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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

ISS

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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Tim Howell explains why the landscaping industry needs to play its part in solving the problem of plastic waste

Tim Howell, managing director of Mitie Landscaped Ltd

Throughout my life I’ve been inspired by the television programmes and books narrated and written by David Attenborough. The wonders of our natural environment, and the diversity of species within it, have captured my interest for many years. Attenborough’s latest program, Blue Planet II, which aired in early December last year, has yet again opened up a view into the previously unseen underwater environments across the planet. One comment struck me, and I had to rewind to check I had heard it correctly: “Eight million tonnes of plastic are deposited into the oceans every year.” I found that incredible; the…

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idverde sponsors Colchester’s popular tree giveaway scheme for a second year

idverde’s Colchester team was delighted to join its client, Colchester Borough Council, to deliver the annual Trees for Years event on Saturday 3rd February. Now in its twelfth year, this much-loved scheme provides over 2,000 free trees and fruit bushes to local residents, community groups, schools and town or parish councils. This year’s event saw 2,018 trees available for free, and over 700 local residents braved the cold on the day of the giveaway, many arriving in advance of the advertised opening time of 10am to bag up to three trees for individuals, or 15 per school, community group, or…

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Makita’s 18V LXT brushless power cuts wheelbarrow effort

Makita has harnessed the impressive power of the incredibly successful 18v brushless motor to reduce the task of pushing a fully laden wheelbarrow across a building site, a garden or rough pasture. Designed principally to reduce the physical demands in the construction industry the new Makita DCU180Z will prove popular in many operating fields.  Capable of carrying 130kg of blocks on the tubular frame, or similar amount of ballast in the barrow bin option, this power-assisted wheelbarrow has the Brushless motor integrated into the front wheel to ensure the maximum possible traction to the heavily ribbed agri-tyre.  This barrow has…

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IPM launches new website

IPM

National landscaping and grounds maintenance company IPM has launched a new website which it is encouraging visitors to explore. The website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product range IPM can offer. In an industry such as landscaping and grounds maintenance, staying up-to-date with current technology is not always at the top of the agenda, but as a company which has always been leading in its field and looks at ways in which it can deliver more value to its customers, IPM has gone through…

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10,000 new trees to boost roadside wildlife habitat in the South West

Highways England is starting a major programme of tree and shrub planting along the A30 and A38 in a bid to connect a 105 mile corridor of wildlife habitat. The work is taking place at 21 sites in Devon and Cornwall and involves the planting of 10,000 native trees and shrubs to fill or reduce gaps in hedgerow and woodland along the roadside. In total the planting will provide around three extra miles of vegetation and connect over 105 miles of habitat on the verge and land adjacent to the A30 and A38. The scheme is being delivered under Highways England’s…

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Tony Benger Landscaping efficiency improves with mobile field service management solution

Tony Benger Landscaping

Devon-based Tony Benger Landscaping started to use Re-flow to manage its team of 50 last year, and it has already helped to improve the company’s efficiency. The software provides the award-winning firm with the means to manage its staff’s workflow digitally through a mobile app. Each operative working onsite can access their job details and complete project task lists and forms including vehicle inspections, daily record sheets (hours and materials etc), site briefings, toolbox talks and risk assessments, all through their mobile phone or tablet. Re-flow speeds up processes by creating a completely digital audit trail from management to staff and…

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Nurture Landscapes acquires Gavin Jones to create £65m group

Nurture Landscapes

Gavin Jones becomes part of the Nurture Landscapes group of companies as from 1 February 2018. This transaction brings together two leading privately owned companies that share the same passion for delivering a high-quality service and building long-term relationships with clients. The combined Group will have sales of £65m, employ 1,000 staff and service over 3500 clients across the UK. Gavin Jones has a reputation for excellence and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. The company will continue to trade under the name Gavin Jones as a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Nurture Landscapes Holdings Ltd. Nurture Landscapes has…

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Plant trees now to reduce HS2 impact, says green expert

Glendale Civic Trees

A green spaces expert is calling upon landowners to plant trees in order to lessen the environmental impact of the new High Speed Two (HS2) rail network. Deric Newman, general manager of national tree supply, planting and relocation specialist, Glendale Civic Trees, says it’s imperative that planting projects begin as soon as possible along the affected routes in order to provide the most benefits. Hundreds of green spaces across the country are at risk of damage as part of the creation of the new high-speed railway network, which has been designed to create better connections between cities, and cut journey…

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