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May 26, 2018

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Keele University – a Landscape Construction win for 2012

Appointed as Principal Contractor by Keele University, The Landscape Group will be carrying out improvement works to the main Union Square. With a value of £1.35 million this is a promising start to the New Year.  The project started in the week commencing 23rd January 2012 and will be completed by autumn 2012. Keele University is situated on an estate with extensive woods, lakes and parkland, formerly owned by the Sneyd family. The main campus has the best of both worlds, from the beautiful estate with woods, lakes and parkland to a buzzing centre of shops, the Students’ Union, cafés…

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MAKITA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN UK WITH POWER TOOL MARKET LEADERSHIP

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the UK sales office of power tool manufacturer Makita. In three years time Makita Worldwide will celebrate a century of growth since the company was formed in Anjo, Japan. Constantly increasing sales over the past 40 years sees Makita recognised today as the leading brand in the competitive industrial power tool UK market. Since 1972 Makita has produced power tools for the professional tradesman, where innovative designs to enable construction tasks to be carried out with greater ease and accuracy are coupled with rugged reliability; essential when one is earning a…

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Tender: UK-Kettering: grounds maintenance services

Kettering General Hospital are tendering its requirement for Grounds Maintenance  services. Main place of performance throughout the life of the contract could be in addition to Kettering: Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH), and Bedford Hospital, plus any other NHS bodies in England, subject to the approval of KGH, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local…

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Underinvestment in flood infrastructure unacceptable

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that significant levels of underinvestment in flood infrastructure as identified by the Public Accounts Committee is unacceptable even in the current economic climate. CIWEM welcomes the report of the Public Accounts Committee, which identifies significant underinvestment in flood risk management infrastructure. The burden borne by householders and businesses exposed to flood risk can be devastating.  The risk and uncertainty generated in the minds of those who live and work in areas identified as being at risk of flooding reduces their feeling of well being and restricts their potential for growth….

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ECHO website heightens customer online experience

Countax launch an all-new ECHO website designed to enhance the customer’s online experience and help online product research. It is estimated that 92% of shoppers looking for durable, higher-value products, research their purchase online prior to visiting a shop or showroom. ECHO’s new website, www.echo-tools.co.uk, focuses on providing visitors with a high-level of information that makes product research quicker and easier than ever before. Each product page of the website contains comprehensive details of the model’s benefits, features and specifications. It is now much easier to compare and contrast between a range of products that have differing benefits. ECHO has…

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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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