May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Fresh – Breast Cancer Now: Through the Microscope Garden

Three vertical circles representing microscope lenses highlight the inspiration for the Breast Cancer Now garden being the researchers in the lab. The circles align to focus on a black microscope slide at the back of the garden and a circle of healthy magnified cells, where organic cellular shaped seats reside for scientists to use. The sponsor of this garden is Breast Cancer Now and the plants were supplied by Kelways and Deepdale Trees. Q&A with the garden designer, Ruth Willmott: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? I first started…

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Royal Parks charity appoints new chief executive

Royal Parks have announced the appointment of Andrew Scattergood as their new Chief Executive following an open recruitment process. Andrew joined the Royal Parks Agency as its chief executive in June 2015, and now takes on the role with the new charity. Previously he held roles at Ofcom, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Foreign Office. He worked on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for 10 years. Earlier in his career he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Plantscape targets new sectors as it begins its plant-up for summer

Derbyshire floral features company Plantscape is targeting new industry sectors as it begins the mammoth task of preparing 12,000 planters for the summer. The company, in Hulland Ward, near Ashbourne, is the country’s leading supplier of floral features, including hanging baskets and multi-tier floor-standing planters, to local authorities and business improvement districts all over the UK. Last year it was acquired by landscape services, estate management and play space services providers TCL Group and, following the acquisition, Plantscape has begun to access markets already served by the Group’s other companies, including Burleys and TCL. It has already agreed deals with a…

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ISS wins seventh gold RoSPA safety award

ISS Facility Services Landscaping is proud to have won a further Gold Medal Award at the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2017. The Gold Medal Award is presented to organisations that win five or more consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards and this year will mark the ‘magnificent seventh year’ for ISS who continues to demonstrate sustained excellence in occupational health and safety and commitment to continuous improvement. Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and…

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Leader in garden technology launches new website

EGO Power+ has launched its new website, full of cutting edge features that reflect the brand’s status as an innovative leader in its sector. “Technology is at the heart of everything we do so, as pioneers of the cordless machinery, it is important for us to have a website that reflects our ground-breaking, innovative status. Our new website absolutely does this, highlighting the superior features of our products and giving the customer more information,” says Steve Roskell, EGO’s European marketing director. Informing customers about the endless benefits of EGO’s cordless technology is a key focus of the website with extensive…

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Study reveals declining brown hares could benefit from non-native crops grown for bioenergy across Britain’s farmland

Researchers from the universities of Cambridge, Hull and the Open University have discovered that native brown hares may be benefiting from exotic, non-native crops growing across Britain’s farmland. The study, published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research, and funded by wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), shows that how crops are planted is just as important as to which crops are grown in determining their effects on farmland wildlife. Aware that changes in agricultural practices over the past century have contributed to major declines in various species of farmland wildlife, the research team led by Dr Silviu…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Fresh – City Living

Designed for a typical urban apartment block, Kate Gould’s ‘City Living’ garden sits on three different levels and transforms cold, grey dwellings with the use of green outdoor spaces. Plant supplier for this garden were Deepdale and Kelways. Q&A with garden designer, Kate Gould: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? Running to the wire, this was started in July last year and took only a day or so to pull together in terms of layout and 3D concept. The construction drawing and detailing is a long and ongoing…

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Ban on common weed killer could create £228 million council tax bombshell

  New economic figures unveiled reveal the cost to the local taxpayer of banning common weed killers to keep pavements, parks and public places weed free. The figures come at a time when no less than 30 local authorities are being lobbied by some in their communities to ban the same weed killers that are used in amenity areas and gardens throughout the UK. The research shows that a ban on weed killers containing glyphosate would add £228 million to the UK’s council tax bill each year. The additional tax requirements for funding the alternatives would require an increase in…

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Hartley Botanic’s 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show trade stand

At 200 square metres, Hartley Botanic’s trade stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be one of the largest and most ambitious in its category. The stand, which has been designed by Longview Design, will be built by The Outdoor Room with plants sourced by Burford Garden Company, will feature five handmade greenhouses and glasshouses with show garden worthy planting to demonstrate the huge variety of ways Hartley Botanic greenhouses can be enjoyed by the modern gardener. From a bronze Opus glasshouse filled entirely with rare orchids to a white Grange glasshouse dedicated to traditional fruit and vegetable…

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Hillier supports national sun protection campaign

The start of the growing season is here, with thousands heading off to their local garden centre. As well as tips on how to look after their plants, visitors to Hillier in Eastbourne will soon also be given advice on looking after their skin. Hillier is joining over 150 major garden centres across the UK in promote Watch Your Back! a sun protection campaign backed by a team of celebrity gardeners, including Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock, Joe Swift, Toby Buckland, Andy Sturgeon, Anne Swithinbank, David Domoney and David Stevens. The campaign, now in its second year, was devised by the…

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