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January 19, 2018

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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

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS launches new business category to Britain in Bloom

A new category has been launched within this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals: Business Improvement Districts** (BIDs) will now be able to take part in their own category in the UK’s biggest community gardening campaign, RHS Britain in Bloom. Increasing numbers of BIDs are joining the campaign, demonstrating that community gardening makes good business sense. Green and well-tended streets can help local economies flourish and create places where people want to be, which in turn produces investment, either through increased visitors or new businesses choosing to open or expand. Three BIDs have been selected as UK Finalists in…

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Government scraps Green Infrastructure guidance

A group of organisations including the Landscape Institute, the Town and Country Planning Association, Groundwork UK and The Land Trust have written to the Government expressing their concern for the disappearance of Green Infrastructure guidance within National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).  Until recently the green infrastructure guidance was found as a link on the Natural England website. However, in a shift to the central .gov website the guidance has been archived and is no longer accessible. Speaking about the loss of guidance Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute, said: “Without proper guidance green infrastructure will effectively become ‘downgraded’ throughout…

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Gt specifier publish ArborRaft guide for tree installation

 Gt specifer, the landscape solutions arm of Green-tech, has unveiled their new brochure this week. gt ArborRaft is a load bearing tree pit structure that has been widely used on many high profile urban tree planting projects.  It is a series of modular units that lock together to form a raft structure which is assembled around the nursery line of the tree pit to reduce soil compaction whilst at the same time, providing an ideal load-bearing support in hard landscaped areas. The gt AborRaft System has become the specification choice for tree pits in urban environments. The new 8 page brochure…

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Last chance for Flash Sale at APL Awards 2015!

13 March The Brewery, London Today is your last chance to book your place at the 2015 APL Awards, sponsored by Bradstone. The event is being held on Friday 13 March at The Brewery, London. The APL are holding a FLASH SALE until 31 January 2015, selling tables (10 places) for £900.00 +VAT, with an exclusive member discount, meaning APL Members will get a table of 10 for £700.00 + VAT. They are also delighted to announce that garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair will be the host of the awards ceremony which will reward the best in landscaping. Standard ticket Prices…

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Alluring orchids: A tropical flower extravaganza at Kew Gardens

–Alluring Orchids, the first festival on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s 2015 calendar showcases thousands of exotic and rare flowers in the steamy Princess of Wales Conservatory. -It is the perfect way to beat the winter blues: in a balmy glasshouse heated to tropical temperatures. -Visitors will experience an explosion of colour as they enter and find themselves surrounded by stunning displays in all the colours of the rainbow. -This year, we look at why flowers are big, bold, colourful, and beautiful. Answer? To attract their pollinators and ensure their survival! -The story of pollination will be told through a…

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New APL Market Update for Landscapers launched

A new APL Market Update report has been launched specifically aimed at landscapers and designers. This report will be available quarterly and covers economic updates as well as industry news relevant to members in this sector of the industry. The report is presented in two sections; part one covers the state of trade, economic updates and industry news, and part two focuses on a specific topic of interest to landscapers. For the first edition of APL Market Update this topic looks at the results of a recent APL survey on typical day rates of hire of different types of equipment….

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Charterhouse appoint Gammies Groundcare as new dealer for Scottish East Coast

Situated in the market town of Forfar, Gammies is a subsidiary of A M Phillip Agritech Ltd.  The company has over 50 years’ experience in supplying Horticultural and Agricultural machinery, spare parts and accessories to professional users, local authorities, golf courses, landscape gardens and even the local domestic market. Gammies will be covering the areas of Tayside, Angus, Aberdeenshire and Morayshire. Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director Les Gammie said, “We are all very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Redexim Charterhouse. Their extensive range of both natural and synthetic machinery fits very well within our existing product…

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Mountbatten House and its roof gardens recognised by English Heritage

THE ‘Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke’ have given a Grade II listing alongside 13 of the finest post-war office buildings in England. Mountbatten House, in Basing View, and its roof gardens – which were designed by Arup and Associates – have both been listed, with the gardens given grade II status on the register of historic parks and gardens. The listings follow an English Heritage project to assess commercial buildings of 1964 to 1984. Mountbatten House is the former headquarters for the paper merchants Wiggins Teape and has been listed as an unusual and distinct example of 1970s commercial office architecture…

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Quadron helps launch high-tech nature trail in Croydon

The new Happy Valley and Farthing Downs Nature Trail uses ‘QR codes’ which can be scanned by smart phones and similar devices to tell visitors about the wildlife and history of these areas, as they follow a scenic trail through woodland and wildflower meadows. The trail is ideal for families, school groups and anyone with an interest in their local environment. Visitors will be able to learn about the burial mounds of Saxon chiefs, rare wildflowers and orchids, butterflies, birds, and a whole host of other fascinating features. QR codes are similar to the bar codes used in supermarkets. Visitors…

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February 2015 issue – Pro Landscaper

February issue – Pro Landscaper ■News Shed: A round up of industry news ■Have Your Say: A selection of letters to the editor ■Association News: BALI updates us on events and news; efig talks about its current campaign and awards; a new book launch from the SGD; the annual RHS Awards Ceremony; networking events and APL Awards news ■Opinion: Landscape Architect Adam White compares play space design 10 years ago with today’s more natural approach and David Dodd believes the skills shortage will only be tackled if we remunerate accordingly ■Business Tips:  This month Steve Clarke explains the value of storytelling…

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