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Sherriff Amenity Seminar for Islands’ turf men

Turf technology was the theme of the most recent seminar for groundsmen and greenkeepers in the Channel Islands which was organised by leading turf and amenity supplier Sherriff Amenity.

Twenty-five turf professionals representing sports grounds, golf courses and the Jersey States local authority visited the…

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Added by Fusion Media on August 27, 2014 at 11:58 — No Comments

RHS garden show 'giants' head to Paignton Zoo

The gardens of Paignton Zoo are now home to four of the largest garden ornaments ever seen.



A large gorilla covered in shells, a towering giraffe and a dazzling butterfly have all popped up in the zoo grounds in recent weeks.



Barry the Gorilla attended the Chelsea Flower Show before retiring to South Devon, while Gerald the Giraffe was at Hampton Court Flower Show. The (unnamed) painted wooden butterfly was left over from a private event held at the Zoo.



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Added by Landscape Juice on August 27, 2014 at 9:03 — No Comments

The corncockle kerfuffle, or why Countryfile isn’t trying to kill you

What a corncockle up. In a classic summer scare story, the Telegraph has accused the BBC of spreading poison across the land after Countryfile offered viewers free packets of wild flower seeds via the Grow Wild project run by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.



These included seeds of the corncockle, a rare wild flower that is pretty, and also poisonous. You’ll find claims on the internet that it causes severe stomach pain, vomiting and even death.



In Royal Wootton Bassett, the… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on August 26, 2014 at 17:22 — No Comments

Visitor numbers slip at RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park shows

Visitor numbers for the RHS shows at Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park were down by almost 10 per cent this year.



HortWeek reports that at Hampton Court, despite this year's attendance figure of 142,022 being its second highest since 2009, it was still behind the 2013 figure of 154,034.



The RHS show at Tatton Park saw 67,033 visitors, which was down from 72,845 in 2013 but…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 25, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Appeal after Sunderland hospital's gardening equipment is stolen

POLICE are urging people to be on the look-out for gardening equipment stolen in a hospital burglary.



Burglars struck at Monkwearmouth Hospital, in Newcastle Road, Sunderland, between 2pm on Tuesday (August 19) and 8am on Wednesday (August 20), breaking into a storage compound.



Their haul included a lawn mower, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and a hedge cutter, all Stihl products. A petrol jerry and a watering lance were also taken.



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Added by Landscape Juice on August 25, 2014 at 9:14 — No Comments

Urban areas are hives for wild bees

A study has found a "considerable richness" of wild bee species in most types of urban habitats.



French researchers recorded almost a third of the nation's 900 species of wild bees living in towns and cities.



Writing in Plos One, they added that 60 species were also found in very urbanised areas in the city of Lyon.



There is widespread…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 25, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments


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NEW SALTEX, NEW VENUE, NEW DATE

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that SALTEX will be moving to the NEC Birmingham on the 4th and 5th of November for the 2015 event – which also marks the 70th anniversary of the show.

The new venue and date will allow SALTEX 2015 to attract a wider range of exhibitors from turfcare and amenity suppliers and specialist machinery manufacturers - for both natural and artificial sportsturf, contractors, landscaping suppliers and playgrounds. The educational seminars…

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Added by Fusion Media on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments


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Lamberhurst Engineering Return to APF to Showcase Latest Seppi Mulchers

Specialist forestry equipment supplier Lamberhurst Engineering returns to the APF 2014 show, on stand 280-320, with the latest range of Seppi forestry mulchers and mowers and Maxwald cable winches.

Seppi, who also celebrate their 75th Anniversary this year, have the largest range of…

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Added by Fusion Media on August 19, 2014 at 11:29 — No Comments

10 Tried and Tested Shortcuts to Deter Thieves and Secure Your Garden

When we think of home security, we automatically think about our bricks and mortar as well as our contents and valuables. However, with current popular trends of making our gardens integral to our lifestyles, including socialising and entertainment as well as storage, our gardens can hold as many valuable items of interest for thieves as our homes do! So what can you do to make sure your garden is as safe as houses? These tips from security experts Safe Site Facilities give you some quick…

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Added by Alex Murray on August 19, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments


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New Etesia & Pellenc Dealer for Kent

Godfreys Golf and Turf, based in Sevenoaks Kent and with two other depots in Sussex and Berkshire, have been confirmed as Etesia’s newest dealer for both Etesia mowers & Pellenc battery-powered tools to serve the Kent area.

