• Greening Grey Britain

    To meet the challenges of climate-change and rapid urban development, the Greening Grey Britain Garden, a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show showcases how and why plants, nature and gardens have never been needed more in our towns and cities.
     Professor Nigel Dunnett, says: “Gardens and plants are no longer an optional and decorative ‘nice-to-have’, they’re essential. With pollution levels dangerously high in cities like London,
  • Multi-million pound park

    Johnsons of Whixley has supplied a contract grow worth £138,000 to supply a historic park in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
     Brooke Park, located near the city centre, has recently been reopened after a £5.6 million regeneration project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Stormont executive.
     GB Landscapes, a 70-strong landscape contractor team based in Castlederg, County Tyrone – specialists in hard and soft lands
  • Andrew Sells to stay at helm of Natural England

    Defra Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom, has reappointed Andrew Sells as chairman of the board of Natural England.
  • Press release: Appointments to the Board of Natural England

    The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, has reappointed Andrew Sells as Chairman of the Board of Natural England.The appointment has been made in accordance with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments.Andrew Sells was first appointed Chairman of Natural England in January 2014.He also sits on the Defra Board.In confirming the reappointment, Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom said:I value highly the advice Natural England provides and the vit
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  • Edging beds and borders – FREE LOAN FOR PARKS - The Landscaper

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    Edging beds and borders – FREE LOAN FOR PARKS
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    Following a feature in The Landscaper concerning the declining standard of public parks and open spaces maintenance, GroundsCare Products have come up with an innovative idea. “The look of parks can be drastically improved by edging the beds and ...
  • New managing director for The Landscape Agency

    Associate director at The Landscape Agency, Alex Robinson, has become the landscape architecture practice's managing director.
  • Edging beds and borders – FREE LOAN FOR PARKS

    Following a feature in The Landscaper concerning the declining standard of public parks and open spaces maintenance, GroundsCare Products have come up with an innovative idea.
    “The look of parks can be drastically improved by edging the beds and borders.  Groundscare’s Paul Errington explains “ As a result of budget cuts it has been all-but abandoned. No doubt, it is seen as a time-consuming, labour-intensive job but can actually be very quick provided
  • WATER: THE ENEMY WITHIN

    Why do so many older garden lighting systems no longer work. Martin Bennett explains.
    The simple answer is usually “water ingress”. Until recently most garden lights used halogen bulbs rated at 30 watts or more. These generate a lot of heat and if the fixture is not 100% airtight then a lot of condensation can occur which can easily trip mains voltage systems.
    These days LED bulbs are far more efficient with a 3 watt bulb typically generating as much light as a 25 watt Halogen with
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  • Positive interim results expected by housebuilder Barratt on back of easier mortgage market

    Government support and an easier mortgage market have helped to drive up profits and orders at house-builder Barratt, but completions have slowed in London.
  • Looking toward spring: native plant landscaper gives gardening tips at Takiff Center talk - Chicago Tribune

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    Looking toward spring: native plant landscaper gives gardening tips at Takiff Center talk
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    Plant expert Monica Buckley, left, speaks with Friends of the Green Bay Trail founder and president Betsy Leibson after a Jan. 11 talk on gardening at the Takiff Center. Plant expert Monica Buckley, left, speaks with Friends of the Green Bay Trail ...
  • Wining designer

    Provender Nurseries in conjunction with Capel Manor College, Regents Park campus have selected a winning design by Tish Potter after judging 30 entries in a garden design project submitted by students. 
    Tish Potter’s design was selected as the rope supports perfectly reflected other areas within Regents Park providing unity between spaces used by the public.  The planting provides scent, large drifts of colour and structure with a colour scheme of dark purple through to pink with
  • Inspiring Netherlands tour

