August 19, 2017

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Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Playforce wins impressive contract to create London playground

Playforce has won a £150,000 contract to create an entire primary school playground in the London borough of Southwark. Work begins on the project at Friars Primary Foundation School in August – with completion expected in September. The project has been made possible thanks to a windfall created by Friars selling a house to developers for conversion into flats.The contract will see the Playforce team remove all the school’s existing play equipment and creating new learning and physical zones for the children. These include a nature zone with hexagonal viewing pond, a physical climbing zone, a covered stage area and…

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Landstruction strengthens design team with ‘world-class’ appointment

Landstruction, arguably one of the North’s fastest growing landscaping businesses, has further strengthened their In-House Design Team with the appointment of Tom Bannister as the company’s first ever dedicated design and construction manager. Tom has over 15 years’ experience in nursery management, hard and soft landscaping as well as the building of award winning show gardens at both the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. He has recently qualified from the London College of Garden Design where his final, personal project incorporated the completed design of a three-acre contemporary garden at a newly converted barn in…

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Mayor: Let’s help make London the world’s first National Park City

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan today launched plans to help make the capital the world’s first National Park City and one of the greenest cities on earth. As part of this ambition, the Mayor will use planning regulations to protect the Green Belt and incorporate into new developments more ‘green roofs’ (roofs covered with grass and plants which are excellent for soaking up rainwater), green walls (which can be added to the outside walls of buildings by busy polluted roads and are covered in plants to help boost air quality), ‘rain gardens’ (small green spaces which help prevent flooding),…

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Rugged reliability in revamped Billy Goat

Grounds maintenance products from Billy Goat Industries deliver consistent, reliable performance job after job, in all applications. Famed for the ability to power through the most difficult conditions and tasks, Billy Goat has now extended its range with the introduction of a newly developed sod cutter to remove all the strain from lifting turf. The SC181H is a step on from its predecessor, the SC180H, and offers significant developments. The next generation sod cutter incorporates the popular and easy to use hydrostatic drive with variable speed fingertip control for both forward and reverse. New operator controls with a reinforced handle…

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New national sales manager for Glendale

National green services provider Glendale has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Martin Ford. In his new role of national sales manager, Martin will be responsible for identifying new opportunities within the private and public sectors, maintaining relationships with existing clients and developing new relationships with potential clients across the country. The 39-year-old joins Glendale from Assist Solutions Group, where he was head of business development. Martin, who has 20 years of experience in the green services industry, was previously business development manager at Flora-Tec Ltd, following a role as business development executive at Gavin Jones. Mike…

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Smiths’ self binding path gravel

For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes beyond that, it has a wide range of applications,…

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Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve celebrates 10th anniversary

Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve this week celebrated its 10th anniversary with a community event and ceremonial tree planting. The 17 hectare site near Chesterfield was opened in August 2007, following reclamation work. The reserve was established on part of the former Avenue Coking works site, and the wider restoration work within The Avenue project is just now completing. To mark the 10th anniversary, the Land Trust and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust hosted an open day, incorporating historical and wildlife displays, and a short walk to explore the site’s habitats and amenities. The highlight was the planting of a young oak tree,…

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Nottingham debuts huge lacrosse fence panels

Huge 8m high steel mesh panels have been created for the University of Nottingham by sports fencing manufacturer Zaun Limited. The special lacrosse variant of Zaun’s popular Duo8 Sports fencing has been installed at Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus by Dawn Fencing Limited. Leigh-based Dawn Fencing has been going more than 30 years and is the only fencing contractor dedicated solely to sports. The central 30m behind each goal end of the lacrosse field included three different panel specifications to suit play. The bottom 3m comprised special lacrosse panels with dense 50x33mm mesh of 6mm vertical wires at 50mm centres and dual…

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Ground Control strengthens winter maintenance capabilities through strategic acquisition of Litter Boss

Multi award-winning external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, Ground Control, has acquired winter and exterior maintenance specialist Litter Boss in a move that will not only add hundreds of customers to its portfolio, but also bring the combined skills and experience of over 500 staff into the business. The joining of these two organisations cements Ground Control as the largest specialist gritting and winter maintenance provider in the UK. Litter Boss, which has its HQ in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, was established over 30 years ago, and has a long history of growth thanks to its renowned excellent service delivery. Primarily focused on…

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Gardens in the south east unveil plans for guided tours of woodlands and lakes this Autumn

Scientists are predicting that stressed trees will produce a fantastic display of colour for 2017. Trees in the south east, in particular, experienced stressful growing conditions earlier in the year including a drought in April and the prolonged heat in May and June. The drought in April was the driest on record and was followed by temperatures varying by 10 -15 degrees centigrade on a weekly basis throughout June. Dr Glynn Percival Tree Physiologist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and the University of Reading explains why these conditions produce colour: “As autumn colour is basically the chlorophyll (green pigment) breakdown…

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