August 21, 2017

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Perennial success at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Garden Bridge Trust announces the closure of the project -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Palmstead Nurseries workshop to focus on urban architecture -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kew Scientists sequence a whole genome on a Welsh mountainside to identify a plant species within hours -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Instarmac achieves prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award -

Monday, August 21, 2017

NatraTex hard landscaping new animated video -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sky Heroes return to Kenley Airfield -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The ‘On the Tools Awards’ shortlist is now live and voting is open to the public -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Leading University of Dundee scientist discusses largest island eradication ever attempted

The Island of South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic was once thought to hold the greatest concentration of breeding seabirds on earth – it was a sanctuary and breeding ground for hundreds of different species. However, after discovery by Captain Cook in 1775 the island attracted sealers and whalers who unwittingly brought rodent stowaways on their ships. Those rats and mice had a catastrophic impact on the seabirds of South Georgia, who had evolved in the absence of furry predators and who nested on the ground or in burrows. Rodents spread quickly across the habitable parts of the island, eating the…

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Zaun supplies sports fencing for new Buckinghamshire school

A £12m new-build school in Buckinghamshire that accommodates the needs of the academy’s cadet force has opened its doors for the first time. Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow is now home to 400 students within the Year 7 to Year 11 age groups after students and staff spent the first four years of the school’s life in a temporary building at the Winslow Centre. The school will welcome more students in September when its new sixth form unit opens. Head teacher Darren Lyon said he had received very positive feedback from students since the new building opened.  He said:…

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Marble Hill House to receive £4m restoration grant

A £4.08 million grant has been awarded to English Heritage to restore and open Marble Hill House to the public for free. The 18th-century gardens will also be renovated for future generations to enjoy. Facilities in the grounds of the house will also be developed, including the installation of a new play area for children, and a women’s changing room at the adjoining sports centre which offers cricket, rugby and football grounds. The funding announced today has been given to the Marble Hill Revived project by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People Programme. Planned…

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Mount Grace Priory to benefit from expert garden redesigns

The award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw will take the role of Creative Lead for a major enhancement project. Mount Grace Priory in north Yorkshire will benefit from a significant investment in its gardens by spring 2018, thanks to a grant awarded by The Wolfson Foundation. Improvements and redesigns will be carried out by English Heritage under the creative direction of award-winning garden designer, broadcaster and author, Chris Beardshaw. The design of the new gardens will make use of the existing landscape architecture at the front of the 17th-century mansion. Fresh new plants will be introduced in combination with the re-use of…

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Smartphone app could reveal how urban spaces affect our health and wellbeing

A new smartphone app designed to show how urban environments affect people’s health and wellbeing has been launched on 14 July 2017. The app, which is part of the Improving Wellbeing Through Urban Nature project (IWUN) led by the University of Sheffield, enables city residents to map good things they encounter in their city. The aim of the project is to help urban planners, designers and public health organisations create better urban spaces for people and wildlife. Launched initially for people living in Sheffield, the app, developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of Derby with Sheffield and Rotherham…

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New Cat® D3K2 Mulcher prioritises safety and comfort

The new, factory-built Cat® D3K2 mulcher combines the solid foundation of the Cat D3K2 dozer with the ruggedly designed Cat HM518 mulcher to take on a mix of small to medium diameter material in a wide range of applications, including right-of-way construction / maintenance, site development, tree management, and fire-break clearing. Available with either a conventional long (XL) undercarriage or a low-ground-pressure (LGP) undercarriage, this mulching machine works efficiently in soft underfoot conditions, on slopes, and in rough terrain. For added utility, the mulcher can be removed and an optional Cat VPAT (variable-pitch/angle/tilt) blade installed. The width of the HM518 mulcher, featuring an 1822 mm-wide…

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Rushden Lakes retail development opens to the public

Rushden Lakes

Phase One of the pioneering Rushden Lakes shopping and leisure scheme has opened to the public. Situated in the Nene Valley, Northampton, the site combines shopping and restaurants with extensive opportunities for outdoor activities within the rich natural habitats of the surrounding wildlife reserves. Comprising approximately 400,000ft² of new retail and restaurant accommodation (Phase 1), the former gravel extraction pit includes a square mile of lake and SSSI woodland, a boathouse and boardwalk with alfresco waterside dining, wet play area, central water feature and rill. Up to 5 million people are expected to flock to the scheme in the first…

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Petrol engine offered as alternative for GreenMech’s Arborist 150

In response to impending changes to emissions legislation, GreenMech have launched the Arborist 150p, a new addition to their popular Arborist range of woodchippers. Shown for the first time at the Arb Show in May, the Arborist 150p offers a cost-effective alternative to diesel powered chippers. From 2019, Stage V Standards of the European Emission legislation come into effect, which will require all new diesel engines over 19kW (26hp) to include Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) technology. Because of this, it’s likely that the cost of diesel-powered units will increase. However, the new Arborist 150p is fitted with a 37hp Briggs…

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Circus West brings Battersea to life

Circus West, the first phase of the transformation of Battersea Power Station into a place that people call home, completes this summer. It opens up a precious new stretch of Thames riverside on the western side of the Power Station, connecting to Battersea Park. The development includes two major new residences: one made out of glass that is longer than The Shard is tall, juxtaposed against another that is copper clad. These are unified by dramatic new public realm and horticulturally rich gardens. Eighty five per cent of Londoners do not know their neighbours, but the developers behind the city’s…

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Gavin Jones’ Bluewater Shopping Centre recognised by Green Flag Award

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect the Green Flag Award, amongst them Gavin Jones Ltd proudly involved at Bluewater Shopping Centre. Bluewater Shopping Centre (Nature Trail) in Kent has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Gavin Jones Ltd have been dedicated to protecting the natural environment around Bluewater since maintaining the grounds from 2004. The site is surrounded by 50 acres of scenic, landscaped parkland. The Mosaic Tunnel leads to one of the sites biggest lakes which is home to an array of wildlife. From…

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