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

Johnsons of Whixley celebrates hat-trick Gold

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading family-run, national plant nursery business near Harrogate, supplied three Gold medal winning show gardens at Harrogate Flower Show last week. The top honours of Premier Gold went to ‘Tea for Two’ by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) which featured approximately £5,000 worth of planting donated by Johnsons of Whixley. As many as 20 varieties of Johnsons’ plants, including  trees, hardy shrubs, ferns and grasses, were on display in the garden, which explored the origins of the afternoon ‘pick me up’, comparing traditions of English high tea with the Japanese tea ceremony. Other sponsors…

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Wyevale Nurseries donates rare tree to Eastnor Castle

A castle in Herefordshire owned by the Hervey-Bathurst family has recently (April, 2016) received a tree donation from a leading commercial nursery in the county. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has given Eastnor Castle, which is located at the foot of the Malvern Hills, a rare native tree called the Whitty Pear or Sorb Tree also known as the ‘True Service Tree’, Sorbus domestica. Stephen Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The donation was suggested by Hereford Botanical Society’s Chairman, Jean Wynne-Jones, and we were very happy to offer as Eastnor Castle’s Arboretum has one of the county’s outstanding tree collections and we were delighted…

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Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ to make its debut at RHS Chelsea

Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower this year will be able to see Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ in full bloom in a garden in the Grand Pavilion. Thrive, the charity that uses gardening to help people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable, has been given the opportunity thanks to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Sun’s gardening editor Peter Seabrook. Client gardeners from the charity’s Battersea garden are overseeing the germination and are delighted to be growing for such a prestigious show. They are being supported by senior horticultural therapist Steve…

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Boomkwekerij E. de Jong introduces Royal brand

In the year of the Queen of England’s 90th Birthday, Boomkwekerij E. de Jong offers its own Royal brand. The Royal Hedge is new to the assortment and are available from 50cm long. Janny de Jong said: “These ready hedges are very easy to process, with immediate results. They are also ideal for your balcony or your terrace. We also have them with beautiful grasses.” This leading nursery will make their Four Oaks debut later this year where further examples of their tree production will be available to see. Email janny@entspecialist.nl to ensure you receive their weekly availability listing.

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Rupert Bentley Walls joins Barcham Trees

Rupert Bentley Walls has been appointed sales executive by Barcham Trees, having spent the previous 10 years as senior tree officer for the London Borough of Hackney. Prior to this, he has worked in both the private and charitable sectors with organisations such as Groundwork, and was the first employee of Trees for London, which has evolved into Trees for Cities, a charitable trust across the UK. He has considerable expertise in planting, species selection, establishment and community engagement, local authority management structures, service provision, and understands how tree officers function. He was until recently on the executive committee of…

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Johnsons of Whixley scoops award at Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2016

Leading national plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley has scooped best family-run business of the Year at its local Harrogate Advertiser Business awards 2016. The company, run by three generations of the Richardson family, was awarded best family business at the glittering ceremony in Harrogate on Thursday 14 April. Johnsons of Whixley was recognised by the judges as a vital component of the local economy with a clear division of responsibilities and focus, and a management structure that ensures fluid decision-making. Currently 12 family members work at Johnsons of Whixley at its head office near Harrogate. Graham Richardson, managing director…

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Johnsons of Whixley secures contract with Grace Landscapes

National plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley has secured a new contract with Grace Landscapes to provide over 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants as part of a landscape upgrade scheme at Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre in Scotland. Johnsons secured the five figure contract following a competitive tender issued by West Yorkshire and North East based Grace Landscapes in March this year. The contract grow order will see Johnsons’ wholesale commercial division supply over 7,500 plants via Grace Landscapes to Glasgow Fort’s contracted landscape architect, Macgregor Smith, who is leading on creating a new landscape identity for the shopping centre…

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Wyevale Nurseries lends plants to Highgrove Garden Festival

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has this month (April, 2016) loaned a range of topical herbaceous perennials, shrubs and ferns to the Highgrove Garden Festival. Wyevale Nurseries has provided the plants, which are representative of the traditional planting at Highgrove, to be used for displays during the Festival from April 11 until 16. Adrian Hoare, garden design and domestic landscape sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are delighted we could help Highgrove with its plant displays for its Garden Festival next week. It looks to be a brilliant event with a range of fantastic well-known…

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Industry gardens to host largest number of new plant introductions seen at Chelsea

The Sun Flower Square, the industry garden led by Peter Seabrook is set to display the largest amount of novelties on an exhibit at Chelsea, or any other UK show. The cross-industry floral exhibit in the Grand Pavilion features, at time of writing, has some 40 new plant introductions spread over the four gardens that make up the Square. Over 80 companies are contributing to the display which promises to showcase the best new varieties for launching into the UK market. Wyevale Nurseries will be launching a collection of new blooms on the Room Outside Garden. The Candy Collection, Dahlia…

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Imagination ignites across RHS Flower Shows for 2016

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with UK nurseries across all major RHS Flower Shows in 2016 to fire up imagination and display plants in new ways. Award-winning garden designer Kate Gould will be mentoring 15 growers during the show season to help put their creative ideas into practice. Taking the first steps into spring, a selection of nurseries will first display their new designs at RHS Flower Show Cardiff, before going on to RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and finally at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July….

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