April 29, 2017

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Stay connected with Cub Cadet -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Big Hedge Co. is celebrating a triple award even before the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows take place -

Friday, April 28, 2017

BALI sets its sights on Vision London 2017 -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mayor will not provide Mayoral guarantees for Garden Bridge project -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Award success at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hultons wins £1.5 million Ordsall Chord landscape contract -

Friday, April 28, 2017

London Stone represented at APL avenue -

Friday, April 28, 2017

Makita expands cordless grounds maintenance power tool range -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops Judges’ Commendation for a third year in a row -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Stay connected with Cub Cadet

    Revolutionise the way you maintain your tractor, with Cub Cadet’s innovative Cub Connect system, which enables you to interact with your ride on directly through your mobile phone. The Cub Connect app consists of an automated maintenance dashboard and log, which make it as easy as possible to keep your machine running at peak performance, protecting your investment by tracking a wide variety of maintenance records over the lifetime of your equipment. The dashboard provides real time monitoring and indicates when it’s time, down to the hour, for you to check or change the oil, air filter, blades or battery….

  • Big Hedge Co. is celebrating a triple award even before the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows take place

    They say that from tiny acorns grow mighty oaks but Big Hedge Co. is already staking its claim to be one of the fastest growing bespoke businesses across the horticultural industry; the specialists in ready-grown hedging and topiary have been asked by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to design a selection of bespoke creations which will be displayed across the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next month. In an exclusive three-year deal with the RHS, Big Hedge Co. will be supplying a selection of hedging and topiary in specially designed planters to dress the visitor, hospitality and VIP areas. The planters…

  • BALI sets its sights on Vision London 2017

    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has confirmed that it will be exhibiting on Stand 138 at Vision 2017, for the first time, over 6-7 June at Olympia, London. Vision 2017 is the UK’s premier built environment event aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients.  It provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together thousands of industry professionals for two days of learning and business. BALI has chosen to exhibit at Vision 2017 to help the Association target potential new Registered Contractor, Designer and Affiliate members, with over 4,000 architects and specifiers expected to…

  • Mayor will not provide Mayoral guarantees for Garden Bridge project

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today written to the Chair of the Garden Bridge Trust informing him that the GLA will not be providing Mayoral guarantees for the Garden Bridge project. In a letter to Lord Mervyn Davies today, the Mayor outlined his view that the continuation of the project will expose the London taxpayer to additional financial risk, both with regard to the bridge’s construction and its operation and maintenance. Before making the decision, the Mayor analysed the findings of Dame Margaret Hodge’s independent review into the Garden Bridge project, and assessed all the information available about the project to date….

  • Award success at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

    Green-tech’s wildflower seed brand, John Chambers, took the recent Harrogate Spring Flower Show by storm. Their largest stand to-date bagged them the prestigious Silver Award for a high standard of display. The show saw the John Chambers team sell a record number of wildlife habitats over the four-day period. Their stand was crammed with wildflower seed, wildlife and insect habitats. With the current trend on wildlife conservation and creating a biodiverse environment, their wild bird feeders, bug and bee habitats proved to be popular purchases. John Chambers Wildflower Seed manager Stuart Ball commented: “This was our biggest and best show…

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Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors

Apr 26, 2017

Attending the competition final on May 6 at University Shrewsbury this year were a wide selection of contestants, from those already working in the industry to those still enjoying their horticultural studies. It was fantastic to see a range of contestants from different educational backgrounds. Both individuals who have known from a young age that their passion lies with horticulture, as well as those who have discovered it later in life, reveal how powerful a pull horticulture can have. Horticulturists from all over the UK and Ireland will be going to find out who will hold the title of Young Horticulturist of…

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth

Apr 26, 2017

An exciting new community exhibition on local green spaces has opened in the Community Museum, The Arcade Letchworth. The exhibits are designed to help people discover what is going on in parks and open spaces in Letchworth, get involved with volunteering, find out more about Forest School or learn a new skill. They also cover a wide variety of themes surrounding Natural History, Social History, Future Plans, Conservation, Ecology, and Gardening. The exhibition has been organised by, Tony Goodwin, secretary of Friends of Howard Park and Gardens, Arch Community Group, Friends of Norton Common, in partnership with North Hertfordshire District…

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing

Apr 26, 2017

Husqvarna Group, one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products, has been celebrating a landmark occasion for British manufacturing as it marked the production of its millionth robotic lawnmower at its UK headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham – a first for the industry. This proves a milestone moment for the company, and is a testament to Husqvarna Group’s devotion to innovation in lawn mowing, and to the 130,000 sqm Newton Aycliffe site which has been a manufacturing force for robotic mowing since 2006. Husqvarna Group is a pioneer in robotic grass cutting technology, and through…

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates

Apr 25, 2017

Dominic Watkins has taken over as managing director of landscape architecture and environmental planning practice Chris Blandford Associates (CBA). He has been at the firm for the past 22 years, including 11 years as a board director. Blandford, who set up the company in 1977, has stepped down after four decades at the helm. He has also relinquished primary ownership of the business in order that all the limited company’s shares can now be held by the CBA trust. As well as his new role as president of World Heritage UK, Blandford will continue to undertake selected consultancy work for CBA as…

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election

Apr 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election: ‘Parliament’s support for Prime Minister Theresa May’s request that a snap General Election be held on 8 June is no surprise, although her initial announcement undoubtedly was. BALI has concerns that this interruption to the increasingly productive discussions industry bodies have been having with Government departments on issues including parks, skills and biosecurity could hold back progress if parliamentary seats are lost and departmental ministers change. That said, it is vital that the Government elected to take the United Kingdom through Brexit has both a clear mandate to undertake the Brexit negotiations and time…

