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December 13, 2017

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Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Clyde wind farm calls upon expertise of Complete Weed Control

  Occupying around 47 square kilometres, SSE’s Clyde wind farm is one of Europe’s biggest single consented onshore wind projects. To eradicate and control problematic weeds on site, Complete Weed Control was called upon to provide its expertise. The 152 turbines at Clyde wind farm are split into three sections with a total installed capacity of 350 megawatts. The wind farm is spread over a large area, and a significant number of tracks exist to enable access to the furthest reaches of the site. As with any tracks or hard surfaces the emergence of unwanted weeds can cause a number…

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Silver for Eden apprentices at Cornwall Spring Show

Their garden entitled ‘New Beginnings’ is based upon the question: ‘What does it feel like to be an apprentice in horticulture?’ It was displayed at the Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc Estate last weekend. The design is an abandoned urban street that has been taken over by mostly tropical plants. Everyday objects including a car, a trolley and a bin will be scattered around the plot and the word ‘Eden’ will be painted on the back wall in a graffiti style. The plot will include such tropical plants as the Fire Dragon (Acalypha wilkesiana) a bronze nettle like bush,…

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Industry and volunteer group calls for parks enquiry in the next parliament

The Parks Alliance says it welcomes a new report from the Communities and Local Government Committee which acknowledges that funding for parks is being ‘disproportionately squeezed’ and that an inquiry into parks would be valuable. It is calling on the committee ‘to pick up its own recommendation and hold an enquiry into parks in the next parliament’. There is a need for greater recognition of the value of parks, and the role they play in an increasingly urban nation, the challenges they face and the role of the government, says Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance. Budget cuts ‘Parks are…

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Solve shady garden spaces with a Rhododendron

  Encourage your customers to brighten up the shadier parts of their gardens this spring with a rhododendron, the HTA’s Plant of the Month for April 2015. Ancient Greek meaning ‘Rose Tree’ the rhododendron is both evergreen and deciduous. The family includes azaleas which are ideal for smaller gardens, and fit nicely with the industry Love the Plot You’ve Got campaign, as well as many larger-leafed rhododendrons which lend themselves well to more open spaces. Recommended RHS AGM varieties include: Rhododendron Bashful, Rhododendron Dreamland, Rhododendron Lavender Girl, Rhododendron Pink Pebble, Rhododendron Scintillation and Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange. Those looking for spring…

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BALI-NCF Coping with Slopes II

Back by industry demand, BALI-NCF held the second Coping with Slopes event at the Severn Trent Water site, Draycote Water in Warwickshire on 26th March. Over 50 visitors braved the blustery conditions to attend the health and safety and demonstration event that boasted leading manufacturers and dealers demonstrating a broad range of slope mowing equipment.  Principle HSE Inspector Andrew Turner and BALI Director Neil Huck provided an overview of industry stats and the risks of maintaining grass slopes. This was followed by BALI Technical Officer, Jonathan Tame, who presented working solutions and safe methods of maintaining slopes for contractors.  The…

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Graden products make short work of Cricket squares and outfields

Southern Sportsground Services are a contracting firm based in Surrey who focus on sports ground maintenance in the Surrey and Sussex areas, specialising in Cricket.  They are old friends with Graden equipment having commenced a relationship with the brand some 10 years ago.  Started by Roger Ward in 1990 he has been supported by son Ollie since 1999 along with five other staff. They originally heard about Graden equipment through the original importer Keith Kensett and firstly took delivery of a Graden GS04 pedestrian model – adding to it two years ago with a tractor-mounted GBS1200 model. They work for…

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The Landscape Group has been taken over by Idverde landscape construction and maintenance business

  The Landscape Group has announced that its major shareholder (Elysian Capital) has concluded negotiations with the majority shareholder of idverde (Chequers Capital) for the sale of its entire share capital, and that The Landscape Group (TLG) is now owned by idverde. Idverde is the largest landscape construction and maintenance business in France, with a turnover of €280 million and employing 3000 staff. The business is the undisputed market leader, being five times the size of its nearest competitor, and the only company that can offer green services on a truly national basis across all of France. Idverde has been…

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J.B. Landscape wins back Kent Science Park grounds contract

Sittingbourne-based landscaping experts, JB Landscape, have won back the Kent Science Park grounds contract after an absence of three years. JB Landscape provides design, installation and maintenance services for private and commercial grounds across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London. Established in 1987, they have developed an impeccable reputation and are accredited by the British Association of Landscape Industries. Whilst Kent Science Park is among JB Landscapes larger clients, the company has a vast portfolio of sites they maintain over the South East region. JB Landscape has been a tenant at Kent Science Park for the last 17 years, and Director…

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New distributor offers high quality backpack spraying products

  Backpack sprayers, dust and granule applicators and spreaders are essential to those operating in the horticulture, agriculture, forestry and grounds maintenance sectors so the new high quality Guarany product range recently introduced will be particularly appreciated. The Professional Sprayers People (part of the Spray People Group) have been appointed as the UK’s exclusive distributor for Guarany, a family owned Brazilian company with a 90 year history of manufacturing backpack and hand-held equipment for use in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The appointment of the Professional Sprayer People as a distributor is an ideal introduction of this high quality product range to…

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Instarmac employee dedication secures The Sunday Times’ honour for the sixth time

  Tamworth based manufacturer, Instarmac Group plc, has been placed in The Sunday Times’ annual ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For’ list for the sixth time. The top 100 places are awarded following research conducted by Best Companies, this accreditation focuses on workplace engagement. Instarmac has achieved 3 star status, the highest level possible, and only given to extraordinary companies. Such a successful result secured their position within the list at number 78 and promotes them as a leading employer. Instarmac were delighted to also take home the ‘Innovation in Engagement Practice’ special award. This award is recognition…

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