October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WATG unveils innovative ‘Green Block’ to help make London the world’s first National Park City

WATG today unveiled the innovative, modular ‘Green Block’ following a public challenge by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to designate London a National Park City. The WATG London-based architectural landscape team, led by Demet Karaoglu, challenged themselves to an internal innovation competition to explore how the firm can contribute to transform urban spaces for a greener future. WATG has worked in collaboration with Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer & Creative Explorer, who is leading the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City (NPC). The ‘Green Block’ is envisaged as a maintenance-free 100% recyclable modular, living building material permeated with…

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Shortlist announced in the SGD Student Awards 2017

Chosen by a judging panel including garden designers Andy Sturgeon FSGD and Debbie Roberts MSGD from Acres Wild, seven finalists have been selected with a total of ten projects across two categories. Chosen from a record 64 entries, higher than any previous year, the judges remarked on the quality of the visuals the students used to present their projects and the creativity displayed in their designs. The finalists were representative of a wide range of UK colleges including Inchbald School of Design, London College of Garden Design, The Cotswold Gardening School and Writtle University College. FINALISTS Student Design – Commercial:…

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New Turf cutter from KommTek

KommTek talks to us about its new Turf cutter: The question arises time and time again when regenerating lawn areas in gardens and around the goalposts on sports fields, what is the best way of removing the old lawn? Well there are many ways, but only one that’s efficient, fast and cost effective – the KommTek Turf cutter RS 3040. Easy to use everywhere. There are three ways to remove your old lawn: 1. Mill the lawn into the ground, including all unwanted weeds and seeds. Great for weeds, bad for the lawn. 2. Use herbicides and then mill the…

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HTA Board finalises structure review

Following a review carried out over the last few months, the HTA Board has decided to appoint a chairman to assist the Board in coordinating the activities of the executives and their teams at Horticulture House. Adam Wigglesworth, president, said: “The Board of the HTA has decided that the interests of the Members are best served by appointing a professional chairman. He or she will be able to give the time and energy to ensuring that the strategic objectives of the Association are being achieved. In addition, the Board will be expecting the chair to represent the HTA at a…

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Smiths – Oxford range of decorative shingle

Smiths talk us through its Oxford range of decorative shingle: Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden design! Giving that landscaped project the finishing touch. Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of the genuine Cotswold stone shingle. With those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region, it is a classic shingle that is understated yet sits very well in most environments. A similar offering is our Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of a subtler neutral beiges and creams, which also typifies the Cotswold…

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Competition launches to find Scotland’s best gardener

Scotland

The organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have launched a brand-new, nation-wide competition to find Scotland’s best gardener. The Gardener of the Year award is open to anyone with a passion for creating inspiring outdoor spaces, from novices to experts, young to old and amateurs to professionals. Everyone can apply, and people can also nominate friends, colleagues or relatives. The new award has been launched in order to celebrate the skills and enthusiasm of gardeners up and down the country, from vegetable growers to chrysanthemum exhibitors to budding garden designers and…

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Give us some wellies – show appeals for boots

Harrogate

Organisers of the Harrogate Spring Flower Show are asking fans to put their best foot forward this year with an appeal for unwanted wellies. As part of its new HortCouture theme for the spring event, the show is appealing for donations of old gumboots to be used as display planters by its exhibitors. Over 500 spring stand-holders are being challenged to ‘give it some welly’ in a new competition to find the most imaginative plant display featuring a pair of wellies. This year’s HortCouture theme will see a series of new attractions paying tribute to style trends in the home,…

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Green roof makes a splash in cannon hill

roof

A residential property in London which recently added an extension to house a swimming pool and changing rooms has made its roof space more appealing by creating a lavender and mixed herb green roof. The project at Cannon Hill was designed and installed by Wild About Roofs, who specialise in supplying and installing an innovative range of herb and wildflower roofs. They commissioned Boningale GreenSky to provide a variety of lavender, rosemary and thyme plants for the new pool house’s flat roof. Unlike many commercial wildflower roofs, these larger plants were supplied as small pots to provide instant impact for…

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Registration now open for Creative Spaces competition at Orticolario 2017

registration

Registrations are now open for the international competition Creative Spaces. Applications are welcome from designers, landscapers, and artistic installations from around the globe. Orticolario 2017 will be held from 29 September to 1 October in the historic grounds of Villa Erba in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como. Registration for Creative Spaces is free and all applications are to be sent in writing to info@orticolario.it by 31 of January 2017. Further details, including all terms and conditions, can be found on the Orticolario website, or by clicking here. The aim of this year’s competition is to select innovative projects which, once brought…

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Lighten the landscaping load with Avant

Avant

Make light work of landscaping with the Avant 500 series, an all-round machine ideal for the development and maintenance of landscaped areas. The multi-function Avant 500 series will tackle a wide range of landscaping jobs and tasks quickly and easily. The range features the 520, 525 and 528 models. The Avant 500 series of articulated telescopic loaders are compact, strong and versatile. They are very stable, easy to drive and turn smoothly and the Avant’s excellent rough terrain capabilities ensure smooth handling whatever the conditions. Whether you need to move earth or boulders, level areas for paving, or maintenance jobs such…

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