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Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Apr 25, 2017

On Stand 255, leading groundcare manufacturer, Kubota UK, will be helping gardeners make their gardens flourish this year as part of the upcoming RHS Chelsea Flower Show. From the 23-27 May, Kubota will be showcasing its domestic lawncare solutions as well as offering visitors the opportunity to take advantage of its attractive spring cash back incentive. The leading GR1600 and GR2120 ride-on mowers will be taking centre stage at the show, demonstrating how the economic and versatile solutions achieve a cost-effective and clean cut, every single time. Visitors can also take advantage of £300 cashback on Kubota’s powerful GR2120 ride-on mowers…

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries

Apr 25, 2017

Fern sales have seen a surge at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford as it announces a 44% year on year increase (March 2016 until the end of March 2017). The company says it feels this is due to the plants being on trend in the retail, amenity landscape and domestic landscape markets. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “It’s fantastic news. There are few factors for the increase in sales such as the interiors colour trend for 2017 being that of ‘Greenery’ and botanical and ferns feature in prints and on fabrics. Our increase in fern sales…

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving

Apr 25, 2017

Giant 8m resin bound Seagull crest welcomes B&H Albion football fans to the Amex stadium in Brighton. Paul Barber, chief executive of the Albion noticed a crest (albeit on a much smaller scale) at Manchester City and liked the idea and decided the club should have their own, but bigger and bolder to create a real sense of arrival for the fans. Clearstone was chosen for the project as they are a specialist resin bound surfacing company with expertise in producing custom paved logos. The crest was created in Vectorworks CAD program, from which intricate templates were laser cut for…

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens

Apr 24, 2017

A grant of almost £5m from the National Lottery is set to open up Hillsborough Castle and its historic gardens. The £4.8m award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will transform the visitor experience at the site, ready to welcome an expected 200,000 people each year by 2019. Hillsborough Castle is part of a 100 acre estate made up of historic buildings, gardens and parklands in County Down. The major new project, led by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), will conserve and interpret the site’s unique heritage, increase accessibility with the installation of new visitor facilities and provide a…

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close

Apr 24, 2017

Research undertaken by the Association of Play Industries has uncovered the extent to which local authorities across the country have been closing children’s playgrounds. This new research revealed that between 2014/15 and 2015/16 local authorities across England closed 214 children’s playgrounds, and when asked about future plans they admitted their aim to close a further 234. These closures come at a time when childhood obesity and well-being are high on the Government’s agenda. Commenting Mark Hardy, chairman of the API said: “With increasing childhood obesity and the health benefits of activity and play well known, now is not the time…

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017

Apr 24, 2017

For 12 years Britain’s Best Lawn has celebrated dedicated and passionate gardeners and has amassed a great number of loyal followers. EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 Previous winners have shown off their incredibly healthy, precisely cut and weed-free grass, after passionately tending to their garden for hours on end. EGO Power+, the specialists and leaders of cordless technology, is now the proud sponsor of Britain’s Best Lawn, leading the garden tools revolution that is tackling petrol tools head on. Steve Roskell, EGO’s European marketing director, commented: “Gardeners and machinery dealers are familiar…

Planning application for new Basingstoke garden town

Apr 24, 2017

An outline planning application has been submitted for phase one of a 320ha self-contained new community on the outskirts of Basingstoke, Hampshire. Manydown lies off Roman Road and Worting Road, and has been masterplanned by a multidisciplinary team led by Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design, including environmental consultancy, The Environment Partnership (TEP). The development follows the principles of garden towns and will comprise 3,200 homes supported by businesses, shops, two new primary schools, a secondary school, play areas, allotments and a 250 acre country park. As the land, jointly owned by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council, is…

London Stone team up with Turf Group

Apr 24, 2017

London Stone today announced that it has teamed up with the Turf Group to become the sole southern distributor/stockist of the RevoTurf artificial grass range. Managing director of the London & Home Counties based supplier Steven Walley said: “I’ve known Turf Group MD, Matt Spedding, for a number of years and we’ve always wanted to collaborate. ‘RevoTurf products feature a polyurethane backing, making them 100% recyclable at the end of their life and 35% lighter resulting in an easier installation for the landscaper, a first for the UK Artificial Grass market.’ That’s big new and gives landscapers clear reasons to install RevoTurf….

Heritage railway station choo-chooses LazyLawn

Apr 23, 2017

A leading artificial grass provider in Taunton has helped Watchet Railway Station get on the right tracks by laying turf for a tired looking bank. It was looking for a low maintenance way to help the overgrown bank at the station look fresh, neat and tidy all year round. LazyLawn Taunton installed 41 square metres of Lush to revitalise the area. Watchet Railway Station is on the West Somerset Railway, a heritage railway in Somerset, England. It is situated in the small harbour town of Watchet. Michelle Roper at LazyLawn Taunton said: “This was a great project to get on…

Natural Paving’s go-to guide for natural stone paving

Apr 23, 2017

One of the UK’s leading independent natural stone supplier Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has created a highly detailed resource for merchants, specifiers, homeowners and installers wanting to know more about natural stone paving including technical information, laying guides, aftercare and more. The unique Understanding & Installing Natural Stone Paving guide is free to download from the Natural Paving Products’ website and is presented in an easy to understand format with helpful and inspirational imagery. For merchants the guide is the perfect sales support tool and can be used to help answer customers’ key questions. For specifiers, the booklet offers comprehensive guidance…