June 24, 2017

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‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling

Scape – a new porcelain tile for exterior locations such as patios, steps and landscape areas – has been launched by tile specialists techtile. Natalie Arkell, director of Scape, said: “20mm porcelain is a relatively new material for exteriors in the UK but design, landscaping and architectural communities are already embracing it. The advantages of cutting edge tile design and technology made possible by porcelain far outweigh more traditional exterior tile materials.” The Scape collection includes over 35 individual 20mm outdoor tiles to suit all spaces, from stone to slate to wood effects. Equivalent 10mm interior tiles are also available, which, as…

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Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live

Rolawn products have contributed again to a raft of award winning show gardens and features at GWLive 2017. Rolawn turf stockist Wyevale Garden Centres, sponsored Claudia de Yong’s Romance in the Ruins garden, winning gold and best in show. Rolawn turf and growing media were selected by Peter Dowle of Howle Hill Nursery for The Anniversary Garden by Professor David Stevens. “The Blended Loam from Rolawn is an absolute delight to work with”, stated Dowle. “It has incredible structure working well in all conditions and when we had a heavy downpour during the build phase, it really came into its…

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Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

St Albans based company, Lanwarne Landscapes and in house designer Martin Lines, are delighted to have been awarded a Silver Gilt and Best Construction in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 50th Anniversary show 2017.  The Contemporary Bee and Butterfly Garden is Lanwarne Landscapes’ first Show Garden and so they are over the moon with the result. The show garden was broadcast on Gardeners World on Friday 16 June, with Joe Swift referring to Martin Lines as an ‘emerging talent’, who we ‘may see at Chelsea one day’. Joe also complemented the garden finishing, referring to it as ‘immaculate’.  [The show…

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Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, on Tuesday 20 June, released 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, near Royal Leamington Spa, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, furry tail and big black eyes, hazel dormice are without question one of Britain’s most endearing mammals, but sadly these charismatic creatures are also endangered. The decline can be attributed to the loss of woodland and hedgerow habitat, as well as changes to traditional countryside management…

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Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Spanish Tourist Office and Turismo de Galicia are delighted to announce they will be exhibiting once again this year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Following the success of last year’s ‘Route of the Camellia’ show garden, a silver gilt medallist, the Spanish Tourist Office has once again commissioned garden designer, Rose McMonigall. This year’s exhibit, ‘The Pazo’s Secret Garden’, celebrates the wonder, mystery and contrasts of the gardens of the historic Galician Pazos; magnificent palaces famous for their exquisite architecture and extensive gardens, where formal design meets the untamed nature of Galicia’s landscapes. Rose’s romantic design…

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Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation

Landscape Watering Systems (LWS) of Dinton near Salisbury specialises in the supply of high quality irrigation products and offers high levels of sales and technical support. The company has developed relationships with many of the biggest names in the UK and global irrigation markets and has an extensive network of professional and experienced Installers. It’s director Simon Edginton looks at the latest developments in irrigation technology and practice: We tend to take the availability of water for granted, yet with all the attention given to climate change, we should not be complacent. Measures need to be taken to combat the…

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GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court

Build on the RHS’s and BALI’s GoLandscape ‘Watch this Space’ garden, the creation of BALI registered designer member Andy Sturgeon MBALI, started in earnest this week, with the help of volunteers and apprentices from across the wider landscape industry. The garden will be unveiled at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 from 3 July. Working with the RHS, BALI and GoLandscape, with the support from the APL, Andy’s design centres on a series of interconnected gardens re-using and re-imagining a multitude of elements from the last decade of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including previously supplied plants from Chelsea regular Hortus Loci. Born out of…

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Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Garden paving manufacturer, Bradstone, has supported the MS Society’s ‘A Journey to Hope’ garden which has been awarded a Silver Merit award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 15-18 June. Designed by Mike Baldwin of Derby College, this inspiring and emotive garden illustrates the journey of those who suffer with MS, from pre-diagnosis to living with the disease and beyond. To help raise awareness for the 100,000 UK sufferers of the disease and to show its support for the tremendous work that the MS Society undertakes, Bradstone pledged a quantity of Natural Limestone in Azure, along with…

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Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue

One of the UK’s leading nurseries will be launching its 2018 promotional catalogue at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June, 2017). Wyevale Nurseries’ new catalogue will include 33 new plant promotions and will be available to collect at the plant show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 20 and 21. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “Last year’s catalogue resulted in customers reserving more than 150,000 promotional plants from us. Last year’s top five plants were Phormium ‘Chocomint’, Jacobinia ‘Firefly’, Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’, Salvia ‘April Night’ and Echinacea…

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Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Bernard Tickner has been awarded an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award has been given in recognition for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture, relating to his voluntary conservation work in Suffolk and for his work at Fullers Mill Garden in West Stow. The announcement coincides with the launch of his biography, A Scratch in the Soil, on 20 June, in which Bernard looks back on a varied life. The memoir covers his military service in East Africa, a career with Greene King as Head Brewer and creator of its award-winning draught Abbot Ale, a prominent role…

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