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    On Monday 17 July the City Council’s Cabinet were presented with a report outlining the possibility of Newcastle’s parks and allotments being transferred to a new Parks Charitable Trust, set up specifically for Newcastle. Cabinet gave their permission for the Council’s parks transformation team to continue working up detailed proposals for a final decision in October 2017. This allows the team further time to scrutinise the financial and operational aspects of the plan. Earlier this year the council held a comprehensive public consultation and engagement programme that successfully received 4,300 responses online, by post and face-to-face. The proposal is responsive...

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    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17 August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of Britain’s best-known gardening experts and stars of Children’s TV Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom. Both John and Charlie are household names with careers spanning decades and are still entertaining audiences on top-rated TV shows. John has been a regular fixture on the BBC since he first presented John Craven’s Newsround in 1972. He started presenting Countryfile in 1989...

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    RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is taking place this week (19 – 23 July) and HTA and APL members have been showcasing their skills in the floral marquee and gardens. APL members Warnes-McGarr finally got the coveted GOLD that they have been working towards, and also took home the Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction Awards. The awards are as follows: GOLD, Best Future Spaces Garden and Best Construction Award Cactus Direct: 2101 Designed by Michael McGarr Built by Warnes-McGarr Sponsored by Cactus-Direct.co.uk GOLD Business & Pleasure Designed by Jake Curley Built by Evergreen Cheshire Ltd SILVER Gabriel Ash...

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    Stewart Plant Sales, the construction and ground care equipment division of Scot JCB, has been appointed as the Baroness UK dealer for central and southern Scotland. Based in Glasgow and run by Groundcare manager Richard Green, the company also distributes Kioti compact tractors and utility vehicles, Trilo collection systems and blowers as well as Atlas Copco products. It provides technical support via a team of mobile engineers, providing a comprehensive service and parts back up from five local depots across the territory. Commenting on their appointment, director Iain Bryant said: “We are delighted with our appointment as Baroness dealers for...

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    A declaration has been signed by the City of London Corporation and the Ancient Tree Forum to promote the conservation of the UK’s ancient trees and encourage others to do the same. The declaration was signed at Epping Forest, which was hosting the Ancient Tree Forum’s annual summer conference [13/14 July], where experts discussed how to protect the UK’s ancient trees through legislation and new strategies for fighting the country’s tree diseases and declining soil health. Epping Forest itself is home to 55,000 ancient trees, more than any other single site in the country. They are centuries old and some...

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    re-formre-form Landscape Architecture is set to expand into new office space in Manchester on the back of a series of new project wins and the promotion to director of David Livesey, who heads up the Manchester studio. David will now be a shareholder in the company, which formed in 2011, with a remit to grow the Manchester team which is set to move from The Hive on Lever Street in the Northern Quarter, to 921ft² space at Beehive Mill in Ancoats. Andrew Price, director at re-form, commented: “David’s promotion is both in recognition of his contribution to the practice to...

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    RMA has been selected as part of Caroe Architecture’s multi-disciplinary team for the delivery of an exciting project at St Marylebone Church, London. The £8.5 million, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)-supported scheme, which is in the early stages of development, provides new community facilities through enlargement of the crypt space, and a new pavilion entrance opening on to the public gardens. St Marylebone is a Grade 1 listed historic building, dating from 1813 to a design by Thomas Hardwick. Our landscape design will create a flexible, welcoming green space that transforms the churchyard garden into a more useable place relating better...

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    Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most harmful bacterial plant diseases in the world. It can cause severe losses in a wide range of hosts and there would be a massive impact on the plant trade across all business sectors in the event of an outbreak in the UK. An outbreak of this disease, where several different plants are infected, will trigger immediate stock destruction within 100 metres and a movement ban of host plants within a 10km radius for up to five years. This will dramatically and immediately affect most plant selling operations, as well as impacting on all...

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    National LotteryWicksteed Park, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, has received initial support of £1.89m, made possible by National Lottery players, to transform the historic heart of the Park, showcase its heritage, and enhance the enjoyment of play in line with the original vision of its founder, Charles Wicksteed. Wicksteed Park was originally established as a safe and free park for the families and children of Kettering, a philanthropic gesture by engineer Charles Wicksteed during the First World War. It was one of the UK’s first leisure parks and continues to be operated by the Wicksteed Charitable Trust. In the past, lack of...

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    Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of its boundary. The sale of Cobnar Cottage, plus additional funding, meant that Sheffield City Council had almost £300k to spend on making Graves Park the very best it can be. Meanwhile, the cottage – which was formerly in a very poor state of...

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    At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year, Hartley Botanic’s beautiful, handmade (and RHS recommended) greenhouses and glasshouses are framed by romantic, orderly plantings evocative of grand stately gardens and estates. The Lancashire-based manufacturer’s tradestand has been designed and built by landscape and garden maintenance company Base Squared who took inspiration for the external plantings on the stand from Tatton Park itself, and from the gardens of large family homes surrounding the Italian lakes. As well as fitting in seamlessly with the backdrop of Tatton Park, the beautiful theme provides a distinct gardening style which joins three equally individual planting...

