November 18, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Heritage Lottery Fund Report – Public parks under threat

New report from the Heritage Lottery Fund reveals growing risk that could see parks become run down ‘no go areas’ or even sold Today, the Heritage Lottery Fund has published State of UK Public Parks 2014: Renaissance to risk? its first report to comprehensively review the condition and management of the UK’s public parks.  Two decades of public and Lottery investment has ensured that the majority of UK parks are in better condition, but unless future funding is generated in new ways, parks are at serious risk of rapid decline and even being sold off and lost to the public…

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HTA: A return to an ‘average’ season

This spring has seen a return to an ‘average’ season according to many businesses across the industry helped by more usual weather patterns, compared with the previous two years. The latest figures from the HTA Garden Retail Monitor published in HTA Market Update show that garden retail sales are currently ahead by 21% (to the end of May) compared with 2013. This follows a buoyant March which saw garden centre sales up a whopping 77% on March 2013, followed by April which was 21% up and then a modest May which was 2% ahead. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments,…

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‘Welcome To My Garden’ a new Sky 1 TV series

Brought to you from the makers BBC2’s ‘The Great British Garden Revival’ and are currently making a brand new series on Sky 1 ‘Welcome to My Garden’ a series which explores Britain and Ireland’s beautiful private gardens.  They’re casting for people who would like to showcase their stunning, imaginative or unique gardens to the nation, no matter what style, shape or size. Does your garden represent peace & tranquility?  Is your garden fit for entertaining?  Are you the proud owner of a National Collection? Perhaps it’s a tropical paradise or has an impressive prize winning fruit & veg patch? They are…

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John O’Conner presents Long Service Award

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to award recent Long Service Awards to staff on their Bedfordshire County Council & Leicester County Council schools contracts for 10 years service.  The family run business’s Contracts Director, Ian Pitkin, established its Long Service Award in 2006 to appreciate the milestones of 10, 20 and 30 years’ service. To date, John O’Conner has awarded over 70 long service awards. The Directors presented the staff with their requested gift in recognition of their experience and 10 years of…

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efig elects new committee

efig’s 13th AGM took place at Kew Gardens last week and resulted in the election of a new and shuffled committee full of enthusiasm and energy.  Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Design stays in office as Chairman for a second year while Carole Pluckaard Johnston of Dutch supplier to the industry, Koberg BV takes up the role of Member and Social Secretary and Joanna Hargreaves remains Treasurer. Ian, Carole and Joanna are enthusiastic about taking efig forward. They are also excited to be joined by Chris Jenkin of Enterprise Plants who takes on the important supporting role as Vice…

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Quadron Services and volunteers restore community orchard

Grounds maintenance company, Quadron Services was delighted to work in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough in Bloom, Transition Loughborough, local residents and volunteers to plant eight new apple trees for the Community Orchard at Gorse Covert Hill, Loughborough. Quadron’s Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, was pleased to be able to donate the maiden apple trees on behalf of Bernard Sheridan, Quadron’s new Contract Manager for Charnwood Borough Council’s recently outsourced Open Spaces Contract.  The apple trees, which included popular varieties such as Cox’s Orange Pippin, James Grieve and Egremont Russet, were to replace young trees that had been vandalised…

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Daisy Burgoyne wins RHS Chelsea ‘Young Florist of the Year’

Daisy Ellen Burgoyne, 22, from Flowers at Frosts in Milton Keynes has been crowned winner of the RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year 2014 award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The competition required florists aged 16-25 to design and create a ‘fantasy floral dress’, to be worn at a crystal themed ball, with the criteria stating that two thirds of the dress should be made from fresh flowers and plant materials. With a number of stunning creations catching the judges’ eye, Daisy saw off stiff competition from some of the most talented young…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Press Day

It seems that for once, our green and often rainy island has been blessed with some unexpected sunshine, more specifically a mid-May heatwave which has beamed hot sun down on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for all important press and judging day. I have to say I can hardly imagine how it could get busier, although I’m told it does, today’s first day where both press and celebrities are invited to get first views of the gardens, and a chance to catch up with designers and contractors, was busy and bustling. The contractors and designers were no doubt very happy…

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TIGERTURF SERVES UP NEW PLAYING SURFACE FOR NEWLANDS LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Thanks to leading artificial turf manufacturer, TigerTurf UK, one of Scotland’s top tennis clubs, Newlands Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) in Glasgow, has successfully completed a comprehensive upgrade of its tennis courts to allow the club’s players to benefit from a premium quality playing surface. After an extensive and competitive tender process, TigerTurf’s Advantage Pro surface, which offers a 29 percent longer life span compared to other artificial surfaces, was installed by specialist sports surfacing contractor, Ecosse Sports. Covering a total area of 4200m2, which spans seven full-sized courts, the Advantage Pro installation provides a high-quality, all-weather surface designed to benefit…

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Ana Tzarev creates unique artwork to welcome visitors at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Artist Ana Tzarev has created a public artwork that, in a unique first, will sit at the Bull Ring entrance of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 for the duration of the event. Possessing Tzarev’s distinctive style, ‘Peace’ is a four-metre fiberglass sculpture of a lily; surrounded by blue Salvias (flowers), giving the impression of water. The sculpture will stand at the main gates, decorating the entrance of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Chelsea Embankment; the sculpture will be in place from May 5th and for the entirety of the show, up until May 28th. The sculpture is part…

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