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

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth

An exciting new community exhibition on local green spaces has opened in the Community Museum, The Arcade Letchworth. The exhibits are designed to help people discover what is going on in parks and open spaces in Letchworth, get involved with volunteering, find out more about Forest School or learn a new skill. They also cover a wide variety of themes surrounding Natural History, Social History, Future Plans, Conservation, Ecology, and Gardening. The exhibition has been organised by, Tony Goodwin, secretary of Friends of Howard Park and Gardens, Arch Community Group, Friends of Norton Common, in partnership with North Hertfordshire District…

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Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing

Husqvarna Group, one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products, has been celebrating a landmark occasion for British manufacturing as it marked the production of its millionth robotic lawnmower at its UK headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham – a first for the industry. This proves a milestone moment for the company, and is a testament to Husqvarna Group’s devotion to innovation in lawn mowing, and to the 130,000 sqm Newton Aycliffe site which has been a manufacturing force for robotic mowing since 2006. Husqvarna Group is a pioneer in robotic grass cutting technology, and through…

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New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates

Dominic Watkins has taken over as managing director of landscape architecture and environmental planning practice Chris Blandford Associates (CBA). He has been at the firm for the past 22 years, including 11 years as a board director. Blandford, who set up the company in 1977, has stepped down after four decades at the helm. He has also relinquished primary ownership of the business in order that all the limited company’s shares can now be held by the CBA trust. As well as his new role as president of World Heritage UK, Blandford will continue to undertake selected consultancy work for CBA as…

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BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election: ‘Parliament’s support for Prime Minister Theresa May’s request that a snap General Election be held on 8 June is no surprise, although her initial announcement undoubtedly was. BALI has concerns that this interruption to the increasingly productive discussions industry bodies have been having with Government departments on issues including parks, skills and biosecurity could hold back progress if parliamentary seats are lost and departmental ministers change. That said, it is vital that the Government elected to take the United Kingdom through Brexit has both a clear mandate to undertake the Brexit negotiations and time…

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

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On Stand 255, leading groundcare manufacturer, Kubota UK, will be helping gardeners make their gardens flourish this year as part of the upcoming RHS Chelsea Flower Show. From the 23-27 May, Kubota will be showcasing its domestic lawncare solutions as well as offering visitors the opportunity to take advantage of its attractive spring cash back incentive. The leading GR1600 and GR2120 ride-on mowers will be taking centre stage at the show, demonstrating how the economic and versatile solutions achieve a cost-effective and clean cut, every single time. Visitors can also take advantage of £300 cashback on Kubota’s powerful GR2120 ride-on mowers…

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Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries

Fern sales have seen a surge at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford as it announces a 44% year on year increase (March 2016 until the end of March 2017). The company says it feels this is due to the plants being on trend in the retail, amenity landscape and domestic landscape markets. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “It’s fantastic news. There are few factors for the increase in sales such as the interiors colour trend for 2017 being that of ‘Greenery’ and botanical and ferns feature in prints and on fabrics. Our increase in fern sales…

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Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving

Giant 8m resin bound Seagull crest welcomes B&H Albion football fans to the Amex stadium in Brighton. Paul Barber, chief executive of the Albion noticed a crest (albeit on a much smaller scale) at Manchester City and liked the idea and decided the club should have their own, but bigger and bolder to create a real sense of arrival for the fans. Clearstone was chosen for the project as they are a specialist resin bound surfacing company with expertise in producing custom paved logos. The crest was created in Vectorworks CAD program, from which intricate templates were laser cut for…

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National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens

A grant of almost £5m from the National Lottery is set to open up Hillsborough Castle and its historic gardens. The £4.8m award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will transform the visitor experience at the site, ready to welcome an expected 200,000 people each year by 2019. Hillsborough Castle is part of a 100 acre estate made up of historic buildings, gardens and parklands in County Down. The major new project, led by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), will conserve and interpret the site’s unique heritage, increase accessibility with the installation of new visitor facilities and provide a…

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Hundreds of playgrounds set to close

Research undertaken by the Association of Play Industries has uncovered the extent to which local authorities across the country have been closing children’s playgrounds. This new research revealed that between 2014/15 and 2015/16 local authorities across England closed 214 children’s playgrounds, and when asked about future plans they admitted their aim to close a further 234. These closures come at a time when childhood obesity and well-being are high on the Government’s agenda. Commenting Mark Hardy, chairman of the API said: “With increasing childhood obesity and the health benefits of activity and play well known, now is not the time…

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

For 12 years Britain’s Best Lawn has celebrated dedicated and passionate gardeners and has amassed a great number of loyal followers. EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 Previous winners have shown off their incredibly healthy, precisely cut and weed-free grass, after passionately tending to their garden for hours on end. EGO Power+, the specialists and leaders of cordless technology, is now the proud sponsor of Britain’s Best Lawn, leading the garden tools revolution that is tackling petrol tools head on. Steve Roskell, EGO’s European marketing director, commented: “Gardeners and machinery dealers are familiar…

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