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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Countryfile 30th Anniversary Garden announced for Hampton Court

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A special garden showcasing the diverse landscapes of the British countryside will feature at the 2018 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July 2018) to celebrate the BBC1 Countryfile 30th anniversary. Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary Garden, designed by award winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell, is inspired by the British landscape and will encourage visitors to reconnect with nature to mark the anniversary of one of Britain’s best loved and most watched TV programmes, which shares the people and stories at the heart of the British countryside. The wonders of a concealed, yet critically important world that resides on our doorsteps…

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Dura-ID comes on board for the 2018 Nursery Supply Show

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The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce Dura-ID as the sponsor of the Nursery Supply Show Hub at the 2018 Nursery Supply Show. The Nursery Supply Show Hub is the halls lounge and is a meeting area for our visitors to plan their next stand visit, meet with exhibitors or have a relaxing break. During the Nursery Supply Show Dura-ID will be demonstrating the latest technology for labelling in horticulture. The extensive labelling range comes in a variety of thicknesses to suit all applications and budgets, from the standard stick-ins to full colour picture labels that you can…

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Landscaping tips for controlling pests

pests

One of the greatest problems for the owner of private exterior spaces and communal areas is pest-control. Many landscaping choices can significantly affect the rate of unwanted animals setting up home, with some options inadvertently offering the perfect shelter to rodents and other pests. With competition in the landscaping industry as fierce as it is, could offering your clients a landscape that minimises the chance of pest problems set you apart from your competitors? From birds and woodworm to rats and mice, we’ve listed expert pest control tips to ensure that you’re offering your customers the best landscaping options to…

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HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate

breeam

HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) Scheme Certificate for its ambitious sustainability strategy on Phase 1 of the project. The assessment demonstrates that HS2 is committed to going beyond enhancement and protection of the environment, to address the key social and economic impacts of the development. It includes features such as working in harmony with communities, being a great neighbour, putting safety and wellbeing at the heart of the project, and building sustainable economic benefits for the whole of the UK, such as better skills and career opportunities for a new…

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Evergreenwales goes from tradestand to show garden at RHS Cardiff 2018

Landscape design and construction company Evergreenwales will be creating a show garden at this year’s RHS Flower Show Cardiff, taking place from 13-15 April. Usually present at the show as a tradestand, father and son duo Richard and Adam Davis, directors of Evergreenwales, have designed ‘Cwm Caerdydd’, a garden inspired by the mountainous and verdant countryside in South Wales. As one of the tallest show gardens to ever feature at the show, the 360-view garden is designed to appear as though it could have just erupted from the ground overnight. Encapsulating everything the designers love about the Welsh countryside, it…

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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

January

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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