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February 18, 2018

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Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

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30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

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New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

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Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildflowers embraced by the University of York -

Monday, February 12, 2018

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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