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John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea -

Friday, May 18, 2018

TCL Group duo aim to conquer the Alps in memory of colleague -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dalefoot release new peat free Bulb Compost -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hedges Direct donates to Love Your Garden’s NHS Special to mark Manchester Arena bombing -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Clifton Nurseries pop up at Peter Jones Department Store in Chelsea -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A simple guide to securing tools on site -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Geraniums at the Door, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell Chelsea Fringe -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rain Bird introduces XLR Long Distance Water Jets for irrigation and dust control -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Living wall designed by Daniel Bell helps Stockholm nightclub improve acoustics -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New LI briefing document lays the foundation for a future-proof profession -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ACO unveils visualiser tool for domestic water management projects -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TouchWood expands its service for landscape architects -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Therapeutic Garden opening at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beth Chatto obituary -

Monday, May 14, 2018

Cameron Landscapes & Gardens relaunch with new website -

Monday, May 14, 2018

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  • securing

    A simple guide to securing tools on site

    Pro Landscaper gains insight from Andy Palmer, master locksmith at Grays Locksmiths, on securing landscaping tools and equipment on site and in . Tool theft in the UK has increased by over 30 percent in the last full year, with tradespeople in Yorkshire and the Midlands particularly at risk. For those professionals that heavily rely on their tools and equipment to complete jobs, it’s important to take safety precautions. There are many ways to ensure tools and material goods are kept safe, from extra lighting around to storing tools in a lock-tight storage box. While these tips will not guarantee…

  • chatto

    Beth Chatto obituary

    Beth Chatto OBE sadly passed away on 13 May 2018 at the age of 94 at her home near Colchester. Beth was an accomplished gardener, plantswoman and writer over a six-decade long career, winning numerous awards including 10 consecutive gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Victoria Medal of Honour, and The John Brookes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Garden Designers. Giving back to the world was a huge part of Beth’s life. During her lifetime, she set up the Beth Chatto Education Trust, with the aim of carrying her passion for plants and nature to…

  • thrive

    Gardening can relieve stress and anxiety says national charity Thrive

    Time spent in the garden can alleviate stress and anxiety. During Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-20) Thrive is urging people to use the garden as a place of relaxation, fascination and as a place to enjoy gentle exercise and simply breathe in the fresh air. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. Therapeutic gardening has proven…

  • issue

    May issue – Pro Landscaper

    It’s been a fantastic issue for Pro Landscaper, meeting numerous big names in the industry. Below we’ve listed a round up of the features, people and projects that are truly unmissable;   INFORM Agenda: Are mergers and acquisitions good for the industry? Pro Landscaper LIVE – A report on the great successes in Bristol and Guildford Chelsea Diaries – Ed Burnham and Robert Baker share their Chelsea debut plans 30 Under 30: The Launch – Applications open for 2018 What Next? – Andrew Wilson considers the importance of maintenance   INSPIRE Grey Matter – Cube 1994 uses cool tones to…

  • instagram

    10 inspirational Instagram accounts for garden design

    Members of the Society of Garden Designers are among some of the finest green-fingered users of Instagram with feeds that offer a rich vein of inspiration for garden enthusiasts. Here are 10 feeds guaranteed to fuel creativity. For daily garden design up-dates from all the Society’s designers, follow the Society of Garden Designers at @societyofgardendesigners Kate Gould MSGD A plant-lovers paradise from multi-award-winning designer Kate Gould.  Consistently brimming with planting inspiration, Kate’s feed celebrates the natural world at its delectable best. @kategouldgardens  Sheila Jack Sheila Jack’s tastefully curated feed is evidence of her past career as a glossy magazine art director. Winner of the…

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tractors

John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

May 19, 2018

The garden features a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors and the planting mixes meadow and monoculture planting styles. A charred oak backdrop and circular seating suggest farm buildings dotted across the pastoral landscape. The garden reflects the atmosphere of walking through the countryside, where nature looks on as tractors cultivate the fields. The planting depicts the landscape’s natural beauty through a combination of native and non-native flowering grasses and wildflowers. Around 2000 individual plants include Calamagrostis Karl Foerster planted en masse to mimic fields of crops, while Papaver cambricum and ferns portray John Deere’s green and yellow corporate…

pollinators

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

May 18, 2018

The Wuhan Water Garden may be the most eye-catching Show Garden at the largest Triangle Site. Designed to be walked around and viewed from all sides, the Garden will evoke a unique journey for visitors to China’s Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan. Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape architect Patrick Collins collaborated in designing the Garden which is inspired by China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’- Wuhan, whose culture and development has long been associated with water. Wuhan is the capital of central China, situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces with a population of over…

