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

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS

The leading supplier of artificial grass for landscape trade professionals, iGRASS, is now offering two new fantastic products in its exclusive range. Lush and deep in colour, iVY and iRIS are perfect for those looking to re-vamp lawns with a luxurious and natural look this summer. Both lines feature a polyurethane backing which makes them more durable and easier to work with. iGRASS continues to offer luxury products at different pile heights that allow landscapers and designers a wide variety of lawn styles to suit their client’s needs. The 25mm iVY and 35mm iRIS are perfect mid-length grasses that complement…

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Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden

It wasn’t long ago that the only thing expected from a roof was for it to protect a building from the elements. But times have changed and so has the role of the roof as we knew it. Increasingly this previously under-utilised space is being specified as a ‘Green’ or ‘Brown’ roof to encourage bio-diversity and wild life or as fully landscaped communal courtyards in areas where outside space is scarce. SureSet Permeable Paving sent a photographer to capture how well a roof garden they worked on nearly three years ago had settled in. And the roof garden project, for…

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

The interior living wall at House of Fraser’s new department store at Rushden Lakes has been designed to impress visitors and to become a prominent feature, to be seen by shoppers using the escalators, with great views from both ground floor and first floor. It takes advantage of the natural light provided by the skylights in the centre of the store. The Green Infrastructure Consultancy has been in discussions with House of Fraser for some time about how plants could be used to improve air quality in their stores for both staff and visitors as well as improving people’s sense…

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Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK

The Ventrac dealer network continues to grow in the UK with the appointment of two new dealers – Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd and Cheshire Turf Machinery. Rupert Price, managing director of Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland distributor of the Ventrac 4500 compact tractor, has been busy building his dealer base since taking over the franchise in January 2017. “We’re seeing a lot of sales momentum now following six months of extremely hard work travelling the length and breadth of the UK demonstrating the machines and attachments,” he said. “I’ve also been busy signing reputable dealers who…

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Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise

The Highlands-based bespoke garden design company WoodBlocX has announced a partnership with independent landscape provider, Urban Planters. WoodblocX will supply street furniture and planters for public spaces, accommodation schemes and retail and hospitality outlets. The two businesses will also work to offer a similar supply and installation service to domestic customers. After making their mark in 2012 with a successful appearance on BBC1’s Dragon’s Den, WoodBlocX’ products have been used up and down the country. Thousands of the Lego-like wooden planter kits have been sold for both domestic gardens and commercial installations, such as the entrance to Westfield Shopping Centre…

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

From now until the end of the year Green-tech is attending a record number of events and exhibitions across the UK. The Green-tech team are familiar faces at industry events and between them are covering the country from Exeter to Edinburgh, attending an ambitious number of exhibitions and a further 10 CPD presentations. As well as holding their own open day for customers and suppliers on 7 September. This year Green-tech is sponsoring the WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition which is being run by the APL. Other events Green-tech are exhibiting at include: • AA National Amenity Conference, Exeter 2017 |…

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Meeting increased demand in tree protection

British Hardwood Tree Nursery Limited (BHT) are at the very centre of the UK’s plant supply and tree protection business in more ways than one. Nestled in the heart of rural England in the Lincolnshire countryside, BHT are well-prepared and well-positioned for the forthcoming bare root season – and are ready to expand yet further. BHT are already benefitting from recent site investment in 2016, increasing capacity for plant protection and planting accessories with a new shed and extra mezzanine level. Riding on the success of this expansion, the company have now committed to a further mezzanine level in another…

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RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) award, now accepting applications for autumn, has been revamped to reflect the latest industry research and developments and changing needs of employers. The degree-level award will also now be more accessible to distance learners across the globe, with more delivery taking place online. The award, which can be flexibly studied over three to five years, is aimed at those who already work within the horticultural industry and are in a supervisory role. It gives learners the opportunity to expand on their knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas, specialise in…

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Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee

The City of London Corporation, which manages Epping Forest, is calling on local groups to join a new consultative committee for the site. The committee will be a new open forum where Epping Forest management and policy issues can be discussed with representative user groups from across the Forest. Its views will feed into the City Corporation’s the Epping Forest and Commons Committee, which makes decisions about Forest policy. 16 local groups will be selected to sit on the committee*, which will be chaired by Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the City Corporation’s the Epping Forest and Commons Committee. Representatives on…

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Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board

Lucy Edge, general manager of Avanti Communications at Goonhilly on the Lizard Peninsula, has been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Eden Project Ltd. Lucy is a physicist and engineer and a leading figure in Cornwall’s growing space industry. She set up the Avanti Communications Spacecraft Operations Centre, which operates a fleet of satellites providing global communications, and has managed the launch of rockets bearing satellites now controlled from Cornwall. She is also a non-executive director on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, reflecting her passion for economic growth, inclusion and skills development. Outside work…

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