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January 18, 2018

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Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

BASIS launches new Lawn Assured Standard -

Sunday, January 14, 2018

RFS support for National Forest grey squirrel partnerships

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is supporting the National Forest Company (NFC)’s new Grey Squirrel Strategy and is looking forward to working in active collaboration with other owners to protect woodlands in the region from damage. The RFS’s Battram Wood was among the first to be established in The National Forest, with most of trees planted in 1999-2001. The species mix includes English oak and other broadleaved trees which are particularly vulnerable to squirrel attack between the ages of 10-40years. RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd says: “The National Forest is the perfect location to establish collaborative projects to control grey…

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A Suffolk collaboration is set to show Irises at The Chelsea Flower Show

Howard Wholesale Nurseries, from Wortham, in collaboration with Sarah Cook, holder of the Plant Heritage National Collection of Irises bred by Sir Cedric Morris, have been allotted space in the Grand Pavilion at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. The stand will be showcasing Tall Bearded Irises bred by Sir Cedric Morris.  Acclaimed artist Sir Cedric Morris ran the East Anglian Art School at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk from 1940.  He was a notable Iris breeder and plantsman.  His irises were shown at Chelsea in the late 1940’s until mid 1950’s, but have not been seen there since. …

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New community garden plan is a great plot

A DREAM to turn wasteland on Wearside into a community garden is receiving a helping hand from those with a passion for horticulture. Green-fingered enthusiasts are hoping to transform a site in Prospect Row, Hendon, into a space where people who have come out of probation or been affected by mental health issues can learn gardening skills. Loree Wilson has enlisted members of the Holder House Allotment Project – which provides a place for people in South Shields with learning and physical disabilities to go and learn new skills – to help turn the vision into reality. The scheme has…

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Chappelow Sports Turf add two new John Deere tractors to range

Contractor Chappelow Sports Turf has further extended its capability to deliver construction, drainage and maintenance services across sport, leisure and amenity by expanding its fleet of high-performance tractors. Two John Deere 6125R models are the latest additions to the lineup, which spans compact units to some of the most powerful the manufacturer produces. The acquisitions follow burgeoning demand for increasingly important improvements to sports pitches and golf courses, which help grounds and greens teams raise performance standards and minimise closures and fixture cancellations due to bad weather. “We stay true to John Deere because of their reliability,” said Ben Chappelow,…

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The Landscape Institute is hosting a drop-in careers session this half-term

Thursday 19 February 12-4pm The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT What does the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Eden Project and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore have in common? They are all landscapes created by landscape architects. To find out more about this exciting and diverse profession join the Landscape Institute for an informal half-term drop-in careers afternoon in Central London. On Thursday 19 February the Landscape Institute is inviting anyone interested in finding out more about a career in landscape architecture to a drop-in careers session. Meet staff from the Landscape Institute, find out about paths…

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Kamelia Bin Zaal’s journey to the Chelsea Flower Show

When Kamelia Bin Zaal recently flew to Alicante, Spain, for her second European plant-hunting trip in as many months, she embarked on a very specific mission. Bin Zaal’s goal was not only to find the trees that would provide the wow-factor for The Beauty of Islam, her entry for the forthcoming 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, but also to unearth the plants that might even help her win the competition’s ultimate prize. Bin Zaal will celebrate a triple debut when she unveils her garden to the RHS judges on May 19. Not only will it be the…

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Landscape Institute welcomes 25 new chartered members

In mid-January 25 graduate landscape architects were formally presented with their Chartered Landscape Architect certificates at the inaugural graduation ceremony held at The Building Centre in London, writes Adam White. I hosted the evening with LI President Noel Farrer on hand to formally present the certificate to each candidate. This is the first year a ceremony has taken place for newly chartered landscape architects; the reaction has been positive and it now looks as if it will become a regular fixture in the Landscape Institute’s calendar. After completing the four to five years of academic study at an accredited university…

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Garden designer Sue Townsend wins two awards at the SGD Awards

Sue Townsend, who lives in Westleton, near Leiston, took the titles at the Society of Garden Designers 2014 Awards in London. Her work at a manor house in east Suffolk won the Planting Design category, with judges commending her “complete control of spatial design”. She also won the Small Residential Garden award for a contemporary curved courtyard in Ipswich, which was praised for merging “effortlessly” three challenging spaces. She said: “I am over the moon to receive such high recognition.” Visit www.suetownsendgardendesign.co.uk for more details. source

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Make a date in your diary: Key 2015 Tree Council campaign dates

2015 promises to be a busy one and with the launch of the Tree Care Campaign only a month away, they thought it would be useful to remind you of the Tree Council’s community action campaigns of 2015 that you wouldn’t want to miss! The campaign theme for 2014-15 is centred around the importance of trees to neighbourhoods, encouraging social cohesion through related activities – Grow Together.  More than 90% of the population lives in towns and cities (2010 Defra statistics http://bit.ly/1qgYMMG ) so the trees are their neighbours as much as the other people in their communities are neighbours….

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Adventurer James Ketchell to talk pushing limits at APL Awards ceremony

Serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador James Ketchell will deliver an inspirational talk after the APL Awards presentation on Friday 13 March at The Brewery, London. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, will recognise and reward the pioneering landscaping carried out by APL members. An extreme triathlete, 2014 saw James become the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summit Mount Everest and cycle 18,000 miles around the world. Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely…

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