August 19, 2017

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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

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Search continues for winner of Britain in Bloom

From Aberdeen in Scotland down to St Helier in Jersey, pairs of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judges will criss-cross the country from 31 July to 11 August to assess the 78 Britain in Bloom finalists. In the 53rd year of this quintessentially British gardening competition, the judges will visit the villages, towns and cities chosen to fly the flag for their communities in the prestigious UK finals. Bloom groups will be looking to impress the judges with their planting displays, tidy streets and community spirit, in the hope of being crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places…

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Multi-million pound funding to transform town centres and neighbourhoods

London

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a new multi-million pound funding programme that will transform town centres and neighbourhoods into more attractive, accessible and people-friendly public spaces. A new £85.9m Liveable Neighbourhoods programme will give boroughs the opportunity to bid for funding for long-term schemes that encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport, in line with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets approach. The programme will provide grants of between £1m and £10m for a wide range of community-supported projects, potentially including the creation of green spaces, new cycling infrastructure, redesigned junctions and the widening…

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Chris Bowles to step down as director and shareholder of Bowles & Wyer

After nearly a quarter of a century with landscape design and build company Bowles & Wyer, co-founder Chris Bowles is stepping down as a director and shareholder. Chris Bowles and John Wyer set up Bowles & Wyer in 1993 and the successful partnership grew into the current Bowles & Wyer Group. Chris said: “After 24 successful years with Bowles & Wyer and 33 years working with John, I would like to thank, most sincerely, all my colleagues both past and present for their hard work and loyalty which has made a huge contribution to the success of Bowles & Wyer…

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New Korean garden to be planted at Eden following signing of agreement

A new Korean garden is planned for the Eden Project in Cornwall after the Korean National Arboretum signed a memorandum of understanding with Eden. A delegation led by the KNA director general Dr You-Mi Lee visited Eden on July 18 to meet with the executive team. The agreement has identified joint initiatives in conservation, training and horticulture. One project will focus on the creation of a Korean garden at the Eden Project. This will be an ecological garden illustrating Korea’s extraordinary progress in regenerating natural habitats. Both Eden and KNA share a deep commitment to conservation and championing the value…

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Boost for bees and butterflies – ten-year plan to stop decline of pollinating insects

A new strategy has been launched to make Scotland a more pollinator friendly place by protecting indigenous bee and butterfly populations. Since 1980 the number of pollinating insects in Scotland – honey bees, bumble bees, the solitary bee, butterflies and hoverflies – have declined by an estimated 51%, leading to fears of a negative impact on agriculture, food security, the economy and human health. The Pollinator Strategy calls for: the restoration and creation of flower rich habitats, greater use of green urban infrastructures, such as roof top gardens the development and use of pollinator friendly pest control new research into…

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Students and professional designers invited to design RHS gardens

For the first time, the RHS is giving horticulture students the chance to design key areas of three of its gardens – RHS Gardens Wisley, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater. In an exciting competition launching tomorrow, horticulture students across the UK can compete to design a lake view garden at Harlow Carr or learning gardens at Wisley and Bridgewater. Working with design schools and colleges students will be asked to design a learning garden at RHS Garden Wisley, which will be a space to showcase plants and inspire learning. The second learning garden to be designed by students will be at…

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The National Garden Scheme photographic competition

Calling all budding photographers and garden enthusiasts – The National Garden Scheme is running a photographic competition as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations, aimed at gardener lovers, visitors and photographers. The aim of the competition is to promote high quality and beautiful photography, whilst sharing the stunning gardens open for the National Garden Scheme. The competition is free to enter and there are multiple categories and prizes. These are: Best Overall Photo: Amateur Category – A visit to Mary Berry’s garden with four friends Best Overall Photo: Professional Category – A signed copy of Mary Berry’s latest cook book Celebrating…

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Ransomes Jacobsen wins RoSPA Gold Medal Award

The company, based in Ipswich, achieved the Gold Medal award (5 consecutive Golds) in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The award was presented during a ceremony at the ExCeL, London in June 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary. Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce…

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SureSet turns resin bound paving on its side

StepRise® is a unique product just launched by SureSet permeable paving. Ideal for commercial, self-build and refurbishment projects, the StepRise is a pre-formed step riser. SureSet developed the StepRise to provide a complete resin bound solution for external steps. Designed to be used in conjunction with a metal step nosing, to protect the exposed edge, and SureSet resin bound paving laid onto the treads of steps. StepRise is constructed of 3mm nominal sized SureSet resin bound paving on lightweight high-performance construction board that can be applied to the vertical rise of external steps. The StepRise is available in a range of…

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Flowpoint paves the way in Bilzen, Belgium

Flowpoint, part of UltraScape’s BS 7533 approved Mortar Paving System, has been used in the construction of Bilzen’s town square and new shopping precinct. Located in Limburg Belgium, Bilzen is home to over 30,000 residents and spans an area of 75.9 square kilometres. Over the past 10 years, Bilzen has undergone a transformation; a new shopping area has been created and many areas of the town have been refurbished. Supplied by Instarmac’s Belgian partner Nijst Natuursteen Bvba, Flowpoint flowable rapid set grout has been used at every stage of Bilzen’s redevelopment. Flowpoint was first used in 2006 in the refurbishment…

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