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October Welcome to a bumper edition of The Landscaper. reached just 4% People buy from people, and in our digital world of those aged 11 exhibitions provide businesses with a unique marketing or younger in the advantage - the opportunity to meet, connect and build capital. There is rapport with prospects and customers face-to-face. little doubt that IOG SALTEX at the NEC November 1-2 is a major these statistics industry event. Sales are generally at the forefront of will also apply to the exhibitor’s mind and so, here’s an opportunity to our other major buy - and negotiate. That human touch, those charming cities. bartering techniques and those upfront payments are New research from Fields in Trust showing the irresistible to the average exhibitor. crucial role that parks and green spaces play in all our There isn’t much obvious room for you to exercise lives has prompted the Association of Play Industries your negotiation skills online so (API) to highlight once again the alarming decline in discounts at an exhibition are a playgrounds uncovered in their very real possibility. So if you are Nowhere to Play campaign. in the market for some new kit in We are at a pivotal point in the 2018 spend a day at the NEC. ongoing campaign to protect the THE UK’S In London, one in seven future of our playgrounds, parks NUMBER 1 LANDSCAPING STRY INDU children has not visited a green and green spaces. There is a clear MAGAZINE space in the last year and many picture emerging demonstrating more enjoy that pleasure just the positive impact that parks once a year. It is a form of have on health, wellbeing and environmental inequality with community integration. the poorest children most likely We need to act now to reverse the to suffer from what has now decline in parks and green spaces been dubbed “nature deficit due to budget cuts. disorder”. Have a good month - make sure COVER STORY Schemes to connect these when you visit SALTEX you seek ISUZU GRAFTER young city dwellers to nature out our stand and meet up with our are reportedly failing, having editorial and marketing team. SALTEX





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Lamb’s birdie blitz The 30th anniversary celebrations of the BIGGA National Championship (sponsored by Charterhouse and Kubota) saw Chris Lamb claimed victory at Verulam Golf Club, with a 4-under par total across the 36-hole competition to claim the BIGGA Challenge Trophy. The +4 handicapper’s round included seven birdies; with four holes left to play, Chris sat one shot behind runner-up Tom Workman (Minchinhamption). The pair started the day tied for first place, and swapped the lead throughout the round in a tightly-contested duel. Two birdies in the final three holes propelled Chris to victory. The 23-year-old said: “It was probably one of the best duels I have been involved with. The fact that we both played pretty good helped. When I went one behind I said to myself ‘Come on, let’s do this’, and I was lucky enough to be able to pull it back. Going into the tournament I never thought I would win, and it was only once we hit our tee shots on the 18th, and he went into a bunker, that I realised that a par would probably be enough to see me over the line. It’s very special to have won the event, especially on its 30th anniversary, and I’m looking forward to defending my title next year.” BIGGA Chief Executive Jim Croxton thanked the team at Verulam for inviting the association back to the venue, and for being excellent hosts: “Having played a few holes with Chris Carpenter MG, the course manager, I can confirm that

he provided his fellow BIGGA members with a tough test of their golfing ability. The course is in spectacular condition and I can’t think of a better setting for the 30th anniversary of our national tournament. I would like to thank Chris and his team for their efforts and for allowing BIGGA to write our own chapter in the history of this prestigious venue. “Congratulations also to Christopher Lamb for showing us all how it’s done with some incredible golf. He fought off some tough competition to become BIGGA National Champion 2017.” Charterhouse’s Nick Darking said: “We are delighted to be part of the 30th anniversary celebrations at Verulam. Congratulations to Chris and the team for presenting the course so well, and here’s to the next 30 years of the tournament.” The BIGGA National Championship 2018 will be held at Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian on 8-9 October 2017.

NeoGrass expanding network NeoGrass, an artificial grass manufacturer, has seen an unprecedented rise in requests for its artificial grass from schools, homeowners, businesses and commercial developers, and is expanding its network of approved installers. Will Crozier, NeoGrass Director, said: “The increase in orders we’ve had for artificial grass is incredible; we’ve been inundated with requests over the last few years and have decided to recruit new installers to cope with the demand. “We’re creating a member network of installers that is completely free to join. After a local landscaping contractor is approved with us, their installer profile will be hosted on our website and they’ll have access to a range of member benefits including free sales referrals from local customers, trade pricing and exclusive discounts.” Members of the NeoGrass installer network will also have access to full product support and training, rewards schemes and direct delivery to sites across the UK. Access to all member


benefits is free after becoming an approved installer. Will said: “Artificial grass is very quick and easy to install, and many of the landscapers we work with are finding being an installer a very profitable business, something that’s only likely to continue as the demand for our product grows.” NeoGrass technological factors include Instant Recovery Technology® nylon fibres (ensuring NeoGrass grass is up to 40% more resilient than other materials used to create artificial grass), FeelGood Technology® (keeps its grass up to 12 degrees cooler on hot days), and Natural Look Technology® (ensuring the lawn looks natural and realistic from every angle). Many of NeoGrass’s customers choose artificial grass as an all-in-one solution to a lack of sunlight, dried out grass, pests and drainage problems. NeoGrass is only accepting a limited number of applications for each area. The company is advising those interested in the new positions to apply as soon as possible.


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Clean Up with IBEA Earlier this year, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Kent took delivery of a Rink DS3800 bulk topdresser from Charterhouse Turf Machinery. In 2018, the club will host the Halford Hewitt. “Though a team of nine sounds like quite a big team, the golfers’ expectations are really high, so with our maintenance regime, time is of the essence,” says Course Manager James Bledge. “When it comes to topdressing, we have a small topdresser which we use on the greens, but this involved two guys filling it by hand – a hugely tiring task. If we wanted to do all the greens and approaches, that’s 33 tonnes of sand shovelled by hand!” Lee Strutt, at the Royal Automobile Club, purchased a Rink DS3800 last year, and organised with Charterhouse to transport it to Royal Cinque Ports for James to demo.

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Netherlands-based Vanmac has successfully realised the vision and direction envisaged in 2012, following a period of ‘product re-think and redesign’. The company manufactures the Trilo range of blowers and vacs. It opened in 1932, and since 2008 has been jointly owned by Leo van Loen (the founder’s grandson), and Peter van Mispelaar (almost ‘family’ in that he was an engineer at the company). Together, the co-owners have established Trilo as a global company, with sales in more than 40 countries; the UK was one of the first many years ago. In November 2015, Peter decided to bring the UK in line with the rest of Europe by employing its own direct sales team; he initially worked through an importer. With some 24 years of combined experience of the Trilo range, Jon Proffitt and Jeremy Vincent were the ideal choice for the sales team. They divided the UK’s north and south areas between them, and, with the aid of a comprehensive list of dealers, have overseen a revival of the brand with an impressive increase in sales. In 2012, Trilo began introducing modern manufacturing strategies to enable more competitively priced products (blowers, verticutters, vacuum units/vacuum sweepers and flail collectors). At the time, Peter was concerned about the need to reduce prices to remain competitive, and didn’t think that was possible with the existing product range and manufacturing processes. However, thanks to clever and attractive redesigns that have retained the product build quality ethos of rigidity and reliability, Trilo has managed to live up to its ideas. Product redesigns have centred around commonality of major components of the products to enable those needed cost reductions. In turn, this has led to more options that the end user can specify on a given machine – so much so that


an ingenious piece of software was designed by Leo (‘The Configurator’) to aid sales staff and dealers and, ultimately, the customer. Being able to custom design an order means ‘standard’ machines are becoming a thing of the past, with ‘bespoke’ becoming the order of the day. To manufacture mainly ‘bespoke’ items, the business model has been turned over to ‘just in time’ principles for the procurement of raw materials – helping reduce costs by almost eliminating a costly inventory of stock materials. ‘The Configurator’ has aided control considerably, as all potential or real orders are logged and graded (‘just quote’; ‘likely to order’; ‘firm order’), so surprises don’t occur. Every ‘Configurator’ listing is revisited and re-graded as necessary, and can be slotted into the available production schedule and tracked – available for the sales staff and dealer, and for the customer to be advised. Having achieved goals set in 2012, the company is gearing up for its next period of growth, which includes a €1M building and refurbishment of the production facility. No section of the factory has been overlooked, and a comprehensive re-layout of the production flow will result in automatic picking of minor parts coming in, as well as new painting booths and offices – all to be completed by first quarter 2018.

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rooftop environments. gt Roofdrain was also incorporated into the project; this forms a lightweight high performance drainage layer, allowing collection and storage of water to irrigate plants during drier periods. Green-tech’s Head of Sales, Richard Gill commented: “We are always delighted to work with Willerby Landscapes and this was a great project to be involved with. Greentree Green Roof Substrates are the go-to products for roof garden projects due to the lightweight and workable properties of the product along with Green-tech’s ability to deliver to more challenging city locations. Green-tree Roof Garden Substrates have been used on a number of high profile projects across the country and have received great praise from architects and contractors.“


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Green spaces a key impact on children’s health Glendale is highlighting the positive impact that spending time outdoors has on children’s health, following a report that revealed hundreds of playgrounds have closed across England in the past two years.

The national green services provider, which specialises in the management and maintenance of public and private green spaces, believes the closures will lead to a negative impact on children’s long-term health. One in every five children aged 10 to 11 is obese according to the NHS, with a lack of exercise one of the leading causes. According to the report by the Association of Play Industries (API), over 200 playgrounds across England were closed by local authorities between 2014 and 2016, with plans for a similar number to be shut in the future. The UK government has a duty under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), to protect and promote informal recreation and play opportunities for all children and young people. With the reduction in the number of play areas readily available and with awareness of the associated maintenance budgets, Glendale has developed a fresh approach to grounds maintenance services within schools, creating educational landscapes to encourage social integration and play. It offers extensive management programmes for the creation and maintenance of new play environments, including natural furniture and play materials, play and learning e-plans, tree supply and planting, and the creation of wildlife areas. Glendale’s South West based landscaping team helped transform a plot of unused land within the grounds of a

primary school in Bideford into a garden, designed using pupils’ drawings as inspiration. As well as outdoor education areas, the garden features a sensory area, bird boxes and a greenhouse. Work has also recently been completed at a primary school in Surrey, where Glendale’s specialists created a learning sandpit, which includes items made from recycled materials such as logs as natural furniture, and old tires as flower planters. John Nuttall, director of landscapes at Glendale’s sister organisation epd (Environment, Planning and Design) said: “The health benefits of spending time outdoors are well known; it promotes active, healthy lifestyles and encourages people to participate in physical and social interaction, whether that’s running, cycling, walking or even gardening. “The figures relating to childhood obesity are concerning and unless it’s tackled now the issue will only get worse. As constant developments in technology can make it very

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NEWS tempting for children to stay indoors, it’s imperative there are plenty of outdoor spaces available for children to access. “It’s also important for children to have time and space away from away from televisions or computer games to let their minds wander free, which is proven to boost creativity and productivity. “Playgrounds are a key part of this, providing a place where children and communities can come together to spend time and enjoy being active and keeping fit. The health habits children develop at a young age can stay with them for life, and playgrounds also provide the perfect place to explore and learn about the environment, connecting them with nature, promoting life skills that will serve them well as they progress into adulthood. “Increasing budget cuts inevitably cause problems for local authorities, but it’s important that the work to create sustainable, beautiful green spaces for the benefit of both children and communities in general continues, resulting in a positive impact on health and wellbeing.”

FSC Certification for Green-tech After a rigorous compliance process Green-tech is now FSC certified. Green-tech sells in excess of 1.5 million stakes and 15,000m3 of wooden bark chippings each year; customers can be assured they are all FSC compliant and made from responsible sources. FSC works to take care of the world’s forests for future generations, and sets the standards for a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially. Green-tech’s Purchasing Manager Tom Parker said: “Becoming FSC certified has been important to us. It demonstrates that Green-tech complies to the highest social and environmental standards available in the market. Concern about the state of the world’s forests and timber resources is increasing, and FSC provides our customers with a solution to the environmental and social issues faced. Using FSC certified wood will ensure forests thrive for generations to come.” The FSC certification adds to Green-tech’s long-standing history of committing to customer service, quality in delivery, and environmental responsibilities. Green-tech works within the ISO framework of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 standards, and has successfully demonstrated commitment


to continuous improvement for both standards over the last seven years. With concern over depleting forests and sustainability, Governments and businesses are increasingly specifying FSC-certified products in procurement programs. The FSC certification enables companies to access more environmentally sensitive markets, and demonstrates responsible business practices.

Polaris 0% finance Off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris is offering interestfree finance on new Polaris Sportsman ATVs, Ranger 4×4 Utility Vehicles, RZRs and Scramblers (excluding Youth) in the UK. The 0% finance scheme, in conjunction with Rural Finance, is available over two years with 2 + 22 monthly payments up to a maximum of 80% of the Recommended Retail Price from October 1st 2017 through to 31st December 2017. Each new Polaris comes with a two year-warranty and CESAR security as standard for peace of mind. For example, the Polaris Ranger Diesel price includes roof and rear panel. There is a wide range of accessories for Polaris ATVs

NEWS and UTVs; the finance offer can include up to £1,000.00 (excluding VAT) on genuine Polaris accessories. Members of the NFU, NFU Scotland and Ulster Farmers Union will additionally benefit from the current 5% discount on selected new Polaris ATVs and utility vehicles. The availability of the 0% finance through Rural Finance is subject to status; the offers and warranty are subject to terms and conditions. Available in the UK, excluding the Republic of Ireland. Offers end on 31st December 2017.

