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  • Photo of Waterscape’s irrigation expertise features at TV centre

    Waterscape’s irrigation expertise features at TV centre

    Waterscapes designed the irrigation system for the television centre in White City, after being appointed by landscape architecture firm Gillespies. The project required the most suitable irrigation products to meet the demands of the varied landscapes at the centre. Having also been appointed by the landscape contractor Gavin Jones Limited, Waterscapes worked with it to manage the time critical installation phases of the project. “The attention to detail shown by Waterscapes, their professionalism and choice of the highest quality irrigation products were key to the success of the project,” said Mike Veness of Gavin Jones. The Grade-II listed BBC Television…

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  • Photo of Former RHS show manager joins Provender Nurseries

    Former RHS show manager joins Provender Nurseries

    Provender Nurseries has strengthened its online presence with the newly appointed online sales manager, Lizzy Patterson. The position is new to Provender Nurseries and has been created in order to improve the customer journey on Provender Nurseries’ website. The role involves close contact with the sales director, marketing manager, business development manager and online sales order processors. The new role will involve overseeing many aspects of Provender Nurseries website including: managing and supporting the online sales orders, organising promotions, dealing with any customer issues on the website and maintain and facilitate continuous development of the website and inventory. Lizzy joined…

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  • Photo of Tivoli to deliver scheduled winter maintenance services for Scottish Water

    Tivoli to deliver scheduled winter maintenance services for Scottish Water

    Tivoli will provide scheduled winter maintenance services at more than 30 key sites throughout Scotland for the 2020-2021 winter season, strengthening its partnership with Scottish Water. Tivoli has delivered planned grounds maintenance for Scottish Water since 1 February 2019, including grass-cutting, weed-spraying, hedge-cutting and other ground maintenance activities at over 3,000 sites throughout most of the Scottish mainland. The dedicated Tivoli teams will now deliver gritting, snow clearance, and supply gritting materials to main Scottish Water sites this winter. Tivoli subscribes to premium Met Office data services to ensure that sites are maintained in line with the most accurate and…

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  • Photo of Plant Healthy e-learning modules launched

    Plant Healthy e-learning modules launched

    In the International Year of Plant Health 2020, the Plant Health Alliance has launched five Plant Healthy training modules. The modules cover a range of subjects fundamental to the management of plant health and biosecurity in the UK. Starting with regulations and controls, the modules progress to cover how to conduct a Pest Risk Analysis for a horticultural business or organisation’s site. A site can be a nursery, garden centre, landscaper’s or arborist’s yard, or a public garden. Also covered are the types of harmful organisms and how they spread. Information is provided on good plant biosecurity practice in relation…

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  • Photo of Cundall achieves world-first carbon neutral certification

    Cundall achieves world-first carbon neutral certification

    Cundall was certified carbon neutral in September – the first consultancy in the world to achieve this Carbon Trust certification. All direct emissions resulting from the business, indirect emissions from the purchase of electricity, and all business travel are included in the calculation of the practice’s carbon footprint across all its offices in the United Kingdom, Europe, MENA, Asia and Australia. In order to meet the requirements of the internationally accepted PAS 2060 Standard for carbon neutrality, Cundall undertook a detailed carbon footprint analysis of its entire business operations and set science-based targets to achieve absolute reduction against all three scopes approved by the…

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  • Photo of Five reasons you need to be at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020

    Five reasons you need to be at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020

    There are more than five reasons you should be a part of FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 Not only is it the UK’s first virtual landscaping event, it is the best place to gain the best insight from the best people and see the best products from the safety of your own environment. But there are five stand-out reasons that should make your decision easier. 1) THE SEMINARS The seminar programme, speaker quality and informal debates are one of the main draws. The Pro Landscaper team will once again deliver on topics on the FutureScape, Pro Landscaper and Green Channels. You’ll struggle to find a better place…

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  • Photo of Landscape Associates uses tech to stay on top

    Landscape Associates uses tech to stay on top

    Award-winning landscape contractor Landscape Associates has deployed mobile workflow solution ‘Fieldmotion‘ throughout its business. This is as a means of reducing, time, paper, hassle and ultimately cost, whilst improving communication, reporting and compliance. Managing director Richard Curle says: “The business has grown steadily over the years, and we are immensely proud of what we do as a team; however, it got to the stage four years ago that I knew I needed some support to ensure I was keeping all the plates spinning. We engaged the services of NAG Solutions to audit our current systems and make recommendations for improvements. The…

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  • Photo of Brambledown Landscape community project

    Brambledown Landscape community project

    Vulnerable Benwell residents benefit from improved access to free lunch club thanks to partnership between Your Homes Newcastle and Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd. Broadmead Way Lunch Club, which is ran by volunteers at Broadmead Way Community Church, in West Benwell has been providing free lunches on a Monday for 18 months. Offering a menu of soups and salads to local residents, the lunch club is a vital community resource for lots of people, including many with mobility issues. As the car park had fallen into serious disrepair, it became more difficult for residents who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters to…

