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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers

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STIHL has expanded its range of high-performance VIKING mowers with the introduction of the MB 655 RS rear roller mower, ideal for landscapers and lawn care professionals. Designed with ease of use in mind, the powerful Briggs and Stratton engine is simple to start thanks to the auto-choke mechanism, meaning the recoil starter rope only needs to be pulled once. For further comfort, the latest offering from STIHL includes a single speed driven rear metal roller with robust drive mechanism for increased service life and minimal strain. The intuitive mono-comfort handlebar, with super soft grip, is adjustable to three different…

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Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit

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‘The Great Escape’, the garden industry exhibit spearheaded by the HTA at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, highlights some of the ways in which people of all ages enjoy their outdoor space – for relaxing, growing, playing, engaging with nature with supporting information about the benefits that this brings. Designed by horticulturalist and broadcaster Chris Collins and built by JWL Landscapes, ‘The Great Escape’ highlights the benefits of being outside and different ways to enjoy your garden. The garden is into four zones – The Orb Den, the Urban Garden, the Outdoor Gym and the Summerhouse. It shows the real…

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Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the winners of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year and RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018. Both situated in the heart of the Great Pavilion, each was selected by a dedicated panel of experts and are now on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Hydrangea RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE (‘USHYD0405’) was awarded the Plant of the Year 2018. Exhibited by The Sun newspaper with Thompson & Morgan, RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE was bred…

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HTA makes two big appointments

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HTA has announced that it will be adding to its horticultural expertise and industry experience with the appointment of two new posts in the coming months. A horticulture manager and a policy executive will build on the lobbying success achieved by director of horticulture, Raoul Curtis-Machin that has significantly raised the profile of ornamental horticulture with UK government, and begun to address issues such as biosecurity and sustainability. Against this background Raoul Curtis-Machin is taking the opportunity to pursue a new challenge and will leave the HTA at the end of June. Raoul comments: “I am sad to be leaving…

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Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition

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Timotay Landscapes is on the shortlist to compete in this year’s APL Avenue Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Each of the contenders have been tasked with creating an inspirational, aspirational but relatable garden at the show, which is held at the NEC in Birmingham this June. Timotay Landscapes’ designer, Robyn Brookes, is hoping to win the prestigious prize with her garden aimed at young families, extending their living space through to the garden. Featuring an outdoor cinema, pizza oven and a canopied play platform, the space is designed to be entertaining for the whole family. Tim Ellwood,…

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Love Your Garden: NHS Special

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Another series of Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh has returned. To kick it off, Alan and his team get together for their biggest ever project: to create a garden for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS. This colossal effort is in response to a letter from a young patient who was a victim of the nearby Manchester Arena bombing. With no outdoor space for patients, families and staff to relax, Alan and his team decided to fulfil this patients request and build a garden for the whole hospital to enjoy. Decori have…

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Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme

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Alan Titchmarsh joined Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, to present the company’s latest donation to the National Garden Scheme which brings the total to more that £45,000. George Plumptre, CEO of the NGS, was accompanied by Martin Macmillan OBE, chairman of the NGS, to receive the cheque. The donation comes from the result of sales from Griffin Glasshouses NGS collection which sees five per cent of every sale being donated to the National Garden Scheme. After presenting the cheque, Alan also unveiled Griffin’s two newest glasshouses in the NGS range – the Lavender and the Tarragon. Linda Lane,…

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Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

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Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

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Bernhard’s Nurseries have supplied multiple award-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have lots more in the pipeline. Bernhard’s Nurseries have ramped up production for show gardens this year, with the addition of Lewis Normand to the team focusing on developing this sector. The 50-year-old nursery business is producing for over 20 show gardens and trade stands across all of the major UK shows in 2018 and looking to expand further on this in 2019 and beyond. After supplying Paul Hervey-Brookes with his giant terrarium features at RHS Malvern Flower Show in early May, Bernhard’s are delighted…

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Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital

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Rehabilitation patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole are now able to enjoy a new outdoor space following a total redesign and landscape by Countrywide Grounds, the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance. The Jersey and Guernsey wards at Alderney Hospital is now able to offer a place of respite that is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff. The new garden comprises of an artificial grass lawn measuring 40 metres squared, paving, an area of shade and raised beds for the patients to grow and nurture their herbs and plants. There are also a number of new shrubs planted, along…

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