HORTICULTURE

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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New amenity plants 2020

Wyevale Nurseries has unveiled its new amenity crop range for 2020, with eight new plants selected based on their habit, colour and functionality. Kyle Ross, Production Manager at Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford, explained: “We have been trialling and testing these plants over the past two years to ensure the crops we put forward are …

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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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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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Achieving top grades

The Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) is proud to announce that Thomas Sherreard from The London Club and Hadlow College has become the first Golf Greenkeeping Apprentice to achieve the new City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping associated with the new apprenticeship standard. And he did it in style, receiving an overall mark …

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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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