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January 18, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Glendale Horticulture acquires new 15.5-acre nursery

Glendale Horticulture

Glendale Horticulture took ownership of a 15.5-acre site nursery in Harvington, Evesham on 2nd January 2018. The new site has 16,868m² of existing glass and is ideally situated within close vicinity of Glendale’s existing nursery sites. This site will provide additional production capacity for the business and there will be investment in new technology to develop more automated processes, which will enable Glendale to benefit from further production efficiency. It is anticipated that production will be introduced as early as February 2018 using the existing glass. The investment in this nursery supports the strategic growth plan for Glendale Horticulture in…

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January issue – Pro Landscaper

January

INFORM Agenda: The government plans to build 300,000 new homes a year. Will this have a positive impact on the landscape industry? FutureScape: We run through the seminars and panel debates from this year’s event BALI Awards: All the winners from 2018’s BALI National Landscape Awards Let’s Hear It From: Garden designer and SGD Chair Sarah Morgan View From The Top: A businesses success depends on developing staff, says Marcus Watson Winning Ways: Adam White reports back from the recent Landscape Institute Awards 2017   INSPIRE Renaissance Art: An extensive restoration reinstates the splendour of a 16th century Italian villa…

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Enterprising nursery supplies ambitious airport project

Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons of Whixley has supplied a range of trees, plants and grasses as part of the construction of a new £15m link road at Manchester Airport. The products were supplied to the new Enterprise Way at Airport City North throughout the month of November, in partnership with landscapers Blue Wigwam. The range supplied includes large single and multi-stem trees, ground cover flowering plants and low maintenance grasses. The construction of the new link road, which is a part of Airport City North at Manchester Airport, marks a major milestone that will help underpin future development, including the creation of offices,…

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Taking the right path at Derriford Community Park

Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is seeking feedback on plans for a new green space. A series of consultation events have been arranged to display on proposals for the foot and cycle path network through the new Derriford Community Park. The paths will connect Crownhill, Eggbuckland, Estover, Leigham and the new Seaton neighbourhood with high quality routes for access through the Forder and Bircham valleys. The council is hosting a number of consultation events through January and welcomes all members of the public to come and have their say on the designs. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, deputy leader and Cabinet member for Strategic…

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International volunteers create new woodland

Volunteers

Volunteers from many different countries and backgrounds recently came together to help local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) plant 700 young saplings to create a new area of woodland near Settle. Staff from global service provider Serco’s COMPASS Contract, involved in the provision of housing and transport for asylum seekers in Lancashire, left their office in Warrington for a day to help plant native species including oak, holly, hawthorn, bird cherry and crab apple. Lea Petrie, Transport team leader at Serco, said: “It’s been nice to visit the Yorkshire Dales and meet people from different backgrounds. I’ve learnt about…

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Scotscape develops the ‘Living Ceiling’

Scotscape

Scotscape is one of the market leaders in the design, installation and maintenance of living walls and ‘smart’ greening systems. As part of its on-going research and development, it has developed a ‘Living Ceiling’ that has been installed over the past 15 months into 10 Asics stores in major European cities. The final installation of 2017 extended to the Asics flagship store on 5th Avenue, New York, USA. Demand for Smart Greening Systems has increased in response to greater awareness of biophilia and the ability of plants to improve air quality; Scotscape’s innovations respond to the need of Corporate Social…

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Mayor approves £1.4bn scheme to regenerate Croydon town centre

Croydon

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved a major development which will give a major boost to long-term plans to regenerate Croydon town centre. The redevelopment of the Whitgift shopping centre by the Croydon Partnership – a joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson – will create 7,000 jobs, deliver nearly 1,000 new homes, and provide the local community with brand-new leisure facilities and rejuvenated public spaces. More than half-a-million square metres of shops and restaurants will be built, alongside space for future student accommodation or a hotel. Sadiq gave the project the green light after it was approved by…

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Boost for north Shropshire’s bees thanks to new countryside membership scheme

Shropshire

North Shropshire’s bees are set for a brighter future thanks to money raised from Shropshire Council’s new countryside membership scheme. The ‘Shropshire’s Great Outdoors’ scheme was launched in December 2016 with all membership fees put towards the maintenance of Shropshire Council’s countryside parks and sites. Now, the money raised in the first year of the scheme is to be used to improve and enhance the Bee Metropolis that sits alongside The Mere at Ellesmere and provides a home to solitary bees and other invertebrates. The planned work includes enhanced wildflower beds and new information boards showing types of British bees…

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Plans unveiled for new Northern Forest

Northern Forest

The Woodland Trust and The Community Forest Trust plan to create an exciting new Northern Forest that will comprise over 50 million trees over 25 years and will stretch from Liverpool across to Hull with the M62 as its spine, has received Government backing. The project will embrace the major cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Chester and Hull as well as major towns across the north. It will deliver major environmental, social and economic benefits that complement the significant growth, investment and new infrastructure that is planned for the north of England. The Northern Forest will both accelerate the…

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Flood management schemes backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Yorkshire

Two flood alleviation schemes backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee will help reduce the risk of flooding for hundreds of homes and businesses across Leeds City Region, protect land for new development and provide a refuge for endangered animals. The Natural Flood Management Programme and Wyke Beck Valley Project will be developed with partners to safeguard key areas of land by the River Aire, River Calder and River Colne as well as housing and brownfield sites across east Leeds. The future of a number of vulnerable habitats will also be secured, helping to protect the native white clawed crayfish breeding…

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