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    • learning live

      Sign up for Learning LIVE 2018 educational sessions

      SALTEX event organisers reveal details about this year’s all-encompassing education programme. Learning LIVE. The CPD-accredited seminars are free to attend and registration is now open for all sessions. These are due to take place in four purpose-built seminar theatres on the SALTEX show floor in Halls 6, 7 and 8 at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 1 November. Last year’s Learning LIVE programme was the biggest one yet, featuring more than 100 industry experts. The seminars address a variety of issues and highlight best practice within the turf care industry. Day one will feature a panel debate featuring;…

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    • Talasey Group Training Academy

      Talasey Group Training Academy launched

      The Talasey Group Training Academy has launched as part of its commitment to raising industry standards.   The Talasey Group Training Academy (TTA) began its City & Guilds accredited courses in its Doncaster facilities this summer. The TTA offers a professional learning experience, and provides delegates with accredited training.   Each course is designed by Talasey Group and support a wide range of industry professionals. These include college students and installers to designers and landscape architects. They are also useful to builders merchants looking to develop further skills and industry knowledge.   The courses cover how to install, maintain, and…

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    • humphry repton

      The Gardens Trust celebration of Humphry Repton

      This year, more than 200 sites and project stakeholders have run activities to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Humphry Repton. Arranged by the Gardens Trust, these events celebrates the great work of the landscape gardener of the eighteenth century. He was responsible for 400 landscapes across the UK, including Longleat, Woburn Abbey and Russell Square. Conferences and public garden openings will share his legacy. A £99,500 grant from the HLF will allow the Gardens Trust to pilot activities to welcome wider audiences to Repton landscapes. It has the long-term view to nurturing a new wave of volunteers for…

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    • patioworld

      Landscapers invited to Patioworld launch

      Bradstone and the Frank Key Group invite landscapers to a trade launch of the anticipated Patioworld. The event will be at Brookfields Garden Centre, Nottingham, on Thursday 13 September. The event, open from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, is an exclusive landscapers’ trade evening designed to showcase Patioworld before it opens to the public. Alongside product experts, there will also be food and drink available throughout the event. Special offers and landscaping giveaways will also run during the event. Patioworld will feature displays of Bradstone paving products, as well as house stock. The area will be open seven days a week, all…

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    • bali zone

      A look at The BALI Zone at SALTEX 2018

      BALI will be returning to SALTEX at the NEC Birmingham on 31 October – 1 November with its BALI Zone pavilion. The Zone, which has become a staple of the show, is popular with BALI members looking to exhibit at the leading turf management show. Members confirmed include: Boningale, British Sugar TOPSOIL, EverEdge, Green-tech, Makita and YMCA Training. There are still spaces available on the Zone and members are advised to enquire with BALI’s marketing and communications manager, Darren Taylor, if interested. All shell schemes come at a special reduced package.   The BALI Zone will feature a range of shell schemes.…

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    • urban gardening

      RHS London Show to showcase the latest in Urban Gardening

      City dwellers are welcome at the cutting-edge techniques of urban gardening at the RHS’s Urban Garden Show, on 27 – 28 October. Featuring ideas to transform the smallest urban corners, the event will reveal unusual ways to get greenery into city spaces. It aims to bring the best of the outdoors in for autumn.   The RHS London Urban Garden Show is perfect to see an exotic assortment of plants for city abodes. Whether they’re for a flat, balcony, or a window box, there’s something for all. For one weekend only, Peckham’s popular Green Rooms Botanical Market will be relocating…

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    • valuing landscape

      Will we start valuing landscape once cities overheat, forests burn and we die early?

      Our lives are under increasing threat. The list concerns include cities overheating, flash floods, forest fires and rapid climate change. As we adjust to dealing with more extremes, what are the solutions to tackle some of these issues? And what are the interventions that the landscape profession can make to help mitigate some of these problems? Issues such as over-population, urbanisation, inequality and obesity do not respect professional boundaries. These trends and how we respond to them will be the focus of a two-day international conference Valuing Landscape. The conference put on by the Landscape Institute and IFLA Europe at the University…

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    • flood expo

      ACO display intelligent stormwater management at Flood Expo 2018

      ACO Water Management will showcase its state-of-the-art cloud-based hydraulic drainage design software at Flood Expo 2018. Alongside this, it will also display products from its comprehensive flood mitigation portfolio.   ACO QuAD Hydraulic Design software is the fourth generation of ACO’s design software, and is accessible on ACO’s website. Users first select the application (Domestic, Pedestrian, Highways, Industrial, or Mixed-Use). This should be the ones that best describes their project, and then input the size of the drained area. The software calculates a variety of different hydraulic project data.   Unlike competitor models, ACO QuAD can accommodate complex and sloped…

