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December 12, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Makita celebrates 100 years of innovations

  Makita, the global power tool manufacturer, celebrates 100 years of technical innovations in 2015. Foremost manufacturer of power tools in the world Global manufacturing and market presence Research and development core philosophy Founded in 1915 as an electric motor specialist in Nagoya City, Japan, the first power tool manufactured in 1958 was a planer assembled for an established machine brand which almost immediately received some innovative design changes from the creative engineering skills of Makita’s founders. This led to the manufacture of machines to Makita’s own design and the brand and its pure engineering philosophy was established. Now, 100…

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Lely UK develop news groundscare sales force

  As part of continued plans to build a specialist groundscare sales team, Lely UK has further strengthened its offering to councils, contractors and landscapers with the appointment of two new retail sales managers. Stewart Jeffs, based in South Lincolnshire, joined the team to take on a role that sees him cover Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Leicestershire; while Daniel Lake, based in Norwich, has come on board to cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, East Hertfordshire and North East London. Together, Stewart and Daniel bring a wealth of sector knowledge and experience to the roles. Offering the full range of groundscare…

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Slow release fertilisers protect hard working green spaces in St Andrews

Keeping the campus lawns and green spaces in good aesthetic condition is a year-round challenge for the grounds maintenance staff at the University of St Andrews in Fife.  A high intensity of pedestrian traffic and a shorter than average growing season make maintaining a healthy grass sward an ongoing challenge, but a proactive fertiliser application programme ensures the lawns are as robust as possible, with only the very worst damage requiring a complete re-seed to rectify. The University of St Andrew’s grounds service team looks after a total of 200 acres of fine lawns, amenity grounds and open civic spaces…

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Launching The SGD Awards 2015

It is time to consider your entries for the SGD Awards 2015. With two new award categories – Domestic Roof Gardens and School Gardens – joining the popular domestic garden categories and two categories for student entries, the SGD Awards are more accessible than ever. Winning a SGD Award is hugely beneficial for a professional garden designer, as Sue Townsend MSGD, winner of the Small Residential Garden and Planting Awards in 2014 explains: “I’m so proud to have received such high recognition for my work at the SGD Awards – it has been a very humbling and exciting experience all…

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The Parks Alliance comment on Health Commitee findings

Parks Alliance responds to the Health Committee’s Sixth Report on Impact of physical activity and diet on health: Parks are an investment in the nation’s health and wellbeing. Welcoming the Health Committee’s call to get people moving to improve people’s health, Dr Sid Sullivan of The Parks Alliance said: “Parks will be key to the success of future campaigns to tackle physical inequality. Parks provide vital health resources that help to support healthy populations – they are the nation’s playgrounds for sports and activity. Good quality green spaces are crucial to increasing the number of people getting active, participating in…

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Holland Landscapes’ Rising Star

Last year Holland Landscapes entered Russell into the rising star category in the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) annual awards. On Friday 13th March they attended the awards and they are extremely proud to announce they won the category! Russell was awarded for his exceptional landscaping skills at such an early stage in his landscaping career. He joined Holland Landscapes in March 2014 for work experience to complete his landscaping diploma at Merrist Wood Collage in Surrey. After the first week they realised Russell’s potential and employed him on a full-time basis. Within his first year of landscaping Russell has…

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Young Gardener of the Year success for Capel Manor College

Capel Manor College’s sustainable garden at the Ideal Home Show in Olympia is awarded Silver Gilt in the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015. Garden Design student Rainey Waldorf, who is studying for a Level 3 Diploma at Capel, designed the ‘Shower of Life garden’. She is delighted with the finished design brought to life: “The whole experience of exhibiting at the Ideal Home Show was wonderful and the Silver Gilt award recognises the hard work we put in. Being able to create a show garden for such a large and prestigious event is an amazing opportunity and everyone…

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New investment initiates Unilog Pro sales boost

M&M Timber’s renowned Unilog Pro landscaping timbers look set to become one of the company’s best selling products of the year, following further investment at the company’s Worcestershire manufacturing centre. With the winter months now behind us, order books are already beginning to fill as local authorities, landscape architects and property developers rush to get started on projects before the onset of summer. Initial enquiries for the re-branded Unilog Pro products began with their launch at a number of landscaping shows and events late last year, initiating new investment to step up production output to meet demand. Stockholding has now…

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Pro Landscaper at FutureScape 2014

Pro Landscaper video from the 2014 FutureScape event at Sandown Park Racecourse in November.  

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Metal railings manufacturer celebrates 30th anniversary

When a UK based manufacturing company marks its 30th anniversary, it is an achievement that should definitely be celebrated. But when that company manufacturers metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrail, with few repeat orders, and it has to rely on having loyal customer base to compete for every new project, the achievement is probably worth a slightly bigger nod of commendation from UK Plc. On 3 April 2015, Alpha Rail Limited, based in Kirkby in Ashfield Nottingham and its 40 staff, five of which will also be celebrating 30 years service, will halt production briefly to raise their glasses to…

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