November 19, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

South West Growers Show focuses on key regional trade

South West Growers Show

As plans intensify ahead of the opening of the South West Growers Show (SWGS) at the Matford Centre, Exeter on Wednesday 4 October, both exhibitors and organisers are focusing on the importance of reaching the key regional horticultural, turfcare and amenity trade across the South West and surrounding counties. SWGS is not only retaining its focus as the South West’s only trade show aimed at growers and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres and retail outlets, but has expanded its focus to cover the cross-over amenity, landscape and turf-care industries. “Visitors to SWGS this year will have access to a…

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Horticultural nursery helps Maggie’s Centre garden blossom

Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial has supplied plants to a new garden, built in the grounds of Maggie’s Centre in Oldham. Maggie’s Centre offers practical, emotional and social support for those with cancer, along with their family and friends. The structure and space were designed by dRMM, under the guidance of garden designer Rupert Muldoon. It was planted by Wrights Landscapes. The garden will provide a peaceful and beautiful setting for people with cancer, friends and family members to relax and reflect. Johnsons of Whixley supplied a selection of shade tolerate herbaceous, edible and screening plants. Johnsons of Whixley area…

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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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