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TASK Academy partners with London Stone

TASK Academy partners with London Stone

Land-based training group, TASK Academy partners with London Stone in a shared-ethos collaboration beginning in June 2024. TASK Academy founder and managing director Rupert Keys, comments on the collaboration with the hard landscaping materials supplier, saying the Academy has been a “long-time admirer and client of London Stone’s.” He goes on to...

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EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

Battery-powered outdoor power equipment supplier, EGO Power Plus, is expanding its Pro X Series with a new battery mower. The LMX5300E-SP features EGO’s proven Peak Power™ technology, drawing on energy from two 56V ARC Lithium batteries at once. Group product director at EGO, Vince Brauns, says: “The LMX5300E-SP provides the power and performance...

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5 Key Trends in Decking Design

5 Key Trends in Decking Design

In the evolving world of landscape design, decking has become a central feature in creating versatile and aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces. As designers strive to meet the diverse needs of their clients, several trends have emerged, setting the standard for contemporary decking projects. Below, we explore five key trends that are shaping the...

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Airbnb urged to help make rental gardens greener

Airbnb urged to help make rental gardens greener

The Society of Garden Designers is calling on Airbnb to help make holiday and long-term rental gardens more sustainable, without losing amenities in the process. The society is recommending a new Green and Easy Checklist to help guide property hosts to creating a low-maintenance garden that benefits wildlife and the environment, while still...

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Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Project Awards 2024

Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Project Awards 2024

The shortlist has been revealed for this year’s Pro Landscaper Project Awards 2024, in association with Nth Degree. Celebrating the excellence of landscaping projects with a value of up to £100k, the Project Awards showcase creativity, innovation and practicality. This years awards have seen a record number of entries, with particular interest...

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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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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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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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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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17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned to the Royal Hospital Chelsea show ground this week and there's already plenty to talk about from the world renowned show. Press day saw a series of launches, celebrations and awards being announced. Here are our top highlights: 1 Crocus going out on a high  It has been at all 22 shows that have taken...

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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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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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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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Michael Lote on making his design and build debut at Malvern

Michael Lote on making his design and build debut at Malvern

It’s Michael Lote’s year, with an APL Award and the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup already under his belt and his first design and build show garden still to come  Against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Malvern Hills, Michael Lote will be returning to build a show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival this year. He’s already done so twice...

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UK horticulture to be hit again by cost hike, says the HTA

UK horticulture to be hit again by cost hike, says the HTA

Concerns are growing for UK horticulture as it prepares to take yet another hit from the rise in import costs. The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has today in a statement expressed its concern for the sector following the announcement of the common user charge (CUC). As part of the import controls under the Border Target Operating Model...

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RHS awards the highest honours in horticulture

RHS awards the highest honours in horticulture

The highest honours in horticulture, the Victoria Medal of Honour and the Elizbeth Medal of Honour has been awarded to six recipients by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). as part of the RHS People Awards. At an award ceremony held at Lindley Hall, London, Chris Lane and Neil Lucas received the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour and Rosie Atkins,...

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The RHS teams up with The One Show to launch Pocket Garden Makeover

The RHS teams up with The One Show to launch Pocket Garden Makeover

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is teaming up with the BBC’s The One Show to launch Pocket Garden Makeover, highlighting the potential impact even the smallest of spaces can have. The winner will have the opportunity to have their small outdoor space, be it a courtyard or balcony, transformed by a team of landscapers up to the value of £5k....

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Top 5 tips to get the most out of this landscaping season

Top 5 tips to get the most out of this landscaping season

Ahead of this year's landscaping season, UK landscape supplier Talasey says preparation is “more important than ever.” National sales manager, Peter O’Loughlin says that the feedback from its merchant customers and landscapers suggest that 2024 could be a year of “solid performance” for those businesses that are prepared. “The fact remains that...

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Top 7 takeaways from the Paving for Homes and Gardens Seminar

Top 7 takeaways from the Paving for Homes and Gardens Seminar

Following the launch of their new book Paving in Homes & Gardens: An A-Z of Paving & Associated Works, experts Alan Sargent and Gareth Wilson have been hosting a series of one-day workshop seminars. We visited the most recent, held yesterday at Brinsbury College, and here are the top seven takeways from the day: 1 Ensure you have a “works...

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