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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

Ground Control partners Tesco in community project

  Ground Control’s Maintenance team has been working in partnership with Tesco on a community project to improve the outdoor spaces at Pilgrim’s Hospice in Ashford. As part of improvement works, Ground Control undertook tree work across the site, cutting and reducing shrubs around the perimeter, as well as hedging overgrown bushes around the site entrance. Other works included gutter clearance, varnishing of wheelchair ramps and total refurbishment of balconies, including the cladding and painting to make areas more pleasant to patients and visitors to enjoy. The hands-on support of Tesco and Ground Control has saved the charity an enormous…

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John O’Conner provide landscaping services to Midland Heart

  In early 2015 a plan was developed between John O’Conner, specialist grounds maintenance contractor and client, Midland Heart, to enhance the visual landscaping at the Meadow Brook Estate in Staffordshire. Although the site was maintained to a satisfactory standard and within the standards required in the contract, customer satisfaction had been continually low and residents needed a project to come together and take pride and ownership of their community space. John O’Conner’s Contract Manager, Ashley Green said; “ At John O’Conner we believe a  key part of any enhancement project is to involve the residents and key stakeholders, providing…

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Ground Control receive six BALI National Landscape Awards

  Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external landscape solution provider, has won a record-breaking six BALI National Landscape Awards this year. The six prestigious awards from the British Association of Landscape Industries represent an unprecedented haul for the exponentially growing company’ with the total now standing at 20 stretching back to 1985. Ground Control’s Managing Director, Marcus Watson, explains how the award wins mirror the success of the fast expanding nationwide business.  “The BALI Awards showcase the high quality we deliver to an ever growing number of customers who have an eye for detail and a need for precise…

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Country Grounds Maintenance wins leading national award for landscaping

  Country Grounds Maintenance Ltd is keeping up it an impressive record of winning a leading national award for landscaping. The firm, which has offices and customers throughout East Anglia with a head office at Bexwell Business Park, near Downham, has just received an accolade for a project near Great Yarmouth. The award has been given by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) for its soft landscaping works at Hopton Holiday Park after a rigorous judging process. The judges were impressed by the high level of workmanship achieved. The award follows on from previous success in 2012, when CGM…

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Quadron Services clients’ scoop top awards in regional In Bloom competitions

  Quadron Services’ clients are once again celebrating a successful year in the regional ‘In Bloom’ competitions, including eight Gold Awards. The regional In Bloom awards are part of the wider RHS Britain in Bloom competition. Over 1,600 communities take part in the regional campaigns, and are assessed for their efforts in the areas of horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.  Those that do well at this level may be selected to take part in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals. Quadron is pleased to be able to support its clients and local stakeholder groups in these annual community…

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Telstra and Hands on London join Quadron for EMEA Volunteering in Burgess Park

  Global telecommunications and technology company, Telstra, whose London office is in Southwark, joined Quadron Services at Burgess Park for a family Fun Day on Thursday 27th August 2015. Working with volunteering charity, Hands on London, Quadron developed a range of suitable volunteer tasks for the 100+ Telstra employees and their families, including: Meadow management for 60 Telstra employees at Burgess Park’s St George’s, Coburg & Neate, and Bridge to Nowhere meadows, led by Quadron Volunteer Managers Andrew Robinson, Paul Simms and Sissel Dahl and supported by Quadron apprentices Paul Sellars, Odette Hopper and Frankie Lucas; Invasive species management task…

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Nightingale’s grounds maintenance division benefits from choosing Toro

  With offices in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, Nightingale Contract Services Group, a multi-service provider offering commercial cleaning and related support services, has seen its grounds maintenance division thrive thanks to an investment in Toro. Having successfully served public sector and commercial clients across the East of England, Midlands and London for over 30 years, focusing mainly on contract cleaning, the business decided to move into grounds maintenance in early 2014. Once the first contract was won, the firm set out in search of a flexible yet portable mower. Opting for the Toro CT2240, Nightingale’s landscaping manager Paul Reed says: “We…

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Ground Control Wins Contract to Provide Landscaping Solutions to £150m Resorts World Birmingham Project

Ground Control, one of the UK’s fastest growing, privately owned, external landscape solution providers, has won a £1m design and build construction project to deliver essential landscaping to Resorts World Birmingham. As the UK’s first integrated leisure and entertainment complex, which is due for completion this year at a cost of £150m, the project required a variety of landscaping solutions in order to provide future visitors with the highest quality experience. The project, which is one of Ground Control’s largest design and build developments to date, includes a range of requirements including a bespoke terrace construction and structural concrete works,…

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Paxman Landscapes planting for wildlife at University of York

  Paxman Landscapes are on site this September at the University of York Environment building, creating wildlife-friendly havens around the campus.  Working with client Morgan Sindall, the team are responsible for the soft landscaping elements around the building and environs, adding wildflower turf and pre-seeded matting.  The newly-landscaped sections will be complete by the end of the month and will start to thrive and flourish in spring 2016. The Environment Building, the University’s £12 million investment project, is due for completion this year and will house purpose-built teaching, office and laboratory facilities. Planting includes 2, 3 and 5 litre shrubs…

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John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd wins prestigious National Landscape Award

John O’Conner, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, has received the prestigious Grounds Maintenance Award (Free Public Access) for Ventnor Park in Isle of Wight, from the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Awards 2015. The Principal Award winner will be announced at the award ceremony held in London on Friday 4th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel London. The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and specialist Landscape and Grounds Maintenance contractors who have demonstrated…

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