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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

ACD appoint three new landscape architects

ACD are very pleased to introduce three new landscape architects, who are based in the Malmesbury office. Rupinder Chawlia answers to Rupi, and has recently been working for the Forestry Commission in Scotland. She brings considerable experience of working with Local Authorities, as well as a keen interest in Landscape & Visual Impact Assessments. Jai Tang brings an extensive knowledge of horticulture and he has considerable practical experience. Olivia Styles has a graphic design background and will contribute greatly to our graphics team. This brings our complement of landscape architects to 15 and supplements our multi-disciplinary staffing of ecologists, archaeologists,…

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Young Gardeners of the Year go head to head at the Ideal Home Show

For the fifth year running David Domoney has teamed up with the Ideal Home Show and the Prince’s Foundation to find 2015’s Young Gardeners of the Year. Students from six of the UK’s best landscaping and horticultural colleges will be in competition to secure the top prize by designing and building sustainable show gardens in London. The competition has been created to highlight young talent and provide an opportunity to give students firsthand experience of creating show gardens from scratch. All six colleges have been given a plot of 5.5x4m and a brief for the design and components. The students…

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Sneak Preview of the Harrod Horticultural Chelsea Flower Show Stand!

May is fast approaching and for the Harrod Horticultural team it means that plans are in full swing for another show-stopping exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show.  With a string of previous Chelsea trade stand awards and twice winners of the Chelsea Product of the Year, the pressure is really on to raise the bar yet again but we are determined as you can see with this sneaky peak of our 2015 exhibit.  It’s laden with inspirational and elegant structures that are ALL UK designed and manufactured by Harrod Horticultural , plus endorsed by the RHS too, which bring all…

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John Deere dealers Tallis Amos Group delcared named as inspirational British company

  John Deere dealership Tallis Amos Group Ltd (TAG), with offices in Evesham, Leominster, Bibury, Dursley and Narberth, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the report’s methodology, along with a full searchable database of all the latest companies listed, can be found online at www.1000companies.com With roots in the…

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Apprentice from John O’Conner GM recognised at House of Commons event

  An apprentice from John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Ltd met Skills and Equalities Minister Nick Boles as part of a unique celebration of apprenticeships at the House of Commons on Tuesday 10 March. The event, organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, showcased the products and services ‘made by apprentices’ to politicians, existing apprentice employers and business leaders. Jason Holt CBE, the government’s small business apprentice ambassador also announced the launch of a new online mentoring service for small business, Apprenticemakers. Apprentice, Jack Peters (22) from John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance, was invited to the event to share his experiences of taking…

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New rust antidote from Natural Paving products

Adding to its comprehensive Pavetuf range of installation, care and maintenance solutions, Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has launched a specialist cleaner for the removal of rust marks on natural stone surfaces. Pavetuf Rust Remover is specially formulated to convert rust compounds into a water-soluble solution, pulling out rust that has penetrated the surface of the stone and allowing it to be washed away. What’s more, the specialist cleaner will not damage or change the appearance of the stone surface. Ideal for the treatment of rust on patios where barbeques or furniture have been left out in all weathers, the…

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The Landscape Group Wins £1m per Annum Contract with Sport Aberdeen

The Landscape Group has been awarded a new five-year contract (with a potential extension of up to five years) worth £1million per annum with sport and leisure charitable trust, Sport Aberdeen. Sport Aberdeen manages a large portfolio of sport and leisure venues and delivers programmes to support sport and physical activity participation on behalf of Aberdeen City Council. It began seeking a new grounds maintenance contractor in May 2014 to deliver green services across 38 outdoor sports facility spaces including four major golf courses in addition to bowling greens, cricket pitches, tennis courts and football pitches. The new contract commences…

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How to create that rural touch with award-winning designer Dan Pearson

Have you wondered how to give a garden that rural touch? It may seem like an odd question in a newspaper sold in one of the country’s most rural areas but the look of the countryside around you can be hard to replicate, especially in smaller plots. But luckily, award-winning designer Dan Pearson may be able to help. After an 11-year absence, Pearson will be returning to work his magic at his sixth RHS Chelsea Flower Show by creating a garden inspired by Chatsworth in Derbyshire, focusing on the more rural part of the estate. His Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden will…

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Floral marquee addition at West show set to create a village of attraction

The Floral Marquee is to return to the 2015 Royal Bath and West Show due to popular demand. Organisers say green-fingered visitors will love the new Horticultural Village at the show which takes place from May 27 to May 30 at The Showground in Shepton Mallet. The village will encompass everything horticulture from the new look flower tent which will be known as the Horticultural Display marquee with ten nursery exhibitors to the ever popular Instant Garden Challenge. The challenge will see two teams a day build a 3m x 3m garden which is then judged by a gardening expert…

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Royal Horticultural Society Announces the Top 10 Plant Diseases of 2014

One of the wettest and warmest years on record created ideal conditions for traditionally problematic plant diseases to thrive, but it is the emergence of new diseases into the top 10 that has attracted the attention of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) scientists. The discovery of four viruses in grapevines and one in wisterias, none of which had previously been reported in the UK, contributed to viruses securing 10th place among the top enquiries from gardeners in 2014 to the RHS Gardening Advice service. The use of advanced detection methods enabled the RHS to more readily identify the viruses. The two…

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