Students designs for proposed Peace Garden Landscape architecture students have created ideas to help shape the design of Manchester’s proposed replacement Peace Garden. For the Integrated Project 2017 – part of the Master of

Landscape Architecture course at the Manchester School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University – they focused on the live issue of creating a new Peace Garden in Manchester city centre. Since the removal of the previous Peace Garden five years ago as part of the redevelopment of St Peter’s Square, The Friends of Manchester Peace Garden have been campaigning to get the garden re-instated. Lincoln Square has been identified by Manchester City Council as the likely location for the new garden, and PlanitIE was recently appointed by a consortium of developers to deliver the public realm of the area. Working in close collaboration with the Friends group, as well as Planit-IE, some 36 students worked in groups over an intensive week from September 22 - 29 to explore how the many and complex ideas behind the apparently simple word ‘peace’ might be translated into the form of a contemporary public space in a rapidly changing city. The groups presented their proposals to a panel of judges, including Qaisra Shahraz of Faith Network for Manchester, sculptor Karen Lyons (creator of the Erinma Bell bust in Manchester Town Hall), and Steve Roman and Rae Street of

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NEWS The Friends of Manchester Peace Garden. The winning proposal by Group A was based on the idea of ‘peace’ as an inner state of mind characterised by equilibrium, contemplation and protection. This group designed an oval reflecting pool, semienclosed by a wall punctuated with ‘windows’, and enlivened by a continually flowing waterfall: a simple, powerful, and very professionally presented vision of a new icon for the city centre and a space for contemplation. The runners-up, (Group E), proposed the idea of peace as diversity and interaction, manifesting this through a more complex, diverse space composed of multiple overlapping circles, defined through differences in material, texture, vegetation, height and function. The judges praised this entry for its dynamic and diverse vision of ‘peace’, and for the varied sensory experience, allowing for gatherings, meetings, quiet reflection, celebration, and play. On behalf of all the judges, Steve Roman said: “We were very impressed by the quality of the student designs and by

2018 Party for Perennial Tickets are on sale for the annual Party for Perennial, on Thursday, 18 January 2018. An established fixture for the horticulture trade, the event provides a great opportunity to come together for networking, fun and fundraising. The party will kick off Perennial’s HortAid 2018 fundraising campaign and includes a raffle. Tickets cost £25, including a glass of bubbly on arrival; the venue will be the Flamingo Room in London’s West End. The revised format will be more informal than before, with opportunity for catching up with friends, as well as food and live music. Anita Bates, Perennial’s Director of Marketing and Development comments: “Those who have attended before know what a great night the Party for Perennial is. Not only is it a chance to get together during a slower time in the horticultural season, but it is also an important event for Perennial in terms of fundraising. Tickets are now available so put the date in your diary and join us.” The 2017 Party raised over £32,000, kick-starting the year’s fundraising. Money raised through ticket sales and the raffle help support UK horticulturists and their families who come to Perennial for help. As the only charity that helps individuals working in and retired from all sectors of the


the depth and range of their thinking on the concept of peace. “We were also amazed by how much work they achieved in just seven days. “We are grateful to them all. The Friends look forward to using the stimulus of the designs in the next stage of encouraging the re-installation of a Peace Garden for Manchester.”

horticulture industry, Perennial is a lifeline for people that have nowhere else to turn. FUNDRAISING MAKING A DIFFERENCE Perennial helps people like George, who had been forced to retire early from his gardening career due to ill health. He and his wife, who had a progressive degenerative disease, were living on welfare benefits and their debts were mounting. They approached Perennial for help with purchasing a mobility vehicle, as she was unable to leave the house. The Perennial Caseworker helped them apply for benefits they were entitled to, as well as awarding them an on-going weekly benefit payment directly from the charity. George’s wife passed away in January 2015, but Perennial was there to help him help sort out his finances. When he received a notice from the authorities demanding he repay some benefit that had been overpaid, he was terribly distressed as he was intending to spend his small amount of savings on a headstone for his wife’s grave. The Caseworker appealed against the decision and eventually won. George is now able to manage on his income and put a small amount of money aside each week. He is teaching horticulture on a voluntary basis at his local community centre, and has finally purchased the headstone for his wife’s grave. Information and tickets: Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Learn to love ‘car park’ plants, says RHS The RHS is calling on gardeners to learn to love the nation’s ‘car park’ plants – robust, everyday shrubs often found dotted across urban landscapes as part of its national Greening Grey Britain campaign. Including snowberry, Brachyglottis and Oregon grape, these shrubs are a common sight in car parks, on roundabouts and brownfield sites across the UK, and although once popular in gardens have fallen firmly out of favour. Uncared for on our streets, they can become woody and misshapen, but provide important ground cover, shelter for wildlife, prevent soil erosion and help limit flooding. Nurtured in gardens, via a little pruning, feeding and mulching, they offer colour and structure in difficult corners. More commonly referred to as amenity shrubs, these landscape favourites are cheap, reliable and capable of surviving deep shade or dry, hot spots. Leigh Hunt, Principal Horticultural Advisor at the Royal Horticultural Society said: “Robust everyday shrubs are the humdrum wallpaper in the urban environment and it seems that in the case of some of the more well-known varieties, familiarity breeds contempt. Yet many of these plants have the RHS Award of Garden Merit and make an excellent choice for gardeners. The finest give year round colour and structure and can look beautiful in some of the toughest growing spots. We’d certainly call on gardeners to consider the splendour of these ‘car park’ varieties when looking to green far flung corners of our towns and cities.” As part of its Greening Grey Britain campaign the RHS is highlighting the crucial role that plants play in urban areas. Examples of plants that can be taken from ‘car park’ to garden include: Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ AGM: Grown for its fiery red show of stems in winter. When a hedge trimmer is put over them annually, they can turn brown but cut all the stems off at 6in in early April and the reward is a gleaming display from November to March. Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ AGM: A modest evergreen shrub with grey leaves and yellow daisy flowers. It is notably drought resistant and ideal for sunny dry spots. Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium): A low spreading evergreen shrub widely planted in the shade. Its edible fruits


are consumed by birds and self-sown seedlings are common, doing a good job in many an inhospitable border. Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ AGM: Often given a lumpy haircut with a hedge trimmer but can be easily and quickly shaped into small hedges and shapes such as balls and cones, creating eye-catching structure in the garden. One exception to the rule is the buddleja, which despite being great for butterflies, can self-seed and become a weed. The RHS suggests avoiding planting where its seedlings can blow into waste ground, railway lines and the countryside to become a nuisance.

ICL Scholars The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association and ICL have revealed the successful recipients of the second ICL Continue to Learn scholarship, which offers five BIGGA members the opportunity to attend the Continue to Learn at BTME education programme. The scholarship, worth approximately £500, comprises three nights’ hotel accommodation and a 15-hour education bundle.

The successful BIGGA members are: •D  aniel Ashelby, assistant greenkepeer at Wilmslow •M  ichael Barnard, junior assistant greenkeeper at The Royal Automobile Club • Philip Billinghurst, assistant greenkeeper at Woburn • Michael Hughes, deputy course manager at Scotscraig • Simon Pyett, greenkeeper at Halesworth Sami Strutt, BIGGA’s head of member development, said: “After the success of the scholarship at Continue to Learn earlier this year, we had a great response when we relaunched it for 2018. I’m confident the five selected scholars will all greatly benefit from the education and networking opportunities available at BTME 2018. Our thanks to ICL for supporting this great initiative for BIGGA members.” Continue to Learn at BTME will take place at Harrogate

NEWS Convention Centre and The Majestic Hotel from Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018. The extensive education programme will run alongside the BTME, the largest indoor exhibition in Europe for the sports turf industry. The Turf Rewards loyalty scheme from ICL and Syngenta enables BIGGA members to claim Continue to Learn education vouchers with reward points for buying golfcourse products.

Belgium blooms Derbyshire-based manufacturer Amberol’s eco-friendly product has helped towns and cities across Belgium bloom throughout the summer, while conserving water.

Brussels’ regions Anderlecht and Uccle. The planters have a built-in water reservoir with a series of capillaries to ‘suck up’ the water, which is dispersed via an expander pad. Because the water is stored under the soil, it doesn’t evaporate whatever the weather conditions. “The most popular products this year include the cupand-saucer hanging baskets, and the tiered planters, which our customers like because they are easy to plant and have a large water reservoir, making them really easy to maintain even when the weather is hot and dry as it has been this year,” adds Xavier. Bota-Concept (Sanac’s largest customer in Belgium) offers turnkey projects to cities aiming to increase the amount of green space in urban areas. The self-watering tiered fountains and floor-standing planters are popular among city council clients. Bertrand Pettiaux from Bota-Concept explains: “We plant up the tiered fountains and floor-standing planters in our nursery, and send them out fully grown. We have had up to 45 degrees in the nursery early this summer, and even in these extreme conditions we only watered them once a week.”

Established for 35 years, Flannery’s have an outstanding reputation for the highest quality field-grown trees.

The self-watering planters help create floral displays in public spaces, parks and shopping centres. The planters need watering only once a week – even during the hottest months – saving time and money on upkeep. The recyclable polyethylene containers also help save water. Xavier Duhem, sales manager at Sanac, Amberol’s Belgium distributor says: “Many cities across Belgium are beginning to catch on to the idea of self-watering planters. They realise they create the very best conditions for growing flowers and edible plants, and also reduce the need for maintenance and conserve water, all at the same time. Our customers have used them to create some truly stunning displays.” In Belgium, the British-made self-watering containers can be found in La Roche, La Louvière, and Koksijde, and in the

On our 65 acres, our Beechwood site is dedicated to bare-root and rootballed tree production. The nursery is currently producing around 35,000 to 40,000 trees per annum mostly from 8/10cm through to 35/40cm grade. We are now supplying the UK through our agent: Bob Haward: +44 (0)1733 311383

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Green spaces and ‘heroes’ ‘Why Amenity Matters Week’ in September encouraged families and friends to celebrate the enjoyment of local parks and sports grounds, and recognise the contribution of those who maintain green spaces and infrastructure. Launched by the Amenity Forum, ‘Why Amenity Matters Week’ also showed how the UK’s urban spaces, roadside verges, trees, hedges and railway lines are maintained, and how the amenity sector, responsible for caring for this managed landscape, impacts daily lives – helping travel to work and enjoyment of leisure activities, while contributing to the economy and protecting the natural environment. The campaign highlighted how invasive weeds have a negative impact on the economy, and saluted the sector’s ‘unsung green heroes’ who care for green spaces and infrastructure, and ensure they are managed safely. • More than 37 million people regularly use the 27,000 parks and green spaces in the UK.

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• Annually, trains carry 1,650 million passengers, and 28,000 million tons freight, while more than 18,000 miles of railway track need to be maintained. • Offices or homes neighbouring railways lines are occupied by more than 7 million people. • 2500 railway stations across the UK need to be kept weed free. • Invasive weeds’ negative impact on the economy is estimated at £1.7 billion; £6 million is the total cost of controlling Japanese knotweed on the road network in Great Britain. The Amenity Forum represents the diverse sector behind the maintenance of the managed environment; from manufacturers to suppliers, trade associations, local authorities, major users, landscape, sport and leisure. In the landscaping sector alone, 61,500 people are employed within the UK and the annual turnover for the landscaping services industry is £4 billion. Independent Chairman of the Amenity Forum Professor John Moverley OBE said: “Studies have shown a positive and clear link between mental health and access to parks and green spaces. The Get Moving campaign was created to help show the importance of effective and safe weed control to the smooth running of things we take for granted, such as clear pathways and roads.

COMET swoops into UK COMET OFFICINE, one of Europe’s manufacturers of access platforms, has opened COMET UK, operating from a new facility near Malton in North Yorkshire. Mark Harrison, Head of COMET UK operations, said: “We are pleased to now offer the full range of COMET platforms and product support from our UK base here in Yorkshire. Comet manufactures an incredible range of machines and different options, with an emphasis on high build quality and simple control systems for maximum reliability and low running costs, an ideal combination for the hire and commercial users in the UK.” The range includes the revolutionary X lifts. The X Lift range be fitted to trucks and specialist vehicles, with the compact dimensions allowing the X lift to be installed cross over behind the truck cab, leaving space to carry tools and parts. The X lifts offer reaches of 12 and14 metres, with outreach up to 6.5 metres, and folds into a space of 2 metres by 1 metres.


The unique Xirrafe offers the compact dimensions of the X Lift on a four-wheel drive, cross-country buggy that can to be taken to site on a trailer behind a transit type van, and then driven across rough terrain to difficult access areas. The X trailer offers a trailer unit with compact dimensions – when folded for transport, the trailer is less than 3.5 metres long and only 1.8 metres wide, minimising storage space and maximising accessibility in compact working areas. Extended, the swing of the X trailer boom is within the stabilising legs, ideal when operating next to traffic or in confined spaces such

as shopping centres, and is combined with various power sources including petrol, mains electricity or battery. Although COMET UK is concentrating on the X lifts (with demo Roadshows planned in October and November), larger vehicle-mounted lifts will be available for demonstration in 2018. These include lifts up to 45 metres, including truck and van mounts, a new range of spider lifts, and specialist insulated platforms for main line electrical work to ANSI standards with fiberglass booms and baskets.