    The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) have arranged an inspirational study tour to the Netherlands from 8 – 10  February 2017. As well as an exclusive tour of the Dutch design company Elho head office, which will include presentations from their operations team and in house trend specialists, the tour will include visits to some creative garden centres, alongside the Garden Retail Experience in Boskoop for its 6th Edition, including the event’s gala dinner.
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  • Best gardening event in the world – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) revealed  details of 24 confirmed Gardens, including nine Show Gardens, nine Artisan Gardens, five Fresh Gardens, the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, and more than 100 floral displays, which will make up the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
    Nick Mattingley, RHS Director of Shows, says: “As with every RHS Chelsea Flower Show for more than a century, designers, nurserymen and leading lights of the horticultural world are pulling out all the stops to
  • Prestigious Award for Belfast Landscapers

     
    A private garden has landed Belfast based Cameron Landscapes, the most prestigious award in the landscaping industry for the seventh time.
    Held every year, the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI) awards are designed to celebrate the industry’s commitment to maintaining and improving standards within the landscape sector.
    With categories to recognise not only residential and commercial projects, but also sports fields, contractors were able to submit their entries
  • Win new business

    Natural Paving Products has  announced its new homeowner rating system is now live and fully integrated into its 2016 Landscaping Professional Awards, which are now open for entries.
    Updating the company’s membership scheme for professional landscapers, the Homeowner Rating System is an easy way to create an online portfolio of work and gain valuable customer reviews. Landscape professionals simply upload images and details of completed projects and Natural Paving Products will conta
  • Graham Boyd joins Long Rake Spar

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Graham Boyd has joined Long Rake Spar as Joint Managing Director.
    Graham joins the company from Knauf Insulation where he held the position of Business Development Director since 2011. Previous to that, Graham worked at Hanson in a number of key commercial roles within the brick, packed products and cement divisions.
    The  Company’s Managing Director, Trevor Broadhurst
  • GOLF REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

     
    Huxley Golf has proved that the sky’s the limit when the world leader in all-weather golf surfaces installed golf greens high in the Hong Kong skyline in a partnership with GolfTEC.
     
    Two Huxley Golf modular putting greens were installed at the brand new GolfTEC centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The first, a large and beautifully designed outdoor roof-top green of approximately 1,000sq.ft. (92sq.m.), was created using Huxley Golf Premier Nylon Outdoor Putting Green Turf complete
  • Speedy natural stone paving installation

    Bannister Hall has launched a  new natural stone paving product – a bespoke system that they claim will  revolutionise urban, street and commercial design by combining innovation and versatility with rapid, simple and cost-effective installation.
    The PietraPave range, already used extensively on a huge range of commercial and domestic projects worldwide, has  the beauty and resilience of natural stone paving while also reducing installation time by up to 80% due to its pre-
  • Conservation Foundation start prison greening project

    The Conservation Foundation is about to start a Gardening Against The Odds project to green areas within HMP Wandsworth, one of Europe's largest prisons.
  • Driver pleads guilty after killing landscaper with car - Total Landscape Care

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    Driver pleads guilty after killing landscaper with car
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    The 25-year-old woman who struck a New York landscaper while he was on a zero-turn mower in September 2016 has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor driving while ability was impaired by drugs. Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, was ...
  • Anaheim Landscaper Acquired - Orange County Business Journal

    Anaheim Landscaper Acquired
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    Marina Landscape Maintenance Inc. in Anaheim was bought by BrightView Landscapes LLC in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on undisclosed terms on Jan. 1. Marina Landscape is 44 years old and employs about 650 firm wide. It provides landscaping, erosion ...and more »
  • Landscaper in Venice fatally injured - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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    Landscaper in Venice fatally injured - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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    The victim was believed to have been working in a tree, according to police.and more »
  • Landscaper in Venice fatally injured - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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    Landscaper in Venice fatally injured
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    VENICE - A man working for a private landscaping company in Venice was fatally injured at about 10 a.m. this morning. Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller said details of the death at 758 Village Circle are being investigated. The victim was believed to ...and more »
  • Lighten the Landscaping Load

    The multi-function Avant 500 series will tackle a wide range of landscaping jobs and tasks quickly and easily. The range features the 520, 525 and 528 models.
    The Avant 500 series of articulated telescopic loaders are compact, strong and versatile. They are very stable, easy to drive and turn smoothly and the Avant’s excellent rough terrain capabilities ensure smooth handling whatever the conditions.
    Whether you need to move earth or boulders, level areas for paving, or maintenance jobs s
  • Dealers Rewarded

