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February 20, 2018

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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

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Enterprising nursery supplies ambitious airport project

Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons of Whixley has supplied a range of trees, plants and grasses as part of the construction of a new £15m link road at Manchester Airport. The products were supplied to the new Enterprise Way at Airport City North throughout the month of November, in partnership with landscapers Blue Wigwam. The range supplied includes large single and multi-stem trees, ground cover flowering plants and low maintenance grasses. The construction of the new link road, which is a part of Airport City North at Manchester Airport, marks a major milestone that will help underpin future development, including the creation of offices,…

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Johnsons completes supply to award-winning retail project

Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons of Whixley has completed the supply of a range of more than 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants to a landscape upgrade scheme at the Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre. Following a competitive tender process, the North Yorkshire nursery secured the five-figure contract to supply more than 7,500 plants in partnership with commercial landscapers Grace Landscapes, based in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Their work on the 5.6ha site helped earn Grace Landscapes an award in the Soft Landscaping (£300k to £1.5m) category at the recent BALI Awards. As part of an ambitious upgrade scheme, the two businesses worked alongside other…

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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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