HAYTER & TORO AT SALTEX Makers of the finest Mowers, Hayter, and global leader in turf landscape maintenance equipment, Toro, will be exhibiting this year at SALTEX. Located at stand K111, the two popular lawn care brands will be exhibiting a wide range of new and existing products. Amongst Hayter’s line up of professional rearroller mowers will be the new Harrier 41 Pro. The Harrier 41 Pro is the ideal choice for professional gardeners and landscapers, due to its class-leading performance in a multitude of environments and seasons. Embracing modern design and technology, this model forms part of the Harrier rear-roller mower range, which also includes the Harrier 48 Pro and Harrier 56 Pro. Toro will also be showcasing a choice selection of its vast array of landscape contractor equipment that is used across the globe. On show will be a mix of products including walk-behind and ride-on mowers, stump grinders and also the new PowerPlex® range. This high-performing cordless handheld tool range comprises of a DC blower, DC chainsaw, 61cm hedge trimmer, 33cm string trimmer / edger, and a 35cm DC

string trimmer. Each compact tool has been designed to be highly productive and easy to use. Amongst the new range of mowers on display will be the TITAN® HD zero-turn mower, which is designed for durability and comfort thanks to the MyRide® suspension system. The innovative feature enhances productivity by isolating bumps and vibrations for a smoother ride. This then enables the operator to mow for longer with maximum comfort whilst optimising performance. Test the MyRide platform out yourself by heading to the Hayter and Toro stand at SALTEX. Special offers will also be available at the stand for visitors and customers. For more information please visit or

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GKB Drainmaster impresses

The Drainmaster excavates two or three trenches four centimetres wide, which are positioned perpendicular to the existing underlying drainage. Soil is removed by conveyor belts, and can be re-used as dressing soil. The trenches are filled with drainage sand up to the operating depth of 23cm in the same operation, while the Drainmaster wheels press the sand into the trenches.

Phil Day Sports of Worcestershire has added a GKB Machines Drainmaster to its fleet of sports ground construction and maintenance equipment. The company sees the GKB Drainmaster as having a significant role in work with a wide range of customers, including Premier League football clubs, county cricket, top class rugby and golf clubs and independent schools. Surface water, and pitches that stay wet for too long, will always be an issue – along with cost, and downtime for renovation. The GKB Drainmaster offers a complete solution to improving and accelerating the drainage of surface water. Toby Grace, Business Development Manager at Phil Day ursery produces in excess of 150,000 2L and 3L plants. We produce a good range Sports, was impressed by the Drainmaster, and decided one “We have found the Drainmaster does what it says, with es and shrubs as well as a large selection of herbaceous perennials and alpines. was needed for a number of pending client requirements, unique sandslits to the correct width and depth, and we have lso grow an ever increasing range of specimen stock with pot sizes up to 100L. including work at West Bromwich Albion F.C., Wasps Rugby seen excellent results,” says Toby. “With the way the sand op of our own production we buy in a large amount of stock from many of the top and the STRI. Once after tender atZealand. the beginning of bunker service has been developed, you can choose to operate the ries in the UK, Europe andordered, further afield in New Our plant finding the GKB arrived three weeks. full length of the pitch in one operation, or two across the les us to2017, provide our machine customers with within a complete one-stop solution to their planting width. The grass grows on the trenches in a matter of weeks.” s. The overall effect is strengthening of the grass while the drainage network ensures a higher playing capacity. “The next real test will be in the winter months, and with the changing weather we’ll be carefully monitoring the results,” says Toby. “For now, we’re very happy with the quality achieved, and the service. GKB as the manufacturer talk to us and we’re providing feedback. so it’s a two-way traffic of information that helps us all.” GKB adds that the operations of the Drainmaster and the Combinator can be combined for the optimum playing surface.


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plans. Children and staff from the school celebrated the completion of the green screen in June 2017, as part of Lambeth’s Clean Air Week. The project – 31 screens at 2.2 metres high, each section 1.2 metres wide – was installed in one day, and resulted in a living wall 41 metres in length, with Hedera Helix Woerner providing the needed density and foliage. Darren Stobbart (The Plantman Limited) said he was impressed with the ivy quality of the Mobilane Green Screen, adding that its

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Global vegetable garden taking root Vegetable varieties from across the world are establishing well in RHS Garden Hyde Hall’s Global Growth Vegetable Garden, thanks in no small part to British Sugar TOPSOIL’s planting topsoil, HortLoam, the major component of the planting medium. The new garden, designed by Xa Tollemache to celebrate the huge range of crops from across the globe that can be grown in the UK, was officially opened in July. The unusual circular design is divided into quarters, each representing a different continent. The garden is finished in Italian porphyry stone, and many of the crops are planted in curved raised beds created from oak sleepers and filled with a blend of two parts HortLoam with one part native clay and green waste compost, providing an open, friable and humus-rich medium ideal for growing vegetables and fruits from around the world. While the garden includes traditional crops (such as

carrots, potatoes, sweetcorn and peas), and ornamental yet part-edible plants (such as hostas, dahlias and amaranthus), some unusual and hard-to grow (in the UK) crops are included, such as heat-loving chickpeas and Asian salad leaves such as mizuna and pac choi. More unusual crops such as tiger nuts, with their coconut-flavoured root nodules, and wonderberries, which can be eaten when fully ripe and used in jams and purees, are also doing well. National TOPSOIL Manager Andy Spetch said: “Seeing this



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Bowood Golf Club success Bowood’s championship golf course near Chippenham is set in 2,000 acres of glorious parkland and is renowned as one of the finest courses in Wiltshire. Three years ago, to introduce some biodiversity into their greens, Course Manager Jaey Goodchild began an all bents programme on the course’s 18 greens. To give them the best chance at success, Jaey put his trust in the highest rated cultivars, employing the J All Bent mixture from Johnsons Sports Seed. “The decision to go for an all bent overseeding regime wasn’t one taken lightly,” explains Jaey. “A huge amount of work went into solving any agronomic issues and preparing the ground before we could consider introducing the seed.” A dedicated aeration and topdressing programme was conducted to tackle issues with thatch, creating an environment that would give the seed the best chance to establish. Jaey added: “Once we were happy the ground was ready, we looked into mixtures and cultivars. With it being such a commitment, we wanted a mixture with the highest rated cultivars.” In addition to using the STRI turf grass booklet as a guide, Jaey used his first-hand experience to make the decision: “Prior to joining Bowood, I worked at Richmond Golf Club, where we built a USGA trial plot to trial various varieties. One variety that sticks in my mind is Manor – it performed very well, especially in the colour it produced. That, coupled with its high performance in other trials, means it’s a must-have for me.” Johnsons J All Bent mixture contains 60% Arrowtown, the top-rated browntop bent, and 40% Manor. “This year was our fourth year of overseeding with J All Bent, and we’re very pleased with the results,” says Jaey. “The main benefits are the performance characteristics,

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SALTEX KEEPS GROWING SALTEX 2017 should be a firm date in your diary… Building on its successful 2016 show, which saw 8,754 unique visitors over the two days, SALTEX 2017 expects more than 290 exhibitors, many with increased stand space.


xhibiting brands will showcase the latest products, equipment and expertise, from turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, when the doors to Halls 6, 7 and 8 at NEC Birmingham open on 1 – 2 November. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE As the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports turf, amenities, estates and green space management, SALTEX attracts more than 8,000 individuals – from groundspeople to park and leisure amenity officers, and from greenkeepers to estate managers. They all have one thing in common – managing the green space around us. SALTEX is uniquely positioned for visitors to see new tools, machinery, materials and equipment in one place and at one time. NEW INNOVATION AWARD SALTEX 2017 is set to play host to the most technologically advanced equipment showcase in grounds management. With that in mind, the event organisers have planned an Innovation Award – and visitors will get the chance to see every entry at the show. The overall winner will be judged based on a number of factors, including what the product offers the industry and how it makes life easier for the person using it. A panel of expert judges will select the winning product, and the winning company will be presented with their award on the first day of SALTEX 2017. INCREASED EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Learning LIVE sessions – the free-to-attend education programme – will be available in four dedicated seminar theatres at the show. Confirmed industry-leading expert speakers include: Allen Reed, director of stadium

grounds, FC Dallas; Simon Barker assistant chief executive, Professional Footballers Association; Dave Rennie, head physiotherapist, Leicester City FC; Justin Smith, head of estate development, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club; Angela Lewis, head of programmes, Fields in Trust; John Parker, chair, London Tree Officers Association; Stephen Ensell; education officer, BALI; Lee Marshallsay, grounds manager, Charterhouse School; Dr Colin Mumford, technical support manager, Bayer; Adam Witchell, head groundsman, Forest Green Rovers FC; and many more. And, new to SALTEX 2017, industry expert Frank Newberry will advise on on how to progress your career, write a compelling CV and perform well in an interview situation. Frank will host 15-minute one-to-one Job Clinic sessions on the IOG Hub (C180) between 9am and 3pm each day. OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATIONS Following the successful 2016 outdoor demonstration area, SALTEX 2017 also includes outdoor working demonstrations, which will take place on a grass area directly outside the SALTEX halls 6, 7 and 8. They will provide visitors with an opportunity to see products in action, including Live Trakway, Barrus, Ground Water Dynamics, RigbyTaylor, and Fleet. COLLEGE CUP GATHERS MOMENTUM For the second year, a national student-led sports turf challenge will take place on the first day of the show. Seven colleges have confirmed attendance at the SALTEX College Cup competition, sponsored by Ransomes: the competing teams (four students) will be from Askham Bryan College, Bridgwater & Taunton College, CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Kirkley Hall Campus, Moulton College, Myerscough College, and Writtle University College.

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SALTEX The winning team is awarded the SALTEX College Cup, and a £500 cheque for the college’s turf department, while each student gets a £50 Amazon voucher and the chance to gain a day’s work experience at an elite sporting venue. SALTEX College Cup winners 2017 will also get the chance to be involved with pitch preparation at the 6 Nations, Scotland vs England, at BT Murrayfield Stadium. The SALTEX 2016 winners – CAFRE College in Antrim, Northern Ireland –experienced an unforgettable day when they were part of the Wembley grounds team at the showpiece of the UK’s most historic sporting competition, the FA Cup Final. PATHOLOGY & SOIL SCIENCE LIVE Also running for the second year, the Pathology & Soil Science LIVE area will allow visitors to look in detail at the symptoms of some common turfgrass fungal disease problems, as infected plants are magnified and displayed on a large screen. It will take place daily on the IOG Hub (stand C180) between 11-1pm. Turfgrass roots that are infected with plant parasitic nematodes will also be shown to demonstrate how these parasites can affect root development and function. During

the informal demonstration, short video clips will allow visitors to see both fungi and plant parasitic nematodes in greater detail. Pathology & Soil Science LIVE will be hosted by renowned turf consultant Alex Vickers, and Kate Entwistle, MD of the Turf Disease Centre. YOUNG GROUNDSMEN’S CONFERENCE The Rigby Taylor and Top Green-sponsored Young Groundsmen’s Conference offers an opportunity for those looking to develop a rewarding career in groundsmanship, network with leading companies, view the latest technology, and learn about pathways into the industry. Expert speakers include John Ledwidge, grounds manager, Leicester City; Pete Hussey, sports ground manager, Stanley Park; Ben Hastie, head of grounds staff and estates, Cheltenham Racecourse; Lee Price, employer services manager, Myerscough College; Pam Sherratt, turf grass specialist, the Ohio State University; and consultant Alex Vickers. Organised by the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) Young Board of Directors, registration will be limited to three sessions per day, and there will be also be limited sets available for each session, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

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SALTEX ONE-TO-ONE ADVICE Ask the Experts offers an opportunity to gather best-in-class sports turf management advice from IOG regional pitch advisors. The Football Foundation-funded Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement’s Programme’s Ask the Expert advice centre will be based on the IOH Hub throughout the show. IOG INDUSTRY AWARDS As in previous years, SALTEX 2017 will combine with the IOG’s ninth annual IOG Industry Awards, hosted by talkSPORT’s Mark Saggers. The Oscars-style event is a celebration of groundmanship, with 22 categories up for grabs. A new stage is set to accommodate more than 750 guests at the National Conference Centre, near the NEC, on the evening of 1 November (the first night of SALTEX). The event will also include entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent’s Kev Orkian. SALTEX IS EASY TO GET TO Getting to SALTEX has never been easier with Birmingham’s NEC (post code: B40 1NT) hosting the event. The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors.

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Solution for every surface Featuring prominently at Dennis & SISIS (Stand E070) will be the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 – a tractormounted vertical action aerator with air injection. Over a three-month period, extensive STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) trials led by Dr Christian Spring, examined the Javelin Aer-Aid’s effect on the hardness of the turf, the root depth, water infiltration and disease.

