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

Lely introduces service level agreement to ensure customer satisfaction UK-wide

Leading turfcare specialist Lely UK – sole distributor of Toro Commercial Products and TYM in the UK – has introduced a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the company and its network of machinery dealers and service centres. With two of its own service centres, one in Sheffield Park, East Sussex, and one in St Neots, Cambridge, Lely says the new agreement is designed to align the customer service levels across the UK, and raise the support standards associated with its own bases and across its 20 independent, authorised service locations (ASL) and UK-wide dealer group. Lely’s David Cole, senior manager,…

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Doosan launches new DX19 1.9 tonne mini-excavator

Doosan Construction Equipment has launched the new DX19 1.9 tonne mini-excavator.  Providing a unique combination of high performance and compactness, the new DX19 model is designed to offer increased productivity, excellent operator comfort in a large and easily accessed cab and maximum durability and serviceability. Increased Productivity The optimised hydraulic system in the DX19 mini-excavator makes the best possible use of the engine power available from the Kubota D722 diesel engine providing an output of 9.9 kW at 2500 RPM (ISO 9249).  This results in fast cycle times, which are combined with smooth control of class-leading breakout forces, which include…

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Cobra continues its mission to fulfil customer demand

Powered gardening product range, Cobra, has once again added more products to its range. Since its launch in 2014 Cobra has gone from strength to strength with new products regularly being added to fulfil customer demand. The latest example of this is the introduction of its new 16” rear roller mowers that give a traditional striped finish. There are four options available for the petrol powered 16” mower. These include the hand propelled RM40C which features the Cobra DG350 OHV 118cc engine. Alternatively, for self-propelled options, the RM40SP can be powered by a 135cc Cobra DG450 OHV engine or a…

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Next in the series of new medium platform (MP) mowers from Ransomes Jacobsen

Ransomes Jacobsen, the manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, has launched the next two machines in a series of new mowers manufactured at their European headquarters in Ipswich. Primarily targeted at the municipal sector, the MP495/MP655 range provides yet more options from a single design platform and are replacements for the Ransomes Commander, the stalwart of municipal wide area cylinder mowers launched back in 1993. Following on from the launch of the MP493 and MP653 wide area rotary mowers last autumn, these new five unit cylinder mowers are powered by the same 49hp and 65hp Kubota diesel engines and use a…

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John O’Conner work with local brownies on the Isle of Wight

  Isle of Wight’s grounds maintenance contractor, John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd and Isle of Wight Council invited the 8th Ryde Methodist Brownies, under the guidance of Caroline Seaward, to participate in the annual planting of bedding displays along Ryde Seafront. The Brownies worked with staff from John O’Conner and members of Ryde Town Council to plant a selection of summer bedding plants in the raised tubs at Western Gardens and The Rose Garden. Stan Hayden, John O’Conner’s Contract Manager, regularly works with the local community, schools, volunteers and clubs on similar projects and commented; “I think that the project…

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North Hertfordshire District Council celebrates achievement of John O’Conner

Key members of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) including Cllr Lynda Needham, Leader of the Council, met the John O’Conner grounds maintenance team, including their 4 Apprentices and senior management, at Howard Gardens, Letchworth, to celebrate their achievements. John O’Conner is an award winning family owned company providing specialist grounds maintenance services to NHDC. They have established a innovative relationship with the client team and regularly conduct Partnership Meetings to deliver added value initiatives such as work experience opportunities and Corporate Social Responsibility projects. Following a partnership board meeting and review of the District Wide Survey results which illustrated that…

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Glendale reveal new contract manager for SW Spectrum Housing

Paul Maxwell joined Glendale in May 2015 as contract manager for the company’s contract with Spectrum Housing in the South West. Paul has been in the horticulture and grounds maintenance industry for 35 years.  He graduated from Somerset College of Agriculture and Horticulture with a National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture in 1980 and has progressed to the position of parks manager in the public sector and south west area manager in the private sector. Paul joined Glendale after four years looking after the grounds maintenance for the western area of South Somerset on behalf of South Somerset District Council. He…

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Quadron and 3MGives provide garden makeover

Quadron’s Midlands Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, was delighted to welcome six volunteers from 3M in Loughborough to help spruce up the garden at Dudley Court Sheltered Accommodation, Sileby. The volunteers were taking part in the company’s community relations employee volunteering programme, ‘3Mgives’, which supports education, sustainability and well-being of communities close to its sites. Following a short health and safety briefing, the volunteers set to work on three perennial flowerbeds, which had become neglected since the resident who once tended them had fallen ill. The team then worked hard to remove thick brambles and half-moon the edges of the…

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John O’Conner awarded grounds maintenance contract with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

  John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd are delighted to have secured the grounds maintenance contract for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s cemeteries following a competitive tendering process. John O’Conner is an award winning family owned company established for over 45 years. A key innovation in the contract bid included using this experience to establish a partnership relationship with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The contract commences on 1st June 2015 for 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The sites include The Lawn Cemetery, Hatfield Hyde Cemetery, St Luke’s Church Burial Ground and St Etheldreda’s Church Burial Ground….

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Ground Control to complete £1M design and build commercial project in June

  Ground Control is currently working on an exciting new Design & Build project at Resorts World Birmingham, soon to be home to the UK’s first super casino. The £150m integrated leisure and entertainment complex is due to open in the summer of 2015, bringing a wide range of exciting new leisure and entertainment offers to visitors. The development consists of an outlet shopping centre, a spa hotel, restaurants and bars, a cinema, a conference centre, and a casino. Construction of the 538,000 sq. ft complex has begun, and Ground Control is well underway delivering a wide range of external…

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