June 27, 2017

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project -

Monday, June 26, 2017

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area -

Monday, June 26, 2017

New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • RHS

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years

    Under a new agreement, M&G will be the official sponsor of the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the three years between 2018 and 2020. M&G will also be supporting the RHS’s Greening Grey Britain campaign to transform grey spaces into planted up green places. Anne Richards, chief executive of M&G, said: “We looked at a number of other options for our marketing and sponsorship in the UK but quickly came to the conclusion that there was little out there to compare with our excellent partnership with the RHS. “Over the past eight years we have built a very close…

  • Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail

    Following their move to a new purpose-built facility in Huthwaite, metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail has enjoyed a significant increase in sales enquiries. This expansion has resulted in two new appointments, Ashley Evans has joined as a project engineer and Jack Cousins as the firm’s latest apprentice. Ashley Evans, from Mansfield Woodhouse has joined the firm as a project engineer and his responsibilities will include; liaising with clients and customers regarding design and product specifications, producing site layouts and installation instructions using a CAD system, as well as occasionally when required visiting on site locations to carry out…

  • Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show

    The UK’s biggest single independent builders’ merchant are looking forward to another successful year at the spectacular Southport Flower Show, with their interpretation of the theme ‘The Curious Garden’. Berrys are pulling out all the stops to make his Southports’ most impressive garden yet. Available to view to the public from 17th – 20th August, this years’ garden will feature elegant West Himalayan Birch and an assortment of delicate white wildflowers, set against a backdrop of contrasting Shou Sugi Ban timber, a Japanese technique of burning wood to preserve it. The show garden will be an inspiration to visitors and…

  • Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project

    A team of top scientists spent Saturday night in tents suspended from the roof of the Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome to help raise money for conservation in Borneo. The group, who specialise in the science of the rainforest canopy, were sleeping in the Biome in special illuminated hanging tents, known as portaledges, as part of the Big Canopy Campout. The Big Canopy Campout saw climbers, adventurers and researchers camp in forests around the world to raise money for the charity World Land Trust to buy a piece of rainforest along the Kinabatangan River in North Borneo. The Eden campers included…

  • UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD

    Nine of the most forward-thinking nurseries met last week (13 June 2017) in Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, eager to hear the latest developments within their nursery management software, WinTree. Developed by TSD International, WinTree software is recognised in the UK and across Europe as the most intuitive, flexible and comprehensive software package available, designed and continually improved specifically for and in liaison with, horticultural and trading nurseries. A rare opportunity to discuss, share and collaborate with other growers outside of their everyday production realms, this is the third UK WinTree User Forum and has now become a welcome addition to their business…

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Action needed on consistently poor planting rates

Jun 23, 2017

The Woodland Trust says official planting figures released today remain extremely disappointing and signal the urgent need for fresh thinking when it comes to getting more trees in the ground. The Forestry Commission statistics for 2016-17 show just 7,000 hectares of woodland were created in the UK and figures in England have barely broken the 1,000 hectare barrier. While that’s a small increase on last year’s figures, the Trust says it still leaves a lot to be desired, especially as the Forestry Commission has a target to see 5,000 hectares planted a year in England alone. Director of conservation and…

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth

Jun 23, 2017

ITV’s flagship gardening make-over programme ‘Love Your Garden’, hosted by TV personality Alan Titchmarsh, has used Addaset – a BBA approved Resin Bound paving system developed by Uckfield-based resin surfacing specialists Addagrip Terraco Ltd – to design a modern new garden for a family in Plymouth. The first garden in the new series of ‘Love Your Garden’ has been built for an amazing gentleman, who is Britain’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict who spent years serving his country and on Christmas Eve was blown up by an IED losing both his legs above the knee and his right…

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque

Jun 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the Visit England official seal of approval, the Quality Rose Marque. The award, which is only given to visitor attractions that have been independently assessed by a Visit England inspector, is testament to the ongoing dedication of head gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers. Visit England assessors arrive at attractions unannounced, speak to members of staff and other visitors about the attraction and their experience of it. Hazel Hook the assessor who visited Fullers Mill Garden in early May, said of the garden:…

