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June 25, 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

BALI Chalk Fund rewards the year’s top landscape students

Eleven students from ten BALI Training Provider members across the UK have received Best Student 2015 awards from the landscape industry’s training charity – the BALI Chalk Fund. The successful students were each presented with a cheque and certificate. The BALI Chalk Fund was started in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of a founder member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and owner of landscape and grounds maintenance contractor Gavin Jones Ltd, Geoffrey Chalk. The Fund receives bequests and donations and is one of two beneficiaries of the charity collection at BALI’s National Landscape Awards each…

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Big Barn Conference DVDS available from Barcham

Barcham Trees is offering professionally recorded and produced DVDs of June’s Big Barn Conference for just £10. The unique record of the day attended by more than 500 delegates is ideal both for those tree care professionals who were unable to attend and those who did and want a lasting reminder of a memorable event. The Big Barn Conference was chaired by Dr Mark Johnston, opened with an address by parliamentary tree champion Lord Framlingham, and featured a host of eminent tree experts including Michael Raupp, Nina Bassuk and David Nowak from the USA, Frédéric Ségur from Lyon, France, Henrik…

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School gets plants for children’s well-being/concentration

Yesterday two efig members kindly donated plants to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Oxford as part of National Plants at Work Week. This was the second initiative for this special week, the purpose of which is to raise the awareness of the positive benefits of plants to us all. The first project was to launch the week when we decorated an MBNA Thames Clipper on Monday to give commuters a green journey into Central London. Partners efig’s Chairman and Vice Chair, Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design and Chris Jenkin of Enterprise Plants were involved with both projects. About…

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The Royal Parks to recruit first wildlife apprentice

The Royal Parks (TRP) is to recruit its first wildlife apprentice, thanks to a generous donation from the Berkeley Foundation. As a wildlife apprentice, the successful applicant will be paid a salary whilst working and gaining hands on experience in The Regent’s Park, and at the same time study for a Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation. They will be employed by one of TRP’s landscape maintenance contractor, The Landscape Group. The Regent’s Park, home to award-winning gardens, elegant fountains and London’s biggest public outdoor sports facility, is an important haven for wildlife in the capital.  The park has…

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Vitax publish latest Supaturf and Amenity catalogue

  The complete and comprehensive portfolio of Vitax products for those charged with managing and maintaining sports and amenity is contained in the first edition of the combined Vitax Amenity and Supaturf catalogue. From specialist fertilisers formulated to feed and nurture healthy turf to high quality line marking machines and liquids designed to demarcate every type of sports pitch, this first edition the data for turf and grounds professionals to select what best suits their site requirements. Included here is the next generation Briteliner Arrow transfer-wheel and TXE 606 and 353 spray line marking machines creating so much excitement within…

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Search is on for partners to develop new plants

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries is this month (July, 2015) onwards looking for partners to develop new plants and formats with. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford says it’s ‘door is always open’ to plant producers who have found something special. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We have specialist growers and now a dedicated plant development programme headed up by Ben Gregory, our Product Development Coordinator. “Our plant development programme will nurture, grow on and assess new plants for their commercial viability. One of our recent innovations in product development was a range of pleached…

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Jury Announced: Paxton Park Design Competition

The Landscape Institute North West Branch and the MMU Landscape Architecture Department in conjunction with the Landscape Institute recently launched a design ideas competition, A Public Park for the 21st Century: A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Paxton. It is with great pleasure that they can now confirm the judging panel will consist of three highly influential Landscape Architects in the world today. The judges for the short-listed competition entries are: James Corner Landscape Architect and Principal of James Corner Field Operations. His work is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from…

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SureSet Spectrum® providing light at Tatton Park

Demonstrating their creative skills, SureSet Installers formed the ‘waveform’ concept for the Show Garden ‘Reflecting Photonics’ by Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design. Designed by Kate Hart and Helen Elks-Smith, BALI South West Regional Chair, the ‘waveform’ was cleverly recreated by SureSet using edging from Dural and eight colours from Spectrum®, their coloured recycled glass range. The contractor working with Kate and Helen is Andy Craddock from Turf n Earth.’ One of three light inspired designs celebrating International Year of Light at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, ‘Reflecting Photonics’ is based on the work of leading researchers at the Optoelectronics Research…

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SLANT international landscape and design competition announce winners

SLANT Open International Landscape Design Competition 2015  ‘ Testing The Water ‘ List of Award Winners First Place: Winner of €500 and the Certificate of Merit for “Slant Best Overall Project 2015” “Ground H2 zer0 ” by Chris Hardy (UK) Second Place: Winner of €200 and the Certificate of Merit for “Slant Second Best Overall Project 2015” “Floating Garden” by Wiktor Kłyk (Poland) Highly Commended Projects “pPod” by Daniel Jeffs and Paul Morsley (UK) “WATER PROMENADE : A Walk Through Nature” by Lydia Giokari Vasileios Chanis (Greece) “Digital Coastal Floods” by Cristina Jorge Camacho (Spain) “Tilt-Shift” by Arista Jusuf(USA)

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John Deere appoint new UK and Ireland branch customer support manager

  John Deere Limited has appointed Bob Holt as branch customer support manager for the UK and Ireland, replacing Stuart Minter, who has retired after more than 36 years with the company. Bob has a Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from Caythorpe College and a BSc in Agricultural Technology and Management from Cranfield Institute of Technology. He began his career with John Deere Limited as a branch management trainee in April 1994 and became a demonstrator in July that year, followed by assignments as a training instructor and area manager product support (AMPS). In February 2001 Bob accepted a field service…

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