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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

Great Garden Design with the Society of Garden Designers

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) is pleased to introduce Great Garden Design – a showcase of more than 300 of the best garden designs of the last 10 years from some of their leading members. Authored by Ian Hodgson and published by Frances Lincoln on 5 March 2015, Great Garden Design is a survey of contemporary garden design showcasing the flair and innovation that the Society’s professional garden designers can bring to the smallest and most unpromising of plots. Comprising planting schemes, style guidance, practical insight and expert knowledge the book will inspire new ideas for every situation, taste,…

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Glendale provides help for green-fingered locals

A green spaces scheme that supports residents in Edinburgh has reached the end of its 2014 season, cutting enough grass in length to travel from a depot in the city to the Lodhi Gardens in New Dehli – a total of 6,105 miles. The Garden Aid scheme is an essential service to the residents of the city and is carried out by national green services provider Glendale. It supports over 2,800 eligible residents with gardening assistance, providing grass cutting and hedge trimming services for the elderly and people with disabilities. The season runs between March and November, during which one…

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Pellenc keeps it quiet at The Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club Estate Manager Eric Olson and Head Gardener Andy Pearson are two men aiming to make the Club in Surrey as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible, with the purchase of a range of Pellenc battery-powered tools. Andy, who has been at the Club for 15 years, and his team of three gardeners, who are seen as an extended arm of the 20 strong greenkeeping team, look after all the footpaths, watering of plants, hedge cutting, planting as well as both hard and soft landscaping on the estate. He was looking at purchasing environmentally-friendly equipment that could…

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Grounds maintenance services – Stornoway

United Kingdom-Stornoway: Grounds maintenance services 2014/S 238-419185 Contract notice Services Directive 2004/18/EC Section I: Contracting authority I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Offices, Sandwick Road Contact point(s): CX Dept For the attention of: The Chief Executive HS1 2BW Stornoway UNITED KINGDOM Telephone: +44 8456007090 E-mail: icockburn@cne-siar.gov.uk Fax: +44 1851705349 Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00262 Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for…

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Visit these beautiful botanical gardens this winter

For those of us who enjoy a decent stroll, just being in the fresh air isn’t enough – we want something worth seeing, too. So why not go garden visiting in the winter? All you need is some decent outdoor clothing, hiking boots or wellies, perhaps a favourite walking stick, plus a good garden-visiting guidebook or access to the internet to find out what’s open out of season. Places with striking garden architecture, collections of winter flowers and evergreens or superbly stocked glasshouses are especially worth a visit at this time of year. A historic house or castle makes a…

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Botanic Gardens needs love not cuts says cafe owners

The family who have run the cafe at Botanic Gardens for decades have said the park needs investment, rather than cuts. Gail and Stephen Settle said that a reduction in staff and services at the park would be short- sighted. Sefton Council is considering an extensive range of savings as it battles to cut £55m from its budget. Proposals include axeing three full-time council employees who work with Botanic Gardens volunteers to manage the gardens, closing the plant shop, outsourcing the management of the aviary and fernery, and imposing car parking charges at the car park in Verulam Road. Gail…

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Lottery cash for Peter Pan gardens

One of Scotland’s oldest cinemas and the gardens that inspired Peter Pan have each successfully bid for Lottery cash to aid their restoration. Campbeltown Picture House on the Kintyre peninsula celebrated its 100th anniversary last May and will receive £1.1 million to keep it open for film lovers for years to come. The A-listed Art Nouveau building will be restored as part of a three-year project which will see a second auditorium and a new cafe bar added. Meanwhile, Moat Brae House in Dumfries has been awarded £1.7 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Peter Pan author JM Barrie…

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The overgrown memorial ground in Stortford that’s become a garden sanctuary

A £10,000 injection of funds has enabled an overgrown historic burial ground in Bishop’s Stortford that was being used by drug-takers and rough sleepers to be transformed into a garden sanctuary for quiet reflection. The work on the Newtown Road memorial garden was carried out by landscape gardening company The Landscape Concept (TLC), from Standon, on behalf of the town council.  During the project, it was discovered that a tree had damaged the wall backing onto the Citizens Advice Bureau office in South Street. Emergency work was carried out to stabilise it and the council will be appointing a contractor…

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IOG industry awards celebrate the very best in UK Groundsmanship

More than 400 of the UK’s and Europe’s leading groundscare experts from both the professional and volunteer sector, as well as dignitaries from the governing bodies of sport and influential sports administrators, have honoured the expertise, dedication and passion of the country’s grounds profession at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) annual Industry Awards, in partnership with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA). Now in its sixth year, the prestigious ceremony at Milton Keynes’ stadium mk recognised leadership, innovation and outstanding achievement across every aspect of groundscare – from grassroots pitches to professional stadia. The awards also celebrated the…

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Dates and Venues for the Love the Plot You’ve Got masterclasses

Dates and venues are now available for the Love the Plot You’ve Got Masterclasses which take place next spring. The one day masterclasses, designed to help garden centre teams help their customers ‘love their plot’, will be run by Ian Boardman of IBBIS (UK) Ltd. Aimed at garden centre teams from the plant area, garden care and outdoor living the sessions will cover different aspects of the campaign. This will include the findings of the consumer research into what 30-45 year olds want from their outdoor spaces along with information about how the campaign is being publicised, how you can…

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