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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

OCS buys parts of Fountains from administrators

Facilities management firm OCS Group UK has bought parts of Banbury-based environmental services provider Fountains from administrators BDO. Antony Nygate and Shay Bannon of BDO were this week appointed as joint administrators of Fountains Ltd, Fountains Support Services, Fountains Environmental and Fountains Forestry. Services provided by these companies include grounds maintenance as well as waste management, street cleaning, landscaping, forestry and land management. Martin Gammon, managing director of OCS Group UK, said: “This is great news for everyone at OCS and a clear demonstration of our intention to further develop our strong position as a leading player in the UK…

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New Holland launches New T4 PowerStar at BTME

New Holland unveiled its new T4 PowerStar utility tractor equipped with turf/amenity tyres this week at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME). The powerful machine, which is available in three models from 55hp – 75hp, includes the revolutionary new VisionView Cab – a market leader, which is 20 per cent larger and includes a hi-vis roof panel, ensuring excellent operator comfort and visibility. It also features an outstanding lifting capacity for a tractor of its size – comfortably managing 2,150kg. Complete with turf/amenity tyres and compatible for an integrated front-end loader, the new T4 PowerStar makes an ideal loader or…

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New PowerGard protection for turf equipment

John Deere’s PowerGard Maintenance and PowerGard Protection programmes are now available for the company’s full range of professional turf equipment, including golf and commercial mowers, as well as compact tractors (but not Gator utility vehicles). Combining both plans allows customers to budget for all their equipment servicing and repair costs. “All our professional turf equipment customers in the UK and Ireland can now benefit from a PowerGard plan to help fix costs, budget more accurately and avoid unexpected outlays,” says John Deere Limited’s aftermarket sales manager James Morley. “These new PowerGard programmes are specially designed to control operating costs, remove…

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LANTRA AWARD CENTRE STATUS FOR CUTTING EDGE TRAINING

Cutting Edge Training, a division of Ransomes Jacobsen, the major manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment based in Ipswich, Suffolk has been granted LANTRA Awards Centre status, complementing their recognition by other training organisations and bodies. LANTRA Awards is a nationally recognised Awarding Body approved to develop and accredit qualifications such as NVQ/SVQ and VRQ. They also provide national qualifications in a range of subject areas, as well as technical awards and customised provision to accredit in-house training. Ian Mitchell, a senior trainer with Cutting Edge Training said, “We are a City and Guilds NVQ training centre, NPTC assessors, BAGMA installation trainers…

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Landscaping starts at Sandbach United Football Club

With a spade in hand, Clr Wesley Fitzgerald has leant his support to the development of Sandbach United Football Club. The Cheshire East Council leader helped to plant the first of the 300 trees and plants donated to the club by the Woodland Trust. The work is part of a wider landscaping scheme that will see 3,250 trees and plants added to the site. The club is now based off Hind Heath Road, in Sandbach, following a £2.23m development, which will soon open as a football centre of excellence for the community. Cheshire East Council secured a £1m grant from…

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RHS Britain in Bloom 2012 Finalists

73 finalists have been selected from over 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. RHS Britain in Bloom is the nation’s largest environmental campaign and involves more than 200,000 volunteers, but it touches the lives of us all. Last year, the RHS released a report showing how the campaign is making a major difference to the social, environmental and economic health of the country†. Examples of…

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Tender Aberdeen verge maintenance work

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Rural Roadside Verge Maintenance. Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The Council is seeking tenders for grass cutting on public road verges throughout Aberdeenshire. The area has been divided into 21 separate routes which vary in length from 380km to 580km approximately but typically average 440km. These measurements are intended for guidance only and should not be relied upon for pricing purposes. Award criteria:  The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive…

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Tender: UK-Hastings: trees

Total quantity or scope: Provision of tree maintenance services including lopping, dealing with diseased trees, emergency work, woodland work, planting of young trees for Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, Amicus Horizon Ltd and Wealden District Council. Short description: Provision of comprehensive tree maintenance services for Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, Amicus Horizon (Social Housing Provider) and Wealden District Council. Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document. More info HERE      

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John Deere’s cutting edge offer

In recognition of the company’s 175th anniversary in 2012, John Deere is offering an extra set of either Quick Adjust QA5 cutting units or standard verticut units for just £175 (or its euro equivalent) with every new 2500B or 2500E hybrid greens mower bought from a John Deere turf dealer. Back in 1837 John Deere produced his famous plough, designed to cut through the sticky prairie soil of the midwestern United States. That spirit of innovation continues today with the 2500 greens mower, whose offset cutting units, low pressure footprint and hybrid E-Cut technology help greenkeepers and groundsmen to create…

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Let it snow – Marwell is ready for it

One of the South of England’s major year-round attractions, Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire, is poised ready to deal with a repeat of last year’s record breaking winter. The 140-acre site, which is home to more than 180 different species and acclaimed for its conservation work, welcomes nearly half a million visitors each year. It managed to stay operational throughout weeks of snow and ice 12 months ago thanks very largely to the acquisition of a snow blade attachment to one of its mowers. Lance Ingram, Head of Grounds and Plants for the charity, says M & S Turf Maintenance Machinery…

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