August 19, 2017

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How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New look for Motherwell site

Landscaping work to create an attractive public space on Windmillhill Street in Motherwell has been completed. New paving, shrubs, trees and planters along with benches and street lighting have all be installed at the site outside the health centre. The idea for the £73,000 project came from a public consultation, called a charrette, to identify ways of improving Motherwell town centre. “This site is a busy area with people using the health centre as well as the local shops, and is one of the main routes into the town centre,” said Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Housing…

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Camden Highline smashes crowdfunding target

A crowdfunding campaign for the Camden Highline has raised £64k, almost double its initial target a month after beginning. The campaign benefitted from a wave of support including the Mayor of London Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Camden Market, who joined over 300 residents, community groups and businesses who donated to the campaign. The project, a rival to New York’s iconic High Line, would link the world-famous Camden Market with the recently redeveloped King’s Cross area by transforming an 0.8km disused railway line in Camden into a new public park and garden walk. The money raised will be used…

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FÖRST to showcase full range at Confor Woodland Show

Först, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high performance and robust woodchippers, is set to showcase its complete range of wheeled, tracked and PTO machines, including the new ST6 P petrol model, at this year’s Confor Woodland show at Longleat Estate. The ST6 P, Först’s first sub 750kg woodchipper, was launched to the UK market earlier this year and is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines. Powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, the compact and lightweight woodchipper matches the strength and performance that users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines….

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Waverley Borough Council has six parks flying Green Flags

Blackheath Common, Broadwater Park in Farncombe, Farnham Park, Frensham Great Pond and Common and the Lammas Lands and Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming, are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Farnham Park, which has received the award for the fifth time, is a medieval deer park within walking distance…

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Royal Horticultural Society judges come to Oldham

Oldham is one of 78 finalists competing for the coveted Gold award in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) national Britain in Bloom competition. On Monday 31 July the RHS judges visited Oldham. They went on a tour of the borough taking in areas including the Saddleworth villages, Austerlands, Waterhead and Oldham town centre. This year the Council accepted the nomination to enter into the Champions of Champions category in the Britain in Bloom UK Finals thanks to their outstanding work in the past years. There are only six other places competing in the Champions of Champions category. The nomination…

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Unscientific advice putting UK at risk from Japanese Knotweed

Cowboy businesses pushing ‘quick-fix’ treatments for infestations of the highly destructive Japanese knotweed plant are exposing homeowners and businesses to legal and financial risks. August in the United Kingdom is peak growth season for knotweed, as data from Bristol University’s PlantTracker app shows the weed now covers most of the country. There is a risk, however, that by the end of the year the most effective treatment will no longer be available to experts. The European Union are currently debating whether to renew a licence allowing the use of glyphosate in the EU, which could have a major impact on…

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Mitchell & Associates specify full Tobermore paving solution for lavish Dublin development

Situated on the southern banks of the River Liffey overlooking Phoenix Park, Clancy Quay is a luxurious new housing development in Islandbridge, Dublin, from Kennedy Wilson Europe. Irish landscape architecture firm, Mitchell & Associates, was assigned the task of designing the external landscape surrounding the 46 designer apartments and townhouses on site which have replaced the historic Clancy Barracks. With the landscape consisting of vast, spacious gardens and courtyards, the design process was challenging, however, Tobermore helped make the job much easier for Mitchell & Associates with the provision of high quality hard landscaping products. Axel Hens, Associate at Mitchell &…

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M&N Horticulture Ltd cultivates 20 years of growth

Norfolk based M&N Horticulture Ltd were delighted to be celebrating their 20th anniversary on 4 August 2017. Established in rural Wymondham in 1997 by Martin and Nicky Wood, M&N Horticulture Ltd continues to offer creative landscape design, construction and maintenance across Norfolk and Suffolk. Martin & Nicky both have a daily hands-on approach in the company, whilst looking for new ideas and both are looking forward for the future. A family-run company with the ability to handle high quality landscape construction projects, M&N Horticulture are proud to be long standing members and accredited by the APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) and BALI…

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New pop-up pavilion transforms Victoria Gardens this Summer

This summer Victoria Gardens in the heart of Leeds city centre will be transformed into a pop-up pavilion and playspace for two weeks from 12-28 August. Park Here & Play is a large-scale ambitious project and realised through a collaboration with Leeds City Council, DLA Design and Leeds Art Gallery and other partners building on the success of previous interventions in the city centre. Park Here & Play will start the countdown to the Leeds Art Gallery re-opening in October 2017 and aims to create a relaxing, creative and inviting space that inspires residents, workers, visitors, children and families. This…

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High flying fundraisers raise money for HortAid

Last weekend three fundraisers raised almost £3,000 for HortAid, Perennial’s annual fundraising campaign. Two brave thrill-seekers, Manoj Malde and Gillian Goodson, took to the skies to skydive over Wiltshire, while Brian Hawtin walked an epic 100km in under 24 hours, all to raise money for the charity that is dedicated to helping horticulturists in times of need. Manoj and Gillian, both garden designers, leapt out of a plane at 15,000ft from Netheravon Airfield near Salisbury, both smashing their fundraising targets with more money still coming in. Manoj Malde of Couture Gardens Ltd explains his reasons for taking part: “I am reaching a…

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