October 16, 2017

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Makita adds to their 10.8V CXT range -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK -

Monday, October 16, 2017

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Diarmuid Gavin unveils plans for the largest container garden in the world -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks -

Friday, October 13, 2017

National infrastructure commsion reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service -

Friday, October 13, 2017

idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’ -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blowing petrol power out of the garden -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

API says we must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cameron Gardens is appointed by The Four Seasons Hampshire -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

Plant design and display specialists, I Want Plants, is expanding its team following a raft of high profile contract wins – including The Alchemist in Media City and office letting giant Bruntwood. The Hale-based family business is adding two more members – an administration assistant and an exterior maintenance technician – to its 25-strong team, to assist with servicing contracts across the North West and the Midlands. The company provides inspirational green interiors and exteriors for offices, hotels and restaurants. Director Richard Rowlands, said: “We are seeing growth in all areas of our business – pun intended – from rental…

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London Stone launches DesignBoard

Nationwide natural stone supplier, London Stone has announced the launch of DesignBoard, a brand new range of Composite decking. DesignBoard is the perfect combination between nature and technology; it is easy to clean, highly scratch-and-fade-resistant, and algae-proof. Supplied in eight stylish off-the-shelf colours, chosen to complement traditional and contemporary settings, matching fascia boards are also available, to create that seamless finish. London Stone managing director Steven Walley said: “I’ve been closely involved with sourcing DesignBoard and I’m excited to say we’ve found a product that offers our clients something different and also comes with some unique selling points. It’s also…

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

In the past 12 months, British Hardwood Tree Nursery Limited have invested over £130K in infrastructure and business development and continue to develop their professional services, supplying young plants to the forestry, farming and landscape sectors. Hot on the heels of their recent site investment into new warehousing and storage capacity at their location in the heart of rural England in the Lincolnshire countryside, BHT remain perfectly poised for the approaching bare root season.  This has been demonstrated this Summer with the creation of new office roles and expansion of space to accommodate this growth. Sam Kennedy joined the business…

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New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam

Vegetable varieties from across the world are establishing well in RHS Garden Hyde Hall’s Global Growth Vegetable Garden, thanks in no small part to British Sugar TOPSOIL’s planting topsoil, HortLoam, which is the major component of the planting medium. The new garden, which was designed by Xa Tollemache to celebrate the huge range of crops from across the globe that can be grown in the UK, was officially opened in July. The unusual circular design is divided into quarters, each representing a different continent. The garden is finished in Italian porphyry stone and many of the crops are planted in…

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Wensleydale gets conservation push

An ambitious set of projects to help improve the environment of Wensleydale and the wider Ure catchment – for the benefit of local people and nature – has been published in a 25-page strategy document. The strategy is the cornerstone of ‘The Wensleydale Project – Yore Past, Ure Future’, an initiative which is: improving soils and supporting sustainable farming; creating more space for nature; reducing pollution in the watercourses and improving natural flood management; increasing understanding of Wensleydale’s historic landscape and helping visitors enjoy its unique character. The Wensleydale Project covers an area of 506 km2, stretching 26 miles from…

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Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out

Four green services apprentices are reaping the benefits of a brand new course designed to kick-start their careers in the arboriculture industry. Lauren Worby, 36, Christer Danielsson, 37, Eben Carne, 25, and Jack Doyle, 19, have embarked upon a Level 2 Diploma in arboriculture, which has been developed by national services provider Glendale in partnership with Cornwall College. The 12-month apprenticeship is a base level qualification for people who want to start a career in tree management and maintenance. Julian Montague, general manager of Glendale’s contract with Western Power Distribution, was approached by Cornwall College to oversee delivery of the…

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

With the onset of winter coming later every year, and then extending longer into the spring, there’s more time than ever to ‘winterise’ the garden and its outdoor timber. Severe wet weather is hard on patios, because of the increase algal growth; and an even tougher test of timber – so the time is ideal to undertake timely maintenance to protect them, and keep them at their best until the better weather arrives. First task always is cleaning and Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner – from Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – provides a…

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Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017

Delegates at SoilsCon 2017, which takes place in Henley-on-Thames on Wednesday, 18 October, will learn about the application of drone technology in site assessment, thanks to an additional presentation and demonstration organised by soil and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare for his annual soils conference. An already packed SoilsCon programme, with speakers including Phil Askew, Carolyn Willitts, Tim and other leading industry experts, will now benefit from an additional presentation by Peter Wilder, who specialises in the integration of surface water management into urban and residential masterplans. Peter’s interest in terrain modelling and hydrology led him to establish his expertise in…

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

Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been announced as a winner in the BALI National Landscape awards ‘Affiliate Exceptional Service’ category. This category received a large number of entries so Green-tech has stiff competition. They will find out if they are the overall Principle Award Winner at the glittering BALI National Landscape Awards in London on Friday 1 December. Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay commented: “This is fantastic news! I am thoroughly delighted that Green-tech which delivers award winning customer service and delivery has been recognised as a winner in the Affiliate Exceptional Service’ category. The BALI National Landscape awards are held…

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