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December 11, 2017

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Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stunning new rose garden at Lowther Castle designed by Dan Pearson now under way -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Platipus Direct has arrived -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Green Mile Trees has seen a successful start to 2016

Green Mile Trees, based in Nottinghamshire, has been lifting, twisting and loading trees since November last year. All the trees that have been lifted from the nursery are now taking pride of place in someone’s landscape, garden, park or public open spaces. The U.K. weather this season has been peculiarly warm start but otherwise wet, windy and quite wearisome. That leaves the nursery with wet, heavy soil which makes for extra fun when lifting. In amongst the wet and the wind, Green Mile has kept tabs on their total lift of over 7,000 trees. That’s an average of 80 per…

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Claire Austin Hardy Plants Nursery open days in June

Claire Austin has announced that she will be opening the Claire Austin Hardy Plants nursery and her private perennial gardens to the public for two days this summer: Saturday 04 June and Thursday 16 June 2016. Entry to the nursery in the idyllic rural location of Sarn near Montgomery in mid-Wales will be free. Visitors will be invited to wander amongst the National Plant Collections of Bearded Irises and Herbaceous Perennials and the stunning perennial borders  in Claire’s private garden, which she transformed from an open, sloping field of grass just five years ago. Claire and her team will be on…

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David Domoney leads toast at Europlants’ Open Day to mark 25th anniversary

Hatfield based nursery Europlants Ltd is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and commemorated the event with two open days. The nursery introduced more plants to its range including its extensive selection of Mediterranean plants. The open days included an Italian lunch of lasagne, venison and beef bourguignon, a charity raffle and auction. Renato Canale, owner of Europlants Ltd, said: “I have known David for many years and he’s supporting us for many years. He’s a great character, full of fun and is a very good personal friend.” The open days were dedicated to Renato’s wife, Brigitte, who sadly passed…

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Wyevale Nurseries awarded Environmental Management System certification

Staff at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have been awarded with a certificate of registration for the Environmental Management System – ISO 14001. The nursery operates an Environmental Management System which complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001 for the production and supply of container grown nursery stock for the garden centre and amenity markets. Steve Reed, container division production director, said: “We are delighted that we have once again been awarded with an Environmental Management system – ISO 14001. “We want to be environmentally responsible and ISO 14001 is very important as it is a European Standard. “ Customers…

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Bernhard’s Nurseries switches to peat free compost in production

Bernhard’s Nurseries Ltd has made the switch over to 100% peat free compost in all its own production. The group has used peat reduced media for a number of years, as well as using Melcourt potting bark to ‘top’ pots, reducing labour and herbicide usage. However it has also been trialling production in Melcourt ‘Silvamix’ peat free media, alongside existing products for the past 2 years. General manager John Marsden said: “we have been so impressed with Melcourt  Silvamix peat free compost, that we have now made the full switch to 100% peat free media across all the groups own…

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AIPH conference to prove how City Greening makes healthier, happier places

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) invites all those with an interest in making our cities healthier and happier to join them in Vancouver, California on 16-18 March 2016 for the AIPH International Green City Conference, sponsored by TD Canada. The conference will cover topics including: Using living roofs and walls to combat stormwater threats and improve health Measuring and quantifying Living Green Infrastructure assets Developing new communities using principles of green sustainability Improving society with greening New ‘Garden Cities’ Speakers from all over the world, including the USA, China, Indonesia, Netherlands and…

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Acer ‘Moonrise’: the stunning new introduction by Hillier Nurseries at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

First discovered by the acclaimed Japanese Maple specialist, Carl Munn, as a chance seedling on his Oregon nursery back in 1991, Acer shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’ will finally make its UK debut with Hillier Nurseries at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May. The great strengths of Acer ‘Moonrise’ lie in its spectacular seasonal colour and its resistance to disease and leaf burn. In spring, its new shoots emerge bright red making a beautiful contrast with the fully opened, fresh, chartreuse leaves. In summer, Acer ‘Moonrise’ is totally covered in almost fluorescent chartreuse foliage, which turns vibrant red in autumn. Carl Munn observed the plant’s growth and habit for 15 years…

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Success for Laurica Plants at IPM Essen

Laurica Plants reports on another very successful IPM Essen. They saw not only existing clients from across Europe but a number of new customers from the U.K., Ireland and Germany. New orders are currently being desptached to these countries for the new planting season. Fresh New Image Europe’s leading Laurel nursery has supported IPM Essen since 1985. Their stand had a different and modern look this time which co-incided with a new Orange Certificate which has been re-designed (pictured here). This includes a modern and short explanation on plant maintenance to ensure their material receives correct management. New website for…

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Major international companies join AIPH as Affiliate Members

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In recognition of the growing importance of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Affliate Membership has been eagerly taken up by major companies and organisations supplying and supporting the global ornamental horticulture industry. The following businesses and organisations have recently been welcomed as Affiliate Members: PRIVA – Global supplier of climate and irrigation management control technology and software. Philips – Researchers and suppliers of LED lighting technology for growers HortiAlliance – Integrated platform of suppliers of services, capital goods, consumables, seeds and cuttings to growers world-wide. Dopplemayr – Manufacturer and installer of cable car systems relevant for international horticultural…

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AIPH to identify vision for ornamental horticulture

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has launched a three year project with the aim of identifying an international vision for the ornamental horticulture industry. AIPH secretary general Tim Briercliffe said: “Globalisation has had a major impact on the ornamental horticulture industry. We have seen the traditional markets for flowers and plants slow down while at the same time production and consumption of flowers and plants in developing countries has increased rapidly both export to developed countries and to meet the growing demands of their own national markets. “It seems that the power-base for the production and market for…

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