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  • Photo of Can the ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 Benefit Your Business?

    Can the ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 Benefit Your Business?

    Groundscare Products speaks to us about the ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 Survey Unit ZIPLEVEL PRO-2000 enables one person, working alone, to quickly survey sites or set installation levels. It is a high precision instrument that measures height differences and checks or transfers levels. In one set-up, it can transfer a level up to 30m in any direction from its base and can measure height differences to a precision of 2mm over a height of 12m, or an unprecedented 0.2mm over a 1.2m. It does the calculations for you and displays the result digitally. It will work around corners and obstructions, in deep…

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  • Photo of Sustainable Interchange in Stockport gets the Green Light

    Sustainable Interchange in Stockport gets the Green Light

    Eye-catching plans for a sustainable interchange and residential development in Stockport have taken a step forward with the appointment of a contractor and delivery partner.   Willmott Dixon has been appointed to help develop first stage proposals for the multi-million-pound interchange development. This includes a striking rooftop park, and a cycle-friendly footbridge.   Located alongside the A6 and Mersey Square, the scheme forms a key part of the wider £1 billion regeneration of the town centre.   The new transport hub will be connected to the A6 by a lift. The lift will also open out onto the new, two-acre…

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  • Photo of Green-tech Helps Enhance Biodiversity at Tottle Brook Watercourse in Nottingham

    Green-tech Helps Enhance Biodiversity at Tottle Brook Watercourse in Nottingham

    Tottle Brook is a small watercourse which flows in a south-west to north-east direction in Highfields Park, Nottingham.   Dobson UK, a leading provider of landscaping, grounds maintenance and amenity weed control services were commissioned to enhance the biodiversity value of the Brook by creating a new wetland habitat.   Funded by a £50,000 grant, the project’s aims were to make improvements to Tottle Brook. These would create an enhanced environment for wildlife as well as improve biodiversity and create new habitats to attract new wildlife to the area.   Dobson UK turned to Green-tech for advice and the supply…

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    Renson’s Got You Covered

    For clients that wanted to be outside whatever the weather, the Renson Camargue Skye was the perfect solution   Renson ambassador Shade Zone had a client who recently moved into a new home with a spacious garden that had never been fully utilised. As part of a complete overhaul of the garden, the client wanted an area solely dedicated to year-long and weather resistant socialising.   Initially working through the clients’ own garden designer, Shade Zone had no hesitations in suggesting the Renson Camargue Skye. A premium and stylish, yet modern, aluminium louvered canopy, it fulfilled both the clients’ needs…

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    Ground Control Road Show 2020

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  • Photo of How Becoming a TrexPRO Installer Can Boost Business

    How Becoming a TrexPRO Installer Can Boost Business

    Sarah Francis, product manager at Arbor Forest Products explains the benefits of becoming a TrexPro Installer.  Recent years have seen the demand for composite decking increase. Across both the private residential and commercial sectors, with homeowners and restaurant, café and bar owners alike investing in durable, environmentally-friendly decking. Leading composite decking brands such as Trex provide an excellent low maintenance, eco-friendly and long-lasting solution.   With such an investment comes responsibility. Customers expect the finished result to be as close to perfect as possible. Meaning they’ll want to hire reputable installers to complete the job. With the demand for composite…

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  • Photo of Bristol Agrees Next Steps to Emergency Climate Action

    Bristol Agrees Next Steps to Emergency Climate Action

    The first city-wide collaborative approach to addressing the climate emergency in Bristol has been published. The new One City Climate Strategy was agreed by the Bristol Environmental Sustainability Board. It sets out a pathway of action on how Bristol can become carbon neutral and climate resilient.   The strategy looks to accelerate and coordinate climate action in the next few years. It describes the challenges along with the opportunities for investment and job creation as Bristol moves towards clean energy and away from polluting fossil fuels within the city.   It is the first of its kind as it looks…

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  • Photo of Can Composite Decking Withstand British Weather?

    Can Composite Decking Withstand British Weather?

    *DeckPlus tell us more about their composite decking and its benefits*  If you’re a Brit installing gardens, you’ll want to make sure the garden features you’re installing can cope with the temperamental British weather. From scorching summers to torrential downpours, we often go from one extreme to another in a short space of time. One problem with traditional timber decking is that it doesn’t cope very well with the challenges of British weather. When wood takes on water it can become swollen and bowed, when it freezes it can crack and splinter, and in bright, direct sunlight it can become…

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  • Photo of Primrose Hall Peonies Collaborates with Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020

    Primrose Hall Peonies Collaborates with Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020

    Gold medallist nursery Primrose Hall Peonies collaborates with award winning British jewellery designer Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020.   ‘Treasure Every Moment’ is a walk through exhibit showcasing a bespoke, hand-made jewellery collection. Designed around peonies and made by British, award-winning designer, Theo Fennell.   The exhibit will be innovative, exciting and interesting to visitors, showcasing a wide range of rare and unusual peonies, including some from the National Collection of Itoh hybrids. Visitors will be able to view these rare and unusual breeds of peony with magnifying glasses.   The exhibit will also feature a British designed and…

