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Training in the National Plant Specification

The National Plant Specification, (designed by the Horticultural Trades Association and the Landscape Institute in 1997) was created to act as a set of guidelines for anyone involved in the purchasing, specifying, handling or the growing of Trees, Shrubs, Hedging or any other plant groups.

The Specification sets out several parameters for gauging the size of a plant including height, girth, pot size etc. Most professi...

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Coles expand Air-Pot Production

Coles Nurseries, the UK’s largest grower of trees and shrubs for amenity supply, invested earlier this year in a new production area designed to hold over 4500 Air-Pot trees, in girth sizes up to 20cm+. The trees, available all year round in a range of sizes and species, are becoming more and more popular with the amenity market due to their higher survival rate after planting, when compared to container, root-ball or bare-root alternati...

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Increase your Plant Sales!

Now that spring is in full flow, there is already a huge surge in visitor numbers to garden centres. They expect to see an attractive and well managed plantarea as they seek new plants for the spring planting season. Gardeners and visitors to garden centres expect to see what is in fact a 'garden' in perfect order and your plant A-Z stock beds are the flower and shrub borders. Weeds we all know will grow everywhere and a weedy garden centre l...

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An Urban Oasis comes to Quo Vadis

Iconic restaurant and members’ club Quo Vadis has had its outside terrace ‘re-imagined’ by Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design. Ian’s vision was an Oceanania landscape design that has transformed the Quo Vadis roof terrace from a traditional outdoor ‘smoking space’ to an inviting tropical garden.

Architectural Tasmanian foliage is planted into vibrant, hand painted containers in the style of graffiti str...

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The £1 Planter Pallet deal!

Anglo Eastern Trading are offering an April/May special for the Garden Retail sector! The deal is a mixed assortment of their range of planters (500) @ £1.00 each! These include the 11” Rhombus Planter, (Code : L005), the 12” Chengdu Bowl (Code: L003) and the 12” Chengdu Patio Planter (Code: L001).

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Insight to Inscape!

The Swindon Steam Museum was the venue for the 2014 efig Inscape event held last week. Visitors flew in or drove from all parts of the UK to attend this bi-annual event. It was not only the exhibitor displays and presentations by leading professional that bought them to Swindon. The other key component was the opportunity to network with others in the industry and as the hall filled with people this aspect was much in evidence during the first day.

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New Benchmarks for Sustainability

New Benchmarks for Sustainability

With sustainability being a cornerstone of key national projects and government policy, Dubai will play host to the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014. This takes place on 6th and 7th of May 2014 at Sofitel Dubai Palm Resort & Spa. The Summit will once again attract over 400 senior landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC.

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Vertical Gardening for Dubai!

Vertical Gardening for Dubai!

The current DIGC (Dubai International Garden Competition) includes a delightful example of the vertical garden concept. This is designed and built by Mumbai based JKD Hortitech.

Their Greenwall™ vertical garden system is an already established product/concept and they are delighted to be part o...

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A Gulf in Class!

A Gulf in Class!

The final preparations took place yesterday in advance of the inaugural DIGC (Dubai International Garden Competition) which opens today. This is being staged against the backdrop of the worlds' tallest skyscraper. Terraverde are pictured finalising their own design garden which reflects the quality of this new event.

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Protected Varieties break the 7 million barrier!

Sales figures for Protected Varieties (ProVaR) plants have now reached over 7 million. Founded in 2006 ProVaR has gone from strength to strength over the ensuing years with breeder members from Germany and The Netherlands joining the original 11 founder members.

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