A Government initiative to make it easier for people to locate and use green spaces rolled into action this July, promising to transform communities, governments and businesses.
Report calls for mayor Sadiq Khan to develop a city-wide, strategic approach to green infrastructure.
Chairman of the newly formed Royal Parks charity Loyd Grossman has ruled out a significant increase in commercial activity despite the parks needing to bring in more income.
Eighteen outstanding parks, gardens and tree teams have scooped awards at the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 presentation.
Surrey Private Estate Surrey
Hawes Gardens and Landscapes Wantage, Oxfordshire
Paultons Park Romsey, Hampshire
Gardener - RHS level 3 diploma or similar
Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture London (Central), London (Greater)
Experienced Maintenance Gardener
The Botanical Gardener London (Central), London (Greater)
|Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!|
Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.
Handheld, walk-behind, ride-on, mounted and trailed machines with different power options are available for all jobs across a range of sites, Sally Drury explains.
Using the right equipment is essential to ensure that grass roots get the air, water and nutrients they need to thrive, Sally Drury explains.
Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains
Continual learning is an essential part of the job and professionals should embed it in their work process, says Alan Sargent.
These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.
Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.
Welcome to this bumper 72-page July edition of Horticulture Week magazine, packed with exclusive analysis, insight and expert advice on the biggest issues impacting all sectors of the UK horticulture industry right now.
The president of the RHS was wise to avoid the traditional comment at the Monday lunch that "this is the best Chelsea show ever".