Sherriff Amenity is proud to announce the launch of a new website at www.sherriffamenity.com. The new site not only incorporates a new clean design which is easy to navigate but also includes more product information than ever before.Continue
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Defra is seeking views on a proposed national pollinator strategy for bees and other pollinators in England.
The strategy sets out proposals to safeguard these important insects given their role in pollinating many food crops and wild plants and their contribution to our food production and the diversity of our environment.
Bees and other pollinators face a wide range of environmental pressures and some species are threatened.
Examples of pressures are: intensification…Continue
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The metamorphosis of Narcissus: daffodil art is the timely topic for the spring exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where it runs alongside the Carmarthenshire venue’s month-long Daffodil Festival.
University students on the Surface Pattern Design course at Swansea Met have been working on the show – entitled simply ‘Daffodil’ – since early autumn.
Course tutor Ainsley Hillard said: "The Botanic…Continue
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A study into the attractiveness to wildlife of urban sites sown with wildflower seeds has shown that roundabouts and…Continue
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Fly-tipping, illegal tips and tax evasion are costing the UK more than half a billion pounds a year, according to a report on waste crime.
Crimes such as dumped building rubble and deliberate misclassification of waste to evade tax are "widespread and endemic", according to the report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and conducted by Eunomia.
But despite the scale of the problem, the Environment Agency, that tackles waste crime, is…Continue
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According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050.
The scientists believe that the continent's annual flood costs may be 23.5bn euros by the middle of the century.
Two-thirds of the projected increase in flood damage will be caused by human development, not climate change.
The study has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Native British Plant and Wildflower Specialist, British Flora, Exhibiting at Prestigious Ecobuild 2014 Conference
British Flora, the UK’s largest wholesale grower and supplier of native British plants and native British wildflowers and bulbs, is exhibiting at this year’s Ecobuild Conference which takes place from 4th to 6th March 2014 at London’s premier exhibition and convention centre, ExCel London.
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Added by Anna Taylor on March 3, 2014 at 15:54 — No Comments
i-fix® caused a kerb appeal storm at February's Totally DIY show - the most important UK industry trade show for retailers and suppliers of products in the DIY and home improvement sector.
Over the 3 day event, the i-fix® team met with DIY retailers from across the country; all of whom had the overwhelming desire to find and sell the latest innovative products to the home improvement market. This was most certainly where i-fix® excelled....
Those innovative buyers and…Continue
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As one of the UK’s leading artificial pitch maintenance providers, Replay Maintenance recognises the importance of specialist maintenance to aid safe and enjoyable play as well as prolonging the longevity of the surface. Here, Nick Harris, Business Development Manager from Replay, who has over ten years’…Continue
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Martha Kearney, Michael Collins, Professor Richard Fortey and a host of the country’s leading gardening and wildlife experts will…Continue
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The RHS has expressed its concern during a House of Commons Environment Audit Committee meeting into invasive non-native species, about proposed EU regulation that would give the authorities the power to enter properties to destroy or eradicate invasive non-native plants deemed to be of concern to the EU.
The new regulation, which will be voted on by…Continue
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A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. One business completed a risk assessment for using a tape measure and another introduced written guidelines for walking up stairs.
These bizarre and unnecessary actions were uncovered by the…Continue
Added by Landscape Juice on February 28, 2014 at 11:10 — No Comments
One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocuses are coming back to put on a spectacular display throughout the Sandstone Garden in front of Beaumont Hall.
Added by Landscape Juice on February 27, 2014 at 14:39 — No Comments
New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.
Scientists say they've found a mechanism by which these scented vapours turn into aerosols above boreal forests.
These particles promote cooling by reflecting sunlight back into space and helping clouds to form.Continue
Added by Landscape Juice on February 27, 2014 at 9:02 — No Comments
Marshalls has been shortlisted as one of the five finalists in the Best Construction & Materials PLC category at the 2014 UK Stock Market Awards.
The nominees are:
The awards will celebrate all that is great about publicly-listed British firms, the equity market within which they choose to operate and their enormous contribution to the United Kingdom's…Continue
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Following an independently co-ordinated process managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), Marshalls has officially been awarded Business Superbrand status for 2014. The affirmation of Superbrand status follows the latest assessment of the annual survey, which has been identifying the UK’s strongest…Continue
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The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour for adults, Business Secretary Vince Cable has told MPs.
If the government accepts the proposal, it would be the first increase in real terms since 2008, Mr Cable said.
"It is faster than inflation and that is the first time in six years that has happened," he said.
At present, the minimum wage is £6.31 an hour for adults and £5.03 an hour for 18 to…Continue
Added by Landscape Juice on February 26, 2014 at 16:41 — No Comments
Driveway Kerbs and Edgings Liverpool
We believe that it is always worth investing into edging your driveway with kerbs where possible, especially if you have a lawn. Raised lawns look fantastic on driveways especially when edged with large key kerbs. Kerbs give an outline to your garden and can also be used to create flower beds and edgings as…Continue
Added by Abel Landscaping (Liverpool) on February 26, 2014 at 16:14 — No Comments
Set for Friday 14 March, the date gives retailers the option to extend their promotions across the gardening…Continue
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Mike Townsend, principal advisor with the Woodland Trust, warns that there is a lack of accurate data on ancient tress in the UK, he writes:
We need a robust and open system to accurately record the loss of ancient woodland, to fully realise the scale of the problem so we can tackle it effectively
We know ancient woodland is irreplaceable. Is it still being lost? Yes - despite recognition of the importance of ancient woodland it continues to be threatened by…Continue
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