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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV – Supply Line: GreenBlue Urban

    Pro Landscaper TV – Supply Line: GreenBlue Urban

    In the first of the Supply Line series, Jim Wilkinson speaks with the urban specification consultant at Sussex-based GreenBlue Urban. Urban tree enthusiast, Howard Gray, has been closely involved in trees for most of his life. Having personally planted many trees in urban areas, Howard feels passionately that we all are responsible to future generations to give them the quality urban canopy that we all enjoy and that all  sectors of the industry need to work together to ensure this happens. Fully conversant in arboriculture and urban forestry, Howard understands the constraints encountered in our urban environment and able to…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV – Climate Change: The Story So Far

    Pro Landscaper TV – Climate Change: The Story So Far

    Pro Landscaper’s head of content Nina Mason plays host to three experts on sustainability and climate change in a webinar looking at what some of the businesses in the sector have done so far to combat the effects of climate change. Joining Nina on Tuesday 11 May 2021 is Ben West, the managing director of Landscape Solutions, Romy Rawlings, the commercial director of Vestre and Darren Daley, the head of client services at Ground Control. Ben West spent his formative years tramping the woods, fields and waterways of Staffordshire and studied environmental management at Keele University prior to relocating to…

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  • Photo of Register to watch: show gardens past, present and future with Paul Hervey-Brookes

    Register to watch: show gardens past, present and future with Paul Hervey-Brookes

    Register now for the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV – Nurture: Show Gardens Past, Present and Future with Paul Hervey-Brookes. Watch LIVE on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 10am as Lewis Normand speaks with Paul Hervey-Brookes about the world of show gardens in UK Horticulture. Paul and Lewis will be discussing the move of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 to Autumn, Paul’s previous experience at flower shows and his views on the highs and lows of this unique section of the industry. You can register here

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  • Photo of Catch up – Story of Success: Richard and Rachel Kay

    Catch up – Story of Success: Richard and Rachel Kay

    On Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 10am, Jim Wilkinson spoke with Richard and Rachel Kay, the owners of Green-tech about the success of the business.

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    Pro Landscaper TV Story of Success: Rachel and Richard Kay

    Register now for the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV – Story of Success: Rachel and Richard Kay, sponsored by Ariens. Watch LIVE on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 10am as Jim Wilkinson speaks with Richard and Rachel Kay about the success of landscape supply business Green-tech. REGISTER HERE Rachel, the MD, and Richard, the Chairman, launched Green-tech over 25 years ago. They recently sold the business, but will continue for the next 12 months. Jim Wilkinson will question the pair on what made the business so successful, how they set out in business over 25 years ago, and what…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP – Women in Horticluture

    CATCH UP – Women in Horticluture

    In the latest instalment of Pro Landscaper TV, Pro Landscaper’s head of content Nina Mason interviewed four fabulous women regarding their experiences in the horticulture sector. Sarah Morgan, Susan Nicholas, Tamsin Westhorpe and Lynne Marcus made up the panel, put together by Lewis Normand. Each discussed their experiences as women in landscaping and in horticulture in general.  

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    REGISTER: Pro Landscaper TV – Women in Horticulture

    In the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV, Lewis Normand will host an esteemed panel to discuss women in horticulture. Lewis, a plantsman himself, will be joined by Pro Landscaper’s head of content Nina Mason; garden designer and chair of the SGD Lynne Marcus; Writer, Judge and Gardener Tamsin Westhorpe; Nursery Owner, Plantswoman and RHS Judge Rosy Hardy; garden designer, former Chair of the Society of Garden Designers and former head of Horticulture at Hadlow College Sarah Morgan and garden consultant and President Elect of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Susan Nicholas. There will be an opportunity to ask questions…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Nurture – Challenging the perceptions of horticulture

    CATCH UP: Nurture – Challenging the perceptions of horticulture

    Jim Wilkinson spoke with Nick Coslett, a horticulture expert, about a whole host of topics affecting the sector in the UK.    

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    Pro Landscaper TV – Nurture: Challenging the perceptions of horticulture

    In the next instalment of the Pro Landscaper TV nurture programme on Tuesday 16 March 2021, Jim Wilkinson speaks with Nick Coslett about challenging the perceptions of horticulture, including a range of issues such as the Brexit effect, the government’s understanding of horticulture, rewilding, the skill gap, the planning officer’s understanding of planting and lots more. Nick is now retired, but has worked in landscape offices, parks management and horticultural nurseries during his career. For the past 20 years, he has also run soft landscape workshops at Coblands and Palmstead. He has been involved with BALI at a regional and…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Adam White

    CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Adam White

    Jim Wilkinson spoke with Adam White, director of Davies White Landscape Architects and Immediate Past President of the Landscape Institute. Adam shared his views on his reign as President, his legacy he hopes he left behind and how he worked closely with the Duchess of Cambridge for an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden. Adam, who is always energetic and engaging, continued to talk about a whole range of topics from play areas, designing with children in mind and why landscaping is still a career that should be promoted.  