tcl

TCL Group duo aim to conquer the Alps in memory of colleague

May 18, 2018

Iron-thighed TCL Group cyclists are aiming to conquer the Alps in memory of a colleague who died 18 months ago. Burleys MD Tony Cammiss and TCL regional director Jon Collins are swapping the relative flatness of the Leicestershire countryside for the Alpine majesty of south eastern France when they cycle a section of the Tour de France along with 15,000 other two wheel loving fanatics. The pair will be joined by a few friends to raise money for CRY – Cardiac Arrest in the Young –  the TCL Group’s nominated charity chosen after the sudden death of young fencing operative…

dalefoot

Dalefoot release new peat free Bulb Compost

May 18, 2018

A new peat free Bulb Compost, made from wild bracken harvested from the Lake District fells, has been launched by Dalefoot Composts. Dalefoot has developed this premium, carbon-neutral compost with award-winning lily growers HW Hyde & Son who have used it to grow ‘gold medal’ bulbs at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The compost itself has now been shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 (show stand AR/545). It boasts the perfect blend of free draining compost with natural, must-have nutrients and trace elements, to grow eye-catching flowers and to feed the bulb restoring its reserves for the…

bombing

Hedges Direct donates to Love Your Garden’s NHS Special to mark Manchester Arena bombing

May 17, 2018

Hedges Direct, an online hedging and garden plant company based in Chorley, have been suppliers to ITV’s Love Your Garden since 2013, helping to transform the gardens of some of the most deserving homeowners in the UK. However, on 22 May, the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, an extremely special episode will be airing as part of ITV’s line up of dedicated programmes to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in which a stunning selection of trees and plants donated by the company, will form part of an exceptionally unique garden at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The…

clifton

Clifton Nurseries pop up at Peter Jones Department Store in Chelsea

May 17, 2018

Clifton Nurseries, London’s oldest garden centre, is popping up in Chelsea. They have announced the opening of its latest popup shop at the iconic Peter Jones department store on Sloane Square. This exciting collaboration is timed perfectly to coincide with the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. Opening on Wednesday 16 May, the Clifton Nurseries at Peter Jones Collection of houseplants includes cacti, succulents, ferns, orchids, anthuriums and a variety of other beautiful indoor plants – ranging from the regular favourites to the distinctive and unusual. In addition to the popup shop, Clifton Nurseries will also be paying homage to the nearby…

ranger

Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

May 17, 2018

The National Park Authority’s newest ranger has joined a team of seasoned landscapers and horticulturalists in London, to help create the Welcome to Yorkshire show-garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 24-year-old Tom Hickey from Earby landed his access ranger job this month, after spending two years gaining a wealth of practical skills and experience through a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Rural Apprenticeship, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This week he is helping to build a show garden inspired by his home turf, and which has been sponsored by the…

securing

A simple guide to securing tools on site

May 17, 2018

Pro Landscaper gains insight from Andy Palmer, master locksmith at Grays Locksmiths, on securing landscaping tools and equipment on site and in . Tool theft in the UK has increased by over 30 percent in the last full year, with tradespeople in Yorkshire and the Midlands particularly at risk. For those professionals that heavily rely on their tools and equipment to complete jobs, it’s important to take safety precautions. There are many ways to ensure tools and material goods are kept safe, from extra lighting around to storing tools in a lock-tight storage box. While these tips will not guarantee…

wedding

Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 17, 2018

As a decorated Chelsea exhibitor, Hillier holds the world record for having the most consecutive Chelsea gold medals and is truly a must-see exhibit at the show. This year incorporating a live artist, horticultural inspiration and the royal wedding. If going for a 73rd gold wasn’t enough to keep the Hillier team busy, they are also creating a special installation for the RHS. As well as the main exhibit, the team is also creating “A Royal Celebration by Hillier”, which will be at the entrance to the Great Pavilion, marking the royal wedding this year. This is the first time…

Geraniums

Geraniums at the Door, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell Chelsea Fringe

