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    Good Things

    At Foxwood we take machinery very seriously. All of our products are manufactured in Europe to a very high standard so you can rest assured that when you purchase a Foxwood chipper you are getting the best machine for your business. Foxwood are set to dominate the compact chipper market due to their ergonomic design, unique features and extreme durability. Our Ethos is “do it once, do it right” we understand that to run a professional business our customers need quality tools that won’t let them down Hand made in Europe by skilled tradesmen, you can feel the quality workmanship,…

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    GREEN ROOFING: The Topic of the Future and Immensely Valuable

    Sustainability and ecology are becoming increasingly important in modern architecture. At the same time, urban planning solutions are urgently required to counteract the consequences of climate change such as heavy rainfall events and overheating of cities. This means that designers and architects will have to focus even more on roofs and podium decks with regard to rainwater management. It is necessary to increasingly specify blue/green roofs such as the ZinCo system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof”. This system build-up can not only store large volumes of rainwater and release them again over pre determined periods but also reduces the urban heat…

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  • Photo of Win a luxury Christmas hamper by completing the quick Beauxfort survey

    Win a luxury Christmas hamper by completing the quick Beauxfort survey

    Christmas is fast approaching; the streets are beginning to be lit with festive cheer. Why not take a few minutes out of your day to complete the brief Beauxfort survey to enter the prize draw for a Luxury Christmas Hamper. This festive delight will impress your family or host this season. Equally, if you are feeling a little naughty, you can enjoy it all to yourself. To give you a little taste of the delicious holiday treats on offer: A selection of Severn and Wye smoked salmon Hearty handmade cheeses Wessex honey glazed gammon Maxwell & Franks double chocolate cake…

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  • Photo of Re-flow field management at Futurescape 2022

    Re-flow field management at Futurescape 2022

    The Re-flow team returned to FutureScape this year, held once more at the ExCeL London. The event celebrated the latest in landscaping innovation, showcasing the newest technology, incredible water features, luscious trees and new technological solutions driving the industry forward. Among these was Re-flow, presenting its field management software for landscaping. Professionals came in droves to the Re-flow stand – among them some familiar faces and some new – drawn in by an impromptu magic trick, Lego minifigure or the opportunity to see the software in action. Among these familiar faces was Re-flow’s long-term client, Tony Benger Landscaping, which has been…

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    What is composite decking?

    Choosing new decking can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to deciding which material is most suitable for a specific application. From timber and PVC to wood composite, there are myriad choices now available. However, understanding how each is manufactured and from what, especially composite decking, can be just as confusing as choosing the right option. Here Jessica Brown, digital marketing manager at Ecodek, aims to clarify composite decking. Many people will have a preconceived idea of what a composite material is – made of plastic, unsustainable, harmful to the environment and ugly. However, the reality is quite the opposite.…

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  • Photo of Introducing Millboard Envello Cladding

    Introducing Millboard Envello Cladding

    Millboard Envello Cladding takes its cue from the first-rate attributes of the Millboard decking range. Inspired by the beauty of nature but built to outperform it, the Millboard Envello® cladding range are moulded from selected timbers to look exceptionally like real wood, whilst avoiding the on-going maintenance associated with natural or wood-based products. Available in four beautiful colours and two striking ranges, Millboard introduces you to: Envello Board & Batten Ideal for both contemporary and traditional designs, Board & Batten has a tongue and groove profile that only requires fixings through the tongue, so the fixing is hidden. Envello Shadow…

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  • Photo of Stoneworld to mark innovative new seminar series with unique open day

    Stoneworld to mark innovative new seminar series with unique open day

    Stoneworld Oxfordshire has been supplying the landscaping industry with high quality stone and porcelain for more than 20 years. In that time, the onsite workshop has seen constant reinvestment and upgrades, allowing clients to order unique, made to measure solutions for their projects. Now, Stoneworld has created its first ever seminar developed specifically for landscapers and garden designers, and will be holding an all access open day to celebrate. The course has been developed to meet the needs of high-level landscapers and garden designers working with discerning clients, complex specifications and innovative designs. Stoneworld director Rob Parker explains: “We have…

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    COSHH Cabinets in a hurry

    Anyone who works with Chemicals knows the importance of safe and secure storage. Health and Safety inspectors are also acutely aware of this and are quick to penalise any firm not storing chemicals in line with COSHH regulations. When you need to update your storage cabinets, time is of the essence, which is why First Mats offers COSHH Compliant Chemical Storage Cabinets with five working day lead times. COSHH Compliant Storage Cabinets COSHH is a law regarding the control of substances that are hazardous to health, including safe and secure storage. The HSE provides guidance on appropriate storage, with security…

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    Sell canopies & kitchens, make money, have FUN!

