April 30, 2017

Latest:

Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available from Hillier Nurseries -

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

  • SGD

    Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report

    Comment from the SGD in response to the release of the RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report: We welcome the RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report and the valuable guidance and insight it provides. Our Members have long been aware of changing climatic conditions throughout the UK and overseas and, as skilled planting designers, have the expertise to adapt plant palettes and create conditions within which a wide variety of plants will thrive. SGD Members create and plant private and public green spaces that provide recognised holistic health benefits to users, as well as habitats and food sources…

  • Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available from Hillier Nurseries

    Exciting plant news from Hillier Nurseries, with the outstanding shrub Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’ available in limited quantities. A significant proportion have already been delivered to customers however a small amount of these fantastic plants can still be secured. Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’, raised by Hillier nurseries propagator and plant hunter Alan Postill, is often regarded as the best form of the species. Yet, it is not always widely available. It is a fabulous evergreen, medium-sized shrub with large clusters of pinky-white flowers. It has a delicious scent that fills the garden, making it very sought after by gardeners.   For enquiries…

  • 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…

Latest

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…

Five promotions as green services firm grows in south west

Apr 22, 2017

National green services company Glendale has made five promotions to boost its senior management team, as it continues to expand its presence in the south west. Vicky Ebbrell, Laura Owens, Wayne Gostling, Zoe Shillabeer and Anthony Jones have all been promoted to contract management positions. In her new role, Vicky, who joined Glendale in 2007 as a sales administrator before building up a series of industry qualifications, will manage all landscaping projects delivered by the company across the south west. Elsewhere Anthony will oversee Glendale’s Wessex-based contract, including woodland management services, in his new role of woodland and countryside manager,…

Hang your gardening memories in Chelsea history

Apr 22, 2017

Visitors at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are invited to play their part in Chelsea history by leaving a lasting memory in the Hillier show garden. At the heart of one of the must-see exhibits will stand a unique tree, fluttering with something quite unusual. Hillier is opening part of its prestigious show garden to the public and is inviting show visitors to attach their favourite garden memory to its ‘Memory Tree’. Chris Francis, wholesale and retail director of Hillier, commented: “At Hillier, we have decades worth of great memories connected to Chelsea. The Memory Tree in our exhibit…

‘A Homecoming Prayer’ secures gold and best in show at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

Apr 21, 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)has confirmed that ‘A Homecoming Prayer’, the largest ever show garden at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, which has been sponsored by BALI and its Registered members, has been awarded a Gold medal from a leading panel of expert judges. Adding to this achievement, the garden was also awarded the highest marks at this year’s event, taking home Best in Show. The Japanese-themed show garden was designed and built by Peter Cunliffe and his team from award-winning BALI Registered Contractor Northumbrian Landscaping on behalf of their client the 6 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, who…

450 trees a day planted in and around National Park

Apr 21, 2017

Across the region 82,000 trees were planted between October and March to create 21 new woodlands which will bring significant benefits for local wildlife, people, environment and landscape, thanks to a long running grant programme. The Dales Woodland Restoration Programme is delivered and funded by a partnership including Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the Forestry Commission. Together the partners aim to double broadleaf woodland cover in the Yorkshire Dales by 2020. Through this initiative great strides have been made in Bishopdale in recent years, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of one landowner,…

Let Green-tech put a spring in your step

Apr 21, 2017

Green-tech has unveiled a bumper spring catalogue packed with essential products for spring maintenance projects. The new spring catalogue is full of landscape products for the maintenance season, including some of Green-tech’s latest hot products; their gt Green Screens – a green alternative to fencing, turf and edging, grass seed, ground protection, weed control, maintenance equipment, fertilisers and wildflower seed. This brochure includes all products from leading chemicals and fertiliser manufacturers as well as their popular own brands of John Chambers Wildflower Seed and gt Advance grass seed. This year the John Chambers wildflower seed and habitat section has been…

Garden Bridge Trust responds to Hodge Report inaccuracies

Apr 21, 2017

Lord Mervyn Davies, chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust, has written to Dame Margaret Hodge MP to register concerns about her recent review of the Garden Bridge. Lord Davies commented: “It is a shame that Dame Margaret has shown disregard for the facts and been selective in her use of evidence to support her own opinions. The Trustees’ focus remains on the future of the bridge, and the great benefits it will bring to Londoners and visitors alike. That future is now in the hands of the Mayor. Our message to him is that this report, with its many errors…

