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Finding details of the air quality near where you live and work

If you are outside working then the quality of the air that you breath may be something to consider.

Defra provides health advice and a wide range of information to the public on air quality so you can take appropriate action where necessary.

The air quality forecast and health advice is updated daily and can be found on the UK Air website,, and on the Defra air quality Twitter feed, @Defraukair.

People should use this resource for regular… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 18, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

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Etesia UK Announce Pellenc ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ Promotion

Etesia UK has announced a special offer which will enable anyone to trade in their old petrol machine which can be used as a cash discount on a brand new Pellenc battery-powered model.

This special offer will allow you to swap your old petrol chainsaw, hedge trimmer or brush cutter for a brand new Helion hedgecutter (£150 discount), Airion leaf blower (£150 discount) or an Excelion 2000 brushcutter (£175 discount).

With no…


Added by Etesia UK on September 18, 2014 at 8:53 — No Comments

Guide to running urban food growing traineeship launched

A new guide aimed at organisations hoping to train the next generation of urban farmers has been launched.

The document highlights the importance of training in the horticulture and food growing sector and includes case studies of people who have gone through training programmes in London.

Titled Future Farmers; a guide for running an urban food growing traineeship – it has been launched by the Mayor of London’s food advisor, Rosie Boycott.

Chair of London Food… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 17, 2014 at 8:18 — No Comments

August was hottest on record worldwide, says Nasa

August 2014 was marginally the warmest August worldwide since records began 130 years ago, according to new data from Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Temperatures measured by government meteorological offices using land, sea and satellite data suggest this year’s global high was very close to those of 2011, 2008, 2006 and 2003.

Overall, temperatures were 0.70C above the 1951-1990 baseline temperature average.

The Guardian:… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 17, 2014 at 7:41 — No Comments

Early estimate of visitor numbers to IoG Saltex put at 7,485

An un-audited count of visitors to the IoG Saltex event found that 7,485 individuals visited the show.

Hort Week reports that the number is down on last year, but is up on 2012 when the show saw 6,441 visitors.

The IoG Saltex show announced a few weeks ago that…


Added by Landscape Juice on September 15, 2014 at 8:06 — No Comments

Demand for agricultural products drives 'shock' tree loss in tropical forests

Around five football fields of tropical forest have been illegally cleared every minute between 2000 and 2012 according to a new report.

The authors say that consumer demand in Europe and the US for beef, leather and timber is driving these losses.

The vast majority of this illegal deforestation for commercial agriculture took place in Brazil and Indonesia.

BBC: Demand for agricultural…


Added by Landscape Juice on September 12, 2014 at 7:46 — No Comments

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Regeneration Scheme Injects Life Back Into Castlerock

The four year regeneration of Castlerock, the tranquil coastal town which lies along the north coast of Ireland, has injected new life into the quaint, picturesque area over the summer of 2014.

In October 2009, Colin Buchanan & Partners Ltd were commissioned by Coleraine…


Added by Tobermore on September 11, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

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Dennis and SISIS Appoint New Export Sales Administrator

Due to the continued success of the Dennis and SISIS brands, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ambler as export sales administrator. The newly created role also signals the company’s rapid growth in the export market.

After spells of working for a fine art shipping company and a high level auction house in London, Stephanie (Steffi) has spent the last six years working in the export department at Royal Crown Derby.

“I’m very excited about this new…


Added by Fusion Media on September 11, 2014 at 15:59 — No Comments

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Maintain, Not Replace Artificial Surfaces Say Replay Maintenance

Facility owners across the UK are being educated as to the benefits of maintaining their artificial football pitches rather than look at costly replacements.

Replay Maintenance, which specialises in maintaining synthetic sports surfaces, such as 3G pitches, has seen an increasing number of facilities who are appreciating the value of maintaining their sports surfaces.…


Added by Fusion Media on September 9, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

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Dennis a Premier Supplier to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club grounds manager Darren Baldwin considers Dennis as a key supplier of maintenance equipment for use at both White Hart Lane stadium and the club’s new state-of-the-art training complex in Enfield.

The award winning groundsman and his team of 27 grounds…


Added by Fusion Media on September 9, 2014 at 10:16 — No Comments

Green wall study to look at how plants could improve air quality

Middlesex University is to undertake a three-year research study into the effect of plants on improving air quality - the first project funded by the Mayor of London's Air Quality Fund.

