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      Eljays44 Ltd celebrates its 8th birthday this week

      This week, Eljays44 celebrates its 8th birthday and what an incredible journey it has been! Starting back in 2011 as a small family run business, Eljays44 began its mission of ‘Connecting Horticulture’ through a variety of media. Both print and digital.

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      Eljays44

      Celebrating the Eljays44 Company Value Awards and record ever year

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      idverde

      idverde begins a year-long celebration of landscaping

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      Roy Lancaster

      Roy Lancaster award to celebrate young horticulturists

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new award to recognise outstanding young horticulturists. The Roy Lancaster Award, in honour of the lifelong plantsman’s enthusiasm for promoting horticulture among young people, will sit alongside the Society’s highest honours. It will be presented for the first time at the annual RHS awards ceremony in March 2019 which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture. The award is open for nominations for those who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture and are under the age of 35. Roy Lancaster said: “I am…

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      Monsanto court case highlights need to move towards eco-friendly alternatives

      The recent Monsanto court case underlines the importance of the TCL Group’s role in working towards greater use of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional weed killer.   Member company Burleys has become one of the few contractors nationwide to use an award-winning system.   It uses a combination of hot water and foam to ‘cook’ weeds on contact.   Burleys has been working with the charity Pesticide Action Network UK.   The charity is campaigning to reduce herbicide use across the country.   It has trialled the Foamstream system with Lewes District Council. Lewes is working towards eliminating pesticides. Foamstream…

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      Tivoli launches, following acquisition of ISS Landscaping

      Following completion of its acquisition of ISS Landscaping 1 June Tivoli (Tivoli Group Limited) has launched and begun trading. Tivoli Group Limited is owned by private individuals as part of the Sullivan Street Partners portfolio of companies. Sullivan Street Partners also manage Orbis Protect, a leading vacant property security business and take active roles in their businesses. As a well-funded independent business, the new company will cement its place as the UK’s leading specialist grounds maintenance provider. The strategy is to continue to self-deliver grounds maintenance, landscape construction, arboriculture, winter maintenance and interior plants and floristry services to its public…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Podium Landscapes

      FEATURES Designing rooftops: Adolfo Harrison Gardens Building podiums: Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants Top tips: Expert advice for podiums   PORTFOLIOS In High Office: Gardenlink Breathing Space: Matthew Wilson Gardens Luxury Living: Aralia   TECHNICAL Correct soil: Jonathan Bourne of Bourne Amenity The right plants: Plants for podiums Solid foundations: Karl Harrison of Exterior Solutions Latest Products: Top picks for podiums   To view the Podium Landscapes supplement digitally, please click here.

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      March issue – Pro Landscaper

      INFORM Agenda: In the wake of the collapse of Carillion, would you forfeit your own payment terms for the opportunity to work for a large service provider? Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017: Read all the coverage from our brand new event The Chelsea Diaries: Robert Barker and Ed Burnham share their progress as they plan their Chelsea debuts Let’s Hear It From: Maylim View From the Top: Nick Temple-Head considers Carillion’s collapse and what it means for the industry Risky Business: David T Binks provides a framework on reducing business risk National Park City: Daniel Raven-Ellison tells us why London…

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      Landstruction announces two new senior appointments

      Landstruction, one of the North’s fastest growing full-service landscaping businesses, has further strengthened its senior management team with two board level appointments. Joining the Chester based team is experienced regional director Alan Wilkins. In the newly created role, Alan will be responsible for Landstruction’s continued growth focussing specifically on the company’s dedicated maintenance and land management departments. Alan brings a wealth of relevant industry experience including Operations Director roles at nationally recognised companies Glendale Services and Ground Control Limited. Alan is very excited about the future: “I am delighted to become part of this young and ambitious team. This fast-growing business…

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      Meadow links celebrations

      People and wildlife across the Yorkshire Dales are flourishing, thanks to the efforts of green-fingered volunteers who have been learning new skills and working together to transform ten community spaces into flower-rich havens. It’s part of the Meadow Links project, led by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), which is helping community groups in and around the Yorkshire Dales to create and restore publicly accessible wildflower hay meadows along ‘nature recovery networks’, to create fantastic habitats for pollinating insects, enabling them and other wildlife to move across our countryside. During the course of this 18-month project, the charity provided…

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      Hortus Loci growing over 20,000 plants for Chelsea Flower Show gardens

      Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and 2018 looks like their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants, most of which is grown on their 17 acre site in Hampshire, and the remainder is sourced across the best growers in the UK and Europe. The 2018 Line up looks like this: Main Avenue…

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      Perennial reports a rise in horticulturists seeking charity help

      The number of people finding themselves in crisis and in need of help from Perennial increased again last year. For many across the horticulture industry, working in jobs that are often low paid and seasonal, the effects of the economy and welfare reforms have taken their toll. Add to that job insecurity and the risk of accident or injury, together with other threats such as illness, family breakdown or bereavement, it is no wonder that more people are ending up in crisis. Perennial is dedicated to helping everyone from across the horticulture industry and related sectors, delivering front line financial…

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      Forestry sector urges MSPs not to vote for £30m ‘black hole’

