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

AIPH opens global plant health debate

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites growers and industry associations from around the world to join its discussion on the plant health challenges facing growers in different countries. The meeting, which will take place on 23 January 2017 in Ratingen, near Dusseldorf in Germany, will hear presentations from Europe, North and South America and Asia on the challenges for growers, what is being done and what needs to change. Martin Ward, director general of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) will also present to the meeting the role of the organisation and how it can work…

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Theme announced for Plantarium 2017

Plantarium

The theme of the 35th edition of Plantarium, taking place from 23 to 26 August 2017, will be “Stories”. By choosing this theme, the board of the Stichting Vakbeurs voor de Boomkwekerij (Nursery Trade Fair Foundation) is emphasising the fact that stories are indispensable when it comes to marketing the product. The theme provides the participants and the fair with plenty of opportunities to tell the story behind the product. Fair manager Jos van Lint is pleased with the board’s choice: “For many years now, Plantarium has been the leading international trade fair for the nursery stock sector. It’s the…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ staff offer advice on career to grow into

career

Schoolchildren in Peterchurch in Hereford were last Thursday able to find out all about a career in horticulture thanks to one of the UK’s leading nurseries based in the area. Two members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford attended the careers evening at Fairfield High School to promote the horticultural industry and the apprenticeships available. Julie Bailey, container despatch manager at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “Myself and Jackie Gunthorpe, who is a supervisor at our potting shed, were delighted to attend the careers evening at Fairfield High School. “Our aim was to promote Wyevale Nurseries in terms of career aspirations for…

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Johnsons of Whixley supplies multi-million pound park in Northern Ireland

Whixley

Johnsons of Whixley, one of the leading suppliers of plants and trees to the amenity sector in the UK, has supplied a contract grow worth £138,000 to supply a historic park in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Brooke Park, located near the city centre, has recently been reopened after a £5.6 million regeneration project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Stormont executive. GB Landscapes, a 70-strong landscape contractor team based in Castlederg, County Tyrone – specialists in hard and soft landscaping, construction works and commercial and public authority landscaping – appointed Johnsons of Whixley…

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Barcham supplies pleached holm oaks for Newmarket’s tribute to the Queen

Barcham

Royal Warrants-holder Barcham Trees has supplied the pleached holm oaks (Quercus ilex), which form the backdrop to the statue unveiled at Newmarket, Suffolk, by HM The Queen on Thursday 3 November to mark her special relationship with the home of British horseracing. The trees were selected by members of the Newmarket Commemorative Committee, who visited Barcham’s Cambridgeshire nursery in the spring of 2016, and supplied and installed by Barcham Trees in collaboration with Brett Valley Landscapes of Great Wenham, Essex. Barcham’s David Johnson represented the nursery, which holds Royal Warrants from HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales,…

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New apprentice at Wyevale Nurseries

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Levina Bromwich has recently started a two-year apprenticeship programme at one of the UK’s leading nurseries based in Hereford. Sixteen-year-old Levina, who lives in Peterchurch, has taken on a Level 2 Diploma in Production Horticulture at Wyevale Nurseries. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We would like to welcome Levina to our team. We are passionate about encouraging young people in to our industry and we now have three apprentices at our nurseries. “Levina’s apprenticeship is a specifically designed National Apprenticeship Programme for the Midland Regional Growers in conjunction with Pershore College. During the next two…

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Tatham & Durr to collaborate with Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale

Two award-winning garden designers have recently (September, 2016) announced that they will be working in the future with one of the UK’s leading nurseries. Caroline Tatham and Kate Durr will be collaborating with the team at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford on a series of projects that are currently confidential. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The talented duo partnered with us to host our hugely successful Open Day earlier this year, designing and planting displays inspired by the key new horticultural trends seen at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. They also gave talks about their experiences…

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Wyevale Nurseries sees 45% increase from garden design sector

nurseries

One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has announced that it has seen a 45% increase in sales year-on-year this month from the garden design sector. Wyevale Nurseries believes it has seen this growth in sales from the garden design market with more people moving away from DIY to ‘Do it for me’ (DIFM). Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “It’s a fantastic sales increase and we feel the trend for DIFM has seen a greater demand for the services of garden designers and landscapers. “In response to the trend, which we started to see in…

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Nurserymen and women to raise funds for children’s charities

Nurserymen and women from The Plant Fair Roadshow plan to raise funds to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Banardo’s and the 30th anniversary of NSPCC’s Childline this year with a specialist plant fair at Knowle Hill Farm in Ulcombe near Maidstone. The event on Sunday 11th September will see nurserymen and women from the South East of England, and in particular Kent, showcase a wonderful selection of herbaceous plants, perennials, shrubs, bulbs and alpines. Specialists such as Rose Cottage Plants, Usual And Unusual Plants, Swallowfields, Copton Ash, Pineview Plants, Sussex Fruit Trees, Little Omendon, Invicta Herbs and the Kent Group…

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Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College present winning designers

Provender

Provender Nurseries in conjunction with Capel Manor College, Enfield campus, are pleased to announce two deserving winners of the Provender Nurseries Redesign competition 2016. Provender Nurseries sponsor a garden at Capel Manor College and have for the last 4 years selected a design that best represents the use of the space in the garden with a broad interesting range of plants that fulfil the brief. The design brief was for a couple who wish to entertain and wanted a contemporary feel to the garden with an emphasis on the colour red. The brief was given to students of Garden Design…

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