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    • vegan

      UK’s first Vegan Garden Festival to be held at Hortus Loci

      A garden designer, horticultural journalist and plantsman will be taking part in the UK’s first Vegan Garden Festival. The event is at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery in September.   With tips on growing and cooking vegan food, the free event targets people interested in switching to a plant-only diet. It also looks to help those seeking advice on whipping up a quick and tasty meal for vegan guests. It will take place on Saturday 15 September 9:00 – 17.30 at Hortus Loci, Hound Green, Hook, RG27 8LQ. Tickets to attend are available via http://hlplantcentre.co.uk/2618-2/.   In Attendance One of Britain’s…

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    • Arbodexpert Installer Awards

      Arbodexperts Installer Awards reveals details of grand prize

      As the deadline for the inaugural Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards draws closer, the organisers have revealed more details of the top prize, to be awarded to the winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Trex’ category. There are four categories open for entries: Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge with Trex. The winners of each category will be automatically entered into the Best of Trex category – and the overall winner will be whisked away for a four day trip to the US capital, Washington DC. The package includes a four-day trip…

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    • Makita

      Makita UK teams up with BALI again for SALTEX 2018

      The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers.The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI registered affiliate and contractor members.  Also confirmed for this year are Boningale Nurseries, Green-tech, British Sugar TOPSOIL, EverEdge and YMCA Training. “We are really looking forward to returning to the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading names in the landscaping industry,” says Mark Earles, Business Development Manager, Makita UK.  “There will be a focus on our expanding cordless range but visitors will be able to…

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    • Futurescape Scotland

      Futurescape Scotland seminar programme announced

      FutureScape Scotland, Scotland’s ONLY landscaping exhibition, will take place on Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. FutureScape brings together the landscaping, arboriculture and grounds care industries within Scotland. The event has joined forces with the industry’s leading associations to promote the event to all their members. The array of different activities combined with the inspirational feeling of the event will give visitors numerous reasons to attend this one-day industry event. The seminar programme and speakers have now been announced and there are some industry leading experts attending this year! This year Futurscape Scotland speakers include: Lynn Hill…

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    • 30under30

      30 Under 30 deadline fast approaching

      Have you got an industry rising star working in your company or are you that person? If so, there’s still time to enter into Pro Landscaper’s 30Under30: The Next Generation 2018. First launched in 2015 and soon to be an exclusive ‘club’ of 120 people, the 30 Under 30 initiative has highlighted and helped boost the careers of the future stars of the landscape industry. Winners don’t just receive an impressive award for their desk, this accolade has also been used as a way to get noticed by your peers and the people who’ve inspired you to become a name in…

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    • Tillers Turf

      Tillers Turf summer turf show is a success

      The Turfgrass Growers Association Show, hosted by Tillers Turf, proved to be successful and attracted 25 exhibitors including companies such as GKB, Toyota Material Handling and Barenburg.  Despite the lack of water, Tillers’ perfectly green turf along with a wonderful view of the viaduct created the perfect setting for the event. There were 135 attendees who saw the latest in turf technologies, networked with fellow growers and soaked up the sunshine enjoying a few drinks to celebrate the day. Demonstrations on the day included a 23-gang mower from V-mow, Moffet forklift truck, a Trimax 5m mower, a Wessex RMX-500 8m mower…

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    • APL autumn seminar

      APL Autumn Seminar – “It’s Time to Plant”

      Bringing together the final chapter of the latest round of the APL Autumn Seminar programme is ‘It’s Time to Plant’, taking place at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire on 25 September. Very often the transformative period of the project, this seminar will explore the following topics; The design process – Kate Gould will cover how to interpret a brief, the process and considerations to take when designing a planting scheme and the role of the designer with the contractor. Soil – Tim O’Hare will talk about soil types, problems and solutions. He will look at the recent issues with compaction in new builds and the…

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    • rosemoor flower show

      RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show returns bigger and better for 2018

      North Devon is getting ready to welcome a floral extravaganza as the RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show returns for its second year from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August, following the success of its inaugural show in 2017. This year’s Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, will be even bigger and better, with dozens of specialist nurseries, a beautiful floral display trail and a visit from celebrity Floral Designer Jonathan Moseley on his British Flower Bus. As well as a programme of talks and demonstrations, visitors to the Flower Show can enjoy the 65 acres of gardens at…

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    • innovation hub

      New Innovation Hub at SALTEX

      New for 2018, SALTEX visitors can expect to see and experience the very latest groundscare ingenuity in a new area on the show floor which is purely dedicated to innovation hub for new concepts in grounds management. SALTEX plays host to the most technologically-advanced equipment showcase with hundreds of exhibitors pushing the boundaries with new products and services. Within this fast-paced and evolving industry, manufacturers are more forward-thinking than ever before to ensure their products match their client’s needs and with over 8,000 SALTEX visitors, these new technologies are certainly under the spotlight. According to the SALTEX 2017 visitor survey,…

