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    • Woodland Trust

      Woodland Trust Appeals to Buy Mountain

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    • Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop | January 23 2019

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    • idverde community fund

      idverde launch new Community Fund

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    • Earth Cycle

      Earth Cycle launches new range

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    • ground control woodland

      Ground Control create woodland

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    • Heated jacket

      Makita announces smart heated jackets

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    • West Dean Gardens

      West Deans Gardens launches trainee fund

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    • Dura Deck

      Dura Deck expands range

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    • Smiths’ decorative shingle

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    • Clive Pinnock

      Respects for Clive

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    • idverde

      idverde begins a year-long celebration of landscaping

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    • David Austin

      Obituary: David Austin Snr

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    • Kew to open giant new Children’s Garden in May 2019

      The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has embarked on its most ambitious design project in recent years with the creation of a giant new Children’s Garden due to open to the public on 18 May 2019. Covering 10,000m², it’s the size of nearly 40 tennis courts, and has been designed by a Kew garden designer around the elements that plants need to grow: earth, air, sun and water. Children will be able to play and explore as they wind their way through a landscape filled with over 100 mature trees, discovering hidden treasures and adventure, and developing their love of nature,…

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    • Hampshire Manor Celebrates Ten Years of Wildflowers

      A Hampshire wildflower meadow, grown and supplied by Wildflower Turf Ltd in 2008, has recently reached the ripe old age of ten. A decade after it was installed at Grade II listed Ashley Manor in the Test Valley, the wildflower meadow continues to thrive and provide a safe haven for an abundance of wildlife. Improving long term biodiversity and ensuring a species rich habitat is now an important goal for landscape designers, and Ashley Manor is testament that a well-maintained wildflower meadow offers great longevity and can be relied upon to provide colour and interest year after year. At the…

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    • Capel Manor College

      Capel Manor College to Build World’s Largest Show Garden at Hatfield House

      London’s leading land-based college Capel Manor, has partnered with The Game Fair to design and create specialist gardens that will span over an acre. A show garden of this scale has never been attempted before but with the College’s outstanding reputation for garden design, innovation and young talent, the garden is highly anticipated. Established in 1959,The Game Fair is a prestigious event that celebrates British country life and boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family. Lord and Lady Salisbury’s Hatfield House Estate will play host to The Game Fair from 26 – 28 July 2019; this is the second…

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    • Eastleigh’s Miles Stone & Kingston Maurward College to Create Show Garden for Chelsea Flower Show

      Eastleigh based Miles Stone are one of the leading suppliers of landscaping materials on the South Coast. Not only are they passionate about creating dream landscapes, they also care about the people that will be creating them in years to come. That’s why, through their partnership with Kingston Maurward College, they have decided to sponsor an Artisan garden at 2019’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show that celebrates 70 years of land-based education at KMC and has a specific focus on inspiring the students of the future. Chelsea Flower Show is an annual garden event that’s held for five days every May…

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    • james barnes

      James Barnes appointed as Chairman of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA)

      The HTA is delighted to announce that James Barnes has been appointed as Chairman of its Association,with effect from January 2019. James is a well-known and respected figure across the horticultural industry and brings with him over 23 years of experience in garden retail. He will join the HTA Board, and work in conjunction with the President and the Board, and with the Senior Executive Director and Management team supporting the HTA’s strategic direction. Between 1989 and 2013, James was Chief Executive of Dobbies Garden Centres and was instrumental in developing Dobbies from a turnover of £4m to over £150m.…

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    • Horticulture/ Landscape Supervisor Apprenticeship approved

      The new scheme, announced by the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape apprenticeship trailblazer group will provide the technical and supervisory skills for those who are maintaining and installing parks, gardens and commercial landscapes. The approval of a horticulture/landscaper supervisor apprenticeship is the latest in a suite of new standards which are revolutionising careers for the future in arboriculture, forestry horticulture and landscape industries. This apprenticeship joins the arborist, forest operative and horticulture / landscape operative apprenticeship standards that were approved in the summer of 2017. Designed by employers working together as the trailblazer group, they contain the skills, knowledge and…

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    • Countrywide

      Countrywide wins additional grounds maintenance contract with LiveWest

      Countrywide, the UK’s leading professional grounds maintenance contractor, has just won an additional new five-year contract with LiveWest.

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    • trade centre

      New Green-tech Trade Centre opens up in North Yorkshire

      Landscape supplier Green-tech opens up a Landscaping Trade Centre on Monday 3 December 2018.   The Green-tech Trade Centre will sell everything needed for commercial landscaping projects. Customers will also benefit from discounted trade prices.   The Green-tech Trade Centre will be open from 7:00am on weekdays. It is within the Rabbit Hill Country Store on Rabbit Hill Business Park. This is just off the A168 southbound, near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire. There is plenty of free parking outside the Centre for quick and easy loading.   Trade Centre manager Frankie Helliwell said: “This is an exciting development for Green-tech.…

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    • Perennial

      Help Perennial improve lives this Christmas

      Perennial is urging everyone across the horticulture industry to think of those in our sector who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season. Many people working in our industries are on low incomes and unemployment is rife over the winter months. For those facing redundancy, a life-changing diagnosis or bereavement, Christmas can be a difficult time and this adds to their financial difficulties. By making a donation to Perennial, you can make a real difference to the lives of those who need it most. Perennial’s services are a lifeline for those needing help. For families that can barely…

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    • ipm

      IPM Facilities Ltd win national grounds maintenance & cleaning tender

      IPM Facilities has been awarded and already started a three years contract to deliver cleaning, grounds maintenance services and civils works nationally for Property Management Agents – Edgerley Simpson Howe.   IPM will carry out grounds maintenance, daily litter collection and site cleansing duties and undertake various civils work as part of the contract.   Mark Noakes, Managing Director at IPM Facilities said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and already work nationally for Edgerley Simpson Howe on their other national portfolios. They specialize in edge and out of town retail and leisure parks and as a…

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    • robin williams

      Robin Williams, VMM, FSGD, FIHORT, FAPLD (USA) 1935-2018

      On Friday 30 November 2018 Robin Williams sadly passed away at home after a long illness. Robin was a revered garden designer, lecturer and writer on garden and landscape design.  He was a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers of which he was a founding member and past chairman, a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (USA) and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Robin was a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society Veitch Memorial Medal, a past RHS council member and a past RHS show garden judge. Among many other…

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    • increase profit

      Grow Your Client Base and Increase Profit – the A.P way

      FutureScape bolstered its seminar offering this year, providing attendees with informative sessions on the latest products and materials available to landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects. These seminars took place in the Esher Hall, with visitors giving immensely positive feedback on all sessions. Specialist nursery Architectural Plants addressed an eager audience in the afternoon. Managing director Guy Watts, broke down the three keys to increase profit: finance, marketing and selling. More colloquially, Guy referred to these as: the boring bit, the fun bit and the hard bit. The financial aspect heralded keeping all costs tracked, ensuring everything is taken into…

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    • versatility

      Versatility in Garden Design

      FutureScape bolstered its seminar offering this year, providing attendees with informative sessions on the latest products and materials available to landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects. These seminars took place in the Esher Hall, with visitors giving immensely positive feedback on all sessions. Millboard’s Carl Markham took the audience through the decking solutions available to garden designers looking to bring their vision to reality. Carl’s material knowledge was paired with the garden designer know-how of Greenbird Gardening’s Chris Rixton, who explained the role of decking in bringing a show garden to life. Chris considered how lighting, plants and seating areas…

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