London Stone increases capacity at its bespoke stone centre

Apr 21, 2017

London Stone has announced that it has just completed the installation of two brand new Terzago 4 Axis CNC’s at its Berkshire bespoke stone centre. Production director of the London & Home Counties based supplier Gavin Walley said: “We’re under constant pressure from our customers to keep our lead times down, the addition of these machines will enable us to do that even at the busiest time of year. We’ve now got four CNCs in total meaning we can handle any job type on any machine allowing us to process large complex orders quickly and accurately. The landscaping industry is…

Introducing landscapers to the circular economy and responsibly sourced horti-products

Apr 21, 2017

Pro-Grow horticultural range from Veolia is now available to the landscaping industry at discounted trade prices, which are available in 25kg and 600kg bags. The range includes Plant Feed, Lawn Feed, Bio-Cal, Zero PK, which are all UK manufactured to the highest quality granular formulation with added seaweed and trace elements. The Lawn Feed is an an organically sourced NPK 12-9-9 granular slow release fertiliser that offers a rich complete balance of major nutrients and trace elements that improve overall fertiliser efficiency. Bio-Cal rapidly increases soil pH by adding micro-ground calcium carbonate that quickly gets to work on acid soils….

Etesia launches MSC45 pedestrian scarifier

Apr 20, 2017

Etesia has launched the MSC45 – a powered pedestrian scarifier for domestic and professional use on lawns and amenity areas. The machine has a working width of 45cm comes complete with a Honda GX160 5.5hp engine ensuring that it will be suitable for applications ranging from treating the average lawn to rejuvenating estates and formal grounds. Scarification is one of the most essential lawn care tasks. The Etesia MSC45 pedestrian scarifier can be used for regular use or as part of a maintenance programme at different depth settings with the use of interchangeable reels that can be swapped without the…

Rolawn chosen by Love Your Garden for programme’s seventh series

Apr 20, 2017

The seventh series of the garden make-over programme, Love Your Garden is currently being filmed and Rolawn’s award winning Medallion turf and market leading enhanced Blended Loam Topsoil, have again been requested by the programme’s makers. The garden lifestyle series which was first aired in 2011, is presented by Alan Titchmarsh, along with David Domoney. It focuses on transforming outdoor space into suitable gardens for people who are deemed to deserve them the most. Rolawn’s sales and marketing director, Jonathan Hill commented: “The gardens that Alan and his team design and build are emotional and rewarding. We are delighted to have…

Three Cornish gardens launch traineeship

Apr 20, 2017

Three Cornish Greats have combined forces to provide the best possible start for some committed and enthusiastic horticulturists in the form of ‘Tripos – the Three Gardens Traineeship’. The trio of world renowned gardens which include the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tresco Abbey Gardens are set to send students into a frenzy as they are offered a unique opportunity to take on a year long traineeship like no other. Two aspiring horticulturists, will be given the opportunity to embark on this incredible journey, which will see them learn the theory and practice of gardening in three…

SGD appoints chief operating officer

Apr 20, 2017

The Society of Garden Designers has appointed Craig Moyes as its chief operating officer, effective from 20 April 2017. Craig will report to the SGD chair, Philippa O’Brien, and the SGD Council. He will be responsible for driving forward an ambitious programme of developments, including increasing membership, supporting members and their professional development, promoting excellence and professional standards in garden design and supporting Council in the delivery of major projects, such as the SGD Awards and conferences. To date the SGD has predominantly been run by members, for members and this newly created, part-time role marks a shift in the development and…

Fifty years of horticultural knowledge in a book

Apr 20, 2017

Founder and managing director of Hampshire based Hambrooks, Norman Hambrook has just produced a 200-page plant book. With nearly 5 decades of hands-on experience behind him, he has brought together his knowledge and expertise to compile ‘The Hambrooks Plant Book’. Its simple non-technical style is aimed at both the inexperienced and more knowledgeable gardener or landscaper. The book’s content is set out in a colourful easy to digest style that combines plantmanship with practical, concise information. A comprehensive guide to eye-catching plants, shrubs and trees, each entry contains a high quality image to demonstrate colour, structure and shape. Norman Hambrook…