October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to local park

On Friday 13 October employees from Squire’s Garden Centre, Runnymede Borough Council and DHL rolled up their sleeves and got busy digging and planting daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park in Chertsey. Squire’s donated over 1,200 daffodil bulbs which they planted with the assistance of Runnymede Borough Council and volunteers from DHL to give spring colour to the local park. A commemorative plaque was also planted so local residents can see where the bulbs will appear. Sarah Squire, Squire’s deputy chairman said: “We were very pleased to be able to donate and help plant daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park,…

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Amenity Forum Conference success

‘Making a difference for everyone’ was the core message running through many of the presentations at a very well attended Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October 2017. The flagship annual conference foe Amenity Forum reminded delegates that without professional maintenance of amenity areas, every UK citizen would be affected. Those involved in Amenity keep the roads and trains running, the streets and pavements clean, our sports surfaces in top condition and our parks fun and enjoyable places. Weed, pest and disease control is not a nice to have but essential and…

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WATG unveils innovative ‘Green Block’ to help make London the world’s first National Park City

WATG today unveiled the innovative, modular ‘Green Block’ following a public challenge by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to designate London a National Park City. The WATG London-based architectural landscape team, led by Demet Karaoglu, challenged themselves to an internal innovation competition to explore how the firm can contribute to transform urban spaces for a greener future. WATG has worked in collaboration with Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer & Creative Explorer, who is leading the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City (NPC). The ‘Green Block’ is envisaged as a maintenance-free 100% recyclable modular, living building material permeated with…

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Embrace a multi-generational workforce, says Glendale

Glendale is urging employers to consider the benefits of a multi-generational workforce, following the appointment of 50-year-old apprentice Paul Valiantis. In his new role as a green space management specialist, Paul will take on a bespoke programme combining hands-on experience with workplace-based training. The national green services provider is highlighting the range of benefits to be gained from embracing older workers, including access to more experience, skills and knowledge. According to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), by 2020 over 50s will make up almost one third of the working age population. The DWP’s Attitudes of the Over 50s…

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Makita adds to its10.8V CXT range

Makita has added three new tools to the increasingly popular 10.8v CXT range in which the compact size of these high performance tools is proving valuable for confined space operations. The new Makita PT354 CXT Pin Nailer can fire five alternative lengths of 23 gauge (0.6mm) nails. The magazine will hold 100 pieces of either 15, 18, 25, 30 or 35mm long nails. Key features included in this compact and lightweight 2kg nailer include simple depth adjustment, anti-dry-fire mechanism, high visibility nose tip, low rebound mechanism for easier long pin nailing, trigger lock and LED job light. The PT354 is…

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Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan has marked a historic year that saw a major transformation of its ownership structure by posting an increase in turnover and profits. The international practice saw turnover increase 9.8 per cent to £50.6m in the financial year to 30 April 2017 with an increase in gross profit to £17.1m and a significant increase in operating profits compared to the previous financial year. The results are the first since the practices’ ownership was transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust in November 2016 with the majority shareholding transferring from existing employee benefit trusts and directors to an ownership trust representing…

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Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK

Mulchrone Brothers Ltd is gaining significant traction in the West Ireland groundcare market following the recent extension of its partnership with industry-leading manufacturer, Kubota UK. Over the last 40 years, the family dealership has been an established name throughout the mid-western counties of Ireland, renowned for providing first-class machinery and aftersales support to both the domestic and professional markets. Having supplied Kubota’s agricultural solutions for 14 years, it was an obvious step for the dealership to start offering groundcare machinery following an increase in customer demand. Speaking of the partnership, Dominic Mulchrone, co-owner of Mulchrone Brothers Ltd, said: “Continuously adapting…

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The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail

The University of Manchester has launched a new interactive Tree Trail to encourage people to get outside and discover more about the trees around them. The University is encouraging staff, students and the local community to get out and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits associated with nature and the outdoors and learn something new about the trees they may see every day. The new Tree Trail is a project led by the Environmental Sustainability team which has worked closely with Urban Green and City of Trees to develop three distinct trails that highlight 50 of the 1,500 trees…

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Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People

On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, the Woodland Trust will launch the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Rooted in more than 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK, and supported by more than 70 organisations across multiple sectors, the new Charter will recognise, celebrate and protect the right of the UK public to access trees and woods. The Woodland Trust is now looking for hundreds of ‘Charter champions’ to help spread the message. On 6 November, hundreds of people will participate in an automated, coordinated social…

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Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll

The site of Aberdeen’s former HMP Craiginches will soon feature a communal garden inspired by the historic prison’s past. Architecture student Lina Khairy’s ‘Break Free’ design topped a public poll of Torry residents, narrowly beating the creative efforts of two of her course mates. Lina’s design includes the face of the old prison clock and granite blocks from the perimeter wall. Housing provider Sanctuary is creating the garden as a community benefit of the 124 affordable homes it is building in partnership with the Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council. Lina, a second-year student at Robert Gordon University (RGU), said:…

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