Softscaping

Six-figure contract

Commercial nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, has teamed up with contracting company, p1 Solutions/Contractors, to spruce up a multi-million pound hidden gem in Scotland. Saughton Park, in Edinburgh, has been subject to a £6.7 million restoration project that includes the walled garden, winter garden and the 110-year-old bandstand, Italian garden, children’s playground and multi-use sports court. …

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Milestones to prominence

Sports contracting, groundsworks and landscaping group Cleveland Land Services dug into its past recently to unearth key milestones to celebrate 50 years serving the sector. Agricultural machinery salesman Frank Miller and engineer Mike Scaife formed CLS in 1968 after they spotted an opportunity to deliver a range of services to the North East that included …

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Off to Ponte Vedra beach

Six members of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) will go to Ponte Vedra Beach in March 2019 to help prepare the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS Championship. The successful BIGGA members selected to join the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme 2019 are: Scotland: Darren Skinner, Castle Stuart Golf …

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Encouraging times

Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November. It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be celebrating its 73rd anniversary. Since moving to the NEC, the show has grown steadily in terms …

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Coping with BIG seasonal changes

With the shocking report in recent days from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change, and with the extreme recent weather we are all experiencing such as flooding and heatwaves, it is becoming more obvious that the way we look after our lawns has to be adapted to mirror these changes. Grasses …

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Compact tractors and mini excavator at Saltex 2018

New Holland will display a selection of its compact tractors and a mini crawler excavator from its construction range at Saltex (NEC Birmingham 31 October to 1 November 2018). The compact Boomer tractors are manoeuvrable and versatile; the Boomer 30 and Boomer 40 will be on the stand. Boomer tractors are known for their ease …

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Welcome growth at Exhibition

The 23rd GaLaBau in Nuremberg welcomed 72,005 trade visitors – 12.3% more than in 2016 – keen to learn about the latest products and trends for designing, building and maintaining green spaces.  Stefan Dittrich, Director Exhibition GaLaBau, is more than satisfied: “We have four inspiring days behind us, with consistently packed halls, valuable business discussions …

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International invasive weed control conference

The Property Care Association’s 2018 International Invasive Weed Conference is at The Slate, University of Warwick, on 22 November, with speakers from across the public and private sector, including legal, utilities and local authorities, finance and mortgaging. Three key themes are: identification, assessment and response. Representatives from the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat, the Environment Agency …

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