Agrovista Amenity Extends Partnership with The Tree Council, Pledging to Plant Thousands of Trees
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
Agrovista Amenity is thrilled to announce the continuation of its collaboration with the national environmental charity, The Tree Council. This enduring partnership will see Agrovista Amenity sponsoring the planting of over a thousand trees across various community projects nationwide over the next three years. As part of a collective effort among green-minded corporate partners, Agrovista Amenity will also contribute to the establishment of fifty ‘Golden Orchards’, commemorating The Tree Council’s 50th anniversary. Ed Smith, Landscape Team Manager for Agrovista Amenity, expressed his enthusia ..read more
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Sam Lewis Elevated to General Manager of AriensCo UK
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
AriensCo, a renowned global authority in outdoor power equipment, proudly announces the advancement of Sam Lewis to the esteemed position of General Manager at AriensCo UK (Ariens Company Ltd.). Formerly serving as the UK Sales Manager, Lewis now assumes a broader leadership role within the organisation, effective 01.04.2024. With a rich reservoir of experience and a distinguished history of achievements, Sam Lewis embodies the epitome of excellence in his new capacity. His tenure as the UK Sales Manager bore witness to his pivotal contributions in propelling sales growth, expanding market pre ..read more
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Kew Community Open Week
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
Kew is inviting community groups and individuals who face barriers to visiting to sign up for this year’s Kew Community Open Week, providing free taster sessions of Kew’s Community Access and Learning Programmes. Running from 22 to 26 May at Kew Gardens, this year’s theme is Networks, featuring workshops, talks, and games across five days. Events include: Talk on the amazing mycelium network, a hidden world of fungi under our feet. Fun games and activities to learn about the incredible world of plants, developed by Kew Science students. Kew community exhibition, highlighting artwork created b ..read more
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Protect Your Garden with Nemasys® Beneficial Nematodes
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
As gardeners, we strive for a haven of vibrant colors, fragrant blooms, and flourishing greenery. Yet, the unwelcome presence of pests such as slugs, vine weevils, and caterpillars can quickly turn our botanical dreams into a nightmare, leaving our plants riddled with holes and wilting under the assault. But fear not! Introducing Nemasys® Beneficial Nematodes – nature’s own microscopic warriors, ready to defend your garden organically. These tiny, yet mighty, creatures are adept at targeting and eliminating a wide array of garden pests, including codling moth, vine weevil, leatherjackets, slug ..read more
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Sculpture by the Lakes bolsters gardening team
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset’s internationally acclaimed sculpture park and accredited botanic garden, has welcomed two new gardeners to its team. Bob Burstow, formerly of the Eden Project and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, has joined as the park’s Senior Horticulturist and is supported by a new Under Gardener, Alex Peel, currently an apprentice at Kingston Maurward College. Bob, who was trained by the Professional Gardeners’ Guild and has experience at some of the UK’s leading garden attractions, will head up the Sculpture by the Lakes gardening team, working closely with Garden Dire ..read more
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Maldon Bowling Club: An Award-Winning Story
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
Mark Piper, the Greenkeeper at Maldon Bowling Club, Essex, has spearheaded a remarkable transformation in the quality of the club’s green. Thanks to a range of Dennis and SISIS machinery, particularly the SISIS Supaturfman and the Dennis FT510, the once-struggling surface has evolved into a point of pride, earning Mark the prestigious Bowls England Greenkeeper of the Year Award. Three years ago, Maldon Bowling Club’s green was plagued by bare patches and moss infestations, rendering it scarcely playable. The situation was disheartening for long-standing club members, prompting Mark to take act ..read more
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FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd Set to Make Arb Show Debut at Stand E10/E11
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd is gearing up for its inaugural appearance at the esteemed Arb Show, taking place this May at stand E10/E11. While the renowned FSI range of stump grinders has graced Westonbirt Arboretum before, this year marks the company’s debut under its new banner. Despite the change in name, customers can expect the same high-quality portfolio of engine, hydraulic, and PTO-powered stump grinders, along with an expert team ready to assist. Plus, visitors will have the exciting opportunity to win a 3-month free hire of an FSI B21. Since the establishment of the strategic subsidiary ..read more
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When should you lay wildflower turf?
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by George Davies
3M ago
Wildflower turf is an excellent choice for transforming your garden into a thriving habitat for various wildlife species while enhancing your garden landscape. With wildflower turf, you can effortlessly cultivate an eco-friendly environment, providing a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and small mammals. Unlike sowing wildflower seeds, which can be challenging to establish and may take considerable time, wildflower turf offers a convenient solution. Thriving in low-fertility conditions, it blooms year after year with minimal maintenance. By opting for a wildflower lawn, you not only create a s ..read more
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D.T. Brown Offer Free Seed Potatoes for Schools, Charities and Community Groups
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
To encourage people to grow their own and help promote the wellbeing benefits of gardening as a group or social activity, Suffolk Seed Merchant D.T. Brown is offering 4 packs of free seed potatoes for schools, charities, and community groups in the Suffolk area. Having been given the opportunity to take excess stocks, the company saw the possibility to help the local area and promote the joys of growing your own. D T Brown’s Alison Seymour said “As a brand we want to encourage people to grow their own and saw this as a perfect chance for us to help groups and schools in our area. Potatoes are ..read more
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The Greenfingers Charity remembers John Adkins
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by Local Gardener
3M ago
The Greenfingers Charity was saddened to hear about the recent passing of John Adkins, the charity’s first Garden Project Manager. John played an integral part in the development of the charity, coming onboard in its infancy, alongside Richard Jackson and John Little, and making his mark immediately. John’s legacy includes the first Greenfingers garden at Demelza House Hospice, Sittingbourne, which is now the recipient of an additional Greenfingers garden space, 25 years later. One person that has been alongside John throughout his time at Greenfingers and beyond, is his daughter, Carolyn ..read more
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