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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

Fiona Stephenson

The Little Interview  – Fiona Stephenson  – Fiona Stephenson Designs Ltd.  www.fionastephensondesigns.com 1.       What would you say is the best thing about your job?  Visiting people after a year or so of finishing their garden and hearing their experience of it.  Transforming a garden space from the ordinary to the extraordinary is a magical journey, often people find it hard to believe that their garden could look and feel so completely different, when it’s actually the same volume, area and surroundings.   2.       How is the bulk of your work made up? Complete garden transformations, often for repeat clients (when…

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Mick Gammage

The Little Interview – Mick Gammage, Crystalclear www.crystalclearideas.co.uk What would you say is the best thing about your job? There is never a day goes by without learning something new and I can’t think of another profession where I would be able to get as much job satisfaction whilst making my customer very happy.   What made you want to get into the industry? I served my time as a carpenter/cabinet maker but decided I wanted the freedom of working for myself in an outdoor environment.   Challenges ahead in your work? Maintain good health and happiness.   How is…

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Amanda Patton

The Little Interview – Amanda Patton –Amanda Patton Garden Design & Planting www.amandapatton.co.uk 1.       What would you say is the best thing about your job? That great moment when you see a site for the first time and can see all its possibilities; closely followed by the high of cracking the concept.   2.       What made you want to get into the industry? I’d been working as an illustrator but wanted new challenges; I designed my garden when I moved house in the late 90s and realised this was the direction I wanted to take; I set up the business…

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Caroline Vickers

The Little Interview – Caroline Vickers, Regional Sales Manager – Barcham Trees www.barchamtrees.co.uk 1. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? When searching for prospective clients on the internet I discover amazing websites which show stunning landscapes in the countryside, parks and gardens which can be enhanced with Barcham Trees. 2. WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY? My background is in sales and lead generation.  I was delighted when my brother, Mike Glover, the owner of Barcham Trees, asked me to help develop the retail side of the business (based in Ely Cambridge) in the South-East.  3. CHALLENGES…

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Louise Topp

Louise Topp – Kawasaki Motors – Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator www.kawasaki.eu What is the best thing about your job? No two days are the same and it is always an exciting challenge to meet the tight deadlines that I face from internal staff and our European dealer and distributor network.  I enjoy dealing with a diverse range of issues relating to each different country throughout Europe as well as liaising with our Japanese colleagues to provide them with a clear picture of our needs. What made you want to get into the industry? I was always interested in engines and…

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Matt Perks

Matt Perks – Greenkeeper at Ham Manor Golf Club, West Sussex How did you get involved in greenkeeping, was it something you always wanted to do? When I was younger and I finished school, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, and a job came up at the local garden machinery repair business.  I started my apprenticeship there. Then I applied for a job at a golf course in Somerset, which was to look after their fleet. I started this job, but found I had a lot of spare time so I spoke to the head greenkeeper to…

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Andy Sturgeon

Garden Designer Andy Sturgeon has a plethora of awards for his contemporary and innovative styles, has enjoyed extensive media work including presenting on TV and writing for various newspapers and has also published three books.  It’s no wonder the thing he would most like to learn about now is how to make more time for everything…… How did you get into garden design? I was born and grew up in Surrey near Claremont Gardens, as a child I used to go there a lot before the restoration programme started in the mid 1970’s.  In later years I realised the gardens…

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