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all

Jun 23, 2017

Whatever you may have in mind for your glasshouse, small or large, Victorian or modern, a trip to Griffin Glasshouses’ stand at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show will reveal an array of beautifully designed glasshouses ranging from its NGS collection to its more bespoke structures. The firm will be displaying a ¾ span glasshouse with a porch, which will allow Griffin to demonstrate the wide range of accessories that can be added to the structure including cold frames, electric roof vents and internal water storage. This glasshouse will also feature Griffin Glasshouses’ unique 35-degree pitch roof which is suitable…

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK

Jun 23, 2017

National land management charity, the Land Trust is delighted to announce the acquisition of new public open spaces in Warrington, Cheshire; Ketley, Telford and has confirmed contracts to manage the substantial green space around new housing developments at Waverley, South Yorkshire and New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire. Spanning over 16 hectares, the green space at Ketley is an area enhanced as part of Telford Millennium Community which includes a stream, grassland, woodland and a network of paths to explore. Acquisition by the Land Trust means that this site next to the new residential development will continue to remain as public open space…

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights

Jun 22, 2017

Life-size model cows that wowed both the judges and the crowds at the first-ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show have found the perfect home and will stay together as a herd in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Three beautiful beasts – all eye-catching features in official tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s Silver-Gilt Medal winning show garden – have been put out to pasture at The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath. The quirky cows – sprayed in metallic colours and ‘branded’ with a blue and white hand-painted circular motif – are destined to be a whimsical talking point for visitors…

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards

Jun 22, 2017

A community charity is asking the public to nominate community groups to receive a national award at an awards ceremony recognising their work in making their local areas better places to live. The charity, Groundwork, say it has launched the Groundwork Community Awards as a way of honouring small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life in their local area and to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support. Visit the awards website: groundwork.org.uk/communityawards The deadline for nominations is 25 August and the awards are simple to enter via an online system where community…

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show

Jun 22, 2017

Staff at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (June 21, 2017) after winning three silver awards and three bronze awards for six of its new plants at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, won silver awards for its Phormium ‘Blondie’, Morus ‘Mojo Berry’ and Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and bronze awards for Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ and Hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be coming away with six awards at the New Plant…

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling

Jun 22, 2017

Scape – a new porcelain tile for exterior locations such as patios, steps and landscape areas – has been launched by tile specialists techtile. Natalie Arkell, director of Scape, said: “20mm porcelain is a relatively new material for exteriors in the UK but design, landscaping and architectural communities are already embracing it. The advantages of cutting edge tile design and technology made possible by porcelain far outweigh more traditional exterior tile materials.” The Scape collection includes over 35 individual 20mm outdoor tiles to suit all spaces, from stone to slate to wood effects. Equivalent 10mm interior tiles are also available, which, as…

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live

Jun 22, 2017

Rolawn products have contributed again to a raft of award winning show gardens and features at GWLive 2017. Rolawn turf stockist Wyevale Garden Centres, sponsored Claudia de Yong’s Romance in the Ruins garden, winning gold and best in show. Rolawn turf and growing media were selected by Peter Dowle of Howle Hill Nursery for The Anniversary Garden by Professor David Stevens. “The Blended Loam from Rolawn is an absolute delight to work with”, stated Dowle. “It has incredible structure working well in all conditions and when we had a heavy downpour during the build phase, it really came into its…

News

RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years

Under a new agreement, M&G will be the official sponsor of the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the three years between 2018 and 2020. M&G will also be supporting the RHS’s Greening Grey Britain campaign to transform grey spaces into planted up green places. Anne Richards, chief executive of M&G, said: “We looked at a number of other options for our marketing and sponsorship in the UK but quickly came to the conclusion that there was little out there to compare with our excellent partnership with the RHS. “Over the past eight years we have built a very close…

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail

Following their move to a new purpose-built facility in Huthwaite, metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail has enjoyed a significant increase in sales enquiries. This expansion has resulted in two new appointments, Ashley Evans has joined as a project engineer and Jack Cousins as the firm’s latest apprentice. Ashley Evans, from Mansfield Woodhouse has joined the firm as a project engineer and his responsibilities will include; liaising with clients and customers regarding design and product specifications, producing site layouts and installation instructions using a CAD system, as well as occasionally when required visiting on site locations to carry out…

