HORTICULTURE

Covergreen available with Provender Nurseries

Provender Nurseries have joined with Covergreen® to become the principal supplier of Covergreen® ready to use plant mats in the south east.    Covergreen® is widely used in Europe by landscape architects, property developers and garden designers and local authorities for over 10 years. Provender Nurseries are hoping this new collaboration will result in Covergreen® becoming …

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Plant Pyramid returns to BBC Gardeners’ World Live

The Plant Pyramid, supported by Peter Seabrook, returns to the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC this June, with four new satellite pyramids. The Pyramids play host to a monumental display of up to 4000 plants, all new introductions for either 2018 or 2019. Following their support of the first Plant …

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Key supplier to £3.5m project

Wildflower Turf Ltd has recently been nominated as a key supplier by Cornwall Council as part of the council’s Green Infrastructure for Growth (GI4G) project. The Hampshire-based wildflower experts are assisting Cornwall Council and its incumbent contractor Cormac with the delivery of a £3.5 million programme invested in public recreational areas, roadside verges and old …

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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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Geometry in garden design – event (17 November)

The use of geometry in garden design will be explored at the SGD Autumn Conference on 17 November 2018 (at the Royal Geographical Society London SW7), and how the relationship between shapes and lines is at the heart of garden and landscape design. In a series of talks, speakers will guide delegates through their techniques …

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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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Water no more

With the capacity to be left unattended for up to 12 weeks without watering, Lechuza self-watering planters are perfect for those wanting plants and greenery, but without the time to tend to them. Budding gardeners can now buy Lechuza products online from more retailers, including crocus.co.uk, Waitrose & Partners Garden website and RHS Plants Online. …

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