August 17, 2017

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Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Makita helps Titchmarsh build RHS Chelsea Britain in Bloom garden

Makita power tools have been used by Landform Consultants, the award-winning landscape design and maintenance company, to create Alan Titchmarsh’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, his first for 30 years.  The legendary gardening broadcaster and RHS vice president, is celebrating his 50 year career in horticulture, and also half a century of RHS Britain in Bloom, by creating the feature garden at this year’s Show. A wide collection of high performance Makita power tools, including jigsaws, drills, disc cutters, mitre saws, pumps, blowers, reciprocating saws, self-levelling lasers and demolition hammers, were selected for the build by Mark Gregory, managing director…

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APL launch new membership category

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) have launched a new membership category Pre-Registered Members this month.The Pre-Registered Member category is for landscaping businesses that have been trading for less than 2 years and aspire to become an APL Registered Member with TrustMark. The APL aims to support new entrants to the industry by encouraging good business practise, excellent technical delivery and establish consumer confidence in our industries professionalism. Businesses joining under this category will be assessed by the APL in the same way as a Registered Member and receive advice and guidance on how to achieve full Registered status. They…

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Alice in Wonderland inspired design is a winner for LECHUZA

Chessboard flooring, rabbit tea pots, mad hatters tea party, as well as a wonderland of orchids, herbs and colourful LECHUZA self-watering planters and pots, are just some of the magical items on LECHUZA’s debut stand unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower show.  The stand was inspired and created by the winner of the LECHUZA and Inchbald School of Design competition, Eileen Wood and won the approval of show judges by scooping three gold stars in the Tradestand Awards. Having recently been awarded the extremely well-respected Red Dot Design Award for its well-rounded design and impressive functionality, the LECHUZA-PURO Colour sits pride…

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Horticultural company creates 60ft garden in an hour for care home to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society

TV gardener and plantsman Antony Henn has joined forces with a community nursery that helps train vulnerable adults to create the longest-ever Gardenonaroll border in just an hour for a local nursing home to raise funds and awareness for dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society. Landscape designer Antony, who has appeared on the BBC show Gardeners’ World and is behind the Gardenonaroll concept, was joined by volunteers from Digswell Nurseries in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield, to create a beautiful 60ft-long, professionally-designed border for nearby St Andrew’s Care Home using the longest Gardenonaroll ever planted. Antony,…

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My first time at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Joe Wilkinson has never been to the Chelsea Flower Show before – until this year. Yesterday marked my first ever visit to the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The sun was shining, the weather glorious and there was barely a cloud in the sky. The celebs were out in force too – everywhere I turned I was bumping into another famous person. As we all know, it’s not about the celebrities at the show, although seeing Benedict Cumberbatch, Brendan Cole and Deborah Meaden up close is pretty cool, it’s about the skill…

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Gavin Jones Ltd completes acquisition of Norris & Gardiner

After several months of formalising a trading alliance, Gavin Jones Ltd has now completed the acquisition of the Norris & Gardiner brand.  N&G will continue to trade independently under the direction of Richard Gardiner and his team, but as a wholly owned subsidiary of Gavin Jones Ltd – with the support of Simon Jacob and Will Clark from Gavin Jones Ltd as Co-directors.  Norris & Gardiner will continue to focus their efforts on their local authority clients, where the brand’s particular reputation for quality service and expertise lies. Richard Gardiner says “as time went on it became more and more…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Show Garden Awards

The 2014 Chelsea Flower Show opened to the press and invited guests and celebrities yesterday, with glorious wall to wall sunshine and a visit from the Queen and members of the Royal family during the afternoon. There was a feel of anticipation but relief from the designers as the judging had taken place early in the morning and all that was left to do was welcome the visitors and await the results this morning. Hopefully there won’t have been too much disappointment, and after a break of three years Luciano Giubbelei returned to Chelsea to design the Laurent-Perrier garden which has…

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Thrive centre invigorates horticultural education in Battersea Park

Pedder & Scampton have completed a new landmark building for national charity Thrive in Battersea Park, London. The new purpose-built training building will greatly enhance the activities of Thrive, a charity that has been working within Battersea Park for 25 years, teaching gardening and life skills (horticultural therapy) to those with learning, physical, sensory impairment and mental health disabilities. The design responds to a brief for a stronger visual identity for Thrive in the park, enhanced facilities that are economic and efficient to run, and excellent sustainability credentials. The distinctive design replaces a collection of ramshackle huts and portacabins, and…

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Best of British and splashes of colour paint pictures in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show gardens

Vivid colours and the best of British will adorn this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Smooth, gentle naturalistic planting runs throughout the show’s gardens, with a variety of plants native to the UK including trees, ferns and foxgloves, Also taking centre stage are a number of plants named after famous inspirational Britons who have wowed the nation over recent years. Bursts of colour will be threaded throughout the show gardens, welcoming in the spring and summer months. The Renaissance Garden from Brand Alley uses Anchusa italica (Italian bugloss), Digitalis (foxgloves), Malva ( mallow), Sanguisorba (Rosacea/burnet), and Daucus (Apiaceae) to display…

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Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop – Survey results

In a survey of 100 professional landscape practitioners, landscape architects and garden designers, only 20% surveyed said they provided annual maintenance costs alongside their designs and schemes.   The survey was produced by Palmstead Nurseries to coincide with the announcement that  this year’s Soft Landscape Workshop, on the 17th September, will tackle ‘Design for Maintenance’.   100 Landscape Architects and Garden Designers were asked to answer questions on the topic of maintenance costs. 88% of those surveyed said that they felt it would be helpful, as an industry, to have a formula that helped provide an indication of annual costings…

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