June 24, 2017

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‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study

More than half of tradespeople (56%) have revealed that the most common question they are asked by customers is based on the cost of their services, according to research into the industry. In a poll of tradespeople, ranging from electricians, plumbers and heating engineers to builders and gardeners, it was also revealed that just over a fifth of customers were most interested in availability (21%), with the range of services they provide being the third most common question asked (6%). Other common questions asked by customers included whether the tradesperson could provide references (5%), the source of their materials (5%),…

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Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club

Scented flowers

Green-fingered enthusiasts can hear from a charismatic gardener on scented plants. Bob Flowerdew will talk about the history, function and how to make scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club. Mr Flowerdew will also treat his audience to some samples to sniff, and explain how to ‘smell more accurately’. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and the chance to buy some of his books. Pete Chamberlain, chairman of Bishampton & District Gardening Club, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have secured Bob to come along and speak to us and are looking forward to…

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Action needed on consistently poor planting rates

The Woodland Trust says official planting figures released today remain extremely disappointing and signal the urgent need for fresh thinking when it comes to getting more trees in the ground. The Forestry Commission statistics for 2016-17 show just 7,000 hectares of woodland were created in the UK and figures in England have barely broken the 1,000 hectare barrier. While that’s a small increase on last year’s figures, the Trust says it still leaves a lot to be desired, especially as the Forestry Commission has a target to see 5,000 hectares planted a year in England alone. Director of conservation and…

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ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth

ITV’s flagship gardening make-over programme ‘Love Your Garden’, hosted by TV personality Alan Titchmarsh, has used Addaset – a BBA approved Resin Bound paving system developed by Uckfield-based resin surfacing specialists Addagrip Terraco Ltd – to design a modern new garden for a family in Plymouth. The first garden in the new series of ‘Love Your Garden’ has been built for an amazing gentleman, who is Britain’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict who spent years serving his country and on Christmas Eve was blown up by an IED losing both his legs above the knee and his right…

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Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the Visit England official seal of approval, the Quality Rose Marque. The award, which is only given to visitor attractions that have been independently assessed by a Visit England inspector, is testament to the ongoing dedication of head gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers. Visit England assessors arrive at attractions unannounced, speak to members of staff and other visitors about the attraction and their experience of it. Hazel Hook the assessor who visited Fullers Mill Garden in early May, said of the garden:…

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Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all

Whatever you may have in mind for your glasshouse, small or large, Victorian or modern, a trip to Griffin Glasshouses’ stand at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show will reveal an array of beautifully designed glasshouses ranging from its NGS collection to its more bespoke structures. The firm will be displaying a ¾ span glasshouse with a porch, which will allow Griffin to demonstrate the wide range of accessories that can be added to the structure including cold frames, electric roof vents and internal water storage. This glasshouse will also feature Griffin Glasshouses’ unique 35-degree pitch roof which is suitable…

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The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK

National land management charity, the Land Trust is delighted to announce the acquisition of new public open spaces in Warrington, Cheshire; Ketley, Telford and has confirmed contracts to manage the substantial green space around new housing developments at Waverley, South Yorkshire and New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire. Spanning over 16 hectares, the green space at Ketley is an area enhanced as part of Telford Millennium Community which includes a stream, grassland, woodland and a network of paths to explore. Acquisition by the Land Trust means that this site next to the new residential development will continue to remain as public open space…

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Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights

Life-size model cows that wowed both the judges and the crowds at the first-ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show have found the perfect home and will stay together as a herd in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Three beautiful beasts – all eye-catching features in official tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s Silver-Gilt Medal winning show garden – have been put out to pasture at The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath. The quirky cows – sprayed in metallic colours and ‘branded’ with a blue and white hand-painted circular motif – are destined to be a whimsical talking point for visitors…

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Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards

A community charity is asking the public to nominate community groups to receive a national award at an awards ceremony recognising their work in making their local areas better places to live. The charity, Groundwork, say it has launched the Groundwork Community Awards as a way of honouring small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life in their local area and to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support. Visit the awards website: groundwork.org.uk/communityawards The deadline for nominations is 25 August and the awards are simple to enter via an online system where community…

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Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show

Staff at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (June 21, 2017) after winning three silver awards and three bronze awards for six of its new plants at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, won silver awards for its Phormium ‘Blondie’, Morus ‘Mojo Berry’ and Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and bronze awards for Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ and Hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be coming away with six awards at the New Plant…

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