October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017

Classen machines have built a solid reputation, living up to their durable slogan: Built to Use, Designed to Last. At this year’s Saltex the latest Classen aerator joins the Little Wonder line-up and Mantis tillers and BunkerMaster under the Schiller umbrella, to offer groundsmen and greenkeepers a formidable array of equipment. The Classen TA18 Aerator features a steerable tine bank and combined with its compact, streamlined design it is easy to manoeuvre around trees, shrubs and other obstacles whilst aerating at speeds up to 4.2mph/6.7kmh. It has five banks of tines, compared to the usual four, and therefore pulls more…

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Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference

The three category winners for the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium at Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October. It is the third year of the prestigious Awards, which aim to reward top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, and to share their best practice to enhance standards for all. The main sponsors of the prestigious Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards are ICL and Syngenta. Each winner announced at the event received a framed certificate and a trophy from the sponsors, together…

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Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund

Scotland

Environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefited from a green funding boost of almost £400,000 from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund. Projects across Central Scotland are sharing the funding to improve access to greenspace and help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area. The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality and initiatives. Keith Geddes, chair of the CSGN Trust, said: “We are proud that the…

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Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore

Accessible garden design

Debbie Austin, a gardening enthusiast from Cornwall, has recently returned from a research trip to Japan and Singapore to investigate best practice in garden design aimed at promoting wellbeing. As Debbie has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and has been a wheelchair user for the last thirteen years, this project also had a focus on accessibility. Debbie’s travels were enabled by a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship Award, in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, who jointly fund three Fellowships per year for horticulturists and garden designers. When Debbie moved from the countryside into the city of Truro, she was keen to…

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South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best

Scotland

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has confirmed that Strathaven Park in South Lanarkshire has reached the top ten in a nationwide poll of the country’s best green spaces. It has retained its title as Scotland’s top park for the second year running. Beating more than 1,799 of the UK’s best parks, Strathaven Park was presented with the accolade of Scotland’s top park as part of the People’s Choice Award, organised by the Green Flag Award scheme, administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful. All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote,…

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Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to local park

On Friday 13 October employees from Squire’s Garden Centre, Runnymede Borough Council and DHL rolled up their sleeves and got busy digging and planting daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park in Chertsey. Squire’s donated over 1,200 daffodil bulbs which they planted with the assistance of Runnymede Borough Council and volunteers from DHL to give spring colour to the local park. A commemorative plaque was also planted so local residents can see where the bulbs will appear. Sarah Squire, Squire’s deputy chairman said: “We were very pleased to be able to donate and help plant daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park,…

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Amenity Forum Conference success

‘Making a difference for everyone’ was the core message running through many of the presentations at a very well attended Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October 2017. The flagship annual conference foe Amenity Forum reminded delegates that without professional maintenance of amenity areas, every UK citizen would be affected. Those involved in Amenity keep the roads and trains running, the streets and pavements clean, our sports surfaces in top condition and our parks fun and enjoyable places. Weed, pest and disease control is not a nice to have but essential and…

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WATG unveils innovative ‘Green Block’ to help make London the world’s first National Park City

WATG today unveiled the innovative, modular ‘Green Block’ following a public challenge by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to designate London a National Park City. The WATG London-based architectural landscape team, led by Demet Karaoglu, challenged themselves to an internal innovation competition to explore how the firm can contribute to transform urban spaces for a greener future. WATG has worked in collaboration with Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer & Creative Explorer, who is leading the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City (NPC). The ‘Green Block’ is envisaged as a maintenance-free 100% recyclable modular, living building material permeated with…

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Embrace a multi-generational workforce, says Glendale

Glendale is urging employers to consider the benefits of a multi-generational workforce, following the appointment of 50-year-old apprentice Paul Valiantis. In his new role as a green space management specialist, Paul will take on a bespoke programme combining hands-on experience with workplace-based training. The national green services provider is highlighting the range of benefits to be gained from embracing older workers, including access to more experience, skills and knowledge. According to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), by 2020 over 50s will make up almost one third of the working age population. The DWP’s Attitudes of the Over 50s…

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Makita adds to its10.8V CXT range

Makita has added three new tools to the increasingly popular 10.8v CXT range in which the compact size of these high performance tools is proving valuable for confined space operations. The new Makita PT354 CXT Pin Nailer can fire five alternative lengths of 23 gauge (0.6mm) nails. The magazine will hold 100 pieces of either 15, 18, 25, 30 or 35mm long nails. Key features included in this compact and lightweight 2kg nailer include simple depth adjustment, anti-dry-fire mechanism, high visibility nose tip, low rebound mechanism for easier long pin nailing, trigger lock and LED job light. The PT354 is…

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