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June 24, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

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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Ground Control’s consistent growth included in Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 list

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Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 listing places Ground Control on Europe’s fast track list of companies as remarkable growth continues. Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, has achieved a prestigious place on the list of Europe’s fastest growing privately-owned companies. The Essex company’s place on this top 5000 accolade is the latest in a string of achievements this year since the company’s inclusion in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report, coming close on the heels of its coveted Queen’s Award eighteen months ago. Inc. 5000 recognises the innovative…

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Check trees for storm damage, says expert

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A national green service provider is reminding landowners of the need to check trees after a storm, following the treacherous weather conditions that have been sweeping the UK. Arborists from Glendale have been called out to more than 200 tree-related emergencies and moved over 300 tonnes of timber since Christmas and New Year due to weather-related incidents. Storm Eleanor hit parts of the UK in January, while Storm Emma and ‘The Beast from the East’ have also blighted the country, coinciding with the coldest winter since 1991 as blizzards, high winds and drifting snow caused collisions, gridlock and school closures….

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Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons

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Kubota UK announces it has further strengthened its dealer network after joining forces with Staffordshire-based groundcare and arboriculture specialists Buxtons. The appointment of Buxtons is part of Kubota’s ongoing investment to ensure its market leading range of high performance groundcare machinery is supplied through an independent dealer network that is committed to a first class service offering. The new partnership means Buxtons will now supply Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative groundcare solutions, from walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, to Kubota’s industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles. This includes…

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PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting

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PSD Groundscare reveals their new product the AS 63 Brushcutter which offers a high performance and easy handling solution to cutting high grass even on slopes or where access is limited Its low weight, vibration damping and handlebar adjustment makes the AS 63 exceptionally user friendly, and its fold-down handles ease transportation and storage. There are also twin wheel kits available, and the AS 63 is available with either 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke engines. Features of the AS 63 Brushcutter Mulch and mow in one step The cross-blade system of the AS 63 Allmäher® easily cuts and chops even high growth…

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Local authority is the UK’s first to invest in electric mowers 

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In a local authority first, Thanet District Council is introducing new electric lawn-mowers to its open spaces fleet. Run on lithium-ion batteries rather than diesel, these modern mowers are greener, quieter and cheaper to run. They will be used at Ramsgate Cemetery and Margate Crematorium and are all part of the council’s commitment to creating a clean and welcoming environment in Thanet. The council has purchased six new mowers – two commercial ride-on mowers,  two walk behind mowers and two commercial stand-on mowers to be used equally across the two sites. Cllr Fairbrass, deputy leader of Thanet District Council said:…

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Mitie’s Go-Grit app mobilises in full force as Siberian cold snap hits the UK

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During one of the coldest winters in recent history, Mitie’s gritting team has been kept busy with more gritting visits than ever before. The 2017-18 winter season has brought the most snow and ice since 2010 and the coldest February in decades. This week is set to be busier than the wintriest weekend so far this season when from 6 to 11 December, Mitie’s winter maintenance teams carried out a staggering 11,200 gritting visits in less than 72 hours. As well as the weather keeping 300 of Mitie’s gritting trucks busy over the white weekend, the team also cleared 1,000…

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Confor reacts to government consultation on future rural policy and funding

Confor has welcomed a consultation described by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove as a “historic opportunity” to shape future rural policy and funding, while calling for more detail on the future role of forestry in the countryside. Government proposals would see money shift from direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which are based on the amount of land farmed, to a new system of paying farmers “public money for public goods” – such as enhancing the environment and investing in sustainable food production. Other public goods which could be supported include investment in technology and skills to improve…

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Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

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ISS UK Limited has today announced that it has successfully exchanged contracts to sell ISS Facility Services Landscaping to Sullivan Street Partners, a Private Equity company, based in London.  Completion is set for 30 April 2018. The new company will trade under the name Tivoli and will continue to deliver excellence in grounds maintenance for public sector, defence and corporate clients across the UK. The senior management team will remain in their existing positions with Phil Jones continuing as managing director. The sale will see the transfer of 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners. Phil Jones, managing…

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Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes

Ransomes and Continental Landscapes

Leading grounds maintenance company Continental Landscapes has taken delivery of 33 pieces of machinery from Ransomes. This latest investment marks a 20-year relationship between Continental Landscapes and Ransomes. PA Turney demonstrated and sold the machinery, having nurtured the relationship between the companies for more than two decades. Continental Landscapes was established in 1989 and currently has more than 20 UK branches. It has a diverse portfolio of clients including local authorities, government departments, industrial and commercial concerns, housing associations, sports clubs and private individuals. The company also employs more than 700 people. Tom Dew, plant and machinery manager at Continental…

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