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Horticulture Weekly
Landscape & Amenity Bulletin 6th April 2020
 
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Industry Analysis

 
Are landscaping, gardening and ground maintenance professionals allowed to work? - updated
Are landscaping, gardening and ground maintenance professionals allowed to work? - updated
 
 
What are the challenges for parks still operating under lockdown conditions?
What are the challenges for parks still operating under lockdown conditions?
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News review 
 
Landscaping sector pays tribute to industry legend John O’Conner Grounds maintenance specialist John O’Conner has announced that chairman and founder John O’Conner has passed away on 24th March 2020 following a short battle with COVID-19. Landscaping sector pays tribute to industry legend John O’Conner
 
 
BALI receives Government response over coronavirus fears for workers The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has issued a letter to its members after hearing back from the Government regarding specific working guidelines for landscapers. BALI receives Government response over coronavirus fears for workers
 
 
RHS tells exhibitors Hampton Court still on, giving hope that post-coronavirus public gardening will start again by July The 2020 Hampton Court Garden Festival is set to be the first garden show of 2020 to take place after RHS Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners World Live and all other March-June shows were cancelled. RHS tells exhibitors Hampton Court still on, giving hope that post-coronavirus public gardening will start again by July
 
 
Government’s message to construction sector: stick to Site Operating Procedures and carry on Secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy Alok Sharma has penned a letter to the UK's construction sector amid coronavirus (COVID-19) confusion. Government’s message to construction sector: stick to Site Operating Procedures and carry on
 
 
Government publishes official guidelines on using green spaces during pandemic The UK Government has issued an updated set of guidelines to advise the public on best practice while exercising once a day in public parks and green spaces. Government publishes official guidelines on using green spaces during pandemic
 
 
Councils scrap garden waste collection services amid coronavirus concerns Councils up and down the country have suspended garden waste and bulky item collection services due to reduced functionality caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Councils scrap garden waste collection services amid coronavirus concerns
 
 
UK Government delivers income support scheme for self-employed workers Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new income support scheme for the self-employed, providing a taxable grant for anyone who filed a tax return in 2019. UK Government delivers income support scheme for self-employed workers
 
 
RHS pushes back Bridgewater opening and Wisley developments until next spring The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced today (1 Apr) that the opening date for RHS Garden Bridgewater has been postponed to 11 May 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. RHS pushes back Bridgewater opening and Wisley developments until next spring
 
 
Sedum green roofs growing in popularity across the UK and Ireland Magheramorne-based contractor Green Roofs Ireland is using perennial succulent sedum to help meet the growing demand for green roofs throughout the UK and Ireland. Sedum green roofs growing in popularity across the UK and Ireland
 
 
Chris Packham kicks off crowd-funded legal action against HS2 Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham has applied to the High Court for a judicial review of prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to approve the HS2 rail project following the Oakervee Review. Chris Packham kicks off crowd-funded legal action against HS2
 
 
Lockdown sees virtual tours surge at UK's top visitor attractions Some of the UK’s best known visitor attractions are reporting record numbers of virtual guests as the coronavirus pandemic forces more people to stay at home. Lockdown sees virtual tours surge at UK's top visitor attractions
 
 
Ground Control receives RoSPA President's Award for health and safety standards Landscaping and grounds maintenance specialist Ground Control has won an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Ground Control receives RoSPA President's Award for health and safety standards
 
 
Campaign raises £3.6m to save Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and gardens UK charity Art Fund has successfully raised more than £3.6m to save artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and renowned gardens. Campaign raises £3.6m to save Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and gardens
 
 
Northern Ireland’s state-owned forests and country parks closed to public Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has restricted public access to DAERA-owned forest and country parks amid coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. Northern Ireland’s state-owned forests and country parks closed to public
 
 
Amenity contractors can take back control from the weeds Herbicide resistance is an increasing issue for the UK turf and amenity sector. Bayer’s new broad-spectrum residual herbicide is already showing effectiveness, keeping weeds at bay for up to four months Partner Content presented by Bayer Amenity contractors can take back control from the weeds
 
Horticulture Week Exclusive Ranking and Report
 
Horticulture Week's exclusive Top 70 Landscape and Maintenance Contractors Report reveals a polarised sector enjoying mixed fortunes in an uncertain market
Horticulture Week's exclusive Top 70 Landscape and Maintenance Contractors Report reveals a polarised sector enjoying mixed fortunes in an uncertain market
 
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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

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HW CUSTODIAN AWARDS

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