August 19, 2017

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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

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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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Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award presented to Pershore College student

Nicholas Russell from Pershore College has recently (May, 2016) been presented with Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award. The 25-year-old, who is in his second year of a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, scooped the accolade after wowing the judges with a written submission and an interview. Steve Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, explained: “We would like to congratulate Nicholas on winning. The award was designed to encourage a student towards a career in nursery stock production by assisting with a practical placement at a nursery in the Netherlands. “Nicholas won the award by displaying a spirit of…

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Expo 2016 Antalya opened with world class ceremony

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President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular A1 International Horticultural Exhibition, during his speech at the Opening Ceremony of Expo 2016 Antalya on 22 April. Speaking alongside President Erdogan of Turkey, Prime Minister Davutloglu, senior Turkish government ministers, Secretary General of the BIE and ambassadors from around the world, Mr. Oosterom addressed the 5,000 guests and TV audiences telling them, “This Expo has brought together the horticulture industry, countries and their governments from all over the world around themes designed to promote ‘a green life for future generations’. Visitors will…

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