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June 24, 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

Medal sweep for Plant Heritage’s National Plant Collection exhibitors at RHS Hampton

National Plant Collection

Three first-time National Plant Collection exhibitors, with their displays of Echium (from the Macaronesian Islands), Hakonechloa cultivars and Fuchsia (bred by James Lye), have received 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. In total, 31 Medals were awarded to Plant Heritage’s National Collection Holders for their hard work with Hogarth Hostas and Peter Beales Roses each receiving an additional prestigious Floral Award. Jonathan Hogarth, who exhibited his National Collection of Small and Miniature Hosta for the first time at Hampton Court in 2015 has won a Gold medal and a Floral Award…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day is a blooming success

Wyevale

Garden designers and landscapers visited one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, Wyevale Nurseries, in Hereford yesterday to see its new product developments for the coming year. The founder and principal at the Cotswold Gardening School, Caroline Tatham and garden designer and TV presenter, Kate Durr, were the guest speakers at the Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our Open Day. It was a great event and such a fantastic opportunity for our current and potential customers to meet our team and take…

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Donations to Greenfingers Turn Old in to Gold campaign are auctioned

greenfingers

Donations to Greenfingers’ Turn Old into Gold scheme were auctioned off earlier this month and have raised over £2,300 – the charity is now urging other suppliers to donate unwanted stock. At the beginning of June Greenfingers auctioned off generous donations from Wyevale Nurseries, Wyevale Garden Centres and The Scotts Company at auctioneers W & H Peacocks in Bedford. The donations from Wyevale Nurseries included all the plants used in Wyevale Garden Centre’s awarding winning garden from this years’ RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show – which won a Gold Medal and the prestigious Best Garden in Show award. This donation…

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Wyevale Nurseries helps raise £1,000 for Greenfingers

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford recently (June, 2016) helped to raise £1,000 for Greenfingers by taking part in its ‘Turn Old into Gold’ fundraiser. Wyevale Nurseries raised the money by auctioning off some of its plants in aid of the charity, which creates gardens for children who spend time in hospices across the UK. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We donated approximately 800 plants to be auctioned off. Some of the stock was from us and some were donated by Wyevale Garden Centres, which recently had a show garden at the…

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Clematis Nubia Evipo59 wins Visitor Vote Award at HTA National Plant Show

HTA

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Clematis Nubia Evipo59 from Darby Nursery Stock as best in show at the New Plant Awards. The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 100 entries in this year’s awards visitors were spoilt for choice. Clematis Nubia Evipo59, bred by Guernsey Clematis, is a stunning compact free flowering Clematis with striking deep red flowers with red anthers. Full Visitor Vote results were:- Best Shrub & Climber and best in show –  Clematis Nubia Evipo – Darby Nursery Stock Best Annual – Nemesia Aroma…

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Fashion event success for Clifton Nurseries

fashion

The launch of fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s ‘Mirage’ clothing range was hosted last week by Clifton Nurseries (newly part of the Gavin Jones Group) on 15 June and prevailed despite the on/off rain. With numerous members of the fashion industry in attendance the event was packed with an abundance of plants, flowers and trees and held in a glass house in the heart of Little Venice. With a bespoke flower curtain separating the audience and models, there were ‘Frocks and Flowers’ galore along the length of the catwalk, with models displaying Matthews’ latest pieces set against the Clifton Nurseries back drop. “…secret garden…

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Long service medals for Wyevale staff

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HRH Princess Anne presented three members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford with medals in June to honour their long service to the company. Commercial director, Simon Williams, IT and stock control manager, James Mattock and maintenance engineer, Graham Slade all received bronze medals from the Three Counties Agricultural Society in recognition of 30 years’ continuous service at Wyevale Nurseries. Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our colleagues and share our appreciation of them. Simon, James and Graham have contributed so much to the success of Wyevale Nurseries in…

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An interview with Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury

In early June 2016 I was fortunate to meet Professors Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury as they visited the Ely nursery of Barcham Trees. The couple were in the UK for a week in order to make a presentation to the Society of Garden Designers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and to address the Arboricultural Association. Mike Raupp is Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, USA. The focus of his research is to elucidate the mechanisms by which plants escape attack from herbivorous insects. His goal is to create sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ stand to be 100% new plants

The Wyevale Nurseries’ stand at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June 21 & 22, 2016) will be all about its new plants this year. Following the appointment of Ben Gregory as new products development manager, the nursery has been fully focussed on bringing new and innovative plants to market. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “At the National Plant Show in 2015 we walked away with the prestigious Best Stand in Show Award with our inspirational ‘Inside Out’ stand, this year the stand is all about our new plants….

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68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner.  There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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