June 25, 2017

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New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘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

Play parks to be refurbished in 2017/18

A total of £1.3million is to be spent refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen in 2017/18 after the money was agreed at committee today. The City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee agreed to the spend at a meeting at the Town House. The programme includes existing £450,000 capital funding and additional £826,000 revenue funding. The committee also agreed to the appointment of additional fixed term staff, paid for through the additional revenue funding, to assist permanent staff in the delivery of the programme. The report said the refurbishment of the playparks were taken forward on a priority basis and will…

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Historical industrial crane transformed into innovative treehouse hideaway

B&Q has helped transform Bristol’s Harbourside in to a green utopia with the opening of Canopy & Stars at Crane 29 – an innovative, sensory treehouse space inspired by nature. Welcoming guests from late May 2017, the treehouse will be the first ever space created and built by Canopy & Stars, the experts on special holiday experiences in the great outdoors. Thought to be the first of its kind, the low-impact, zero-carbon build is the brainchild of Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Managing Director, Tom Dixon, and has taken three years of planning and design before being built in just three…

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Landscaping takes off for Tilhill Forestry

Tilhill Forestry has re-launched its landscaping arm to complement the core business with a range of landscaping disciplines including environmental mitigation. As previous winners of many British Association of Landscape Industry (BALI) awards, Tilhill has a strong track record in the landscaping business and with the return of two highly experienced contract managers, James Langdon and Chris Williams, the company is already winning impressive contracts. An extensive soft landscaping scheme for a housing development at Thannington Park, in Canterbury, has been completed. The work included screening, planting, mitigation planting and ecological planting. At the other end of the country a…

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Steel sculpture takes shape on Brewin Dolphin Garden for inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Installation has begun of the 70m steel sculpture that will form the central feature of the Brewin Dolphin Garden at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show which opens next week. Sited in the shadow of the magnificent Chatsworth House, the sculpture, which is crafted from 700 steel bars and weighs 3.5 tons, cantilevers out over the River Derwent where it appears to hang suspended in mid-air before sweeping back to the riverbank and spiralling into a circular enclosed building. Swathes of wildflower meadow created from 2000 plants will surround the sculpture. Garden designer Jo Thompson said: “Installing a sculpture of this…

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New low drift nozzles for ProShield

ICL has announced that all bottles of ProShield – a barrier acting, pre and post-emergent non-selective herbicide, are now being supplied with low drift sprayer nozzles. As part of the new product authorisation, which has been officially registered by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), ProShield will now come with two low drift sprayer nozzles as well as a stewardship checklist attached. The newly authorised bottles are registered through to 2020 and any individuals who possess old label stock will have until 31 March 2018 to use them up. Many turf and landscape professionals have been benefiting from ProShield for a number…

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One month to go: Centre for Mental Health garden for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is taking shape

A show garden designed to promote awareness and understanding of mental health will go on display one month today at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show, sponsored by the pioneering Centre for Mental Health. The garden, On the Edge, is designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Winner Frederic Whyte and built by Charles Benton, of co-sponsors Benton Landscapes. The garden evokes the many journeys that people experiencing mental health difficulties live through as they cope with their condition and manage their lives. It takes the visitor on a journey from darkness and fear to hope and opportunity….

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Perennial gets a boost from Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme made a recent donation of £37,000 to Perennial, which will allow the charity to help even more horticulturists in Scotland whose lives have reached crisis point. The donation will cover 45% of Perennial’s annual costs in Scotland, including paying for a dedicated Senior Caseworker. Perennial and Scotland’s Gardens Scheme are coming together to exhibit at Gardening Scotland (2 – 4 June), celebrating their partnership which goes back to 1970. Perennial is the only UK charity that exists to help horticulturists and their families during their most difficult times and support them as they rebuild their lives. Scotland’s Gardens Scheme…

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Mobilane Green Screens used to create Highways England’s first ‘green bridge’

Highways England has installed its first ‘green bridge’ as part of the new £192 million A556 Knutsford to Bowdon dual carriageway, and has used Mobilane Green Screens as part of the innovative new feature. The project to improve links between M6 and M56 includes seven new bridges plus a pedestrian underpass along the length of the 4.5 mile new road. Other work includes concrete retaining walls and repairs to two existing bridges. The new ‘green bridge’ has been built to provide a safe crossing for wildlife and is part of a focus on the environment which Highways England is committed…

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EGO offers the complete power package

EGO Power+, the leaders of the garden power revolution and pioneers of cordless technology, has unveiled plans to significantly boost its offers to both dealers, and gardeners, with an innovative range of new products and packages. As part of these plans, all EGO products are now available as a kit with the tool supplied complete with a battery and charger. Previously the only complete kit available was EGO’s LM2001E lawnmower that was supplied with a battery and charger. However, this package is now available for all six of EGO’s technologically advanced lawnmowers. Kits are also offered for all handheld products….

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Kathryn completes her challenge for Thrive

Thrive’s chief executive Kathryn Rossiter swapped her wellies for trainers for five days in May when she took on a massive sporting challenge to raise £5,000 for the gardening therapy charity. Kathryn completed her epic challenge on Wednesday May 31 when she ran back into Reading town centre and was welcomed by volunteers from the charity along with Bill ‘n’ Ben the flowerpot men and Little Weed! Kathryn, who has just celebrated her 50th birthday, decided she wanted to ditch the cake and big party and instead raise funds for the charity where she has been CEO of for the…

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