September 24, 2017

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launch DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Miss Wales breaks from her studies to promote training scheme

The reigning Miss Wales, 21-year-old Alice Ford from Cardiff, took a break from her studies this week to visit Belle Vue Park in Newport. The molecular biology student was at the park as part of the Heritage Horticulture Skills Scheme’s build up to its next open day which will take place at on Tuesday 10 June. Specialists from the horticulture world will be at the park next week to celebrate the achievements of the scheme’s 2014 graduates and meet the heritage horticulturalists of the future. Andrew Dixey, chair of the Heritage Horticulture Skills Scheme, said: “This scheme is unique and…

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Shaw Trust Enterprises hosts gardening open day

Shaw Trust Enterprises – Hampshire, a unique county-wide gardening service based in Basingstoke and Portsmouth, will be hosting a gardening open day on Saturday 7 June at its Basingstoke site, located at: Elizabeth Road Allotments, South Ham, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6AX.  The open day will be held from 10am to 1pm, offering people from Basingstoke and beyond the chance to purchase seasonal plants, herbs, and vegetables. Shaw Trust Enterprises – Hampshire has nine gardening teams working across Hampshire: six in Portsmouth and three in Basingstoke. It gives gardening support to local households, schools, housing associations and hospitals, providing garden maintenance, clearances…

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Youngsters develop Wales’ Heritage Horticulture Skills Scheme.

A trio of young horticulturalists from across the world are soon-to-be graduates of the 2014 Wales’ Heritage Horticulture Skills Scheme. The three young people were photographed at the HHSS grafting day at Belle Vue Park in Newport this month as part of their final training on the course. While the scheme is Wales based – as seven key sites around the country – the interest from young people interested in developing skills in heritage horticulture has come from across the world. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Wilson is from Haverfordwest in South Wales; 21-year-old Chelsey Perdue is originally from Australia and 23-year-old Jonny…

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Trief Kerbs deliver enhances safety for major overhaul

Trief vehicle containment kerbs from Brett Landscaping have been specified to provide protection on bridges as part of Manchester’s major Metrolink project. The proven quality of Trief – the only product of its type to be independently tested to the BS EN 1317-2 standard for road restraint systems – was instrumental in Brett Landscaping being chosen for use within Phase 3 of Metrolink, Manchester’s light rail system. This project has seen the creation of around 60km of new tram lines to connect the city to outlying areas including Oldham.  As part of this process, nearly 80 bridges have been refurbished,…

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efig elects new committee

efig’s 13th AGM took place at Kew Gardens last week and resulted in the election of a new and shuffled committee full of enthusiasm and energy.  Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Design stays in office as Chairman for a second year while Carole Pluckaard Johnston of Dutch supplier to the industry, Koberg BV takes up the role of Member and Social Secretary and Joanna Hargreaves remains Treasurer. Ian, Carole and Joanna are enthusiastic about taking efig forward. They are also excited to be joined by Chris Jenkin of Enterprise Plants who takes on the important supporting role as Vice…

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Revealed – RFS Best of English woodlands

The Royal Forestry Society RFS is delighted to announce the winners of the Best of England Excellence in Forestry Awards together with the first Woodlands for Climate Change Award. Judges in all categories were awed by the quality of all entries. RFS Co-ordinator Trefor Thompson said: “The quality of the field was evidence of the strength of woodland knowledge and management throughout England. “All those who entered the woodland and schools categories had already proved themselves as excellent winners in their regions in previous years, and they were all therefore competing against the very toughest of competition. “The introduction of…

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BBC and the RHS launch competition

 BBC and the RHS give one amateur garden designer the chance of a lifetime to show at Chelsea On Saturday 24 May the BBC and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the launch of a brand new competition to find the best aspiring garden designer in the UK. The winner of the competition will win the ultimate prize in horticulture – a chance to design a show garden feature on the RHS Stand on Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. This exciting competition will allow anyone except professional garden designers to create a garden feature in…

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St Albans landscaper wins the UK’s best small business award

Lanwarne Landscapes Ltd has beaten hundreds of entrants to win the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Worldpay UK’s Best Small Business of the Year and Micro Business of Year. The company was established in 2003 by James Lanwarne after his budding rock career came to an abrupt end due to ‘musical differences’ and the band was dropped by its label. James went on to follow his second passion, landscaping and completed his apprenticeship in 2002. He initially completed smaller jobs such as fencing, patios and installing ponds before he enlisted the help of a garden designer and qualified himself in…

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Why Greater London should be made into an urban national park

London is 47% green space. If it became the first national park city issues such as obesity and climate change could be tackled. Last year I visited all 15 of the UK’s national parks. I explored windswept tors, hidden gorges, wild waters and enjoyed the view from the top of Britain’s highest peaks. During this journey I could see something was missing: a major urban habitat. Covering up to 7% of the UK, urban areas are recognised by Natural England as a distinct habitat, and by that definition London is truly remarkable. The population of 8.3m shares the city with 13,000 species of…

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The joys of gardening grow on the young

Forget clubs and pubs – today’s 20-somethings like nothing better than pottering in the garden. Traditionally the domain of pensioners and the middle-aged, gardening is rapidly being taken up by a new generation of horticulturists. The Chelsea Flower Show was dominated by young designers who received glittering accolades for their fresh ideas. But ordinary people are also are also taking up gardening at a younger age, new research reveals. A study of homeowners reveals that young people spent more than double the average on their gardens in the last year. Experts say living the good life – exemplified by the 1970s…

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