October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Planning permission for £300m Lewes Road and Barracks regeneration scheme

Brighton & Hove Planning Committee has granted approval for the £300m regeneration of Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus, which will create over 1500 jobs, hundreds of new homes and attract over £500m into the city over the next ten years. Brighton & Hove City Council received over 400 letters of support from members of the local community and business leaders in the city for the application. Richard Upton, deputy chief executive of U+I, said: “This is a major milestone for the Preston Barracks project, one of the largest and most ambitious regeneration projects to have been…

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‘Candy coloured’ Zinnia wins RHS People’s Choice Award

A Zinnia with petals that transition from deep purple to pale pink and white has seen off competition from more than 100 other plants to be voted best new variety for 2017. Candy coloured ‘Zany Rose Picotee’ won the RHS People’s Choice Awards as red and pink floral displays dominate this year’s list. The public were invited to vote for their favourite new variety – newly bred variations of a plant – from 108 trialled at RHS Garden Wisley’s five acre trials site this year. The runners up were Celosia argentea var. cristata ‘Dragon’s Breath’ and Ipomoea ‘Party Dress’. Visitors…

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Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546m project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland. The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas. The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is believed town planners put it underground just after WWII. The…

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Mount Stuart launches Horticulture Apprentice Scheme

mount stuart

Mount Stuart, in partnership with University of Highlands and Islands – Argyll College apprenticeship scheme, is now open for applications for the 2017 Horticulture Apprentice programme. The two-year course, combining practical experience in one of Scotland’s finest gardens and college-based learning, is primarily aimed at ages 16-20 and is the ideal way to begin a career in horticulture. As apprentice gardeners, the successful applicants will be paid a salary to gain hands-on experience and earn recognised qualifications. The apprentices will be based at Mount Stuart, and the ‘off the job’ training will be located at Argyll College, Rothesay Campus, which…

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SureSet case study: Hertford College

SureSet

SureSet Approved Installer Lockwood Landscapes Ltd put the perfect finishing touch to one of Hertford College’s oldest buildings, the Old Hall in September. With an extensive internal refurbishment of the Old Hall complete, it was time to turn attention to the Old Buildings Quadrangle (OB Quad); a pretty communal external area. The challenge with this project was to marry modern conveniences such as permeability, low-maintenance and durability with the traditional look of the beautiful building. Specialising in hard and soft landscaping, and with more than 15 years’ experience designing and installing landscapes within the educational sector, Lockwood Landscapes was more…

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Wheelchair swing first for Swansea’s Victoria Park

Swansea

A new piece of play equipment specifically designed for children who use wheelchairs is to be installed in a park in Swansea. The swing will be built next to the existing children’s area in Victoria Park near the Guildhall. It allows children to play on the swing without having to leave their wheelchair and will be the first of its kind in a public park in Swansea. Swansea Council is installing the specialist equipment but is looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost. The park was chosen after extensive consultation with parents because it is flat, central to…

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RHS bans nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from shows

RHS

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) received its trade application pack this week, for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, and an accompanying ‘Stop Press’ notification was included from the RHS, detailing how it will be banning nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from the event, and all subsequent shows throughout the 2018 season. Exhibitors have been warned that only British-grown hebe, rosemary, oleander, olives, lavender, polygala, coffee, Spanish broom and prunus will be allowed. In the letter, the RHS confirmed the nine species would be “propagated from seed in the UK or having been grown in the UK for a…

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Gardeners recognised in Chester’s Best competition

Green-fingered gardeners have been recognised for their work in ensuring their town is an attractive place to live and visit. Winners of the first ‘Chester’s Best’ competition, which was organised by Durham County Council and Chester-le-Street and District AAP, were announced last week at a ceremony held at the Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground. In the Residential Garden category, 14 gold awards were handed out, while six people were given silver gilt, eight received silver and one took home bronze. A gold award was also presented to Newfield and Pelton Lane Ends Residents Association in the Group category while Waldridge in…

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Own a piece of RHS Chelsea Flower Show history

Chelsea

A charity online auction is giving 13 lucky people the chance to own a piece of RHS Chelsea Flower Show history, at the same time as raising valuable funds for Wessex Cancer Trust. The online auction is the culmination of a very successful ‘Memory Tree’ project by Hillier Nurseries, whose charity partner is Wessex Cancer Trust. Hillier has exhibited at Chelsea for almost a century and has a record-breaking 72 gold medals. With so many amazing memories connected to the show, the ‘Memory Tree’ was created so visitors at the 2017 show could share their treasured garden memories too. At…

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Bournemouth’s iconic seafront undergoes further enhancement works

Bournemouth

Transformation of Pier Approach continues this month when the second phase of improvement works get underway as part of Bournemouth’s ongoing commitment to developing a world class seafront. The regeneration of this key seafront gateway is a continuation from the initial £4m investment scheme delivered in the winter of 2014/15 on the eastern side of Pier Approach. This next phase, which is expected to be complete in spring 2018, will focus on the western side and is being funded from a £1.9m grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. Works include extending the public realm surfacing, providing additional landscaping and…

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