November 17, 2017

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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

Luscombe Plant Hire double up on their GreenMech fleet to meet demand -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Major regeneration plans for town centre move forward -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wyevale re-organises to offer ‘one-stop-shop’

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has re-organised its business from three separate limited companies to one to enhance service, broaden its product range and offer customers a ‘one-stop-shop’. Wyevale Containers, Wyevale Trees and Wyevale Transplants in Herefordshire have officially re-launched this month (May, 2014) under the generic name Wyevale Nurseries. The new company will be overseen by Managing Director, Andy Johnson. He said: “Wyevale Nurseries is embarking on the start of this new journey with renewed passion and determination to become market leaders in the supply of trees, transplants and container grown plants into the British market place….

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Alan’s Challenge

Alan Titchmarsh, the nation’s favourite gardener joins forces with Plantlife to launch a UK wide campaign to save the UK’s native wildflowers that are under threat. We are delighted to announce that Alan Titchmarsh is joining forces with Plantlife as we launch a UK wide campaign to stop councils mowing down beautiful native wild flowers on our road verges. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing primroses, cowslips and wood anemones and orchids an other native wildflowers popping up along our roads, lanes and hedgerows , a sure sign that spring has finally arrived! But every year councils mow down…

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RHS Survey Finds Gardeners Willing to Adapt to Climate Change

Green lawns sacrificed as gardeners commit to saving water  A Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) survey has found that two-thirds (62%) of British gardeners feel optimistic that they can adapt to the challenges climate change may bring, while 70% believe changes in gardening practices can help them garden successfully in a changing environment. The survey, the most comprehensive interrogation of British gardeners’ perception of climate change with more than 1000 respondents, will form part of a larger report the RHS is undertaking into the present and future impact of climate change on gardening in the UK. The complete report will be…

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Horticulturists – BCA Careers Day

On Wednesday 7th May, the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) level 2 and 3 students in horticulture attended a careers day ‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Horticulturists’, organised by Barrie Duesbury, Lecturer in Horticulture at the college. The level 2 Students are currently learning how to establish and maintain planted areas, make use of the machinery common to the sector, master plant and have the opportunity to do all the seasonal practical tasks required of working in a horticultural setting. Level 3 is a progression for students who want to develop a range of skills to transfer into the landscape,…

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Charlotte Rowe – RHS Chelsea 2014 Diary

12th May 2014 As I write this on Sunday afternoon, 11th May on a break from being on site at Chelsea, I realise that it is exactly six months since the RHS announced that my garden, ‘No Man’s Land’ was to go ahead.  Rather fittingly for a garden designed to mark the centenary of World War One, they announced this on Remembrance Day, November 11th. And what a big adventure it has been since then! It all seemed rather far away but now we are only one week from the first visit of the RHS assessors next Sunday and I…

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RHS Malvern Awards 2014

Best Show Garden award The winner of the Best Show Garden award goes to Graduate Gardeners Ltd, for their Bringing Nature Home garden, designed with a contemporary feel but with naturalistic planting. This garden also won a gold medal, as did the Villaggio Verde garden, En su Casa en la Playa, At Home on the Beach. Festival Garden awards The Chesterton Humberts garden A Game of Contrast has been named Best Festival Garden, winning a Silver Flora medal. Full list of Show and Festival Garden awards (24kB pdf) School Garden awards Nine entries in the School Garden category netted the Highly Commended accolade. This year’s…

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Garden lighting design duo wins Dragon’s Den business mentoring

An architectural and garden lighting company has won a month of priceless, one-to-one business mentoring from former Dragons’ Den investor and Yo! Sushi founder, Simon Woodroffe, thanks to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and in partnership with The Times. Mike Shackleton and Nicky Gregory, from Farnham in Surrey, are among only four other business owners to win this covetable prize. To win, the company directors fought off hundreds of other entrants from across the UK, first submitting a video ‘pitch’ for consideration, and then pitching their own particular case in person to an expert panel. The panel consisted of The Times’s Deputy…

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An English horticulturalist is restoring Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny

Over the past three years, a British gardener has begun to restore one of most hallowed pieces of ground in France: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, 50 miles west of Paris. The Monet garden is a living painting in itself, described by the Impressionist artist as “my most beautiful masterpiece”. When James Priest was appointed head gardener at Giverny in 2011, he found a beautiful but time-worn “canvas”, disfigured by some of the efforts of previous custodians. He set out – sometimes against the wishes of his fellow gardeners – to return Monet’s masterpiece to its original glory. To do…

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Grubby Gardeners bare all for Perennial on World Naked Gardening Day 2014

Tweet: #GrubbyGardeners bare all for @PerennialGRBS on World Naked Gardening Day. Post your own #gardeningselfie and text GRUB89 to 70070 to donate.         Having recently completed the Dirty Dozen Races, raising over £5K for UK horticulture’s trade charity Perennial, and not content with sitting back on their laurels, the Twitter formed #GrubbyGardeners are back. Eight hardy members of the 15 strong team are celebrating World Naked Gardening Day (3 May 2014) in style by posing naked at the world famous Roof Gardens in Kensington. But you don’t have to get naked to show your support for Perennial…

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The One Show Garden Design Competition winner announced

Sixth-year Architecture student at the University of Bath Alex Noble, fought off strong competition to be crowned the winner of The One Show Garden Design Challenge. Alex’s design, inspired by the City of Bath, will be created for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The competition, launched back in March by the Royal Horticultural Society in conjunction with BBC’s The One Show, challenged amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers to design a 12m by 12m garden that celebrates their local community’s heritage. Judges selected the three most promising entrants and questioned them on their design and horticultural knowledge before announcing the winner live…

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