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Sam Proctor’s top tips for designing gardens to use less water

Sam Proctor’s top tips for designing gardens to use less water

After considering her own use of tap water in the garden, designer Sam Proctor took steps to reduce this and wants to help others do the same. With sponsor Affinity Water – her own local water company – she brought The Water Saving Garden to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week. Here are her top tips for designing and building a garden where...

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The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

It was whilst frantically watering her plants in 40-degree heat that Sam Proctor had the idea for a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her pots were drying out quickly and she was having to use copious amounts of tap water to keep them alive. “I thought it was mad to be using drinking water to water them, when we know that London and the...

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Box tree moth cases on the rise, warns RHS

Box tree moth cases on the rise, warns RHS

After receiving a spike in recorded sightings of box tree caterpillars, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is warning the nation it could be facing a bumper year for the insects as a result of changing climate. Nearly five times more reports of the insect have been brought to the RHS’s attention in the first four months of 2024, compared to...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

Launched at FutureScape 2023, the Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Biodiversity Awards highlight the future of landscaping. These awards are on a mission to showcase the most important innovation and initiatives across the UK landscaping sector, from design, to construction, to product supply and manufacturing. We look for great stories of...

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Public votes for The Octavia Hill Garden as Chelsea favourite

Public votes for The Octavia Hill Garden as Chelsea favourite

Ann-Marie Powell’s debut show garden has won the RHS/BBC People’s Choice Award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden designer exhibited for the first time on Main Avenue with a garden dedicated to National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill and built by The Landscaping Consultants. As well as being chosen as the public’s favourite, The...

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RHS Chelsea: Overcoming Hardships

RHS Chelsea: Overcoming Hardships

From the Torture Garden: A Sanctuary for Survivors to the Stroke Association’s Garden for Recovery, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, was an overwhelming display of overcoming hardships, and proof of how horticulture can provide a therapeutic outlet for so many different types of people.   Rather than simply beautiful gardens, these spaces offer...

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Crocus’ Mark Fane: “We were keen to stop on a high”

Crocus’ Mark Fane: “We were keen to stop on a high”

Thirteen might be unlucky for some, but not for Crocus. The contractor and nursery has just won its 13th Best in Show award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in what will be its final year at the event – or so it says. Crocus seemed destined to have an illustrious career at Chelsea. The first garden it built in 2000 – the same year the company was...

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Five unforgettable Crocus RHS Chelsea gardens

Five unforgettable Crocus RHS Chelsea gardens

As long standing supplier and landscaper for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Crocus, prepares to bid farewell to the spring event, we take a look at some of the unforgettable gardens brought to life by the nursery.   The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden Designed by Dan Pearson In 2015, institutions Laurent-Perrier and Chatsworth collaborated...

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Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

With 90% of natural disasters being water-related, the importance of water conservation has never been clearer. The gardens struggling for moisture in the summer are the same ones drowning in the spring, with Mark Gregory, managing director of Landform Consultants and decorated RHS garden builder, recalling this past winter as the hardest due to...

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Makita launches new battery powered brushless blower

Makita launches new battery powered brushless blower

Makita expands its growing range of outdoor equipment with the launch of its new battery powered brushless blower. Delivering a maximum air velocity of 86m/s and an average blowing force of 24N, the UB003C 36V Blower combines “comfort and functionality”, says the power tool supplier. The new UB003C is also compatible with the PDC1200 (33.5Ah) and...

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Eden Project turns to geothermal energy

Eden Project turns to geothermal energy

The Eden Project has turned to geothermal energy this winter in what it says is a major step in the organisation’s pathway to achieving net zero and realising its goal of becoming climate positive by 2030. For the first time in the UK since 1986, geothermal energy was used to heat the biomes, offices, and new plant nursery at the site in...

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Winner announced for RHS and BBC Pocket Garden Makeover contest

Winner announced for RHS and BBC Pocket Garden Makeover contest

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BBC The One Show have announced the winner of the Pocket Garden Makeover contest. Sara Tacchi from Bristol entered the competition in the hopes of transforming her flat’s small and narrow garden that runs beside a busy roundabout. Tacchi lives with a condition that makes accessing outdoor space for long...

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Industry supporters come together for Party for Perennial

Industry supporters come together for Party for Perennial

Last week, the horticulture industry came together for a night of camaraderie and generosity at Party for Perennial, hosted at Core Bar in London. Guests at the event, which was sponsored by Core Landscape Products, showed their support for the charity by purchasing raffle tickets and pledging their ongoing commitment. Jamie Gault, Perennial’s...

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Increased Asian hornet vigilance urged after record numbers found

Increased Asian hornet vigilance urged after record numbers found

People are being urged to be extra vigilant for Asian hornets this summer after a record number were found in the UK last year. Seventy-two nests were located and destroyed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s National Bee Unit in 2023, the majority of which were in Kent. The UK’s chief plant health officer is encouraging beekeepers and the...

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New report highlights “significant concerns” over border changes

New report highlights “significant concerns” over border changes

Urgent action is needed to address “significant concerns over the ability of at-border checks to deliver biosecurity and the free flow of trade,” says the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) director of public affairs. Jennifer Pheasey says a new report by the National Audit Office on post-Brexit border changes highlights “the costs to the...

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First phase of “UK’s largest new city centre public park” opens

First phase of “UK’s largest new city centre public park” opens

The first phase of a new park in a major mixed-use development in Leeds has opened to the public. Located within the city’s South Bank, Aire Park sits on the former Tetley Brewery site. Once complete, it will include residential, commercial and recreational spaces as well as eight acres of public parkland. Tetley Green is one of first areas of...

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Debut designer at Chelsea wins Best in Show

Debut designer at Chelsea wins Best in Show

Ula Maria’s first show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has won Best in Show. This year’s The Muscular Dystrophy UK – Forest Bathing Garden, built by Crocus in what is the contractor’s final year at Chelsea, has also received a Gold medal. The garden showcases the benefits of the ancient Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing....

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