May 16, 2018

Pelargonium for Europe announces Geraniums at the Door – an installation for Chelsea Fringe, garlanding the entrance of the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, one of the most photographed doorways in London, with 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation is co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, to celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous summer bloom, decorating the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. Added to this are traditional horticultural elements of ivy and box, interwoven with aged, vintage wood and some…

hartley

Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand

May 16, 2018

To celebrate 80 ‘trusted years,’ British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has unveiled a ‘provenance and history’ themed trade stand at RHS Chelsea this year which provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of their best loved and most familiar plants. Designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, the stand celebrates the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study. The stand’s provenance and…

xlr

Rain Bird introduces XLR Long Distance Water Jets for irrigation and dust control

May 16, 2018

There are many large area installations where the ability to water as quickly as possible in the most efficient way is critical, whether for irrigation, dust control or other purposes. With the introduction of the new Rain Bird XLR Series of water jets, users can now choose from a wide range of solutions that the company claims will outperform and outlast competing long-range impact rotors. They will save water, time and money in many applications including large sports field and arena irrigation, dust control in quarries and mines, feed yards, stables, reclamation yards or industrial premises as well as for…

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tractors

John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

The garden features a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors and the planting mixes meadow and monoculture planting styles. A charred oak backdrop and circular seating suggest farm buildings dotted across the pastoral landscape. The garden reflects the atmosphere of walking through the countryside, where nature looks on as tractors cultivate the fields. The planting depicts the landscape’s natural beauty through a combination of native and non-native flowering grasses and wildflowers. Around 2000 individual plants include Calamagrostis Karl Foerster planted en masse to mimic fields of crops, while Papaver cambricum and ferns portray John Deere’s green and yellow corporate…

pollinators

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

The Wuhan Water Garden may be the most eye-catching Show Garden at the largest Triangle Site. Designed to be walked around and viewed from all sides, the Garden will evoke a unique journey for visitors to China’s Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan. Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape architect Patrick Collins collaborated in designing the Garden which is inspired by China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’- Wuhan, whose culture and development has long been associated with water. Wuhan is the capital of central China, situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces with a population of over…

tcl

TCL Group duo aim to conquer the Alps in memory of colleague

Iron-thighed TCL Group cyclists are aiming to conquer the Alps in memory of a colleague who died 18 months ago. Burleys MD Tony Cammiss and TCL regional director Jon Collins are swapping the relative flatness of the Leicestershire countryside for the Alpine majesty of south eastern France when they cycle a section of the Tour de France along with 15,000 other two wheel loving fanatics. The pair will be joined by a few friends to raise money for CRY – Cardiac Arrest in the Young –  the TCL Group’s nominated charity chosen after the sudden death of young fencing operative…

dalefoot

Dalefoot release new peat free Bulb Compost

A new peat free Bulb Compost, made from wild bracken harvested from the Lake District fells, has been launched by Dalefoot Composts. Dalefoot has developed this premium, carbon-neutral compost with award-winning lily growers HW Hyde & Son who have used it to grow ‘gold medal’ bulbs at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The compost itself has now been shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 (show stand AR/545). It boasts the perfect blend of free draining compost with natural, must-have nutrients and trace elements, to grow eye-catching flowers and to feed the bulb restoring its reserves for the…

bombing

Hedges Direct donates to Love Your Garden’s NHS Special to mark Manchester Arena bombing

Hedges Direct, an online hedging and garden plant company based in Chorley, have been suppliers to ITV’s Love Your Garden since 2013, helping to transform the gardens of some of the most deserving homeowners in the UK. However, on 22 May, the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, an extremely special episode will be airing as part of ITV’s line up of dedicated programmes to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in which a stunning selection of trees and plants donated by the company, will form part of an exceptionally unique garden at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The…

clifton

Clifton Nurseries pop up at Peter Jones Department Store in Chelsea

Clifton Nurseries, London’s oldest garden centre, is popping up in Chelsea. They have announced the opening of its latest popup shop at the iconic Peter Jones department store on Sloane Square. This exciting collaboration is timed perfectly to coincide with the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. Opening on Wednesday 16 May, the Clifton Nurseries at Peter Jones Collection of houseplants includes cacti, succulents, ferns, orchids, anthuriums and a variety of other beautiful indoor plants – ranging from the regular favourites to the distinctive and unusual. In addition to the popup shop, Clifton Nurseries will also be paying homage to the nearby…

ranger

Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

The National Park Authority’s newest ranger has joined a team of seasoned landscapers and horticulturalists in London, to help create the Welcome to Yorkshire show-garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 24-year-old Tom Hickey from Earby landed his access ranger job this month, after spending two years gaining a wealth of practical skills and experience through a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Rural Apprenticeship, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This week he is helping to build a show garden inspired by his home turf, and which has been sponsored by the…