Working in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council, the University's School of Science and Technology has built walls made of plants at Warren School, a secondary school in the borough, and will use these to study the efficiency of such 'green walls' at reducing harmful particles from the… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 9, 2014 at 7:13 — No Comments

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What's in a word?

While travelling across the country - whether by rail, car or walking; harvest can be seen in full swing - And this may turn out to be the biggest UK and Ireland harvest for some time - possibly ever. Alan Abel, a Complete Weed Control franchisee for over 30 years gives his advice on the month ahead.

What we don't know is the soil type of each field, the variety of wheat, barley or oats, the type of cultural methods that were used pre-sowing, the fertiliser regime, the amount of…


Added by Fusion Media on September 8, 2014 at 9:51 — No Comments

Fee for Intervention in H&S is effective and should stay, says report

A scheme designed to shift the cost of regulating workplace health and safety from the public purse to businesses who break the law has proven effective and should stay, an independent report has concluded.

The report recognised that inspectors at the Health and Safety Executive have implemented ‘Fee for Intervention’ consistently and fairly since it started in October 2012, and found no evidence to suggest that enforcement policy decisions had been influenced in any way by its… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 8, 2014 at 7:40 — No Comments

HMP Maidstone wins RHS backed garden competition

HMP Maidstone in Kent has been named winner of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) backed Windlesham Trophy Competition 2014 for the best-kept prison garden in England and Wales.

This is the prison’s second victory in the competition’s 30-year history; previously it won the trophy in 1991.

RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon presented the Windlesham Trophy, a specially engraved brass Green Goddess fire-engine bell, to Maidstone’s prisoners and staff during a special… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 8, 2014 at 7:32 — No Comments

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€2 million Properties at Dalkey Causing a Storm

Costing from €2 million, the hugely sought after homes at Dalkey Avenue, Dublin, each home measuring almost 3, 000 square foot in size, are complete with contemporary interiors and unique design features. An excellent location, tucked off Dublin Bay, the development is situated beside the…


Added by Tobermore on September 5, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

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Etesia Chosen by The Landscape Group for Reliability & Robustness

The Landscape Group has again added to its impressive collection of Etesia pedestrian mowers by recently purchasing a range of PRO 46 PBE push and PBTS self-propelled models. The mowers, which are specifically designed for commercial use, are ideal for any contractor.

The Pro 46 mowing deck has a distinctive…


Added by Etesia UK on September 5, 2014 at 13:13 — No Comments

Turfgrass Growers Association looking to boost numbers

The Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA) is embarking upon a major recruitment drive to encourage growers to get involved with its work.

Formed in 1996 the TGA has successfully represented, promoted and defended its members, and the industry, on planning issues crop protection and water issues as well as providing a platform for speakers at its many events.

TGA Chairman, Robert Adcock, said: “The TGA is now recognised as the voice of the turfgrass industry and we want to… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 4, 2014 at 16:07 — No Comments

Deputy Prime Minister announces Kew Gardens funding to be protected

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has today announced that the Government will continue current levels of funding for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew until at least April 2015.

The funding will enable the world-renowned scientific research at Kew Gardens to continue as well as preserving its status as one of the country’s finest tourist destinations.

In a speech to the State of Nature conference organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 4, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

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Complete Weed Control and Everris Sponsor Perennial’s ‘Kickathon’

Complete Weed Control and Everris have combined forces to sponsor Perennial’s ‘Kickathon’ competition at this year’s IOG SALTEX exhibition being held at Windsor Racecourse from 2-4 September.

Located on stand H85, show-goers are urged to visit Perennial and take a penalty, with the fastest kick from each day winning a prize – all while raising money for horticulturists.…


Added by Fusion Media on September 4, 2014 at 10:22 — No Comments

Horticultural scholarships open to students

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season is now open with several scholarships up for grabs.

Young horticulturists have two months to apply for one of five Student Scholarships and five months to apply for a Sponsored Scholarship.

This year sees a new scholarship opportunity from the South West Growers Show offering £1,500 financial support to a student, as well as the relaunch of the Wyevale Garden Centres Scholarship, formally the Garden Centre Group… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on September 3, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

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