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June 21, 2018

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Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Watch the new CAMON video for your chance to win

With the launch of the CAMON website, what better way to show that CAMON mean business than a trailer showing off the tough machinery? We took to a ‘secret’ location to film the LA20 Aerator, TC07 Turf Cutter and new LS14 Scarifier in a tongue in cheek video that brings the CAMON brand to life. You can watch the video here, followed by a behind the scenes insight into the making of the trailer. What’s the idea behind the Tried Tested Tough Trailer? We wanted to make a video that would appeal to our customers and show off some of…

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Christmas card competition attracts record number of entries

A record number of entries came flooding in for the HTA’s National Garden Gift Voucher Design a Christmas Card Competition this year. The competition, which ended on 19 October, saw approximately 10,000 talented youngsters put felt tip pen to paper to design their own image of Christmas. HTA Marketing Manager Tony Stacey comments; “This competition continues to be extremely popular with the UK’s budding artists. With displays of point-of-sale material in stores and an increasing number of schools taking part, we have managed to double the amount of entries received this year compared to 2012 when only 5000 entries were…

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MyGardenSchool: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

Share your halloween pumpkin pics with MyGardenSchool for the chance to win an online gardening course, worth £145. This weekend families around the world will be putting their gardening jobs aside and marking halloween by putting out pumpkins and playing trick or treat with their neighbours. To mark this spooky occasion, we’re holding a ’Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition‘, giving registered members the chance to win a £145 online gardening course gift certificate. The competition is open to anyone but the photo must be your own and you must have carved the pumpkin yourself. No pinching images from the web! Competition closes on…

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Green-tech gears up for the tree planting season.

It’s getting to that time of year again when the Green-tech team gears up for the forthcoming tree planting season which is promising to be one of the busiest yet. This year the team has more tree planting items in stock than ever, ranging from the every-day equipment of tree belting and stakes to higher spec. tree anchoring and bio-degradable products. This year Green-tech has been recognised as a national distributor of Tubex products and will be representing the brand across the UK through the planting season to consistently deliver on their promise of product quality and service. With over…

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Sheffield University brings in expertise from around the world

The University of Sheffield has hired visiting landscape professionals and professors to give its students a wider view of the working world, enhance its international presence and build intellectual capital. The Weddle Visiting Chair scheme has secured four professors from across the globe, to work for three months at the University over the 2014-2015 academic year. The three visiting practitioners are Andrew Grant (of Grant Associates), who was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry in 2012, Carl Steinitz (Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design), an influential  figure in landscape planning, and Piet Oudolf, one of…

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November 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine

November 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine ■News Shed: A round up of industry news ■News Extra: Jonathan Ward reporting on the happenings at the recent Young Hort conference ■Association News: The APL reports on the finalists for the WorldSkills show this month; the voting for the SGD Awards is still open; the hunt for the BALI chairman is still underway, whilst BALI Awards are just weeks away; RHS release an update to the Horticulture Matters report; Efig discuss their trip to Holland ■Opinion: Angus Lindsay shares his views on SALTEX’s move and David Dodd asks, What’s in it for the contractors?…

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Christine Walkden champions tree planting this November

November is a great month to start thinking about the year ahead and is often considered as nature’s time to plant, due to moderate temperatures and rainfall. It is the perfect time as it allows plants to root and acclimatize before the onset of summer heat or the harsher temperatures of winter.  It’s also a good time to plant trees before the ground gets too hard or frozen, making them the ideal choice for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Month for November. Trees planted in the autumn will experience much less stress and will require less watering…

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Canadian vegetated wall system to be introduced at BRE event

A vegetated wall system that claims to offer ‘an eco-friendly flood defence solution with enhanced engineering stability and durability’, will be exhibited at BRE’s Resilience 14 event in November.  Developed in Canada and now available in the UK, the patented Flex MSE system comprises two engineered components: soil-filled geotextile bags and spiked interlocking plates. Marketed as ‘a proven erosion control solution’, Flex MSE is said to be ideal for applications ‘where land meets water’; for example on culvert headwalls, channels, unstable stream banks, groins and weirs. or on flood protection schemes. ‘With very high settlement tolerance and rapid drainage, its…

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Learning Through Landscapes launches film with David Attenborough

Learning through Landscapes has launched its #protectschoolgrounds campaign with a short film featuring Sir David Attenborough. This highlights the problems and opportunities that have led to the organisation’s The Basic Need for School Places challenge, addressing an issue  that is affecting a large number of schools across England. Many schools that already have restricted space, and the practicalities of taking on more pupils mean that many feel that their only option is to place additional permanent or temporary classroom buildings on their school playgrounds or playing fields. This solution, whilst alleviating the capacity issue, means that many children are left with…

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CIRIA to launch tool to show economic benefits of green drainage

CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) is working on a tool that will demonstrate the financial benefits of adopting green drainage. Speaking during questions at the LI’s recent Jellicoe lecture, where attendees saw the American film Water Blues Green Solutions, Paul Shaffer, associate responsible for water management at the organisation, said, ‘We hope to have a tool by spring 2015 to show the benefits of green drainage.’ The project aims to ‘support SuDS delivery, particularly retrofitting by developing and collating an evidence base, case studies, guidance and agreed methodology to better understand costs and value the broad range of benefits providing…

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