“Following successful trials on an established sand-based golf green, this aerator, when used as part of an integrated turf management programme, would be a very useful tool for managing soil and plant health,” said Christian. “It became obvious that the Aer-Aid improved maximum root and depth within the soil profile and also had the benefit of increasing the depth of the average rooting mass.” Visitors will also see the newly launched Spring Tine Rake cassette, specifically designed for the Dennis G860 cylinder mower. It has 42 springs with 12mm spacings that can be used for the removal of dead turf matter, cleaning the surface, and helping scratch through the black crust that commonly appears on the surface thus improving drainage. The SISIS pedestrian scarifiers on the stand will include the Rotorake 600HD (a heavy-duty pedestrian scarifier and linear aerator), and the Auto Rotorake MK5, which can be used for several different tasks including scarifying, verticutting and brushing. Also on the stand will be the SISIS Osca, a tractor-mounted powered oscillating brush, and the SISIS Quadraplay, a single pass maintenance system that incorporates a mounted frame for up to four implements and the SISIS Towed Implement Frame. Also featuring from the SISIS portfolio is the Autoslit and Multislit. The Dennis FT pedestrian mower series is available in 17” (43cm), 20” (51cm) and 24” (61cm) cutting widths, and is an interchangeable cassette mower giving options to fit 12


different heads. SALTEX attendees can also expect to see the Razor Ultra 560, which has a 560mm (22”) cutting width, and incorporates key features including an 11-bladed cutting cylinder, ultra-short wheelbase for undulating surfaces, tungsten tipped groomer, compact handle design for extra manoeuvrability, click height adjusters and stub free transport wheels for easy transport from site to site.

Etesia launches Greener City Equipment Etesia will launch its range of Greener City Equipment (stand C050) at SALTEX, including a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers. Environmental protection and a commitment to sustainable development in general have always been among Etesia’s key concerns, even before they became the latest buzzwords. That is why Etesia developed its own philosophy called Bio Concept. Environmental protection is addressed in all areas of the company, and at every stage in the life of its equipment.

Centre stage at SALTEX will be the Buffalo 124 HVHPX four-wheel drive ride-on mower, and the Bahia M2E electric ride-on mower. The Buffalo 124 HVHPX is fitted with a 124-cm overlapping cutting deck, and a 23-hp two-cylinder Briggs and Stratton Vanguard engine, and has a high hourly mowing output of up to 15,000sq.m. per hour. The Bahia M2E is the world’s first fully electric ride-on cut and collect mower. Featuring all of the benefits of its petrol ‘brother’, it has no odour, with zero emissions, low noise, low vibrations, reduced maintenance costs and reduced health and safety issues for operators. This model was developed around the chassis of the petrol-powered Bahia models, and


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SALTEX has a cutting width of 80cm and grass box capacity of 240 litres. Power comes from four acid/lead batteries producing 48v, 115ah, conveniently located under the operator’s seat; they can be re-charged within six hours via a 16amp 200v power socket. Also on show will be the battery-powered pedestrian mowers from the N-Ergy range. The exclusive Duocut cutting deck on the N-Ergy range is a combination of 100% collection and 100% mulching decks, with very high collection performance thanks to the smooth inside of the deck. A full opening of the exit of the ejection channel is favourable to grass cuttings’ removal without clogging, even in extreme weather conditions. Completing the Greener City Equipment range on show is the revolutionary Donky 100% electric wheel-barrow. Visitors to stand C050 will also get the opportunity to see the new Bahia Hydro 80 MKHP4 E-Connect ride-on mower before its official launch in 2018.

Kubota UK exclusive previews Kubota UK is launching a number of new products on Stand C070, as well as promoting its Kubota Care warranty programme and its aftersales support, including genuine parts offering. The new machines on the Kubota stand will include the company’s line of B1 (12hp to 24hp standard spec) and B2 (20hp to 31hp premium spec) compact tractors. There will also be an improved BX231 on display, and new zero-turn mower – the ZD1211. Adrian Langmead, Business Development Manager for Kubota UK’s Groundcare Division, said: “We will be giving visitors to the show the opportunity to have an exclusive preview of a number of new machines that will be introduced into our industry leading range across 2018. These new models have all been designed to meet and exceed the ever-changing needs of the market and are being launched as part of our ongoing commitment to raise the bar in the sector. “Our products have earned a fantastic reputation for innovation, reliability and quality. The latest machines being launched continue to build on this, with a number of key features to maximise productivity, power and comfort. In addition, visitors can also find out more about Kubota Care, our unique extended warranty programme introduced to offer our customers complete peace of mind.” “SALTEX is a


great platform to showcase new solutions, so we are really looking forward to the show and seeing many groundsmen, greenkeepers, estates managers, turf professionals on our two stands over the two days.” The company will also showcase its world-renowned engines on Stand G085. Kubota’s expert team will provide information on Stage V legislation, due to come into force in 2019.

MJ Abbott Returns to SALTEX The past year has seen MJ Abbott complete a number of hybrid pitch re-constructions in the UK and Europe across football and rugby. 2015 saw the introduction of SIS Grass to the turf market, and the popularity of the new hybrid surface has continued into this year, with MJ Abbott the principle company to prepare surfaces ready for stitching by the machines in the UK.

Newcastle United has installed SIS Grass at St James’ Park, with Championship Sides Reading and Birmingham City also installing the system at their respective stadia. Projects were also completed at the training home of Paris Saint Germain, seeing the installation of the HERO hybrid carpet turf system within two training pitches and the match pitch.

SALTEX Rugby was also on the agenda with Doncaster Knights RFC re-constructing its Castle Park pitch to facilitate the installation of an Eclipse hybrid carpet turf system, provided by County Turf. Away from team sports, there have also been several golf projects, including appointment as the main contractors for Royal Norwich’s £4.5million new course project. The company also worked on the multi-million-pound facelift of the West Course at Wentworth for the BMW PGA, which received rave reviews from players and pundits alike. MJ Abbott will be on Stand B102.

think about the EN Pro. Consider it a beefed-up version of the original Niwaki Tripod Ladder, conforming to EN-131 standards, and assuring professionals, employers, and gardeners of the quality and safety of these remarkable ladders. With a load bearing of 150kg, reinforced lower rungs and a chunkier back leg, the EN Pro is stronger, more robust, and more rigid, offering greater stabilty and user safety. Sizes include 6’, 8’, 10’ and 12’.

Niwaki: new at SALTEX Niwaki offers fine pruning tools and tripod ladders from Japan, and a key product at SALTEX will be the Niwaki Tripod Ladder - EN Pro. Heavy-duty EN-rated ladders are specifically designed for landscapers, tree surgeons and other tough jobs. If considering a Tripod Ladder, and the ladders are used daily, or will be taking a heavy weight of more than 100kg,

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Hybrid is Pitchmark’s new line Following trials with Premier League clubs, Pitchmark will introduce the new Hybrid sports pitch line marker on stand E125 at SALTEX. The product has a wide range of benefits compared to traditional methods, and a lifetime warranty. Mark Rodman, Pitchmark Managing Director, has worked closely with groundsmen at top clubs to create a new approach with a product that offers the benefits of both a transfer wheel marker and a spray marker. “Top stadia groundsmen use transfer markers for many good reasons,” says Mark. “It’s easier to lift the back wheels up to mark over intersecting lines, there’s balanced weight, and groundsmen like to walk slowly, with more control. With a transfer wheel marker, you are using the same amount of paint on a pitch no matter how slowly you walk.” The problems with transfer markers, Mark points out, is they tend to coat only the leaf-tips; to cover more of the leaf, to get the required result, leads to it being double marked. This can also result in a ‘trenching’ effect, due to the continuous heavy weight of the front roller, coupled with loss of grass coverage due to overdosing of paint. The end result is the paint becomes so thick on the leaf it takes much longer to dry. With many modern ‘hybrid’ pitches requiring regular watering, ‘ghosting’ of paint over the pitch is likely. The Pitchmark Hybrid overcomes these problems with a three-wheeled spray design for ease of use, especially on intersecting lines where a conventional four-wheeled machine requires awkward manoeuvring over wet lines. “The Hybrid cone nozzles give perfect deep leaf coverage,” Mark says. “You only need one pass and, because of the depth of the leaf coverage, the line isn’t cut out fully week to week. It’s based on the proven Pitchmark Eco Club and Eco Pro markers spray system. The thin coating of paint dries extremely quickly so there are no issues with irrigation, rain, or ghosting.”


The Limited Edition UK-manufactured Hybrid uses a 12V 14ah SLA battery, which gives up to four hours from one charge. The engineered front discs act as the front wheel, leaving crisper lines, while wide, low ground pressure solid puncture-proof rear wheels never go flat, and leave less of a mark on the pitch. Designed for use with Pitchmark’s Direct and Ecoline+ advanced low-volume, ready-to-use paints, the Hybrid also features adjustable line width to suit different competitions and goal post widths. Paint is contained in a 25L moulded tank and the system can be bled into the paint tank for cleaner operation with no wastage. The patent pending Hybrid comes with a lifetime warranty, providing Pitchmark paints are used.

Price Turfcare inaugural Price Turfcare, the newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former sales director, Rupert Price, will be exhibiting at SALTEX for the first time on stand B124.

Following the launch of the business with the Ventrac franchise in January, it has been an exciting nine months building the team, establishing a network of dealers and embarking on a series of demonstration tours across the UK. In July, it was announced that Price Turfcare had added the Ryan franchise to its portfolio to provide customers with a broad range of commercial turf maintenance equipment. Sales have been excellent, with some prestigious clients seeing the benefits of the versatile Ventrac 4500 compact tractor – including Darren Baldwin, Head of Playing Surfaces and Estates at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Peter Pattenden, Golf Courses and Estates Manager at Carden Park, together with Amey, the international infrastructure

SALTEX support services company, and Sheffield Council hiring machines from Russell Groundscare. To understand why these respected businesses have been impressed by the Ventrac product, and to see the latest equipment, visit stand B124.

Ransomes new triplex cylinder mower Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, will showcase the new TR320 triplex cylinder mower on stand H090 at SALTEX. The TR320 is one of the lightest machines on the market, ensuring surfaces are kept pristine. A combination of narrow transport width (1.64m), a 1.83m width of cut, superior slope capabilities and manoeuvrability, allows operators to safely negotiate the tightest of spaces and most challenging terrain. Designed and manufactured at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters in Ipswich, the TR320 is primarily targeted at the sportsturf and landscaping market, providing a quality maintenance solution for sports pitches, estates, and light municipal applications.

place on the first day of SALTEX 2017. It is an academic test of turf management knowledge for student competitors in teams of four who are enrolled at colleges throughout the UK on relevant courses of study. Ransomes will also be showcasing other municipal mowers, plus Cushman utility vehicles, Iseki tractors and turf maintenance equipment from the Turfco and Ryan brands.

Rigby Taylor new products

The Rigby Taylor stand (G060) at this year’s SALTEX will offer a host of new product launches. Visitors will be welcomed to a newly-designed, interactive stand to enjoy a freshly-made coffee, while discussing the technical features and benefits of an exciting range of turf management and plant health products. Rigby Taylor personnel will offer information and advice, and provide on-stand presentations through the use of touch-screen TV monitors, involving some the industry’s newest technologies.

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Also debuting at SALTEX 2017 is the HM600. Built on the foundations of the Ransomes MP wide area mower platform, the HM600 provides users with the ability to run three heavy-duty flail mowers with mulching technology from Müthing. With all mowers engaged, the 3.2m width of cut delivers exceptional productivity. The fingertip control of individual units makes trimming around obstacles easy and brings new levels of versatility to flail mowing. Units fold up securely to transport easily between work areas and to access confined sites. Ransomes is proud to be sponsoring the SALTEX College Cup for the second time; introduced by the IOG as a brandnew national student-led sports-turf challenge, it will take

The new V-Ride 2, announced on 24th September, has new features that reflect SCAG’s policy of continuous improvement and response to operator feedback. The V-Ride is a stand-on machine; the compact machine size, ease of manouevering and clear view for the operator means the V-Ride is increasingly popular for intricate mowing areas. The ride-on SCAG machines, because they are purposebuilt for grass cutting, place the operator directly above the cutting deck; a feature on the new V-Ride 2 is the revised configuration of the stand-on deck, placing the operator nearer the centre of the machine. Features on the machine are: • Wider stand-on platform • Increased operator comfort with a wider and deeper cushion

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SALTEX • Improved deck lift and adjustment facility • Wider control handles • New wider dashboard with Tiger-Eye electronic monitoring • Operator pad is removable for easy access to hydraulics • Increased diameter drive wheels • Four stowage brackets for easier trailer fixing • Replaceable front caster bracket assembly • Eight-gallon fuel tank

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Question of sport SCH (Supplies) main focus at SALTEX will be on its range of artificial surface maintenance machinery, with various sweepers, rakes, drag mats, brushes and sprayers taking centre stage. Managing director Andrew Rodwell says this is one of the fastest growing categories of machinery in the company. “We continue to develop our 3G products to keep in line with a very fast moving, evolving sector,” he says. “We work with artificial surface maintenance contractors to ensure our machines are perfect for the job as well as being affordable.” Sports surface maintenance company, ETC Sports of Maldon, Essex, is happy with its great working relationship with SCH. “ETC has worked with SCH (Supplies) for several years, and we continue to be impressed with their ability to interpret our requirements and produce machinery which does an excellent job at an affordable price,” says ETC Maintenance Manager, Rory Wells. “As well as supplying equipment that doesn’t let us down, the after-sales service and support has been absolutely top notch.”

On its SALTEX display, SCH will also have a range of heavy-duty natural turf care equipment, along with other items from its catalogue, including the budget ranges (lawn care, trailers etc.), which have proven very popular with groundsmen. Feedback suggests this range of products is more robust than similarly priced items on the market, but is economical in that it allows the buyers to have more money left in their budgets to invest in other essential items. “We always have a stand at SALTEX because it is the perfect place to let customers see the products, and to ask my team any questions,” says Andrew. “But in the midst of all this serious business, we do like to inject a bit of laughter. So we have a fun competition, and an entertaining giveaway on the stand.”


