August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Quadron extend partnership with Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  Quadron Services has been awarded a five-year extension to its grounds maintenance contract with The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Quadron has provided services to the Council since 2006 when the company was awarded the 10-year partnership contract for maintenance of the Royal Boroughs parks and green spaces. The extension will see the relationship continue until January 2021, during which time Quadron will deliver savings of at least 160,000 GBP per year.  This is in addition to the 29% savings in real terms that Quadron has already offered the Council through efficiency savings over the life of the…

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New public realm for Littlehampton’s flood risk management scheme

Works to enhance the public realm along the new Arun East Bank flood defence scheme in Littlehampton, West Sussex, are now complete and open to the public. Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, was appointed as landscape architect to transform 2.5km of waterfront alongside the River Arun as part of a joint project with the Environment Agency (EA) and Arun District Council. The works, which form part of the EA’s £22 million scheme of flood defence works to the East Bank of the River Arun, comprise of urban waterfront public realm as well as suburban and rural landscapes….

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The Landscape Group wins grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute

  The Landscape Group (TLG) has been awarded a new three year grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute, which is currently under construction in London (next to St. Pancras Station). The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) will be an inter-disciplinary medical research institute created by a consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations – the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. The combination of specialist knowledge, expertise and resources from each of these organisations will enable the Francis Crick…

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Green Flag award for Wisbech

Wisbech is celebrating after receiving a prestigious green flag award for the eighth year running. St Peter’s Church Gardens and Wisbech Park have been judged to be two of the UK’s best open spaces. They will again be entitled to fly the Green Flag, awarded by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government. Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s cabinet member the environment, said: “We’re obviously delighted to get these awards yet again.  “It’s thanks to the great efforts by our own staff, our grounds maintenance contractors The Landscape Group, and all…

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Glendale reveal new health and safety director

  Green services company Glendale has appointed Keith Hepplewhite as director of health and safety and compliance. In a new role for the national provider, Keith will ensure the company meets legislative requirements, while overseeing the welfare of employees at Glendale’s bases across the UK. He joined the company in 2009 as head of business development, before becoming regional director for the midlands and the north, with responsibility for regional operational and financial performance. Andy Corcoran, Glendale’s managing director, said: “Glendale is committed to achieving the highest standards in health and safety and compliance, and we have comprehensive systems in…

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Sixty-nine Quadron-maintained sites fly the Green Flag

  Quadron Services is now responsible for maintaining 69 Green Flag sites across its client portfolio, including five new wins for 2015. The Green Flag Awards are presented annually to parks, cemeteries, shopping centres and community gardens across the UK which have been judged against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. In total, 1,582 UK sites have met the high standard needed to achieve the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award, in what has been another record-breaking year for the Award scheme. Quadron was particularly pleased to learn that long-standing client, the…

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Glendale helps reinstate Torquay seafront

  Green space management company, Glendale, has completed a landscape reinstatement project on the iconic Torquay seafront. The work was undertaken on behalf of South West Water’s Delivery Alliance H50 who recently completed a flood alleviation project in Abbey Park, Torquay. A team of two from Glendale, Ben Farlam and TomasGergal, laid 4,000m2 of turf returning the park to its usual high standard. A mile further up the road four staff undertook further reinstatement works in a private garden. Seven 12m high semi-mature Poplars were planted to act as a screen. The Poplars had to be craned into position due…

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John O’Conner invited to Hertfordshire Skills Celebration

  More than 100 employers, training providers and representatives from the University of Hertfordshire and business support services came together at the Hertfordshire Skills Celebration at Elstree Studios on 14th July 2015. John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd’s Managing Director, Matt O’Conner and Apprentice, Lewis Ainge, were proud to be honoured at the event and participate in a showcase video promoting Apprenticeships, sharing their achievements in growing the skills base of the workforce. Established since 1969, John O’Conner is a highly reputable grounds maintenance company based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, providing a variety of specialist services for Local Authority, Housing Associations, Commercial…

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Ground Control chosen as commercial service awards finalists

Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external service provider, has been selected as a Finalist in the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015. Created to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in customer experience across a variety of industries and disciplines, the Awards showcase the organisations and the talented teams and individuals within them, who are leading the way when it comes to delivering outstanding customer experience. Ground Control is a finalist in the ‘Automotive, Travel and Commercial Service Providers’ category of these national Awards. Dr Marcus Watson, Ground Control’s Managing Director, is delighted with the news: “At Ground Control, we pride…

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Glendale gives community space a special makeover

  A team from specialist green services company Glendale has breathed new life into a community space, as part of celebrations marking the company’s 25th anniversary. The Community 25 initiative saw tenants from one of Glendale’s housing clients, the Sutton Housing Partnership, invited to nominate a deserving resident to receive a free garden makeover to the value of £1,500. But instead of selecting just one garden, tenants chose to put forward a communal space to be overhauled, so that the improvements could benefit more residents. A team of five specialists from Glendale’s estate management team carried out clearance work, before…

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