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April 21, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

John O’Conner work with local brownies on the Isle of Wight

  Isle of Wight’s grounds maintenance contractor, John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd and Isle of Wight Council invited the 8th Ryde Methodist Brownies, under the guidance of Caroline Seaward, to participate in the annual planting of bedding displays along Ryde Seafront. The Brownies worked with staff from John O’Conner and members of Ryde Town Council to plant a selection of summer bedding plants in the raised tubs at Western Gardens and The Rose Garden. Stan Hayden, John O’Conner’s Contract Manager, regularly works with the local community, schools, volunteers and clubs on similar projects and commented; “I think that the project…

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Bituchem material used for safer playground

A newly constructed primary school in Waterlooville, Hampshire has applied over 1500 square metres of Bituchem’s most popular hard landscaping material, Natratex Cotswold, to its outdoor playground and teaching areas. Berewood Primary School opened its gates for its first year of teaching in September last year. Built to accommodate 420 children aged four to eleven, the new primary school is part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust and is just one element of the ongoing development in West of Waterlooville. Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold material was specified in buff due to its visually attractive qualities when compared with a standard…

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Nimrod Environmental tackle weed control with Avant 745 compact tool carrier

  A Barnsley based company specialising in the eradication of Japanese knotweed has recently taken delivery of an Avant 745 compact tool carrier to tackle a wide variety of tasks. Nimrod Environmental, established in 2007 by Daniel Kaye, spends approximately 60% of its time tackling invasive weeds on a nationwide basis using a variety of methods from chemical treatment to complete excavation and removal to landfill. This work is carried out not only at domestic properties but also on behalf of developers, local authorities and rail companies. Commenting on his choice of Avant, Mr. Kaye said: “I was looking for…

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Bradstone part of RHS Chelsea’s record-breaking Hillier team

Bradstone was proud to have played a part in Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres’ exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, with the Hillier team smashing the Guinness World Record by securing an unrivalled 70th consecutive Chelsea Gold medal. Vying for two categories – ‘Floral Continents’ and ‘Best of British’ – Hillier’s ‘Crossing Continents’ exhibit sat at the epicentre of Chelsea’s Great Pavilion and showcased some of the classic plants collected from around the world that are now highlights within British gardens. ‘Crossing Continents’ also featured Bradstone’s latest Mode porcelain paving collection.  Mode, the epitome of contemporary style,…

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Trio of housing contract wins for Glendale

Glendale has scored a hat-trick of new client wins within the housing industry, with a total annual value of almost three quarters of a million pounds. The national green services specialist will provide grounds maintenance and landscaping services to The Bernicia Group, Shoreline Housing Partnership and Together Housing Group as it expands its presence in the housing sector. For the Together Housing Group, Glendale will carry out work at 215 sites across Doncaster, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Darlington, York and Wakefield as part of a two year contract. The Bernicia Group contract covers approximately 2,000 properties in Newcastle, North and South…

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Gardening Scotland once again a mecca for all lovers of the outdoors

Gardening Scotland, Scotland’s Gardening Festival, was once again a mecca for gardeners, foodies, families and outdoor living enthusiasts when it took place at Ingliston near Edinburgh at the weekend. Almost 33,000 visitors were wowed by floral displays, show gardens and a tented village of shopping stands, plant stalls and the best of Scottish food and drink. The Caley Floral Hall was yet again one of the highlights of the event, packed with innovative and colourful displays. Martin Dare, Show Organiser, said: “We were once again delighted with the quality of the exhibits in our Floral Hall at Gardening Scotland. “This…

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Leading gardening author to visit Rhubarb Farm before it opens for National Gardens Scheme

Gardening author, businesswoman and National Gardens Scheme (NGS) member Sarah Wint will be visiting Rhubarb Farm in Langwith, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire as part of her two-year tour of gardens which feature in the NGS Yellow Book of gardens to visit in England and Wales. Sarah will be pulling up in her distinctive bright yellow VW campervan “Daisy Bus” on July 3rd at 12 noon and staying for the afternoon, when she will no doubt end up doing some digging and weeding The visit from Sarah comes in the week before Rhubarb Farm opens its doors in support of the NGS….

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Instarmac supports GB Athlete

Meghan Beesley, GB and England 400m hurdles runner, is back from injury and aiming for gold!  Instarmac are pleased to announce that they will be supporting her in her quest. Meghan from Polesworth, Staffordshire has already competed internationally and has been previously selected for Commonwealth and European championships, cementing her position within the GB squad and UK ranking of second.  Sustaining an unfortunate foot injury cut short her 2014 campaign, she is now back to fitness and hungry for success!  Meghan is currently training for this year’s World Championships to be held in Beijing from the 22nd – 30th August….

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New marketing co-ordinator for Everris

Everris UK has announced the appointment of Kevin Whitby as its new marketing communications co-ordinator. Kevin has over 14 years’ industry experience after holding a number of similar roles. After initially starting his career in distribution, Kevin joins Everris from Sherriff Amenity where he held the position of marketing manager for a number of years. During his time at Sherriff Amenity, Kevin successfully oversaw all marketing activities and also developed an online presence for the Sherriff Amenity website along with the launch of the Sherriff Grass Care web shop. Commenting on his new role, Kevin said: “Everris is a dynamic…

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The Weather Network UK shares tips for gardeners this summer

June will be drier than average and July and August are expected to be damp and unsettled  The Weather Network has issued its summer forecast revealing that June will be drier than average. A damp and unsettled July and August is expected to follow with above average rainfall. But what does this mean for UK gardeners? The Weather Network shares a video with top five summer gardening tips from Ian Drummond, at Indoor Garden Design: Give yourself a clean slate – remove any dead leaves, plants and debris to get your garden looking fresh Check for any pests and disease, and treat with biological…

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