April 27, 2017

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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 prestigious Judge’s Commendation for a third year in a row, plus eight Gold Leaf Awards at eFig’s 13th Annual Awards -

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

Planning application for new Basingstoke garden town -

Monday, April 24, 2017

London Stone team up with Turf Group -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Paxman Landscapes ‘fresh start’ garden at Harrogate 2017

This year’s Paxman Landscapes Harrogate Show Garden creation will be a truly beautiful garden interpretation of the Pantone Colour of the Year: Greenery. Designing and building their fourth Show Garden at Harrogate, three of which received Gold awards, the “Fresh Start” landscape is the boldest yet from the Paxman Landscapes team. The concept, design, planning, management and construction this year is once again made easier by the fantastic support, generosity, patience and encouragement from sponsors, including DELIVITA, a new company whose exciting table-top wood-fired pizza ovens are inspired by Italy, but made in Yorkshire.  Paxman Landscapes are also working with Marshalls…

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Limagrain’s Colour Splash trial site brightens the horizon

In the south of Lincoln lies a sight to behold – a plot of land covered in an array of magnificent colourful flower species. From a distance it may look like a Van Gough masterpiece on the horizon but for those that are in the know, they will be well aware that it is in fact the Limagrain Colour Splash trial site. Over the past few years, Limagrain UK’s range of Colour Splash flower mixtures have been used in a broad range of landscape and amenity areas throughout the UK. The much loved brand was first established over ten years…

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Ross pavilion international design competition shortlist announced

• 125 teams (made up of 400 individual firms) entered the competition with over half the submissions coming from overseas • Seven finalist teams will now create concept designs for a new landmark Pavilion, a visitor centre, and subtle updates to the listed West Princes Street Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh • Finalists include celebrated and emerging talent and feature international collaborations • Writer Alexander McCall Smith CBE FRSE and architect Ada Yvars Bravo to join jury The Ross Development Trust in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the seven finalist teams who…

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AIPH approves ‘Garden of civilisation’ expo in Turkey

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has approved an application from the region of Hatay in Turkey to host a ‘B Class’ International Horticultural Exhibition in 2021. Expo 2021 Hatay was approved by AIPH on 23 January 2017. With a theme of ‘Garden of Civilisations’ the Expo will take place in Hatay, Turkey from April to October 2021. It will cover around 30 hectares and is expected to attract 2.5 million visitors. Hatay has a unique, diverse and ancient history. The region includes the ancient city of Antakya (Antioch) which has for centuries provided a place for different races…

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Publication of Dame Margaret Hodge’s review into the garden bridge

The Mayor of London has published Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s report on the Garden Bridge. The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, commissioned Dame Margaret to undertake the review in October 2016. The review did not seek to address whether the Garden Bridge is a good idea. It did assess whether value for money was being secured from the public sector contribution and it examined the policies, procedures adopted to implement the Garden Bridge Project and the conduct of those involved. Some of the key conclusions of the report include: Decisions on the Garden Bridge were driven more by electoral cycles than value…

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London Stone now offering free nationwide delivery

London Stone has announced that it is now offering free nationwide delivery on Porcelain and Sawn Paving orders above £500. Managing director of the London & Home Counties based supplier Steven Walley said: “Clients don’t like delivery charges and it’s not just because of the cost. Clients like things to be clear and delivery costs are the exact opposite. Messy! We spent a long time looking for ways to provide our clients with a clear and transparent delivery policy but it was really difficult. Then we had the idea to scrap delivery costs altogether, it just made sense for everybody….

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Giant ginger discovered on Bougainville Island named at last

Any suggestion that a species not previously known to science must be small and insignificant has been blown away by new research officially describing a mighty 5m tall ginger. Now, Etlingera frederikii has been named in honour of the Crown Prince of Denmark, a decade after first catching the attention of a Danish botanist – based in Scotland – undertaking fieldwork at the western reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Dr Axel Dalberg Poulsen, a botanist from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), and collaborators from Papua New Guinea Forest Research came across an unusual specimen growing in the wilds of…

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Statement regarding RHS garden bridgewater

A spokesperson for the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS said: “We are delighted that Salford City Council has today granted planning permission in principle for RHS Garden Bridgewater. This means that this exciting and inspirational project, which will provide huge benefit to the local area, has passed another key stage. “The proposals include designs for a new Welcome Building at the 154-acre site, from architects Hodder+Partners, who were invited to design a world-class visitor centre which will provide a gateway to the gardens, as well as designs for the reuse of existing buildings for catering, garden centre and retail purposes. Other…

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RHS Malvern spring festival commissions floral fountain by Jonathan Moseley

Award-winning florist and BBC Two’s Big Allotment Challenge host, Jonathan Moseley, has been commissioned to design a spectacular Floral Fountain for the new Shopping Arcade launching this year at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. His show-stopping design will evoke the Victorian era and supports this year’s theme, celebrating Malvern’s fashionable spa heritage. British flower ambassador and president of the North of England horticultural society, Jonathan, brings his extensive industry knowledge, skills and presentation techniques to the show, with the Floral Fountain marking the first of its kind to be created. The extraordinary design will be a centrepiece within the Shopping…

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Pro Landscaper’s Manchester Supplement

Welcome to Pro Landscaper’s Manchester Supplement, part of out series of regional focuses. Covering the landscaping businesses and green environment of this diverse region with its vast array of challenges and opportunities. In this supplement, Pro Landscaper speaks to industry professionals including Charlotte Atherton of Inleaf and Nick Abbott of Beech Landscapers about the development of their businesses in the region and why they are thriving. Director of Landstruction, award-winning landscaping industry, David Binks discusses their activities in the north, recruitment and his core beliefs in terms of staff. We ask Paul Butler, owner of domestic landscaping specialist, Butler Landscapes,…

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