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January 22, 2018

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British greenhouse designs attract overseas buyers -

Monday, January 22, 2018

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

efig changes its name to plants@work to reflect main aim -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Green wall panels transform view in West London -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Speakers announced for SGD Spring Conference  -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

UK not-for-profit spearheads movement to green refugee camps in Northern Iraq -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Double A confirmed as new Pellenc Dealer -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’ -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

efig changes its name to plants@work to reflect main aim

After 17 years, efig has changed its name to the plants@work Association. The reason for this change is to make the association’s name more relevant, and plants@work clearly states what its main aim is – to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing. Early in 2017, a group of members met to discuss the strategy of the association going forward. Amongst many subjects covered, it was agreed that the name needed to be more relevant, and plants@work Association was suggested. This name change was officially approved at the association’s AGM in June….

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APL announces spring seminar Faking It

Following on from the success of the seminars in 2017, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are continuing their specialist one-day seminars held at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire. Taking place on 20 February, this ‘Faking It’ seminar will focus on all aspects of artificial landscaping including artificial grass, composite decking, porcelain and the great artificial plant debate. Mark Gregory, twenty-time Gold medal winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and previous Chairman of the APL, will be hosting a range of presentations, panels and Q&A sessions throughout the day, making the seminar more engaging and interactive. The seminar will look at…

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January issue – Pro Landscaper

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INFORM Agenda: The government plans to build 300,000 new homes a year. Will this have a positive impact on the landscape industry? FutureScape: We run through the seminars and panel debates from this year’s event BALI Awards: All the winners from 2018’s BALI National Landscape Awards Let’s Hear It From: Garden designer and SGD Chair Sarah Morgan View From The Top: A businesses success depends on developing staff, says Marcus Watson Winning Ways: Adam White reports back from the recent Landscape Institute Awards 2017   INSPIRE Renaissance Art: An extensive restoration reinstates the splendour of a 16th century Italian villa…

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Landform Consultants mourns death of bright young star

Landform

Pro Landscaper was extremely saddened to hear the news this weekend of the death of an up and coming landscaper, Matthew Bradley, 24, who worked for landscape design and build company Landform Consultants. The news, announced just before 10am on Saturday morning by the Liverpool Echo, reported that 24-year-old Matthew, from Northern Ireland, was visiting Liverpool for a stag party when he was hit by a grey car on The Strand near to the Hilton Hotel at about 11.40pm on Friday night. Mark Gregory of Landform said: “I got a call from Matt Moore, my ops director, on Saturday morning to say…

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November issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: Should it be the garden designer’s or the landscape contractor’s responsibility to buy the plants for a project? News: Our monthly roundup of industry news Hard Landscaping Meets Horticulture: Jamie Butterworth joins London Stone Let’s Hear it From: Mandy Buckland of Greencube Garden and Landscape Design View from the Top: Tim Howell on how a safe workplace can help to attract new employees Thamesmead Regeneration: Peabody’s plans to overhaul the South London housing estate INSPIRE Make a Splash: A swimming pool is the focal point for a multilevel back garden transformation Love Horticulture: Janine Pattison tells us about…

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RHS welcomes return of Autumn Garden Show

To mark the arrival of the colourful autumn season, the Royal Horticultural Society welcomed the return of its Autumn Garden Show from 25 – 26 October. The event immersed visitors in a harvest haven celebrating the warming shades, tastes and textures to show how keen gardeners can make the most of the season. Providing passionate city gardeners and beginners alike with a wealth of inspiration to create their own autumnal oasis, the show saw stunning floral installations from the RHS Floral Artist in Residence 2017, Electric Daisy Flower Farm. Plus, there was a celebration of seedheads and other enchanting features…

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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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