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

Perennial funds new horticultural traineeship at West Dean Gardens

Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists in times of need, has confirmed a new partnership with West Dean Gardens, part of The Edward James Foundation, a charitable education trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in West Sussex. It is the first Perennial funded traineeship to be agreed at West Dean and further strengthens Perennial’s existing portfolio of fully funded placements for students of horticulture. The new trainee will assist in the day to day cultivation, maintenance and development of the gardens. Working under the acclaimed gardens manager Jim Buckland, the successful candidate will…

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Floating Bench/Design Guild Mark Awards

Renowned Dorset Furniture Maker, Simon Pirie has been recognised as one of Britain’s best designers having been awarded a Design Guild Mark for ‘Floating Bench’ by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. This award, only a handful of which are presented each year, is the most highly prized by furniture makers nationally. The panel of seven judges is drawn from the highest echelons of UK furniture design and judging took place at The Furniture Makers’ Hall in London during which Simon presented ‘Floating Bench’ and answered some gruelling questions. The awards ceremony took place in a pavilion at Design Fields, part…

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Ten per cent off the Etesia Donky Electric Wheelbarrow

Etesia UK has announced that the Donky electric wheelbarrow is now available with a ten per cent price discount. Lightweight, noiseless, no fumes and big savings on fuel – since its launch in 2015, the environmentally friendly Donky electric wheel barrow has quickly become a popular choice for those responsible for landscape management. With a powerful 1700 W engine, electronic advance management and two driving wheels with an agricultural profile, the Donky has an impressive capacity to move in difficult terrain. Unlike non-electric motorised wheelbarrows, users can enjoy up to two days of work without any harmful pollutants – in…

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Growing an endowment for Scotland’s Parks

greenspace scotland has announced that it has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks. This project will develop a £1m endowment fund for Scotland’s parks. It is the first step towards their ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next three years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment…

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APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners World Live once again impresses the judges

The five gardens built on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live have once again impressed judges, with this year’s results improving on last year. Lanwarne Landscapes has taken home the Best Construction award as well as a Silver-Merit, and two of the APL’s gardens, Living Gardens and Big Fish Landscapes, taking home a Gold. With all of the APL gardens taking home at least a Silver-Merit, it once again shows proof of the high quality that APL Accreditation offers. The five gardens at the competition received: GOLD – Living Gardens, Lancashire. Designed by: Peter Cowell & Monty Richardson, Living…

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Brutal beauty of Britain’s brownfield sites to be championed by RHS Hampton show garden

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A conceptual garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will highlight the surprising beauty of Britain’s brownfield, urban sites and the important role they have to play in creating the communities of tomorrow. ‘Brownfield – Metamorphosis’ by designer Martyn Wilson will take an abstract look at regeneration and demonstrate nature’s ability to succeed against the odds and transform an open space. Show visitors will be greeted by a series of monolithic steel structures that reference the manufacturing industries of the Industrial Age. On closer inspection, the steel appears twisted and torn – a nod to the decline of…

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The Cambridge to Oxford connection: ideas competition – coming soon

An upcoming ideas competition will offer the opportunity to broad multidisciplinary teams of placemakers, urban designers, related specialists and others to create conceptual proposals that creatively link new infrastructure with sustainable placemaking in the UK’s leading growth corridor. The free-to-enter competition will seek ideas for balancing placemaking with development within the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. The competition is the initiative of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), which was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to: “Make recommendations to maximise the potential of the Cambridge – Milton…

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Autumn at Kew Gardens – 7 – 29 October 2017

As the year shifts from summer into autumn and the landscape comes alive with its fiery hues, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will celebrate this inspiring season with both a brand new festival and stunning exhibition showcasing the transient and reflective beauty of nature and our connection with the natural world. Sixteen diverse and organic works of art by four different artists will be dotted around the wilder parts of Kew’s Arboretum, sitting amongst some of its spectacular heritage trees and wide-reaching vistas. These incredible pieces of environmental art will be site-specific, responding to Kew’s changing environment and made entirely…

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What to do with grass cuttings

When choosing a new mower, one of the questions to ask yourself is, do you want the option to bag, mulch or discharge the clippings? There are benefits to each, which makes 3-in-1 machines, which have the capability to do all of these, a great choice. With a 3-in-1 mower, by removing the collection bag, the cuttings can be released through the back of the mower. The rear discharge option is perfect to use if the grass is damp, as it prevents it from clogging up the machine. Not only that, but, if mown regularly, a rear discharge model will…

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Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show

One of the UK’s leading nurseries has this month (June, 2017) entered seven new plants in to the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. The Hereford-based Wyevale Nurseries has submitted Morus ‘Mojo Berry’, Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ to name but a few, to the event, which takes place on June 20 and 21 at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry. Ben Gregory, product development manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show are sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and…

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