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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Team expansion at Provender Nurseries

Provender

Provender Nurseries continues to grow from strength to strength since the formation back in 2013.  The shop and sundries side of the business has been and continues to be an area of rapid growth and in response a new shop team member Daniel Brown has come aboard. Daniel has a background in shop and sundries supply in the garden centre sector and is already bringing his experience to the shop and customers alike. Daniel is a welcome addition to the team and will be working closely with David Topping to process shop orders and continue the growth of the shop…

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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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