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June 25, 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

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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TCL Group launches public open space service for housebuilders

TCL Group

A landscaping and estate management specialist, recently named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the 1000 Companies to inspire Europe, is launching a new service to help housebuilders with public open space and parks projects. The TCL Group, one of whose member companies holds a royal warrant, already has an impressive track record in working with developers, local authorities and environmental organisations to deliver complex multi-faceted public schemes. The one stop shop service, which launches on 1 February, is aimed at enabling housebuilders to perform often complex and highly emotive installations successfully and cost effectively and will cover…

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Business blossoms for landscape service thanks to latest contract

landscape

An award-winning Birmingham landscapes service is seeing its business blossom after securing its third new maintenance contract within a matter of months. Bournville Village Landscapes’ (BVL) latest contract will see it manage the gardens and open spaces of Bournville Gardens Retirement Village on Bristol Road South, Birmingham. The £39 million village, home to over 300 people, has been built on the site of the former Bournville College and is managed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ECT) As part of the contract, BVL, which is part of housing association Bournville Village Trust, will carry out regular grass-cutting, shrub pruning and hedge…

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