August 19, 2017

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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

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries to supply plants to Knot Garden

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming the site where he had his family home for 19 years with help from one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford (March, 2016). Wyevale Nurseries is supplying 4,500 plants to the independent charity to restore the Knot Garden, part of the historic Grade II listed Park and Garden surrounding the site of Shakespeare’s family home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are delighted to be playing our part in the creation of this major new heritage landmark, Shakespeare’s New Place, as a key part of the…

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Johnsons of Whixley to supply plants for ‘Tea for Two’ garden at Harrogate Flower Show

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading family-run, national plant nursery business near York, is set to supply approximately £3,000 worth of plants to the ‘Tea for Two’ garden at Harrogate Flower Show (21-24 April). The ‘Tea for Two’ is presented by the Yorkshire and North East British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), designed and constructed by BALI member and Johnsons’ customer, Northumbrian Landscaping. As many as 20 varieties of Johnsons’ plants, including  trees, hardy shrubs, ferns and grasses, will be on display in the garden, which celebrates the tradition and ceremony surrounding the country’s favourite tipple and compares and contrasts two traditional…

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Griffin Nurseries increases its range of large potted trees

Specimen tree and shrub grower Griffin Nurseries has just completed the latest development to their wholesale nursery with 1.5 acres of new container beds for growing larger specimen trees and multi-stems. Managing director Rupert White said: “We are always moving forward on the nursery, whether it is a state of the art greenhouse and irrigation system, harvest machinery or moving to peat-free compost. This new growing area will allow us to increase our range of specimen plants particularly multi-stemmed trees and they will all be grown in “Air Pots” to help develop a fibrous and robust root systems.” The nursery…

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Palmstead Nurseries awarded APL Award

Palmstead Nurseries in Ashford, Kent, was delighted to receive the Supplier of the Year 2016 – Grower South Award at the APL Awards 2016. It was voted by all contracting members of the association based on the supplier’s responsiveness, quality of product and service and on overall customer service. Marketing manager Nick Coslett had no knowledge that the nursery was entered for the award and was proud to collect it on behalf of the company. The nursery is situated in the North Downs and stocks a huge range of products to suit any purpose at their 53 hectare site. The…

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Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries joint open day a success

Plant retailers visited two nurseries in Hereford last week (March 9 and 10, 2016) for their joint Open Days to see their new product developments for the coming year. Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries held the Herefordshire Nurseries Customer Open Days to allow as many Planteria Managers and staff as possible to visit both sites efficiently and cost-effectively. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We were delighted with the response from all the customers who visited for our joint open days, it was a great opportunity for customers to view two of the country’s largest plant…

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Majestic Trees invests in workers’s cottages

Majestic Trees has made a major investment decision as part of its desire to continue to attract the best horticulturists in the industry. Work has started on a lovely nursery managers’ home and two flats with one bedroom and two bedroom units to accommodate key members of the team to help run the nursery. Steve McCurdy, managing director of Majestic Trees, said: “We are always looking for passionate horticulturists to help us with our growth plans, and my wife and I felt that this was another way that we could give back to our staff and help us to continue…

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Petunia ‘NightSky®’ takes the starring role

New, award-winning Petunia brings the galaxy to gardens and balconies. This brand new petunia is set to be the talk of the gardening world. Plant it this season to add a whole new dimension to the garden. Petunia ‘NightSky®’ is a real breakthrough in plant breeding, offering beautiful, rich purple flowers, generously seasoned with starry white freckles. This newcomer has already taken home both the Award for Best Bedding or Pot Plant at the Four Oaks Trade Show and the prestigious FleuroStar Award, given by Fleuroselect to the ‘winner with the wow factor’. Starring role – Green Inspiration Petunia ‘NightSky®’…

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Business to team up with scientists to tackle Phytophthora

Nursery managers and other plant traders are being invited to take part in scientific research into Phytophthora infections in the trade. A consortium of scientists led by the Forestry Commission’s Forest Research agency are inviting those involved in the plant trade to help in the Phyto-Threats Project. The project complements a ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign by the Forestry Commission and partners to promote good biosecurity practice at work to minimise the spread of plant pests and diseases. Dr Sarah Green, senior forest pathologist at Forest Research, explained: “As people in the trade are well aware, our plant trade and natural environments…

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£2M pledged to safeguard Britain’s trees as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative

Two new projects have received a share of £2M for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI). This multi-disciplinary initiative brings together biological, environmental, and social scientists to support the future health and resilience of the UK’s forests and woodland in the face of increasing pressures. Several new tree pests and pathogens have emerged to threaten UK trees in recent years, with plant imports and climate change often implicated in their spread. Research that will conserve trees, woodlands and forests has the potential to be greatly beneficial…

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2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens next month

The 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens on 29 April until 16 October 2016, in Tangshan, China. This is an A2/B1 exhibition approved by AIPH. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Tangshan Earthquake, the expo will demonstrate the vital role of greening cities with a theme of ‘City and Nature, Phoenix Nirvana’. Other aspects include fashion gardening, environmental protection, low-carbon lifestyles and harmonious co-existence between nature and humanity. Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General, comments: “Over seven million people live in the city of Tangshan and the surrounding area. With a history of mining and ceramics this important Chinese industrial city…

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