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Toughening up landscape message

Toughening up landscape message

Earlier this year, delegates at a Landscape Institute conference debated the danger of focusing too much on "beauty" when promoting the benefit of good landscape design - a practice that speaker Nigel Dunnett warned fed into age-old stereotypes of landscape being nothing more than "a decorative add-on".

Edwards On ... Quantum change in importance of plant health

Edwards On ... Quantum change in importance of plant health

Plant health is a subject discussed more and more by nurserymen. The fact that it is now being discussed by landscape contractors too indicates a quantum change in importance.

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

According to Barrell...Quarantine needed to defend London plane trees

Plane wilt is a vascular disorder similar to Dutch elm disease and just as deadly, evidenced by its devastating impact in France. Just one short boat trip away and a London without plane trees will be the reality, not some remote scenario way down the list of national priorities.

History and modernity intertwine

History and modernity intertwine

In a bumper edition this week, we get a glimpse at the latest developments at the Trentham Estate where the team led by Michael Walker are following an ambitious programme to reveal the best of this important Capability Brown landscape - work which includes opening up vistas obscured by decades of Rhododendron ponticum and conifer growth.

Dunnett On ... May the era of the 'new shrubanista' begin

Dunnett On ... May the era of the 'new shrubanista' begin

For two or three decades the "new perennial movement" has infiltrated planting design to the extent that it can no longer be called "new".

According to Seabrook...Greener atmosphere means nicer looking stock
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