Salt Habitat Saviours

Salt Habitat Saviours

The internationally rare, salt-moulded Cheshire landscape deserves protection, according to Saul Burton, Saltscape Landscape Partnership: ‘Nature’s response to the changing profile of this landscape has not, until  now, been fully recognised or valued.’

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Eamonn had an exercise programme he hated. His Occupational Therapist (OT) referred him for a Summer School horse-riding pilot. Not only did Eamonn (who has Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)), get to enjoy riding in the warm summer months, he retained interest throughout the six-week pilot, experienced improved coordination, and came out of it with an …

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Strategic and Structured Marketing

Strategic and Structured Marketing

Traditional or digital online marketing methods: what works in the landscape industry? Mixed Messages Remember the 90’s and how the Internet was the new ‘kid on the block’? It changed marketing forever with the possibilities for creating long-term digital relationships between company and customer. Fast track forward to the 2000s, and we now have multiple …

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Positive Learning

Positive Learning

Investing in our children’s positive future, in a flexible, nurturing and teacher-endorsed equestrian environment The impact is fantastic! The looks of awe and wonder, and that sense of discovery… you just see the children’s faces light up when they interact with the horses. They want to do it, they ask for more; it’s the first …

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Canine Couture

Canine Couture

From Tinkerbell’s Simple Life wardrobe to New York’s Pet Fashion Week, canine couture is challenging runway displays from Los Angeles to Paris. Human fashion pales in comparison with the riotous colour, vivid styling, and total fantasy of the fashions offered for our dogs. But is your pooch’s fashion style up to scratch or is there …

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Celtest: testing services for unique East Midlands Airport project

Celtest: testing services for unique East Midlands Airport project

Project: East Midlands Rehabilitation Runway project Resurfacing works using Beton Bitumeux Aeronautique (BBA) surface and regulating courses. Remove existing Marshall asphalt runway surface course over a width of 44.2 metres. Replace with a new BBA surface course; in addition, material in the central 22m keel section was replaced to a depth of 165mm. Up to …

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Whisky and waves: the future of Scottish isle’s power?

Whisky and waves: the future of Scottish isle’s power?

Communities on the Isle of Islay are moving forward with plans for tidal energy and renewable fuels while maintaining age old methods of agriculture and whisky distilling. Everything seems to slow down on Islay – this southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides – also known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’. Drivers wave as you …

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Greening our Cities: Are we doing enough, or do we need a law for landscaping?

Greening our Cities: Are we doing enough, or do we need a law for landscaping?

Climate change, energy security, biodiversity losses, growing urbanisation… people are increasingly aware, especially in our densely packed island, of their own relationship with the environment. Multiple ‘green’ initiatives and developments abound, which can be confusing and difficult to identify. Is the landscape industry doing enough to promote effective, practical and environmentally aware landscaping protocol and …

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Day of the Knotweed

Day of the Knotweed

Once desirable, it is now seen as aggressive, virulent and definitely not a plant to be trifled with – Japanese knotweed, that is. Japanese knotweed, a native of eastern Asia, was welcomed to Britain’s shores as an ornamental ‘architectural’ garden plant in the early 1800s. Its popularity was short-lived; less than a century later, it …

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Cyprus – an island sojourn?

Cyprus – an island sojourn?

Bright blue skies, and temperatures in the high 20s… no, not Wales in a Spring heatwave – I was in Cyprus for a week, invited for a visit with friends. Leaving Larnaka airport, I stepped out into wall-to-wall sunshine. And the short drive to the house in Voroklini involved car windows down, and a glimpse …

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