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  • Photo of Discreet drainage for innovative garden design

    Discreet drainage for innovative garden design

    Outdoor space is an increasingly sought-after commodity, with research suggesting that a well-kept stylish garden can add as much as 20% to a property’s value1. Installing effective drainage is integral to the long-term health of a garden, which is why Langlea Garden Design and Construction pays close attention to the products it uses in its award-winning projects. Not so secret value of a garden According to research from Post Office Money, landscaping can add significant value to a property, offering a much better ROI than other types of home improvement.2 By comparing the initial outlay of landscaping improvements with the…

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  • Photo of Greater Brighton makes 10 pledges on tackling climate change

    Greater Brighton makes 10 pledges on tackling climate change

    Influential leaders across Greater Brighton came together to make pledges that the region would lead the way in helping to tackle climate change and developing green growth. All members of the Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) individually committed their organisations to support the GB10, a range of pledges underpinning energy and water projects which will help the environment. The board includes all local councils in the region, business groups, two universities, further education with strong support from companies such as Ricardo and Southern Water. A report before GBEB today (Tuesday) stated that supporting the pledges gave: “considerable weight and commitment…

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  • Photo of Cancellation of the IPM ESSEN 2021

    Cancellation of the IPM ESSEN 2021

    The IPM ESSEN, which was planned for January 26 to 29, 2021, is cancelled. Against the background of the increasingly dynamic situation and worldwide travel restrictions, there is currently not the planning security required for the serious preparation of the international trade fair participants. As much as the green industry has wished for IPM ESSEN as a communication platform, there is a great deal of uncertainty in view of the recent occurrence of infections in important markets such as the Benelux countries or France. Nevertheless, Messe Essen is giving the industry a stage at the planned date of the fair…

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  • Photo of 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The RHS is today, Friday 23 October 2020, announcing its plans to safely run the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G, with many new precautions due to COVID-19 to protect everyone at the Show held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. We speak to RHS Director of Shows and Gardens Helena Pettit and hear from RHS Director General Sue Biggs to find out more about the plans for next year’s show. For the first time in its 108* year history the Show will run for six days in 2021, from Tuesday 18 May to Sunday 23 May. The RHS…

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  • Photo of SALTEX moves to November 2021

    SALTEX moves to November 2021

    Due to mounting pressure from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) regrettably announces that it has taken the decision to move SALTEX to 3-4 November 2021, from its planned Spring dates (3-4 March 2021). The GMA has been strategically planning for every eventuality to ensure the exhibition is a bio-secure event, in partnership with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and internationally recognised professional events bodies, however ongoing Government restrictions and local and national lockdowns, as well as rising cases of Coronavirus have highlighted the immediate challenges to stage a successful event in March. This decision has factored…

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  • Photo of Green-tech launches a new watering solution for trees

    Green-tech launches a new watering solution for trees

    Green-tech has announced the launch of a new product for the landscaping industry – the Tree Irrigator. The innovative Tree Irrigator is a slow-release watering bag for trees with a diameter of between 3cm and 20cm. It works by delivering water to the root system which then reduces the effects of dehydration or transplant shock. Green-tech is the UKs leading supplier of landscaping materials with an impressive 16,000 products in its latest product catalogue. They have vast warehousing facilities in North Yorkshire; from where they offer world-wide delivery. The Tree Irrigator bag is an incredibly simple, yet clever concept. It…

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  • Photo of Untitled Practice to transform Kingsbury and Market Square

    Untitled Practice to transform Kingsbury and Market Square

    Untitled Practice (UP) is set to transform Kingsbury and Market Square in the heart of Aylesbury’s historic town centre conservation area. The landscape and architecture studio was appointed to undertake the 1.2 ha public realm improvement scheme following an open tender process run by the new unitary authority of Buckinghamshire Council. With a rich civic quality, Market Square is the focal point of the town with its distinctive Clocktower, Crown Court and Corn Exchange buildings. UP’s proposed scheme will tie this together with Kingsbury – the gateway to Aylesbury’s Old Town – to create a new town centre destination of…

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  • Photo of Fifth Vectorworks design scholarship to open 1 December

    Fifth Vectorworks design scholarship to open 1 December

    Continuing its commitment to cultivate future generations of designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. will open submissions for its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship on 1 December, 2020. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship invites undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design to submit either new or old projects. “Last year, we received over 1,600 submissions worldwide and we’re looking forward to getting even more submissions this year,” said Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students to take the next step in their professional development…

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  • Photo of The vital role for trees in urban environments

    The vital role for trees in urban environments

    Trees have always played a fundamentally vital role for all life on earth. The advent of Coronavirus in 2020, with people more confined to homes and local areas than ever before, has skyrocketed their benefits, particularly in urban areas. Rachel Jackson, Account Manager at Hillier Trees, discusses the rise in demand and how trees have given back to us in recent months. Loving trees was perhaps once considered the domain of environmentalists, but an enormous appreciation for them has now entered the mainstream. The extraordinary events of recent months have brought home their benefits, especially in urban areas. “I support…

