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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Greenfingers visit Earl Mountbatten Hospice to begin Chelsea garden relocation

Greenfingers visited the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight last week to begin the process of relocating Chairman Matthew Wilson’s award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden to the hospice. The Royal Bank of Canada Garden, designed by Matthew Wilson, is to be relocated to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice later this year with fundraising by Greenfingers to support the relocation now underway.  Key members of the project team, who will oversee the move, met on site last week to begin the process. Earl Mountbatten was chosen as the proud recipient of the garden in recognition of its work developing services…

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Laurica Plants will once again showcase at Hampton Court 2015

Big Specimens for immediate delivery! Following their debut in 2013 and continued success in 2014, Laurica Plants will again be showing their classic range of high quality Baytrees at this year’s Hampton Court event from June 30. (Plant Village area : stand G119). The degree of interest in their impressive range has continued to grow each year. The Hampton Court Flower Show has proved to be an ideal platform to meet with both garden designers and the discerning consumer. Many of these clients have substantial gardens to manage and the sheer quality of the plant material grown by Laurica is…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 60 Years since Hartley Botanic’s first appearance

 2015 marks 60 years since Hartley Botanic’s first appearance at Chelsea Flower Show, they give us an insight into their thought process behind this year’s stand.  An annual favourite date in the Hartley Botanic diary, when we display models from our ranges and show the world we really do have the finest greenhouses money can buy. From our very first appearance in the mid 1950’s we have always made a huge effort with our Chelsea stand, choosing the right greenhouses to display, dressing them with appropriate props and a strong emphasis on the planting and floral displays around the stand….

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National gardening campaign Cultivation Street wins support from Kew Gardens and Prince’s Foundation

National gardening campaign Cultivation Street has attracted the support of Kew Gardens and The Princes Foundation for Building Community. Major backers from the horticulture industry have also swung behind the contest with a string of UK garden centre giants lending their assistance. The community gardening campaign – now in its third year – is sponsored by the Horticultural Trades Association with national media partner the Sunday People. Launched by TV gardener David Domoney in 2013 and offering £20,000 of National Garden Gift Vouchers annually in prizes, Cultivation Street has attracted thousands of entries from across the country. This year is…

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Bradstone in ‘A Design Journey’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Metamorphosis ‘A Design Journey’ is a show garden competition, unique to BBC Gardeners’ World Live (11-14 June 2015) which challenges four chosen designers to be as innovative as possible within the boundaries of a set list of materials supplied by Bradstone. Organisers were delighted that Bradstone has continued to support the competition, supplying top quality, inspirational paving, walling, coping and decorative aggregates. Built to a realistic budget, these stunning gardens were not only full of inspiring ideas but were also built with average back garden plots in mind.  For this reason, Bradstone supplied a range of materials that homeowners can…

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Shedding the light on outbuilding security

How much do you value the contents of your outbuildings such as sheds and garages? Many underestimate the level of security needed to protect their contents, forgetting that home security shouldn’t just be to preserve of your main property. Here, Dr Steffan George, development director of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) – the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession – provides guidance on how to keep outbuildings secure. Sheds, garages and other outbuildings are valuable features of our properties, often providing much needed storage for high value items such as bicycles, gardening equipment and tools. Statistics show that the…

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Plant expert Michael Perry to be guest of honour at the annual Duchy College Rosewarne prize day

Plant expert Michael Perry will be this year’s guest of honour at the annual Duchy College Rosewarne prize day. The TV and radio presenter is a world renowned plant expert, who scours glass houses and exotic gardens for Thompson & Morgan who are one of the UK’s largest mail order seed and plant companies. Michael said: “My gardening journey started when I was a mere toddler, shadowing my grandparents as they reared exhibition quality chrysanthemums and dahlias in their greenhouses. I was hooked from a young age, and soon my flower patch in my parents garden became the whole garden…

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Gavin Jones celebrates the Magna Carta 800 Celebrations: Unveiling of the statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Warrant Holding Landscape Contractors, Gavin Jones Ltd, were proud and delighted to be involved in the historic events held to commemorate 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta by King John on Runnymede Meadows this weekend. A variety of events were held and in particular the public unveiling of the four metre high statue of The Queen at Runnymede Pleasure Ground and the official ceremony on Monday 15th June Magna Carta Foundation of Liberty – attended by HRH The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Cambridge, The Princess Royal, vice Admiral Tim Laurence and…

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Tree of Heaven planted to acknowledge greener cities

As part of the Netherlands Business Support Office’s (NBSO) latest seminar on urban landscaping solutions held in Manchester, a new tree was planted outside Manchester Cathedral. The NBSO’s seminar in May showcased the latest innovations that are enabling cities globally to rethink their urban landscape and pave the way to greener, healthier cities. It provided insights into the reshaping of green infrastructure for all organisations managing public spaces. Deric Newman, sales manager from Civic Trees, said: “We’re very proud to be part of the ceremonial event promoting new urban landscaping techniques and supporting Ebben Tree Nurseries. “City centres drastically need…

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Entries all in for the New Plant Awards at HTA National Plant Show 2015

Entries have been coming in thick and fast for the New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show which takes place at Stoneleigh Park on 23 and 24 June 2015. The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), include five award categories (annuals, herbaceous perennials, house plants, trees & conifers, and shrubs & climbers). Judges for this year’s awards include HTA President Stan Green, Colin Dale from Notcutts, Marc Rosenberg from Amateur Gardening, Jim Gardiner from the RHS and Mark Heath, Trials Manager at the RHS. The award winners will be announced and presented by the…

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