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April 21, 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

John O’Conner employee crowned Apprenticeship Champion of the Year

  Neil Cain, Operations Director at John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, has been awarded the prestigious City & Guilds Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 12th year, celebrate the success of the country’s most exceptional Apprentices and Apprenticeship employers. Neil has been fundamental in developing John O’Conner’s award winning Apprenticeship scheme and believes in promoting opportunities for not only new young applicants, but existing employees as well. Neil said; “I am truly honoured to win this award. My City & Guilds Apprenticeship with Sunderland Parks Department has been the foundation for over…

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Integritas Landscapes now trade as Nurture Landscapes

  Southampton-based grounds maintenance company Integritas Landscapes has been taken over by South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore from Securitas UK. With more than 100 years of experience within the landscape industry”, the maintenance contractor works with some of the UK’s largest blue chip organisations. Integritas provides landscape maintenance and winter gritting to commercial clients with a contract portfolio of commercial, retail and public open spaces on sites throughout England. The largest contract includes 70 sites for workman, encompassing 11 business parks. Nurture has more than 1,000 ongoing contracts for both public and private sector clients throughout England…

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Mitie rebrands its landscaping business

  Mitie, the facilities management company, has rebranded its landscaping business to reflect its key focus on horticulture and sustainability. Under the mantra “first impressions count”, the new Mitie Landscapes brand highlights Mitie’s promise of delivering an excellent, bespoke service in horticultural services, grounds maintenance, winter services and interior office plants to businesses across the UK. Following an internal launch at The NEC in Birmingham, the new brand has been rolled out onto a new mobile friendly website www.mitielandscapes.com and promoted with a new video featuring Tim Howell, Managing Director of Mitie Landscapes. The rebrand is the latest event in…

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Burleys invest in three Iveco commercial vehicles

  Burleys, one of the foremost grounds maintenance companies in the South East, has taken delivery of three Iveco New Daily light commercials – each benefiting from a factory-built seven-person crew cab. The new vehicles will be used by Burleys on its grounds maintenance contracts, including one with Runnymede Borough Council to maintain the areas around the Magna Carta monument next to the River Thames. The three New Daily chassis cabs, which were supplied by Iveco dealer Hendy Van & Truck in a deal brokered by leasing provider Keyvans, join the Burleys fleet of 140 vehicles and have each been…

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The Landscape Group and local council thank dedicated staff member for his 48 years service

After 48 years in grounds maintenance, Brian Wood, 68 years old, retired on 30thSeptember 2015. Brian has worked for The Landscape Group for 12 years, but before that he worked under Dover Council mowing the grass, cutting the verges and tending to the bowling green and gardens in Dover. The multitasking worker also spent seven years as a grave digger. During those seven years, Brian recalls working in all weathers including snow and floods. He also remembers the drought of 1976, when he had to get water from the river. A presentation was held for Brian on 18th September 2015…

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Glendale Liverpool hosts fifth annual awards night

  Employees from Liverpool City Council’s green service provider will be honoured in the fifth annual Glendale Liverpool Recognition awards ceremony. The event, to be held at Liverpool Town Hall on 12 November, will reward employees, new recruits and apprentices for their achievements within organisation over the last twelve months. Glendale Liverpool, a joint venture between Glendale, a specialist green services provider, and Liverpool Council, looks after the city’s parks, cemeteries and recreational green open spaces, covering 170 sites and around 10 million square metres of green space. Liverpool presenter Jimmy Day is set to host the evening, while the…

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Ground Control awarded Met Office Gold

Ground Control are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Met Office Gold Quality Mark for a second year running. Last year, Ground Control became the first company to be awarded the new Met Office Winter Gritting Quality Mark, recognising their outstanding service delivery year on year. With innovation being at the forefront of all they do at Ground Control, they are delighted to lead the way in delivering an outstanding Winter Maintenance service for their clients. Ground Control’s winter maintenance operations manager, Andy Simpson, was proud to be awarded for the second year running: “I believe the Met…

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Fenland District Council appoints ISS as new grounds contractor

  Fenland District Council is delighted to announce ISS Facility Services Landscaping as its new horticultural services contractor, commencing 1st November 2015. The new five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further five years, is worth approximately £500,000 and will encompass the District’s open spaces, cemeteries, play areas, sports pitches and award winning green flag parks.  The core works will cover a broad range of grounds services including the maintenance of grassed areas, herbaceous borders, hedges, bowling greens and equipped play areas.  Additional services to be delivered will include tree works, woodland and copse management and the undertaking…

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Ground Control teams up with Tesco for the BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build – Veterans’ Special

One of UK’s fastest growing landscape solutions providers helps to transform eight existing houses for Armed Forces veterans in Manchester Ground Control, one of the UK’s fastest growing, privately owned, external landscape solution providers, has teamed up with Tesco to supply landscape personnel to the BBC One two-part programme ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build Veterans’ Special’. Billed as the DIY SOS team’s ‘most ambitious’ project to date, the venture has seen the transformation of eight existing houses into specially adapted bespoke homes for Armed Forces veterans, as well as the landscaping of the East Manchester streets they belong to: incorporating…

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Scotscape maintenance regeneration project – The Croydon Tramlink

The Scotscape team have maintained the 28km of trackside vegetation alongside the Croydon Tramlink for over 12 years. They were asked to look at a 450 m heavily wooded section of track with steep banks on either side as a number of the trees were failing and there was a risk that they could fall across the line. Our solution was to instigate the ancient practice of coppicing. This is a traditional method of woodland management where existing trees are reduced to stumps which then in turn produce new growth. This new growth is then harvested and the cycle begins…

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