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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Recipients of prestigious RHS Awards announced

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The Royal Horticultural Society honours exceptional achievements within the horticultural industry at prestigious annual Awards Ceremony Highest RHS accolade goes to Charles Williams, Carol Klein and Peter Catt Record numbers graduate with a Master of Horticulture qualification On 14 March 2018, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s foremost gardening charity announced this year’s recipients of the prestigious RHS Annual Awards. Regarded internationally as being among the highest distinctions in horticulture, the RHS presented 23 awards to those who have demonstrated horticultural excellence, personal endeavour and a passion to succeed within the industry. The highest accolade the RHS bestows, The…

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Practicality Brown acquire Midland Tree Surgeons

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Practicality Brown Limited (PBL) is pleased to announce it has acquired the commercial business of Midland Tree Surgeons Ltd, effective 1 March 2018; with this acquisition, PBL reinforces its position as a leader in the land clearance industry. Midlands Tree Surgeons (MTS) founded and managed for over 40 years by Robert Kennedy, until his recent retirement, has a strong reputation for professionalism and reliability in the development site clearance business, which PBL has every intention of continuing. PBL looks forward to expanding its Midlands tree and vegetation clearance activities, with locally based expertise and resources. PBL managing director Alastair Beddall announcing…

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New HS2 urban quater secures £10m in funding

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Plans to create an urban quarter around the HS2 Interchange station in Solihull have taken a major step forward today after almost £10m in new funding was secured. In addition, the principles of designing new infrastructure and transport connections at the site close to the NEC and Birmingham Airport were agreed, with a final deal to be signed later this month. The Urban Growth Company (UGC) was established by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to maximise development and investment at the HS2 station site and neighbouring land, collectively known as The Hub. It has been working jointly with the council to…

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Addagrip introduces STARPATH

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Addagrip STARPATH is an innovative light-emitting resin bound surfacing incorporating the latest photoluminescent technology. Addagrip STARPATH transforms the company’s resin bound surfacing systems Addaset, Addabound, Terrabound and Terrabase Rustic into light responsive, sustainable pathways. By harnessing UV energy during the day, the surface includes charged composite granules which emit ambient lighting for up to 10 hours during the night. The natural appearance of bound aggregate pathways observed during the day is transformed with a soft blue or green luminescent glow by night. The greater the concentration, the more vibrant the glow. Addagrip STARPATH surfacing provides cost effective, sustainable lighting for…

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British Sugar TOPSOIL launches all-new website

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Following several months in development, British Sugar TOPSOIL’s new, multi-platform website at www.bstopsoil.co.uk is now live. Visitors to the site will see a fresh, easy to navigate design that provides information instantly. A sleek menu bar provides all the options required, including information on how and where TOPSOIL products are manufactured and the stringent testing regime they undergo; individual product specifications and applications; a product-specific calculation tool for designers, contractors and specifiers; how to plan an order and prepare for delivery; and product case studies. To obtain advice quickly, visitors to the site can click on the ‘Need Free Advice?’…

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Green-tech to sponsor Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018

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Green-tech has announced that it is sponsoring Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, which is in its fourth year. Established to recognise the achievements of ambitious young people within the industry, the initiative has attracted widespread interest and by the end of 2018, will have recognised 120 members of the landscaping industry’s ‘next generation’. Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Pro Landscaper magazine, said: “At Pro Landscaper we are very proud of our products and their position within the market, but 30 Under 30: The Next Generation has to be one of the most significant initiatives that we have…

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Over 10 percent of RHS staff have horticulture names – Find out what they are here

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In research carried out to highlight National Gardening Week (30 April-6 May 2018), the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has discovered that more than a tenth of its 900 staff have names that can be linked to gardening. Approximately 12% of RHS staff have a name associated with nature, the outdoors or horticulture – supporting the theory of ‘nominative determinism’, the idea that people are drawn to careers that fit their names. Nearly a third are taken directly from horticulture, including four Heathers, three Berrys and another three called Moss. And if you visit a plant centre at one of the…

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Martyn Wilson – the man behind the RAF100 Garden

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Pro Landscaper sits down with RHS Gold medalist Martyn Wilson of Wilson Associates Garden Design to discuss his work in bringing the RAF100 Garden to life after an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign. When will garden construction commence? Construction will start on the 16 April 2018. Who sponsored the garden? The garden has been generously sponsored or supported by a number of businesses and organisations including the RAF100 Appeal who the garden will be supporting and the landscaping and horticulture industry not least the Three Counties Show Ground and the RHS. Readyhedge, Rolawn, Londonstone, Loknan Architectural, Deepdale Trees and Stark Greensmith,…

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Speaker topics announced for SGD Spring Conference

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Topics have been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on the 21st April 2018, where a distinguished line-up of top industry speakers from the USA, UK and Sweden, will explore the art of understatement in garden and landscape design.  Sharing examples of their work to illustrate how landscapes can be crafted with minimal intervention, by drawing on a site’s natural features and embracing the wider landscape, speakers will guide delegates through their techniques and processes to help explain the creative thinking behind such an approach. From the USA, Julie Bargmaan, world-renowned for her work regenerating neglected sites into renewed landscapes…

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Anthea McIntyre joins key pesticides committee

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Anthea McIntyre, Conservative agriculture spokesman in the European Parliament, has been appointed to a special committee on pesticides and will lead as Coordinator for the European Conservatives and Reformists group. The committee has been set up in the wake of an attempt by some MEPs to ban the popular weedkiller glyphosate. Sitting for nine months, it will examine the scientific evaluation of glyphosate, the world’s most commonly-used weed killer, which was eventually relicensed for five years by the EU in December after months of uncertainty. The committee will also consider wider issues around the authorisation of pesticides and how the…

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