      
     
    Three lucky Etesia UK dealers recently jetted off to Japan in a  an once-in-a-lifetime trip, as part of the company’s Attila sales competition.
    With a total of twenty places on offer, entry was open to all Etesia outlets across the whole of Europe. In announcing the UK winners at the Etesia UK ‘Partners in Excellence’ awards held last month, Etesia’s operations director, Les Malin said:
    “Competition has been fierce throughout the year, so I
  • Powaspred Variseeder and Flexibrush

     
     
    Bloxham School, in Oxfordshire, has recently purchased three new SISIS tractor mounted turf maintenance machines – the Powaspred, the Variseeder and the Flexibrush.
    With a plethora of synthetic and natural grass sports pitches at Bloxham School, grounds manager Glenn Davies and the rest of the grounds team have their work cut out. It is safe to say that their armoury is full to the brim with a range of market leading turf maintenance equipment – with one particular bran
  • Vision for Birmingham's Snow Hill public realm takes shape

    Broadway Malyan has completed a public realm masterplan for the Snow Hill area of Birmingham in the first stage of a project to transform the city's business district.
  • Post-twister, landscaper accused of vanishing before job is done - KUTV 2News

    Post-twister, landscaper accused of vanishing before job is done
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    SOUTH OGDEN — (KUTV) Mary England's yard is back to normal, now. But when a twister touched down last September, her yard was destroyed. A couple hours after the storm, Mary says a man showed up at her door and said he could clean up the mess.
  • ONS figures show slight construction slowdown

    Construction output fell slightly in November according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today.
  • Driver Pleads Guilty Four Months After Hitting, Killing Flanders Landscaper - 27east.com

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    Driver Pleads Guilty Four Months After Hitting, Killing Flanders Landscaper
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    A woman who admitted to being high on heroin when she struck and killed a popular Flanders landscaper as he was cutting a lawn in Ridge this fall pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and misdemeanor driving while ability was impaired by ...
  • Highest recorded sales month in 22 years

    Green-tech is celebrating its most successful month of sales in its 22 year trading history.
     This comes as the company also celebrates its first year anniversary in their new purpose-built business park which has enabled them to increase their sales and administration support and vastly increase their warehousing and distribution facilities.
     Earlier this year Green-tech predicted this tree planting season to be their busiest but November’s sales figures have far exceeded their
  • Two prestigious awards

    Polaris authorised dealer Congleton Garden Machinery is the winner of two prestigious awards. At the recent Service Dealer Conference Awards ceremony the Cheshire based company took the award for ATV/Quad Dealer of the Year, with Polaris dealer Stratton ATV of Perth also a finalist. Both dealers are cited for exemplary customer service to a wide and diverse customer base.
    “Everyone at Polaris is delighted for both these dealers being selected in the Service Dealer Awards,” says Jim
  • Aeration on the golf course

    Terrain Aeration has been receiving a marked increase in the number of golf courses requesting their specialist soil compaction and aeration service.
    Normal aeration on fairways such as Verti-draining is a fast, short term solution but for many courses recent weather patterns have resulted in the need for much deeper aeration than the usual six to eight inches vertical draining. Such has been the experience at over fifty golf clubs both private and municipal, including Newport Golf Club, Southp
  • Glyphosate – Still weed control key

    Amenity contractors can continue to offer their clients the best possible weed control service with glyphosate in 2017, confident that they are acting responsibly and within the law, says Monsanto.
    Since the extension of registration of glyphosate was agreed in the summer, the active ingredient has received significant media attention.
    But little has actually changed, explains Monsanto’s Technology Development and Stewardship Manager Manda Sansom.
    The EU Commission Implementing Regulation
  • ROYAL SPLASH AT BOTANIC GARDENS

    Named after an 18th century Regius Keeper and botanist, the John Hope Gateway includes a ground floor exhibition space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pools. The first floor restaurant has a terrace that also benefits from views of the pools, which cascade down into each other.
    The existing waterproofing membrane had failed and there were also issues with the pipework feeding the cascade system. As a result, specialist contractor, Water Gems (Alba) Ltd was contracted to strip out t
  • Successful show – attendance 8,754

