October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Update your Workwear Kit with Thermal Clothes from Dickies

Prepare for your New Year workouts with Dickies’ range of thermal clothing. From heavy duty thermals that massage and protect the joints to a simple base layer, there are different options for everyone. Whether you’re braving a run in the cold or working outdoors, protect yourself with durable gear that’s built to last. Dickies Premium Thermal Long Sleeve Top New to Dickies, this thermal top includes shoulder and elbow panels that keep the joints warm when stationary. There are also panels at the side which increase airflow and help to regulate body temperature when exercising. With a seamless finish for…

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Adam Frost brings Bauhaus-inspired community garden to RHS Chelsea

Multi award-winning garden designer Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with a striking modernist garden inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the work of one of its most famous proponents, Marcel Breuer. Designed as an urban community garden, The Homebase Urban Retreat Garden will celebrate the striking design principles of the early 20th century design movement, by incorporating modernist materials such as concrete and corten steel, with simple geometric shapes to create a garden that sits comfortably within an urban setting and in which the local community and wildlife can flourish. Adam describes the design for…

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Green roof maintenance can be simple

Green roof designers must think about how they can simply maintain the roof spaces when they draw up their design plans, says green roof experts Boningale GreenSky. Maggie Fennell, Technical Green Roof expert at Shropshire-based Boningale GreenSky, says that the biggest area for improvement in the UK green roof industry is maintenance management. With the right planning and growing medium the maintenance programme does not have to be a challenging or laborious task. “Green roofs can extend the life of a roof membrane, but it is important to work with clients to see what their expectations are so that they…

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SGD Spring Conference – BEYOND BORDERS 2: Into the Long Grass

SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2015 at ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1 KENSINGTON GORE, LONDON SW7 2AR Spring – a fresh start in every sense.  Saturday 21st March 2015, BEYOND BORDERS 2: Into the Long Grass – the perfect time and place to find inspiration. Spring conference – new season, new venue, new format – it all adds up to an inspirational day. NEW: 30 Minute Focus – in addition to the usual conference format, Acres Wild will focus on the subject of Breaking the Boundaries with Grasses. SPEAKERS Noel Kingsbury has been the leading exponent of naturalistic perennial planting for some twenty years, with…

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Boningale invest in new nursery machinery

Boningale Nurseries has committed to further improving the quality of its stock by investing in two top-of-the-range pieces of machinery. A new potting machine will enable the Shropshire-based nursery to pot both bare root and larger pot sizes more efficiently, with minimal disturbance to the plants roots thus maximising growth. Penny Fryer, Production Director at Boningale Nurseries, one of the UK’s largest nurseries and horticultural specialists, said it had invested in a Javo Plus Mark 2 because it allows nursery staff to change from one pot size to another quickly and gives them better control of compost supply. “The machine…

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TrustMark hit record numbers for 2014

Following last winter’s extreme weather, flood prevention measures has been a priority for many homeowners according to TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, who announced today that it has recorded its highest number of tradesmen details displayed on its website, www.trustmark.org.uk.  More than 7.2 million search results were provided to homeowners who used TrustMark’s website and telephone helpline to find expert tradesmen to carry out work on their homes or gardens during 2014, an increase of 38% compared to the same period in 2013. Specialists in underground waterproofing (1,031%) and damp proofing & timber treatment (81%) saw the largest rise last year across all trades in 2014 and have been two…

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Garden to appear on Alan Titchmarsh show

A town centre ‘secret garden’ is set to appear on a television programme celebrating Britain’s best gardens. The walled gardens of Millgate House Bed and Breakfast in Richmond, North Yorkshire, owned by Austin Lynch and Tim Culkin, is one of 30 gardens shortlisted from 600 nominated by the public to be part of Alan Titchmarsh’s Britain’s Best Back Gardens on ITV at 8pm tonight. Mr Lynch said Mr Titchmarsh visited his gardens last summer and was delighted with the garden, the bed and breakfast, and Richmond itself. Mr Lynch said: “The show received around 600 nominations and we got down…

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Talking birds and the bees at Ecobuild 2015

Landscapers, landscape contractors, grounds maintenance contractors, interior landscapers, gardeners and garden designers who are keen to embrace the latest biodiversity best practice should head to Ecobuild 2015 where a raft of experts will be on hand to talk living walls, permeable paving, the latest landscaping products and solutions. The BALI Pavilion is sure to draw much attention this year at Ecobuild featuring BALI members Hahn Plastics Ltd., Wienerberger, Quercus, and Long Rake Spar offering an opportunity to few and discuss a wide range to products on offer at the show and also an opportunity to have a chat with the…

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The International Garden Festival announces designers for 2015

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015. The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries. “Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 Festival with new creations by designers from Canada, France and Israel. The installations selected by the jury have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens have a degree of…

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Glendale promotion boosts arboriculture team

National green services provider, Glendale, has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of James Thomson who has become the new director of utility arboriculture. James, previously general manager at Glendale, will take on the new role with immediate effect. He will oversee the company’s utility arboriculture work in the South West and Midlands regions. Andy Corcoran, managing director at Glendale, said: “James’ promotion meets our strategic aim to advance our existing staff and reaffirms Glendale’s intention to provide ongoing training and development to ensure our staff are the first choice when promotion opportunities arise. “Our growth in number…

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