August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: What importance do you place on your online marketing strategy? News: Our monthly roundup of industry news RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017: A look back at this year’s edition of the world’s largest flower show RHS Summer Urban Garden Show 2017: Previewing this year’s event Let’s Hear it From: Steven Thompson of Out There Company Profile: Steve Evans, Kingston Landscape Group Landscape Architect’s Journal: AHR View from the Top: Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry Bright Young Things: New columnist David T. Binks on the importance of apprentices Floral Fantasy: We delve…

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Pro Landscaper’s London Supplement

Welcome to Pro Landscaper’s London Supplement, now in its second year. In this supplement, Pro Landscaper speaks to industry professionals including Tony Woods of Garden Club London, Paul Newman, owner of Paul Newman Landscapes and Lesley Lawson of Galliard Homes. Landscape Architect at Urban Movement, Ian Hingley, discusses the company’s roots, flagship projects, and why London is at the cutting edge. We also take a look at the community-focused parks in Hammersmith and Fulham and the development from Nine Elms which has seen a previously neglected stretch of the Thames completely re-imagined. A number of portfolio’s from the capital see…

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Winner of Ross Pavilion International Design Competition announced

The Ross Development Trust together with the City of Edinburgh Council have announced the winner of the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to be the team led by US-based design practice wHY. The five-month search for an outstanding team for the £25m Ross Pavilion and West Princes Street Gardens project attracted first-stage submissions from 125 teams (made up of 400 firms) from 22 different countries. At the competition’s second stage, shortlisted teams produced concept designs for a new landmark Pavilion; a visitor centre with café; and improvements to the surrounding Gardens. The new Pavilion will provide a flexible platform for the imaginative…

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Green-tech is stocking early for the tree planting season

Green-tech, the UK’s largest stockist and distributor of tree planting products has started stocking its warehouses in readiness for the forthcoming tree planting season. Summer stocking has always set Green-tech apart from its competitors. Their customers can call off tree shelters and spirals to suit their project and storage needs; and with next day delivery available this is a service that suits many landscape gardeners and contractors. Green-tech has already received numerous large orders for tree shelters and an increase in enquiries; leading them to believe it could be even busier than their record-breaking 2016 season. Green-tech is the largest…

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Mount Stuart is host to 16 national champion trees

Boasting either the greatest height or girth for their species in the British Isles these one of a kind specimens are one of the highlights of a visit to the outstanding Gardens and Woodlands at Mount Stuart on the island of Bute. In addition this unique designed landscape hosts a further: 41 Scots Champion Trees 80 county champions It’s only fitting that these giants provide a fascinating counterpoint to the Gothic grandeur of Mount Stuart House. Furthermore, Mount Stuart is literally growing its own champion trees. Trees that were formerly Scots Champions have now graduated as National champions. They include:…

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Glendale Horticulture appoints new production manager

Glendale Horticulture has announced that Munya Verenga has joined the team as production manager for its midlands nurseries, effective from July 2017. Munya graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc degree in horticulture production. He has almost 15 years experience in ornamental horticulture production working as a grower for Roundstone Nurseries and Winchester Growers, among others. His most recent role was at Flamingo Horticulture in Kenya where he was a farm manager for almost three years. Munya added: “I’m very much looking forward to working with this experienced and dedicated team of growers. We are currently working on…

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Community project will benefit Bolton residents

Residents of a Bolton social housing estate are benefitting from a landscape improvement project delivered by staff from Glendale, which has breathed new life into a disused piece of land. Nine cherry trees and 278 hawthorn hedges have been planted on the Bolton at Home estate Johnson Fold Avenue, by members of the green services company’s local team who gave up their spare time to complete the project. They were also joined by senior management staff Alan Wilkins, regional director for the north, Mike Brunskill, sales and marketing director and Ben White, head of business development. The team cleared the…

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BDP wins Palace of Westminster refurbishment

BDP has been awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Palace of Westminster. The prestigious contract was won against three other practices Allies and Morrison, Foster and Partners and HOK. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many features and systems in the Palace have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are extremely antiquated. In awarding this contract, Parliament can take forward the crucial work required to safeguard the Palace and keep Parliament running. Architect director Tim Leach said: “It’s an…

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Eco-friendly garden opens in Henfield

A new eco-friendly garden has been created at Woods Mill nature reserve in Henfield to inspire visitors to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles. The Sussex Wildlife Trust garden, complete with an eco-hut, was possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from UK Power Networks and was built by the trust from scratch with the help of dozens of volunteers from the electricity company’s offices in Crawley. Barry Hatton, the company’s director of asset management, joined staff and volunteers from Sussex Wildlife Trust on Friday July 28 to open the new garden and eco-hut with Emma House, one of the volunteers who worked on…

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The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

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The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim. Today’s announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category. Chairman of the Partnership, Lord Clark of Windermere, described the prestigious status as momentous and it will bring great benefits for locals, visitors, tourism, businesses and farming. It now joins just over 1,000 World Heritage Sites worldwide. Three…

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