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December 11, 2017

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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

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stunning new rose garden at Lowther Castle designed by Dan Pearson now under way -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Clematis Nubia Evipo59 wins Visitor Vote Award at HTA National Plant Show

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Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Clematis Nubia Evipo59 from Darby Nursery Stock as best in show at the New Plant Awards. The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 100 entries in this year’s awards visitors were spoilt for choice. Clematis Nubia Evipo59, bred by Guernsey Clematis, is a stunning compact free flowering Clematis with striking deep red flowers with red anthers. Full Visitor Vote results were:- Best Shrub & Climber and best in show –  Clematis Nubia Evipo – Darby Nursery Stock Best Annual – Nemesia Aroma…

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Fashion event success for Clifton Nurseries

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The launch of fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s ‘Mirage’ clothing range was hosted last week by Clifton Nurseries (newly part of the Gavin Jones Group) on 15 June and prevailed despite the on/off rain. With numerous members of the fashion industry in attendance the event was packed with an abundance of plants, flowers and trees and held in a glass house in the heart of Little Venice. With a bespoke flower curtain separating the audience and models, there were ‘Frocks and Flowers’ galore along the length of the catwalk, with models displaying Matthews’ latest pieces set against the Clifton Nurseries back drop. “…secret garden…

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Long service medals for Wyevale staff

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HRH Princess Anne presented three members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford with medals in June to honour their long service to the company. Commercial director, Simon Williams, IT and stock control manager, James Mattock and maintenance engineer, Graham Slade all received bronze medals from the Three Counties Agricultural Society in recognition of 30 years’ continuous service at Wyevale Nurseries. Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our colleagues and share our appreciation of them. Simon, James and Graham have contributed so much to the success of Wyevale Nurseries in…

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An interview with Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury

In early June 2016 I was fortunate to meet Professors Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury as they visited the Ely nursery of Barcham Trees. The couple were in the UK for a week in order to make a presentation to the Society of Garden Designers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and to address the Arboricultural Association. Mike Raupp is Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, USA. The focus of his research is to elucidate the mechanisms by which plants escape attack from herbivorous insects. His goal is to create sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ stand to be 100% new plants

The Wyevale Nurseries’ stand at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June 21 & 22, 2016) will be all about its new plants this year. Following the appointment of Ben Gregory as new products development manager, the nursery has been fully focussed on bringing new and innovative plants to market. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “At the National Plant Show in 2015 we walked away with the prestigious Best Stand in Show Award with our inspirational ‘Inside Out’ stand, this year the stand is all about our new plants….

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68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner.  There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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Johnsons of Whixley going for Gold at National Plant Show

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Nationwide plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is set to introduce a brand new plant to the market at this year’s National Plant Show in a bid to scoop gold in the New Plant Awards. Hosted by the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) from 21-22 June, the National Plant Show takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry and is the biggest horticultural show for garden centre plant buyers in the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is hoping to scoop gold for its new plant ‘Geranium Miss Heidi’ in the show’s New Plant Awards…

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Palmstead Nurseries help out at Gardeners World Live

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Palmstead Nurseries came to the aid of designers Alexandra Stevenson and Jean Wardrop after receiving a slightly panicked phone call a week before the Gardeners World Live event, at which they were due to present ‘The Green Connection’ garden. Within two days the designers were able to browse the 300,000 perennials at Palmstead Nurseries, pick their selection and pack them off to the event, helped by marketing manager Nick Coslett; “It was like being let loose in a sweet shop” said Jean. Despite the rain over the build weekend Jean, Alex and their contractor Mark of Genesis Landscapes completed the…

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Barcham to show fluorescent tests to tree care professionals

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Barcham Trees is offering tree care professionals the chance to view at first-hand how it tests the health of trees on its Cambridgeshire nursery using the Arborcheck Nursery Benchmark System, developed by Hansatech Instruments Ltd and the nursery. The testing, which will be carried out by Bartlett personnel between 11 and 22 July this year, is based on data relating to tree health accumulated independently at Barcham by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and measured by Hansatech’s chlorophyll fluorescence measuring systems. The Arborcheck system measures chlorophyll fluorescence emissions from the leaves of a tree and compares the measured values with the benchmarks for…

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Wyevale enters eight new plants into HTA Awards

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The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show 2016 is nearly upon us, housing over a hundred UK suppliers and exhibiting over a thousand plant varieties, a hundred of them entries for the New Plant Awards. Split into five categories comprising of annuals, herbaceous perennials, trees and conifers, shrubs and climbers and houseplants, the New Plant Awards is host to the newest and best in plantae introductions and includes eight entries this year from Wyevale Nurseries. Established in 1930 by horticulturist and entrepreneur Harry Williamson, Wyevale Nurseries has become one of the UK’s largest family run commercial nurseries. Originally existing…

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