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12 Days of Christmas – September 2019

2019 marks the Landscape Institutes 90th Anniversary, ushering in a new age as Adam White steps down as president in summer 2020, and Jane Findlay steps up. We speak with Jane about where it all began, how the company has developed over the years, as well as what she hopes to achieve during her presidency. (Page 17)

This month the Pro Landscaper team visited Belvoir Castle, speaking to head gardener, Tom Webster, about the recent restoration of its rose garden, as well as plans for further development of the grounds. (Page 31)

As we start to settle into autumn, Debs Winrow introduces us to some of the essential elements of a stylish, well-designed outdoor space, as well as the importance of ensuring that colder days are catered for. (Page 54)

Recently appointed trustee Helen Elks-Smith introduces the Trees and Design Action Group, and writing a series of articles over the next few months on the numerous benefits of trees. “We are well placed to plant trees, the value those in the gardens and landscape under our care, and we can influence out clients to do the same”. (Page 69)

With Brexit on the horizon, new contributor Lewis Normand, questions the possible changes in importing plants from Europe. With strong arguments on both sides, we explore the impact on the horticulture industry. (Page 73)

A few years ago, the only place Oak Processionary Moth could only be found in London, however, this year, reports of the tree pest are on the rise. Pro Landscaper finds out exactly what the tree pest is and how the industry is responding to the threat of it spreading across the UK. (Page 79)

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