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show

The UK’s biggest single independent builders’ merchant are looking forward to another successful year at the spectacular Southport Flower Show, with their interpretation of the theme ‘The Curious Garden’. Berrys are pulling out all the stops to make his Southports’ most impressive garden yet. Available to view to the public from 17th – 20th August, this years’ garden will feature elegant West Himalayan Birch and an assortment of delicate white wildflowers, set against a backdrop of contrasting Shou Sugi Ban timber, a Japanese technique of burning wood to preserve it. The show garden will be an inspiration to visitors and…

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project

A team of top scientists spent Saturday night in tents suspended from the roof of the Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome to help raise money for conservation in Borneo. The group, who specialise in the science of the rainforest canopy, were sleeping in the Biome in special illuminated hanging tents, known as portaledges, as part of the Big Canopy Campout. The Big Canopy Campout saw climbers, adventurers and researchers camp in forests around the world to raise money for the charity World Land Trust to buy a piece of rainforest along the Kinabatangan River in North Borneo. The Eden campers included…

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD

Nine of the most forward-thinking nurseries met last week (13 June 2017) in Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, eager to hear the latest developments within their nursery management software, WinTree. Developed by TSD International, WinTree software is recognised in the UK and across Europe as the most intuitive, flexible and comprehensive software package available, designed and continually improved specifically for and in liaison with, horticultural and trading nurseries. A rare opportunity to discuss, share and collaborate with other growers outside of their everyday production realms, this is the third UK WinTree User Forum and has now become a welcome addition to their business…

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area

The UK’s leading provider of fake turf, LazyLawn® is now offering its services in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Monmouthshire. Sarah Phillips from the South Wales team said: “We are very excited to now offer LazyLawn® in South Wales. We have already had a lot of interest and orders from many customers in the area.” Andy Driver, marketing director at LazyLawn®, said: “LazyLawn® is becoming more popular than ever, hence why we have expanded into South Wales. “In a recent poll we commissioned, 73% of British adults viewed having a lawn that always looks neat and tidy as the biggest benefit…

New play areas set to be approved

A £1.5 million programme to deliver 20 new and improved play areas across Liverpool is set to be approved by the Cabinet. Last year, the city council agreed in principle to spend £1 million using Section 106 contributions which are paid by developers as part of planning agreements and drew up a list of potential sites. Following extensive consultation, the council has now identified 20 locations and is committing to spend an additional half a million pounds on top of the budget originally earmarked, meaning it can deliver better quality facilities. Some of the sites, such as Canning area, have…

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania

Anonymous, one-stage competition – with entries judged on concept designs New circa 11,750 square metre M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre to provide much-needed world-class performance venue for Lithuania Project will act as a catalyst for regeneration of Kaunas, creating a new public park and revitalising a central area close to the historic Old Town Concert Centre anticipated to open by 2022, Kaunas’ year as European Capital of Culture Deadline for entries is 6 September 2017 Kaunas City Municipality and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) launched the Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest on Friday 23 June. This anonymous, one-stage competition…

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study

More than half of tradespeople (56%) have revealed that the most common question they are asked by customers is based on the cost of their services, according to research into the industry. In a poll of tradespeople, ranging from electricians, plumbers and heating engineers to builders and gardeners, it was also revealed that just over a fifth of customers were most interested in availability (21%), with the range of services they provide being the third most common question asked (6%). Other common questions asked by customers included whether the tradesperson could provide references (5%), the source of their materials (5%),…

Scented flowers

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club

Green-fingered enthusiasts can hear from a charismatic gardener on scented plants. Bob Flowerdew will talk about the history, function and how to make scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club. Mr Flowerdew will also treat his audience to some samples to sniff, and explain how to ‘smell more accurately’. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and the chance to buy some of his books. Pete Chamberlain, chairman of Bishampton & District Gardening Club, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have secured Bob to come along and speak to us and are looking forward to…