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    • kazan

      Talasey Group named training supplier for Team UK at WorldSkills Kazan 2019

      Talasey Group, independent supplier of landscaping solutions, have been named the official training supplier for the UK Landscape Gardening Team at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Leading the team is Simon Abbott, professional landscaper, previous WorldSkills Team UK medallist and now trainer. Following the training period, Simon will then select the final team who will head to Russia in 2019 to represent the UK. As part of their training preparations, two members of the UK Landscape Gardening Squad, Shea Mcferran and Sam Taylor will compete at EuroSkills Budapest 2018 this September. Talasey’s group sales and marketing director, Malcolm Gough, commented: “We are…

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    • Roy Lancaster

      RHS London shows to relocate to RHS Gardens to growth audiences

      From 2019 three of the current five London Shows, held in the Royal Horticultural Halls, will relocate to RHS Gardens to attract larger audiences, be enjoyed by more people and deliver greater results for nurseries and exhibitors. The move follows the RHS continuing to look at how to increase the success and popularity of its London Shows since it last reviewed them in 2016. All five of the London Shows currently attract only 12,000 visitors in total throughout the year, on average 2,400 visitors per show. In contrast individual RHS Flower Shows at our RHS Gardens attract over 45,000 people…

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    • linder sterling

      Linder Sterling takes alternative view of sculpture at Chatsworth

      Artist and musician Linder Sterling will create a new, major installation as part of a new sculpture exhibition in the garden at Chatsworth this autumn, to be unveiled alongside works by artists such as Antony Gormley, Dame Elisabeth Frink and Barry Flanagan. Called ‘Chatsworth Outdoors’, the exhibition opens 14 September and will shine a spotlight on art and nature through the creation of ‘viewpoints’; points of interest chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and intended to draw visitors into new corners of the world-famous, 105-acre garden by offering great art from a new perspective. The exhibition will feature…

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    • BALI South Thames Charity Summer Ball

      Tickets still available for the BALI South Thames Charity Summer Ball

      With only five weeks to go until the first ever BALI South Thames Charity Summer Ball, it’s your last chance to bag some tickets. The evening will comprise of a drinks reception upon arrival, and three course meal with wine. There will be a live band who are set to keep things lively, as well as a DJ. There’ll also be a fun auction to raise money for the BALI Chalk Fund with some fantastic lots up for grabs. Date: Friday 31st August Place: The Brighton Hilton Metropole Time: 6.30 pm til late This summer is going to be the…

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    • round wood

      Round Wood supplies winning garden at BBC Gardeners World Live

      Timber and garden feature specialists Round Wood of Mayfield recently helped one of their regular customers triumph in the “People’s Choice Award” at BBC Gardeners World Live. The East Sussex-based company provided several striking elements for Conquest Creative’s garden, which was voted by visitors as most popular in show. Entitled “Across The Board,” the stand was presented as an example of an ideal outside space for a professional, retired couple with grandchildren. It also claimed a silver gilt award for show judges. Round Wood helped Conquest give the stand a contemporary edge with eco-friendly thermo treated cladding and decking, as…

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    • autumn

      Malvern Autumn Show returns for hearty harvest celebration

      Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, is back for a bountiful weekend bursting with harvest fun, horticultural know-how and family entertainment on 29 – 30 September. More than 65,000 visitors are expected to visit the family-friendly festival at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, which celebrates the very best of the great British countryside and the autumn harvest. Diana Walton, Head of Shows at the Three Counties Showground, said: “The Malvern Autumn Show returns for 2018 to champion the highlights of the season, from growing and harvesting, to cooking and spending time with family. We want to celebrate…

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    • celebrate

      APL and HTA members celebrate at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

      RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is taking place from 18 – 22 July and HTA and APL members have been showcasing their skills and given reason to celebrate. APL members Warnes-McGarr worked with the RHS this year on a feature garden called The Poisonous Garden. The Poisonous Garden is a feature to capture the imagination, and in which visitors can explore the gruesome and dangerous nature of some of our best-loved plants. APL members who won awards for their gardens were: Gold, Best Back to Back Garden, Best Construction Award Bee’s Gardens: The Penumbra Designed by Briony Doubleday Built by…

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    • drought

      Drought-tolerant plant collections showcase changing UK climate

      British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic is showcasing the drought-tolerant and tropical plants increasingly being grown by UK gardeners ‘under glass’ as a result of our warming climate at RHS Tatton Park this year. The stand, which features four of the manufacturer’s handmade greenhouses and glasshouses, demonstrates how modern plant tastes and greenhouse usage is changing as gardeners increasingly enjoy more al fresco lifestyles and face blistering heatwaves during the summer. Plants on the stand, which has been designed and planted by landscape and garden maintenance company Base Squared, include architectural tropicals, hardy succulents and an exotic take on…

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