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV Story of Success: 30 Under 30: The Next Generation

    Pro Landscaper TV Story of Success: 30 Under 30: The Next Generation

    Pro Landscaper’s Nina Mason hosts three previous winners of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 10 am for the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV – Story of Success: 30 Under 30: The Next Generation. Nina will speak with the panellists, all winners of the initiative, about their careers to date, their future plans and the opportunities the win helped create. The Pro Landscaper TV Panellists – former 30 Under 30 winners All three panellists have achieved great things in the industry since being announced as a winner. Jordan Webster is…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Debating… porcelain paving

    CATCH UP: Debating… porcelain paving

    Jim Wilkinson hosted a panel of experts, who discussed topics surrounding porcelain, including the training, laying, pricing and the impact of the material on the climate. Porcelain is a product that is gaining more and more traction as a ground covering material, but is it a viable, sustainable option? Are landscapers laying it correctly? And what impact is it having on the climate? The panellists for this programme are Brian Herbert of Outdoor Options, Clare Morgan of Casa Tua, Mark Youde of Urban Landscape Design and Jake Catling of The Landscaping Consultants.  

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV: Debating… porcelain paving

    Pro Landscaper TV: Debating… porcelain paving

    Jim Wilkinson will host a panel of experts, who will discuss topics surrounding porcelain, including the training, laying, pricing and the impact of the material on the climate. Porcelain is a product that is gaining more and more traction as a ground covering material, but is it a vaible, sustainable option? Are landscapers laying it correctly? And what impat is it having on the climate? Find out by watching along live on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 10am. The panellists for this programme are Brian Herbert of Outdoor Options, Clare Morgan of Casa Tua, Mark Youde of Urban Landscape Design…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Nurture – UK Horticulture 2021

    CATCH UP: Nurture – UK Horticulture 2021

    On Tuesday 16 February, Pro Landscaper TV went live with Nurture: UK Horticulture 2021. Lewis Normand hosted an esteemed panel made up of Steve McCurdy, Mark Straver, Robert Crowder and Richard McKenna Lewis chaired a debate with leading nursery owners and managers focusing on where the industry is in its entirety and looking at UK Hort 2021 and beyond. Brexit, Covid, Biosecurity, Labour, Water, Peat, Funding, the Environment, Transport, Plant Availability/Shortages, New Markets, Government Involvement, Customer Expectation and much more were spoken about in detail. All these topics will rightly affect what happens in the horticulture market in the UK…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Story of Success – David Dodd

    CATCH UP: Story of Success – David Dodd

    On Tuesday 9 February, Pro Landscaper TV went live with Story of Success with David Dodd, a stalwart in the landscaping sector. David Dodd has run The Outdoor Room successfully for over 25 years and has built the company to be one of the most well-respected and sought-after landscaping businesses in the country. The Outdoor Room has secured countless RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals and has been responsible for many beautiful garden schemes over the years. David also purchased Pots & Pithoi three years ago and has since ran both businesses side by side. Pots & Pithoi supplies Cretan…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV – Story of Success: David Dodd

    Pro Landscaper TV – Story of Success: David Dodd

    Join Jim Wilkinson and David Dodd on Tuesday 9 February at 10am for the next instalment of Pro Landscaper TV – Story of Success. Register here David Dodd has run The Outdoor Room successfully for over 25 years and has built the company to be one of the most well-respected and sought-after landscaping businesses in the country. The Outdoor Room has secured countless RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals and has been responsible for many beautiful garden schemes over the years. David also purchased Pots & Pithoi three years ago and has since ran both businesses side by side. Pots…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith

    CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith

    On Tuesday 2 February, Pro Landscaper TV went live with Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith, one of the garden designers taking part on new BBC TV programme Your Garden Made Perfect. Helen, owner of Elks-Smith Landscape & Garden Design, is one of the UK’s most respected garden designers. Last year she was made a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD). Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson interviewed Helen about her involvement in the BBC’s newest landscaping TV programme – Your Garden Made Perfect which first airs on Thursday 4 February 2021. The pair discussed the format of the show,…

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  • Photo of CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Lewis Normand

    CATCH UP: Let’s Hear It From Lewis Normand

    On Tuesday 26 January, Pro Landscaper TV launched with Let’s Hear It From Lewis Normand. Lewis discussed the need to introduce a Minister for Horticulture in UK Parliament with Pro Landscaper’s managing director Jim Wilkinson. Lewis Normand, an esteemed garden designer, writer, and plantsman, has had years of experience in the industry, explains why he started his petition, the benefits the position could bring and how it would affect the industry as a whole. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/uk-cabinet-office-establish-a-minister-for-horticulture-position-in-parliament In 2018 UK Horticulture was valued by the Horticultural Trades Association at £24.2bn per year. UK Horticulture employs more than half…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper TV: Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith

    Pro Landscaper TV: Let’s Hear It From Helen Elks-Smith

    Pro Landscaper TV’s next webinar on Tuesday 2 February 2021 will see Jim Wilkinson spend some time with revered garden designer Helen Elks-Smith. Helen is one of the UK’s most respected garden designers. Last year, she was made a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD). Jim Wilkinson will interview Helen about her involvement in the BBC’s newest landscaping TV programme, Your Garden Made Perfect, which first airs on Thursday 4 February 2021. Jim will speak to Helen about why this programme is different from previous shows we’ve seen on TV, whether it reflects the industry in the right…

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    Is it time UK Parliament introduced a Minister for Horticulture?

    Lewis Normand will be the subject of Pro Landscaper TV’s first Let’s Hear It From on Tuesday 26 January. He’ll be talking us through why a Minister for Horticulture would be of benefit. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE In 2018 UK Horticulture was valued by the Horticultural Trades Association at £24.2bn per year. UK Horticulture employs more than half a million people, representing one in every 62 jobs. Even ignoring the financial value of horticulture to the economy, the environmental, social, cultural, leisure, culinary and aesthetic value of the industry should not go unnoticed or unheard. Where many other industries…

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