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Dennis Shows Cutting Edge Technology at SALTEX 2014

A visit to the Dennis stand on B40 at IOG SALTEX 2014 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology.

Among the Dennis range of machinery will be the FT510, Razor Ultra, G860 and the Premier professional cylinder mowers along with the S500 Plus seeder, which creates ideal seed germination pockets whilst reducing seed wastage.

The FT510 professional mower is unrivalled as a mower and…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 22, 2014 at 14:15 — No Comments


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Etesia Returns to SALTEX with Green Technology™

Etesia UK returns to IOG SALTEX 2014 after two years absence on stand D35 with a new range of Etesia Green Technology™ products and Pellenc battery powered maintenance tools.

Visitors to the stand will be able to view the new battery powered machines from Etesia which includes the Bahia M2E – the world’s first fully electric ride-on cut and collect mower, the Bahia VTE – an electric tow vehicle, a multi-purpose electric wheel barrow and the range of robotic ETmowers.

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Added by Etesia UK on July 22, 2014 at 9:11 — 2 Comments

National Gardens Scheme and RHS back four gardens

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recently announced the first four gardens to receive bursary payments from the fund created in memory of the garden writer Elspeth Thompson.

The gardens are:

- Gibside Community Farm, a newly formed community supported agriculture scheme, is celebrating after receiving funds to grow fresh produce for local communities in Tyne & Wear.

The project, which was made possible by a bursary of more…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 22, 2014 at 8:27 — No Comments


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Tobermore Pave the Way at Wembley Stadium

The redevelopment of Olympic Way, the main pedestrian route connecting Wembley Station and Stadium, is earning much deserved acclaim across the construction industry and has recently been shortlisted for the forthcoming New London Awards 2014. Tobermore are delighted to have been involved…

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Added by Tobermore on July 21, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Bees needs helped with just five simple tips

Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often will support the vital contribution these insects make to our economy.

The five actions formed part of a call to action launched by Environment Minister Lord de Mauley at a conference organised by Plantlife, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, to encourage people to do their bit to help insects such bees and butterflies.

Lord de Mauley said:…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 21, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments


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School’s Showpiece Pitch Evolves with Help from Sherriff Amenity

The head groundsman at Durham School has found a way of getting its main rugby pitch fit and ready for cricket action in the brief gap between seasons. This year for the first time Barry Boustead used Evolution5, a coated, controlled release fertiliser from Sherriff Amenity, resulting in the best outfield grass cover anyone can remember and a host of compliments.…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 21, 2014 at 10:32 — No Comments


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Tottenham Hotspur Choose SISIS for Versatility and Flexibility

Tottenham Hotspur FC grounds manager Darren Baldwin has chosen a SISIS tractor mounted brush combination of a Zig Zag brush and Flexibcomb which have been fitted to a Twinplay frame for use on both the synthetic and natural surfaces at the club’s new training ground in Enfield.

As grounds manager, Darren is…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 18, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments

Green-tree topsoil and Yorkshire Water celebrate 10 year anniversary of Soil Manufacturing

July 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of a joint partnership for soil manufacturing between Green-tree, the soil division of Green-tech and Yorkshire Water.

Green-tree was born from a chance meeting between Green-tech owner and Chairman, Richard Kay and representatives from Yorkshire Water at the Great Yorkshire show over a decade ago. Richard had a revolutionary idea that he could produce high quality soil using sludge…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 17, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Nearly two-thirds of bread products tested contained pesticides, report claims

A report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) between 2000 and 2013, were contaminated with pesticides residues.

The report investigates the government’s own figures revealing the presence of pesticide residues in the everyday staple, bread, and in particular the potentially dangerous effect that ingesting…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 17, 2014 at 13:20 — No Comments

The Garden Centre Group will return to Wyevale Garden Centres name

The Garden Centre Group has announced it will rebrand as Wyevale Garden Centres.

Kevin Bradshaw, CEO of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: "As we continue to grow and transform our business, adopting a consistent national identity for our 140 garden centres will bring increased awareness and visibility to our estate among consumers.

