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  • 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 opens for applications

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  • Pro Landscaper redesign

    Have you seen Pro Landscaper’s new look?

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  • Kew and Hay Festival partnership

    Kew Gardens and Hay Festival announce partnership

    A new partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Hay Festival has been announced. The partnership was launched in Wales with a Kew-sponsored discussion, featuring Kew International Medal winner, Mary Robinson, in conversation with climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh. The discussion focused on Mary’s latest book, Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.   The partnership will go global at Hay Festival events in Mexico, Peru and Colombia over the course of the next year. A series of Kew branded, environmentally focused discussions and lectures will help to foster an understanding of the importance of protecting…

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  • Young Horticulturalist of the year 2019

    Richard Moore wins Young Horticulturist of the Year 2019

    Kew Botanical horticulturist and Pershore graduate, Richard Moore has won the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2019.   Richard, who graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Horticulture in 2017, will receive the £2,500 Travel Bursary provided by the Percy Thrower Trust. He will be able to use it to fund horticultural travel anywhere in the world.   Richard said: “Being a part of the Young Horticulturist of the Year has been an incredible experience which has pushed me to improve my horticultural knowledge. It has allowed me to make many new friends and connections within the horticultural industry”…

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  • RHS calls on volunteers to spot spittlebugs

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on gardeners, nature lovers and citizen scientists to help the UK respond to the threat of Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium that results in the disease and death of many popular garden plants.   The charity, working with the University of Sussex and Forest Research, needs thousands of volunteers to help map the distribution of spittlebugs. It is one of the chief carriers of Xylella, that can be found in gardens, meadows, grasslands and woodlands from April to late June.   Spittlebugs, also called froghoppers, are small, sap-sucking insects that can transmit Xylella as…

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  • Work on £5.8m Grey To Green Phase 2 begins

    Phase 2 of the Grey To Green’ scheme gets under way in Sheffield’s historic Catlegate.   The scheme will also link Castlegate to the under-used Victoria Quays area and transform the almost redundant former inner ring road with sustainable drainage, floral meadows, segregated cycle lanes and public art. It will also significantly improve the approach to the Castle House Kollider/Kommune on Snig Hill.   Contractor North Midland Construction began work after £5.8m funding was confirmed from the European Regional Development Fund. £2.8m of which is Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding, as well as contributions from Sheffield City Council and  Canal and Rivers Trust.   Fifty-seven new trees…

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  • Dura Composites

    Last chance to enter Dura Composites prize draw

    Today is the last day to enter Dura Composites prize draw. It is offering the chance to win a free CAD deck design, when ordering a free sample of Dura Deck Resist or Dura Deck Eco. Customers will be automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to get their new garden decking designed, for free, by the experts at Dura.   Customers can simply go to the website, fill in the form with their personal information, and choose their desired deck and colour.   A name will be randomly selected from those that have requested samples, and one…

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  • People's Choice

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show People’s Choice Award winners

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  • Revisiting The M&G Garden

    It’s been one whole week since the RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its doors to the press, and what a week it’s been. A bustling show ground, multiple medal celebrations, and even a proposal on one of the show gardens made this year’s event one of the most memorable yet. And without a doubt, one of the highlights for the Pro Landscaper team was Andy Sturgeon picking up Best in Show and his eighth Gold medal for The M&G Garden. One of our features writers, Rachael, was even spotted in the crowd by the BBC watching Andy receive the award.…

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  • Kubota UK announces appointment of two new dealer managers

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  • Rea Valley

    Ambitious plans to create the Rea Valley Urban Quarter

    Birmingham City Council has today started a public consultation on ambitious plans to transform 73 hectares of the city centre, the Rea Valley Urban Quarter. Delivering the next phase of the Big City Plan, the Rea Valley Urban Quarter will become a vibrant mixed-use area delivering jobs, homes and a network of green spaces and pedestrian routes. Accommodating over 5,000 new homes the area will provide new housing, attracting families to the city centre supported by a range of community facilities and employment space. Expanding out from the Birmingham Smithfield development the area will focus on a reimagined River Rea…

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  • Still no cure for Xylella, says EFSA

    The European Food and Safety Authority has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU. EFSA’s Plant Health Panel (PLH) used computer modelling to simulate how X. fastidiosaspreads across short and long distances under different conditions. The modelling showed the importance of implementing control measures, such as those specified by the European Commission, to prevent further spread and even eradicate outbreaks. It illustrated the relative effectiveness of using different-sized buffer…

