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

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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Provender Nurseries releases new trade catalogue for 2016

Provender Nurseries has released its new trade price catalogue for 2016 and includes its new enhanced sundries range. It lists landscaping products and is the ideal tool for use in or out of the office when quoting and applying for tenders. The nursery supplies all branches of the horticulture industry, including designers, landscapers, contractors, local councils, property developers, allotment societies, schools, tree surgeons and grounsdmen. Based in Swanley, Kent, the nursery began trading in January 2013 as a result from a merger of Wyevale East Nurseries and East Horticulture and supplies all over the south east, home counties and London….

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Glendale Horticulture has strengthened its position as a leading supplier within the horticulture industry

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Glendale Horticulture, the Parkwood Holdings subsidiary, has strengthened its position as a leading supplier within the horticulture industry by consolidating its three nurseries to fall under the Glendale Horticulture brand. The company acquired Coblands in Kent in 2006, RA Merediths Nurseries in Fretherne Gloucestershire in July 2013 and Mahood Brothers in Lathom Lancashire in November 2014 and employs over 250 people. Collectively the nurseries benefit from over 100 years experience, producing over 18 million plants per annum including bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, trees, shrubs, perennials and herbaceous products for the amenity and retail market. By centralising its administration, finance, logistics…

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