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January 20, 2018

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Wiedenmann UK’s Terra Rake adds three models and doubles efficiency

The Terra Rake, a perennial favourite of Wiedenmann UK customers, has been re-engineered to double both its output and width. A brand new folding frame means the versatile verticut harrow becomes significantly more time efficient for those with sizeable areas to cover. Previously only available in 1.6 m and 2.1 m widths, it now adds a 3.2 m and 4.4 m to its range, the two wider machines taking advantage of technology developed as part of Wiedenmann’s continuous R&D programme. In essence the folding frame means that two separate same-sized units either 1.6 m or 2.1 m, can be transported…

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Significant Marketing and Sales Management changes at Ransomes Jacobsen

Gina Putnam, Ransomes Jacobsen’s former Director – Marketing and Communications, International has returned to the USA to manage Jacobsen’s new direct distribution facility serving customers in North & Central Florida. In her new role, Gina will be managing a team of staff who will be providing a complete range of dealer services to golf courses and sports fields including such notable customers as Plantation Bay Country Club in Ormond Beach, and Daytona International Speedway. Karen Proctor, joins the Marketing Department as Marketing and Communications Manager – International, from her previous role as Key Account Manager in the Sales team, where…

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Helleborus the Winter garden jewel

This year HTA’s Plant of the Month campaign celebrates the best selling plants throughout the months of year, plus the companion plants that complement them in the garden. Helleborus brings joy to the New Year as HTA’s Plant of the Month for January 2015. Sometimes known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, it is the jewel of the Winter garden flowering reliably from late Winter to early Spring. Its elegant flowers and attractive leathery leaves will brighten the garden during this cool month, bringing a lift of colour from pale green to white, cream to pink, and purple, to almost…

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Malmesbury to host first ever Gardens Illustrated Festival this Spring

EXPERTS in gardening will visit Malmesbury for the first ever Gardens Illustrated Festival. Gardening VIPs Dan Pearson, Alys Fowler and Sarah Raven will be amongst the guests coming to the town with the first talk taking place on the evening of Friday April 17 and events carrying on throughout April 18. The festival will feature a programme of talks, garden tours, and photography and garden art workshops, plus the opportunity to buy from some of the country’s best nurseries. Publisher of Gardens Illustrated Marie Davies said: “Widely recognised as the world’s most influential and inspiring garden title, Gardens Illustrated prides…

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Brett Landscaping enhance third ‘trio’ kit paving range

Presenting an ideal complement to its increasingly popular Alpha and Regatta TRIO block paving product ranges, Brett Landscaping has now enhanced its versatile selection of pre-selected paving products for its prominent merchant customer base with the introduction of the new Beta TRIO block paving range. The high quality TRIO packs from Brett have proved consistently popular with merchants, meeting a requirement for their small builder & DIY customer base to buy paving without wastage. The pre-packed solutions give merchants a product their customers can install with ease and reduce waste without having to compromise on quality, as Andrew Gill, Marketing…

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Online course leading to the new Certificate in Water Conservation

An innovative on-line course leading to the new Certificate in Water Conservation will help industry professionals demonstrate high standards of sustainable, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective use of water in gardens, parks, sports grounds and all areas of amenity horticulture. The course which is available from 12 January 2015, can be accessed via www.htalearning.org.uk For the first time 15 of the leading organisations in the horticulture and water supply industries have combined resources and expertise to help horticultural staff recognise and implement best practice in landscape water efficiency: Water Supply Industry Amenity Horticulture Organisations Affinity Water Association of Professional Landscapers (APL)…

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Plans well underway for 2015 Shrewsbury Flower Show

Plans are well underway for the 2015 Shrewsbury Flower Show, which will be held on the 14 and 15 August. The organisers, the Shropshire Horticultural Society are promising an exciting line up of acts including a guest celeb chef and TV gardener. Last seen at the Flower Show in 2011 organizers are pleased to announce the welcome return in the arena of Shropshire’s very own The Knights of the Damned, led by film and movie stuntman Justin Pearson. Celebrating 10 years of thrilling audiences with their medieval jousting display for 2015 they will pay homage to the anniversary of the…

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Bawden achieves coveted ‘Approved Contractor’ status for tree surgery work

Amesbury-based tree surgery and grounds maintenance contractor, Bawden Contracting Services Ltd, has achieved the coveted ‘Approved Contractor’ accolade from the Arboricultural Association (AA) at the first attempt. The assessment took place recently with the AA’s assessor observing Bawden’s tree teams at work and scrutinising the tree surgery division’s operational and health and safety management, record keeping, and its approach to customer service. Bawden’s Tree Care Manager, Charlie Horsfall, who only joined the company in May 2014, was full of praise for his two tree teams and the tremendous support they receive from office staff: “This was a massive effort by…

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efig Healthy Plants Healthy You: January 14th 2015

efig creates a one day campaign with lasting impact. Many of us are aware of the benefits that indoor planting brings to the working environment both for employees and employers. Research has shown time and again how indoor planting improves our wellbeing, reduces absenteeism and enhances productivity.  What better time of year than January to remind everyone of these facts. January is a time when we think about getting fit and healthy but also the time when we feel more vulnerable to winter germs. Next Wednesday 14th January efig and its members will remind the working world about these benefits…

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Green-tech starts 2015 on the road

January is off to a flying start for Green-tech as the team start the New Year on the road. Leading landscape supplier, Green-tech, is a familiar face at industry events and it looks like 2015 will be no different. The team has kicked off with a two day Ripon Farm Services exhibition on 7th and 8thJanuary at the Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate. The 15th January will see Green-tech sponsoring and attending the prestigious Party for Perennial which is a fundraiser taking place at the Roof Gardens, Kensington to also celebrate Perennial’s birthday. Exhibiting at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition…

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