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    Green-tech has announced that it has a new distributor agreement with Belchim Crop Protection to sell Katoun® Gold; an innovative product to the weed management market. Katoun® Gold contains Pelargonic Acid; which is found in plants and naturally dries out weeds. It works by destroying the cuticle and damaging the cell membrane, causing dehydration within hours – a really effective natural weed management solution. This new product complements Green-tech’s weed management product range which includes a wide range of herbicides and fertilisers; and offers their customer base even more choice. Katoun® Gold is a contact product for use on amenity...

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    One of the UK’s leading specialist design and build play company, TouchWood Play, has completed a three-year project to create bespoke play equipment for William’s Den, a brand new, £3m indoor-meets-outdoor play adventure, in North Cave, Yorkshire. Believed to be the UK’s largest-ever bespoke indoor timber play experience, owners Christian and Tor Carver, who both grew up on farms, describe William’s Den as a ‘nostalgic nod’ to a bygone era of child’s play where children were free to explore and play in natural surroundings. William’s Den includes a 475m2 play barn in which TouchWood’s specialist design team has brought the outside-in,...

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    Warnes McGarr & CoGarden design and landscape consultancy Warnes McGarr & Co won a coveted gold medal, as well as the Best Future Spaces and Best Construction awards at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, held from 19-23 July. Its eye-catching futuristic show garden – known as the Cactus-direct.co.uk 2101 garden – features 150cm high cactus and 60cm wide barrel cactus, as well as corroded steel structures. The garden was launched 18 July, on press and judging day, with a set from rock band Deep Shade, before BBC Gardeners’ World presenters Monty Don and Joe Swift took over the garden to do some filming...

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    The benefits of battery powered garden equipment are endless, particularly when it comes to the professional sector. They are the less noise, fuss and fumes alternative and are tackling their petrol rivals head on. For professional users, perhaps one of the greatest benefits is reduced vibration, making gardening tools more comfortable to use, particularly when operating for extended periods of time. They are, therefore, rapidly becoming the power source of choice for landscapers and local authorities in parks, gardens and golf courses, to name just a few. Faced with a rising tide of litigation from sufferers of Hand-Arm-Vibrations (HAV), white...

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    A brand new English-medium primary school in Tenby is approaching the end of its first year after being officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh Assembly. Kirsty Williams AM officially opened the new Tenby Church in Wales VC Primary School, which, with the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Hafan y Mor nearby, represent an £8.4 million investment in education in the town. Both were built under the 21st Century Schools Programme – a collaboration between Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Government, who are splitting the funding. They replace the Tenby VC and Tenby Junior schools and cater...

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    On Wednesday 16 August 2017 HMYOI Polmont will host Cultivating Futures, a national exhibition of decorative planters and pallets on the theme of the environment, aimed at showcasing the creativity and horticultural skills of individuals in custody across Scotland. This inaugural and innovative event is presented in partnership with Trellis, the national Scottish charity for therapeutic gardening. Prisoners from 10 Scottish Prison Service prisons, from Grampian in the north to Dumfries in the south, have developed a range of high quality exhibits using a wide variety of skills gained whilst in custody. These skills include gardening, wood work, metal work,...

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    LazyLawn® carried out an extensive transformation which included 300 square metres of Wonder Yarn 26mm, the winner of the Which? Best Buy Award for artificial grass in 2016, along with fencing, a sand pit, a dog pond and a dog tunnel at the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre. The new play area was opened last month and has so far been a great success with the rescue dogs. Jan Ross, manager of the Berwick Animal Rescue Centre, said: “Before the installation it was like a waste land, rough grass, very muddy and unsuitable for use for most of the year. The...

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    National TrustThe National Trust at Studley Royal & Fountains Abbey near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is preparing to restore an important element of its 300-year-old Georgian garden with the help of a local nursery. Since 1983 Johnsons of Whixley, based in York, has been supplying specimen container grown hedging plants to the World Heritage Site to replace its yew ‘bosquet’ hedges which have become overgrown causing them to lose their formal appearance. The work is part of a massive programme of works that has been taking place at the Studley Royal water garden. Since taking over the site from North Yorkshire CC...

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    The new luxury £4m touring and glamping resort Love2Stay, near Shrewsbury, has opened to guests from around the UK and Europe, who are taking advantage of the summer weather and enjoying the stunning, state-of-the-art, natural, chemical free, swimming pool at the heart of the development. The Love2Stay is owned by Salop Leisure, one of the UK’s premier caravan and leisure companies. The resort, situated on the edge of the market town of Shrewsbury in 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offers visitors a luxurious natural retreat, with accommodation in either glamping Safari style lodges or 120 touring caravan pitches. There...

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