Sherriff Amenity GoGreen Sherriff Amenity will showcase two new products in the GoGreen complexed iron range. Visitors to the stand (E060) will also be offered the opportunity to sign-up free of charge to the online Sherriff Academy, and find out more about Agrovista’s latest Scottish acquisition – Terra Firma.

The GoGreen range includes the long-lasting iron granules (GoGreen Granules) and in liquid form (GoGreen Plus), plus GoGreen Energy and GoGreen Select. GoGreen Energy is a concentrated bio-stimulant, formulated to assist plant health and relieve stress symptoms in a wide variety of amenity turf situations. GoGreen Select is a unique complex iron sulphate that may be used as a stand-alone product for rapid greening of turf or more flexibly, as a tank-mix partner with fertiliser and herbicide. Visitors to the Sherriff stand will have the chance to trial the online Sherriff Amenity Academy, which they can sign-up for free. The online Academy has been set up to help improve the UK turf amenity sector stewardship of pesticide and products – keeping the industry up to date with legislation and product information and promoting best practise for all products. Recognised as the Knowledge Courses, these modules focus on developing skills and understanding of how to manage a sports turf surface. Users will gain greater insight into the methods and operations of subjects such as Turf Disease, Product Application, Seed and Turf Pests. Sherriff Amenity has joined forces with Terra Firma (Scotland) Ltd – one of Scotland’s largest specialist suppliers to the amenity and local authority markets. The purchase allows the two businesses to combine existing technical expertise and broad product ranges to provide

land managers, local authorities, contractors, groundsmen and greenkeepers in Scotland with a full agronomy service, research driven advice, new product innovation and access to an extensive local distribution network.

SIS targets European partners Stem Injection Systems (SIS) arrives at this year’s SALTEX seeking to further develop international distribution channels on the back of recent deals with two new European agents. SIS has confirmed agency agreements with INVAR Biosecurity IE in Ireland, and Vos Capelle in the Netherlands. Both countries have significant issues with invasive, non-native weeds, and are among a growing number of European markets to take an interest in the solution provided by stem-injection equipment. Dublin-based INVAR Biosecurity specialises in the control of invasive weeds on land and water, with its range of weed-control services for species such as Japanese

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SALTEX Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. It will advertise and promote stem-injection equipment online, and through the INVAR sales team around Ireland.

stem injection as the most appropriate and ecologically sound treatment method is making the treatment ever more popular. At a time when Brexit has thrown European trade agreements more sharply into focus, SIS continues to enjoy unprecedented international interest, with recent equipment sales in Ireland and Holland matched by demand from France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Belgian market. SIS joint managing director, David Layland commented: “SALTEX has long provided a major platform to promote stem injection equipment to potential customers and distributor channels at home and abroad. “These two recent agency agreements reflect a sales strategy of continued market expansion across Europe, and we hope to meet many more potential distribution partners at this year’s show.”

Bobcat’s Zero Turn Mowers INVAR Director Tom Donovan explained: “Knotweed is a growing problem for many local councils and river authorities over here, particularly in special areas of conservation, and stem injection is recognised as a very environmental treatment solution. We will be representing Stem Injection Systems and actively trying to develop sales of its equipment in Ireland.” The agency agreement with Vos Capelle will see the horticultural supplies specialist hold stocks of steminjection equipment in the Netherlands for sale or hire to its commercial and domestic customers. Sales manager, Bart van Kollenburg commented: “We have a large and growing problem with Japanese Knotweed in Holland and high profile media coverage is increasing general awareness. Alongside this, several recent trials carried out by the prestigious Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) have confirmed stem injection using glyphosate as one of the most effective treatment methods. “We have a wide variety of clients already interested in using this equipment and believe there is a major sales opportunity for Stem Injection Systems in Holland.” Both partnerships come at a time when European legislative restrictions necessitate a focus on reducing the amount of herbicide. Greater awareness of the benefits of


On the Bobcat stand (LO42) will be a range of ‘high productivity’ commercial mowers, ranging from the unique 28” narrow-access unit to the 72” wide area rider mower, and the 36” QuickCat ‘stand-on’ mower, which is probably the most productive Bobcat mower in the range. Great visibility, short chassis and narrow width. Zero turn mowers are among the most productive mowers due to incredible maneuverability, and ability to turn in their own footprint, which can dramatically cut down on grass cutting time, and reduce strimming as the machines can get very close to obstacles. Bobcat mowers offer rotary, flail and mulching options, with side or rear discharge models.


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EGO goes pro at SALTEX After just three years, during which time it has helped pioneer the battery revolution in garden equipment, EGO Power+ is taking its industry-leading 56volt cordless system further in to the professional market with its new x-series range.

At SALTEX, EGO Power+ will unveil the new x-series, which features a hedge trimmer, line trimmer and blower and highcapacity backpack battery. The new products have been specifically designed to meet the robust and hard-wearing demands of the professional sector, and can easily match the performance, output, and run time required by professional users on a long-term basis. The company’s full range of battery-powered garden equipment will also be on display. Steve Roskell, EGO’s European marketing director, commented: “SALTEX is the perfect venue for the launch of our x-series, and gives us the opportunity to demonstrate why our products are so much more advanced than alternatives. The professional market is perfect for our battery technology, and was born out at recent trials with a local authority in the East Midlands where the petrol matching performance and incredibly low ‘in-use’ vibration across the entire EGO range gave us a major competitive advantage.” EGO’s success is largely attributed to the brand’s innovative and ground-breaking battery technology, as well as stylish and striking product design, and unrivalled performance that has all the power of petrol. While many other brands have introduced battery options to their line ups, EGO Power+ remains one of the few brands to consist solely of battery products. The EGO Power+ range is available through Henton & Chattell’s nationwide dealer network.


Integrated vegetation management As the final herbicide treatments of the 2017 season are applied, it is time to start considering next year’s integrated vegetation management programmes, and SALTEX is an excellent opportunity to speak to the experts at Bayer for advice and guidance. The BASIS-qualified Bayer Turf and Amenity Solutions Team will be on stand D037 to give an insight into the future of plant protection products, and show how Bayer products fit into programmes that consider weed control in a wider sense than just chemical intervention. Lewis Blois, Bayer national account manager says: “More and more companies and authorities are asking contractors to consider using alternative methods of control in conjunction with herbicide applications. So, visiting the Bayer stand will give individuals the chance to ask questions about these, as well as find out how chemical controls, such as leading herbicides - Finale® 150 and Pistol®, can fit into any integrated management programme. This year will also mark the first appearance of our latest turf fungicide, Exteris® Stressgard, at SALTEX.”

Dr Colin Mumford, Bayer technical manager, will present a session on the topic of integrated disease management, including product development, application, waste management and stewardship. Also on the stand, will be information on the easyFlow – the first contamination-avoiding, self-cleaning transfer system for liquid plant protection products. “The easyFlow can be secured onto a product bottle to assist with tank mixing and filling, and is proven to improve operator safety by 96%, as well as being an important tool for environmental stewardship,” says Lewis.


FGM Claymore’s garden machinery FGM Claymore will showcase its garden machinery brands at Stand D012. The range caters for both professional and domestic users, and includes Snapper, Masport, Simplicity, Orec, Tanaka and Harry. New products include the Snapper range of XD Battery Powered Garden Tools. Powered by Briggs & Stratton, the system includes a leaf blower, string trimmer, hedge trimmer, chainsaw, and (new for 2018) three cordless lawnmower models: push and self-propelled / 19” & 21”. A new addition to the Zero Turn range from Simplicity, the SZT250 is being launched at SALTEX. Ideal for the homeowner, this model offers exceptional manoeuvrability, with a zero-turn radius, front and rear suspension for a comfortable ride, and rollers to give a lawn-striping effect. Other products on the stand will include Japanesedesigned Tanaka and Harry brush cutters and hedge trimmers, and a selection of the award-winning Masport Lawn Mowers. Orec’s commercial petrol rotary mower (FL500BC) and Rabbit Ride-On Brush Cutter (RM980F) will be available to view. Stand visitors can pick up a copy of the new 2018 Business Terms.

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SALTEX unique in its adaptability to perform optimally on any grass surface. With three pre-programmable reel speeds, clipping quality and yield can be augmented on a daily basis with the flick of a switch. Attitude angle and B.C.D. are also adjustable to suit the status of the grass regardless of the prevailing conditions. The INFINICUT® is optimally balanced and has class-leading vibration and noise data, resulting in a comfortable user experience. The grass basket has been tailored for simple attachment and removal, and designed to collect clippings as efficiently as possible. MTD Specialty Turf Products is an industry leader in the design and production of cutting units ensuring an unsurpassed cut quality. This, together with minimal oscillation and bedknife drift, enables the unit to stay on cut longer. MTD staff on hand to offer tailored advice will include new Territory Sales Manager Dougie Archibald. An established name in the industry, Dougie has worked in hands-on Groundsmen positions, and within leading dealer groups and machinery distributors in both the groundcare and golf sectors. Dougie is looking forward to exploring new opportunities in the market and meeting customers, both old and new, at Saltex this year.

Versatile range of Jo Beau equipment

Global Recycling is the sole distributor for the range of Jo Beau equipment in the UK, with wood chippers offered from 1” through to 5” capacity, including electric, engine powered, pto and hydraulic drive. A range of options is covered on these versatile machines, along with three different models of stump grinder, and a pedestrian scarifier. Visit stand number G110 to view the full range.

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John Deere’s new launches John Deere is launching a new diesel lawn tractor at SALTEX. The X940 Series is suitable for a wide range of amenity turf and commercial customers who require a powerful workhorse with the ability to carry out a variety of tasks all year round. The new X940 Series includes the flagship X949 model, plus X940 and X948 models, and builds on the existing X700 Series’ wellestablished reputation for reliability and productivity, with additional features for extra operator comfort and control. Three rotary mower decks include a 122cm AccelDeep unit and a 137 or 152cm high-capacity deck with optional AutoConnect for instant driveover connection. A further option is the MulchControl system, designed to provide superior mulching performance and greater versatility as well improve productivity. John Deere is also introducing the newly styled Gator XUV 865M utility vehicle. The new full-size Gator features

an 854cc, 23hp diesel engine, CVT transmission and power steering, plus a top speed of 50kph. It has a range of 90 attachments, and a large 42-litre fuel tank, and adjustable driver’s seat. The cargo box has a load capacity of 454kg, while towing capacity has been increased to 907kg and total payload capacity is 680kg. Also being launched at SALTEX is John Deere’s new Series III version of the 1600 Turbo WAM out-front rotary mower for the 2018 season. This model’s Stage 5 engine meets the latest emission standards, together with an improved cooling system for sustained use. It has a fully adjustable

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Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s free and all-encompassing education programme, offers the chance to meet the FA, the ECB and the RFU national facility managers, Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Royal Parks and Fields in Trust executives, and head groundsmen from FC Dallas, Paris St Germain, Gabala FC, Azerbajan, Stade de France, Croke Park, Leicester City, Forest Green Rovers, Charterhouse School, & the Royal Automobile Golf Club, and many more. Highlights include: • Sports Science/player safety: with former England cricketer Darren Gough, PFA’s Simon Barker and head physio at LCFC • Funding the future of natural turf: a panel debate with The FA, the ECB and the RFU • Exporting UK sport turf expertise: with head groundsmen from Paris St Germain FC, Stade de France, Croke Park and Gabala FC in Azerbajan • Sport in parks: improving the user experience - a panel debate with Royal Parks, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Fields in Trust

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SALTEX • New standards for 3G rubber crumb artificial surfaces: explained by SAPCA’s technical committee • Tracking progress through technology: with golf course manager at the Royal Automobile Club • The global challenge of delivering quality landscapes: with the Commonwealth War Graves director of horticulture and operations manager • Pitch planning at independent schools: with Charterhouse School grounds manager • Developing an integrated disease management programme: by The Sports Turf Research Institute • CPD points can be gained on all sessions attended.

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Limagrain’s grass seed Limagrain UK will showcase its range of grass seed mixtures, including the MM60 and MM50, and the new MM7 on stand H037.

With a proven track record of producing the best possible swards, the MM60 is a 100% Ryegrass formula and the UK’s leading winter-sports renovation mixture, which is also perfect for divot repair. It has extremely fast germination and high wear tolerance, with aesthetic qualities and high disease resistance. MM50 is ideal for cricket squares, tennis courts, tees, fairways, outfields and even golf greens. This hard-wearing mix has rapid germination, very fine-leaved appearance, high shoot density and is tolerant to very close mowing, along with high disease resistance. MM7 is a new mix of fine-leaved Ryegrass, Fescue and Bent, which is suitable for use in bowls, golf greens, and golf surrounds where extreme wear tolerance is needed. All mixtures in the MM range, are treated with Limagrain’s HEADSTART® GOLD to ensure rapid, even germination. Research and development play a key factor in Limagrain’s success, and the company’s extremely high standards for their products are achieved through rigorous testing procedures in their own licensed seed testing facility. In addition, all varieties used in the MM range have been thoroughly tested at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), to meet requirements for play, appearance and maintenance.

