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      Green roof report

      Report highlights London’s rise up the green roof league table

      Goodman’s Fields – Berkeley Homes North East © A new report highlighting the increasing number of green roofs in London has been launched by London’s deputy mayor for the environment. The report reveals that the total area of green roofs in London is higher than in other cities around the world which are well known for such developments, such as Copenhagen, Toronto and Singapore. Launching the report Shirley Rodrigues, who was leading the Greater London Authority’s Environment Team when the first green roof policy was included in the London Plan in 2008, said she had been delighted to see green…

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    • Associations
      Mother Orchard

      RHS membership hits half a million mark

      Today, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) celebrates reaching a record membership of half a million, suggesting the UK’s leading gardening charity is now more accessible and relevant to people than it has ever been in its 215-year history. RHS director general Sue Biggs says: “We’re delighted to reach a milestone 500,000 members because it marks progress towards achieving our goal to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. “We’re fiercely committed to getting as many people gardening as possible because of the immense positive difference plants and gardens have on our health…

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      Green Fund

      Mayor’s green fund helps schools fight toxic air

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      Eljays44

      Eljays44 Ltd celebrates its 8th birthday this week

      This week, Eljays44 celebrates its 8th birthday and what an incredible journey it has been! Starting back in 2011 as a small family run business, Eljays44 began its mission of ‘Connecting Horticulture’ through a variety of media. Both print and digital.

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    • Events
      FutureScape Spring

      Make your mark at FutureScape Spring

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    • Awards
      Eljays44

      Celebrating the Eljays44 Company Value Awards and record ever year

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      Kebur Garden Materials

      Kebur Garden Materials expand natural stone and porcelain collection

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      Denehurst Park

      Plans for inclusive play area at Denehurst Park

      Plans for an inclusive play area at Denehurst Park are underway. The state-of-the-art facility will be the borough's first inclusive scheme. A £98,048 grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund is funding the development and the council has match funded the project. Rochdale Borough Council and Friends of Denehurst Park are celebrating the bid to transform the current play area. The equipment will be adapted for all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Positioned next to the current play area, the pirate theme playground will include a sectioned off area for toddlers and…

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    • Design
      St Wilfrid's

      Landscaping project at new hospice

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      Kew Gardens birthday

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      Lottery funded gardens

      Lottery funding for parks

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      idverde

      idverde begins a year-long celebration of landscaping

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    • Awards
      Roy Lancaster

      Roy Lancaster award to celebrate young horticulturists

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new award to recognise outstanding young horticulturists. The Roy Lancaster Award, in honour of the lifelong plantsman’s enthusiasm for promoting horticulture among young people, will sit alongside the Society’s highest honours. It will be presented for the first time at the annual RHS awards ceremony in March 2019 which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture. The award is open for nominations for those who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture and are under the age of 35. Roy Lancaster said: “I am…

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      monsanto

      Monsanto court case highlights need to move towards eco-friendly alternatives

      The recent Monsanto court case underlines the importance of the TCL Group’s role in working towards greater use of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional weed killer.   Member company Burleys has become one of the few contractors nationwide to use an award-winning system.   It uses a combination of hot water and foam to ‘cook’ weeds on contact.   Burleys has been working with the charity Pesticide Action Network UK.   The charity is campaigning to reduce herbicide use across the country.   It has trialled the Foamstream system with Lewes District Council. Lewes is working towards eliminating pesticides. Foamstream…

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      Tivoli

      Tivoli launches, following acquisition of ISS Landscaping

      Following completion of its acquisition of ISS Landscaping 1 June Tivoli (Tivoli Group Limited) has launched and begun trading. Tivoli Group Limited is owned by private individuals as part of the Sullivan Street Partners portfolio of companies. Sullivan Street Partners also manage Orbis Protect, a leading vacant property security business and take active roles in their businesses. As a well-funded independent business, the new company will cement its place as the UK’s leading specialist grounds maintenance provider. The strategy is to continue to self-deliver grounds maintenance, landscape construction, arboriculture, winter maintenance and interior plants and floristry services to its public…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Podium Landscapes

      FEATURES Designing rooftops: Adolfo Harrison Gardens Building podiums: Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants Top tips: Expert advice for podiums   PORTFOLIOS In High Office: Gardenlink Breathing Space: Matthew Wilson Gardens Luxury Living: Aralia   TECHNICAL Correct soil: Jonathan Bourne of Bourne Amenity The right plants: Plants for podiums Solid foundations: Karl Harrison of Exterior Solutions Latest Products: Top picks for podiums   To view the Podium Landscapes supplement digitally, please click here.