    Independent audit confirmed that the combined attendance at SALTEX  over the two day exhibition totalled 8,754.
    With 292 exhibitors (28 more than 2015), increased show features, an enhanced education programme and extended floor space which saw three exhibition halls packed with an overwhelming number of UK and international visitors – it was clear to see that SALTEX is growing.
    SALTEX 2016 also encouraged serious business leads and significant sales, with exhibitors reporting that v
  • RHS Garden Bridgewater planning application submitted

    Plans for RHS Garden Bridegwater have been submitted for approval to Salford City Council.
  • Horticulture well placed for food-production role

    Horticulture is ideally positioned to play a much bigger role in a post-Brexit food-production policy if the Government takes notice of recommendations by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and landscape and environmental experts, the Landscape Institute president has said.
  • Enriching the status of public landscapes

    Last year's Capability Brown Festival was the first stage in an enrichment of the status of public gardens and landscapes as they are increasingly seen as multifunctional spaces, rather than "just that nice bit outside", according to its director.
  • News story: Rampisham Down: a wonderful outcome for conservation

    Rampisham Down in Dorset is a surviving fragment of a once extensive area of marginal common land associated with medieval grazing.In 2013 there were plans to create a solar farm on the site, which would have caused significant damage to the mosaic of nationally-important acid grassland and heath plant communities.Natural England notified the grassland as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) in 2014, giving it vital legal protection through the planning process, and lodged an objection t
  • FIRST IN INDUSTRY

     
    Reesink Turfcare’s Clive Pinnock who has been in the industry for over 32 years is the first in the turfcare sector to achieve a level four in the Landbased Technician Accreditation scheme (LTA), one of the highest training accolades there is.
    Clive completed all his training through Reesink, which was recognised as an assessment training centre in 2016 by the administrators of the LTA scheme to offer training to level two and three. Neil Adams, commercial training manager at Reesin
  • Future Turf Managers Initiative – 2017 Delegates Announced

    Jacobsen and BIGGA have announced who the successful applicants are for 2017’s Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI). The popular educational and networking initiative is now in its fifth year and will once again take place at Jacobsen’s European manufacturing facility in Ipswich.
     Focusing on personal and professional development, rather than agronomy-based subjects, the FTMI programme utilises the expertise of leading course managers, dynamic trainers and industry experts to
  • New Chinese Business

     
    STRI Group has launched its new Chinese company with partners Shanghai KeHua Sports Promotional Co. and Beijing iRENA Group.
    The inauguration of Shanghai Tizan Turf Science Co. Ltd, took place at the prestigious Century Park football facility in Shanghai. The event, hosted by Joanna Roper, the Director General of Department for International Trade, and Mr Xiaohua Lin, Vice President of the Chinese Football Association (CFA), was attended by The English Premier League, The FA along with se
  • Landscaper loses big toe, then job, after lawn mower accident - SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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    Landscaper loses big toe, then job, after lawn mower accident
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    Florida Workers' Compensation is set up to protect employees injured on the job; however, one worker who lost his toe to a lawn mower also lost his job after seeking compensation. Hillsborough County resident William Francis worked for Village Lawn ...
  • Open consultation: Open access restriction at Ill Sike - Lewisburn: how to comment

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site.
  • Second suspect sought in July robbery, slaying of landscaper - The State

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    Second suspect sought in July robbery, slaying of landscaper
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    A police sketch shows the second suspect detectives say was involved in the July 2 shooting death of Jamell George. He is believed to live in or around the Colony Apartments off West Beltline Boulevard. Contributed. Thomas. Jamell George was gunned ...
  • Tobermore Donate £20,000 to Barnardo’s

    As this is the season for giving, UK based paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore, has donated an amazing £20,000 to Barnardo’s in lieu of Christmas gifts. These much-needed funds will make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable children across the UK and Ireland this Christmas.
    While Christmas is commercialised in the media as a time of celebration and indulgency, it’s important to remember that this time of year can be quite the opposite for families who are experie

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