Operating from modern facilities in ‘the garden of England’, Godfreys Golf and Turf employs close to 60 people, and is a specialist supplier of top quality professional, domestic and forestry equipment. They also have a proven track record of providing highly…

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Added by Etesia UK on August 19, 2014 at 10:55 — No Comments

Why young people find gardening cooler than the movies

Weeding and digging are perfect ways to disconnect from a life spent in front of screens, says Hugo Bugg the 27-year-old who won a gold medal at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.

The Chelsea Flower Show is hardly teeming with teenagers – at 27, I was the youngest gold-medal winner there for two decades and had to contend with some flirty attention from middle-aged women pleased to see a younger gardener among the shrubs.

But while I’m surprised to hear that young people…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 19, 2014 at 10:36 — No Comments


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Trust i-fix to protect your paving this autumn

With the sun starting to set on a summer full of BBQ’s, it’s now time to start preparing our patios for the autumn and winter months.

The i-fix range of patio repair and rejuvenation materials are ideal for making sure your patio is protected during the wet and cold months. All of the i-fix materials are pet safe, easy to use and can be applied in minutes which means you can spend one morning fixing all those little ‘niggles’ and spend the afternoon with your feet up with a cup of…

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Added by i-fix® Driveway & Patio Repair on August 18, 2014 at 10:28 — No Comments


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Trust i-fix to protect your paving this autumn

With the sun starting to set on a summer full of BBQ’s, it’s now time to start preparing our patios for the autumn and winter months.

The i-fix range of patio repair and rejuvenation materials are ideal for making sure your patio is protected during the wet and cold months. All of the i-fix materials are pet safe, easy to use and can be applied in minutes which means you can spend one morning fixing all those little ‘niggles’ and spend the afternoon with your feet up with a cup of…

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Added by Instarmac Group on August 18, 2014 at 10:27 — No Comments

Husqvarna enters the arena of connected outdoor power products

The landscaping business is about to become connected. Utilising sensors on outdoor power products, landscaping businesses and their landscaping teams will get improved control of up-time, machine handling, and vibration reports, all in the name of safer and more productive landscaping operations. Starting in August, a beta period of Husqvarna’s new innovative solution kicks off in seven countries.

Say farewell to guestimates and unexpected downtime in the landscaping business.…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 15, 2014 at 11:39 — No Comments


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Dumbarton Academy Breaks All Records

Dumbarton Academy has opened the doors of its impressive new school building, costing a cool £15.5 million and has won the title as the quickest secondary school ever built in Scotland!

Dumbarton Academy is a non-denominational, co-educational comprehensive school in the heart of…

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Added by Tobermore on August 14, 2014 at 17:49 — No Comments


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Replay Maintenance Serve up An Ace for Sussex Tennis Club

Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club is the latest customer to benefit from a Replay Rejuvenation® process which has restored two of the clubs four artificial tennis courts to an ‘as new’ condition.

Following a full site survey, it was apparent that the artificial turf courts were of sound construction, but were suffering the consequences of age, with contaminated material affecting both the aesthetics and the playing properties of the courts.…

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Added by Fusion Media on August 14, 2014 at 11:37 — No Comments

Closing date for entries into the Marshalls Register Awards 2014

The closing date for entries into the prestigious annual Marshalls Register Awards is fast approaching on 12 September 2014.

The competition held by Marshalls is open to all Marshalls Register contractors nationally and is…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 14, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Planting trees to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

People across the UK are being given the chance to grow their own history by planting free trees as part of a national campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.



The Woodland Trust is giving away free trees to community groups and schools who not only want to create a lasting legacy for those involved in the War, but also improve their local area - and would like people to get involved while supplies are still available.



Trees are available to schools… Continue

Added by Landscape Juice on August 14, 2014 at 8:39 — No Comments

An intoxicating collection of plants and fungi at Kew Gardens

Running from 20 September until 12 October, 2014, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an Intoxication Season will explore the secret history behind mind-altering plants and fungi.

From the opium poppy with chemical powers that have shaken economic and political worlds for centuries, to extraordinary ‘ordinary’ plants such as coffee and tobacco, cemented in culture, consumed by humans daily for their effects.

Visitors will discover how plants’ identities have been manipulated…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 12, 2014 at 10:50 — No Comments

Combined agency to safeguard animal and plant health

A combined agency will start work this autumn to ensure government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency will begin on 1 October 2014 to better equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to…

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Added by Landscape Juice on August 11, 2014 at 13:10 — No Comments

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