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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

300 trees planted to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

City of Trees, alongside cadets from the Greater Manchester Wing of the Air Training Corps planted 300 trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.  The new trees have been planted at Parkway Playing Fields, Manchester on Sunday 4 February 2018, extending existing woodland creating a haven for both people and wildlife. For the initiative the Air Corps teamed up with leading environmental charity City of Trees who have pledged to plant 3 million trees – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester, over the next generation. Greater Manchester Wing is one of the…

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New funding available for landscape enhancement

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A fund totalling £1.7m has been made available to help enhance the landscape around Wytch Farm oilfield in Purbeck. Officially launched on 18 January, the Wytch Farm Landscape and Access Enhancement Fund is now open for applications from individuals, groups and organisations. The fund has been established specifically for projects that will help to enhance the local landscape, wildlife and rights of way around the oilfield. It aims to benefit the area’s landscape, biodiversity or access and is supported by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Dorset County Council, Natural England and Perenco UK. Cllr Daryl Turner, Cabinet Member…

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Carillion’s liquidation and its effect 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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National Lottery funding success will restore award winning Stafford park

Work on a £2.5 million restoration of the award winning Victoria Park in Stafford will go ahead thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. The Borough Council announced today it had been successful in its bid for over £1.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Parks for People’ programme. Plans have already been approved for the restoration work that will concentrate on the historical section of the park, which boasts a bowling green and aviary along with historical features such as the Mottram Shelter and County War Memorial with the…

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Blind Veterans UK ‘It’s all about community garden’ announced for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

It was announced today (10/02) that military charity Blind Veterans UK will be sponsoring a special garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The ‘It’s all about community garden’ has been designed by celebrated designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin & Dan Bowyer and it will be one of the largest show gardens at Hampton Court this year. Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. They support anyone who has served in the UK Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, who is now living with significant sight loss. The garden…

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Plans to transform a Portsmouth prison have been approved

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The thumbs-up has been given for the transformation of the former Kingston Prison, Portsmouth into housing, to a design by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with a landscape strategy by Grant Associates. The Victorian prison is a classic panopticon design, with cell blocks radiating from a central rotunda. New low-rise housing will also be added to the site. Grant Associates’ landscape concept treats the grounds as a shared space with easy pedestrian navigation. Enclosed courtyard gardens that reside next to the former prison building respond to its circular plan, while rain gardens around the perimeter of the central garden square support…

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Case Study: SureSet’s pool surround and pathway in Twyford

SureSet talks us through one of its installations: Our project for a newly built coach house in Twyford began with the installation of a resin bound pool surround and finished with a permeable pathway. The brief was for a pretty, practical, environmentally friendly surface that complemented the landscaping, new home and pool house. SureSet was chosen for its permeability which minimises puddles and slip potential and for its smooth, foot-friendly finish with no loose stone to transfer to the pool and lawned area. On a cured and primed concrete base we hand laid 3mm Barley Beach to the pool surround,…

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A report from Ariens company highlights zero-turn mowers are fast growing in UK

The US lawn and garden market features the largest proportion of zero-turn mowers. And now they are the second fastest growing category in the UK market. It’s easy to see why foregoing the conventional steering system on a garden tractor the zero-turn can mow a lawn in half the time. Driven and steered by the rear wheels via an independent transmission, the zero-turn’s easy control levers are all that’s needed to drive, brake, steer and spin on the spot; and at the end of the mowing row, turn 180º. A few minutes of practice and it becomes second nature, cutting…

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John O’Conner claim top spot for Fusion 21’s regional grounds maintenance framework

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, have secured the 1st position for Fusion 21’s Grounds Maintenance Framework for London and the South East. The award concluded a competitive tender process where John O’Conner presented the most competitive prices and evidenced their commitment to delivering quality services, innovative resident engagement initiatives, collaborative working and award winning staff training & development programme. Fusion21 is a social enterprise that promotes public procurement as a means to save money and create social outcomes. Housing Associations can sign up to the Framework knowing that the contractors have already passed the extensive tender process to prove their commitment…

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Tender Opportunity – Wetland Restoration Works – New Forest

SSSI WETLAND RESTORATION WORKS IN THE NEW FOREST FRAMEWORK NO: 304/HLS/15/1114 We will be awarding framework agreements for SSSI Wetland Restoration Works in the New Forest, part of the South England Forest District. Our intention is to award 3 Framework Contracts to deliver the programme of SSSI restoration work for a period of 4 years from the 5th May 2015. The typical works will include: • Meander restoration • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing using hoggin/rejects • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing / drain infill using heather bales • Complete drain infill • Debris dam creation • Ford…

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