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January 20, 2018

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Trimax appoints European supply manager

  The Trimax family continues to grow as they appoint Patrick O’Callaghan to fill their newly created role as European Supply Manager. What started as a kiwifruit production machinery manufacturer in the 1970’s, Trimax is now a market leading brand on a global scale – taking new mowing innovations to another level. The striking red colour is now becoming an iconic feature in the groundscare market; with the machines being relied upon by professionals around the world. After the launch of the popular Snake roller rotary mower last year and with its UK operations team moving to a highly impressive…

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Platipus Anchors presents SGD Award to Rosemary Coldstream MSGD

Platipus Anchors was proud to sponsor the “Pocket Garden” category at the SGD Awards 2014, but more importantly to award Rosemary Coldstream MSGD as the winner with her project, The River Garden. “I was delighted and honoured to present this award to Rosemary for her work, particularly as she has been specifying Platipus for a long time” said Murielle Jayer, Platipus Tree Systems Manager. The River Garden is a very successful result of Rosemary’s work on a restricted space and a natural obstacle, the river. The SGD judges qualified her work as “a thoughtfully designed space offering an individual solution…

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

From 30 June – 5 July, the world’s biggest annual flower show, run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), returns to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace in Surrey to celebrate the best in gardening through an eclectic mix of gardens, displays and shopping, as well as a very special silver anniversary. There will be a range of exciting displays to mark the 25th year of RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, including a 30 x 30m maze, which will greet visitors at the entrance to Thames Gate. The maze, designed by Tony Smith, will incorporate a mix of turf…

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Makita’s new 4-stroke pole hedge trimmer with gear drive

Makita’s new 4-stroke pole hedge trimmer with gear drive Low operating costs from clean 4-stroke 25cc engine 49cm blade folds flat for safe transport 13 angle settings through 135° Makita’s new and rugged long-reach pole hedge trimmer, the EN4950H, features a new gear drive transmission which converts the rotary shaft drive into cutting strokes for the 49cm long blade. This robust gear drive system can handle far greater power loading than the traditional rotating disc assembly, which often proves the Achilles heel of pole trimmers, especially in commercial grounds maintenance operations. The double-sided blade will run up to 2,100 strokes…

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New charity to offer gardening therapy to vulnerable residents

A NEW scheme to help vulnerable people is taking shape nicely in a forgotten corner of Dorking. The Patchworking Garden Project is a simple idea aimed at bringing the therapeutic benefits of gardening to people struggling to cope with such problems as isolation, bereavement and physical or psychological ill health. It has already captured the imagination of the community and many volunteers have already joined forces in a large overgrown walled garden off Pixham Lane that has been loaned to the project by Friends Life. The Patchworking Garden Project, the brainchild of Dorking-based former GP Carmel O’Shea, who has established…

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30 years of RHS Malvern Spring Festival

  An event which began as a small regional flower show, celebrates its 30th birthday this year as the UK’s first national gardening festival of the season. RHS Malvern Spring Festival – formerly known as Malvern Spring Gardening Show – will take place on the Three Counties Showground at Blackmore from Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10 with 90,000 visitors expected and television coverage on BBC’s Gardeners’ World. Doreen Smillie-Gray, RHS Malvern Festival manager said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year and we have an absolutely fantastic line-up to honour this milestone. We can promise a…

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Legal challenge over London garden bridge plans

A legal challenge is being launched in the high court against plans to build the garden bridge over the river Thames. Campaigners have already attacked the wisdom of spending taxpayers’ cash on what they have described as a “luvvies’ folly”. Now a local resident is claiming the London borough of Lambeth unlawfully granted planning permission for the £175m bridge in central London. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in south London, fears its impact will be devastating and that some of the best views of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral will be compromised. Among those championing the pedestrian bridge is…

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SureSet are delighted to be shortlisted for the Enterprising Wiltshire Awards, Manufacturer of the Year.

SureSet are delighted to be shortlisted for the Enterprising Wiltshire Awards, Manufacturer of the Year. “As SureSet prides itself on being a local company, employing local people we are thrilled to be named as a finalist for this Award. The timing could not be better as this year SureSet celebrates its 18th anniversary! We are looking forward to the Awards ceremony in March and meeting other local businesses.” Kevin Weston, SureSet Managing Director Backed by Wiltshire Council and run by the Wiltshire Business Support Service, the Awards celebrate Wiltshire’s top businesses. The winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony…

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Makita world president visits Landform Consultants project in Kennington, South London

Makita world president Shiro Hori recently paid Landform Consultant’s managing director Mark Gregory and staff a respectful visit to discuss tool performance. On Friday 13th February, Landform Consultants welcomed eight global Makita representatives during its two day UK stay at the company’s Kennington site, South London. The visit mainly centred around the landscaper’s outcome trialling Makita power tools and its success in using them to create Alan Titchmarsh’s garden entry at last years’ Chelsea Flower Show. Co-ordinated by national sales manager Mark Earles, Makita’s assembly were intrigued to hear the review of how its array of high performance power tools…

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Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015

Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015 by preparing a sustainable garden for visitors to the Ideal Home Show. The annual Young Gardener of the Year competition was launched in November 2014 and Capel Manor College’s garden design and landscaping students are now busy preparing to build their garden entry at Olympia for the Show’s opening in March. Lee Sanders, Head of Garden Design at the College, explains: “The Young Gardener of the Year awards offer students a great opportunity to showcase their work and talent. Entry was offered to all our existing Level…

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