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19 Key Takeaways from SoilsCon 2024

19 Key Takeaways from SoilsCon 2024

SoilsCon returned this week after a four-year hiatus, much to the delight of its 150 delegates. Organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, the one-day conference not only reaffirmed existing knowledge but also brought with it a whole host of new...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with Jordan Webster

30 Under 30 – A catch up with Jordan Webster

Jordan Webster made himself known as part of the 2018 class of Pro Landscaper's 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, which is sponsored by Green-tech, a company where he has spent the last decade working his way up to his new position of sales manager. Having recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the company, the former key account manager...

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Meet the landscaper using YouTube to show what it takes to grow a business

Meet the landscaper using YouTube to show what it takes to grow a business

Viewers can follow the highs and lows as Olly Gregson expands Hardwood Landscapes and pursues his budding property development company Not that long ago, Olly Gregson had no personal social media accounts. The 27-year-old had shied away from being in front of a camera and was uncomfortable sharing parts of his life on the internet. He didn’t even...

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The history behind the living wall

The history behind the living wall

Commemorating the birth of its creator, #InternationalGreenWallDay takes place on 15 February. It's when the industry comes together to celebrate the accomplishments and potential that living walls can present. Invented in 1938 by landscape architect, Stanley Hart White, the living wall continues to be an evolving feature throughout the urban...

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Top 7 most romantic gardens

Top 7 most romantic gardens

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Pro Landscaper highlights the top seven most romantic gardens across the UK. Stourhead Garden, Wiltshire The 1,072ha estate is located at the source of the river Stour in the southwest of the English countryside. First opened in the 1740s, Stourhead has been described as ‘a living work of art’, and with its...

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Setting the course for 2024

Setting the course for 2024

As the industry prepares to chart the course of change with new initiatives and legislations on the horizon, it is no surprise a number of companies are setting out their goals for the year ahead with the ecological and economical climate in mind. We heard from a number of recognised companies within the industry to find out their goals for 2024....

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Will 2024 be a turning point for environmental change?

Will 2024 be a turning point for environmental change?

‘Climate change’, a phrase many could argue has become quite prevalent in recent years- with it even becoming the children’s word of the year for 2023, according to the Oxford University Press. With temperatures last year being the hottest on record, the recent flooding across the UK and lets not forget the continued decline in biodiversity shown...

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5 Top Tips for Helping Apprentices Succeed at Your Company

5 Top Tips for Helping Apprentices Succeed at Your Company

Apprenticeships can be life-changing experiences for people, says Matt O’Conner. It’s one of the reasons the managing director of John O’Conner says it was eager to start its own apprenticeship programme back in 2011. That, and recruitment challenges on top of an ageing workforce. It was difficult to fill supervisory roles and find new talent....

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Rethinking the delivery of land-based apprenticeships with Lantra

Rethinking the delivery of land-based apprenticeships with Lantra

With the demand for environmental jobs likely to rise inline with the uptake in green policies being rolled out, the sector is now more so than ever trying to get more people through the metaphorical door to tackle the ever looming labour shortage. Lantra is one such company, which last year undertook research with over 550 employers to gather...

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Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

As Studio Knight Stokoe completes its first year in business, its clientele has jumped miles ahead of its expectations, taking on the first example of commercial roof gardens in the UK. A studio that designs things simply, beautifully, and with multifunctionality and long-term care in mind, Studio Knight Stokoe blends artisanal craft and...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Rachel Bailey

Little Interviews Expanded – Rachel Bailey

Following the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024, taking place on Friday 19th April and this year, welcoming a series of new categories which allow us to open entries to explore even more understated businesses and achievements from across the industry – we wanted to catch up with some of our previous winners and see how times have...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with Ryan Mills

30 Under 30 – A catch up with Ryan Mills

A proud member of the inaugural 30 Under 30 alumni way back in 2015 when working as a landscape project manager at idverde UK, Ryan Mills has come a long way since. The awards are a “great opportunity to be recognised for achievements and support up and coming talents,” says Mills. He was nominated by his manager at the time who felt he would be...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Adam Stewart

Little Interviews Expanded – Adam Stewart

Following the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024, taking place on Friday 19 April and this year, welcoming a series of new categories which allow us to open entries to explore even more understated businesses and achievements from across the industry – we wanted to catch up with some of our previous winners and see how times have...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Olivia Warren-Benger

Little Interviews Expanded – Olivia Warren-Benger

Following the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024, taking place on Friday 19 April and this year, welcoming a series of new categories which allow us to open entries to explore even more understated businesses and achievements from across the industry – we wanted to catch up with some of our previous winners and see how times have...

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Top 9 plants for “Bloom” Monday

Top 9 plants for “Bloom” Monday

It's known as the most depressing day of the year. ‘Blue Monday’, named by Sky Travel back in 2005, falls on the third Monday in January. Aptly named due to the come down from the festive season, it's supposedly the day everyone gives up on their new years’ resolutions, and what remains to be dull, dark, and cold, whilst we wait for the great...

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Pro Landscaper team celebrates 129 years of the National Trust

Pro Landscaper team celebrates 129 years of the National Trust

"United by a common belief that nature, beauty and history are for everyone, our three founders, Octavia Hill, Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley, set up the National Trust on 12 January 1895 so that natural and historic places could be protected for future generations." As we celebrate the National Trust turning 129 years old today, we’ve...

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