September 24, 2017

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launch DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Horticultural nursery helps Maggie’s Centre garden blossom

Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial has supplied plants to a new garden, built in the grounds of Maggie’s Centre in Oldham. Maggie’s Centre offers practical, emotional and social support for those with cancer, along with their family and friends. The structure and space were designed by dRMM, under the guidance of garden designer Rupert Muldoon. It was planted by Wrights Landscapes. The garden will provide a peaceful and beautiful setting for people with cancer, friends and family members to relax and reflect. Johnsons of Whixley supplied a selection of shade tolerate herbaceous, edible and screening plants. Johnsons of Whixley area…

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Glynde Place wins Historic Houses Association Restoration Award 2017

Glynde Place in East Sussex has been crowned the winner of the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Restoration Award, sponsored by Sotheby’s. The Restoration Award recognises and celebrates the work being undertaken by Members of the HHA throughout the United Kingdom. These projects reflect the dedication of owners to the care and sympathetic restoration of the incredible buildings that they own, inhabit and share with the public. Owned by the same family since it was built in 1569, Grade I listed Glynde Place is today the family home of Francis and Caroline Brand (Lord and Lady Hampden) and their three…

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Ariens launches new ECHO website

Ariens Company has launched a new website for ECHO Power Tools, offering an improved user experience. The new website has clear visual and responsive design and visitors, both domestic and professional, will be able to navigate their way around with ease. A key feature is the new e-commerce functionality which provides ECHO customers with an additional channel to purchase ECHO products. ECHO build all their machines to professional standards to meet the demands of domestic customers and professionals, who want to use their outdoor tools to increase productivity and reduce downtime in maintenance. The new website has a clean, uncluttered…

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Dementia garden appeal receives initial success

An appeal to develop a dementia garden at Kettering General Hospital has topped the £20,000 mark after only five months. The KGH Forget-Me-Not Appeal had originally aimed to raise approximately £150,000 to transform a courtyard adjacent to the Lamport and Twywell wards into a dementia-friendly garden where patients can safely be active. But a tremendous response from the local community – by both individuals, groups and businesses – has meant that the final cost is likely to be considerably less because of the number of donations of time, expertise and building materials. KGH Forget-Me-Not Appeal organiser Jayne Chambers said: “We…

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LazyLawn® donate artificial grass to animal rescue centre in Burton-on-Trent

In support of the national awareness day, LazyLawn® has donated offcuts of high quality artificial grass to the Hillfield Animal Home (RSPCA Burton-on-Trent and District Branch). The dogs can now relax on soft artificial grass rather than a cold concrete floor in their kennels. Anglea Whitehurst, a trustee at the Hillfield Animal Home said: “Since the RSPCA is self-funded and relies greatly on donations, we were thrilled when LazyLawn® donated artificial grass. “It makes the kennels look more inviting not just for the dogs, but also visitors to the centre. The artificial grass brightens up the kennels and adds a…

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Estates manager wins British Sugar TOPSOIL hamper

David Sutton, estates manager at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, was presented with a hamper of food products by British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Grace Townsend after winning a competition at the recent Parks & Gardens Live event at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, which is part of The Aspinall Foundation, cares for over 400 animals across 50 species on a one hundred acre parkland site. As one of Aspinall’s award-winning parks, it is committed to the conservation, breeding and re-introduction of rare and endangered animals. In his role as estates manager, David is responsible for…

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Bennett Homes named ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ following transformational Norfolk project

Bennett Homes launched Abbotts Grange, an award-winning development in the attractive Norfolk village of Forncett St. Peter, for new homebuyers and families seeking rural living. The family-owned developer, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, creatively transformed an industrial brownfield site into a contemporary development of 17 detached homes designed with a superior specification, using the finest materials both internally and externally. Tobermore provided the developer with Roma block paving as a hard landscaping solution – the rustic appearance, quality finish and unique three-sized block design of Roma complemented the traditional homes beautifully, ensuring an ideal environment throughout. Andrew Higgon,…

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Betsy the Bee lands at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate has welcomed some giant-sized new visitors. Four new willow sculptures have been added to the garden’s much-loved collection of willow artwork which includes the Boxing Hares and Big Friendly Giant. They include 15ft Betsy the bee, an ant, a ladybird and a very hungry caterpillar who has taken up residence next to the giant pumpkin patch. Harlow Carr is also hosting an Autumn Sculpture Trail from 1 September – 31 October featuring a selection of beautiful handmade sculptures – many made by Yorkshire artists – depicting the wildlife that calls Harlow Carr its home,…

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LazyLawn® has supplied turf for the Prairie Sports Village in Burnley

LazyLawn® teamed up with European Golf, a specialist golf course construction firm, to provide grass for a putting green, a chipping green with bunkers, a nine-hole mini golf and a short game practice area, transforming an open field into a golf resort fit for a professional. In total, 950 square metres of grass were used in the project, using a mixture of Nylon Pro, Grass Park, Meadow Twist and Tee Grass. In addition to the new golf areas installed, the Prairie Sports Village also has a 16-bay golf driving range and a short game area. Wesley Kellow, assistant manager at…

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Winning design chosen for Prescot’s Market Place

Knowsley Council and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have selected Mark Wray Architects with Seed Landscape as the winning team for the Prescot Market Place Competition. Earlier this year, the RIBA competition invited design proposals to transform this unused area in the centre of the town. The competition brief asked teams to create a landmark space that will be well used by the public and can be enjoyed all year round. The competition to re-design Market Place is a project of the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The winning proposal from…

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