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GLOUCESTER City Council, working in partnership with Amey, has had great success with the planting of Euroflor urban flower meadows and World War One poppy mixes. Now they are planning a dramatic scheme for the four-year period of centenary war commemorations,...

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Beauty spot

Green services provider Glendale was part of a team working to restore a Birmingham park’s ‘hidden gem’ to its former glory, alongside 60 armed service personnel. An island at the centre of a lake in Brookvale Park, Birmingham, had eroded over time and the wildlife there was in danger of being lost. Glendale helped to transform the island, working with the Friends of Brookvale Park, Birmingham Council, and Army Reservists from Field Squadron of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. The operation involved reinforcing the island’s shoreline using gabions, large cages containing rocks...

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Tottenham Hotspur makes a choice

Tottenham Hotspur FC grounds manager Darren Baldwin has chosen a SISIS tractor mounted brush combination of a Zig Zag brush and Flexibcomb which have been fitted to a Twinplay frame for use on both the synthetic and natural surfaces at the club’s new training ground in Enfield. As grounds manager, Darren is responsible for both the training ground and stadium pitch at White Hart Lane, overseeing a team of over 20. Part of his day-to-day duties include the maintenance of both the one and a half outdoor and one 70 x 50 metre indoor synthetic pitches at the training ground, which are used 7-days-a-week. With...

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All hands-on deck

The new Wessex RMX-800 8M Tri-Deck Roller Mower has no  electric clutches and the wing control is independent. This means  with one wing lifted it can cut gradients from -30° to +30°, whilst the middle deck remains on level ground. There is...

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School’s Showpiece Pitch

The head groundsman at Durham School has found a way of getting its main rugby pitch fit and ready for cricket action in the brief gap between seasons. This year for the first time Barry Boustead used Evolution5, a coated, controlled release fertiliser...

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