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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping?

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As companies across the UK are scrutinised over consistency of pay between men and women, Pro Landscaper investigates to see whether the pay gap is a significant issue within the landscaping industry. Since Iceland has introduced legislation making it illegal to pay staff unequally for doing the same jobs, questions have been raised in parliament to consider the introduction of similar laws in the UK, which has a current gender pay gap of 9.1%. A recent survey of over 2,000 UK based companies revealed that men are paid approximately 21% more than women within landscaping and forestry firms. In terms…

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The 7 strangest plants in the world

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The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

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Foreign influence in garden design, with Nilufer Danis

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Pro Landscaper speaks with Nilufer Danis of Lotus Design Studio, looking at how garden design from overseas has impacted her work, essential consideration of global warming in design and we gain insight into specific projects that have been impacted by her Turkish heritage.   Which nation’s garden design inspires you most? It really depends on the project and use of space, as my opinion varies. Overall, I would say I like Scandinavian design for its simple, modest, rustic and cosy gardens. They’re also highly functional and sustainable. From planting aspect, I like the way we use plants here in the…

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Top 5 hedges for coastal projects

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Coastal projects are an immense challenge, with highly adverse conditions making them a suitable growing environment for only the toughest of plants. Pro Landscaper has asked a range of designers for their top five picks for the best hedging for coastal projects – The results are in:    1) Quercus ilex Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth                Max. height: 12m                Flowers: None Also known as Holm Oak, this evergreen plant will grow in full sun, or partial shade in almost any variety of soil. It is both disease…

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Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

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Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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A sit down with Ross Conquest

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Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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Remembering John Brookes

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John Brookes, FSGD and MBE has passed away at the age of 84. Renowned across the industry for nigh on creating the garden design profession, John began designing gardens back in the 1950s and completed projects all over the world. In tribute to his legacy, The Garden Museum has introduced an exhibition called: ‘John Brookes – The Man Who Made the Modern Garden’, which will be open until 25 March 2018. The exhibition displays works across his 55-year-long career, from early ‘grid’ designs to his more recent projects. Aiming to inspire the new wave of garden designers, John had published…

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Martyn Wilson – the man behind the RAF100 Garden

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Pro Landscaper sits down with RHS Gold medalist Martyn Wilson of Wilson Associates Garden Design to discuss his work in bringing the RAF100 Garden to life after an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign. When will garden construction commence? Construction will start on the 16 April 2018. Who sponsored the garden? The garden has been generously sponsored or supported by a number of businesses and organisations including the RAF100 Appeal who the garden will be supporting and the landscaping and horticulture industry not least the Three Counties Show Ground and the RHS. Readyhedge, Rolawn, Londonstone, Loknan Architectural, Deepdale Trees and Stark Greensmith,…

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How badly did snowfall affect the landscaping industry?

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Pro Landscaper investigates how detrimental the avalanche of snow blown over by Siberian winds really was to the landscaping sector. This year, the UK witnessed the coldest winter since 1991 with highs of 50cm of snowfall and windspeed of up to 15mph. The snow pandemonium is estimated by economists to have cost the UK approximately £1bn per day, greatly harming smaller businesses that rely on the income provided by each day’s work. Due to landscape construction unfortunately not being a remote task, firms across the country suffered as a result of work grinding to a standstill with sites left unworkable…

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The impact on HS2 after the downfall of Carillion

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The demise of Carillion has left a number of highly sought-after contracts available, including the construction of the high-speed railway linking London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, HS2. The first opportunistic firm to jump at this opening was Kier, a Bedfordshire based construction company who have since taken on over 200 ex-Carillion employees to continue construction on the project through government funding. This project takeover occurred after Theresa May has gone under fire for offering out such large-scale contracts to Carillion despite the company warning on profits last year. The Bedfordshire based construction giant has gone into an equal partnership with…

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