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‘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 — 2 Comments


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New SALTEX Is The Way Forward

Following the recent announcement that SALTEX will be moving to the NEC in Birmingham, visitors from around the UK say that the new indoor element and new time of year are key reasons behind their decisions to attend the exhibition in 2015.

With the threat rain putting a damper to many outdoor exhibitions and attractions, resulting in double digit percentage declines (The Guardian 2014), indoor venues have thrived. In fact many exhibitions representing the same interests as SALTEX are…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 22, 2014 at 9:20 — No Comments

'Food prices could rise' in EU pesticide ban

Fruit and vegetables could be put at risk by an upcoming EU ban on certain pesticides, according to new research.

The National Farmers Union, which partly funded the report, said bans would affect farmers' profits and drive up food prices.

BBC: 'Food prices could rise' in EU pesticide ban

And the full report is available on the NFU website, see:…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 21, 2014 at 8:35 — No Comments

Etesia mower for sale

i bought an etesia hydro 100 mower earlier this year. It's an excellent mower in the wet an fits in the back of my long wheel base transit. Etesias are known to be one of the best brands on the market for mowers.
The mower isn't practical for my needs because we now do a few gardens a day instead of one and don't need it, I only bought it in March.

I will post photos soon,
We are based in Essex,

I paid £3500 for it so would be looking for somewhere around that.

Added by Mr Bradley Goodman on October 20, 2014 at 20:19 — 1 Comment

Shrewsbury is 50th Britain in Bloom champion



The Dingle, a public park in Shrewsbury. Credit: Shrewsbury in Bloom

Volunteers in Shrewsbury are celebrating after their town was named Champion of Champions at the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards Ceremony, held in Bristol.

Europe’s biggest community…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 20, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments


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Red Dragons Have Pitch Fit for Internationals Thanks to Souters Sports

Conference football club Wrexham has a new pitch at its Racecourse Ground to match their ambitions of getting back into the Football League and one fit for international duty once more. Contractor Souters Sports was given the job of upgrading a playing surface that had never before had a major upgrade and responded to the call for action at very short notice.

The stadium is now officially the Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, since ownership passed to the University in 2011 after…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 17, 2014 at 13:18 — No Comments


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Royal Jersey Golf Club Sign Exclusive Agreement with Sherriff Amenity

The Royal Jersey Golf Club has become the latest course to sign an exclusive supply agreement with Sherriff Amenity. The three year agreement covers the exclusive provision of fertilisers and chemicals.

With the links overlooked by Mont Orgueil castle and the French coast, The Royal Jersey Golf Club has ‘postcard’ views from every angle. Having been part of the idyllic island for 136 years it is also immersed in rich history.

The club received its Royal warrant in 1879 from Her…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 17, 2014 at 8:49 — No Comments

Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.

Hugh Dorricot, then aged 26, was not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and was not adequately trained to use a chainsaw when the incident took place at Gartsherrie Burn, near Gartsherrie Road, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, on 9 March 2010.

Airdrie Sheriff Court was told yesterday (15 October) that Mr Dorricott…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 16, 2014 at 16:26 — No Comments


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SISIS Helps Rugby Club Achieve ‘Best Pitch for 27 Years’

The recent purchase of a SISIS Quadraplay and Multitiner drum type tractor mounted aerator has helped Brentwood Rugby Club in Essex achieve their best playing surface for nearly 30 years.

The turf maintenance equipment, along with a compact tractor, was purchased as part of RFU head groundsman Keith Kent’s pitch maintenance equipment package, and made possible through an RFU ‘Get Fit for Rugby World Cup 2015’ grant to help to deliver a high quality pitch maintenance programme for the…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 16, 2014 at 16:15 — No Comments


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University of Lincoln Masterplan Set to Mark Significant Milestone

With more than £150 million invested in the University of Lincoln and having the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus opened by the Queen in 1996, The Times Good University Guide has described it as 'the most dramatic transformation of a University in recent…

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Added by Tobermore on October 15, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments


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Cambridge United Choose Dennis to Maintain High Standards

Following the recent promotion from the Conference Premier to the Football League for the first time in nine years, Cambridge United FC have purchased a Dennis G860 professional mower complete with a range of interchangeable cassettes to maintain the high standards set by award winning head groundsman Ian Darler.

