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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

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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Quadron and Loughborough students partner for volunteering session

  Quadron’s Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, together with Horticultural Supervisor, Martin Botham, and Queen’s Park Head Gardener, Dave Douse, were delighted to welcome volunteers from Loughborough College to help undertake some horticultural duties in Queen’s Park, Loughborough. Following a health and safety briefing, the students set to work clearing out the summer bedding from the flowerbeds around the bandstand in readiness for the winter. Despite the poor weather forecast, it was gloriously warm in the late summer sunshine and no waterproofs were required. The students busied themselves digging out the summer bedding and removing most of the foliage from…

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Glendale claim six golds at the South East and South West in Bloom awards

  Glendale is celebrating success at the annual South East and South West in Bloom awards, after scooping six gold and two silver medals at the regional finals. Parks and green spaces managed by the national green services company, along with the community groups and committees it is part of, were recognised at regional ceremonies in Brighton and Dartmouth, as part of the national Britain in Bloom competition. Waltham Abbey Gardens in Essex, Gostry Meadow in Farnham and Phillips Memorial in Godalming, Waverley, achieved gold at South East in Bloom, along with Gunpowder Park in Essex which also scooped Best…

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