October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 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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