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  • Chelsea

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Frankie’s perspective

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  • Atlantic Woodland Alliance launched to save Scotland’s rainforest

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  • Birmingham students learn how to make cities greener

    Boningale Nurseries has been sharing its green roof expertise to university students this month. Landscape architects and project managers at Birmingham City University heard how sustainable growth can improve the future of urban environments for both people and wildlife. The university invited Maggie Fennell, a recognised green roof expert from Boningale Nurseries, to deliver a series of guest seminars on sustainable construction. The aim is to give students a greater understanding of the importance of sustainable design and how it can help meet future environmental targets in cities. Maggie explains: “As Birmingham is currently at the heart of large-scale national…

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  • Day four at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

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  • Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Rachael’s perspective

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  • anti-slip decking

    Multi-million pound project puts best foot forward with anti-slip decking

    A £140 million shopping and leisure park in Northamptonshire, has used Antislip Plus Smooth decking from Marley to provide a durable and effective external anti-slip surface for visitors. Rushden Lakes, at Nene Valley in Northamptonshire offers over 400,000 sq.ft of retail and restaurant accommodation, together with leisure activities which are all set against the backdrop of a lake. Since opening in 2017, the shopping centre and nature reserve has proved increasingly popular, welcoming more than 4.5 million visitors, with an estimated 30,000 people using the bridge at Rushden Lakes each month. The unique project, which comprised a 30-acre development, also…

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  • GreenBlue Urban launches showroom

    GreenBlue Urban has announced that it is launching its first ever showroom in Farringdon, London. They announced it at Clerkenwell Design Week and it will be located at 117 St John’s Road, EC1V 4Ja.   The London based showroom will be the only place in the UK to showcase a range of tree pit products that enable healthy uncompacted aerated soil for extensive urban tree canopy growth.   Working alongside its sister company Kinley the showroom will also display a range of outdoor inspired products to assist specification of edging, tiling and planters.   The showroom will host an array…

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  • Day three at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

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  • Chelsea Blog

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Nina’s perspective

    Rather than simply visiting the Chelsea show ground this year, one of the royal family members got their hands dirty and co-designed the RHS Back to Nature Garden. It would have been easy, then, for this garden to steal the show. After all, Kate’s five-year-old son Prince George gave the garden a whopping (and impossible, but we’ll let it slide) 20 out of 10. And the garden was a spectacular woodland play area, with an enviable treehouse I’d have traded every single one of my Barbies for when I was kid. Fortunately, though, the other gardens held their own. The…

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  • Andy Sturgeon wins Best in Show Award with M&G Garden at Chelsea

    Andy Sturgeon has scooped the title of Best in Show for The M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Celebrating nature’s extraordinary power to regenerate landscapes with new growth, The M&G Garden is a vibrantly green and lush environment, featuring a biodiverse range of pioneering plant species from around the world. Its dramatic composition offers a variety of textures and designs, with burnt oak timber sculptures slicing through the natural woodland.   A decorated designer, Andy Sturgeon was awarded Best in Show when he last exhibited at the world famous Flower Show with The Daily Telegraph Garden in…

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  • Social Media

    VIDEO: How useful is social media to your business?

    Social media is a part of most people’s everyday lives, and with businesses using it more frequently we were interested to know how beneficial you think it is to your business. We put together a short survey to find out how people in our industry use social media, why they use it and if they find it beneficial to their business at all. The results are in and are surprisingly varied. Twitter came out on top as the most used social media platform with 78.5% of people saying they used it, Facebook and Instagram followed closely behind at 76% and…

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  • Day two at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

    Today was an exciting day at Chelsea as the medals were awarded to the gardens and the sun shined as the gates opened to the public. Here are a selection of pictures from the day, check back again tomorrow for more Chelsea updates.              

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  • 25th Gold for David Austin Roses at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

    World-leading rose breeder, David Austin Roses has been awarded a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This is the 25th in its history of exhibiting.   The Secret Garden themed display features a beautifully fluid, circular design, at the heart of which two  striking new characters from David Austin’s English Rose collection are to be seen in bloom for the first time. Rosa Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon) and Rosa Gabriel Oak(Auscrowd) are both named after beloved characters from Thomas Hardy’s works. They create a stunning centrepiece of scent and colour in a setting befitting a moment of quiet reflection.…

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