April 28, 2017

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London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Garden designer to speak at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

An RHS gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter will be the guest speaker at an Open Day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries (June, 2016). The Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries will take place on Thursday, 30 June and Kate Durr will be hosting a talk entitled ‘Winning with Wyevale’ all about using Wyevale plants in her RHS Malvern show garden in 2015. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted that Kate will be attending our Open Day, which is aimed at primarily our garden designers and landscape customers….

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Johnsons of Whixley launches horticulture course for landscape architects

National plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley is offering landscape architects the opportunity to gain practical skills in horticulture. The expert UK grower will be hosting a free course specifically aimed at landscape architects to broaden their knowledge of planting in the landscape. The course is open to all levels, from graduates and junior architects, right up to directors and partners working across the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to garden centres across the UK. The in-depth full day training will be led…

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Sensational summer events at Knoll Gardens

As the weather warms up there is a host of outdoor activities to look forward to at Dorset’s Knoll Gardens this summer. The season begins with a special day in celebration of National Volunteers Week. On 3 June anyone who volunteers in any capacity can visit the garden free-of-charge. All you have to do is show some proof of your volunteering status on arrival. Then, on 11 June there’s another free admission day, this time for local wildlife enthusiasts. Knoll works closely with the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) to make the garden wildlife friendly and has designated 11 June as…

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Hillier to introduce Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Bred and trialled by some of Europe’s foremost growers, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® is an exciting new introduction to the UK this year and exclusive to Hillier Nurseries. A true statement plant for the garden with its huge, rounded flowerheads and compact habit, these hydrangeas are available in subtle accent colours with a degree of sophistication rarely seen in Hydrangea macrophylla. Hillier’s plant experts have hand-selected a range of six of the most beautiful colours in the series to suit every planting scheme – (pictured clockwise from top left) Rose, Champagne, Deep Pink, White, Lilac and Pink. The flowerheads are carried…

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AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017 entries now open

Growers of ornamental finished plants and trees are encouraged to show the world how good they are by entering the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017. In partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the awards recognise best practice in horticultural production. In addition to a category for ‘Finished Plants and Trees’ there are also categories for ‘Young Plants’ and ‘Cut Flowers and Foliage’. Winning the gold finished plants and trees award in 2016 was Costa Farms, USA, that went on to become the overall 2016 IGOTY winner. Silver went to Majestic…

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Fordingbridge selected to build bespoke pavilion for Hillier at Chelsea

The dominant structural feature of this year’s landmark Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is set to be the striking open-sided pavilion, which will frame the view across the waterfall to the planting beyond. Designed by Hillier’s guest designer, Sarah Eberle, the pavilion has been manufactured in West Sussex by the specialist  design and build team at Fordingbridge plc. This bespoke garden room is made of a granite-grey powder-coated steel frame inlaid with iroko wood slats and weighs a staggering five tonnes. It will take two articulated lorries to transport the flat-packed structure from Chichester to the Chelsea…

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Second Trees Connect journey starts shortly

The second Trees Connect cycle ride across Europe is due to start shortly, with cyclists planting trees along the route. On 28 May, cyclists will set off from Berlin, travelling through Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France before arriving at Dover on 7 June. Unlike most sponsored cycle rides, the travelling will be only the secondary aim. The main purpose is to plant disease-resistant elm trees as they travel. The Lorberg nursery, which is providing the trees, will match public donations with an equal value of trees. In the first event, last year, 200 trees were planted on the route…

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New Rose Festival to launch at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at NEC Birmingham

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live are proud to announce the launch of the Rose Festival at this year’s show at the NEC Birmingham (16-19 June), in conjunction with Roses UK, which will feature within the Floral Marquee in 2016 and beyond. The area brings together some of the country’s leading rose growers under one roof, giving visitors an unrivalled opportunity to buy a wide range of roses from specialists including Apuldram, Harkness Roses, Peter Beales Roses, Pocock’s Roses and Styles Roses – all under one roof. There will also be a rose sundries shop, so visitors can go home with everything…

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Possibility that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct

A recent article by Sky News reporter By Joanna Simpson urges the world to take notice to the “devastating realities” of global food security and climate change. Researchers have warned that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct. The State of the World’s Plants report compiled by botanists at Kew Gardens collates, for the first time, every vascular plant species in the world and identifies which are under threat. Vascular plants, which exclude mosses and algae, conduct water and minerals and constitute one of the most important elements of biodiversity by forming the foundation…

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AIPH Forum hears how International Horticultural Expos benefit city development

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Over 100 delegates from cities and horticultural trade organisations from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden attended the first AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers) International Horticultural Exhibition Forum held in China. Taking place on 30 April, just after the opening ceremony of the 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition, the forum, organised by AIPH in association with the China Flower Association (CFA) and Tangshan Municipal Government, introduced the benefits of hosting such exhibitions and brought together those that have run such Expos in the past, those already preparing Expos…

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