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Peat-free Cosmos Collection makes RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut

Peat-free Cosmos Collection makes RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut

National Plant Collection Holder, Jonathan Sheppard is making his RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut in just over two weeks, bringing the first ever collection of Cosmos bipinnatus to the Show.  After Sheppard’s two collections were flooded out by storm Babet back in October last year, neighboring houses are still uninhabitable to date, making this a...

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Stihl GB unveils new “state-of-the-art” facility in Surrey

Stihl GB unveils new “state-of-the-art” facility in Surrey

Stihl GB has officially opened its new 11,500m2 facility in Surrey after “outgrowing” its former site. The purpose-built head office and 9,000m2 distribution centre has been in the works since 2015. Dr Nikolas Stihl, chairman of the supervisory board of the Stihl Group, said its completion “marks another milestone in Stihl’s almost 100-year...

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Marshalls announces national winners of Register Awards

Marshalls announces national winners of Register Awards

Landscaping supplier Marshalls has announced the final results of this year’s Marshalls Register Awards, including Contractor of the Year. Over 400 landscaping projects were entered into the award and earlier this year, Marshalls announced its regional winners of the competition across its series of 11 roadshows. The national champions for each...

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Trustees appointed to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Trustees appointed to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed one new Trustee to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and reappointed four. Fay Cooke has been newly appointed, her three-year term commenced on 1 March this year. Cooke is the current chief impact and financial officer at Yeo Valley Production Ltd, she has a PhD in Zoology...

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Historic North London parklands to be protected for decades to come

Historic North London parklands to be protected for decades to come

Seven historic parks across the London Borough of Enfield are set to be transformed by new parkland management plans. Plans will explore how parklands can provide better outcomes for people and the natural and historic environment, while safeguarding Heritage at Risk assets. Work has been undertaken by Stephenson Halliday with fellow RSK Group...

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10 things I’ve learned about designing care and dementia gardens

10 things I’ve learned about designing care and dementia gardens

Debbie Carroll is celebrating 10 years since she first set up Step Change Design. The garden designer formed the company with Mark Rendell after they'd carried out research on how to make care home gardens more actively used and were keen to share their findings with the industry. Over the last decade, that learning has only continued. Here,...

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Pro Landscaper launches new Project Awards entry guide

Pro Landscaper launches new Project Awards entry guide

New entry guide launches for the Pro Landscaper Project Awards to help interested parties with their submissions. With entries well underway for the awards, this latest all-inclusive guide by Pro Landscaper offers step-by-step entry support, in-depth insights into the award categories and criteria, as well as a list of top tips for entering. The...

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Millions in UK gardening being wasted due to flooding

Millions in UK gardening being wasted due to flooding

New research reveals the UK population is losing millions worth of pounds every year on gardening as a direct result of flooding. British people are wasting £2.9 million on their gardens, due to a low understanding of their flood risks, according to new data published today by Flood Re, the joint initiative between the UK government and the...

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Green-tech helps local primary school improve outdoor learning space

Green-tech helps local primary school improve outdoor learning space

Supplier of landscaping materials, Green-tech is supporting a local primary school with the donation of a range of materials. Earlier this month, Green-tech delivered and installed a variety of materials to the Great Ouseburn Community Primary School in North Yorkshire, in an effort to revitalise several key areas within the school grounds. The...

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School Kitchen opens new kitchen garden to feed young minds

School Kitchen opens new kitchen garden to feed young minds

School Kitchen, the new food delivery initiative in York, has opened its new kitchen garden at Carr Junior School, with the help of a landscape gardener. Produce from the kitchen garden will be used by both School Kitchen for its four restaurants, as well as by pupils for school cookery classes, with any surplus going to parents in need. The...

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Sustainability at forefront of this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Sustainability at forefront of this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Taking place next month, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is highlighting its sustainability ethos, with more gardens revealed for this year’s show putting it at the forefront. Announced at its annual Spring Conference yesterday, the society will be giving new life to old show gardens, with its 'RHS Chelsea Repurposed: Feature Garden', made almost...

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In memory of Rick Davies

In memory of Rick Davies

The following statement is on behalf of Willerby Landscapes.   It is with great regret that we announce that our Managing Director, Rick Davies, passed away on the evening of Thurs 25th April, after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with his family. With them, we will decide how best to pay our respects to him over...

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Change to plant imports set to impact landscaping industry

Change to plant imports set to impact landscaping industry

Price hikes are expected as a significant change to how plants are imported comes into effect today. All plants being brought into the UK will now need to do so via a Border Control Post (BCP), the latest stage of the government’s Border Target Operating Model. The BCPs will be replacing the Place of Destination (PoD) system which has been in...

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Children’s Choice Award introduced at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Children’s Choice Award introduced at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A selection of children from schools across London will don their judges hats at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with the introduction of a new award category. Over 70 children will take on the task of judging this year’s show gardens, crowning one of them the inaugural RHS Children’s Choice Award winner. Designer’s will be judged against...

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