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June 19, 2018

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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

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

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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MAY 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

May 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine RHS Chelsea Flower Show Supplement inside! ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry, including Diary of a Show Manager ■News Extra: Exhibiting internationally at the Ellerslie International Flower Show, advice from Paul Hervey-Brookes ■Association News: efig report back from INSCAPE, BALI call for entries to annual awards and prepare for Chelsea, the APL celebrate the opening of a hospice garden donated by members, the RHS give a preview of the world’s most famous flower show taking place this month, and the SGD announce new judges for the 2014 Awards and unveil the Award…

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Opening of Horticultural Therapy Garden at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Gardening Leave launch ‘Honesty’ Campaign with ISS at opening of Horticultural Therapy Garden at Royal Hospital Chelsea Yesterday saw the opening of the newly refurbished Horticultural Therapy Garden at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea by the Gardening Leave charity and ISS Facilities Services Landscaping.  It was also the launch of the ‘Honesty’ campaign by the charity, in which it aims to bring peoples’ attention to the realisation that some veterans suffer mental health problems with the transition to civilian life and often feel ashamed or embarrassed about their condition.  The Honesty pledge asks us to show veterans that we are committed…

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Project manager appointed for Capability Brown tercentenary

Ceryl Evans joins the LI to work on birthday celebrationsCeryl Evans is project manager for CB300 Ceryl Evans has joined the Landscape Institute as project manager for CB300, the national festival to celebrate the tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth in 2016. The Festival will bring together volunteers and provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to increase their knowledge and understanding of the way in which Brown’s legacy remains relevant today. It will open up sites that were not previously accessible to the public, and aim to increase interest in and understanding of his work. Much of this…

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Lanwarne Landscapes at 2014 FSB WorldPay UK Business Awards

St Albans based company Lanwarne Landscapes Ltd is up for a second National award. In 2013 James Lanwarne won the National Nectar Tradesperson of the Year award and this year the Company beat hundreds of other entrants winning the regional heat for East Anglia including Hertfordshire in the 2014 FSB WorldPay UK Business Awards in the Micro Business category. Lanwarne Landscapes will now join 11 other regional winners in the Micro Business category for a final ceremony in which one business for each category will be named UK winner. The awards ceremony will take place on 21 May 2014 at…

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