securing

A simple guide to securing tools on site

Pro Landscaper gains insight from Andy Palmer, master locksmith at Grays Locksmiths, on securing landscaping tools and equipment on site and in . Tool theft in the UK has increased by over 30 percent in the last full year, with tradespeople in Yorkshire and the Midlands particularly at risk. For those professionals that heavily rely on their tools and equipment to complete jobs, it’s important to take safety precautions. There are many ways to ensure tools and material goods are kept safe, from extra lighting around to storing tools in a lock-tight storage box. While these tips will not guarantee…

wedding

Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

As a decorated Chelsea exhibitor, Hillier holds the world record for having the most consecutive Chelsea gold medals and is truly a must-see exhibit at the show. This year incorporating a live artist, horticultural inspiration and the royal wedding. If going for a 73rd gold wasn’t enough to keep the Hillier team busy, they are also creating a special installation for the RHS. As well as the main exhibit, the team is also creating “A Royal Celebration by Hillier”, which will be at the entrance to the Great Pavilion, marking the royal wedding this year. This is the first time…

Geraniums

Geraniums at the Door, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell Chelsea Fringe

Pelargonium for Europe announces Geraniums at the Door – an installation for Chelsea Fringe, garlanding the entrance of the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, one of the most photographed doorways in London, with 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation is co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, to celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous summer bloom, decorating the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. Added to this are traditional horticultural elements of ivy and box, interwoven with aged, vintage wood and some…

hartley

Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand

To celebrate 80 ‘trusted years,’ British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has unveiled a ‘provenance and history’ themed trade stand at RHS Chelsea this year which provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of their best loved and most familiar plants. Designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, the stand celebrates the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study. The stand’s provenance and…

xlr

Rain Bird introduces XLR Long Distance Water Jets for irrigation and dust control

There are many large area installations where the ability to water as quickly as possible in the most efficient way is critical, whether for irrigation, dust control or other purposes. With the introduction of the new Rain Bird XLR Series of water jets, users can now choose from a wide range of solutions that the company claims will outperform and outlast competing long-range impact rotors. They will save water, time and money in many applications including large sports field and arena irrigation, dust control in quarries and mines, feed yards, stables, reclamation yards or industrial premises as well as for…

stockholm

Living wall designed by Daniel Bell helps Stockholm nightclub improve acoustics

A trendy outdoor nightclub in Stockholm unveiled its new look at its summer opening party on 4 May, 2018, designed by Daniel Bell Landskap to improve both audio and visual ambiance. As the surrounding neighbourhood develops, Trädgården needed to reduce ambient noise. They turned to Daniel Bell Landskap for its expertise in living walls, which have been proven to act as sound barriers that absorb up to 40% of sound. Tucked under a major highway, the living wall covers the concrete highway pillars and the original farmhouse that now overlooks the property. As part of the project, Trädgården is also installing a…

profession

New LI briefing document lays the foundation for a future-proof profession

In 2017, the Landscape Institute (LI) undertook extensive research into landscape education and profession. The results of this research are now available – along with a powerful case for a new approach to the LI’s role as a professional body. New entrants to the profession have plateaued 41% practice heads cite recruitment as a key challenge 95% of the profession is white, compared to 82% of the UK population More than twice as many men as women fall into the highest wage bracket Read the future state of landscape: embracing the opportunity In changing times, the landscape profession must be…

ACO

ACO unveils visualiser tool for domestic water management projects

ACO Building + Landscape has launched a new visualiser tool, to help domestic contractors envisage gratings with a range of surface finishes – ensuring the best product is selected to complement patios, driveways or threshold settings. Offering added support during the design stage, the Visualiser encourages users to look beyond the commodity channels and standard gratings widely available, and instead discover how a more aesthetic drainage solution can help enhance a project. With many grating styles and finishes now available to complement a range of domestic landscape projects, ACO’s Visualiser will make it easier for contractors to work with homeowners,…

dealer

Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website

STIHL has launched a dealer dedicated website, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to its retail network and simplifying the application process for new partners. The new website has been specifically designed to showcase the benefits of becoming a STIHL dealer and offers insight into the tools dealers can access to enhance their business operations. These include: Dealership development Installation of a STIHL Shop System display, external brand signage and expert merchandising support.  This creates visual impact and helps maximise sales opportunities. Marketing Access to marketing tools, such as TV, press, radio, social media, digital campaigns, in-store POS, product promotions and advertising…