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June 24, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

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Jump on board the British Flower Bus as it makes a stop off in Harrogate during the RHS Garden Harlow Carr annual flower show on 22 – 24 June 2018. The 42ft bus is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley to fly the flag for British-grown cut flowers. ‘Passengers’ will have a chance to get hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites. Jonathan will also create three spectacular floral photo frames using fresh cut flowers for visitors to enjoy. The show – now in its third year – is a chance to browse, buy, and pick up…

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New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers

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Greenfingers, based in Midlothian, Scotland, have renewed their fleet of Etesia groundcare equipment by purchasing 14 Pro 46 PHCS pedestrian mowers and a Buffalo 100 BPHP ride-on mower. Established in 1991, Greenfingers offers professional garden and grounds maintenance and commercial soft landscaping throughout the Lothians, Borders and Fife. The contractor has been relying on a wide range of Etesia equipment for a number of years, and proprietor Jason McCran revealed how it all started. “I had initially heard of Etesia through press articles in trade magazines – there were always good reviews and people seemed to rate them highly. That…

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own

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The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be bringing a festival of food and flowers from 2-8 July with gardens to highlight simple and easy ways to grow fresh food at home. The RHS is joining forces with one of the UK’s best loved chefs and champion of home grown produce, Raymond Blanc OBE, to bring his famous gardening school from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden will be packed with ‘grow your own’ inspiration and ideas to encourage people of all ages to get growing no matter how big…

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London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow

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Hampshire-grown wildflower has recently commuted to London, playing their part in the regeneration of Canning Town as part of London’s ambitious Crossrail project. A beautiful wildflower meadow supplied by experts Wildflower Turf Ltd is now capping a maintenance and escape shaft for the Elizabeth line on the Limmo Peninsula. Overlooked by high-rise developments and next to the River Lee, the peninsula was Crossrail’s primary worksite for their eastbound tunnel boring machines, and the area adjoins Canning Town Tube and Docklands Light Railway station. Working with landscaping partner Turney Landscapes Ltd, Wildflower Turf Ltd was commissioned by CSJV – the Costain…

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Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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Paving products from Bradstone features in a Silver Gilt medal-winning show garden at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The garden, called CCLA: A Family Garden, was designed by Amanda Waring and Laura Arison, and built by Bradstone Assured Installer GK Wilson Landscape Services. Designed to be an all-inclusive, safe family area that’s ideal for relaxing, entertaining, and connecting with nature, A Family Garden featured varied levels of paving which invited visitors to meander and explore the structural and informal planting. Bradstone provided Manzano® porcelain paving in Pearl for the central pavilion which formed a covered dining area, ideal for…

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Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances

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Perennial, the UK horticulture industry’s charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead. As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, more and more people working across the UK horticulture sector are struggling to make ends meet, or are unable to put anything by for savings or emergencies. Taking control of finances, particularly when earning a low wage, is not easy but Perennial’s new online tool is designed to help people manage their money and to suggest changes to improve their finances. Matthew Cooper, debt advice manager at Perennial, says: “Creating a budget is important because…

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Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping

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Pro Landscaper sits with ex-landscaper and current southern sales director of Talasey, Shane McCormick, to discuss his personal battle with skin cancer after working outdoors as a landscaper for over a decade, how this has affected his life, and some advice for those currently working in the landscaping industry. What did you do when you worked in the landscaping industry? “I started a business with my dad, working on patios and driveways across the south coast,” Shane begins. “We employed 18 people, expanded our operations to fencing and block paving, and it was an enormous success for 12 years.” How…

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Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna

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Employees from Husqvarna, dedicated their working day on 11 June to the area around Darlington’s Cocker Beck giving it a much-needed makeover. The area, which was chosen by Husqvarna staff to benefit from its Husqvarna Loves Parks initiative, quickly saw an improvement as a total of 28 volunteers got hands on in clearing the area. Husqvarna outdoor power tools, including riders, chainsaws and brushcutters were put to the test, as specially trained staff members got to work in clearing the debris. A park bench which previously hadn’t been seen for five years due to overgrown grassland was unearthed and brought back…

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Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears

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Makita continues to expand the inventory of cordless tools designed for the professional grounds maintenance industry, adding new technical features and improving performance. The new Makita DUR189Z 18v LXT linetrimmer, which replaces the popular DUR184L model, has a 240 watt output Brushless motor providing capacity to run the head at three selected speed settings. Having the motor at the drive head improves the balance of the machine and eliminates the loss of power through the traditional drive shaft where the motor is at the operator end of the machine. The DUR189Z linetrimmer has the benefit of the innovative Automatic Torque…

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Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification

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With the number of graduates more than doubling in the last year, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Master of Horticulture (MHort) qualification is currently accepting applications for its October 2018 intake. Now delivered entirely online, the degree-level award gives horticulturists in the UK and around the world the chance to expand their knowledge and skills at management level, whether they want to explore how to future-proof their business, embrace new technology or research the most cost-effective methods of pest management or plant breeding. Former alumni include Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Garden Wisley, and employees from organisations as diverse as Gardens…

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