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SISIS Aer-Aid Brings Pitch Improvements to Bradford City

The recent purchase of a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator by Mick Doyle, head groundsman at Bradford City Football Club, has seen a dramatic improvement of the playing surface at both The Coral Windows Stadium and the nearby training ground.

Mick, who has been head groundsman at…

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Added by Fusion Media on April 22, 2014 at 10:47 — No Comments

Gardeners admit to throwing snails over fence

A survey to over 1,500 respondents commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)* has found that 80% of the UK is getting outside gardening over the 2014 National Gardening Week, 14th to 20th April, and Easter Weekend.

The top three gardening activities of the moment are weeding, mowing and cutting back last year’s foliage on herbaceous perennials and grasses.

The survey suggests more male members of the household will be cutting the grass with nearly 70% of them saying…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 19, 2014 at 14:16 — No Comments


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Dennis G860 Keeps Eagles Flying High

Barclays Premier League side Crystal Palace has become the latest top flight club to purchase a Dennis G860 mower complete with a range of interchangeable cassettes for use at their Selhurst Park stadium.

The Eagle’s head groundsman, Mark Perrin, knows that if a home match isn’t televised live then it will certainly make an appearance in the MOTD highlights later that evening. And that is when he has good reason to value his long loyalty to Dennis and in particular the G860.…

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Added by Fusion Media on April 17, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments


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Sole Supplier Deal Makes Budgeting Easier for Golf Club

The Ely City Golf Club, with a thriving 18-hole Henry Cotton designed course, has signed a 3-year sole supplier agreement with Sherriff Amenity. The deal will involve the supply of a wide range of fertilisers, chemicals and seed from their range and is a strengthening of an on-going yearly purchasing agreement that the club has had with Sherriff Amenity for the past four years.…

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Added by Fusion Media on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 — No Comments

750,000 trees planted to restock Welsh forests affected by larch disease

Work by Natural Resources Wales to replant large areas of woodland felled due to larch disease has been completed at a number of forests.

These include important areas such as the Bwlch Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth, the…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 17, 2014 at 8:25 — No Comments

Steep rise in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds



Killings of people protecting the environment and rights to land increased sharply between 2002 and 2013 as competition for natural resources intensifies, a new report from Global Witness reveals.

In the most comprehensive global analysis of the problem on record, the London-based campaign group has…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Woodland near Catterick created to train armed forces as well as cut flooding risk



The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has worked with the Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust to deliver woodland at Catterick Training Area, which will enable armed forces to develop skills in using wooded areas as cover in battle.

The woodland also meets best practice guidelines set out…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 16, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

MPs say more needs to be done to fight threat of non-native invasive species

A committee of MPs has said that the UK has to do more to fight the threat of non-native species wrecking havoc on other plants and animals.

Japanese knotweed is one of the dangers highlighted in a report by the Environmental Audit Committee which says that there is a danger to biodiversity by supplanting native species

But there is also the possibility of affects upon human health and the economy, with figures for 2012 showing 1,875 non-native species were counted in the UK –…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 16, 2014 at 6:54 — No Comments

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

The four-year-old sapling -- grown from a cherry stone that spent time aboard the International Space Station (ISS) -- burst into blossom on April 1, possibly a full six years ahead of Mother Nature's normal schedule.

Its early blooming baffled Buddhist brothers at the…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 15, 2014 at 15:15 — No Comments

RHS Cardiff winning show garden by Andrew Fisher Tomlin to stay in Bute Park



A garden designed by Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Dan Bowyer which won best in show and a RHS gold award at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Cardiff is to be permanently relocated just yards from where it was on show.

The…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 15, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

National Gardening Week offers chance to explore horticultural world

National Gardening Week is up and running and takes place until 20 April, 2014, with events on offer the length and breadth of the UK.

This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of RHS Britain in Bloom, the UK’s largest volunteering project, the week will be all about communities.

Events and activities are being run up and down the country, from gardening workshops to guided walks, plant displays to garden parties, you can…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 15, 2014 at 7:45 — No Comments

Deputy PM Nick Clegg outlines plans for three garden cities

Three garden cities are to be built, with at least 15,000 homes each, with the aim to tackle Britain's chronic housing shortage, Nick Clegg has said.

The deputy prime minister has issued a 'call to arms for visionaries' who have new and interesting ideas for housing as he announced the publication of a prospectus inviting bids from councils.

There has been no mention of…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 15, 2014 at 7:05 — No Comments

RSPB plan to restore Caledonian forest in Speyside



A visionary project to accelerate the expansion and restoration of the country’s native Caledonian pine forests to their former glory will see thousands of trees planted on a nature reserve in Speyside.

The ambitious conservation scheme aims to expand the largest single remnant of ancient…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 14, 2014 at 14:06 — No Comments

Conifers for Colleges education project launched by Royal Forestry Society

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is launching a flagship programme, Conifers for Colleges, to involve forestry students in research into the species which will ensure a healthy UK timber industry in the future.

Moulton College in…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 14, 2014 at 7:37 — No Comments

Natural England rolls out simpler licensing process for bats

A new simpler licensing process for bats, which came into force on 31 March 2014, will save developers and consultants time and money.

The new annexed licence will reduce the number of licence…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Alys Fowler backs Friends of the Earth for The Bee Cause

Garden writer and broadcaster Alys Fowler is urging people to create bee-friendly gardens and help save these crucial pollinators.

The former Gardener's World presenter is passing on some bee boosting tips after teaming up with Friends of the Earth for The Bee Cause.

"Gardens are becoming one of the most important refuges for both wild and honey bees," said Alys Fowler.

"They offer a…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 14, 2014 at 7:20 — No Comments


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Van rear seats?

How about this? More and more companies are looking to add value and practicability to their vans and my van is no exception. Even though my van was a normal VW Caddy a few days ago, I now have three rear seats professionally fitted plus side windows too.

This for me enables me to carry other gardeners…

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Added by John Cavill on April 12, 2014 at 0:20 — No Comments


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how to lay granite setts .the traditional way to driveway in surrey

granite setts here we have a driveway project 190m2 plus we removed old concrete drive placed lean-mix concrete for base as we had clay under old drive 24m3 used.we installed 3000 litre rain harvester tank from germany .we are using reclaimed granite setts 36 ton plus .pictures to follow and time lapse video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocx9q-Ax8Ic

Added by stephen murray-cook on April 10, 2014 at 19:49 — No Comments


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What a difference a Month makes

It’s only been 30 days since we were talking about saturated ground and not being able to travel on it.

Now, we’ve seen that they were watering Cheltenham Race Course on the Thursday of the Festival, and we haven't had any significant rainfall during the whole of March!

But, and there's always a but.…

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Added by Fusion Media on April 10, 2014 at 15:38 — No Comments

Online petition launched to over turn planned cut backs at Kew gardens

An online petition has been launched calling on the government to reverse funding cuts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The gardens in west London face a £5m shortfall in revenue in the coming financial year and it is feared around 125 jobs will be lost.

But union, Prospect, says the cutbacks will have a devastating impact on…

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Added by Landscape Juice on April 10, 2014 at 13:21 — No Comments

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