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates

The Woodland Trust says official planting figures released today remain extremely disappointing and signal the urgent need for fresh thinking when it comes to getting more trees in the ground. The Forestry Commission statistics for 2016-17 show just 7,000 hectares of woodland were created in the UK and figures in England have barely broken the 1,000 hectare barrier. While that’s a small increase on last year’s figures, the Trust says it still leaves a lot to be desired, especially as the Forestry Commission has a target to see 5,000 hectares planted a year in England alone. Director of conservation and…

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth

ITV’s flagship gardening make-over programme ‘Love Your Garden’, hosted by TV personality Alan Titchmarsh, has used Addaset – a BBA approved Resin Bound paving system developed by Uckfield-based resin surfacing specialists Addagrip Terraco Ltd – to design a modern new garden for a family in Plymouth. The first garden in the new series of ‘Love Your Garden’ has been built for an amazing gentleman, who is Britain’s first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict who spent years serving his country and on Christmas Eve was blown up by an IED losing both his legs above the knee and his right…

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the Visit England official seal of approval, the Quality Rose Marque. The award, which is only given to visitor attractions that have been independently assessed by a Visit England inspector, is testament to the ongoing dedication of head gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers. Visit England assessors arrive at attractions unannounced, speak to members of staff and other visitors about the attraction and their experience of it. Hazel Hook the assessor who visited Fullers Mill Garden in early May, said of the garden:…

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all

Whatever you may have in mind for your glasshouse, small or large, Victorian or modern, a trip to Griffin Glasshouses’ stand at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show will reveal an array of beautifully designed glasshouses ranging from its NGS collection to its more bespoke structures. The firm will be displaying a ¾ span glasshouse with a porch, which will allow Griffin to demonstrate the wide range of accessories that can be added to the structure including cold frames, electric roof vents and internal water storage. This glasshouse will also feature Griffin Glasshouses’ unique 35-degree pitch roof which is suitable…

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK

National land management charity, the Land Trust is delighted to announce the acquisition of new public open spaces in Warrington, Cheshire; Ketley, Telford and has confirmed contracts to manage the substantial green space around new housing developments at Waverley, South Yorkshire and New Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire. Spanning over 16 hectares, the green space at Ketley is an area enhanced as part of Telford Millennium Community which includes a stream, grassland, woodland and a network of paths to explore. Acquisition by the Land Trust means that this site next to the new residential development will continue to remain as public open space…

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights

Life-size model cows that wowed both the judges and the crowds at the first-ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show have found the perfect home and will stay together as a herd in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Three beautiful beasts – all eye-catching features in official tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s Silver-Gilt Medal winning show garden – have been put out to pasture at The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath. The quirky cows – sprayed in metallic colours and ‘branded’ with a blue and white hand-painted circular motif – are destined to be a whimsical talking point for visitors…

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards

A community charity is asking the public to nominate community groups to receive a national award at an awards ceremony recognising their work in making their local areas better places to live. The charity, Groundwork, say it has launched the Groundwork Community Awards as a way of honouring small community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life in their local area and to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support. Visit the awards website: groundwork.org.uk/communityawards The deadline for nominations is 25 August and the awards are simple to enter via an online system where community…

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show

Staff at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (June 21, 2017) after winning three silver awards and three bronze awards for six of its new plants at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, won silver awards for its Phormium ‘Blondie’, Morus ‘Mojo Berry’ and Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and bronze awards for Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ and Hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be coming away with six awards at the New Plant…

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling

Scape – a new porcelain tile for exterior locations such as patios, steps and landscape areas – has been launched by tile specialists techtile. Natalie Arkell, director of Scape, said: “20mm porcelain is a relatively new material for exteriors in the UK but design, landscaping and architectural communities are already embracing it. The advantages of cutting edge tile design and technology made possible by porcelain far outweigh more traditional exterior tile materials.” The Scape collection includes over 35 individual 20mm outdoor tiles to suit all spaces, from stone to slate to wood effects. Equivalent 10mm interior tiles are also available, which, as…

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live

Rolawn products have contributed again to a raft of award winning show gardens and features at GWLive 2017. Rolawn turf stockist Wyevale Garden Centres, sponsored Claudia de Yong’s Romance in the Ruins garden, winning gold and best in show. Rolawn turf and growing media were selected by Peter Dowle of Howle Hill Nursery for The Anniversary Garden by Professor David Stevens. “The Blended Loam from Rolawn is an absolute delight to work with”, stated Dowle. “It has incredible structure working well in all conditions and when we had a heavy downpour during the build phase, it really came into its…

