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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries staff member goes plant hunting in South America

nurseries

A MEMBER of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently just got back from a plant hunting trip to Colombia. Ben Gregory, product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, visited three nurseries in the country searching for some unusual plants while on holiday in December. The 24-year-old from Worcester explained: “Darwin Colombia in Bogota is an indirect supplier of ours. I wanted to experience the production style, techniques and quality of the nursery. I also wanted to explore if there were any further opportunities with them for the future that we are not currently…

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Tendercare to host talks with Shoot

tendercare

On Thursday 26 January, Shoot will be hosting two talks at Uxbridge-based nursery Tendercare. The first of these talks will be aimed at new designers just starting out, whilst the second will be more suitable for established designers looking to ensure the proper development of their garden designs by maintenance teams.   10:30am – Building your garden design business with Shoot Nicola Gammon of Shoot and Gillie Leaf of Gillie Leaf Garden Design will explore how to grow your new garden design business. They will demonstrate how Shoot’s new features for garden designers will help you and your customer to ensure the success of…

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RHS Chelsea’s most decorated designer to attend Hillier open days

Hillier

In 2016 Sarah Eberle became the most decorated designer in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show when she received a gold medal with her Hillier in Spring garden that she designed for Hillier Nursery and Garden Centres. Sarah will be working with Hillier for the 2017 show, and to celebrate the partnership Hillier has announced that Sarah will be attending its wholesaler trade days that are taking place on 7 and 8 February. The event will start at 9am at the Brentry Nursery Glasshouse with a welcome from Robert Hillier OBE, Hillier’s chairman. This will be followed by…

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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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