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January 18, 2018

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Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

BASIS launches new Lawn Assured Standard -

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sally Cunningham to lead new courses at Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens are very pleased to announce a new series of one-day courses for 2015 with Sally Cunningham, a writer, lecturer and gardening expert with an extensive knowledge and interest in horticultural and environmental topics. She specialises in organic gardening and growing unusual crops, so her new courses at Barnsdale Gardens promise plenty of weird and wonderful surprises for existing gardeners who would like to try some different varieties or learn something new. Growing Unusual Vegetables Monday 20 April, 10.30am-4.30pm. Got a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond…

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Kew on a Plate – Raymond Blanc at Kew Gardens for BBC Two

In a hugely ambitious new series, two Michelin starred chef Raymond Blanc has been granted special permission to create a sumptuous fruit and vegetable garden on the site of what was once Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen garden at Kew. In a four part series starting on Monday next week, Raymond and his co-presenter Kate Humble will grow fruit and vegetables across all four seasons. Raymond will then go on to cook delicious recipes using the seasonal produce he creates. The series will look at the history behind British fruit and veg via the heritage varieties it focuses on. It will…

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Birmingham couple restore Worcestershire garden to its former glory

A beautiful historic walled garden, untouched for 50 years, is opening at Croome Court in Worcestershire. Zoe Chamberlain talks to the couple who spent 15 years – and several million pounds – restoring it. Europe’s largest 18th century walled garden was left untouched for 50 years – until a Birmingham business couple decided to restore it to its former glory. Karen and Chris Cronin had regularly driven past National Trust-owned Croome Court in High Green, near Pershore, in Worcestershire, so were curious when the gardener’s cottage and five acres of walled garden came onto the market . Within 10 minutes…

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The Nursery Benchmark System

Barcham Trees and Norfolk-based Hansatech Instruments Limited have joined forces to produce the Arborcheck Nursery Benchmark System based on data relating to tree health accumulated independently at Barcham’s Cambridgeshire headquarters by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and measured by Hansatech’s chlorophyll fluorescence measuring systems. Hansatech’s Arborcheck system measures chlorophyll fluorescence emissions from the leaves of a tree and compares the measured values with the benchmarks for the same genus, species or cultivar of trees tested at Barcham during the last four years as part of the nursery’s intensive tree health and bio-security programme. The nursery has published a document which outlines…

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Slow release fertilisers used to ensure green longevity at Fife’s University of St Andrews

  Keeping the campus lawns and green spaces in good aesthetic condition is a year-round challenge for the grounds maintenance staff at the University of St Andrews in Fife.  A high intensity of pedestrian traffic and a shorter than average growing season make maintaining a healthy grass sward an ongoing challenge, but a proactive fertiliser application programme ensures the lawns are as robust as possible, with only the very worst damage requiring a complete re-seed to rectify. The University of St Andrew’s grounds service team looks after a total of 200 acres of fine lawns, amenity grounds and open civic…

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WorldSkills UK – 2015 Garden Design Revealed

Designed by award winner Jody Lidgard, the garden is not only to test the competitors, but also to inspire those with a small garden area. Jody says “The garden could be expanded slightly to suit a new build first home or a starter home. I have included an area of culinary herbs that can be picked for the kitchen. The planting brings a welcome break from the functional hard landscape elements. A mix of shrubs and herbaceous perennial offer an all year interest.” The garden has been designed to test the competitors in every aspect of landscape design including: Plan…

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Walled Gardens of Cannington’s Festival of Wildlife returns!

The Walled Gardens of Cannington and the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Festival of Wildlife is to return on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May. The Festival celebrates the work of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and has staff on-hand to answer any questions. Wildlife and sustainable practices are an important factor in how the Gardens operate. Many improvements have been made to make the Gardens more eco-friendly, and in turn support wildlife. For example, the Gardens have ceased using neonicotinoid pesticides, linked to the decline in bee numbers. The use of other synthetic pesticides have been minimised, using alternative pest and disease…

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Joint ticket provides discounted access to RHS Flower Shows

New joint ticket allows entry to the Cheshire County Show (23 – 24 June 2015) and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (public days 23 – 26 July 2015) The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Cheshire Agricultural Society are delighted to announce the launch of a new combined ticket which will provide access to both the Cheshire County Show in June and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July. At a total cost of £35, the joint ticket will be valid throughout the Cheshire County Show, which takes place on 23 and 24 June, and public days at RHS Flower Show…

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Glendale enlisted to transform Newcastle’s Walker Park in £2.5M restoration project

  The largest green services provider in the UK, Glendale, is set to help transform Walker Park in Newcastle as part of a £2.5m restoration project being delivered by Newcastle City Council. Glendale has been awarded a £50,000 contract to carry out tree felling, tree pruning and shrub removal at the Tyneside park, before the majority of the works begin in summer 2015. Part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the revamp will also see an improvement to paths, railings, park furniture, the amphitheatre, the bridge over the dry lake and new planting of trees, shrubs and flowers. The wider…

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Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge bid ‘given unfair advantage’

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The divisive Garden Bridge project across the Thames designed by Thomas Heatherwick is mired in further controversy after it emerged the competition, run by Transport for London, may have given Heatherwick questionably high marks for his “relevant design experience”. The project has already been dogged with complaints over its £175m cost and £3.5m annual maintenance bill. Heatherwick was shortlisted along with Wilkinson Eyre, arguably the most eminent bridge designers in Britain, and Marks Barfield, whose London Eye demonstrated a proven ability to deliver large scale, technically sophisticated projects. Wilkinson Eyre’s 25 bridges include the so-called “Winking Eye” across the Tyne…

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