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HTA National Plant Show - Putting Plants in the Spotlight

With spaces selling fast growers from across the UK are encouraged to sign up to exhibit at this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 23 and 24 June 2015.

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So far over one hundred companies have signed up to exhibit. These include: Allensmore Nurseries, Anglia Group of Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Blackmoor Nurseries, Channel Island Plants, David Austin Roses, Farplants, Gardeners Kitchen, Johnsons of Whixley, Kernock Park Plants, Lovania Nurseries, New

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WorldSkills UK garden revealed for landscape gardening competition

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to reveal the WorldSkills UK garden for the 2015 Landscape Gardening competition semi-final which takes place at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July.

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The garden has been designed to test the competitors in every aspect of landscape design including:

§  Plan and mark out, including height measurements.

§  Hard landscape features including,

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HTA statement on glyphosate

Following recent media coverage around the use of glyphosate the HTA has issued the following statement.

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We urge gardeners to use the same common sense when applying glyphosate which they would apply to using any kitchen or garden chemical products. Past studies have not proved that using glyphosate poses any real danger to humans even in a recent review of many products used in the home and on pets,

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Love the Plot You’ve Got gets off to a flying start at Good Life Live

The Love Your Plot You’ve Got campaign got off to a flying start at the weekend at the Good Life Live/Edible Garden Show at Alexandra Palace in London.

Love the Plot You've Got

The industry wide campaign highlights inspirational options for transforming small outdoor spaces. Alongside the 'before' plot are spaces themed around entertaining, growing your own, using containers and decorating a balcony.

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Landform Consultants awarded top honour at APL Awards 2015

Surrey based Landform Consultants have scooped the top accolade at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2015, sponsored by Bradstone.

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Their work in creating a collection of gardens and a courtyard for six new homes in Hampstead was hailed “a fabulous piece of landscaping work that allows for individuality in each space and yet still exhibits cohesiveness between all the gardens.”

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Love the Plot You’ve Got displays springing up all over!

There has been a fresh crop of displays aimed at helping non-gardening 30-45 year olds make more use of their outdoor space.

Love the Plot You've Got

The latest in the round of Masterclasses was held at Glendoick Garden Centre near Perth on Thursday 12th March. Twenty delegates braved the wind and rain to build some inspiring Love Your Plot displays. 

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