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December 13, 2017

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Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

RHS bans nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from shows

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) received its trade application pack this week, for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, and an accompanying ‘Stop Press’ notification was included from the RHS, detailing how it will be banning nine overseas high risk Xylella specimens from the event, and all subsequent shows throughout the 2018 season. Exhibitors have been warned that only British-grown hebe, rosemary, oleander, olives, lavender, polygala, coffee, Spanish broom and prunus will be allowed.

In the letter, the RHS confirmed the nine species would be “propagated from seed in the UK or having been grown in the UK for a minimum 12 months preceding their use in an RHS show”.

Industry professionals who support RHS shows, including landscape contractors, garden designers and suppliers, will now be left wondering how the ban will also affect those plants that may have already been purchased by designers, in anticipation for next year’s events, and, whether the RHS intends to issue further advice on what they should do in such a scenario and whether this could instigate a plant premium, which some organisations are already muting.

Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium, which has the potential to cause disease in a particularly wide range of woody plants, prompting fears from UK nurseries, and the wider landscaping industry, that all imported stock may have to be screened to prevent Xylella. This could have an adverse effect on UK plant sourcing and selection, as well as implications on the country’s bio-security measures.

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