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  • Photo of World Mental Health Day: Do one thing

    World Mental Health Day: Do one thing

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  • Photo of Glendale scoops a series of significant contracts

    Glendale scoops a series of significant contracts

    National green service provider Glendale has been awarded a number of prolific contracts over the last year from clients including Kingston upon Thames and Matalan. One of the most highly coveted wins in the last month has been with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. From 1 November 2021, Glendale will start a seven-year green space service contract with the local authority, with an option to extend it by a further seven years. Part of Glendale’s competitive edge is its environmental commitments. It will only be using battery powered handheld equipment from the start of the contract and a…

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  • Photo of Biotecture’s benefits of greening up supermarket car parks

    Biotecture’s benefits of greening up supermarket car parks

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  • Photo of RHS Chelsea Flower Show Highlights

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show Highlights

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  • Photo of Sara Edwards thinks big for her Tiny IBC Pocket Forest Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

    Sara Edwards thinks big for her Tiny IBC Pocket Forest Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

    For her debut garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021, Sara Edwards explores and challenges conventional ideas of container gardening by thinking BIG with her IBC Pocket Forest Garden. Sara runs the successful No.30 Design Studio in Herefordshire, which was launched in 2019 following her success at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, when she won an RHS Gold Medal and Best in Category ‘Green Living Space Garden’ for her repurposed shipping Container Garden – ‘Defiance’. At just 4 x 3m, Sara’s IBC Pocket Forest Garden at Chelsea Flower Show demonstrates how even in the smallest of spaces, it is possible to…

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  • Photo of GreenBlue Urban’s top tips for greening up supermarket car parks

    GreenBlue Urban’s top tips for greening up supermarket car parks

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    Pro Landscaper Chelsea blog

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    Raaft Podium Awards sponsor Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

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  • Photo of Day one at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

    Day one at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its gates this morning, and we were delighted to take a look around. The show, as wonderful and colourful as ever, has so many beautifully designed and inspiring gardens to see. We can’t wait to see what medals they all get awarded tomorrow. Today, we have a pictorial article of day one at Chelsea. Take a look below!  

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  • Photo of What went wrong with the Marble Arch Mound?

    What went wrong with the Marble Arch Mound?

    A hollowed-out mountain based on a scaffolding structure, Marble Arch Hill, was supposed to redefine the connection between Oxford Street and Hyde Park. Designed by world renowned architect MVRDV, the proposal for the park-like temporary landscape was to lift the corner of Hyde Park, bring renewed excitement to the area, and create a 25m tall viewpoint offering striking views of London. In response to the build, Westminster council’s deputy leader, Melvyn Caplan, said: “You have to give people a reason to come to an area. They’re not just coming to Oxford Street for the shops anymore. People are interested in…

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  • Photo of Form Plants and Torc Pots collab at RHS Chelsea flower show

    Form Plants and Torc Pots collab at RHS Chelsea flower show

    A new and unique collaboration between Form Plants and Torc Pots will take place at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this autumn. Form Plants and Torc Pots are both quite new to the market. Originally, both had planned to launch at FutureScape in 2020, until COVID-19 cancelled the event and it was moved online. Nonetheless, FutureScape provided a platform for Form Plants and Torc Pots to discover each other. Jamie Butterworth, Form Plants’ managing director, said: “Torc Pots saw we were planning to exhibit at FutureScape, and they emailed us asking if they could use our some of our plants.…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s 10th anniversary: An interview with Jim & Lisa Wilkinson

    Pro Landscaper’s 10th anniversary: An interview with Jim & Lisa Wilkinson

    It’s Pro Landscaper’s 10th anniversary, how do you feel about that? We feel incredibly proud of the magazine, and the fact that we have now been a part of the landscape and horticulture industry for ten years. Pro Landscaper has made a massive difference to the sector, and anyone who has worked on or been involved with the product should be very proud of what we have achieved. What made you start Pro Landscaper magazine? We believed that there was a big opportunity in the market to create a community that brought all the elements of landscaping together. At the…

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  • Photo of UK Landscape Barometer – May findings

    UK Landscape Barometer – May findings

    All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare May 2021 to May 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (July 2021) to the same time last year. The material shortage, perhaps unsurprisingly, continued to have a damaging effect on the industry. As a result of the ongoing lack of material availability, things appeared to finally start to slow down. Torrential rain dampened construction output, it dipped by 0.8% according to the ONS. And in addition, the UK economy also experienced a slow-down despite major lockdown restrictions lifting. Participant comments expressed that commercial…

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  • Photo of A winner’s perspective. Why enter Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards?

    A winner’s perspective. Why enter Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards?

    The Pro Landscaper 30U30: The Next Generation initiative has been running since 2015, and has seen 180 winners of this prestigious award. It’s helped propel them into the landscaping limelight, with most of the winners going on to bigger and better things since collecting their award. It is the only industry search for the most impressive young people in landscaping, and it shines a spotlight on the future of landscaping. Entries come from a variety of sectors within the industry – from sales to arboriculture, construction to design, or maintenance to landscape architecture. Rosie Mayer, a senior designer and bespoke…

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  • Photo of Hot house plants in bloom

    Hot house plants in bloom

    Flowering house plants can bring that much needed cheer and colour into your home. Bringing the outside inside is a hugely popular trend at the moment, which seems to have intensified as a result of the pandemic. Many of these plants have long bloom times which provide a perfect and inexpensive way of creating a holiday vibe in your home! CALATHEA CROCATA Commonly called the eternal flame, this tropical plant has dark moody foliage with vibrant flame shaped orange flowers. They can bloom for up to three months, and definitely prefer more humid environments. AECHMEA FASCIATA The Aechmea Fasciata, native…

