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

Sunderland City Council landscape team wins RTPI Award

Prize is for improvements to the seafront at Roker and Seaburn The council’s seafront scheme beat stiff competition to win an RTPI award. All photos by Sunderland City Council The landscape and planning team at Sunderland City Council has  won the ‘Excellence in planning and design for the public realm’ category at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence for its work to breathe new life into Marine Walk, Roker and Seaburn Promenade. Five schemes were shortlisted for the award with Sunderland beating, among others, the athlete’s village used during the London 2012 Olympics and a play park built as part…

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Competition winner sows seeds for success

An innovative new business set up by entrepreneurial student Dan Robson, has jointly won the top award in Northumbria University’s Business Challenge competition. Now in its tenth year, the competition was open to all students and recent graduates who have a business idea or have recently begun trading. Competition judges faced a tough decision choosing between Green Digit Gardening’s environmentally friendly SEEDCELL product and Moltin’s ecommerce software. After long deliberations the judges awarded the top prize to both companies. Green Digit Gardening was set up by Design for Industry graduate Dan Robson after working on placement in a plastics packaging factory. He realised that packaging…

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Go Green for HortAid 1-14 September 2014

How will you Go Green to raise funds for Perennial to help horticulturists in crisis? Whether you don a green morph suit for the day or pledge to cycle to work for two weeks, Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists in crisis, is calling on the industry and the garden-loving public to ‘go green’ and raise funds for its 175th anniversary appeal. The charity, which is on track to raise £175,000 during 2014, hopes the ‘go green’ theme will strike a cord with all those working in horticulture. Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Development, said; “HortAid 2014 is a…

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John O’Conner’s 25 Green Flag Awards for clients in 2014

John O’Conner, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to have supported their clients and local community groups to achieve 25 Green Flags across their contracts, bringing considerable social, safety and environmental benefits to the local neighbourhoods. The Green Flag scheme, which was launched in 1996, has done a huge amount to raise the standard of parks and green spaces in England and Wales. These days it is managed by a consortium comprising Keep Britain Tidy, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, and GreenSpace. “We are delighted to have…

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ISS UK wins total FM contract with Edinburgh Colleges

ISS UK has won a contract to provide both hard and soft Facility Management services to Edinburgh College, Scotland, one of the UK’s largest regional colleges. Edinburgh College was formed in 2012 following the merger of Edinburgh’s Telford, Jewel & Esk and Stevenson Colleges. ISS services will cover four main campuses and five satellite sites, delivering a mixture of support functions including services such as cleaning, maintenance, security and landscaping. This award, which commences 1 August 2014, means that ISS Education in UK has not only retained their cleaning contract with the College but has added additional sites and services….

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New HQ at Stoneleigh Park for BALI

The headquarters of a UK trade association for the landscape industry has moved into a newly refurbished building on Stoneleigh Park. The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), which has a membership of over 760 professional garden designers, landscapers and suppliers of products and services to the landscape industry, has been based on the Warwickshire park since 1999. BALI’s new Landscape House will continue to be a central hub for membership services from where its team of around a dozen staff will provide members with business, technical and promotional support and handle enquiries from potential members. The two-storey building underwent a major…

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UK’s oldest flower show is still blooming

The Victorian residents of Taunton were just as enthusiastic When Anne Leamon began researching for her new book, History of Taunton Flower Show, she had no idea that the show would prove to be the second oldest of its kind in the world. But the popular West Country event, which was first held in 1831, has proved to be the oldest, and longest running, flower show in Britain, and she says: “Philadelphia only beats us to the world title by two years.” The 2014 show opens tomorrow in Vivary Park, Taunton, and as always continues on Saturday. Organisers had always…

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Manchester residents will be able to book ‘on-demand’ garden

Magnetic North plots a solution for gardenless city dwellers The residents of Manchester will soon be able to book a slot within the UK’s first ‘on-demand’ garden space. The pilot project ‘Plot’, from Magnetic North, will explore the idea of creating private garden spaces that can be booked by the hour within city centres. It will launch as part of the urban gardening festival Dig the City – which takes place from August 2 to 10 – and will be located on the roof garden of the Barton Arcade. The space, which will be free to use, is designed to meet the needs…

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Living Landscapes’ Recipe for a Successful Show Garden

What makes a great show garden? We’ve been learning a lot about that in the last two years. And with three Silver-Gilt medals and a People’s Choice award now under our belt, we must be doing something right. So we thought we’d dissect our latest success for you — the Silver-Gilt medal winning Al Fresco garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 — to find out which ingredients really made it special… 11 Vital Ingredients of a Successful Show Garden: Garden Design: Peter Reader’s design for Al Fresco was conceptually excellent, but also highly functional, as well as ‘a…

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Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up a new apprentice

A renowned gardener and radio star believes today’s youngsters are reluctant to go into apprenticeships after he spent six months trying to find new recruits without success. BBC Essex’s gardening expert Ken Crowther says the search for new apprentice employees for his garden maintenance company, Crowther Landscapes, has been a “nightmare”. “Apprentices nowadays feel a bit like dogsbodies and leave. But we had to do it in my day. “I made tea and did all the hard labour for years before I learned to be a proper gardener. People aren’t willing to do that these days.” His company has been…

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