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    • Smiths’ Gabion limestone

      Smiths’ tells us about its Gabion limestone.  Smiths’ Gabion limestone has been primarily used to fill gabion baskets for ground stabilisation, for example, the retaining walls of terraces or the stabilisation of river banks, the railway and road embankments and bridge abutments. However, the way this simple un-seen stone product is being used is changing! Our gabion stone is a crushed Cotswold limestone with its typical Cotswold hues – warm creams and honey appearance – which offers landscape designers a softer more natural appearance to any large engineering project where the stone is left exposed. Equally this can be used…

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    • Paving Superstore offers its top tips for quality paving

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    • Smiths’ Cotswold Dry Stone

      Smiths’ tell us about its Cotswold Dry Stone.  Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtlety you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of…

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    • Renson’s got you covered

      Renson’s premium ambassador Garden House Design had a client who wanted to create a private spa area including a hot tub in their garden as their property is located amongst a busy urban setting. With an understanding of what the client wanted, Garden House Design suggested the Renson Camargue, an aluminium louvered canopy, to sit over the client’s hot tub. It was ideal not only to meet its client’s requirements, but also a beautiful and contemporary solution with exceptional design flair. The Camargue’s design provides sun protection and ventilation according to the needs of the environment and the client. The…

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    • Green-tech unveil their new 2020 product catalogue

      Green-tech has announced that their new 2020 product catalogue is now printed and available for all their customers, architects and garden designers across the UK. The catalogue is packed with over 13,000 products for tree planting in a rural and an urban environment, tree irrigation, ground, wind, weed and erosion control; as well as soils, growing media and barks, wildflower seed and conservation products, pond suppliers and grounds maintenance. Green-tech’s Managing Director Rachel Kay commented, “Our 2020 product catalogue is crammed with thousands of tried and tested forestry and landscaping products. Only the best products that made it through our…

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    • Husqvarna

      Husqvarna launches new virtual boundary technology for professional robotic mowing

      Husqvarna have launched Husqvarna EPOS technology, a satellite-based solution for a new series of professional Husqvarna Automower® robotic mowers, enabling mowing with virtual boundaries.   The Husqvarna EPOS technology is a high-precision satellite navigation system that delivers an accuracy of 2-3cm. It is used to create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers. The new system will significantly increase the flexibility and use of professional robotic mowers in green spaces. The virtual boundaries can be adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of sports fields and public spaces. This new system further opens up opportunities for areas which historically were challenging for…

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      Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel

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    • PSD Groundscare bring innovative landscaping solutions to Saltex

      PSD Groundscare are giving visitors to Saltex the opportunity to view a fantastic range of innovative, time-saving solutions to assist with a host of landscaping requirements including the launch of the next evolution in green waste shredding from innovative Belgium manufacturer Eliet, that follows the proven Eliet shredding principle and gives improved functionality and performance.   Showcasing on the stand will be a range of high-quality machinery to manage the challenge of long grass and banks mowing. Including the New Taurus 2-wheel tractor with optional remote control functionality from innovative German manufacturer Koppl. This addition to the range is popular…

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    • Smiths’ decorative shingle

      Smiths’ tells Pro Landscaper about its decorative shingle.  Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden design! Giving that landscaped project the finishing touch. Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of the genuine Cotswold stone shingle. With those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region, it is a classic shingle that is understated yet sits very well in most environments. A similar offering is our Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of a subtler neutral beiges and creams, which also typifies the Cotswold area.…

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    • GreenBlue Urban launches RootSpace Generation 2

      GreenBlue Urban is launching the next generation of RootSpace® system, the most innovative soil cell in the industry. It is essentially a pavement support system, designed for maximum soil and rooting volume, to be ‘utility friendly’, with economic freight and industry-leading strength characteristics. RootSpace Generation 2 features the following improvements: New 400mm high version to enable a wider range of tree pit depths – now five different height configurations Faster, simpler and easier assembly process Further increase the load bearing capacity Enable easy re-excavation for maintenance of utilities Full structural capabilities are available but by way of an example, the…

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    • moveart playsculpture ® added to All Urban’s portfolio

      Swiss moveart playsculpture® are the latest innovative brand to be added to All Urban’s designer brand portfolio. A UK exclusive, they make the perfect addition as they help the UK landscape industry create dynamic public spaces which help tackle some of the challenges of modern British family life. moveart playsculpture® are the original inventors of interactive multiuse art objects which encourage fun and exploration for all. Each form has been uniquely developed using their signature HIP profiling technique. The moveart playsculpture® can be used for sitting, climbing or hiding – encouraging cross-generational activity. Ideal for city streets, plazas and squares,…

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    • John Chambers wildflower mat

      John Chambers wildflower matting supplied for Balancing Pond

      Green-tech has recently supplied 1000 sqm of John Chambers wildflower matting for a newly created Balancing pond on a new housing development. PGE Landscaping Ltd is a professional landscaping, fencing and grounds maintenance company working within the construction sector throughout the Midlands and surrounding counties. They were working on behalf of major UK residential property developer, Bellway homes on their Ashtree gardens development; a stunning development of new homes in the market town of Ashby-de- la-Zouch. A balancing pond (also known as a balancing lakes, attenuation or retention ponds) acts as a temporary storage facility for watercourses like streams. Rather than water being discharged directly into the watercourse, potentially…

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    • More options on the SPPS sprayer

      The SPPS, a self-propelled pedestrian sprayer from Techneat Engineering, aimed at lawn care professionals and already in use at many leading UK and Overseas sporting venues, is now available in a wider range of tank size and boom width options. “We now have tank options in 80, 120 and 150L capacities and have recently launched a new 5m boom machine alongside the 3 and 4m options already available to professional ground staff. The new 5m machine will still have the same folding boom option as the 3 and 4m machines offering easier access via narrow entrances and all booms have…

