October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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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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