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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalists announced

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the final shortlist of products competing for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year award. The award recognises the best new garden products with entries judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. The shortlist of finalists includes an eclectic mix of 12 of the latest innovative gardening products all of which will be available to buy both at the show and online. They include Chesneys HEAT 500, an easy to use dual functioning barbecue and outdoor heater, a natural custom-made rock…

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SGD announces new judge and charity partner for the SGD Awards 2019

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The Society of Garden Designers has announced Greenfingers as the new Charity Partner for the SGD Awards, following 5 years supporting horticultural charity Perennial. Greenfingers Charity is dedicated to supporting children and families who spend time in hospices around the UK, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the experience of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.  Greenfingers Charity  has created over 50…

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A sit down with Ross Conquest

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Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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Big investment at Rolawn

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Continual investment is essential to stay at the forefront of any industry and Rolawn, the UK’s leading high-quality turf grower, understand this better than most. The company has just taken delivery of two new JCB 940 rough terrain forklifts. These are currently in the Rolawn workshop where their skilled in-house mechanics are fitting adapted double turf pallet carriers; essential for the efficient handling of turf.  In addition, two new Massey Ferguson 5713 tractors have come from leading agricultural machinery dealer Peacock & Binnington.  These tractors were bought to augment the company fleet and to tie in with another company technical…

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Green light for GoLandscape as official launch kick-starts nationwide initiative

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On Monday 19 March 2018, BALI’s GoLandscape initiative officially launched within the magnificent grounds of RHS Garden Wisley in front of over 75 BALI members, guests and VIP’s from across the industry. The launch event was praised by those in attendance for providing a fascinating and inspirational day of garden tours, presentations and networking and was hosted by industry TV personality and presenter Tommy Walsh and supported by the BALI Chalk Fund. GoLandscape, which has been piloted by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) since November 2016, has seen the association trial the initiative at various locales and events…

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Collaborations at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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Celebrating 58 years exhibiting at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning Alitex Greenhouses has made collaborations with internationally renowned interior designers Sims Hilditch at this year’s show. Sharing a similar ethos of valuing and championing classic English design with an enduring sense of elegance, Alitex and Sims Hilditch present a perfectly aligned collaboration. Using two of the greenhouses from Alitex’s National Trust greenhouse collection, together they will create a stunning garden setting that bridges both interior and exterior worlds. This year, the garden space will be designed by RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2017 finalist Jake Curley; another exciting…

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Green Living Spaces feature launches at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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New to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018, the Green Living Spaces feature, in association with London Stone and Hortus Loci, embraces contemporary living, showing how first time buyers and renters can green up their limited space and bring the outside in. Two balconies, two patios and an interior room will be packed with inspiring ideas for festival goers to take home with them. The designers will create spaces that are functional, beautiful and portable, ensuring the garden can travel with those moving houses. RHS ambassador, Jamie Butterworth and mentor of Green Living Spaces, said: “More people are on the move…

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Planting the future: Children help create England’s largest forest for a generation

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School children will plant the first of 660,000 trees in England’s largest forest for more than 30 years today.  Pupils from Wooler Middle School will help to begin the creation of the forest at Doddington North Moor, Northumberland. The new forest will provide real benefits to the North-East economy – short and long-term employment on site and a future timber supply to wood processors, including A&J Scott, which employs almost 150 people in nearby Wooperton. The trees to be planted at the site have been provided by regional nurseries – Cheviot Trees near Berwick-upon-Tweed and Trees Please in Corbridge. Environmental benefits…

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EGO introduce first commercial cordless garden tool range

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To meet the needs of ground care professionals in terms of power, performance, convenience and wellbeing, EGO Power+ is launching its first dedicated range of commercial cordless garden tools. Powered by the patented design of the 56V Arc Lithium battery system, which delivers the power of petrol without the petrol, the range comprises three high-spec tools – a hedge trimmer, a commercial line trimmer, and a blower, each being tough, low maintenance construction tools. EGO have spent a lot of time talking to professional users to better understand what is required from them of their tools. The result is a…

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Fighting the war on garden plastics

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Interior designer, Claire Rendall, is developing a range of luxury garden furniture using recycled plastic rescued from the sea. The war on plastic is just starting with Theresa May’s crackdown – Claire Rendall has been developing the range in conjunction with Van De Sant for over a year to launch in the UK. The mission is to rescue unused plastic clogging up the sea and turn it into a positive upcycle. The range of luxury garden furniture appeals to consumers who want fine design and help the environment at the same time. It is estimated that eight million tons of…

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