September 24, 2017

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launch DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gardening awards won by adults with learning disabilities

Two gardens in East Dorset tended by adults with learning disabilities have received national awards from a care provider. The garden at the Two Wells service in Cranborne won top prize as best sensory garden and the Town Farm Workshops garden in Sixpenny Handley won most productive garden in the hotly contested Regard in Bloom competition. The awards were organised by Regard, which supports people with learning disabilities in specialist residential services, supported living services, outreach support and day resource centres throughout the country. From the 120 entries from services across the UK, awards were given for the best garden, best…

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A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London

The Decorators, an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space in London, recently transformed the terrace overlooking the city at Alexandra Palace by installing a mobile Italian garden. As a “landscape of scattered objects” which geometrically piece together to resemble a formal garden, the designers describe the project as somewhere between “grotto and folly, garden and landscape, stage and amphitheater,” all the while drawing from the historical character of the surrounding context. The scheme ultimately “breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter” with the palace. The designers intended for the theatricality…

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Pro Landscaper & FutureScape nominated for PPA Awards

Pro Landscaper

Eljays44 Ltd – the publishers of magazine titles Pro Landscaper, Pro Arb and Garden Centre Retail, owners of events FutureScape, LandscapeLive and FutureLines and the Horticulture Careers website – has been shortlisted for 3 categories in the 2014 PPA Independent Publisher Awards. FutureScape, the UK’s leading horticulture industry event – has been shortlisted for Event of the Year; while flagship title Pro Landscaper has been put forward for both Business Magazine of the Year.  Pro Landscaper and FutureScape have also been shortlisted in the Media Brand of the Year category. This is the first time that Eljays44 has entered into…

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The Landscape Institute showcases some of America’s solutions to flooding

The Landscape Institute’s annual Jellicoe Lecture will host the UK premiere of Water Blues, Green Solutions, a film narrated by prominent US urban revitalisation strategist, Majora Carter, that encourages innovative approaches to dealing with the devastating impacts of flooding on our communities. Produced by Penn State Public Media, ‘Water Blues Green Solutions’ is part of an initiative designed to promote public education and awareness of green infrastructure and how natural processes can interface with and complement existing grey or manmade infrastructure. ‘Water Blues, Green Solutions’ provides resourceful examples of where communities in four cities across America including New York’s Bronx,…

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Green-tech celebrates its 20 year anniversary

This October sees Green-tech celebrate 20 years in the landscaping industry. Founded by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994 with a second hand van, £200 and an office in their house, Green-tech has grown today to a £9 million plus turnover business, operating out of massive 30,000 sq. ft. warehousing and office facilities, employing more than 40 staff and selling over 6000 products. Chairman, Richard Kay comments, “We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved over the last 20 years.  We’ve had highs and lows but we have a great team behind us and business is booming so…

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What would capability Brown design today?

A design competition seeks to bring the legacy, designs and ideas of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to life within a contemporary landscape. The competition encourages entrants to produce ideas for a contemporary, multi-functional landscape inspired by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for a 45-hectare site at Moccas Grade II Registered Park and Garden, adjacent to Moccas National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Capability Brown is often credited with changing the face of eighteenth-century England. From serene landscapes, designed for multi-purpose play and economic functionality, to walled kitchen gardens or water management schemes, Brown is estimated to have worked or advised…

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Coles win BALI National Landscape Award

Coles Nurseries have been announced as winners of the prestigious Affiliate Exceptional Service Award in the 2014 BALI National Landscape Awards. The award recognises affiliate members of BALI who go above and beyond to meet and exceed client expectations. Based in the East Midlands, Coles grow and supply over 2 million plants annually for the UK’s commercial and landscape markets. “We’re thrilled to have been recognised as winners in the Exceptional Service category at this year’s BALI Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement for our entire team at Coles; from our Sales Department working with clients, to the Production Team growing…

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Restored Wandle Park in the running for Landscape Institute Award

Wandle Park is in the running for an award after a £3.5m redevelopment project A historic park that has been recently restored to its former Victorian glory is in the running for an award that recognises outstanding landscape architecture. Wandle Park has been shortlisted for November’s Landscape Institute Awards 2014 in the design for a large scale public development category.It comes after a £3.5m redevelopment project including the restoration of the River Wandle, a ‘lost’ river that had been buried for 40 years after it was filled in the 1960s due to flooding concerns. Several of its Victorian features have…

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There’s paving, then there’s SureSet Paving!

The creative Installation Team at SureSet do it again with the completion of another amazing school logo. This time, at the new Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Poplar, London they recreated a 64m² version of their intricate logo at the school entrance. Due to the complexity of the design (and a bit of rain!) the project took six days to complete – three of those days were spent laying 130m of flexible aluminium edging – the next three days were dedicated to hand laying 11 different colours! The logo was created using the colours of Gunmetal…

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Good quality landscape design is the key to long-term profitable developments

Investing in good quality landscape design will yield numerous long-term benefits for developers and should be the first thing they consider when planning a scheme, says the Landscape Institute.  Launching ‘Profitable Places’ – a guide aimed at showing developers and house-builders how landscape professionals can help them achieve their business goals – the Landscape Institute highlights how investing in the public realm can pay dividends, not only in added sales values but in increased rates of sales, positive customer perceptions and long-term desirability. Underpinned by informed research into the property industry ‘Profitable Places’ highlights a number of developments where investing…

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