NatraTex’s innovative hard-landscaping solutions include NatraTex, NatraTex Colour, NatraTex Cotswold and NatraTex ColdLay, and have been widely adopted in many landscaping and development projects across the UK. The NatraTex specialist team will be SALTEX to discuss landscaping solutions, and the products’ versatility. Tailored products are available for heavyduty applications and remedial work. Recent NatraTex projects include Cheltenham Racecourse, Pimperne School, and care homes, housing developments and local highways. NatraTex and NatraTex Colour offer a finishes with the same durable qualities and performance as traditional asphalt. Both materials can be specified in various colours, including buff, red, green, blue, grey and salmon. Manufactured by the BituChem Group, NatraTex pioneered the market for durable and coloured asphalt. Two new innovative products include NatraTex Cold-Lay (a quick-repair product for use in small areas such as bollard replacements or small utility reinstatements) and NatraTex Heavy Duty 10mm (designed for highways applications that see heavy vehicular use). NatraTex Cotswold has proved to be a particular favourite due to its reflection of Cotswold Stone. The material has been used to create footpaths and small roadways that are surrounded by modern buildings using light stone. The materials are supplied to the site hot, and can be applied in one application at any time of the year. The application is completed using conventional equipment, and sets quickly to reduce road or facility closures. NatraTex Colour has been widely used in commercial applications that require a splash of colour. Often used to match the corporate colours of a building or to create multi-

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SALTEX use games areas, NatraTex Colour can significantly reduce the cost of a project by eliminating the need for surface or demarcation paints, and can also be used to highlight safety or cyclist routes. The material uses the same clear synthetic binder technology to maintain the durability of the surface, and the vibrancy of the aggregates do not fade as a result of regular pedestrian or vehicular use.

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moss and algae that can be removed at the same time. With five models, customers will be able to control weeds, moss and algae, and also remove graffiti and chewing gum from streets, paths and walkways. Leading groundscare machinery distributor Etesia UK has taken on the distribution for the Oeliatec environmentallyfriendly weed control range in the UK and Ireland. Stand visitors will be able to view a range of products, and talk to knowledgeable staff about environmentally-friendly weed control, and collect the latest product information booklets.

At SALTEX, Oeliatec (stand E055) will showcase its range of environmentally-friendly weed control products. All Oeliatec weed-control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by delivering an efficient low-pressure treatment at temperatures of up to 120°C.This destroys the cellular structure of the weed to kill off the plant. The intense heat penetrates deep into the root system, killing the plant from the leaf down to the root. It is effective with all broad-leaf plants and grass, along with

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Eco-friendly tools At SALTEX, Pellenc (stand E055) will showcase its professional range of environmentally friendly, lithiumion battery powered tools. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency ‘Brushless’ motors, Pellenc has established itself as the number one choice in the ‘Zero Emission’ professional power tools market for the maintenance of urban and green-spaces. The combination of these two technologies makes it possible to eliminate direct emission of greenhouse gases and significantly reduce noise and vibration. It meets users’ requirements for comfort and sustainability, while offering excellent cost efficiency. The Pellenc Cleanion pedestrian ULiB battery-powered brush is suitable for removing debris from natural and artificial grass and other hard surfaces, and has an adjustable speed and direction, as well as variable speed control for forward and reverse. Brushing pressure is reflected in the LCD screen. Optional attachments include a snow plough that can be changed conveniently using the quick release coupling; the foldable handle provides for easy storage and




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New Reesink launch New to Reesink Turfcare’s product line (Stand H010) is a machine that revolutionises clipping clear up and elevates productivity to new levels, with its 41L fuel tank and 810L capacity hopper, plus the ability to change the height of cut without stopping. Jeff Anguige, national sales manager at Reesink, says:

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“This new launch will appeal to councils and landscape contractors looking for minimum downtime. The fuel tank is large enough to power a full day’s work, while the increase in the hopper’s capacity is accompanied by a sensor that alerts the operator when the hopper is full. That prevents unnecessary stopping to check and empty. Changing the height of cut is intuitive and quick with adjustments made possible from the operator’s seat.” Reesink Turfcare’s full line-up will include popular products from Toro turfcare machinery, Toro irrigation controllers and sprinklers, Otterbine lake and pond aeration systems and TYM compact tractors. Products from the Toro groundscare range will include the highly versatile heavy-duty Toro LT-F3000 triple, the Groundsmaster 360 Quad Steer zero-turn mower, the Groundsmaster 7210 zero-turn rotary mower, and the Groundsmaster 4000-D with SmartPower. Concluding the line-up from Toro is myTurf, a fleet management programme that offers automatic log recording of all machines in operation and instant ordering of replacement parts when due. Preventative maintenance, repairs and parts are all tracked online as part of myTurf, allowing for a more accurate calculation for cost of ownership. Representing Toro’s irrigation range is the Lynx Central Control system, and Infinity 55 sprinklers with Smart Access. Also on the stand will be the TS90 and T7 sprinklers with TurfCup, and the Flex 55 sprinklers. Otterbine’s Fractional five-in-one aerator will bejoined on the stand by the Concept 3. Reesink will have two stands at SALTEX, with H080 dedicated to TYM Tractors, with the new T393 and the TS25. The BH120 rotary tiller and TE145 flail mower from the recently launched range of attachments from Sicma completes the line up from Reesink.


Hot foam weedkiller Estate management specialist Burleys has become one of the first companies in the UK to use a ground breaking environmentally friendly weedkiller which eliminates unwanted flora with super heated foam. The award winning system, Foamstream, developed by environmentally friendly weed control experts Weedingtech, uses a combination of hot water, steam and natural foam to ‘cook’ weeds and kill them. The near boiling point natural foam, approved by the Soil Association, acts as a thermal blanket, keeping heat on the weed long enough to kill it. It also contains a wetting agent which enables the thermal energy to penetrate the weeds’ waxy exterior walls, rupturing the cells, killing them quickly. Some die within minutes, with others taking a day or two. A second application can eliminate taproots. An unexpected bonus is that the foam can also eliminate graffiti and remove chewing gum from pavements. The biodegradable organic system is safe to use near watercourses and in children’s playgrounds, is carbon negative and can be used in inclement weather.

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Communicating with golfers Technology is evolving at a rapid rate. Karl Hansell reports KARL HANSELL GOLF EDITOR In the previous issue of this magazine I referenced the importance of greenkeepers communicating with golfers, to highlight the good work they are doing on the course, and to raise awareness of problems they may be facing. This need to shout about their efforts is perhaps the biggest cultural shift facing the current generation of greenkeepers, and one that has been exacerbated recently due to the loss of carbendazim, a product that was extremely successful in suppressing casting earthworms. Without carbendazim, there are at present no proven methods of deterring casting earthworms. However, BIGGA as an industry body is continuing to lobby alongside the Amenity Forum and others to find a solution to a problem that if we are not careful could lead to unrest between greenkeepers and their golfers. In an attempt to alleviate this potential conflict, we’ve produced information documents that are available online and are intended to raise awareness of this ongoing situation among golfers. This is just one of the many efforts BIGGA undertakes behind the scenes to support our members, and our hope is that others within the turf maintenance industry will get behind us in these efforts. Elsewhere, and there has been cause for celebration


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SCOTLAND’S new forestry bill must do more to secure the future of a £1 billion industry and 25,000 jobs by committing to planting new trees, a leading industry figure has warned. Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, was speaking after the publication today of the Stage 1 report on the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill by Holyrood’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee. “This report is a good start but more needs to be done to ensure the new legislation secures the future of the forestry and timber sector, which is worth £1 billion to Scotland’s economy and employs more than 25,000 people,” said Mr Goodall. “I welcome the report’s recognition of the importance of securing future wood production - but I am disappointed that this vital issue is to be left for consideration by future forestry strategies without any recognition of its importance in the Bill.” Mr Goodall said Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing and the REC committee recognise the vital importance of wood supply, but there were no guarantees that future strategies, or politicians, would do so. “Wood supply underpins jobs and investment in our rural areas, and confidence in future supply is crucial to maintain

jobs and investment and to deliver broader benefits for our health and environment. “The Bill should say that all future strategies should formally assess future wood supply and how that can be secured.” Mr Goodall added: “I’m pleased that the committee has responded to our concerns about maintaining forestry expertise in any new structure, and suggested a Chief Forester to reinforce this. It is also important that the Scottish Government commits to protecting forestry expertise at the local level. “I also welcome recognition that funds from forest land sales by national agency Forest Enterprise should be reinvested back into forestry, but again, I am disappointed that there is no explicit recognition of the need to protect the large wood resource currently in the stewardship of Scottish Ministers.” There will be a parliamentary debate on the Stage 1 report (link here) by 10th November and if approved, the Bill will move onto Stage 2, with final legislation expected in spring 2018. Confor: promoting forestry and wood, represents more than 600 forestry and wood-using businesses in Scotland.

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Gripple, offers a range of cutting edge kits for quick, easy tree anchoring and guying of newly-planted, semimature trees, replacing the laborious installation of wooden stakes, all supplied in ready-to-use kits with a strap tensioning system With three or four anchor points to speed up installation, Gripple Root Ball Kits are for trees from 4.5m to 12m in height and 25cm to 75cm in girth. Long-lasting, allowing trees to establish naturally, the kits remain underground thereby reducing trip hazard and deterring vandals. Offering the benefits of the Root Ball Kit, the Premium Root Ball Kit includes the Gripple Dynamic range to provide increased strength, flexibility and adjustment during installation. Similarly beneficial, Gripple’s Deadman Kit and Concrete Fixing Kit are specifically engineered for the simple, strong and secure anchoring of newly-planted trees where concrete is involved. The Deadman Kit is used when the driving of anchors is not possible, into concrete blocks for example, and a more traditional ballast system is the solution. The Gripple Concrete Fixing Kit is designed for when concrete flooring or containers are below the planting location. The Guying Kit has rubber sleeves which eliminate friction damage to a tree’s trunk. Until the tree is positioned vertically, tension can be applied to each of the guying wires using Gripple Plus tensioners and its torq tensioning tool.

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Expanding battery capability STIHL’s battery range continues to expand with the introduction of the new AR 1000 lithium-ion backpack battery, the lightest of those featured in its PRO cordless range. Weighing only 5.5kg, the slim ergonomic design of the AR 1000 allows the weight to be carried closer to the operators back, making it more comfortable during operation, particularly over longer periods. Also, the attachable rain cover means its use is not dictated by weather conditions. A comfortable harness with a waist and chest strap come as standard and the new design includes a USB port to allow the user to charge devices such as mobile phones. The battery backpack enables the extended use of STIHL cordless products such as hedge trimmers, blowers & brush cutters. This versatility is particularly well suited for professionals who perform a variety of garden and landscape tasks. The AR 1000 is ideal for use in conjunction with the powerful new HSA 94 R and T hedge trimmers, affording them an impressive runtime of up to 380 minutes on a single

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Call for a £100 million investment We must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces, says Association of Play Industries New research from Fields in Trust showing the crucial role that parks and green spaces play in all our lives has prompted the Association of Play Industries (API) to highlight once again the alarming decline in playgrounds uncovered in their Nowhere to Play campaign. API Chair, Mark Hardy, says: “The Fields in Trust research shows, for the first time at national level, a direct and statistically significant link between public parks and green spaces and health and wellbeing. “We are at a pivotal point in the ongoing campaign to protect the future of our playgrounds, parks and green spaces. There is a clear picture emerging demonstrating the positive impact that parks have on health, wellbeing and community integration. “We need to act now to reverse the decline in parks and green spaces due to budget cuts and use this and other research data to inform public policy.” The Fields in Trust findings which will be published in full soon, establish a link between an individual’s use of parks and green spaces and an improvement in their life satisfaction, sense of worth, happiness and anxiety levels. The research comes amid news of the newly-established Parks Action Group, a government-created advisory body which will explore options to ensure that communities can benefit from parks and green spaces for generations to come.

“We welcome the formation of the Parks Action Group,” says Mark. “Given the increasingly overwhelming evidence of the health benefits of parks and the negative impact their decline will have, it’s now imperative that Government looks into the future of our green spaces.” The API’s Nowhere to Play report uncovered an alarming decline in playground provision. Between 2014/15 and 2015/16 local authorities across England closed 214 children’s playgrounds with plans to close a further 234. And the recent Heritage Lottery Fund report highlighted cuts to budgets for the running of parks, with 92% of park managers reporting cuts to their budgets over the past three years. “The downward trend in park and playground provision is happening fast and let’s not forget that once a park has gone it’s probably gone forever,” adds Mark. “To take away opportunities for children to play outside and be active - at the same time as we are trying to tackle childhood obesity is counterproductive and it is children in deprived areas who are hit hardest. “The Parks Action Group represents a welcome joinedup approach to safeguarding these spaces and is urgently needed. We now need a clear show of support for playgrounds and the benefits they bring to young people. We are repeating our call for a £100 million investment to replace lost playgrounds and help re-instate children’s access to free play and activity.”

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Commercially proven For Easy Petrol Post Driver, the upcoming Winter months are filled with a packed schedule of shows and exhibitions all across the UK and Europe, where they are the official distributors of the Australian made Christie Engineering invention. Their Honda-powered portable machine drives a wide variety of stakes and posts into the ground in a matter of seconds, and it is keeping them in high demand. Materials used in the Post Driver are all of the highest premium quality, with various stages of quality testing through the manufacturing and machining process in Australia. With 38 years in the landscaping business with their sister company SPA Landscaping, Easy Petrol Post Driver have seen the success of the dynamic tool as it’s been commercially proven in the field. They have themselves developed a wide range of adapters, kits and accessories to fit any application. Appreciating that ground conditions can vary wildly across the country, they offer a convenient Hire Before You Buy service for anyone wanting to test drive it for themselves. All these will be fully demonstrated at the forthcoming exhibitions, starting with the industry leading Saltex on the

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Back to ‘as new’ When the surface of the artificial multi-use games area (MUGA) at Chipping & District Memorial Hall was beginning to show signs of wear and tear, they called in synthetic specialists Replay Maintenance to bring the surface back to an ‘as new’ condition.


