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

RHS bans nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from shows

RHS

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) received its trade application pack this week, for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, and an accompanying ‘Stop Press’ notification was included from the RHS, detailing how it will be banning nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from the event, and all subsequent shows throughout the 2018 season. Exhibitors have been warned that only British-grown hebe, rosemary, oleander, olives, lavender, polygala, coffee, Spanish broom and prunus will be allowed. In the letter, the RHS confirmed the nine species would be “propagated from seed in the UK or having been grown in the UK for a…

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Gardeners recognised in Chester’s Best competition

Green-fingered gardeners have been recognised for their work in ensuring their town is an attractive place to live and visit. Winners of the first ‘Chester’s Best’ competition, which was organised by Durham County Council and Chester-le-Street and District AAP, were announced last week at a ceremony held at the Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground. In the Residential Garden category, 14 gold awards were handed out, while six people were given silver gilt, eight received silver and one took home bronze. A gold award was also presented to Newfield and Pelton Lane Ends Residents Association in the Group category while Waldridge in…

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Own a piece of RHS Chelsea Flower Show history

Chelsea

A charity online auction is giving 13 lucky people the chance to own a piece of RHS Chelsea Flower Show history, at the same time as raising valuable funds for Wessex Cancer Trust. The online auction is the culmination of a very successful ‘Memory Tree’ project by Hillier Nurseries, whose charity partner is Wessex Cancer Trust. Hillier has exhibited at Chelsea for almost a century and has a record-breaking 72 gold medals. With so many amazing memories connected to the show, the ‘Memory Tree’ was created so visitors at the 2017 show could share their treasured garden memories too. At…

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Bournemouth’s iconic seafront undergoes further enhancement works

Bournemouth

Transformation of Pier Approach continues this month when the second phase of improvement works get underway as part of Bournemouth’s ongoing commitment to developing a world class seafront. The regeneration of this key seafront gateway is a continuation from the initial £4m investment scheme delivered in the winter of 2014/15 on the eastern side of Pier Approach. This next phase, which is expected to be complete in spring 2018, will focus on the western side and is being funded from a £1.9m grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. Works include extending the public realm surfacing, providing additional landscaping and…

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Ten Streets public consultation to begin

public consultation

A major public consultation on the proposed dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands is set to begin in Liverpool next week. The six-week long event will be inviting feedback on the draft masterplan which includes establishing a creativity district in the Ten Streets area of north Liverpool, which could generate up to 2,500 new jobs. Liverpool City Council’s cabinet have approved the draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) and the public consultation will launch at 10am, on Tuesday 10 October at the Titanic Hotel in Stanley Dock, which lies within the city’s World Heritage Site. Business, residents and members…

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Birmingham Design Guide to inspire innovation in development

Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has launched the first stage in the production of a comprehensive design guide for the city that will help steer all future development. With unprecedented levels of investment in both infrastructure and new development, the city council wants to ensure this is not only high quality but inclusive, sustainable and connected. To help achieve this, the council is creating a new Birmingham Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to steer and guide all future development across the city, from tall buildings in the city centre, to residential schemes in the suburbs, and industrial developments in the city’s…

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Central Scotland Green Network launches Community Woodlands Survey

Scotland

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched the CSGN Community Woodlands Survey and is calling on the support of the public and local groups across Central Scotland who are managing or creating their own woodland. The organisation is working to create a better connected community woodlands network to allow local groups to support and learn from each other in order to safeguard and develop these valuable community resources. Amy Davidson, community development officer at CSGNT, said: “It is important to protect our community woodlands which make an important contribution through providing a local greenspace which supports improved physical…

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Kubota UK shares future vision and Stage V strategy

Kubota

Over 50 key independent dealer and distributor customers recently attended Kubota UK’s 2017 Engines Conference, held at Mercedes Benz World, home of the famous Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey. The conference – entitled ‘Kubota – The Answer’, gave Kubota UK’s Engines Division the opportunity to share its future vision and the plans that the world class manufacturer of industrial diesel and dual fuel engines has put in place to surpass Stage V emissions standards, due to come into force in 2019/20. Delegates learnt more about Kubota Corporation’s commitment to being a global major brand at the conference and gained a…

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Thrive Birmingham starts prison gardening programme

Thrive

In November, horticultural therapists from Thrive Birmingham will start a gardening programme for prisoners with a mental illness at HM Prison Hewell. Funded by *Health in justice, Thrive will work with prisoners with mental health support needs in the prison garden once a week for a year. Amanda Fields, regional manager for Thrive in Birmingham, said: “The prison already has a good outside space and we are looking forward to working with inmates who are not in the best of health, helping them reap the benefits structured gardening can bring. “We will be working in small groups and the prisoners…

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Managing director to be appointed to garden community role

garden communities

One of the UK’s leading exponents of garden communities is to be appointed as managing director of North Essex Garden Communities Ltd (NEGC). Richard Bayley, recently project director for the Manydown development and Western Basingstoke Garden City projects in Hampshire will join NEGC full time in December. John Spence CBE, chairman of NEGC said: “Over the last two years the NEGC programme has continued to progress, receiving over £1m in funding from Government and gaining recognition for the innovative approach being taken. “Our expectations and the vision we have set out is bold, and it follows that we have the…

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