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Landscape & Amenity Bulletin 9th July 2020
 
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Funding for the Green Recovery Challenge Fund is 'a fraction of what is needed' Chief executive of Wildlife and Countryside Link, Richard Benwell said the £40 million of funds to help offset environmental damaged caused by construction announced as part of the Government's 'New Deal' on 30 June was a "drop in the ocean". Funding for the Green Recovery Challenge Fund is 'a fraction of what is needed'
 
 
Landscape Institute presidential handover thanks David Attenborough and Duchess of Cambridge for help in the last year Adam White has handed over LI presidency to Jane Findlay. Landscape Institute presidential handover thanks David Attenborough and Duchess of Cambridge for help in the last year
 
 
RHS launches virtual Tatton Park Flower Show - without young designer competition But the annual young garden designer of the year competition will not feature as part of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ‘At Home’ event. RHS launches virtual Tatton Park Flower Show - without young designer competition
 
 
Amenity Forum calls for recognition of amenity management Amenity Forum chairman Professor John Moverley OBE, has sought proper recognition by all sectors of Government and opposition parties of the importance of amenity management. Amenity Forum calls for recognition of amenity management
 
 
Open Spaces Society asks for village green deadline extension The Open Spaces Society has urged the Government to extend deadlines to enable the public to safeguard common land and town and village greens. Open Spaces Society asks for village green deadline extension
 
 
Brambledown and Johnsons of Whixley team up to supply plants for innovative lakeside services scheme The new Skelton Lakes service station on the M1 near Leeds has landscaped lakeside gardens from landscaping firm Brambledown Landscape Services and nurserymen Johnsons of Whixley. Brambledown and Johnsons of Whixley team up to supply plants for innovative lakeside services scheme
 
 
Prince Charles supports Plantlife wildflower book Wildflowers for The Queen by fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas and featuring a foreword by Plantlife patron HRH The Prince of Wales, celebrates the beauty and diversity of wildflower meadows. Prince Charles supports Plantlife wildflower book
 
 
Trees for Cities meets 99% of 2019/20 target Trees for Cities planted 99,302 trees in 2019/20's planting season despite coronavirus crisis bringing its projects to an abrupt end in March Trees for Cities meets 99% of 2019/20 target
 
 
Growing Revolution’s new PlantBox system offers 'instant vertical greening' The living wall system is designed for rapid assembly for residential and commercial settings, from balconies and courtyards to patios and hoardings. Growing Revolution’s new PlantBox system offers 'instant vertical greening'
 
 
George Eustice backs 'nature based solutions' at sustainable business event to address biodiversity reduction and climate change The Environment Secretary addressed at the COP26 Business Leaders Event hosted the Council for Sustainable Business. George Eustice backs 'nature based solutions' at sustainable business event to address biodiversity reduction and climate change
 
 
Competition launched to redesign riverside public realm The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Butler’s Wharf Riverside Trust (BWRT) are inviting landscape architects, architects, designers and artists to redesign the riverside promenade at Butler’s Wharf. Competition launched to redesign riverside public realm
 
 
Sussex environmental and landscape services firm makes acquisition The move sees Chaffin Works expand from landscape maintenance, arboricultural and highways services into traffic control. Sussex environmental and landscape services firm makes acquisition
 
 
Green-tech supports Ground Control regeneration of NHS gardens to thank workers' efforts during the coronavirus crisis Green-tech supports Ground Control regeneration of NHS gardens to thank workers' efforts during the coronavirus crisis
 
 
Provender Nurseries successfully battles through coronavirus crisis but sees potential stock shortage issues for 2021 Brexit, biosecurity and lack of potting during the pandemic could mean stock is harder to find in 2021 though Provender said domestic landscapers were showing confidence for the next eight months. Provender Nurseries successfully battles through coronavirus crisis but sees potential stock shortage issues for 2021
 
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Horticulture Week Podcast #2: Peter Seabrook and Matt Appleby
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Peter Seabrook has spent his lockdown rebuilding The Sun's Floral Fantasia display at RHS Hyde Hall. He says garden designers and local authorities should take note that the popular colourful bedding displays have attracted record numbers of visitors to the garden.
 

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