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Considered the hub of the community, the Hall offers a range of indoor and outdoor services to local residents and groups using the MUGA in addition to 2 full size football pitches, a skatepark and a children’s play area. The Hall has been a staple part of the village of Chipping since the 1920’s, with a new hall building erected in time for the millennium. In 2006, a sand-based artificial pitch was installed thanks to local fundraising and a lottery-funded grant. “Though the village only has around 600 residents” explains Memorial Hall Treasurer, Simon Hore, “our sports facilities are in use most days. The artificial pitch is used 5 out of 7 evenings a week and additionally at weekends by the locals, as well as a large local football club of around 200 children. Though it may not get the battering that some pitches may get, over the course of a week there are hundreds of pairs of muddy boots running about on it!” P

HARDSCAPER Although the carpet is swept from time to time, in its 11 years of play no real maintenance had taken place meaning a deep clean and some external help was required. “We had a few patches of moss and with any rainfall some areas of the pitch started to hold water. We were told about Replay Maintenance by the local council, so we got in touch and they came to assess our requirements. We decided to go for the full Rejuvenation process which I was very impressed with.” Replay’s unique Rejuvenation process uses constant air-flow plenum technology and compressed air to remove the

contaminated top layer of sand; restore the pile to vertical and fill again with new clean infill. “The work took Replay around a week in July, they also then came back to mark the pitch up for football, 5-a-side and netball when the weather permitted. The process was smooth and the results are clear to see. On the back of this, we have decided to take out a service agreement with Replay which will see them coming in quarterly to keep the surface at its best. This work all-in-all has added at least another 5 years to the lifespan of our facility.”

Outdoor learning space Sutcliffe Play has worked with Glenwood School on the development of a £250,000 inclusive outdoor learning and play area.

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HARDSCAPER project the school wanted to include an outdoor space that could be used for both learning and play. Glenwood is a Community Special School for learners aged 3-19 with severe, profound or multiple learning difficulties. This includes learners with autistic spectrum condition and those with complex physical and sensory impairments. The school is committed to creating a happy and positive environment for pupils and staff, with the new playground forming an integral part of their strategy. It was important that the playground wasn’t just about the equipment; it needed to be an outdoor learning space that would engage pupils across four key areas: • Sensory Garden • Balance & Coordination Area • Outdoor Classroom • Inclusive Physical Development Area Inclusivity is at the heart of all of Sutcliffe Play’s proposals and the design team has created an outdoor space for Glenwood School that creates endless opportunities for both learnings and play. The four areas have created clear zones for pupils to engage in different activities:

Sensory Garden This area uses equipment and materials to create a natural playground. Pathways and tunnels are created with wooden equipment, bamboo and planters. They have also introduced pieces that create opportunities that will help to develop and engage sound and vision. A hammock and table and chairs provide settings to develop social skills. Balance & Coordination Area This area features equipment from Sutcliffe Play’s Orchard range. The wooden, environmentally friendly range complements the Sensory Garden with sleeper benches and activity trails to help develop balance. This area also includes an inclusive nest swing that is designed like a bird’s next to allow children of differing abilities to swing together. Outdoor Classroom A gazebo has been installed to create an outdoor learning environment with a chalkboard, benches and tables accessible for wheelchairs.


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Inclusive Physical Development Area This area is packed with some of Sutcliffe Play’s newest and most innovative equipment. This includes two multi-play units featuring a wide range of different play options, access points and levels of challenge: The first, a large bespoke unit offers double wheel chair access ramps with turning and passing points whilst incorporating play elements along the route. Drag ramps, wide non-slip access steps and double width access cargo nets ensure that users of all abilities can access the 1.2 high large seating central play house and slide. The second, the Daffodil Climber from the Toddlerzone Plus range features gentle waving panels to reflect a natural theme. They have also installed an inclusive wheelchair roundabout that allows those in a wheelchair to experience spinning, just as if they were on a traditional roundabout. Judith Salter, head teacher at Glenwood School says: “Outdoor space forms a really important part of the learning opportunities and leisure time for the young people attending Glenwood. We aim to provide the best possible education for all learners to prepare them for everything they can achieve in life. The new playground will help us to achieve these goals and will have a long-lasting positive impact on the school.”

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Natural Woodgrain Decking A new natural woodgrain finish for Composite Wood decking is now available from Composite Wood Company. The new finish has been added to its range to give customers more choice to suit their gardens or holiday homes. Composite Wood is the fastest growing home improvement material and it’s perfect for garden, patio, pool and holiday home decking areas. Its recycled wood polymer material is sourced from timber mills, so it’s been treated and it hasn’t been stained. It’s more durable than timber, and it’s low maintenance, meaning it doesn’t need painting or staining. “We are always looking to add further finishes to our decking to give our customers more choices,” says Tony Pratt, Sales Director of The Composite Wood Company. “Natural woodgrain gives our Composite Wood decking a stylish and great look, it’s hard-wearing, water resistant and easy to install.” Like with all of Composite Wood Company’s decking, the woodgrain finish passes the stiletto test. Its material is made up of 60% timber to help prevent damage and make it strong enough to protect it even from the sharp edge of a stiletto heel. It’s also slip resistant and splinter free to make it safe for young children and pets. The woodgrain finish comes in all four colours that are already available to customers on decking, fencing and railings: ancient black, wild brown, salt lake silver and antique ash. These colours can be mixed and matched to offer unique designs to suit any project, creating contrasting styles with a great woodgrain effect, to add real style to any garden or holiday home.

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Soft cleaning Hard cleaning is detrimental to patios in terms of wear – especially for aggregate-based paviors – and damage to joints, particularly where pointing may already be loose. Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner allows for soft cleaning of patios, as its non-destructive and highly effective formula will remove dirt, moss and algae without resorting to power-spraying and acidic cleaning methods. A clean surface having been achieved, it then needs to be protected and Safeguard – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – has developed an innovative new protection cream. Roxil Patio Cream is a specially-formulated deeply penetrating silicone cream emulsion that that protects patios and paved surfaces without changing their colour or texture. The product weatherproofs the surface of patios and paved surfaces for 10 years with a single coat application and a ‘locked-in’ biocide dramatically reduces biological growth, such as moss, lichen and algae growth. As a result, a Roxil treated patio or paved surface will be easier to clean and will

Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd, based at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire in the UK, has purchased new Doosan DX27Z and DX62R-3 mini-excavators from Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd of Bridgwater in Somerset, the local Authorised dealer for the Doosan and Bobcat equipment ranges.


not require cleaning as often as an untreated surface. The high-performance Roxil landscaping protection range from Safeguard Europe will keep patios looking good and algae-free, and protect outdoor wood while maintaining its natural aesthetic, for up to 10 years. For further information about Roxil Patio Cream, as well as Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner and Roxil Wood Protection Cream, visit

The five new DX27Z and five new DX62R-3 models purchased by Smiths are available for rent from the company’s plant hire operation.


Fundraising goes intergalactic ForgeFix looks set to repeat its success in using an innovative form of art to raise money for charity. Earlier this year, the business donated a 1.2m by 1m portrait of music icon David Bowie, which was created using 4000 of its ForgeFast elite performance woodscrews, for sale at a silent charity auction held at the NMBS Gala Dinner. The picture subsequently sold for ÂŁ1000 with all proceeds being donated to CRASH - the construction industry charity which supports homeless and hospice charities with free advice, practical assistance and financial aid. Now, the company aims to go one better with a new portrait of Carrie Fisher. This time, the tribute to the recently deceased actress has been created using over 5000 ForgeFast screws. It features Carrie in perhaps the most famous role of her career - as the iconic Princess Leia from Star Wars. The latest portrait took pride of place on the ForgeFix stand at the UK Construction Week (UKCW) exhibition 2017

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More buying power Crewshill Hill Wholesale Plants is a wholesale plant supplier to the trade only. Established in 2009 and based on a five acre site in Enfield just 17 miles from the centre of London, five mins from J25 off the M25. Their main customers are landscapers, garden services and local authority amenity contractors. They import fresh plants and trees daily from Europe including Belgium, Denmark, Holland & Italy, along with reputable UK growers. They hold large stocks of a multitude of regular stock plants, trees, shrubs, herbaceous and perennials plus excessive seasonal bedding plants and bulbs along with the more specific varieties. Crews Hill Wholesale also has two trading companies based at in Sundridge, Kent namely The Sevenoaks Garden Centre and Best Wholesale Plants. Having two sites gives them the added advantage of being able to negotiate better prices from growers and

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Storm Trooper - the ideal solution for machinery storage

The new range of heavy-duty PVC-clad buildings from Britcover are the ideal solution for the storage and maintenance of landscaping machinery and vehicles. All models are designed and built in the UK, using galvanised steel frameworks and heavy-duty, PVC-coated fabric. With sizes and prices to suit all budgets, from the 3m wide freestanding ‘Thunder Dome’ to the 9m wide Container Canopy. John Houston of Britcover explains “Our structures are used across a wide range of industries including machinery hire companies, rail track maintenance companies, recycling centres, landscapers, car valeting, and much more”. Houston adds “It’s not just the great value which attracts customers but the speed at which they can be constructed”. A typical Thunder Dome structure taking only around

a day to construct, and can be self-built or built by one of Britcover’s construction teams. Their Storm Trooper model is fully compliant with current building regulations, and is calculated to withstand the worst UK snow and wind loads. Both the Thunder Dome and the Storm Trooper structures can be bolted on to a concrete base or can be supplied with pre-cast concrete floor beams to which they can be bolted – ideal where a suitable concrete base is not available. Britcover’s Container Canopies span two shipping containers, bolting to the top of the container thus eliminating the need for planning permission or a sound base to bolt on to. For further information on any of these innovative products visit or contact or phone 01282 8731320

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HORTICULTURE Only Profile Products offers so many tried and tested Hydroseeding options for the contractor and delivers consistent top quality results. Profile Products utilizes Green Design Engineering to create cost-effective and earth-friendly erosion control solutions. This holistic approach to managing soil and water and establishing vegetation enables customers to achieve greater project success. They bring proven products, breakthrough technology and unparalleled expertise to deliver superior erosion control through faster and denser vegetation establishment. Justin Webster, Managing Director, Hydro Turf Ltd explained, “Hydro Turf Ltd have been using Profiles’ range of products for 5 years now and without doubt they are the market leaders in manufacturing Hydroseeding mulches and consumables. Over the last 11 years of Hydroseeding we have tried mulches from almost all of the large US and Canadian manufacturers and certainly all of the ‘few and diverse’ European manufacturers out there too. The grade and consistency, range of mulches and consumables on offer,

the technical support, on-going R&D into new products and having developed industry leading High Performance mulches such as FLEXTERRA and PROMATRIX, all of this makes Profile Products’ line up the only choice for my company in helping to sustain our renowned high quality services to our clients” TEL : 01684 212025

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Green Pyramid A brand new Oak was launched by Boomkwekerij E. de Jong at GrootGroenPlus last week. De Quercus Palustris ‘Green Pyramid’ has been grafted over many years at their Dongen nursery and enjoyed high levels of interest during the three day event. Continued Growth Janny de Jong said “This event has become an important slot in our trade promotion calendar. We saw the right type of buyer/visitor for our plants and trees and will continue to support this event in 2018.” Their stand also included their Sortiment Spindles, Trees, Multistems, Pleached Trees and Hedges. Invitation to Visit Buyers are invited to visit their nursery to see the full range of Solitairs, Multistems, Spindles and Trees. DON’T MISS A FULL REPORT ABOUT this years Groot Groen Plus in the November/December issue of The Landscaper. upkeep. The containers also help save water and are made from recyclable polyethylene, providing a great sustainable solution for the future. Xavier Duhem, sales manager at Sanac, Amberol’s distributor in Belgium has been selling Amberol products for around 20 years. Xavier explains why the self-watering containers are proving so popular. “Many cities across Belgium are beginning to catch on to the idea of self-watering planters,” he says. “They realise that not only do they create the very best conditions for growing flowers and edible plants, but they also reduce the need for maintenance and conserve water all at the same time. Our customers have used them to create some truly stunning displays.” The self-watering planters have a built-in water reservoir with a series of capillaries to ‘suck up’ the water which is dispersed via an expander pad. Because the water is stored under the soil, it doesn’t evaporate whatever the weather conditions. “The most popular products this year include the cup and saucer hanging baskets and the tiered planters which our customers like because they are easy to plant and have a large water reservoir, making them really easy to maintain even when the weather is hot and dry as it has been this year,” adds Xavier.