      MSPs have been urged to support the Scottish Government’s plan to keep Scotland’s two forestry bodies separate – to prevent the industry facing a £30m black hole. Confor, which represents more than 600 forestry and wood-using businesses in Scotland, fears a single agency would have severe consequences for a £1 billion sector which provides more than 25,000 jobs. It is asking MSPs to reject amendment 39 to the Forestry and Land Management Bill when it is discussed at Holyrood tomorrow (1 March). The amendment aims to create a single agency to carry out all the Scottish Government’s forestry and land…

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      Confor reacts to government consultation on future rural policy and funding

      Confor has welcomed a consultation described by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove as a “historic opportunity” to shape future rural policy and funding, while calling for more detail on the future role of forestry in the countryside. Government proposals would see money shift from direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which are based on the amount of land farmed, to a new system of paying farmers “public money for public goods” – such as enhancing the environment and investing in sustainable food production. Other public goods which could be supported include investment in technology and skills to improve…

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    • Design

      Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

      Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

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      Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser

      Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

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      Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride on mower

      Kubota UK continues to expand its extensive range of  machinery solutions with the launch of its new professional zero turn ride on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut every time, the ZD1211 is equipped with a three-blade, 140 mm deep, 1.5m rear discharge deck, and optional mulching kit. This is combined with Kubota’s unique baffling system, a new technology that has been specifically designed and developed in the UK to maximise mulching performance. The ZD1211’s innovations go…

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      Lotus Design Studio awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

      Lotus Design Studio of London has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The RHS multi-award, gold medal winning design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. A “Best Of Houzz…

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      Horticulture and agriculture students’ study trip to Spain

      Horticulture and agriculture students have learnt more about the commercial production and exportation of tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables during a study tour to Almeria in Spain,  home to over 30,000ha of protected cropping. During the five-day long trip, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture and MSc Postharvest and Crop Production students gained an insight into major producers and processors. These included one of the largest exporters in the world and a company that produces tomatoes exclusively for Tesco in the UK. Henry Matthews said: “This study trip is designed to provide students with in-depth focus on the most up-to-date approaches…

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    • Design

      Five key garden design trends from the society of garden designers awards 2017

      How will our gardens grow in 2018? What are the new trends in garden design right now?  Inspiration can be found in the award-winning gardens revealed at this year’s Society of Garden Designers Awards, where some of the best landscape and garden design projects were celebrated. Planter Gardening – Bold, multi-layered steel planting systems were key features in two of the award-winning gardens at the Society of Garden Designer Awards this year. Designer Emily Erlam used blocks of angular steel planters, deep filled with plants, shrubs and trees to create a densely planted roof terrace, while Ian Kitson FSGD snaked sculptural Corten…

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      300 trees planted to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

      City of Trees, alongside cadets from the Greater Manchester Wing of the Air Training Corps planted 300 trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.  The new trees have been planted at Parkway Playing Fields, Manchester on Sunday 4 February 2018, extending existing woodland creating a haven for both people and wildlife. For the initiative the Air Corps teamed up with leading environmental charity City of Trees who have pledged to plant 3 million trees – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester, over the next generation. Greater Manchester Wing is one of the…

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      Alpha Rail sales administrator celebrates 20th anniversary

      An employee of Huthwaite based metal railings and gates manufacturer, Alpha Rail is celebrating 20 years’ service with the company. Yvonne Wardle, joined Alpha Rail in February 1998, initially working in the sales department at its old factory on Urban Road in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, where she was responsible for administration duties such as filing, answering phone calls and inputting data into the computer. Now, with twenty years’ experience under her belt, Yvonne takes care of processing orders, chasing quotations and pricing for pedestrian guardrail enquiries. Commenting on her role, Yvonne said, “I’ve always enjoyed the varied workload – it makes every…

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      Isola Garden Design moves to Stoneleigh Park

      An award-winning garden design and landscape company has put down new roots in Warwickshire. Isola Garden Design has moved to Stoneleigh Park, which is home to a number of leading national organisations within the land-based sector including the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). The company was founded by James Brash, from Leamington, in 2006 and has since built an impressive portfolio of high-end garden design and builds for private homes across Warwickshire, Solihull, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Isola is known for its innovative and thoughtful designs, from traditional country to contemporary townhouse gardens. Its accolades include a Silver Gilt…

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      Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supplying tree planting materials

      Nottingham Trent University city site is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre with 30 buildings surrounded by 5.1 hectares of open space. The heart of the campus underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2015 which included two new state-of-the-art buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied the landscaping materials. The landscaping works for this area including the planting of 50 mature trees. Larger, more established trees were specified to maximise aesthetic and biodiversity value. The landscaping contract was awarded to Ulyett Landscapes Limited, a long established landscaping company based in the East…

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      Turkish Delight as flag is raised at its first international award-winning park

      Incilipinar Park in Denizli is the first Turkish park to be awarded the coveted Green Flag Award, joining the very best green spaces across the world. The Green Flag Award is the international mark of a quality green space, judged by green space-expert volunteers, across eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome. Incilipinar Park in Denizli was visited by a team of international judges (including Mike Bent of Bury Council, England and Harry Schrotenboer of Almelo Council, Netherlands) who were impressed by the standards and management of the park.  One of the largest…

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