August 19, 2017

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

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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Wyevale Nurseries help charity with garden at Sophie House

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One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has collaborated with Nick Dunn of Frank Matthews of Tenbury Wells and together supplied the trees and plants for a charity garden on the outskirts of the city. Chris Bennewith, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, assisted in the planning of the garden for Sophie House, part of the Martha Trust, which provides lifelong and respite care for young people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We were delighted we could help the charity as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with the new garden…

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Johnsons of Whixley selected to supply West Kensington memorial garden

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading national plant nursery, has been selected by The Landscape Group id verde to supply Gwendwr Gardens in West Kensington – a public garden to remember those killed in the Blitz. Johnsons secured the contract worth £13,000 following a competitive tender issued by Coventry-based The Landscape Group, part of the id verde Group which is the European market leader for the management, maintenance and construction of natural and urban landscapes. As part of the renovation works, overgrown foliage was cut back to make way for the new planting scheme supplied by Johnsons of Whixley, comprising of…

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