November 19, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Revolutionary new way to install fences dramatically cuts costs

A Warwickshire-based company is launching a revolutionary new way to install fences, decking and signposts without the need for conventional concrete foundations. Stop Digging Ltd., based at Clearwater Business Park, Napton Holt, uses hot dip galvanised ground screws that can be used for projects ranging from temporary hoardings and timber out-buildings to bus shelters, terraces, and climbing frames. The UK company’s managing director, Darryl Gregory, said: “The ground screws save time and money because there’s no need for digging and concreting. Each installation is quick because each screw takes only five minutes to insert into the ground. “The screws, which…

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Amazing 285 species in bloom on island paradise

Plants have long memories. If you want proof of that go to the island of Tresco, 30 miles into the gale-tossed Atlantic off Land’s End, and admire the 285 species of plant which are out in flower today, despite the fact it’s midwinter. It has been the best year in decades for the island’s famous Abbey Gardens where an annual flower count is staged just after New Year – and the reason so many plants are in bloom is twofold… For a start, the sheltered acres of Tresco’s famous sub-tropical garden has an amazingly balmy microclimate – but also the…

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Open for charity: 62 new gardens and three island trails for Scotland’s Gardens 2015

SCOTLAND’S Gardens, the group of stunning gardens all over Scotland that raise money for charity on special open days, has added 62 new addresses and three island trails to its collection for 2015. Glamis Castle in Angus is one of Scotland’s most famous castles They include Glamis Castle in Angus, one of Scotland’s most famous castles, where the walled garden, once a kitchen garden, has recently undergone major development with new flower beds and a spectacular fountain.The full list 530 of gardens come in all shapes and sizes and offer a variety of horticultural interests. There are walled kitchen gardens, community…

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Special event programme celebrates 21 years at Knoll Gardens

Known nationally for its naturalistic style, 2015 will be a significant year for Dorset’s Knoll Gardens as its owner, Neil Lucas celebrates his 21st year at Knoll. A world authority on ornamental grasses, Neil is celebrating the anniversary with a series of events on his ‘specialist subject’ as well as plant fairs and garden wildlife events organised by the garden’s charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation. A best-selling author as well as RHS Council Member and Judge, Neil will be leading many of the events throughout 2015, supported by a team of highly-knowledgeable volunteers, specialist plant nurseries and wildlife charities. “We…

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Countdown to Contact 2015 – Last chance to book!

Next week the nursery stock sector will come together to start the new year on a high with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’. The eventful two day conference, which will be held at JCB World Headquarters in Uttoxeter, will include current industry discussions and workshops, as well as a gala dinner and a special tour of the JCB factory and facilities. If you haven’t already booked your spot at the conference there is now only a few days left to take advantage of the Advanced Booking Rate, which ends at Midday on Wednesday 7 January. The Contact Conference takes place…

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Boris progresses ‘Greater London National Park’

London Major Boris Johnson has taken a key first step towards a new Greater London National Park to safeguard the city’s green spaces, waterways and natural treasures – and open them up for people to enjoy. Those standing for Mayor need to recognise that the city could be at the forefront of a green revolution. The office of the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is to progress moves towards a Greater London National Park. Daniel Raven-Ellison, who developed the concept and is now campaigning for its fruition, expressed himself “delighted” with the development. “The Mayor’s office has offered to ‘allocate some officer time’…

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Hi-Tech Turf Ltd end 2014 on a ‘high’

Hi-Tech Turf concluded 2014 by working on one of their biggest and highest projects to date at the Tottenham Hotspur FC Northumberland Development Project. Part of the Tottenham Hotspur FC Northumberland Development Project houses a 78,000 square foot Sainsburys store, Tottenham University Technical College and the new THFC Club offices. Hi-Tech Turf were enlisted by Base Contracts Ltd to turf the various roofs of the building and to incorporate the THFC slogan ‘To Dare Is To Do’. The area for the slogan alone was 5m tall and 52.5m wide. The project incorporated 4301m2 of HT Lush artificial grass, 340m2 of…

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Long-serving Brooksby Hall groundsman is awarded British Empire Medal in New Year’s Honours

A groundsman who has worked at Brooksby Melton College’s Brooksby Hall for more than half a century has been awarded a British Empire Medal for service to horticulture and land-based education. Christopher James Willder (70), who lives at Asfordby, still works part-time on the land around the 16th century manor house and the Brooksby Melton College campus. He said: “I’m quite honoured to receive this award. My brother John was awarded a medal in the honour’s list a few years ago for services to teaching so it’s nice for the family to get another one.” He first got involved in work…

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Smiths’ Self Binding Path

The ever-increasing popularity of Smiths’ Self Binding Path gravel as an ideal – and relatively inexpensive – product for paths, tracks and driveways has produced many satisfied customers, in the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. If you require a firm compact surface, for example where wheelchair access, golf buggies/trollies use is required, then this product is the perfect solution. But its versatility goes beyond that, it has a wide range of applications, from the garden path – ideal for wheelbarrows – to parking areas and driveways. But it really comes…

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GLVIA training events in London and Manchester: book now for earlybird tickets

The Landscape Institute is offering a series of regional training events on the new version of the guidance to help practitioners and others to understand the changes. Book your place on the GLVIA training event taking place in London on 25 February 2015 – tickets go on sale on 6 January Last chance to book earlybird tickets for Manchester event, taking place on 27 January The sessions are aimed at practitioners wishing to learn about LVIA for the first time or who want to update their LVIA knowledge and understanding. The focus will be on the step-wise process of assessment…

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