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Horticulture Weekly
Landscape & Amenity Bulletin 14th December 2018
 
Bringing you the week's top stories and tenders for landscape, parks, gardens and turf professionals. Make sure you sign in to access all the benefits of your subscription. Sign in here.
 
Industry Analysis
 
What insight do gardens planned for Chelsea give us into planting trends for 2019?
What insight do gardens planned for Chelsea give us into planting trends for 2019?
 
News review 
 
Firm fined £18,000 for Japanese knotweed infestation under anti social behaviour legislation A Bristol company has been fined £18,000 for failing to deal with a Japanese knotweed infestation on its land under anti social behaviour legislation. Firm fined £18,000 for Japanese knotweed infestation under anti social behaviour legislation
 
 
New ONS figures show construction up 1.3% Office for National Statistics figures show Brexit has had little negative effect to-date on construction or consumer spending. New ONS figures show construction up 1.3%
 
 
Countrywide secures additional grounds maintenance contract with housing developer Grounds maintenance contractor Countrywide has won an additional five-year contract with LiveWest, to deliver grounds and garden maintenance for over 600 properties across Devon and North Somerset. Countrywide secures additional grounds maintenance contract with housing developer
 
 
Mitie Landscapes records strong performance while wet weather hits MJ Abbott profits Mitie Landscapes turnover has risen by 11%, and profit is up by 27% across its exterior and interior landscapes and winter maintenance divisions. Mitie Landscapes records strong performance while wet weather hits MJ Abbott profits
 
 
£1m fund opens to bids to develop pocket parks Communities across England can now bid for a share of £1 million fund to help develop their own 'pocket parks', the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced. £1m fund opens to bids to develop pocket parks
 
 
Loss of propiconazole significantly reduces sectors' options, says Amenity Forum The EU Commission has announced its decision not to renew the approval for the fungicide active ingredient, propiconazole. Loss of propiconazole significantly reduces sectors' options, says Amenity Forum
 
 
UK nurseries "perfectly placed" to deliver Green Cities infrastructure A Parliamentary reception has heard how town planners are to be given best practice information on greening towns and cities as part of an innovative EU-funded project. UK nurseries "perfectly placed" to deliver Green Cities infrastructure
 
 
Corporate clients opting for artificial Christmas tree, finds Mitie Mitie's landscaping team has decked out more than 600 Christmas trees in the last three weeks, with more clients choosing artificial trees - just one in five trees installed are real. Corporate clients opting for artificial Christmas tree, finds Mitie
 
Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019
 
What are business leaders expecting from 2019?
What are business leaders expecting from 2019?
 
Expert Advice
 
Sargent's solutions: Why landscapers are better off keeping overall control of a project
Sargent's solutions: Why landscapers are better off keeping overall control of a project
Dividing up contracts can make it harder for landscapers to retain control of their projects, Alan Sargent warns.
 
Turf and Sports Pitch Maintenance - month by month

Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for recreational turf, fine turf and sports pitch staff.


 
Parks & Gardens Maintenance - month by month

Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for parksgardens and grounds maintenance staff.


 
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HORTICULTURE WEEK INTELLIGENCE

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