August 17, 2017

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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

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries say the shrub is back

Wyevale

Wyevale Nurseries has recently announced that it has seen growth in 2016 and 2017 so far of more than 10% each year on its shrub category after several years of decline. The Hereford-based company has seen significant increases in reserves for 2018 already placed for shrubs with a number of general A-Z lines already selling out. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “This is fantastic news and shows shrubs are making a comeback. There is a demand from retailers and from the amenity market too. Flagship shrub ranges for us include the Hydrangea such as the…

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Local nursery helps National Trust at Studley Royal restore its 18thc garden

National Trust

The National Trust at Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is preparing to restore an important element of its 300-year-old Georgian garden with the help of a local nursery. Since 1983 Johnsons of Whixley, based in York, has been supplying specimen container grown hedging plants to the World Heritage Site to replace its yew ‘bosquet’ hedges which have become overgrown causing them to lose their formal appearance. The work is part of a massive programme of works that has been taking place at the Studley Royal water garden. Since taking over the site from North Yorkshire CC…

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Sevenoaks plant nursery awarded Silver-Gilt

nursery

The recent heatwave has produced problems this year for the country’s growers with crops flowering and finishing earlier than expected. Despite this William Dyson, curator at Great Comp Garden in Platt, was awarded a coveted Silver-Gilt medal by the RHS for his salvia exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show yesterday. William, a star in his own right in the salvia world, nurtured the award winning salvia plants at his nursery at Great Comp Garden in Platt. William said: “We are delighted with our medal, especially as we had to do a last minute change to our design;…

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Time is running out to apply for Wyevale’s management programme

Wyevale

Graduates are being reminded this month to apply for Wyevale Nurseries’ two-year Management Trainee Programme. The in-house programme covers all areas of the business and the company is calling for graduates not to miss their opportunity to enter this year with the deadline for applications soon approaching on 31 May. Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Our Management Trainee Programme is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is keen to start a career in nursery production. It is open to graduates of all degree disciplines, preferably relating to horticulture, crop based agriculture and the sciences, in particular biology….

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Green light for spring sales at Laurica Plants

Laurica

Jabbeke-based Laurica Plants reports its nursery fields are looking greener as spring marked the transfer of its premier baytrees to the outdoors, though younger plants remain in the greenhouses as they are more fragile. Existing customers should now be feeding and watering their plants to ensure these high quality baytrees remain in prime condition. In the past few weeks, the plants can be seen beginning to flower, but this doesn’t last long. The flowers are now becoming brown and will soon fall. After the first growing season, this leading nursery will have many sizes available at the beginning of June. Laurica Plants…

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Hillier showing support for The Silver Line

Hillier

Hillier is once again joining forces with The Silver Line charity, raising funds through the sale of two striking Lavender varieties. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line’, a popular line introduced at Chelsea Flower Show 2016, is once again available along with a delightful new variety, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line Blue’. For every plant sold, Hillier will donate £1 to the charity. The Silver Line charity, set up by Dame Esther Rantzen, operates the only national, free confidential helpline for lonely isolated older people that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Last year, the…

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Wyevale Nurseries trainees given helping hand from The Rainy Day Trust

trainees

Two management trainees at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford have each been given a grant from a charity this month to help with their transport costs. Chris King and Kyle Ross, who both live in Hereford and work at Wyevale Nurseries, were each presented with £500 from The Rainy Day Trust, which is based in Birmingham. Steve Pandeli, head of supply chain operations at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who work and have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, which includes garden…

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Hillier’s RHS Chelsea by numbers

Chelsea

Ever wondered what goes into planning and installing an award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden? Every millimetre of a show garden is meticulously thought through and each aspect has to be carried out with military precision. As Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor, no company knows this better than Hillier, who will this year be seeking its 72nd consecutive gold medal. The Chelsea judges have a fine eye for detail so every little thing has to be absolutely perfect and according to the plan, as Hillier’s lead designer, Sarah Eberle knows all too well: “I have been known to lose best in…

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Hillier Nurseries announces wholesale sales team following restructure

Hillier Nurseries has introduced a new Wholesale Sales team, following a recent restructure within the department. The senior sales management team are Charlotte Hasaka, Peter Henshaw, Adam Dorber and Andy Tindale. They all have a wealth of plant knowledge and industry experience, drawn from the areas of wholesale, retail, selling, buying, production, growing, marketing and distribution. The four managers will be ably supported by the team of sales executives and administrators working at Hillier Head Office in Ampfield, near Romsey in Hampshire. Commercial head of wholesale Sarah Mills affirmed that the appointments are part of an on-going development programme across…

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Wyevale Nurseries tree sales up by 22%

Wyevale

One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently announced its tree sales were up 22% year on year from August 2016 until the end of January 2017. Wyevale Nurseries tree sales have been driven by domestic landscapers and landscape contractors, who it says are concerned with biosecurity. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “One of the buzz words in the industry at the moment is biosecurity and ensuring that plant stock is coming from a known source without the danger of importing pests or diseases. “Trees are a particularly sensitive subject when it comes to biosecurity….

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