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May 26, 2018

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GroundsCare Products provides the TurfTeq grass edging machine

Leicestershire CC have just purchased a TurfTeq grass edging machine to add to the two owned by their highways contractors, Tarmac National Contracting. The machines will be used to cut back grass overhang on the county’s pathways, thus restoring them to their originally-intended width. Local authorities are showing an increasing interest in path edging as a result of European directives concerning the maintenance of footpaths to their design width. Article source

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Flower and plant photography with horticultural photographer

Master the art of flower and plant photography with Clive Nichols, one of the world’s finest horticultural photographers, on Clive Nichols’ Flower and Plant Photography Online Masterclass now bookable on global leading virtual gardening school www.my-garden-school.com. Dig into this in-depth four week virtual course and learn invaluable advice on both the practical and artistic aspects of flower and plant photography.  Using his 25 years’ experience and over 150 examples of his own flower and plant photographs, Clive helps students understand crucial aspects of horticulture photography such as lighting, composition, working indoors and outdoors and developing vision and technique.  He helps illustrate…

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McConnel to unveil a major breakthrough in flail technology at Lamma 2015

The most important breakthrough in flail development in more than a decade will be unveiled at LAMMA 2015 with the launch of McConnel’s new F14 T-flail. The F14 is the first heavy-duty T-flail which is equally adept at grass mowing, hedge-cutting, and the maintenance of mature three-year hedge growth. Featuring a larger cutting area, an innovative hollow cavity design, and a wider shank, the F14 delivers a powerful and precise cutting action and is perfect for farmers and contractors who want a versatile flail which can handle both hedge-cutting and grass mowing. Key features of the new F14 flail include:…

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National Gardening Week 13 – 19 April 2015

The countdown to National Gardening Week 2015 (13-19 April) has begun. As in previous years the RHS will be co-ordinating this national celebration of all things green and would like to invite everyone to take part. Last year hundreds of gardens, cultural organisations, museums, heritage sites, charities, individuals and businesses got involved, reaching millions across the country and encouraging them to get out and garden. The aim of National Gardening Week in 2015 is to encourage people and organisations to come together and help keep their neighbourhoods, environments and shared spaces beautiful through gardening. The tagline will be ‘Start Something…

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See SureSet Permeable Paving at the National Self Build and Renovation Show

At the end of this month, SureSet will be at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon for this popular three-day event. Specialising exclusively in resin bound paving, SureSet brings an exciting eco-friendly alternative to traditional paving to the Show. Staff from SureSet will be in the ‘Live Demonstration Arena’ every day at 11.45am showing how to mix and lay the resin bound paving and to answer questions about SureSet. SureSet will also be presenting a seminar for people interested in hearing more detailed information about SureSet products. The presentation will cover the range of materials they…

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University courses at Eden

Study for a university-level degree in Horticulture at the Eden Project Eden offers a range of university-level degrees taught at its world-famous site. These are taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, and are awarded by Plymouth University. Why study at the Eden Project? get a recognised higher education qualification, alongside hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden; study in a unique learning environment, with teaching facilities based at the Eden Project itself, renowned for its horticulture, sustainable event management, and unique approach to storytelling and interpretation; benefit from the experience of industry professionals, as…

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APL Practical Team Leader Skills Training

APL Practical Team Leader Skills Training Recruitment is one of the core issues for many landscaping companies at this current time, particularly at supervisory level. This backed with a lot of APL members looking to expand their businesses has developed the situation into a real pinch point. For many it is possible to get around this problem by training within your current workforce. Taking this approach,  you will already have a loyal and hard working staff who may just need some direction in managing people and organisational skills. The benefit of this will be to retain your staff and develop…

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IPM ESSEN 2015

The “Green Career” Will Begin at the World’s Premier Horticultural Fair Job Exchange and Supplementary Information Forum for Students IPM ESSEN will once again offer its exhibitors and visitors the exclusive service of publishing vacant and wanted jobs in the international horticultural sector free of charge on the “Green Career Wall”. It will be possible to find the notices in Hall 4A from January 27 to 30, 2015. For the first time, there will also be a supplementary Information Forum for Students. The registration functions like this: At http://www.ipm-essen.de/for-visitors/ipm-essen/programme-2015/green-career/, potential employers and employees can find corresponding forms in which they…

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Storms wreak havoc in National Trust gardens

Gardeners at the National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Garden in Wester Ross are assessing havoc caused by the recent violent storms. Trees were uprooted, paths damaged and glass smashed at the popular botanic gardens during winds of 100mph last week. Trees lost included specimens of Japanese cedar, beech, Noble fir, pine and ornamental birch. Along the garden’s Rhododendron Walk, shrubs which were planted during the time of garden founder Osgood Mackenzie have been badly affected and it is not yet clear if these can be saved. Panels in the glasshouses where important propagation work was being carried out were also smashed. Staff have…

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BALI Awards in running for an accolade of their own

Following a record-breaking Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London in December attended by over 850 BALI members and guests, the BALI National Landscape Awards are in the running for an award of their own – from the Global Conference Network, organisers of the Association Excellence Awards. A panel of 25 independent judges – all Chief Executives of leading associations – have selected the finalists across 16 categories in these prestigious awards, which highlight excellence in how associations operate and serve their members. The BALI National Landscape Awards are finalists in the Best Association Awards category, along with eight…

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