    From kids camps to canopies with style! Applying an “above patio” sales strategy into their business plan 10 years ago, set Rod and Debs business Garden House Design apart from other traditional landscaping business models. Curating the very best innovative outdoor products has produced a strong product portfolio which is now widely desired by consumers and specified by fellow industry friends. Receiving RHS 5* star awards at Chelsea and Hampton Court for their trade stands, you know you’re in good hands. Building on their experience of sales, design and landscaping backgrounds means the customer journey, whether that be with a…

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  • Photo of Green-tech cast iron grilles add a long-lasting finishing touch at University Campus

    Green-tech cast iron grilles add a long-lasting finishing touch at University Campus

    Green-tech shares one of the recently projects it was involved in, Scape Mile End Background: Scape is well known for providing exemplary student accommodation, with locations throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia. The new canal side accommodation at Mile End in London is situated on the Queen Mary University campus. Comprising 412 studio rooms and flats over two main blocks, it also offers communal and study areas, as well as a gym and spacious bike storage, an often-overlooked necessity in London. HG Construction have worked on nine previous Scape buildings, with a tenth at Leeds under construction. The emphasis on…

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    Marketing tactics to boost your landscaping business

    As a landscaper with a business, no doubt you know that the costs of sourcing the materials you need and paying the overheads can be high. At first glance, marketing may seem like an additional expense, but if done well, marketing should bring the results to pay itself back. Before you get started with your marketing strategy, make sure you are kitted out with all the specialised landscaping tools you need, such as hand saws and a leaf blower. By being prepared, you can put your best foot forward. The importance of a marketing strategy Marketing is a key way…

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  • Photo of Tickets for the BALI National Landscape Awards are on sale!

    Tickets for the BALI National Landscape Awards are on sale!

    The 46th National Landscape Awards will once again be held at the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 2 December 2022 and this year hosted by actor and writer Ralf Little. Join the industry to celebrate this year’s National Award winners, who were announced on the 6 September, and be among the first to find out who goes on to win the Principal Award in each category, Special Awards and of course, the coveted Grand Award. As always, demand for tickets will be high, ensure you visit baliawards.co.uk to confirm your place at the largest…

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  • Photo of ACO Presents: Building Threshold Drainage Series

    ACO Presents: Building Threshold Drainage Series

    Effective drainage must be front of mind for creating new gardens and patios or landscaping over existing spaces. Over this four-part series, Rob Butcher, Design Services Manager at ACO Water Management will look at the key considerations landscapers need to have in mind and plan around when implementing threshold drainage. The integration of outdoor and indoor spaces is a crucial element for any building, and this couldn’t be more applicable to the current trends in home design. A growing number of homeowners embrace the idea of having a step-free level walkthrough from their indoor space onto the patio. Given this,…

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  • Photo of Discover the Large Capacity Trailed Collector from SCH Supplies

    Discover the Large Capacity Trailed Collector from SCH Supplies

    Since 1986, SCH Supplies have been dedicated to building machinery specifically for groundskeepers. Their product range fits perfectly between domestic garden products and heavy industrial farm machinery. Their equipment is designed around the British climate, with wide profile wheels often featured to tackle mud and winter conditions. The Large Capacity Trailed Collector TRCL collects leaves, cut grass and lawn debris. It features a front-mounted powerful fan unit which sucks up green waste from the towing vehicles cutter deck, propelling it into the trailer. The trailer has a low centre of gravity, which makes it extremely stable on hilly ground. Wide…

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  • Photo of Rain Bird introduces the RC2 Smart Irrigation Controller

    Rain Bird introduces the RC2 Smart Irrigation Controller

    The new RC2 Smart Irrigation Control Solution has been added to Rain Bird’s range of irrigation controllers. Used in conjunction with and accessed through the Rain Bird Mobile App, it enables users to manage remotely residential and light commercial installations with confidence, with or without WiFi. The RC2 is a powerful, contractor grade controller that is fast and easy to use. It has an eight station capacity, three standard programs and four start times/programs as well as a Master Valve pump start relay. When paired with the free of charge professional App, contractors and site managers have full WiFi control…

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  • Photo of Johnsons plants used for multi-million-pound renovation at The Springs Resort & Golf Club

    Johnsons plants used for multi-million-pound renovation at The Springs Resort & Golf Club

    Johnsons of Whixley, a century-year-old commercial nursery based in North Yorkshire has supplied plants to the value of over £135,000 for a multi-million-pound renovation at the 133-acre The Springs Resort & Golf Club near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. The renovation works started in the autumn of 2020 at the resort that boasts a beautifully restored 19th-century manor house with hotel rooms, an 18-hole, par-72 golf course, a clubhouse with restaurant and bar, a Hydrotherapy pool and spa and a collection of luxury lodges all located just 30 minutes from Oxford City Centre. Johnsons were appointed by Darwin Escapes which operates the resort to…

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  • Photo of The all-new London look: replicating Canary Wharf’s green glow up for residential projects

    The all-new London look: replicating Canary Wharf’s green glow up for residential projects

    Living wall provider, Growing Revolution, explains how the living wall look is easily achieved for residential interior design or garden landscaping projects Canary Wharf, London’s central business district, has traded its corporate exterior for a greener look, transforming its neutral walls with over 12,000 plants in an expansive living wall display. Living walls are growing in popularity as sustainable lifestyles penetrate design and landscaping briefs. The district’s living wall makeover was delivered using 3,000 PlantBoxes (a clever and versatile living wall product) to create a pleasant and relaxing space, countering the usual rush of city life. On a smaller scale,…