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    • Channel 4’s Dispatches and Hedges Direct partner in school anti-pollution project

      Lancashire based company Hedges Direct, specialist online suppliers of hedging and garden plants, with partner Green-tech Ltd,supplied Channel 4’s Dispatches programme with Ivy Screens and other garden plants in support of a ground-breaking experiment at Lordship Lane Primary School in London.   The Channel 4 programme, which aired on Monday 10 June, documented over a 2 week period, an experiment which saw the school undergo changes both externally and internally to attempt to combat the effects of pollution throughout. The levels of both nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes and other particulate matter from brakes and tyres produced by all vehicles…

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    • Cotswold Dry Stone Walling

      Smiths’ tell us about its Cotswold Dry Stone.  Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtlety you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of…

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    • VIDEO: Kubota professional grounds maintenance

      Head Groundsman Lee Evans and ex Wales and British & Irish Lions captain, Sam Warburton, talks about the importance of good pitch maintenance. Find out more about the Kubota ground care range and latest promotions click here.   

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    • Round Wood of Mayfield

      Round Wood of Mayfield Brightens Heathfield

      Round Wood of Mayfield recently helped dress a Sainsburys and Waitrose with landscape planters as part of the Brighter Heathfield initiative. The non-profit organisation Brighter Heathfield Volunteers has worked tirelessly for 2 years to make the town of Heathfield a prime example of how a little TLC really does go a long way.  Committee member, Sue Young has, with her fellow devoted volunteers, come together to achieve Brighter Heathfield’s primary objective; “to clear litter and improve Heathfield”. Round Wood, based on Newick Lane just outside the town, recently offered to help the initiative by supplying a selection of planters for…

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    • How to create the perfect gravel driveway

      Beauxfort talks to Pro Landscaper about its specialist grid retention system.  When it comes to property, kerb appeal is key and there is no better way to create it than by installing a sweeping gravel driveway. But gravel’s tendency to spread far and wide, and the difficulty of pushing a buggy, bike or wheelchair over it, is often enough to put clients off. By installing a specialist gravel grid retention system, however, these concerns are no longer a barrier to laying the gravel driveway of your clients’ dreams. The best driveway surface finish The best driveway surface finish will complement…

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    • Permavoid plays base on world hockey stage

      A breakthrough portable pitch system developed specifically to International Hockey Federation (FIH) standards saw its first use at the FIH Pro League matches between Great Britain and New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop stadium on the 23 June.   As the result of a partnership between England Hockey and Polypipe, the pitch exploits the water management specialist’s unique Permavoid geocellular sub-base to create a stable, high-quality playing surface that can be quickly and cost-effectively re-created on any scale, in any location and on any existing surface   At the Stoop, the 15,000-seat home of Harlequins Rugby, 24,000 interconnected 85mm deep…

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    • New colour available from Millboard

      Millboard have announced two exciting new developments. On the back of customer demand, it has launched a brand new colour: Enhanced Grain Burnt Cedar, and an upgrade to its existing Weathered Oak Embered line.   The new colour, Burnt Cedar, has been created to reflect the burnt texture that customers have been asking for. It strikes the right balance between warmth and design flexibility. These atmospheric boards draw their influence from the traditional Japanese Yakisugi technique. A method that produces the charred surface associated with heritage Eastern architecture. Western design has fully embraced the aesthetic, utilising it in prestigious builds…

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    • Rain Bird

      Rain Bird launches new product

      Rain Bird’s new Wi-Fi ready ESP-TM2 irrigation controller has been designed for both residential and commercial applications. It is simple to use, offers highly flexible watering schedules and water saving features. End users and contractors can select exactly the right controller to tailor irrigation to the varying needs of different areas, zones and plant types within a landscape.   The ESP-TM2 will be attractive to both users and contractors alike. Filling a gap between Rain Bird’s proven ESP-RZX 4/6/8 zone controller and the ESP-ME controller with up to 22 stations, the new ESP-TM2 models are available with four, six, eight…

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    • High Stakes: A Quick Guide to Wooden Garden Supports

      Wooden supports form a crucial part of a wide range of gardening and landscaping projects. From protecting trees to erecting fencing to building lean-tos and other outdoor structures, the type, size and strength of the vertical supports you choose are key considerations. Wood is a popular material for vertical supports because it is flexible, cost-effective and, when treated correctly, highly durable. Here, landscaping supplies specialist Suregreen talks us through the pros and cons of square-sawn wooden stakes, highlighting where they make a preferable choice compared to other types of wooden support. A cheap alternative to fencing posts When you are…

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    • Creating a therapeutic garden for service personnel at BBC Gardeners World Live

      At this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live Andy Tudbury of Halcyon days Garden Design has created a unique show garden: ‘Onward & Upward’.   Designed in aid of HighGround, a charity founded to help armed forces service leavers and veterans find work in the countryside, the show garden is a beautiful, tranquil space. The design features a pleasant rill, a tree canopy, paved pathways and a therapeutic hot tub. It will also include a multi-level deck Trex deck that represents the journey former service personnel go one when they begin horticultural therapy.   Horticultural therapy refers to the use of…

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    • Arbor Awards

      Bigger and better: The Arbordeck Awards return

      Last year, Arbor Forest Products crowned Newcastle-based hot-tub and Trex® decking specialists North Spas as the inaugural winner of its decking installer awards. Now, the awards are back, and this year the Arbordeck Awards will also be open to installers of Arbordeck softwood timber decking, with an expanded category list and more chances to win. Commenting on the awards, Trex product marketing manager Sarah Francis explained: “Last year’s awards proved that there’s an appetite among decking installers to share their work – we were delighted with the standard of the entries we received. “We want to continue to celebrate the…

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