Magazine - Landscaping News
HELP TO PROTECT EPPING FOREST FUNGI
2 Nov 2012 - Landscaping News - Epping Forest
Epping Forest Keepers are once again issuing a warning that people found collecting fungi will be liable for prosecution. Whilst the fungi season so far has not seen a wealth of fruiting bodies, the City of London Corporation, who are responsible for Epping Forest, one of the UK’s most historic open spaces, are issuing the stark warning in a bid to conserve their nationally important fungi species.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM JSD RAIL
1 Nov 2012 - Landscaping News - Press Release
These are challenging times for all involved with weed and pest control in amenity areas. The importance of demonstrating good practice and using trained and qualified staff has never been greater albeit this is in the context of ever increasing financial pressures. It is really important that those awarding contracts seek out operators who can demonstrate their amenity assured credentials. By the same token, so that the sector can fully demonstrate its commitment to best practice and the highest standards, it is equally important that they engage their staff in continuing professional development. Whilst many already do so, there still remains those who operate outside guidelines established and, as was said at the Forum’s recent national conference, there is a need to ‘up our game’ across our diverse sector.
MINI-LODGE MEETS WITH SUCCESS
31 Oct 2012 - Landscaping News - Forestry Commission
With refurbishment work now well underway at David Marshall Lodge, the temporary Mini-Lodge has opened for business – and got off to a flying start! The mini lodge, which is sited half-way along the main access road to DML, includes an information area for trail and wildlife info, toilet facilities and a temporary cafe area that can seat around 30 people. Mairi Buchanan, for the Commission’s team in Aberfoyle, said: “It’s been a busy few weeks, what with emptying out the main Lodge ready for work to start and also getting the mini-lodge up and running. “We've had a lot of positive feedback from customers who come into the mini-lodge and it’s been doing really well. I think people have been surprised at how comfortable and welcoming it is – and been glad of a hot cuppa and a light lunch. “A lot of visitors are telling us that they’re happy to see DML being renovated and are glad we have provided facilities for them to use in the meantime.”
HALF TERM ADVENTURES AND COLOUR AT KEW GARDENS
30 Oct 2012 - Landscaping News - Kew
Autumn half term is here, and Kew is bursting with colour and family fun. If you book online between now and 30 November 2012 tickets booked are available for £10, these tickets are redeemable for two months following the booking. Book here: http://www.seetickets.com/kew/ Art at Kew Explore the David Nash exhibition with your family this half term. Drop into the Temperate House every day between 10.30am and 12.30pm and ask Kew’s friendly volunteers to give you ideas of things to do, including our brand new family trail (inspired by Nash and Nature) or go at your own pace picking up a pamphlet from the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at anytime during your visit.
APL MEMBER SUCCESS AT MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW
29 Oct 2012 - Landscaping News - Association of Professional Landscapers
APL member Andi Way of Boningale Garden Creations has won a Gold Medal and Best in Show award after impressing judges at the recent Malvern Autumn show with his courtyard garden. Andi collaborated with designer Olivia Kirk, of Olivia Kirk Gardens to create the English Courtyard Garden at the autumn event to showcase their award winning skills in design and build, and highlight the quality of materials and plants the businesses have access to.