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  • Photo of Environmental Bill Takes A Step Forward Following Second Reading

    Environmental Bill Takes A Step Forward Following Second Reading

    The UK has moved a step forward today with the Second Reading of the Environmental Bill.   Environment Secretary George Eustice says:  “The Prime Minster is clear and so am I. We will deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on Earth. This transformative Bill is at the heart of our work. It will see us recycling more and wasting less, breathing cleaner air, planting trees, safeguarding forests, and supporting nature recovery. Working to tackle climate change and reach net zero emissions. “And this is just the start. 2020 is a massive year for our natural environment. The…

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    Exclusive Results of our Green Poll

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  • Photo of Exciting New Initiative to Boost Nature on Your Doorstep

    Exciting New Initiative to Boost Nature on Your Doorstep

      Over 800 pre-paid ‘Nature Starter’ packages are being made available to communities across Wales. The packages will include native plants and seeds, peat-free compost, tools and even bug and bee hotels. Starter packages look to include all materials needed to create a community nature area. Keep Wales Tidy is offering support and advice on how to install the packages.   Keep Wales Tidy says it will make it easy for almost any group to deliver a ‘Local Place for Nature’. This could be a community group, a place of worship or a residents’ association. These do not need a…

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  • Photo of Maternity Leave – Returning To Work

    Maternity Leave – Returning To Work

    Returning to work after a long period of leave can be tough, even more so when you’re a new mother. Whether you can slot straight back into working life after maternity leave, or you feel as if the whole process is rather daunting, knowing more about the transition and your rights can make you feel much more at ease upon your return. You’ve been on maternity leave for 26 weeks or less If you’ve been away on maternity leave for 26 weeks or fewer, you are entitled to return to the exact same job upon your return. Your pay and…

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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas – October 2019

    12 Days of Christmas – October 2019

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    12 Days of Christmas – September 2019

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    12 Days of Christmas – March 2019

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    12 Days of Christmas – February 2019

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  • Photo of FutureScape Round Up 2019 – Pro Landscaper Theatre

    FutureScape Round Up 2019 – Pro Landscaper Theatre

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  • Photo of Eight gardens to visit throughout the festive season

    Eight gardens to visit throughout the festive season

    One of the ultimate joys of the festive period, is undoubtedly the outstanding light displays. From dancing fairy lights to enchanted winter wonderlands, the shows are being switched on far and wide. Here are Pro Landscapers’ top 8 unmissable festive garden displays! Christmas at Kew Where? Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey When? Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020 Why? Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. Walk under the larger-than-life…

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  • Photo of The BIG Little Interview – Kate Savill

    The BIG Little Interview – Kate Savill

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  • Photo of New survey ‘the Great British Hedgerow Survey’ launches

    New survey ‘the Great British Hedgerow Survey’ launches

    Hedgerows are becoming increasingly fragmented which is threatening the wildlife that depends on them.   The wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), is launching a new national survey, the Great British Hedgerow Survey. It is encouraging the UK to health-check the nation’s hedgerows in an attempt to safeguard the future of this important habitat.   The survey offers instant feedback about the health of each hedge. As well as tailored advice on what type of management will ensure it thrives in the future. The results also provides conservationists with vital data helping build a national picture of the…

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  • Photo of James Scott on the value of professional trade associations

    James Scott on the value of professional trade associations

    After participating as a speaker at Pro Landscaper LIVE Kent, James Scott considered the value of being a member of a professional trade association. Here, the managing director of Hertfordshire-based The Garden Company shares his thoughts. Last month I was invited to take part in a seminar discussion at a Pro Landscaper LIVE event. Our theme was ‘the real value of trade associations’. Along with fellow speakers Wayne Grills of BALI, Rod Winrow of the APL and Ramon Lawal of Outdoor Creations, we had a lively debate with our audience, ably chaired of course by Jim Wilkinson of Pro Landscaper.…

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  • Photo of Mayor of London launches Good Work Standard

    Mayor of London launches Good Work Standard

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched his Good Work Standard, a benchmark for high employment standards, with fair pay at its heart. He has urged employers of all sizes and sectors to join him in his mission to make London the best city in the world in which to work. The Good Work Standard has a set of criteria covering fair pay and conditions, wellbeing, skills and progression, and diversity and recruitment. It has been developed in collaboration with London’s employers, trade unions and professional bodies and sets the benchmark the Mayor wants every London employer to achieve,…

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  • Photo of Birmingham students learn how to make cities greener

    Birmingham students learn how to make cities greener

    Boningale Nurseries has been sharing its green roof expertise to university students this month. Landscape architects and project managers at Birmingham City University heard how sustainable growth can improve the future of urban environments for both people and wildlife. The university invited Maggie Fennell, a recognised green roof expert from Boningale Nurseries, to deliver a series of guest seminars on sustainable construction. The aim is to give students a greater understanding of the importance of sustainable design and how it can help meet future environmental targets in cities. Maggie explains: “As Birmingham is currently at the heart of large-scale national…

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  • Photo of Day four at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

    Day four at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

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