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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas: Pro Landscaper celebrated its 10th anniversary

    12 Days of Christmas: Pro Landscaper celebrated its 10th anniversary

    August was a special month for Pro Landscaper Magazine, as Eljays44 celebrated the magazine’s 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, the magazine has come far, constantly developing and enabling people to share, inspire and be positive about the effects landscaping has on the UK. The team at Eljays44 couldn’t be prouder of everything Pro Landscaper has achieved so far. The anniversary issue was bursting with great content, including testimonials, amazing industry standout events, and the top 10 memorable moments for Pro Landscaper (which include awarding outstanding businesses, the magazine’s developments, and a royal engagement). In honour of the celebratory issue,…

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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas: idverde UK announced new CEO

    12 Days of Christmas: idverde UK announced new CEO

    In March, idverde’s UK CEO Doug Graham, announced he was stepping down after a strong four years in the role. Doug led the business through a significant growth period. idverde’s President, Hervé Lancon, explained: “He played a key part within the wider idverde Group that has grown from €250m turnover and 3,000 colleagues in 2014 to €850m turnover and 9,000 colleagues in 2020.” Handing over to Chris Pullen, an experienced leader who has worked in senior roles across the support services sector, Doug explained he was looking forward to supporting his introduction to the business. Chris joined the business with…

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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas: Green-tech acquired and new managing director revealed

    12 Days of Christmas: Green-tech acquired and new managing director revealed

    Longstanding landscape supplier, Green-tech, saw some big changes this year. In March, the company was acquired by Origin Enterprises, a focused Agri-services group providing specialist on-farm agronomy services, digital agricultural services, the supply of crop technologies and amenity inputs. With the intention of enhancing Green-tech, the investment was made to help drive product development and further accelerate Green-tech’s growth. The deal was said to be a true reflection of Green-tech’s ambition, managing director Richard Kay commented: “We are always focused on moving onwards upwards.” Towards of the end year, co-founders and managing directors of Green-tech, Richard and Rachel Kay, announced…

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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas: Your Garden Made Perfect arrived on our screens

    12 Days of Christmas: Your Garden Made Perfect arrived on our screens

    In early February 2021, the BBC’s new TV show ‘Your Garden Made Perfect’ hit our screens. During this time, the nation was sat in the middle of a third lockdown, and the healing power of nature was certainly in motion. Over the years the industry has seen a wealth of similar garden makeover TV shows, with many perhaps poorly representing the value and design of what makes a great garden. However, Your Garden Made Perfect certainly worked to tackle this, and it was positive to see a part of the industry represented on TV in a way it hadn’t been…

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  • Photo of What will the awning trends be in 2022?

    What will the awning trends be in 2022?

    Stuart Dantzic of Caribbean Blinds explains his predictions for 2022 It’s all about options. Consumers are going to continue investing in lighting, heating, and side screens, but anything that can enhance the comfort of being outdoors, and enable space to be used all year, round is certainly going to be most popular. Therefore, it is expected that consumers who already have awnings will be looking to upgrade or replace existing items for maximum effect. Consumers want flexibility with options: Lighting: Customers want their lighting to be dimmable to set the scene / mood i.e. dimmed lights for a romantic meal,…

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  • Photo of UK Landscape Barometer September findings

    UK Landscape Barometer September findings

    All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare September 2021 to September 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (November 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of September 2021, on top of the consistent chaos with rocky levels of material availability, September proved to be a difficult time to navigate as the petrol shortage took hold of the UK. This slowed down work for many in the industry as travel became an additional issue. Results have shown that lead times lengthened, and for…

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    Setting up your social media

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    Taking the next business steps

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  • Photo of Inner access to COP26: An interview with Sue Morgan

    Inner access to COP26: An interview with Sue Morgan

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  • Photo of The FutureScape event in pictures

    The FutureScape event in pictures

    The long awaited FutureScape event took place in its new venue at the ExCeL in London, on Tuesday and Wednesday earlier this week. Full of networking, exhibitors, seminars, and tool showcasing, the two-day event was a huge success. As the UK’s largest expo and trade event, FutureScape is an occasion designed to inspire, educate, and open up discussion through seminars and live debates. Working as a fantastic place to network with others in the industry, we give a variety of exhibitors a place to showcase their work through demos and displays, and provide an opportunity to fuel business development. Today,…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Podium Awards 2021 winners revealed

    Pro Landscaper’s Podium Awards 2021 winners revealed

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  • Photo of Interview with Green-tech’s new managing director

    Interview with Green-tech’s new managing director

    Co-founded in North Yorkshire in 1994 by Richard and Rachel Kay, the couple have been running the business ever since. Over the last 27 years, Green-tech has been growing in size and success year after year. Today, the company is a market-leading, popular and successful landscaping supplier, with a team of over 80. Kris has been welcomed with open arms at Green-tech, as he arrives with a huge wealth of knowledge. In his most recent job, he worked as a finance director at a freight forwarding firm. “The role gave me a good insight into the global supply chain problems…

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    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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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Chelsea blog

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea blog

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  • Photo of Raaft Podium Awards sponsor Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

    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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