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

St Albans based company, Lanwarne Landscapes and in house designer Martin Lines, are delighted to have been awarded a Silver Gilt and Best Construction in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 50th Anniversary show 2017.  The Contemporary Bee and Butterfly Garden is Lanwarne Landscapes’ first Show Garden and so they are over the moon with the result. The show garden was broadcast on Gardeners World on Friday 16 June, with Joe Swift referring to Martin Lines as an ‘emerging talent’, who we ‘may see at Chelsea one day’. Joe also complemented the garden finishing, referring to it as ‘immaculate’.  [The show…

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, on Tuesday 20 June, released 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, near Royal Leamington Spa, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, furry tail and big black eyes, hazel dormice are without question one of Britain’s most endearing mammals, but sadly these charismatic creatures are also endangered. The decline can be attributed to the loss of woodland and hedgerow habitat, as well as changes to traditional countryside management…

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Spanish Tourist Office and Turismo de Galicia are delighted to announce they will be exhibiting once again this year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Following the success of last year’s ‘Route of the Camellia’ show garden, a silver gilt medallist, the Spanish Tourist Office has once again commissioned garden designer, Rose McMonigall. This year’s exhibit, ‘The Pazo’s Secret Garden’, celebrates the wonder, mystery and contrasts of the gardens of the historic Galician Pazos; magnificent palaces famous for their exquisite architecture and extensive gardens, where formal design meets the untamed nature of Galicia’s landscapes. Rose’s romantic design…

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation

Landscape Watering Systems (LWS) of Dinton near Salisbury specialises in the supply of high quality irrigation products and offers high levels of sales and technical support. The company has developed relationships with many of the biggest names in the UK and global irrigation markets and has an extensive network of professional and experienced Installers. It’s director Simon Edginton looks at the latest developments in irrigation technology and practice: We tend to take the availability of water for granted, yet with all the attention given to climate change, we should not be complacent. Measures need to be taken to combat the…

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court

Build on the RHS’s and BALI’s GoLandscape ‘Watch this Space’ garden, the creation of BALI registered designer member Andy Sturgeon MBALI, started in earnest this week, with the help of volunteers and apprentices from across the wider landscape industry. The garden will be unveiled at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 from 3 July. Working with the RHS, BALI and GoLandscape, with the support from the APL, Andy’s design centres on a series of interconnected gardens re-using and re-imagining a multitude of elements from the last decade of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including previously supplied plants from Chelsea regular Hortus Loci. Born out of…

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Garden paving manufacturer, Bradstone, has supported the MS Society’s ‘A Journey to Hope’ garden which has been awarded a Silver Merit award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 15-18 June. Designed by Mike Baldwin of Derby College, this inspiring and emotive garden illustrates the journey of those who suffer with MS, from pre-diagnosis to living with the disease and beyond. To help raise awareness for the 100,000 UK sufferers of the disease and to show its support for the tremendous work that the MS Society undertakes, Bradstone pledged a quantity of Natural Limestone in Azure, along with…

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue

One of the UK’s leading nurseries will be launching its 2018 promotional catalogue at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June, 2017). Wyevale Nurseries’ new catalogue will include 33 new plant promotions and will be available to collect at the plant show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 20 and 21. Adam Dunnett, sales & marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “Last year’s catalogue resulted in customers reserving more than 150,000 promotional plants from us. Last year’s top five plants were Phormium ‘Chocomint’, Jacobinia ‘Firefly’, Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’, Salvia ‘April Night’ and Echinacea…

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Bernard Tickner has been awarded an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award has been given in recognition for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture, relating to his voluntary conservation work in Suffolk and for his work at Fullers Mill Garden in West Stow. The announcement coincides with the launch of his biography, A Scratch in the Soil, on 20 June, in which Bernard looks back on a varied life. The memoir covers his military service in East Africa, a career with Greene King as Head Brewer and creator of its award-winning draught Abbot Ale, a prominent role…