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February 20, 2018

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Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Homebase reveals why gardening is the key to friendlier neighbourhoods across Britain

Making friends with your neighbour is not always easy and traditions such as asking to borrow a cup of sugar is a thing of the past. So it’s no surprise that a new survey shows only 15 per cent of us know our neighbours well enough to regularly socialise with them. The survey from leading retailer Homebase, questioned the nation about community life and found that gardens could be the key to friendlier neighbourhoods across Britain’s towns and cities, encouraging more people to talk to one another and helping friendships blossom. Recent Government statistics highlighted that Britons are less likely…

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Bituchem now offer free presentations on the benefits of hard landscaping

The Bituchem Group is offering free, informative presentations as part of its customer service ethos to architects and specifiers throughout England and Wales on the advantages of hard landscaping materials. The surfacing product specialists have created the presentations to update and educate professionals on its products and help them to understand the benefits of the materials. The 20 minute presentations are hosted by the company’s commercial manager, Mark Stott. He commented, “We have formed these presentations to show people what we have to offer and how our products can be used in a range of applications. We hold them at…

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Wyevale Nurseries features in new BBC series

One of the UK’s leading nurseries was yesterday (May 12, 2015) featured in a new BBC series to find the best aspiring garden designer in the UK. Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford got involved with the programme called The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge last August when it was being filmed and appeared in the second episode last night. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “The series was made in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and we were delighted we could help by supplying a selection of our plants. “In each episode the contestants must…

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RHS Chelsea garden highlights global pest threats

The garden, called ‘Beyond Our Borders’, brings to life the network of ‘plant sentinels’ (including UK native plants) which live outside their natural ranges in botanic gardens around the world. These plants are being monitored for pests and diseases that could potentially attack our native species. Designed by award winning designer Sarah Eberle and commissioned by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), ‘Beyond Our Borders’ is an eye-catching and innovative display featuring three climatic zones (Australasia, Arid and Tropical) divided by water features representing oceans. Each zone contains a British tree ‘sentinel’ standing among native plants. Coiled springs and…

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Owner of the most diverse collection of Salvias in The UK to return to RHS Chelsea

William Dyson, curator at Great Comp Garden and owner of Dyson’s Nurseries is to return to RHS Chelsea next week after a break of 11 years to showcase plants from his Salvia collection. William Dyson has spent over 20 years building what is considered to be the most  diverse collection of shrubby Mexican Salvias in the UK. He is thought of as one of the leading Salvia experts in the world having developed many new species at Dyson’s Nursery on site at Great Comp Garden in Sevenoaks. William will be exhibiting 100 square metres of Salvias on his 10x10m stand…

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Sowing the seed for a healthy life HTA Scottish Parliamentary reception

Following on from a successful event at Gardening Scotland last year the HTA are holding a reception event in the Scottish Parliament later this month, which will also include tours of the parliamentary garden at Holyrood. Confirmed speakers for the reception include Dr Richard Simpson MSP, who is a Patron of the therapeutic gardening charity, Trellis, and Christine Grahame MSP, event sponsor. The reception will take place on the 27 May 2015, from 6pm until 8pm in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament. So far over 140 people have confirmed their attendance. A number of charities, organisations and friends…

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4 record months in a row for Green-tech

Green-tech celebrates a fantastic start to 2015 with record turnover of over £4million in the first 4 months of the year. As the Construction industry sees an upturn in productivity and many major new schemes are now underway, the award-winning national landscaping supplier Green-tech has reinforced this trend with the best start to the year in its 21 year history. Green-tech now boasts a team of 50 and continues to go from strength to strength.  The number of product lines it offers and stock holding makes it one of the largest landscape suppliers in the UK. Owners Richard and Rachel…

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Olympic Park soil strategy remains a draw for green space professionals

Tim White, Senior Associate at soil and landscape consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates, was one of two presenters at the April CPD meeting of the South East England Regional Group of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tim’s presentation – The appraisal and characterisation of urban soils and the Olympic Park soil strategy – proved a major draw for ICF members and followed a morning tour of the Olympic Park site with Dr Phil Askew and Chris Moran of the London Legacy Development Corporation. Immediate Past President of the Landscape Institute, Sue Illman,…

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SGD launch new website and online suppliers directory

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has launched a new website and introduced an online Suppliers Directory ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The new site will offer a more user-friendly experience with a front section tailored to those looking for a professional garden designer and an ‘Industry Zone’ devoted to SGD members, industry suppliers and service providers. The SGD Suppliers Directory is a new online resource that will feature products and services ranging from landscape contractors and surveyors to plant nurseries and garden lighting.  Listings will be displayed over 40 different categories with profile pages for each participating supplier or provider,…

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Knapsack granule applicator improves precision and reduces waste

A new knapsack granule applicator which delivers precise doses of powdered or granulated agrichemicals and fertilisers has been introduced by the PROFESSIONAL SPRAYERS PEOPLE (part of the Spray People Group). The applicator can be calibrated to deliver between 8 and 250 grams of product per squeeze of the trigger consistently and accurately while the long and flexible lance enables the granules and powders to be delivered precisely where needed. The knapsack granule applicator is ideal for use in areas where large scale, vehicle mounted granule applicators are not viable, or where access is restricted.  For example in orchards, vineyards and…

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