immediately challenged City & Guilds, the awarding body, to confirm if any industry consultation was behind the removal of the plant ID unit. City & Guilds responded: “The changes to the 0065 units were made at the insistence of Lantra, the Sector Skills Council (SSC).  City & Guilds is one…

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