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WorldSkills UK: APL WorldSkills UK kicks off at RHS Tatton

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening competition heats have kicked off at RHS Flower Show Tatton.

WorldSkills start

Organised by the Association of Professional Landscapers, the heats were officially started on 22 July by celebrity gardener Chris Collins in front of the gardening press.

Richard Carden from Reaseheath College, Sam Burks from Bishop Burton College, Sparsholt College and Dean Thomson, Jonathan

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Medals haul for HTA members at Hampton Court

Members of the HTA have come out on top at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with many winning medals for their floral displays.

David Austin Roses at Hampton Court 2014

Rose growers were celebrating in the Festival of Roses and Floristry tent as David Austin Roses scooped Gold and Best Rose Exhibit for their showcase of English Roses. Silver Gilt Flora medals also went to HTA members Bill Le Grice Roses, Fryer's Roses and Harkness Roses for their arrangements.

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Strong show for APL members at RHS Hampton 2014

Members of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are celebrating their success once again at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which takes place this week (8-13 July).

Hampton YGYB - 2014

The APL's success at Hampton Court continued with am impressive accolade of Best in Show, Best in Category, two Gold medals, four Silver Gilt medals and three Silver Flora medals, taking their tally to a 26 medals in the past three years of the show.

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Enjoy the long hot summer with Plant of the Month - Salvia

July is often one of the hottest months of the year and the perfect time to enjoy your outside living space and garden.

Plant of the Month 2014

A plant that is loved by landscapers and novice gardeners alike for its colour and structure is the much loved Salvia, making it the perfect choice for the Horticultural Trades Association’s Plant of the Month for July. 



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HTA National Plant Show Round Up

With a hall brimming full of exhibitors and visitor numbers 8% up the HTA National Plant Show which took place this week (24 and 25 June) has been deemed a success.

NPS crowd 2014

Sponsored by Hortipak, the show which celebrated its 5th birthday this year, brings together the best from the UK plant supply chain providing plant buyers with an unrivalled opportunity to plan and select stock for the 2015 season.


The first HTA National Plant Show took place

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‘Plant Selfie’ success for Fairweather’s Nursery

Fairweather’s Nursery is celebrating winning the Plant Selfies Photography Competition launched at this year’s HTA National Plant Show.

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As part of the show’s 5th birthday celebrations exhibitors were asked to send in photos to help to celebrate the beauty of plants.

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