August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gardens in the south east unveil plans for guided tours of woodlands and lakes this Autumn

Scientists are predicting that stressed trees will produce a fantastic display of colour for 2017. Trees in the south east, in particular, experienced stressful growing conditions earlier in the year including a drought in April and the prolonged heat in May and June. The drought in April was the driest on record and was followed by temperatures varying by 10 -15 degrees centigrade on a weekly basis throughout June. Dr Glynn Percival Tree Physiologist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and the University of Reading explains why these conditions produce colour: “As autumn colour is basically the chlorophyll (green pigment) breakdown…

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St James appoints Murdoch Wickham for 10-acre White City Living development

St James today announces that Murdoch Wickham has been appointed as the principal landscape architect on its major regeneration project, White City Living. The practice aims to completely transform the hard, urban character of the 10-acre, zone 2 location, in order to create a green residential oasis. White City Living will introduce, in total, eight acres of open space to an area of previously inaccessible industrial land at the heart of White City on Wood Lane. The project’s masterplan, by Patel Taylor, will create 1,477 new homes, ranging from studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes to penthouses, as well as…

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New Turf cutter from KommTek

KommTek talks to us about its new Turf cutter: The question arises time and time again when regenerating lawn areas in gardens and around the goalposts on sports fields, what is the best way of removing the old lawn? Well there are many ways, but only one that’s efficient, fast and cost effective – the KommTek Turf cutter RS 3040. Easy to use everywhere. There are three ways to remove your old lawn: 1. Mill the lawn into the ground, including all unwanted weeds and seeds. Great for weeds, bad for the lawn. 2. Use herbicides and then mill the…

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Civic Engineers expands business with acquisition of Scottish studio

Civic Engineers

Civil and structural engineering practice, Civic Engineers, has announced further expansion of its business taking on the Glasgow arm of consulting engineers, Structa LLP. The move will see the 11-strong Structa Glasgow team become part of Civic Engineers, taking headcount to 78, and will give the rapidly expanding practice its fourth studio and a permanent Scottish base. This will enable the business to build on the projects already undertaken in Scotland, develop local engineering talent and further strengthen its market presence across the UK. Projects the Glasgow team will work on include Edenmill Distillery & Brewery in Guardbridge, St Andrews…

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Green-tech expands its team to meet increasing demand

Green-tech

Green-tech’s operations department welcomes two new starters to strengthen its team. School leaver George Goodier is the latest apprentice to join Green-tech. He is undertaking a business administration apprenticeship operated through Tyro Training, the commercial training division of Craven College. George’s apprenticeship will see him working in the operations, production and dispatch departments. He said: “For me an apprenticeship was a great option. I’ve just finished my GCSEs and I’m predicted good grades but I really didn’t want to continue in full time education, but because I’m under 18 I couldn’t just leave school. When I saw that Green-tech was…

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Street furniture and planting guaranteed for 50 years

WoodBlocX has introduced a brand new option for its external softwood structures, the introduction of Accoya® will allow the company to offer guarantees of 50 years, an unbeatable lifespan for structures of this type. Accoya is a high performance and high strength wood, which is produced using a process called acetylation, a patented technology that enables the wood to resist rot and harsh weather conditions. WoodBlocX has been specified on a variety of high profile installations for public spaces, residential builds, roof gardens and large-scale domestic landscaping projects, the company works to hard to innovate from design right through to…

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Ground Control launches new business division to improve tree clearance across the UK

Ground Control, the UK’s leading arboricultural and vegetation management provider has launched a mechanised vegetation clearance division. With years of experience in tree clearance throughout the UK, Ground Control’s new business division will improve project delivery through efficiency, quality and safer work practices. Launching the new initiative, Ground Control has introduced specialist machine plant, including Menzi Muck, Bandit 20XP Whole Tree Chipper, Liebherr 942 Long Reach, Case Excavator and Kubota; enabling the company to deal with almost any tree clearance projects anywhere, quickly, safely and cost effectively. Over the years Ground Control has worked with a number of high profile…

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Announcing new MultiOne Partner for the South West

Leading British importer of multifunction loaders MultiOne UK, announces a new partnership in the South West region. With immediate effect, Machine Serve will offer specialist support, servicing and maintenance for MultiOne users. Based in the centre of Devon, Machine Serve are well positioned and equipped to support the South West Region. Designed and manufactured in Italy, the MultiOne mini loaders has been sold globally for 18 years by MultiOne SRL who have pioneered a complete range of multifunction loaders with advanced hydraulics, innovative design and Kubota & Yanmar engines. Based near Chulmleigh, Devon, Machine Serve has over 30 years engineering…

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Unprecedented conservation project starts in Warwickshire

As part of preparations for Britain’s new high speed railway, HS2 Ltd is creating its first new wildlife habitats along the line of route. Work at the Finham Brook site in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, starts this month and includes the creation of six new ponds as well as new woodlands featuring over 6,200 trees and shrubs. It’s expected to be completed by the end of the year. The new habitats will support local wildlife species ranging from birds to great crested newts. They are part of an unprecedented conservation project, which will see a green corridor of connected wildlife habitats created alongside…

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Frosts Landscape Construction announces new commercial director

Following the sale of Frosts Landscape Construction’s Grounds Maintenance and Interior Plant divisions to Nurture Landscapes, Frosts Landscape Construction has announced that Adrian Meeker has been appointed to its board as commercial director. Adrian joined the company in 2001 during his gap year from Writtle College where he studied for his degree in Horticulture. Adrian has been a major asset to the company playing a pivotal role in Frosts’ success at the Olympic Park. Ken White, managing director, said: “Adrian’s breadth of knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. He has a real eye for detail, his spreadsheets…

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