August 17, 2017

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Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

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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New book released on online marketing for trade

marketing

The first book written specifically for the building and construction industry, “Trade Up Your Online Marketing” reveals the latest internet marketing tools and techniques needed in 2017 to help companies get found, build trust and win more clients online. Written by Andrew Ludlam, managing director of Choice Digital, “Trade Up Your Online Marketing” is now available for purchase in the Amazon Kindle Store. With hundreds of new buildings and home improvement companies launching websites each week, and thousands more fighting it out on social media and consumer websites such as Checkatrade and MyBuilder for leads, the ability to get found online…

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CLG Committee to quiz local authority and planning experts for Parks inquiry

parks

Planning experts will join councillors and local authority officials in giving evidence to the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee about the future of public parks on Monday 14 November at 4pm. The  public session can be watched live and on demand at Parliament TV. Representatives from the Gardens Trust, Landscape Institute, Town and Country Planning Association and Royal Town Planning Institute will be asked about planning protections for parks as well as about different models for park management and funding. They will also discuss what role the national government should play in supporting parks. Councillors from Birmingham and Kent…

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