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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College present winning designer Tish Potter

Provender

Provender Nurseries in conjunction with Capel Manor College, Regents Park campus have selected a winning design by Tish Potter after judging 30 entries in a garden design project submitted by students. Tish Potter’s design was selected as the rope supports perfectly reflected other areas within Regents Park providing unity between spaces used by the public.  The planting provides scent, large drifts of colour and structure with a colour scheme of dark purple through to pink with pops of soft yellow and white for visitors to enjoy.  The use of trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Star of Toscana’ was selected to grow along the…

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New sales team member at Provender Nurseries

Provender

Ricky Pestana has joined the Provender Nurseries sales team with a focus on face to face customer sales and advice.  With a background in plant sourcing, garden design and customer service Ricky is a very welcome addition to the team. Hailing from Brazil, Ricky has an exceptional knowledge of plants of a more tropical ilk and moved to the UK some years ago to further his plant knowledge. Provender Nurseries is a trade only supplier of plants and related products to landscape professionals.  More information can be found at provendernurseries.co.uk

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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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