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SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

September 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine

This September issue is an 108 page edition with so much to look out for! Make sure you take a look at what you can expect from the two not-to-be-missed events coming up in autumn – Landscape Live (p30-31), and FutureScape (p62-63)

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

■News Extra: Apprentices advice from four giants of the industry, and they each pick an apprentice in their ranks to look out for in the future

■News Extra: Social media, yes or no? The results of our survey are in

■News Extra: WorldSkillsUK competition, we caught up with judge Jody Lidgard to find out more

■Association News: BALI announces its move to new offices and upcoming events; news from the RHS Wisley Flower Show and Wild About Gardens Week; the SGD discusses its approaching Autumn Conference: URBAN; the APL reveal with 2014 WorldSkillsUK Landscape Gardening finalists; and efig is still riding high on the success of National Plants at Work Week

■Opinion: When it comes to public parks, we’re all talk and no action says Phil Jones; read the manual to prevent costly and time consuming repairs advises Angus Lindsay; and Andrew Wilson looks at the future for garden design graduates

■Business Tips: Simon Wilson from Landscaping Insurance Services advises on personal accident insurance; and TrustMark looks at how to stand out from the crowd;

■Technical: Liz Ackerley discusses the soft landscaping involved when designing a roof garden; and Lucy Summers considers how to maximise the space in an urban garden

■Let’s Hear it From: Ed and Claire Belderbos of Belderdos Landscapes, who celebrated their tenth anniversary this year

■Portfolios: Three stunning and extremely different projects from plan to completion – these include: a waterlogged garden with a miniature railway as its central feature designed by Herald Nicholson Associates and built by Arbour Design and Build; a roof garden for the new Coca-Cola offices in central London built by Gavin Jones Ltd; and a healing garden with a special purpose designed and built by David Keegan Garden Design & Landscape Consultancy

■Nursery Section: Including Nursery Notes from The Plantation, lots of the latest news, Plantsman’s Plot, a Nursery Factfile with ReadyHedge, and Jonathan Ward reports on the gardens, plants and exhibitors at RHS Tatton Park

■Tree Planting: A solution for every tree planting situation from Platipus Anchoring Systems

■Artificial Grass: Upgrades are becoming more common as artificial grass quality increases – we ask companies to comment on the upgrades boom; and latest products

■Play Equipment: Redriff Primary School foster ‘I can do that’ attitude through play, a case study

■Latest Products: Seed & fertiliser, and latest products to see at SALTEX

■Gas Fires: Rivelin outlines a few things to consider when designing a garden with an outdoor fire; and latest products

■Equipment: All the equipment and machinery news; SALTEX 2014 map, exhibitor list, and kit to look out for at the snow; general latest kit; and Trading With SCH Supplies

■A Day in the Life of: Terry Dean, who celebrates 50 years working as a groundsman at Clarence Park

■Little Interview: More mini interviews and quick-fire questions answered by people from all corners of the industry

■Jobs

To view the latest issue digitally click HERE

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