"This is an important step in taking advantage of our national scale as the UK's…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 17, 2014 at 9:12 — No Comments

Liz Truss given key role of environment secretary in cabinet re-shuffle

Liz Truss has been appointed as the new environment secretary in David Cameron's shake-up of his cabinet.

The MP for South-West Norfolk replaces Owen Paterson, and it is being seen as a key appointment as prime minister David Cameron promotes women and younger MPs in his reshuffle.…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 15, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments

Cost of compliance for small firms priced at £164 per employee

Despite continued government promises to reduce the amount of time and money spent on keeping up to speed on regulation changes, the average micro, small and medium-sized employer in 2014 has seen an above inflationary rise of £713 in their annual compliance bill.

That’s according to research by the Forum of Private Business which puts the total cost of compliance at more than £19.2 billion – a 4% increase compared to 2013.

Smaller businesses in particular have been hit the…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 15, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Rebirth of Welsh forest after felling of larch trees

A forest in Wales has enjoyed a rebirth since being devastated by the spread of a disease which affects larch trees.

Some 12,000 native trees including sessile oak, rowan, birch, field maple, wild cherry, hawthorn and blackthorn have been replanted by Natural Resources Wales at Bwlch Nant yr Arian, near Aberystwyth.

They have replaced the 10 hectares of larch felled to help slow down the spread of Phytophthora…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 15, 2014 at 6:45 — No Comments


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Gardeners World Live 2014 - Show Garden called "Down the Garden" by Harry Ward, John Cavill & Dean Brown.

Dean Brown from Decol Construction Ltd - www.decol.co.uk and myself (john Cavill Gardens & Design Ltd - www.johncavilldesign.co.uk) won Royal Horticultural Society Silver-Gilt this year with a circular designed show garden that's won the attention of all the judges with one saying "This is one of the best gardens we have seen this year".

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Added by John Cavill on July 11, 2014 at 20:06 — No Comments


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Luxury Development Scoops ‘Best Development & Best Show House’ Award

Barronsfield Grange, the luxury housing scheme developed by Westpoint Homes has been named ‘Best Development and Best Show House’ at the Glasgow Herald Property Awards. Westpoint Homes is one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded private…

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Added by Tobermore on July 10, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

Under current proposals self-employed persons will be exempt from Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) except those undertaking activities on a prescribed list.

The prescribed list has a section…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 9, 2014 at 9:20 — No Comments

Celebrating a century of roses at Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden near Conwy in North Wales is marking the centenary of its grand terraces, famous for their rose gardens, lily pools and stunning mountain views with a special rose planting and a poignant public appeal about those who worked on the terraces and went…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 9, 2014 at 9:09 — 1 Comment


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Vehicle Works Unit A, The Runway, Shepherds Grove Industrial Estate East, Stanton, Suffolk, IP31 2BG

Hello, a good friend of mine and a very experienced vehicle technician has started his own business in Stanton Suffolk

If any of you landscapers and gardeners out there would like a good deal for services, repairs, modifications and MOT's give Chris a call, explain I put you in touch and you will get a brilliant deal!

Vehicle Works Website

Call Chris Office: 01359 254017 Mob 07831 931591…

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Added by John Cavill on July 7, 2014 at 23:02 — No Comments

£34.5m Lottery investment in UK’s public parks

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund has announced £34.5million of investment in 13 parks across the UK.

This new funding follows the publication of the HLF’s recent report which revealed the UK’s public parks are at serious risk of decline unless innovative new ways…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 7, 2014 at 11:49 — No Comments

Tale of two trees that cost Northern Rail almost £100,000

A council and a tree surgeon have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when a tree he had been felling landed on a railway line and was hit by a train.

Peter Wood, 52, of Grange Villa, Durham, was carrying out tree work for Mark Anthony Connelly at Boat House Crossing near Ryton, next to the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line, on 11 January 2012.

Newcastle Crown Court heard on 3 July that Mr Connelly (trading as Practical Conservation Management) was…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 — No Comments

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