Following a recommendation from friend Gary Kemp, who is head groundsman at Norwich City that he should look at the Dennis machine, Ian took the decision to organise a…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 14, 2014 at 14:27 — No Comments


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Limagrain UK Appoint New PR Specialists

Limagrain UK, part of Group Limagrain - the largest plant breeder and seed development company in Europe, has appointed Fusion Media (Europe) as its new PR partner for the amenity sector with immediate effect.

Fusion Media is an award-winning marketing and corporate communications agency that offers a mix of creative and strategic services which drives business performance. The Kent-based agency has an impressive client list within the sportsturf and amenity sector; and will handle…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 14, 2014 at 10:10 — No Comments

UK shopping levels fall to lowest since 2008

The weakest underlying performance by high street and online stores since the depth of the 2008-09 recession provided fresh evidence on Tuesday of a slowdown in the economy.

An unusually warm September, the continued weakness of spending in supermarkets and a dip in the rapid growth of internet sales meant spending dropped sharply last month, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said.

In its monthly health check conducted jointly with KPMG, the BRC said total sales were 0.8%…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 14, 2014 at 6:28 — No Comments


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Historic Boringdon Hall Develops Classic New Landscape

The grounds at Boringdon Hall Hotel, the seductive manor house in Devon, have recently been redeveloped. The premises boast a stunning new landscape consisting of beautiful paving supplied by Tobermore.

The history of Boringdon Hall is exceptional. The grand…

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Added by Tobermore on October 13, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Grown in Britain week to celebrate the forestry and woodland sector

A celebration of all things woods lies at the heart of the second Grown in Britain week that runs from 13 to 19 October 2014.

Organised by industry groups within the forestry and woodland sector, the week of events looks to help promote everything from growing trees to the final products,…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 13, 2014 at 8:09 — No Comments

collection of wet grass with rover mower

Collection of wet grass with rover mover new set of blades etc, is it more effective to just remove catcher and spray the grass back on the lawn.

Added by Lee on October 12, 2014 at 19:13 — 1 Comment


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Etesia Confirms Attendance at ‘Coping with Slopes’

Etesia UK has confirmed its attendance at the ‘Coping with Slopes’ event which is being held on 22nd October. The company say recent reports of operators losing their lives in bank mowing accidents have triggered a high demand for demonstrations of their Attila range of ride-on and pedestrian brushcutters and this event will highlight the benefits of purpose-built machinery.…

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Added by Etesia UK on October 9, 2014 at 12:11 — No Comments

Detailed guidance on bat protection, surveys and licences

Natural England and Defra have provided detailed information on what to do should a project you are working on have to deal with the presence of bats.

All bat species and their breeding or resting places (roosts) are protected, with the threat of prison and fines should people be found guilty of breaking the law.

The guide outlines some possible scenarios for when you may come into contact with bats, including cutting down or removing branches from a mature tree and the use of…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 9, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments


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College 3G Pitch Gets Revived

Crown Woods College in Eltham, South East London have become the latest sports facility to benefit from the specialist artificial surface cleaning from Replay Maintenance – one of the UK’s leading synthetic sports pitch maintenance providers.

The full size 3G pitch, which was installed in April 2011 as part of the London 2012 legacy, boasts some of the best sports facilities in the area. As part of the service agreement with G4S Facilities Management, who are in charge of the…

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Added by Fusion Media on October 8, 2014 at 12:39 — No Comments

Garlic injection could tackle tree diseases

Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.

Operating under an experimental government licence, a prototype piece of technology to administer the solution is being trialled on a woodland estate in Northamptonshire.

Widespread use of the injection process is impractical and expensive.

But it could potentially help save trees of historic or sentimental value.

BBC:…

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Added by Landscape Juice on October 8, 2014 at 11:37 — No Comments

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