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  • Photo of Celebrating 30 years at an iconic venue in London

    Celebrating 30 years at an iconic venue in London

    GreenBlue Urban have come a long way in the last 30 years since it’s inception in 1992. From his landscape gardening days Dean Bowie has been at the forefront of enabling the establishment of healthy living trees for us and for future generations to enjoy. Having built a thriving business with the introduction of the ArborSystem® – the only integrated urban tree planting package, and an extensive product offering for incorporating sustainable drainage systems for both tree pits and rain gardens. GreenBlue Urban continue to adapt to change and innovate by incorporating Green, Blue, Smart Space and Air to the…

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  • Photo of AriensCo putting dealers in pole position at annual dealer meeting

    AriensCo putting dealers in pole position at annual dealer meeting

    AriensCo, an industry leader in outdoor power equipment, will hold its annual dealer meeting at the legendary home of British motor racing, Silverstone on 8th September. The day will be led by the senior management team including Jochen Schneider, Executive Vice President of EMEAA and Darren Spencer, Vice President for EMEAA with all on-programme dealers for Ariens, Countax and Westwood invited. The meeting’s theme is Pole Position and will showcase AriensCo’s new products, people and support which will put AriensCo and its dealers in pole position for the new season, and future seasons to come. The annual event will give…

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  • Photo of Eco-friendly ways to boost and grow your landscaping business

    Eco-friendly ways to boost and grow your landscaping business

    For businesses today, sustainability is no longer a luxury. Climate change and environmental responsibility are fast becoming a top priority with consumers all over. Environmental responsibility is becoming governmental policy too, with nationwide targets to reduce 78% of carbon by 2035 becoming concrete motivation for consumers and business owners to change their purchasing behaviours. Gone are the days where a low price point would guarantee quick sales. There is infinite value in being a sustainable business, and the landscaping sector is following suit. What it means to be a sustainable business Being a sustainable business is not only defined by…

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  • Photo of Ecodek launches new range – an essential addition to any garden

    Ecodek launches new range – an essential addition to any garden

    If you’re looking for new quality decking that isn’t going to cost the earth, your search is over thanks to Ecodek and its new sustainably sourced Essentials range. Essentials is a grooved wood composite decking board, designed and manufactured by UK-based Ecodek. Based on the company’s popular solid Signature board, Essentials has a unique scalloped construction which features two channels running through the centre. This design has created a lightweight yet strong and durable decking board, and the need for less material in the manufacturing process has resulted in an affordable decking option that is priced at just £7.20 per…

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  • Photo of Solar and green are a good fit for a roof

    Solar and green are a good fit for a roof

    In today’s world, the sensible and extensive use of flat roofs is indispensable from a socio-ecological perspective and from the point of view of sustainability. For example, the greening or landscaping of flat roofs brings enormous benefits in many respects and can make a significant contribution to combating climate change. At the same time, from an ecological perspective, the promotion of renewable energies such as the use of PV panels is an important component of a future-oriented sustainable energy policy. With the right system, significant synergy effects are achieved when combining both. Green roofs offer a wide range of benefits.…

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  • Photo of Develop your fascination of Japanese gardens into an RHS Master of Horticulture

    Develop your fascination of Japanese gardens into an RHS Master of Horticulture

    Japanese gardens are renowned for their serenity and tranquility. Gardens are painstakingly designed and maintained to create beautiful scenes linked to Japanese landscape, culture and history. The care of Japanese-style gardens in the UK need the skills of well qualified and sensitive horticulturists. The Japanese Garden Society South East branch wishes to support those who would like to further their horticultural qualifications and gain new appreciations of the wide ranging aspects of the profession by sponsoring one candidate on the 2022 RHS Master of Horticulture (MHort) cohort. The degree-level award is ideal for the professional horticulturist seeking to advance their…

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  • Photo of Frances Tophill’s Show Garden: Grounded in Sustainability with GravelGuard

    Frances Tophill’s Show Garden: Grounded in Sustainability with GravelGuard

    With sustainability being the key theme for 2022’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham, Frances Tophill, well known horticulturist, author and television presenter for BBC Gardeners’ World, had set her sights on making her debut show garden at the event “as sustainable as it possibly can be”. Rupert Keys, Managing Director at Keyscape Landscape Design & Construction and founder of landscape training company TASK Academy, along with Ruth Gwynn Associates, landscape architect, garden designer and horticulturist, were handed the mission of delivering Frances’ vision, and constructing her eventual award-winning garden. With a strict remit of using only…

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  • Photo of CED Stone: natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market

    CED Stone: natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market

    CED Stone, are proud to offer customers the most varied range of natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market. Adding to our already extensive range, we are delighted to announce that we are now the exclusive Schellevis distributors for Scotland, Isle of Man and East England*. With a history of almost 85 years, Schellevis produce concrete slab products designed for use in private gardens and public spaces. They supply a great range of products, including block pavers, pool copings and their much sought-after and striking large format slabs. Giles Heap – Managing Director When Schellevis contacted us to…

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