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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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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


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:…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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%…


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…


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,…


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

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