June 25, 2017

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‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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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British Sugar TOPSOIL is loved by customers, survey reveals

The UK’s largest supplier of topsoil British Sugar TOPSOIL has carried out a survey recently which has revealed the brand is loved by its customers. Customers cited product quality, value for money and customer service as the top three factors affecting their purchasing decisions. A total of 269 customers were approached and 25 percent responded to the survey, an increase of 6 percent on the previous year. With an 81% ‘Excellent’ rating for customer service – a 23 per cent increase on the previous year – the TOPSOIL sales team of Sam Colman, Natalie Gudgin and Sally Walton prides itself…

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Warning of Xylella fastidiosa from Barcham Trees’ Mike Glover

As media coverage and public concern about the latest threat to Britain’s plants – the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa – increase, the managing director of the UK’s largest container tree nursery has warned a strict quarantine system is the only answer to combat the serious peril. “Anyone buying trees should ask where they have come from and if they have an audit trail”, says Mike Glover of Barcham Trees in Cambridgeshire. “If they are not satisfied with the answers, they should simply walk away and not buy from that supplier”. Glover continues “Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if…

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HTA Plant of the Moment for March

Plant a rainbow of colour in the garden and welcome in spring with primulas and polyanthus, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for March. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days. New varieties are continually being bred offering outstanding garden performance, larger flowers and better resistance to the vagaries of our weather. Although single-coloured flowers are always popular also look out for bicolours, double and rosebud types, plus wonderfully scented new varieties too. Bold blocks of primulas always look…

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