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February 20, 2018

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Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors

To celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary on 1 April, garden designer and RHS Gold medallist Martyn Wilson, who is ex-RAF, has designed a memorial garden to feature at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018 in May. The RHS and Three Counties Agricultural Society – owners of the Malvern show ground – have agreed for the garden to remain as a permanent RAF memorial garden, but the garden needs sponsors for this to happen. Martyn needs to raise £10,000 in order to construct the garden, which includes the purchase of materials, plants and a bespoke sculpture. Benefits for sponsors include:…

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Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference

A speaker at the Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) conference.

The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) hosted its fourth annual conference in Derby in the wake of a turbulent last year for remediation professionals. INNSA 2018 brought together experts from a range of sectors affected by invasive species, including property, amenities, remediation and legal, to provide updates on the previous year and future advice for those at risk of infestations of the likes of Japanese knotweed. 2017 was a challenging year for the invasives industry, with months of uncertainty on the renewal of Glyphosate licensing causing fears of food shortages, and harmful non-native infestations growing out of control. It also…

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Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017

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The inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on Friday 9th February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the excellent standards set within the landscape industry. Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson, said: “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual excellence of landscaping with industry awards and RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look, but with the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, we chose to highlight how well businesses operate -their processes, staff training, health and safety records and consistent positive customer feedback.” The ceremony, held at…

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Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy

Staff training at the new Palmstead Nurseries academy.

‘To be the best we can be’ is the motto of the new staff training academy launched by Palmstead Nurseries Ltd, in Wye, Kent, this week. “Staff training will help to create a wider understanding of what we do as a business,” Mark Hutchinson, the managing director, says. “Our motto applies to each person, each team, the company and Palmstead Nurseries within the horticultural industry.” Taking place at the company’s new training facilities, Palmstead Nurseries have designed two training streams; ‘Hands on Horticulture’ — led by marketing manager Nick Coslett, with help from other members of the nursery and external trainers —…

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Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects

A sample of the new digital document 'Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers'.

Two seminars, due to take place in London and Birmingham next month, will introduce new guidance on tree selection for those engaged with green infrastructure projects. In the face of multiple urban challenges, including the anticipated impacts of a changing climate, trees are widely recognised as making a significant contribution towards ameliorating some of these issues — however, they can only deliver their many benefits over the long term if appropriate species are selected for a given location. ‘A Guide to Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure – Helping to Grow a Resilient Urban Forest’ will reveal the latest findings from Myerscough…

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30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes

Chris and Paul Baker, directors of Holland Landscapes, at the APL Awards in 2017

Holland Landscapes, based near Colchester in Essex, is celebrating 30 years of creating amazing gardens. Originally founded by Chris Baker in 1988, Chris’s son Paul joined the company 10 years later. Directors Chris and Paul are still very much at the helm, and have developed Holland Landscapes into the thriving business it is today, designing and constructing high quality gardens throughout Suffolk and Essex. The business supports a team of seven full time employees, and regularly uses the services of local bricklayers, electricians and other specialists. Chris and Paul have also recently founded a second company, Tapestry Design Studios. Holland Landscapes has…

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New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work

Kevin Patton Tree Surgeon Ltd using their new GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160

Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon Ltd, purchased his first woodchipper back in 2002 and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, he faced a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment for him and his team of four — towing capacity. To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and their sub 750kg QuadChip 160. Established in 1999, the company carries out a wide array of tree work and woodland management for a range of customers in the Guisborough area. “Our work is very diverse — a…

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Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017

Richard Gill, Chris Swan, Barry Browne and Drea Questari holding their award.

Landscaping supplier Green-tech has been announced winner of the Supplier category in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 which took place last week in London. Sales director, Richard Gill comments: “This is absolutely brilliant news — I am delighted that Green-tech has won the Supplier category. The team give 100% to our customers all the time and it’s always nice to know that our work is recognised. We had some strong competition in this category, so to win this award is confirmation that we are getting it right. This is a great start to 2018 and I’m hopeful it will…

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Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales

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Thanks to National Lottery players and the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Clapham-based charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is looking for two countryside management apprentices. The 18-month posts will start between April and July 2018, and apprentices will undertake work-based training and study for a diploma in Environmental Conservation. The posts are with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and will be based at its workshop near Settle. The posts are being offered through Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. Hannah Rose, Stories in Stone administration officer, said: “YDMT has been…

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Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton

The Chinese-style pavilion at Woburn Abbey Gardens, a portrait of Woburn Abbey Gardens, and Humphry Repton’s ‘Red Book’ for Woburn, featuring his proposed designs.

Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey at a press launch on 21 March 2018, which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford. Recognised as the first person to invent and use the title ‘landscape gardener’, Humphry Repton regarded himself as the rightful successor to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Repton produced over 400 designs and schemes for gardens great and small, but of these, he stated: “none were more fully realised than at Woburn Abbey”. Open to the public between 23 March and 28 October 2018,…

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