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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Blakedown praised for completion of Steeple Memorial Garden

  Blakedown has received great feedback following the completion of landscaping works at Steeple Memorial Gardens in time for the British Royal Legion’s Commemoration for the battle of Gallipoli. Steeped in local history, the garden was primarily used as a pedestrian route into the town centre. The aim was to transform the site into a quality open space that was not only attractive and relaxing, but paid homage to the site’s heritage. The garden was the location of the first church in Bexleyheath. It is also the town’s War Memorial and garden of remembrance for local civilians who lost their…

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New look AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has launched a ‘new look’ competition for the 2016 AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards. The Awards which recognise the best of the best nurseries from all over the world, organised with founding partner FloraCulture International, invite growers anywhere in the world to enter. Top ornamental production nurseries that demonstrate best practice in horticultural production can compete for the coveted Gold Rose with entries assessed by an international jury. New for the 2016 Awards: There are now three entry categories to suit different types of grower businesses: • Category 1 – Finished…

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The Isuzu Grafter hauls fourth consecutive major trade award

  At this year’s CV Show, the Isuzu Grafter 3.5t rigid truck from leading truck manufacturer Isuzu was voted winner of the 2015 ‘Best Builder’s Truck’ award from ‘Trade Van Driver’, one of the UK’s main business van magazines. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Isuzu Grafter has won this particular award, which is unprecedented in the history of the annual trade awards programme. Isuzu Truck UK’s managing director Pete Murphy received the prestigious award from TVD editor Matthew Eisenegger on Isuzu’s exhibition stand at last month’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The 2015 Trade Van…

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Behind the scenes of The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden

We have exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden at Chelsea Flower Show  

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Coles Nurseries to hold open day

On Thursday 3rd September, James Coles & Sons (Nurseries) Ltd will be holding their biennial open day, this time at their Syston Nursery. The free event is open to all to attend (pre-registration required), and will feature a tour of the 60+ acre production site, networking opportunities , talks from various industry experts and a visit to a local craft brewery. Starting at 9:30, guests will spend the morning on a tour of the Nursery, stopping at various stations for talks and demonstrations on new and industry leading practises from guest and in-house experts. These will include a demonstration of…

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Perfect time to plant pleached trees

Dutch based E. de Jong have a fantastic range of Containerised trees available now. These include pleached trees in containers. These are grown as high pleached trees, low pleached trees, cubes and ‘trees with a roof.’  Now is a perfect time to plant them in the field. Great interest was shown in this range at the Gardenia trade event in Poland in February. Janny de Jong commented ‘This was again an interesting show for us on our second visit as exhibitors. Visitors were interested mainly in pleached trees and our multishrubs. Our young trees and the 3x Transplanted trees also…

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AIPH re-brands and redefines its purpose

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has redefined its purpose and renewed its brand alongside a clear Strategic Plan supported by its members. The narrative and brand project has seen AIPH clarify its role as ‘The world’s champion for the power of plants’. In summary, the purpose of AIPH is now defined as follows: Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature…

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Stonemarket launches ‘The Stone Standard’

Stonemarket’s stone expert Rory Kendrick discusses the popularity of Indian sandstone and how landscapers, installers and garden designers can assess the quality of the stone they select in order to avoid performance issues. Indian sandstone has become increasingly popular over recent years. It’s an absolutely stunning product associated with a high-end luxury look and customers put a great deal of perceived value or prestige in having a natural stone patio. However, there are many hundreds if not thousands of different types of sandstone available as paving in the UK and they all vary greatly in looks and performance. Many of…

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Big plans for the WoodBlocX RHS Chelsea exhibit

WoodBlocX will be creating an unusual exhibit for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show to demonstrate the versatility of its popular wooden blocks. The company, which is popular amongst gardeners and landscapers for its long-lasting lightweight parts and easy-to-build kits, has been a regular fixture at the prestigious show for the past two years and the team has created a less obvious design to mark its third year at the event. Henry Blake from WoodBlocX said: “I am confident that our display will capture the imagination of visitors, we are not giving too much away at this stage, however, there…

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Makita combine grounds maintenance machines with traditional power tools

  Makita has introduced original cordless power tool combination sets that pair with two cordless grounds maintenance, landscaping and gardening machines – a robust 13mm Combi drill twinned with either a cordless hedge trimmer or a cordless line trimmer. Aimed at the active home owner, landscapers and grounds care professionals the DHP453Z 18v LXT Combi drill will punch a 13mm hole in masonry with maximum torque of 42Nm and up to 19,500 impacts per minute. This useful 2-speed Combi drill has 16 torque settings and will run up to 1,300rpm without load. The all metal gear train delivers power and…

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