October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BALI secures top industry sponsors for latest sales campaigns launching this November

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is set to launch two major sales campaigns this autumn targeting both public and trade through a series of traditional and digital marketing channels. For the first time in BALI’s 45-year history, the leading UK trade association for landscape professionals will be launching its inaugural public sales campaign, utilising both digital and traditional methods of marketing, which is proudly sponsored by BALI Registered Affiliate member Gabriel Ash. Gabriel Ash confirmed their support for the public campaign, which launches on 1 November, in a deal that will see the luxury UK greenhouse manufacturer and…

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TigerTurf appoints new sales manager for Middle East

TigerTurf has strengthened its bid to capitalise on the growth of the global artificial grass market, with the appointment of Joddy Murray-Bruce as Middle East sales manager. Joddy has been tasked with building the presence of the TigerTurf brand in the Middle East, and will be responsible for all sales activity across the region. With a proven track record of delivering significant sales growth for other organisations within the manufacturing sector, Joddy is expected to bring a wealth of technical sales experience to the role, as well as a familiarity with artificial grass developed during a spell as a semi-professional…

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Dreamscape Gardens appears in ‘Bee Resistant’ campaign

Dan Newby, managing director of Dreamscape Gardens in Stockport, shares his story: “As a professional gardener I’m outside for most of the day, so obviously am more at risk of stings than your average office-bound worker. I’d suffered a few wasp and bee stings that seemed more painful than you’d expect, but hadn’t thought much of it at the time, unaware of the potentially life-threatening risks of venom anaphylaxis. Then a couple of years ago I suffered a dangerously severe reaction to a wasp sting. I was trimming a hedge, when I felt a severe pain in the back of…

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National Park Authorities, Broads Authority and AONB Conservation Boards appointments

Environment Secretary Michael Gove makes appointments to the National Park Authorities, the Broads Authority and an AONB Conservation Board. Appointments to England’s National Park Authorities, the Broads Authority and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board have been made by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove. National Park Authority members have a primary responsibility to ensure that the Authority furthers the statutory purposes of the Park. Ten members have recently been appointed for four-year terms (ending June 2021) on the following National Park Authorities and Broads Authority: Broads Authority: Bruce Keith Dartmoor: Peter Harper…

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Industry award for Glendale community garden

Green services provider Glendale has been bestowed with a prestigious award which recognises excellence in the landscaping industry. The company has scooped a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Award in the community and schools development category, for its work to create a community garden in Enfield. BALI supports professional landscapers, garden designers and suppliers to help promote an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape industry. Glendale was tasked with creating the garden by Enfield Council, in order to breathe new life into a neglected urban space on Monmouth Road in Edmonton. A team of three specialists created…

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Planning permission for £300m Lewes Road and Barracks regeneration scheme

Brighton & Hove Planning Committee has granted approval for the £300m regeneration of Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus, which will create over 1500 jobs, hundreds of new homes and attract over £500m into the city over the next ten years. Brighton & Hove City Council received over 400 letters of support from members of the local community and business leaders in the city for the application. Richard Upton, deputy chief executive of U+I, said: “This is a major milestone for the Preston Barracks project, one of the largest and most ambitious regeneration projects to have been…

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‘Candy coloured’ Zinnia wins RHS People’s Choice Award

A Zinnia with petals that transition from deep purple to pale pink and white has seen off competition from more than 100 other plants to be voted best new variety for 2017. Candy coloured ‘Zany Rose Picotee’ won the RHS People’s Choice Awards as red and pink floral displays dominate this year’s list. The public were invited to vote for their favourite new variety – newly bred variations of a plant – from 108 trialled at RHS Garden Wisley’s five acre trials site this year. The runners up were Celosia argentea var. cristata ‘Dragon’s Breath’ and Ipomoea ‘Party Dress’. Visitors…

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Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546m project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland. The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas. The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is believed town planners put it underground just after WWII. The…

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Mount Stuart launches Horticulture Apprentice Scheme

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Mount Stuart, in partnership with University of Highlands and Islands – Argyll College apprenticeship scheme, is now open for applications for the 2017 Horticulture Apprentice programme. The two-year course, combining practical experience in one of Scotland’s finest gardens and college-based learning, is primarily aimed at ages 16-20 and is the ideal way to begin a career in horticulture. As apprentice gardeners, the successful applicants will be paid a salary to gain hands-on experience and earn recognised qualifications. The apprentices will be based at Mount Stuart, and the ‘off the job’ training will be located at Argyll College, Rothesay Campus, which…

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Wheelchair swing first for Swansea’s Victoria Park

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A new piece of play equipment specifically designed for children who use wheelchairs is to be installed in a park in Swansea. The swing will be built next to the existing children’s area in Victoria Park near the Guildhall. It allows children to play on the swing without having to leave their wheelchair and will be the first of its kind in a public park in Swansea. Swansea Council is installing the specialist equipment but is looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost. The park was chosen after extensive consultation with parents because it is flat, central to…

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