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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Petunia ‘NightSky®’ takes the starring role

New, award-winning Petunia brings the galaxy to gardens and balconies. This brand new petunia is set to be the talk of the gardening world. Plant it this season to add a whole new dimension to the garden. Petunia ‘NightSky®’ is a real breakthrough in plant breeding, offering beautiful, rich purple flowers, generously seasoned with starry white freckles. This newcomer has already taken home both the Award for Best Bedding or Pot Plant at the Four Oaks Trade Show and the prestigious FleuroStar Award, given by Fleuroselect to the ‘winner with the wow factor’. Starring role – Green Inspiration Petunia ‘NightSky®’…

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Business to team up with scientists to tackle Phytophthora

Nursery managers and other plant traders are being invited to take part in scientific research into Phytophthora infections in the trade. A consortium of scientists led by the Forestry Commission’s Forest Research agency are inviting those involved in the plant trade to help in the Phyto-Threats Project. The project complements a ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign by the Forestry Commission and partners to promote good biosecurity practice at work to minimise the spread of plant pests and diseases. Dr Sarah Green, senior forest pathologist at Forest Research, explained: “As people in the trade are well aware, our plant trade and natural environments…

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£2M pledged to safeguard Britain’s trees as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative

Two new projects have received a share of £2M for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI). This multi-disciplinary initiative brings together biological, environmental, and social scientists to support the future health and resilience of the UK’s forests and woodland in the face of increasing pressures. Several new tree pests and pathogens have emerged to threaten UK trees in recent years, with plant imports and climate change often implicated in their spread. Research that will conserve trees, woodlands and forests has the potential to be greatly beneficial…

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2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens next month

The 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens on 29 April until 16 October 2016, in Tangshan, China. This is an A2/B1 exhibition approved by AIPH. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Tangshan Earthquake, the expo will demonstrate the vital role of greening cities with a theme of ‘City and Nature, Phoenix Nirvana’. Other aspects include fashion gardening, environmental protection, low-carbon lifestyles and harmonious co-existence between nature and humanity. Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General, comments: “Over seven million people live in the city of Tangshan and the surrounding area. With a history of mining and ceramics this important Chinese industrial city…

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British Sugar TOPSOIL is loved by customers, survey reveals

The UK’s largest supplier of topsoil British Sugar TOPSOIL has carried out a survey recently which has revealed the brand is loved by its customers. Customers cited product quality, value for money and customer service as the top three factors affecting their purchasing decisions. A total of 269 customers were approached and 25 percent responded to the survey, an increase of 6 percent on the previous year. With an 81% ‘Excellent’ rating for customer service – a 23 per cent increase on the previous year – the TOPSOIL sales team of Sam Colman, Natalie Gudgin and Sally Walton prides itself…

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Warning of Xylella fastidiosa from Barcham Trees’ Mike Glover

As media coverage and public concern about the latest threat to Britain’s plants – the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa – increase, the managing director of the UK’s largest container tree nursery has warned a strict quarantine system is the only answer to combat the serious peril. “Anyone buying trees should ask where they have come from and if they have an audit trail”, says Mike Glover of Barcham Trees in Cambridgeshire. “If they are not satisfied with the answers, they should simply walk away and not buy from that supplier”. Glover continues “Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if…

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HTA Plant of the Moment for March

Plant a rainbow of colour in the garden and welcome in spring with primulas and polyanthus, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for March. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days. New varieties are continually being bred offering outstanding garden performance, larger flowers and better resistance to the vagaries of our weather. Although single-coloured flowers are always popular also look out for bicolours, double and rosebud types, plus wonderfully scented new varieties too. Bold blocks of primulas always look…

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E. de Jong finds success at Polish Gardenia show

The recent Polish Gardenia trade show was a terrific success for Boomwkekerij E. de Jong. Held in Poznan, this annual event drew lots of interest in their range of Pleached trees. Janny de Jong said “ It was a very good event for us with a high level of professional buyers throughout the 3 day event. Interest continues to grow in our  Royal Hedge material. This hedge is very easy to plant and can make a very beautiful colourful new hedge. The level of enquiries from Eastern Europe is growing and to emphasise this, a Polish grower bought our entire…

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Property Care Assocation says Japanese knotweed is growing earlier due to mild weather

Japanese knotweed is growing months ahead of normal in parts of the UK according to a national trade body. Mild winter weather has prompted unusually early sightings of the invasive plant, according to the Property Care Association (PCA). Sightings of the invasive weed have already been reported in several areas of the country, according to the PCA. Usually the species doesn’t appear until April, but mild, wet conditions are thought to have created perfect conditions for early growth. The widespread flooding seen across the UK could also have spread the plant’s seeds further than normal. The presence of the destructive…

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Howard Nurseries Ltd. gains top recognition at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards Ceremony

Howard Nurseries Ltd., the UK’s foremost hardy perennial specialist from Wortham, Norfolk are delighted to announce that at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 1 March, they were the proud winners of the Environment Agency’s Chairman’s Award for Water Efficiency, the highest award available in the UK for their 100% self-sufficient reservoir and water management system. They were also delighted to win the Farming and Horticulture award for the same project, beating off stiff competition from hundreds of other companies in both categories. The naturally clay lined reservoir contains over five thousand…

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