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June 19, 2018

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British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

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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Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown

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With construction juggernaut Carillion closing its doors, 30,000 subcontractors have been left stranded with outstanding debts being left unpaid, forcing some companies to scale back and make extensive redundancies. Banks to the rescue? Lloyds Banking Group has released a statement, pledging £50m to aid firms connected with Carillion prior to its demise. This isn’t a hand out however, as the fund comprises of loan capital set aside that allows companies to borrow without and arrangement fees or repayments for six months. This will likely sustain companies, preventing them from descaling until the government or another construction giant such as Balfour…

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Carillion liquidising and its affect on the landscaping industry

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Pro Landscaper investigates the construction company Carillion’s demise, the detrimental effect this is set to have on public and private sector projects and how this effects the landscaping community. Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company has declared itself insolvent as of Monday 15 January when the company ran out of funds to pay off the £1.6bn debt it owed banks. The backlash of this is having a knock-on effect that is being felt across many UK industries due to the company being involved in many private and public-sector projects. The construction giant was heavily involved with development projects including…

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