September 25, 2017

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GreenBlue Urban celebrates 25th anniversary in style -

Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Why Amenity Matters Week’ highlights green spaces and champions ‘heroes’ who maintain them -

Monday, September 25, 2017

Docklands transformation to creativity district takes step closer -

Monday, September 25, 2017

NeoGrass recruiting additional ‘Approved Installers’ -

Monday, September 25, 2017

Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kew celebrates autumn with brand new festival -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launches DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GreenBlue Urban celebrates 25th anniversary in style

GreenBlue Urban

GreenBlue Urban recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at the London Transport Museum and talks us through the event: ‘It has been an incredible quarter of a century at GreenBlue Urban and what better than to celebrate in style and say thank you to our friends and supporters from across the private and public sector. We have been fortunate over these years to have established lasting partnerships with respected colleagues, enabling us to develop the next generation of SUDs compatible tree pit systems and to look forward to future innovations focused on air quality technology. Over drinks and canapés, we could…

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‘Why Amenity Matters Week’ highlights green spaces and champions ‘heroes’ who maintain them

Amenity

This week marks Why Amenity Matters Week. Through the eyes of the Colins family, the campaign encourages families and friends to celebrate the enjoyment of our local parks and sports grounds and recognise the contribution of those who maintain our green spaces and infrastructure. Launched by the Amenity Forum, Why Amenity Matters Week also aims to show how the UK’s urban spaces, roadside verges, trees, hedges and railway lines are maintained and how the amenity sector, responsible for caring for this managed landscape, impacts on our daily lives; helping us travel to work and enjoy leisure activities while contributing to…

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Docklands transformation to creativity district takes step closer

The dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands into a “creativity district” as part of a wider masterplan for North Liverpool, generating in excess of 2,500 new jobs, will take a step closer to reality next week. A report will go to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday 29 September seeking approval for the draft Ten Streets Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to go out to public consultation. The key document sets out a planning framework and key principles to shape development on the 125-acre site – at the heart of which lies the Ten Streets creativity district. The SRF…

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NeoGrass recruiting additional ‘Approved Installers’

The rapid rise in popularity of artificial grass in the UK over the last few years has prompted top artificial grass manufacturer, NeoGrass to open up applications for approved installers. NeoGrass has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of requests for its artificial grass in recent years from schools, homeowners, businesses and commercial developers. In order to cope with the spectacular increase in demand, NeoGrass is looking to expand its own network of approved installers to meet the huge demand from customers. Will Crozier, NeoGrass director, said: “The increase in orders we’ve had for artificial grass is incredible; we’ve…

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017

Poinsettia breeders in Germany and Holland are improving plant quality and durability by looking at ways in which to strengthen these seasonal hybrid heroes to better withstand transportation. Transportation is one of the main causes of the poinsettia plant’s failure to thrive. Poinsettia plants can be vulnerable during transportation so a select group of breeders are looking at ways to improve their durability by testing the plants in simulated transport conditions, such as reducing light levels and creating fluctuations of temperature. Plants are boxed in darkness for several days, and kept at lower temperatures. The packaging is then removed and…

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Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw

The latest version of Makita’s popular ‘Farmers Choice’ chainsaw, the new Makita EA5600F45DN bristles with new improved features. Powered by the advanced 2-stroke 55.7cc engine, which delivers a high-torque 4.1horse-power, includes the Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) exhaust system where the SAS system directs unburnt combustion charge back to the induction port. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and ensures that exhaust emissions meet the highest possible standards. It is fitted with a centrifugal air cleaner and HD air filter for the cleanest possible charge. The cord pull recoil starter has spring assistance, and the machine includes a primer pump and an…

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Leave it to Billy Goat

Clearing mountains of autumn leaves and debris can be a labour intensive and energy zapping task; particularly with heavy, hard to manoeuvre equipment to move around as you work. Billy Goat wheeled vacuums are suitable for all residential, commercial and municipal property clean up requirements. Designed for use on both lawns and hard surfaces, Billy Goat wheeled vacuums are built to last, with many now being in service around the world for more than 20 years. With light yet incredibly durable wheels, vacuums from Billy Goat increase portability and remove the strain from the autumn clean up jobs. The lightweight…

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Kew celebrates autumn with brand new festival

This autumn, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew celebrates the season of fiery colour with a brand new festival, featuring a stunning exhibition showcasing the immersive art of Rebecca Louise Law and intriguing botanical art by Lindsay Sekulowicz as well as two major sculptural exhibitions in the gardens, one of contemporary pieces curated by Handmade in Britain and the other a series of specially commissioned pieces inspired by Kew itself. The exhibition Life in Death by British artist Rebecca Louise Law is a celebration of nature as a sculptural form and will be hosted inside the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical…

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Forestry grant widened in Scotland

Tree nursery owners and small scale secondary processors of timber in Scotland are set to benefit from new features of a forestry grant. An additional £500,000 has been made available to support both sectors through the purchase of specialised equipment, increasing the opportunities for business expansion. The funding is available within the Harvesting and Processing option of the Forestry Grant Scheme. Welcoming the new grant funding, Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing, said: “The burgeoning success story of Scotland’s forestry sector is down to the passion, enthusiasm and commitment of the people who work in the forest and timber industry, many…

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Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference

This year the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) Annual Conference will be held in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin within the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, across 13-14 October. This is the first time the conference has been held in Ireland and CIH president, Dr Owen Doyle CHort FCIHort, discussed why: “The Chartered Institute of Horticulture represents professional horticulturists in both Great Britain and Ireland, so it was high time the conference be held in Ireland. We will have the opportunity to listen to experts and visit industry sites demonstrating excellence in horticulture, in the era of Brexit it is essential…

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