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£26m Rebuild Success at Grace Academy Darlaston

Designed by Planit Design, the amazing £26 million rebuild project at Grace Academy Darlaston has been described as "aspirational" with its beautiful architecture and modern amenities which are planned to cater for 1, 500 school pupils.

Grace Academy replaced the former Darlaston…

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Added by Tobermore on October 31, 2014 at 16:36 — No Comments

Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years

The number of mattresses in hedgerows, old sofas on road corners and other illegally-dumped rubbish rose by a fifth in England last year, marking the first increase in flytipping in years.

Government figures published on Thursday show that there are now more than three quarter of a million incidents in England, taking the amount of rubbish dumped on roadsides, in back alleys and on private land back above 2010 levels, in what campaigners said was a worrying increase.

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 31, 2014 at 8:17 — No Comments

Calling all filmmakers and community activists: How do we prevent flooding?

The Landscape Institute and the Inter-Institutional Flooding Group have issued an open call for innovative and inspiring five minute films to demonstrate ideas on how to prevent flooding.

There has never been a more important time to address the challenges of water…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 31, 2014 at 7:47 — No Comments

Christine Walkden champions tree planting this November

November is a great month to start thinking about the year ahead and is often considered as nature’s time to plant, due to moderate temperatures and rainfall.

It is the perfect time as it allows plants to root and acclimatize before the onset of summer heat or the harsher temperatures of winter.

It’s also a good time to plant trees before the ground gets too hard or frozen, making them the ideal choice for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Month for…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 30, 2014 at 9:27 — No Comments


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Limagrain UK Joins Forces With Troop Aid

Limagrain UK, part of Group Limagrain, a plant breeder and fourth largest seed company in the world, has joined forces with Troop Aid; the UK’s only charity committed to providing injured soldiers with the essentials they need.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 29, 2014 at 11:55 — No Comments

First Great British Bee Count reveals allotments make the best bee habitats

Allotments are the best habitat for bees according to the results of the first Great British Bee Count this summer.



More bees were seen on allotments than on any other habitat including parks, gardens, and the countryside during the 12-week bee count from June to August.



More than 23,000 people across the UK took part in the count using a smartphone app to log their sightings of 830,000 bees.



An average of 12 bees per count were spotted on allotments compared to… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on October 29, 2014 at 11:33 — No Comments


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Sherriff Amenity Tackle Turf Disease with Exciting New Products

Sherriff Amenity has announced that it is launching some new additions to its popular fungicide packages. The new tank-mixes have been designed to combine fungicides, nutrients and adjuvants, helping to control major turf diseases including Microdochium Patch (Fusarium patch), Dollar Spot, Anthracnose, Leaf Spot, Take-all and Fairy Ring.

Independent trials were conducted at the STRI in order to create and perfect each different fungicide package; which will be welcome news to…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 28, 2014 at 11:56 — No Comments

Theft of rare plants a growing concern

The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species?

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29754101

Added by Landscape Juice on October 28, 2014 at 8:36 — No Comments

Online search for home and garden on the rise

More and more people are taking to the internet to find and research products and services for their home.

The British Retail Consortium-Google Online Retail Monitor (ORM) claims that total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier.

Search volumes on smartphones outpaced search volumes on tablets, with growth of 41% compared with growth on tablets of 22%.

Peter Fitzgerald, retail director at…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 28, 2014 at 7:34 — No Comments

'Tree of the Year' competition finalists announced

An oak said to have sheltered Robin Hood and his merry men, and a yew which spans an area the size of the Royal Albert Hall, are two of the finalists in the "Tree of the Year" competition.

Run by nature charity Woodland Trust, the contest's winner will be pitted against trees from other countries in an international competition next year.

More than 200 nominations were whittled down to a shortlist of 10.

The finalists include seven oaks, two yews and an apple…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 28, 2014 at 7:23 — No Comments

Horticultural firm sentenced following worker’s death in explosion

A horticultural company has been fined after a worker died and three others were seriously injured in an explosion while emptying a pressurised tank used to heat greenhouses.

