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    Pro Landscaper Magazine June 2013 Issue

    ■News shed: A round-up of news from the industry

    ■Three Peaks Extreme Challenge: We look at the rigorous training programme the team are undertaking to prepare for the challenge, and what Perennial do to help horticulturalists in need

    ■View from the Top: Phil Jones from ISS discusses how the right culture which encourages staff members can be a catalyst for natural business growth

    ■ Out & About: Pictures of the award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

    ■Association news: Updates from the SGD, BALI, and the APL including the SGD calling for public entries in the ‘Designing for Community Space’ Award, BALI’s success at the Harrogate Spring Show, and the APL’s involvement in upcoming flower shows

    ■Business tips: Janine Pattison on retrofitting gardens for sustainability; the safety costs of infrequent maintenance; how to deal with niggles between team members from Margaret McNeil; tips when building a garden pond; and an explanation from Karl Harrison on what is meant by ‘high end decking’

    ■Let’s Hear it From: Matthew Wilson, Managing Director of Clifton Nurseries, landscaper and designer, discussing his accidental entrance into the industry, and his varied career

    ■Portfolios: Three inspirational landscaping projects including a brightly coloured children’s playground and a the garden of a waterfront property; Christine Wilkie also outlines her award winning show garden as part of Grand Design Live

    ■Plantsman’s Plot: A round-up of spring trees and plants available in the country’s nurseries

    ■Seal or no seal?: Pro Landscaper asked suppliers and landscapers for their views on the debated issue of sealing natural stone paving

    ■Anglo Irish partnerships: Pro Landscaper attended a trip to Ireland to look at trading partnerships

    ■NEW machinery section: Including top tips to extend the life of your mower, the Kubota RTVs launch event, and the latest kit available in lawnmowers and general machinery

    ■Inside: AVS Fencing Supplies, nationwide timber suppliers

    ■Trading With: Revolutionary landscaping product creator WoodBlocX

    ■ People: Look out for Peter Reader – winner of the APL’s Young Achiever Award 2013, and The Little Interview

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