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      March issue – Pro Landscaper

      INFORM Agenda: In the wake of the collapse of Carillion, would you forfeit your own payment terms for the opportunity to work for a large service provider? Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017: Read all the coverage from our brand new event The Chelsea Diaries: Robert Barker and Ed Burnham share their progress as they plan their Chelsea debuts Let’s Hear It From: Maylim View From the Top: Nick Temple-Head considers Carillion’s collapse and what it means for the industry Risky Business: David T Binks provides a framework on reducing business risk National Park City: Daniel Raven-Ellison tells us why London…

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    • Build
      landstruction

      Landstruction announces two new senior appointments

      Landstruction, one of the North’s fastest growing full-service landscaping businesses, has further strengthened its senior management team with two board level appointments. Joining the Chester based team is experienced regional director Alan Wilkins. In the newly created role, Alan will be responsible for Landstruction’s continued growth focussing specifically on the company’s dedicated maintenance and land management departments. Alan brings a wealth of relevant industry experience including Operations Director roles at nationally recognised companies Glendale Services and Ground Control Limited. Alan is very excited about the future: “I am delighted to become part of this young and ambitious team. This fast-growing business…

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      Meadow links celebrations

      People and wildlife across the Yorkshire Dales are flourishing, thanks to the efforts of green-fingered volunteers who have been learning new skills and working together to transform ten community spaces into flower-rich havens. It’s part of the Meadow Links project, led by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), which is helping community groups in and around the Yorkshire Dales to create and restore publicly accessible wildflower hay meadows along ‘nature recovery networks’, to create fantastic habitats for pollinating insects, enabling them and other wildlife to move across our countryside. During the course of this 18-month project, the charity provided…

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      Hortus Loci growing over 20,000 plants for Chelsea Flower Show gardens

      Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and 2018 looks like their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants, most of which is grown on their 17 acre site in Hampshire, and the remainder is sourced across the best growers in the UK and Europe. The 2018 Line up looks like this: Main Avenue…

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      perennial

      Perennial reports a rise in horticulturists seeking charity help

      The number of people finding themselves in crisis and in need of help from Perennial increased again last year. For many across the horticulture industry, working in jobs that are often low paid and seasonal, the effects of the economy and welfare reforms have taken their toll. Add to that job insecurity and the risk of accident or injury, together with other threats such as illness, family breakdown or bereavement, it is no wonder that more people are ending up in crisis. Perennial is dedicated to helping everyone from across the horticulture industry and related sectors, delivering front line financial…

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      Forestry sector urges MSPs not to vote for £30m ‘black hole’

      MSPs have been urged to support the Scottish Government’s plan to keep Scotland’s two forestry bodies separate – to prevent the industry facing a £30m black hole. Confor, which represents more than 600 forestry and wood-using businesses in Scotland, fears a single agency would have severe consequences for a £1 billion sector which provides more than 25,000 jobs. It is asking MSPs to reject amendment 39 to the Forestry and Land Management Bill when it is discussed at Holyrood tomorrow (1 March). The amendment aims to create a single agency to carry out all the Scottish Government’s forestry and land…

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      Confor reacts to government consultation on future rural policy and funding

      Confor has welcomed a consultation described by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove as a “historic opportunity” to shape future rural policy and funding, while calling for more detail on the future role of forestry in the countryside. Government proposals would see money shift from direct payments under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which are based on the amount of land farmed, to a new system of paying farmers “public money for public goods” – such as enhancing the environment and investing in sustainable food production. Other public goods which could be supported include investment in technology and skills to improve…

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    • Design

      Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

      Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

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      Alan Titchmarsh

      Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser

      Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

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