April 28, 2017

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London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring is in the air for show garden

A garden company has drafted in the help of experts in their preparations for the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The Colour Your Garden nursery, between Thirsk and Ripon, is entering a show garden designed by award-winning designer Alistair Baldwin. Entitled ‘A Spring Tapestry’ it celebrates the colours and textures of the season and includes unique pieces commissioned from Whitby-based sculptor Emma Stothard and Harrogate-based artisans Kendrews Architectural Metalwork. The plants, which are provided by the Colour Your Garden plant nursery, will then be used for a trade show at the Chelsea Flower Show in May alongside sculptor Emma Stothard. Colour…

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New John O’Conner apprenticeship partnership launched

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, has established a new and exciting training partnership with Capel Manor College for their 2017 Apprenticeship Programme offering up to 10 Amenity Horticulture Apprentice opportunities in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. Successful applicants will be invited to join our Apprentice Open Day in July and will undertake a work experience week with us in August with a view to joining our team in early September 2017. About Capel Manor: Capel Manor College is London’s leading land-based college and is delighted to be supporting the next generation of apprentices to be…

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Tobermore surpass expectation with evocative design at NI garden of reflection

When landscape architects, MWA Partnership Ltd, were seeking hard landscaping products for the City Centre Garden of Reflection project in Derry/Londonderry, a standard block paving product would not suffice due to the unique design and vision for this public realm ‘Urban Pocket Park’. Tobermore surpassed expectation with the provision of Fusion block paving. The Garden of Reflection was developed through a partnership between Inner City Trust, Derry City Council and Diverse City Community Partnership. The scheme was then funded by the PEACE III Programme through the European Union’s Regional Development fund. The objective of the project was to create an…

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The National Garden Scheme launches a new brand as it looks to extend the charity’s unique offering to a wider audience

A major overhaul has been announced by National Garden Scheme CEO George Plumptre at the charity’s annual media launch in London. The radically different branding, that celebrates the charity’s heritage and character, will underpin the new marketing strategy aimed to increase public awareness and celebrate both the gardens and the unique contribution to nursing. The National Garden Scheme is launching a new look and tone of voice for its brand as it celebrates its 90th year as a charity. Speaking about the changes to the brand, chief executive George Plumptre, said “In 2015 we carried out extensive research which helped identify…

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Gold medal and best in show for Johnsons of Whixley

BALI Registered Affiliate member  Johnsons of Whixley  teamed up with Channel 4 TV presenter Chris Myers at the RHS Cardiff Garden Flower Show, winning Best in Show and a Gold Medal. Johnsons of Whixley supplied plants to Channel 4 presenter Chris Myers’ RHS Show Cardiff garden, which this year celebrated the story of ‘Blodeuwedd’. The garden, which was open between 7th and 9th April at RHS Cardiff, featured more than £1,000 worth of ferns, ivy, blackthorn and oak, which Johnsons provided, which is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe. Chris is a guest blogger on the Johnsons website…

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Awards are in at this years RHS Flower Show Cardiff

The big winners at the annual RHS Flower Show Cardiff have been revealed, with RHS Cardiff debut designer Chris Myers scooping Gold and Best Show Garden for his homage to the legend of Blodeuwedd. About the garden RHS Judges said: “Myers has designed a charming, garden inspired by the legend of Blodeuwedd, featuring wilderness planting and an impressive thatched roof structure sure to delight visitors with it mystical atmosphere.” In the Floral Marquee Ron Scamp RHS Cardiff’s champion daffodil grower has reclaimed his title of Best Floral Exhibit for the 11th year, securing his 13th RHS gold medal at the…

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Kubota revs into action at Euromec RTV ride and drive day

Kubota UK, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of agricultural, construction and groundcare equipment, made a fast paced return to Rockingham Castle earlier this month for the eagerly anticipated Euromec customer Ride and Drive day. In its third year, 100 nationwide guests from a range of sectors including commercial, industrial, private estate and local councils were invited to enjoy off road driving experiences provided by both the Sturgess Group and Kubota UK. Speaking about the day, Peter Crewe, managing director at Euromec said: “It’s not every day that our 4×4 customers are given the opportunity to be behind the wheel…

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British florist association to mark its 100th anniversary with floral feature at RHS Chelsea

The British Florist Association has announced that it will be creating a floral stand feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May as a highlight of its 100th anniversary celebrations. The stand ‘The British Florist Association at 100’ will be staged in the heart of the floristry zone of Chelsea’s Great Pavilion, and has been designed by floristry students at BFA Member College, Moreton Morell in Warwickshire, led by its award-winning tutors Jane Benefield and Laura Leong. “What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the British Florist Association than at Chelsea, the world’s greatest flower show?” said Brian…

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Award-winning garden designer James Basson to create a garden at the RHS Chelsea flower show 2017

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M&G Investments, title sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has commissioned award-winning landscape designer James Basson as its garden designer. Taking inspiration from the unique Mediterranean landscape of Malta, the design for the M&G Garden 2017 draws on the ecological diversity and sustainability of the region, which acts a microcosm for the planet as a whole. Malta has made significant inroads into dealing with its ecological challenges, such as scarcity of water, the need to recycle and composting: challenges that we all need to consider to protect the environment. To bring this story to life, James has structured the…

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Garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell teams up with Homebase to launch garden goals campaign

Homebase has teamed up with garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell to launch its Garden Goals campaign, a 10-week challenge to help people transform their gardens into the outdoor space they’ve always wanted, in time for summer. New research from Homebase reveals that over two thirds of people (70%) would spend more time outdoors if they were happier with their garden, and that over 20% don’t have time to achieve the garden of their dreams. The Homebase Garden Goals campaign will show how even the most challenging garden makeovers can be achieved no matter how much time or experience…

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