• Sutcliffe Play

    Sutcliffe Play launches new range of rotators

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  • RHS Show Cardiff

    Perennial confirm garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff

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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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  • Landscaping Professionals awards

    Talasey Group announce winners of Landscaping Professionals awards

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  • Talasey Group

    Talasey Group Announce Product Range Expansion

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  • FutureScape

    FutureScape 2018 | Seminar roundup

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  • Lottery funded gardens

    Lottery funding for parks

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  • Michael Gove sets out proposals for greener developments

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  • ground control woodland

    Ground Control create woodland

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  • Dura Deck

    Dura Deck expands range

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  • Smiths’ decorative shingle

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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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  • 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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  • Leading firms team up to beautify luxurious billion-pound project in London

    Leading firms team up to beautify luxurious billion-pound project in London

    One of the UK’s largest commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley, has been contracted by Kingston Landscape Group to supply thousands of plants to a substantial £1 billion inner-city redevelopment in north west London. The Yorkshire and London-based duo came together to work on Colindale Gardens, a huge luxury redevelopment in Barnet. The renovation by one of Britain’s largest housebuilders, Redrow, includes the building of 2,900 new one to four-bedroom homes surrounded by nine acres, as well as a cycle paths, walkways, cafes, a shopping plaza, school, restaurants and a resident-only gym in Colindale. It’s a project that has seen Kingston…

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    Life-Sized Gingerbread House uses MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME

    Quite possibly one of the most unique building projects that MEDITE SMARTPLY has been involved in for a long time, the Savalen Hotel and Spa’s life-sized gingerbread house in the Norwegian mountains sets a precedent for creativity and effervescent fun – no matter the time of year. Nestled alongside one of Eastern Norway’s stunning lakes, amidst a landscape that could have inspired a Tolkien novel, the now famous gingerbread house reflects the vivacious nature of Savalen, and caters to those with a keen sense of adventure. For 70% of the year, this scenic part of the world is draped in…

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  • Johnsons of Whixley dives in to help multi-million pound wave wall project

    Leading UK commercial nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, has made a splash in Lancashire – supplying thousands of plants for a £10 million coastal town development. The wave reflection wall in Morecambe was officially opened last month (15th October) with new surfacing, seating and lighting, as a multi-million pound project to help to improve the flood defence of the town. Large contractors, Ashlea Ltd, worked on the soft landscaping for the wave reflection wall and enlisted North Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, to supply shrubs and grasses. Varieties including over 1,700 Pinus Mugo Mops (dwarf mountain pine), 400 Santolina incana, more…

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  • APL Awards 2019 shortlist

    The shortlist for the APL Awards 2019 has been announced! With the standard of entries always improving year on year, choosing the shortlist was harder than ever for our judging panel.  On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, Rupert Keys and APL general manager, Phil Tremayne. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 15 March 2019 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Book your place at – The finalists are: Project Value…

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  • d-day

    D-Day 75 Garden celebrates D-Day Landings 75th anniversary at Chelsea

    The Normandy veterans’ charity D-Day Revisited has launched a crowdfunding page for a commemorative garden installation on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show to mark the 75th anniversary of the 6th June 1944 D-Day Landings, the largest seaborne invasion in world history.   The D-Day 75 Garden will provide a fitting platform for the public to celebrate and show their gratitude to the veteran generation and create a lasting tribute to the valiant actions these men and women undertook in 1944.   With the surviving veterans approaching 100 years…

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  • Jacksons Fencing

    Jacksons Fencing teams up with Titchmarsh to garden for a worthy cause

    Jacksons Fencing helps create dream garden for hit ITV show Love Your Home and Garden for disabled teen and his single mother. This autumn, Alan Titchmarsh’s second ITV series of Love Your Home and Garden will return to our TV screens. The programme recognises inspirational people who struggle with disability or serious health issues. As a huge thank you to their dedication Alan and his team gives their house and garden a surprise make-over, not only to make their lives a little easier, but also to improve their quality of life with a dramatic transformation. In the programme’s opening episode, Alan…

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  • cls

    CLS delivers groundbreaking work on £1.5m development

    Groundworks and civils specialists CLS have completed a major infrastructure project under a £1.5m holiday lodge development.   Angrove Country Park is on the verge of the North Yorkshire moors in 1,000 acres of arable farmland managed by the Petch family. The park offers lodges for private use as well as year-round short and long stay holiday lets in prestigious lodges. It enjoys views across some of the most scenic countryside in Britain.   Before the accommodation could rise from the ground, significant infrastructure had to be in place to ensure optimum functionality.   “Our glamping site wedding venture is…

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  • green future building

    Green Future Building helps bring children closer to nature

    Green Future Building (GFB) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, that helps young people gain employment in sustainable construction. It is also a business with the importance of nature at heart.   All projects led by GFB aim to benefit the natural world by working with the surrounding environment. They aim to create structures and spaces that will encourage wildlife and enable people to learn and grow closer to the landscape.   One recent project in particular is set to inspire and educate generations of school children for up to 50 years to come.   Built by Green Future Building, the…

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  • pro landscaper september

    Pro Landscaper September issue review

    116 pages packed with all you need to know in the landscaping industry – the Pro Landscaper September issue is one you don’t want to miss! The magazine hits the ground running with the burning agenda question: ‘As an industry, what could we be doing to reduce waste, particularly plastics?’ With the heat ramping up on businesses throughout the UK to cut down their plastic use, Pro Landscaper gets some industry heavy-weights to chime in on this topic. John Wyer tells us that abiding by legislation sometimes just isn’t enough, as; “the industry could do so much more”. A vital…

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  • survey site condition

    How to survey site condition before install metal railings

    Phil Ball of Alpha Rail, provides advice on how to survey site condition before measuring up for metalwork.   When a project is specified to include metal railings, gates or guardrail, ensuring that they will fit first time is essential. This stops delays in other aspects work and will usually involve a visit to the site to carry out a survey to take measurements. This helps assess the length of the railings required for each section, as well as the ground levels and any curvatures. This will help us to determine if any raked or radius panels will be required.…

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  • landtex

    Video demonstrates How To Install LANDTEX Landscape Fabric

    Hot on the heels of the first Product That Worx ‘How to’ video comes the second in the series from leading landscaping supplies specialist Growtivation. The new video, ‘How to Install LANDTEX Landscape Fabric’, is designed to aid professional landscapers in installing this popular landscaping fabric, for heavy duty weed control in most types of landscape projects. Growtivation’s video guides are aimed at assisting landscapers in using the Product That Worx range of professional landscaping products by providing easy-to-view and easy-to-do information at their fingertips. In this latest video, Sales Manager Vernon Elsey and Marketing Manager Graham Elsey again show…

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  • landscape construction diploma

    BALI and Capel Manor launch Landscape Construction Diploma

    The BALI GoLandscape initiative is supporting Capel Manor College’s Advanced Landscape Construction Diploma (Level 3) launch. Endorsement of the scheme comes from industry employers. A crucial element of this new Diploma, is the unique opportunity to develop both technical and business skills. Capel Manor College developed the course based on the recent GoLandscape skills survey. The course is constructed from the feedback, with input directly from landscape businesses. The course will also incorporate the BALI Chalk Fund sponsored additional tickets. Modules include: Living walls Water management/SUDS Surveying and construction drawings Business practice and project management Paving, timber and brickwork Water…

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