Peter James, aged 67 of Southmead Terrace, Crewkerne, died of head injuries six days after the incident. Two of his workmates had been asked to open the tank in preparation for upgrading work at a nursery at Bradon Farm, Isle Abbots, near Taunton on 11 May 2010.

The incident was investigated by the Health…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 27, 2014 at 9:51 — No Comments

Hard landscaping sales paved the way in September

The continued dry weather in September saw garden centre customers investing in improving their outdoor spaces according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

Hard landscaping sales were up 27.12% for the month as compared to September 2013 according to the results, which are the only official GCA September trading figures to be released.

Will Armitage, chairman of the GCA, said: "The mild and dry September has definitely helped to…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 27, 2014 at 9:27 — No Comments

Rare plants to receive ‘intensive care’ on Devon coast

The sand dunes of Northam Burrows are home to the water germander – found in only two other locations in England – and the sea stock, which only grows in a handful of other places.

The dunes are so important to these and a range of other plants that they are protected as a Site of Special Scientific…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 27, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments


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Contemporary Rural Courtyard Garden Design, Walkington, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17

This large-sized country house courtyard garden in Walkington near Beverley, East Yorkshire was designed during the Summer of 2010.…

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Added by David Beasley Garden Design on October 26, 2014 at 9:28 — No Comments


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New Complete Weed Control Franchisee for West Midlands

Complete Weed Control, the UK’s leading specialist contract service for the eradication of all problem weeds, is pleased to announce that Jamie Onslow has completed the purchase of the West Midlands franchise area.

After starting his career with Complete Weed Control back in 1993, Jamie’s passion for the industry was ignited. He continued to work in the weed control and grounds maintenance industry for a number of years before being headhunted to join Matrix Venture Capitalists to…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 24, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments


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Historic Airfield House, Dublin, Reopens Following €11 million Revamp

The historic Airfield House and Farm in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, has reopened to the public following its two year closure for redevelopment. The breath-taking 38 acre estate has been revamped at a cost of €11 million, boasting a new cafe, farm and visitor centre, the refurbishment of the stately…

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Added by Tobermore on October 24, 2014 at 10:53 — No Comments


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Breathtaking Bespoke Landscaping Design at St. Patrick’s Church

The grounds at St. Patrick's Church in Castlederg have recently been redeveloped with an amazing array of world class paving products from Tobermore. Founded in 1942, Tobermore are a world class paving and walling manufacturer supplying products for the commercial and…

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Added by Tobermore on October 24, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments


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Etesia UK Announce First ETMower Dealer

Etesia UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Green Choice Limited, based in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, as their exclusive robotic mower dealer for East Anglia. The company will supply, service and install the complete range of ETMower robotic mowers as well as other Etesia models from the Green Technology™ range.

Green Choice believes there is a ‘technology revolution’ underway in groundscare machinery and this new partnership underlines the company’s eco-friendly philosophy.…

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Added by Etesia UK on October 23, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Funding cuts posing 'real and serious' threat to future of Kew Gardens

An incredibly powerful and passionate meeting saw speakers and attendees united in agreement that if the Government does not commit to a clear funding plan then the vital work conducted by Kew will be lost forever.

Last night (Wednesday) people packed out Avenue Hall, in Kew, to hear rallying speeches from a panel made up of union heads, senior politicians and scientists.

The meeting took place under the banner Stop Cuts At Kew and in a rare move for such an event every single…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 23, 2014 at 14:27 — No Comments

‘Make young unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits,’ says Lord Tebbit

The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said young unemployed people should be required to pull up ragwort from roadside verges in return for benefits.

The 83-year-old Tory grandee made the proposal in a letter to Matt Shardlow, chief executive of a charity called Buglife, which is concerned about the effect of declining ragwort on bees and rare insects.

In his reply to the charity, Tebbit said ragwort was a major problem in his part of East Anglia and proposed…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 22, 2014 at 15:33 — 3 Comments

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