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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hortus Loci growing over 20,000 plants for Chelsea Flower Show gardens

Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and 2018 looks like their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants, most of which is grown on their 17 acre site in Hampshire, and the remainder is sourced across the best growers in the UK and Europe. The 2018 Line up looks like this: Main Avenue…

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Bernhard’s Nurseries supplies Wakehurst’s Winter Garden

Wakehurst

Following a successful tender bid, Bernhard’s Nurseries is supplying 13,000 plants to the newly created Winter Garden at Wakehurst, Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden. Plant supply is now underway and the project is due to be completed in March. Bernhard’s general manager, John Marsden said:  “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Wakehurst, supplying interesting plants to such an iconic location.” Southern sales manager Lewis Normand added: “I’m sure the public will be engaged by this new addition to the garden and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it myself when complete.” Bernhard’s Nurseries is a 70-year-old family-owned…

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New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

Glendale

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

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Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy

Staff training at the new Palmstead Nurseries academy.

‘To be the best we can be’ is the motto of the new staff training academy launched by Palmstead Nurseries Ltd, in Wye, Kent, this week. “Staff training will help to create a wider understanding of what we do as a business,” Mark Hutchinson, the managing director, says. “Our motto applies to each person, each team, the company and Palmstead Nurseries within the horticultural industry.” Taking place at the company’s new training facilities, Palmstead Nurseries have designed two training streams; ‘Hands on Horticulture’ — led by marketing manager Nick Coslett, with help from other members of the nursery and external trainers —…

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Wildflowers embraced by the University of York

Wildflower Turf

Leading wildflower expert Wildflower Turf has made the grade by providing the University of York with a biodiverse boost to newly-built campus facilities. Based in Hampshire but having recently expanded operations to include a new growing site in Yorkshire, Wildflower Turf worked closely with the University’s landscape partners to enhance the area around the recently completed Piazza Learning Centre. Situated within a picturesque lakeside setting, the Piazza Learning Centre is both sympathetic to the natural landscape whilst also being fully accessible to the University of York’s student population. The new building contains a range of high-quality learning spaces and facilities…

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Kew’s magnificent Temperate House to re-open in three months’ time

Kew

A lengthy and complex construction project, which has seen one of Kew’s, and indeed London’s, most iconic buildings closed to the public since 2013, is coming to an end. The last of the scaffolding has been removed, the final paintwork is being carried out, and the removal of hoardings draws near. As these works progress, a brand new Temperate House is slowly emerging. Retaining its Victorian splendour yet embodying cutting-edge engineering, the Temperate House is on its final journey to reclaim its place as the world’s greatest glasshouse. The true jewel in Kew’s crown, it will be a sanctuary for…

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Confor says imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years

Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by industry body Confor. The UK’s elm, larch and ash trees have all been devastated by imported pests and diseases, and there are many more which threaten both timber businesses and native wildlife. Confor’s new report, available here, outlines the problems and identifies how to resolve them. One of the threats is imported plants in soil-filled pots, widely used by gardeners and landscapers. These enter the country with few checks or regulations and pose…

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Clifton Nurseries announces new ownership

Clifton Nurseries

Following Nurture Landscapes acquisition of Gavin Jones Ltd. on 1 February 2018, the ownership of Clifton Nurseries has been acquired by two of its directors, Martyn Mogford and Will Clark, and Clifton Nurseries will now trade independently with the existing teams at its nurseries in Little Venice and Woburn Hill, Surrey. Clifton Nurseries will continue to build on its reputation and ethos of ‘Inspiring gardeners since 1851’, and under the lead of its retail director, David Morley, the team will continue to further develop the customer experience and trading performance of its retail, landscaping and garden maintenance operations at both of…

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Horticultural nursery helps Haggerston Castle to bloom

Johnsons of Whixley

A leading plant nursery has completed a three-year long project supplying plants to a Northumberland Holiday Park. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run horticultural nursery based in North Yorkshire, has supplied plants to two landscaping and construction companies as part of a major long-term project at Haggerston Castle. The first phase of stock included native trees, hedging, ornamental and specimen shrubs which was supplied to Brambledown Landscapes Ltd in Durham, who undertook the initial landscaping, between autumn 2013 and spring 2015. The 200-acre nursery then supplied various phases of stock to P1 Solutions from Edinburgh who undertook the second phase of landscaping…

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New sales and marketing director at Crowders Nurseries

Crowders

Crowders Nurseries has appointed a new sales and marketing director, James Carter. Speaking about his new appointment, James said: “When Robert Crowder first approached me to discuss this opportunity I knew it was just what I have been looking for. Crowders have a long-established reputation for excellence within the nursery sector. I am looking forward to getting to know the personalities within the industry and helping Crowders to cement their reputation as a leading nursery stock supplier.” Chairman of Crowders, Robert Crowder, said: “James has an extraordinary passion for horticulture and an exceptional knowledge of plants. He also brings an…

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