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February 19, 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

Quickhedge – instant mature hedging from Boningale

Boningale Nurseries has been appointed UK distributor for QuickHedge.  With more than 30 years’ experience, the Netherlands-based company provides instant, mature hedging of an exceptionally high standard that is suitable for all kinds of domestic and commercial landscaping projects. At its 25-hectare nursery in Boekel, QuickHedge grows more than 540,000 plants in 20 varieties, in several heights of maturity, including the young hedge plants which need an average of six years to reach maturity before they are sent out to clients. The strong root system and height of the plants mean that clients can benefit from instant, mature hedging that…

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Barcham’s new calender features famous old trees

Barcham Trees, Europe’s largest container tree nursery, is once more producing its popular 18 month desk calendar, which runs from January 2015 to June 2016. The latest version, which is available from December 2014, features specially commissioned drawings of historic and veteran trees from around the United Kingdom. These include a beech in the grounds of Stowlangtoft Hall Suffolk – possibly Britain’s scariest tree – the Repton Oak in Attingham Park, Shropshire, and an old sycamore known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ tree. To request a free Barcham 18 month calendar, please e-mail Keith Sacre on  keith@barchamtrees.co.uk  

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Young Bristol orchid expert judges world’s best at Johannesburg conference

Shortly before Dino Zelenika left Bosnia-Herzegovina with his mother 14 years ago, he bought a small flower that would change his life.  Now 23, Mr Zelenika is a leading international authority on orchids and tomorrow flies to Johannesburg for his first World Orchid Conference as a qualified judge after five years of training – and also as a speaker and exhibitor. His mother, Stela, who was leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina after falling in love with an Englishman serving there with the United Nations, had told him that small white flower would, like many orchids, be hard to grow and was unlikely to…

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Autumn Plant Fair at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is encouraging its visitors to plant now for spring colour, and supporting local plant nurseries at its annual Autumn Plant Fair in conjunction with Plant Heritage on Sunday 7 September, 10am – 4pm. Specialist nurseries from around the region will be setting up shop at the garden in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, selling a range of unusual plants and giving top growing tips to visitors. Liz Thwaite, Head of Site at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, says: “The annual Autumn Plant Fair is always hugely popular, as people prepare their gardens for another year of colour and interest….

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Coles Nurseries Launch New and Improved Website

Coles Nurseries, the UK’s largest grower of trees and shrubs, have this month (September) launched a brand new website at www.colesnurseries.co.uk. The new look site is sleek, stylish and full of useful features, updated imagery and refreshed content to make the site more user-friendly and encourage user interaction. The website’s new features include the ability to submit enquiries and place orders online, as well as up to date availability and prices for over 6000 stock lines; making it ideal for use as a reference tool. Also on the site are new ‘Meet the Team’ and ‘See the Sites’ pages, giving…

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Johnsons of Whixley Ltd visit HSBC tower as guests of HSBC Bank plc

The Directors of North Yorkshire nursery Johnsons of Whixley Ltd enjoyed a day out recently at HSBC Tower, Canary Wharf, London as guests of HSBC Bank plc. . Allan Wilkinson (Head of Agriculture) invited the group in recognition of a relationship spanning 50 years since John Richardson (Chairman) bought the business from Mr Eric Johnson a veteran of the Great War. The group enjoyed a celebratory lunch and a tour the 42 floor building which houses 7,000 employees and has unrivalled views of central London. Allan Wilkinson thanked John describing the relationship as unique and “founded on respect and communication”….

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Hillier Nurseries 150th year video

Hillier Nurseries recently celebrated their 150th year, with the company still going strong today.    

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How orchids became Britain’s favourite flower

A history of the orchid’s 200-year journey from tropical jungles to the nation’s most popular houseplant The Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens: Orchids’ intricate evolution has made them so successful that the plant family is now the largest in the world, yet they are also among the most threatened plants on earth Anyone with a few pounds to spare can buy a tropical orchid these days. Growers have perfected the process of germinating the thousands of tiny seeds produced by each seed pod from Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium and Dendrobium orchids, enabling them to grow the plants in their millions. We are…

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Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop – Design for Maintenance

In a recent survey 80% of landscape designers did not advise their clients on the cost of maintaining their newly planted landscapes or gardens. Design for Maintenance 2 The Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop on 17 September aims to help them by publishing (at the workshop) a series of benchmark examples of planting schemes where the maintenance levels are known. Designers can then find comparable plantings and make use of the costings to inform their clients. The speakers are:- writer Dr Noel Kingsbury, RHS garden curator Colin Crosbie, Landscape Arhitect Richard Sneesby, Landscape Architect & Li President Noel Farrer, Landscape Architect and Olympic Park Chief Dr Phil Askew…

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Growers short-listed for International Grower of the Year Awards 2014

Growers from The Netherlands, Canada, China and Denmark are up for the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards 2014 (IGOTY), in association with FloraCulture International.   The shortlist was selected by an international jury from nominations submitted by AIPH member grower organisations. Shortlisted businesses are: The Netherlands: Schoneveld Breeding based in Twello, the Netherlands, a specialist in flowering pot plants including cyclamen and primula, with a substantial share of the world market for cyclamen: approximately 80% the Netherlands, 50% Europe and 35% worldwide. Canada: Winkelmolen Nursery, a tree and shrub grower in Ontario, Canada, situated…

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