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  • Photo of Glendale appoints Adrian Wickham as corporate director

    Glendale appoints Adrian Wickham as corporate director

    Glendale has announced the return of Adrian Wickham, who will now be working as corporate director. Adrian’s appointment comes after being away from the company for two years, as he worked for a law firm. Adrian said: “I’ve returned to the same senior team, and it’s great to get everyone back together. I’m really excited about being back and am feeling very welcomed.” I left because I was seeking new opportunities. But I remained so intertwined with the landscaping industry, I’ve been pulled back. I enjoy the people and the things happening, and ultimately, I feel there is a bigger…

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  • Photo of How Landscaping Supports Urban Sustainability

    How Landscaping Supports Urban Sustainability

    Over 50% of the global population live in urban dwellings. The United Nations predicts this number will climb to 70% by the middle of the century. Therefore, urban sustainability is becoming a key priority to ensuring the continued growth of cities and urban spaces is not damaging to the future of the world. Urban sustainability, when blended with city planning and design, goes deeper than landscape architecture and, instead focuses on creating greener spaces that recruit, nurture, and support nature. So, what is green space? Formally defined, green space is any public or private land featuring natural elements within an urban area,…

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  • Photo of RHS students design and build new garden for Guildford Family Centre

    RHS students design and build new garden for Guildford Family Centre

    An RHS Horticultural Practice Diploma student, Sam Southgate, has won a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) design and build competition. Every year, students on the Level 4 RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, work on a ‘Design and Build’ project. This is a part assignment, part real life project developing ideas for a garden in the local community. After a ‘pitch’ to the clients, they choose a winning design which is built by the students several months later. This year, students were given the task of coming up with a design for a ‘play and learn’ community…

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  • Photo of Johnsons of Whixley celebrates 100 years

    Johnsons of Whixley celebrates 100 years

    As a family run business Johnsons of Whixley celebrates its centenary this year, group managing director Graham Richardson explains how the Yorkshire based nursery has grown and the secrets behind its success. How was Johnsons of Whixley first founded? Mr Eric Johnson founded the business in 1921 on his return from service in the great war. After the armistice, Mr Johnson remained in Europe, assisting with de-mobilisation and policing the turmoil that followed the ‘war to end all wars’. Mr Johnson had studied botany and had a natural passion for growing – his new wife’s family owned malt kilns throughout…

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  • Photo of UK Landscape Barometer records first confidence decrease this year

    UK Landscape Barometer records first confidence decrease this year

    The trading month for April 2021 saw a change in the industry’s overall performance. For the first time in five months, the UK Landscape Barometer has reported that confidence across the industry has decreased. Indeed, a staggering 47% of participants have told us that they are feeling less confident compared to the previous month. Alongside this seemingly dramatic drop, the barometer can also report that there has been a drop in the number of participants experiencing increases across all areas – apart from for staff, where data remained roughly static. Nonetheless, national turnover, enquires, projects, and conversion were still receiving…

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  • Photo of G7 Summit: Nature Compact

    G7 Summit: Nature Compact

    On Friday 11 June, Boris Johnson welcomed leaders from the UK, US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy, along with representatives of the European Union to the G7 summit held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. The summit got off to a rocky start. Boris Johnson was widely criticised for arriving at the G7 Summit in Cornwall by plane, with The Green Party tweeting there was: “a big gaping hole between Boris’s climate talk and climate action.” Greta Thunberg also held issue, speaking out against the G7 leaders, for watching “jet planes perform aerobatics” and having a “steak and lobster” celebration instead…

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  • Photo of BBC Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge: George Hassall shares bee-friendly garden tips

    BBC Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge: George Hassall shares bee-friendly garden tips

    Zoe Ball has announced BBC Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge, a children’s competition which aims to promote pollination and support bees. The BBC is asking for children to express their creativity and imagination by designing their own bright and buzzy garden that will attract bees, and other pollinating insects, to help pollinate flowers whilst also creating new ones too. Built by the RHS, the winner will see their garden design come to life at a children and young people’s mental health NHS Trust site. They will be invited to open the garden at an outside broadcast of The Zoe Ball…

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  • Photo of Taking it international

    Taking it international

    International garden design has always been a source of inspiration for gardens here in the UK. Unsurprisingly, the pandemic has influenced design trends in an innovative way, and now, many trends are situated around the prospect of bringing the indoors outside, and creating holiday vibes at home. As an industry, we have been designing gardens this way for years, but it does appear to be further developing due to the new wide-spread appeal of the ‘fifth room.’ The fifth room is a concept that blurs the lines between the inside and out. It’s all about allocating the garden as another…

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  • Photo of UK Landscape Barometer records continued high performance

    UK Landscape Barometer records continued high performance

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  • Photo of The healing power of nature

    The healing power of nature

    This year, Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme was nature. This may come as no surprise due to the long months of the pandemic that encouraged the public to turn to nature. As an industry, it’s safe to say that we’ve always known the benefits and power of nature, but it’s fantastic that its importance is being acknowledged, especially in this way. Conversations around mental health have become more commonplace in recent years. However, since that start of the pandemic, the effects of physical distancing, social isolation, and the loss of loved ones have evidently deepened mental health issues, causing many…

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