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  • Photo of Andrew Barringer and Kevin Harden Join CORE Landscape Products

    Andrew Barringer and Kevin Harden Join CORE Landscape Products

    CORE Landscape Products are pleased to welcome both Andrew Barringer and Kevin Harden on board as they join as Sales & Marketing Manager and Sales Executive. Andrew brings many years of experience in the business to business sector, most recently with 7 years developing the trade division for Harrod Horticulture before joining CORE Landscape Products. He brings a huge amount of industry experience and relationships to CORE, along with strong links to The Society of Garden Designers and the British Association of Landscape Industries – having spent many years on the regional committee covering East Anglia. He has worked alongside…

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  • Photo of Strong public support for £25m Workington redevelopment proposals

    Strong public support for £25m Workington redevelopment proposals

    Proposals for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Workington have received strong support from members of the public. Those who live and work in the town were invited to give their feedback on a number of projects which were proposed to submit to the Government’s Towns Fund, a £3.6bn pot which aims to level-up funding and opportunities for communities across the country. Workington was one of more than 100 towns across the country invited to bid to the fund and, if successful, could lead to an investment of around £25m in the town. The proposals were developed by the Workington Town Deal board, a mix of…

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  • Photo of Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2021: Costa Rica

    Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2021: Costa Rica

    Now in its 26th year, Kew Gardens’ annual festival, Orchids, will celebrate the rich and colourful culture of Costa Rica. Running between 13 March – 11 April 2021, visitors can escape the UK’s dreary winter weather and step inside a glasshouse filled with vibrant horticultural displays and animated soundscapes, transporting them to the tropics of Central America. The displays The route around the Princess of Wales Conservatory will be designed to recreate the country’s landscape, taking visitors from the southern shores, where the Pacific Ocean laps its world-renowned beaches, to the northern coastline that looks out onto the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, displays will feature…

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  • Photo of New landscape for St George’s Hospital

    New landscape for St George’s Hospital

    Award-winning landscape company take on the ambitious challenge of designing and constructing a new landscape for St George’s Hospital in just a matter of weeks. Although Bowles & Wyer are well versed in challenging landscapes, this must be their quickest landscape project yet. Just three weeks ago, the St George’s Hospital Charity contacted the firm regarding the renovation of the sloping landscape located in front of their main hospital entrance. Next week, construction begins after a whirlwind project brief, design and sign-off process. The project has come about thanks to new funding received from the Sir Captain Tom NHS fundraising earlier this year. Whilst the hospital enjoys a…

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  • Photo of Win for ancient woodland on A27 Arundel bypass route

    Win for ancient woodland on A27 Arundel bypass route

    The Woodland Trust says it is delighted threatened ancient woodland has had a reprieve with the choosing of the grey route for the A27 Arundel Bypass. Six route options had been proposed by Highways England for a road linking the existing dual carriageway on each side of Arundel in Sussex. All six options threatened irreplaceable ancient woodland or veteran trees. After public consultation in 2019, a route has now been chosen. It will affect a small number of veteran trees, but swathes of ancient woodland are now safe from the project. Responding to the announcement on the preferred option for…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Blinds scoops national Real Homes Awards 2020

    Caribbean Blinds scoops national Real Homes Awards 2020

    Caribbean Blinds is celebrating a national win at the Real Homes Awards 2020. The Sudbury based external shading expert won the title of ‘Best Garden Buy’ for its most sought-after terrace covering, the Outdoor Living Pod™. The Real Homes Awards, which attracts hundreds of entries, aim to find and name the very best home products across every category, unveiling the most inspiring ideas and reviewing everything the consumer might need to finish their home. The Outdoor Living Pod™ scooped the Real Homes top spot in the garden category, offering more unique features, greater comfort, enhanced durability and better value for money than…

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  • Photo of Nationally important wildflower grasslands get increased protection

    Nationally important wildflower grasslands get increased protection

    Two nationally rare flower-rich grasslands have gained national protection in recognition of their national importance for wildlife, Natural England has announced. Dallow Downs & Winsdon Hill (DD&WH), a chalk grassland on the western outskirts of Luton, and Cowslip Meadow, a flower-rich meadow located in a residential area to the north of Luton, have gained national status as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Over 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s with flower-rich grassland now only covering a mere 1% of the UK’s land area. Today’s move will see around 48ha of land receive strong legal protection…

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  • Photo of Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for 1,300 new homes in South Dublin

    Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for 1,300 new homes in South Dublin

    Grant Associates is working with Fletcher Priest Architects to design the masterplan for a new community in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, South Dublin for developer Quintain Ireland Ltd. When complete, Cherrywood Village will include over 1,300 homes, three public parks and over 50,000 sq ft of retail and civic amenities as well as primary and post-primary schools. The masterplan builds on the principles set out by the Strategic Development Zone status for the area. Fletcher Priest and Grant Associates are coordinating their work with the design team for this wider area, including Dublin-based Architectural practices Urban Agency and O’Mahony Pike Architects. Green and blue infrastructure…

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