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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Barcham Trees’ Rupert Bentley Walls to ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Trees

Barcham Trees’ sales executive Rupert Bentley Walls is taking part in a 285-mile bicycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Treees (F4T). Barcham is one of the sponsors of the event, which begins on Saturday 28 May at the Houses of Parliament and concludes on Tuesday 31 May in Paris. Barcham’s Keith Sacre had hoped to undertake the ride, but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. F4T is a registered charity which raises money for urban tree research and particularly engages school children in the value of trees. Rupert is one of seven riders who will be taking…

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Palmstead soft landscape workshop announced

“What have plants ever done for us?” Palmstead’s annual soft landscape workshop this year will focus on the health and well-being benefits of plants and how certain plants can enhance human health while others can really make people sick. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe. In the UK, 1 in 5 people suffer from ‘hay fever’ or ‘ allergic rhinitis’ and the prevalence of this and eczema in children have both trebled over the last three decades Nick Coslett, Marketing Manager at Palmstead in Wye said: “We are excited about our Soft Landscape Workshop in September – health…

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Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres strike Chelsea Gold for 71st consecutive year with landmark design by Sarah Eberle

Hillier beat challenges of new site, new design – and the weather – to keep Golden Legacy intact Chelsea history made as Sarah Eberle wins Gold in more categories than any other designer ever in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Innovation, plantsmanship and teamwork win over Chelsea judges The Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a scene of high emotion this morning as the news emerged that Hillier had secured their 71st Chelsea Gold medal in row and with it, Hillier’s status as Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor. “We are absolutely thrilled that it’s a Gold,”…

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Time To Live rose by Breast Cancer Now to showcase at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A new rose is making its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week by featuring in one of the gardens part of The Sun Flower Square. The Time To Live Rose was newly created in 2015 for Breast Cancer Now and can be seen in the Room Outside garden. The Sun Flower Square, located next to the Grand Pavilion, is an industry exhibit led by Peter Seabrook based on the successful gardening campaign ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’. The beautiful Time To Live rose will be situated right in front of the garden, displayed on either end of…

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Garden designer to speak at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

An RHS gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter will be the guest speaker at an Open Day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries (June, 2016). The Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries will take place on Thursday, 30 June and Kate Durr will be hosting a talk entitled ‘Winning with Wyevale’ all about using Wyevale plants in her RHS Malvern show garden in 2015. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted that Kate will be attending our Open Day, which is aimed at primarily our garden designers and landscape customers….

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Johnsons of Whixley launches horticulture course for landscape architects

National plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley is offering landscape architects the opportunity to gain practical skills in horticulture. The expert UK grower will be hosting a free course specifically aimed at landscape architects to broaden their knowledge of planting in the landscape. The course is open to all levels, from graduates and junior architects, right up to directors and partners working across the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to garden centres across the UK. The in-depth full day training will be led…

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Sensational summer events at Knoll Gardens

As the weather warms up there is a host of outdoor activities to look forward to at Dorset’s Knoll Gardens this summer. The season begins with a special day in celebration of National Volunteers Week. On 3 June anyone who volunteers in any capacity can visit the garden free-of-charge. All you have to do is show some proof of your volunteering status on arrival. Then, on 11 June there’s another free admission day, this time for local wildlife enthusiasts. Knoll works closely with the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) to make the garden wildlife friendly and has designated 11 June as…

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Hillier to introduce Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Bred and trialled by some of Europe’s foremost growers, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® is an exciting new introduction to the UK this year and exclusive to Hillier Nurseries. A true statement plant for the garden with its huge, rounded flowerheads and compact habit, these hydrangeas are available in subtle accent colours with a degree of sophistication rarely seen in Hydrangea macrophylla. Hillier’s plant experts have hand-selected a range of six of the most beautiful colours in the series to suit every planting scheme – (pictured clockwise from top left) Rose, Champagne, Deep Pink, White, Lilac and Pink. The flowerheads are carried…

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AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017 entries now open

Growers of ornamental finished plants and trees are encouraged to show the world how good they are by entering the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017. In partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the awards recognise best practice in horticultural production. In addition to a category for ‘Finished Plants and Trees’ there are also categories for ‘Young Plants’ and ‘Cut Flowers and Foliage’. Winning the gold finished plants and trees award in 2016 was Costa Farms, USA, that went on to become the overall 2016 IGOTY winner. Silver went to Majestic…

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Fordingbridge selected to build bespoke pavilion for Hillier at Chelsea

The dominant structural feature of this year’s landmark Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is set to be the striking open-sided pavilion, which will frame the view across the waterfall to the planting beyond. Designed by Hillier’s guest designer, Sarah Eberle, the pavilion has been manufactured in West Sussex by the specialist  design and build team at Fordingbridge plc. This bespoke garden room is made of a granite-grey powder-coated steel frame inlaid with iroko wood slats and weighs a staggering five tonnes. It will take two articulated lorries to transport the flat-packed structure from Chichester to the Chelsea…

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