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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

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win

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A new Veronica plant which has been bred in Worcester and is being grown in Hereford has this month (June, 2018) been entered in to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show’s New Plant Awards. Wyevale Nurseries has submitted Veronica spicata ‘Pink Passion’ as well as Hydrangea ‘Magical Charlotte’ and Salvia ‘Kisses & Wishes’ to the awards, which take place on June 19 and 20 in Warwickshire. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Veronica spicata ‘Pink Passion’ is a local treasure, hailing from Chris Smith of CS Plants in Worcestershire. Chris is a young and…

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The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

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Jump on board the British Flower Bus as it makes a stop off in Harrogate during the RHS Garden Harlow Carr annual flower show on 22 – 24 June 2018. The 42ft bus is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley to fly the flag for British-grown cut flowers. ‘Passengers’ will have a chance to get hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites. Jonathan will also create three spectacular floral photo frames using fresh cut flowers for visitors to enjoy. The show – now in its third year – is a chance to browse, buy, and pick up…

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London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow

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Hampshire-grown wildflower has recently commuted to London, playing their part in the regeneration of Canning Town as part of London’s ambitious Crossrail project. A beautiful wildflower meadow supplied by experts Wildflower Turf Ltd is now capping a maintenance and escape shaft for the Elizabeth line on the Limmo Peninsula. Overlooked by high-rise developments and next to the River Lee, the peninsula was Crossrail’s primary worksite for their eastbound tunnel boring machines, and the area adjoins Canning Town Tube and Docklands Light Railway station. Working with landscaping partner Turney Landscapes Ltd, Wildflower Turf Ltd was commissioned by CSJV – the Costain…

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Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show

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In a season that has been challenging it appears that plant sales are holding up which is great news for the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show which take place next week (19 and 20 June) at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. With over 140 companies represented across the two shows (198 stands) is it the place to visit for all your plant needs. The National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, brings together plant producers from across the UK, providing an unprecedented opportunity to view the very best plants from the UK supply chain. As ever there is a…

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

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All nursery exhibitors to the HTA National Plant Show, that takes place on 19 and 20 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, have signed up to the industry responsible sourcing statement demonstrating their commitment to plant health and biosecurity. Commenting on this HTA president Adam Taylor said: “Plant health is fundamental to our industry and the 100 percent commitment from our exhibitors to demonstrate this is clear. It has never been more important to ensure that we have traceability for the plants that we sell and that businesses follow best practice.” Further support will be available at the show with…

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INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services

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UK Trade Body INNSA has released specific guidance to assist buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services. This guidance will be particularly useful for local authority procurement departments, particularly in light of recent government intervention requiring that all amenity herbicide application is carried out by contractors who are members of the Amenity Assured scheme. Following recent reporting of the “Swansea Japanese knotweed study”1 released in April 2018, INNSA noted widespread misreporting and misunderstanding of the results of the study, which is consistent with a lack of knowledge about this area of significant concern, which costs the UK economy over £160m every…

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Holiday makers leave UK vulnerable to plant pests and diseases

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– Survey finds millions of plants could enter the UK in holiday maker baggage, increasing the risk of new pests and diseases – The Royal Horticultural Society, with Defra, is asking holiday makers not to bring back plants from abroad in light of growing threat – Call comes as RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 6-10 June highlights importance of plant health Millions of plants could enter the UK in the personal baggage of holidaymaking Britons this year, leading to fears that new pests and diseases – including the ‘game changing’ bacterium Xylella fastidiosa – could find their way into our gardens. A survey…

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