April 28, 2017

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London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

RHS Malvern spring festival commissions floral fountain by Jonathan Moseley

Award-winning florist and BBC Two’s Big Allotment Challenge host, Jonathan Moseley, has been commissioned to design a spectacular Floral Fountain for the new Shopping Arcade launching this year at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. His show-stopping design will evoke the Victorian era and supports this year’s theme, celebrating Malvern’s fashionable spa heritage. British flower ambassador and president of the North of England horticultural society, Jonathan, brings his extensive industry knowledge, skills and presentation techniques to the show, with the Floral Fountain marking the first of its kind to be created. The extraordinary design will be a centrepiece within the Shopping…

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Pro Landscaper’s Manchester Supplement

Welcome to Pro Landscaper’s Manchester Supplement, part of out series of regional focuses. Covering the landscaping businesses and green environment of this diverse region with its vast array of challenges and opportunities. In this supplement, Pro Landscaper speaks to industry professionals including Charlotte Atherton of Inleaf and Nick Abbott of Beech Landscapers about the development of their businesses in the region and why they are thriving. Director of Landstruction, award-winning landscaping industry, David Binks discusses their activities in the north, recruitment and his core beliefs in terms of staff. We ask Paul Butler, owner of domestic landscaping specialist, Butler Landscapes,…

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Braintree District Council wins two national awards at the annual Fields in Trust ceremony

The Fields in Trust Awards have been running since 2012 and celebrate the contributions and achievements of partner parks, recognising and rewarding the efforts of those who work on them to make them the best they can be. Marshalls Park along London Road is one of the town’s premier parks and is much loved by the public, with tree planting sessions taking place at the park by volunteers and local school children. The Partner of the Year Award recognises those organisations that have gone the extra mile over the last year to advocate the work of national charity Fields in…

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Dover District Council launches in-house grounds maintenance team

Dover District Council (DDC) has brought the maintenance of its parks and open spaces in-house with effect from 1 April 2017 as a new team of 25 directly employed staff gets to work on Council-owned land across the district. The launch of the new team follows a Council decision in September 2016 to take the service back in-house at the end of the contract with English Landscapes, which expired on 31 March 2017. Most of the English Landscapes staff are transferring to DDC. Roger Wragg, head of parks & open spaces at Dover District Council, said: “Our parks and open…

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Sitting Spiritually launches the swinging day bed

Sitting Spiritually introduces its Swinging Day Bed, launching on its Stand RHW295 at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. The Swinging Day Bed is shown hanging from Sitting Spiritually’s Bespoke Pergola but is also available as the Day Bed only to hang from an existing structure. Made in oak to give longevity & strength it will fade over time to a majestic silvery grey, as shown. All of their timber comes from FSC sustainable sources. All products are handmade in their Dorset & Devon Workshops and can be ordered exclusively from Sitting Spiritually. Prices for the Swinging Day Bed start at £5,380…

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Chris Beardshaw returns to his nurseryman roots for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

For this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Chris Beardshaw has returned to his roots as a nurseryman, and is taking the unusual step of personally growing and nurturing over 2000 herbaceous plants, which will play a starring role in The Morgan Stanley Garden. Chris began his horticultural career at 11 years old, working at weekends at a nursery in Worcestershire where he learnt to propagate plants and inspire customers. It was here that his real passion for plants began.  And now after 35 years in the horticultural, and garden design industry, Chris is enjoying being back in the glasshouse and…

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Glendale awarded four-year contract with social housing provider Acis

National green services provider Glendale has been awarded a four-year contract to provide grounds maintenance services for social housing provider, Acis. A team of specialist, multi-service operatives, working across neighbourhoods in south Yorkshire and the north Midlands, will manage and maintain grass, hedges and shrubs, ensuring all sites are clean, tidy and presentable. The new contract brings employment opportunities such as apprenticeships and work-experience placements for young people in line with the social housing provider’s commitment to transforming lives in the local community. Customers will also have access to information about the services in their area through an online portal…

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Glendale Horticulture new plant showcase open day

Glendale Horticulture will launch its new Plant Showcase at its Coblands Plant Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AA on Tuesday 25 April from 8am – 1pm. Glendale Horticulture produces over 18 million plants per year across its nurseries in Kent, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Lancashire, with access to millions more and has supplied many show gardens over recent years, including the gold award winning ‘The Dogs Trust, A Dog’s Life’ garden at Hampton Court in 2016. Garden Designers and the trade are invited to the Plant Showcase Open Day where a selection of specimen plants will be on display, ideal for…

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April Issue – Pro Landscaper

This month’s issue of Pro Landscaper includes an introduction from our first ever guest editor, John Melmoe. INFORM Agenda: Is globalisation good for the British landscape industry News: A monthly summary of the latest industry news from APL, ideverde, RHS, SGD, Glendale and Crown Group APL 2017 awards winners The Chelsea Diaries: Designer Manoj Malde and contractor Dan Riddleston will be keeping Pro Landscaper in the loop as they each prepare for their Chelsea 2017 gardens Let’s Hear it From: Skidmores of Hertford Ltd Company Profile: Aralia View From the Top: Marcus Watson discusses Brexit’s impact on mergers and acquisitions…

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National initiative launched for a community to win RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

For the first time a national initiative has been launched on BBC One’s The One Show, on Monday 3 April 2017, where gardening communities anywhere in the UK could be in with a chance to win an RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden. The scheme will see the plants and other elements of the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Nigel Dunnett, live on in a public space to be loved and enjoyed by a local community.  The initiative is part of the RHS’ Greening Grey Britain Campaign to turn grey, unloved spaces into green, planted up places, for the…

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