November 19, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Anna Pavord’s pick of festive gardening reads

Gardening correspondent’s list features something for everyone – even the non-green-fingered ‘Festive Cheer! Book your Christmas meal now!” screeches the banner on a particularly unattractive roadhouse I pass on our route to the motorway. It went up in August. I refuse to think about Christmas until December. Yes – that does mean a bit of a scrabble to sort out presents, but here’s the good news. You can buy every grown-up you know a copy of Digging with the Duchess by Sam Llewellyn. And no. He’s not a relation. I’ve never even met him, though I’d like to. He writes…

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Stowmarket-based Bosch Lawn & Garden hails record year for mower sales

Bosch Lawn & Garden is celebrating a record year for lawnmower sales, which has enabled it to breach the 100million euro turnover barrier. Mild weather is thought to have contributed to a late surge in sales, together with the launch of a number of new models which have been well-received by customers. Andreas Andorfer, managing director of Bosch Lawn & Garden said: “ As a local employer with manufacturing plant, we are pleased to have great news on the lawnmower front – we have been able to breach the 100million euro turnover.” “October saw sales sky rocket by beating the…

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Rachel de Thame confirmed to support the inaugural Party for Perennial

Celebrity gardener and BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Rachel de Thame has been confirmed to attend the inaugural Party for Perennial on 15 January 2015. She will join some of the world’s top entertainers on the night to ensure guests at the Party have an exceptional and truly memorable evening. The Party for Perennial promises to be a fun-filled evening of fine food, brilliant entertainment and, of course, fundraising for Perennial. UK horticulture stalwarts including Paul Hervey-Brookes, Rob and Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, the team from Fibrex Nurseries, Matt O’Conner, MD of John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance, David Dodd…

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Complete Weed Control at BTME 2015

Complete Weed Control (CWC), the UK’s largest weed control contractor, will be at BTME 2015. Visitors to the Harrogate exhibition will be able to find out more about the specialist services on offer by visiting stand C48. The company will once again be holding ‘The Stig Driving Challenge’ at BTME where visitors will be invited to set a ‘hot lap’ on the Top Gear track. The CWC Stig will set the ‘to beat time’ each morning with prizes being offered for the fastest time set from each day. The company, which has over 50 offices throughout the UK and Ireland…

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Harrod Horticultural wins prestigious national award

Harrod Horticultural based in Lowestoft received a major award at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2014, held in London on Friday 5th December at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London. The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and contractors who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill, and supplier members for their overall customer service. The company won a BALI Principal Award, for Affiliate Exceptional Service Award sponsored by SureSet.  Former MP and cabinet minister, popular broadcaster and political commentator Michael Portillo hosted the ceremony and…

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Chelsea fringe festival 2015. Get involved!

The 4th Chelsea Fringe Festival is now accepting ideas for 2015 projects and prospective ‘fringers’ should contact info@chelseafringe.com with ideas for submission. Registration will open in January at www.chelseafringe.com.  The festival is a celebration of all things garden, landscape and environment related and involves community garden groups, individuals, artists, poets, restaurateurs, museums, galleries, schools, hospitals. In fact, anyone with an interest in gardening can get involved. The 2015 Festival will run from May 16 to June 7. This year there are ‘satellite’ Chelsea Fringes planned for Melbourne, Milan, Nagoya [Japan] and Henley-on-Thames (as well as a clutch of other UK…

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APL Awards 2015: Shortlist announced!

The Association of Professional landscapers (APL) has announced the shortlist for the APL Awards 2015. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 13 March at The Brewery in Central London, and will recognise and reward the high standard of landscaping carried out by APL members. The entries were deliberated upon by an expert panel of judges including Richard Barnard (Hillier Landscapes), Bob Sweet (ex RHS Head of Garden Judging), Sorrel Everton (Gardens Illustrated), Robin Templar Williams (Robin Williams and Associates), and James Steele-Sargent (Arun Landscapes). The shortlist is as follows:  Project Value Under £10,000: M J…

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United Kingdom-Maidstone: Grassing services

Summary Please scroll down for full details Threshold: OJEU Organisation: Kent County Council Main activities: General public/services NUTS Code: Kent CC (UKJ42) Type: Contract notice CPV Code: 77314100 Grassing services 77100000 Agricultural services 77342000 Hedge trimming 45112700 Landscaping work 45233139 Highway maintenance work Market: Service contract Award criteria: The most economic tender Published: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015 – 12:00 Tender ID: 2014/S 236-415272 Directive 2004/18/EC Section I: Contracting authority I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s) For the attention of: Miss Susan Goss Kent County Council County Hall Maidstone ME14 1XQ UNITED KINGDOM Email: susan.goss@kent.gov.uk Tel:…

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Mobility kerb development project inspires new standard product line for Brett Landscaping

A specialist mobility kerb that has been installed across regions of South Yorkshire has proven so successful that manufacturer Brett Landscaping, has added the product within its standard paving catalogue, thus making it freely available to national developers and local authorities alike. The kerb, which features an upstand of 30mm between carriageway and footpath provides adequate channel drainage, and also aids mobility for wheelchair users and pushchairs; while a protruding lug at the rear of the kerb helps to hold it reliably in place.  This subsequently provides greater stability throughout the kerb’s lifetime. So far, the kerb style has been…

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RHS Photographer and Young Photographer of the Year Revealed

The hunt for the world’s best garden photographer of 2014 has come to an end as the UK’s leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), announces the results of its annual photographic competition. French photographer Alain Jouno has been named RHS Photographer of the Year by a panel of expert judges for his evocative image of a foggy winter’s evening in the Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne, Brittany, winning the top prize of £2,000 and a year’s RHS Gift membership. For her image of a crow in flight, 17-year-old Catherine Sim from Glasgow is named RHS Young Photographer of…

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