April 28, 2017

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London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gold Standards For MCR Urban Gardening

Winners of the First Ever “Dig the City” Gardening Medals Announced  Medals were awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester’s Dig the City, sponsored by NCP, from 2-10 of August. “Urban gardens present unique challenges to gardeners and it’s very exciting to see these garden designs brought to life.” Judged by famed gardener Rachel de Thame and the National Trust’s city gardener, Sean Harkin, 18 show gardens have been challenged to create gardens for a small urban space. Successful entries have come from professional and amateur gardeners, community gardening groups and businesses. Judge Rachel de Thame said, “We’ve…

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AUGUST 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

August 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry, including the final Diary of a Show Manager, and Eljays44’s pop-up office to coincide with National Plants at Work Week ■News Extra: The Ethical Trading Initiative give readers an update, informing them of current work in the landscaping sector ■Out & About: We visited the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and bring you a selection of pictures from this year’s show ■Association News: The SGD announce the 10 products that have reached the shortlist for Product of the Year; efig announce the Office Plant of…

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WorldSkills UK: APL WorldSkills UK finalists revealed

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening finalists have been revealed at RHS Flower Show Tatton. Following a 22 hour build in sweltering temperatures at the show, Robert Wylie of CAFRE was declared the top scorer of the Landscape Gardening Competition, organised by the APL. However, due to the high standard of work and all six students reaching the qualifying benchmark for the finals, Richard Carden from Reaseheath College, Sam Burks from Bishop Burton College, Dean Thomson, Jonathan Buchanan and Ronan McLarnon from CAFRE will now progess and compete again at the final at The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC,…

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2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards announced

The 2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards have been announced! Read on for the full list of winners. Congratulations to Maggie’s Forest Garden, which won Best Show Garden, and all the other award winners: Best Show Garden Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by Amanda Waring & Laura Arison For Maggie’s Centres   Best Elements Garden See the Wind Designed by Joan Mulvenna & Andrew Lee   Best Summer Garden Industrial Transitions Designed by Caroline Lord   Gold medallists Show Gardens Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by: Amanda Waring & Laura Arison Built by: Peter Gregory Landscapes Sponsored by: Stonemarket, North Midland…

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show awards

Essence of Australia has been awarded Best Show Garden at the 2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Essence of Australia (left) designed by Jim Fogarty for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne evokes the relaxed feeling of Australia and celebrates the beauty of the landscapes of Victoria and the Northern Territory. The garden also wins Gold. Best Summer Garden and Gold went to a Space to Connect and Grow, a creative outdoor space built with recycled materials. The Conceptual Gardens this year each represented one of the seven deadly sins. Quarry of Silences (right), representing ‘sloth’ took the Best Conceptual Garden…

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£34.5m Lottery investment in UK’s public parks

Vital Lottery cash boost to fund new revenue generating social enterprises, skills training for volunteers and major restoration works Today the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund announced £34.5million of investment in 13 parks across the UK.  This new funding follows the publication of the HLF’s recent report (26th June) which revealed the UK’s public parks are at serious risk of decline unless innovative new ways of funding and maintaining them are found. Alongside restoration of important historic features including bandstands and gatehouses, and the installation of new community facilities including a skateboard park and children’s play areas,…

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Landscape Live 2014 event

Landscape Live

  Landscape Live is the landscaping industry’s first event purely for landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects in the north of England. The event takes place at Headingley on the 7 October 2014. Landscape Live is THE event to attend to grow your business and gain new contacts. It is the perfect opportunity to build relationships and network within the professional world of landscaping. An informative, inspirational, fun event, we promote a productive day for all landscape contractors, garden designers and landscape architects bringing them together in one place. The event is in association with the market leading Pro Landscaper…

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RHS Announces £100 Million investment for the future of horticulture

RHS Announces 10 Year Strategic Investment Programme to invest £100 Million for the future of horticulture RHS to invest in core charitable aims; to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment The Royal Horticultural Society today announces a 10 year Strategic Investment Programme of more than £100 million. This will enable the charity to provide even better inspiration and advice for more people, both its members and the British gardening public. The charity will also broaden its appeal and raise the profile and impact of every aspect of…

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Heritage Lottery Fund Report – Public parks under threat

New report from the Heritage Lottery Fund reveals growing risk that could see parks become run down ‘no go areas’ or even sold Today, the Heritage Lottery Fund has published State of UK Public Parks 2014: Renaissance to risk? its first report to comprehensively review the condition and management of the UK’s public parks.  Two decades of public and Lottery investment has ensured that the majority of UK parks are in better condition, but unless future funding is generated in new ways, parks are at serious risk of rapid decline and even being sold off and lost to the public…

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HTA: A return to an ‘average’ season

This spring has seen a return to an ‘average’ season according to many businesses across the industry helped by more usual weather patterns, compared with the previous two years. The latest figures from the HTA Garden Retail Monitor published in HTA Market Update show that garden retail sales are currently ahead by 21% (to the end of May) compared with 2013. This follows a buoyant March which saw garden centre sales up a whopping 77% on March 2013, followed by April which was 21% up and then a modest May which was 2% ahead. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments,…

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