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A Brass Farthing If you want your garden lights to last a lifetime, then choose Brass. Martin Bennett reports The lowest value coins are usually made from Brass. Hence the old saying “I haven’t even got a brass farthing” (A Farthing was a quarter of one Penny when there were 240 pennies to the pound making it a mere 1/960 of a pound! ) Brass is perhaps the most durable metal in common use. It has been used for coins since the 16th Century. Brass is simply Copper strengthened with Zinc, and is exceptionally strong and durable. If you want your garden lights to last a lifetime then choose Brass. Natural Brass is a golden colour which can look fantastic in certain gardens but can also look overtly bold, so is not to everyone’s taste. Aged or antique brass finish is a much more pleasing colour and blends in excellently with a rustic garden environment. An Antique finish will keep its appearance for many years and needs no maintenance apart from the occasional cleaning with water. Until recently most Brass lighting was made for the USA market where 12v prevails, however Lumena have now a large range of both 12v and 240v Brass lights. 240v versions include


Path/Bollard Brick lights, Spike lights and Step lights. Although 12v is by far the safer option and less liable to trip, many electricians prefer to use 240v as it can be more convenient to them than using a transformer. In fact, we have found that Lumena Brass lights are virtually trouble free with no water condensation problems common to other types of 240v lights. Wall lights, Path lights, Brick lights, Spreadlights, Spike lights, In-ground lights, Step lights, small Floodlights are all available in Brass from the UK’s largest stockist of Brass lights; Brass needs no maintenance and is also the best material for underwater and fountain applications. Brass need not be expensive, in fact the cost is less than Copper or 316 Stainless steel so remember, for a classic reliable garden lighting scheme use Brass! MARTIN’S TIP OF THE MONTH : To avoid 240v GU10 lights from tripping due to condensation water simply cover the base of the GU10 bulb with lithium grease and also the ceramic bulb holder itself. This will prevent water accumulating on the base and causing short circuits between the 2 GU10 pins or the pins and the bulb holder screws. Martin Bennett is the founder of Lumena Lights.

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Stand out products FGM Claymore will be showcasing their extensive range of garden machinery brands at Stand D012. The range caters for both professional and domestic users and includes well-known brands such as Snapper, Masport, Simplicity, Orec, Tanaka and Harry. Ideal for commercial contractors and landscapers, Orec is a Japanese brand with a reputation for superior performing, quality products. Orec build their own transmissions which are well known for their durability. A stand out product for outdoor professionals in the range is the RM980F, considered the original “Rabbit” ride on brush cutter, it will easily cut down heavy brush and grass. Features include heavy duty swing tip blades, Briggs & Stratton engine, 4 Wheel Drive, a low centre of gravity, user friendly controls, ergonomic design and rugged construction. RM980F – Rabbit Ride-On Brush Cutter

The range also includes professional rotary mowers which are ideal for cutting large lawn areas, high grass and tough brush. Ideal for landscapers and commercial contractors the Orec FL500BC is a 20”/50cm heavy duty rotary mower that will tackle high grass and rough terrain as easily as it will a lawn. Powered by a Honda GXV160 engine and equipped with superior traction for working on slopes and through uneven brush areas with the aid of differential lock. FL500BC – 20” Professional Petrol Mower The SP1000, “Spider” bank mower is unique in that it can be operated on slopes of up to 45 degrees with 4-wheel drive spike tyres that firmly grip the ground. A telescopic handle rotates to the side of the deck when used on slopes and by simply shifting the drive shift lever the Spider drives

both right or left. The Orec range has a machine for every landscape application and models can be viewed at the FGM Claymore stand. Spider SP1000 Bank Mower New products for this season which will be also be available to view at the show include the Snapper range of XD Battery Powered Garden Tools and a new Zero Turn from respected brand Simplicity, the SZT250. Other well-known products on the stand will include Japanese designed Tanaka and Harry brush cutters and hedge trimmers and a selection of our award winning Masport Lawn Mowers.

FGM’s knowledgeable team will be on hand to offer valuable advice and all visitors to the stand will be able to pick up a copy of our new 2018 Business Terms. For further information, please contact FGM Claymore UK 01789 490177 or visit For more product news you can follow FGM Claymore on Twitter @FGM_Claymore and like the company’s Facebook page

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By Tabitha Grammaticus-Smythe

Dear Fans Well here we are, only one more issue before our Dear Leader packs his bags and heads off to an unknown destination escaping the cold weather and all the work. We are all trying to work out how he spent last week ‘working’ in Holland and Germany and managed to come back with a suntan. It was intended to be a “floating paradise” for London but instead Joanna Lumley’s vision of a Thames garden bridge has collapsed amid acrimony, with the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, and his predecessor Boris Johnson arguing over how £37m of public money had been spent on a project without a brick being laid. Khan responded by saying Londoners should be “very angry” about the amount of public money already spent. How can someone get away with wasting £37m? Lock him up I say!


I got into trouble last week for going to Waitrose to buy the office coffee instead of The Pound Store. Still as you all know I’m not one to complain. One of my tasks is to organise a competition for our grand November/December double issues. I have been ordered find some suitable prizes. I suspect that my idea for getting Michael Kors to hand over a few of his handbags in exchange for some publicity in The Landscaper will be met with derision. Just looking around the office I’m the only one who tends to look into a mirror before leaving home. The boys in the office seem to have spent hours watching poor Mrs May’s speech. Laughing at a confused elderly lady trying to remember what she has said in the past is in my opinion sexism – I have lodged a complaint. Well that’s all folks see you next month!







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Professional Bollard & Path Lights 2017 / 2018

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Lumena Lights Ltd. Professional Bollard & Path Lights Introducing one of the largest and most comprehensive range of stocked illuminated Bollards and Path lights available in the U.K. Back in 2011, I saw a gap in the market for a range of quality Bollard lights. Since then we have built relationships and gained respect within the lighting industry for our extensive range, excellent service and support. We stock spares for all designs, so if lights are vandalised we can always get you out of trouble at your minimal cost and effort. In the past, Bollard lights were usually made to order in the U.K. or EU with a long delivery time and high cost. Metal Halide or Son lamps were the usual light source which, although efficient, took time to warm up and could not be used with a photocell or remote PIR (due to slow warm up time). Today all of our Amenity Bollard and Path lights are designed for use with LED high output lamps or have a quality built in LED light source, allowing you ultimate choice when it comes to brightness and colour temperature, with warm or daylight white options. Lumena Pro-Bollards are available in a black or green powder coated finish, with other designs available in Natural Wood, Brass, Stainless Steel and Anodised Aluminium. Radiata Pine lights blend in beautifully with Countryside surroundings and are ideal for children’s playgrounds, Golf courses and Hotel amenity areas. In Ground Root Mount options are available for when extra stabilitly is needed. Our policy is to stock at least 100 of every design in all heights and colours available for same day despatch, with the exception of Radiata pine where stocks are more limited. We offer a photocell dusk to dawn option on almost all bollard and path lights, which are engineered in house and therefore require 2-3 days production time. This popular option is ideal if you desire trouble free, automated lighting. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than going to a hotel during daylight hours to find all the exterior lights still on, as it is a complete waste of energy. Fit a photocell and take it easy, no need to sack the manager! Finally, please visit our Daventry showroom if you want to check out the lights and our friendly, helpful team!

Martin Bennett - Director Visit our Northamptonshire Showroom - Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Centre 33 - Long March - Daventry - Northamptonshire - NN11 4NR

Contents This concise catalogue showcases our high quality bollard lighting. Ultimately we encourage the reader to look at all the products featured, as well as visiting:


Enterprise LED Path Light

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Parabola ................................................................................... 6

Lighthouse ................................................................................... 7

Fortress ................................................................................... 8 LEDifice ................................................................................... 9

Stelled ................................................................................... 10 Airlite & Airlite Stream ................................................................................... 11

Litetower ................................................................................... Cubic 12 ................................................................................... 13 Beacon & Charleston ................................................................................... 14 Tectona ................................................................................... 15 Radiata Pine Bollards ...................................................................................




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Radiata Post


Enterprise LED Path Light The futuristic Enterprise head contains bright 12W CREE LEDs to shine outwards & downwards. This versatile LED light has a slimline 48mm pole, compact base, and several height options.

• Materials: 3.5mm Aluminium / Polycarbonate

• Colour: Graphite Black or Garden Green

• Voltage: 240v • IP Rating: IP65

• Daylight White 6500K or Warm White 3000K

• Lamp: 12w LED (CREE XTE) 30,000 Hrs.

• Lumen Output: 750 - 850lm

• Driver: Meanwell (Spares Available)

• Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

• Height (Surface Mount): 0.6m or 1.0m

• Cable: VDE H05VV-F 3 core 0.75mm

• Root Mount: Up to 0.6m or 0.65m - 1.6m

(Approx. 3m Cable from base of head)

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options


Parabola Commercial, vandal resistant bollard lights with a double 'parabolic reflector' and strong UV stop diffusers. Surface Mount or In-Ground options are available in various heights to suit all premises.

• Materials: Aluminium / Polycarbonate

• Colour: Graphite Black or Garden Green

• Voltage: 240v

• Surface Mount Height Options:

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27 • Max Wattage: 60w • IP Rating: IP65 • 3 Head Styles: Domed, Pillar or Flat

0.4m / 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m • In Ground Root Mount Height Options: 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m (above ground) • Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options


Lighthouse The robust ‘Lighthouse’ bollards have a 2.5mm thick aluminium wall, and clear diffusers that enable 360° light dispersal. The bulb holder is also protected by ‘anti-glare’ aluminium louvres.

• Materials: Aluminium / Polycarbonate

• Colour: Graphite Black or Garden Green

• Voltage: 240v

• Surface Mount Height Options:

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27 • Max Wattage: 60w • IP Rating: IP65 • 3 Head Styles: Domed, Pillar or Flat

0.4m / 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m • In Ground Root Mount Height Options: 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m (above ground) • Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options


Fortress Vandal resistant aluminium louvres surrounding the Fortress head, guard and protect the internal UV-stop polycarbonate lens and lamp from damage, and produce even ‘anti-glare’ light.

• Materials: Aluminium / Polycarbonate

• Colour: Graphite Black or Garden Green

• Voltage: 240v

• Surface Mount Height Options:

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27 • Max Wattage: 60w • IP Rating: IP65 • 3 Head Styles: Domed, Pillar or Flat

0.4m / 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m • In Ground Root Mount Height Options: 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m (above ground) • Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options


Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bollards R


Supplied with Replaceable 20W LED Corn Bulb

These professional bollards are ideal as amenity lighting for commercial or public areas where high light levels are required. The high output 20W LED ‘Corn’ bulbs ensure instant bright light.

• Materials: Aluminium / Polycarbonate

20w LED Corn Bulb Specification

• Voltage: 240v • Bulb Holder: ES / E27

• Wattage: 20w • <30,000 hours

• Max Wattage: 60w • IP Rating: IP65

• 135 x LEDs (Epistar 2835)

• Surface Mount Height Options:

• Bright Instant Light

0.4m / 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m • In Ground Root Mount Height Options: 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m (above ground)

• 6500K (Daylight White) / 3000K (Warm White) • Lumen Output: 2100lm (Daylight) / 1600lm (Warm)

• 3 Head Styles: Domed, Pillar or Flat • Colour: Graphite Black or Garden Green

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options






Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bollards Supplied with Replaceable 20W LED Corn Bulb

Lumena’s strongest commercial bollard light is constructed from 3mm thick Marine Grade (316) Stainless Steel, and is specially designed to accommodate high output 20W LED Corn bulbs.

20w LED Corn Bulb Specification

• Materials: Marine Grade (316) S. Steel & Polycarbonate • Voltage: 240v

• Wattage: 20w • <30,000 hours

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27 • Max Wattage: 60w

• 135 x LEDs (Epistar 2835)

• IP Rating: IP65 • Heights: 0.8m or 1.0m

• Bright Instant Light

• Surface Mount & In Ground Height Options: 0.8m / 1.0m (Longer Tube for In Ground )

• 6500K (Daylight White) / 3000K (Warm White) • Lumen Output: 2100lm (Daylight) / 1600lm (Warm)

• Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options




Airlite & Airlite Stream The durable Airlite designs look like high grade Stainless Steel, but are in fact 3mm Anodised Aluminium. In 240v or 12v, the ‘Air Bubbles’ in the solid resin head illuminate beautifully.

• Materials: Anodised Aluminium /

• Height: 400mm or 600mm • Airlite (Left) Tube Diameter = 108mm

Solid Resin • Voltage: 240v or 12v Plug & Play

• Airlite ‘Stream’ (Right) Tube Diameter = 90mm

• Bulb Holder: GU10 or MR16

• 9mm Thick Aluminium Surface Mount

• Max Wattage: 35w

• Cable Supplied

• IP Rating: IP65

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Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) Options


Litetower Streamline Pro - bollards crafted from 3mm thick Anodised Aluminium with a Stainless Steel look. Surface mount heights are 0.4m, 0.6m, 0.8m and 1.0m plus two longer tube in-ground options.

• Materials: Anodised Aluminium / Glass

• Head Length Relevant to Bollard Height

• Voltage: 240v

• 9mm Thick Surface Mount Height Options:

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27

0.4m / 0.6m / 0.8m / 1.0m

• Max Wattage: 60w

• In Ground Root Mount Height Options:

• IP Rating: IP65

0.8m / 1.0m (above ground)

• Accommodates all sizes of LED bulb

• Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

(Including High Output 20w LED Corn Bulbs)

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) & Root Mount Options


Cubic This professional square-shaped 600mm bollard is available in three finishes including a convincing Wood-effect. It is in fact made of strong aluminium with a painted finish and opal diffuser.

• Materials: Aluminium / Polycarbonate • Voltage: 240v

• Colour: Wood Effect, Graphite Black or Garden Green

• Bulb Holder: ES / E27

• Height: 600mm

• Max Wattage: 60w

• Width: 150mm

• IP Rating: IP65

• Strong Internal Mounting Base

• Recommended Lamp: LED

• Photocell (PC) Dusk to Dawn Options

Black or Green Options Photocell (Dusk to Dawn) Options


Beacon & Charleston These elegant and strong bollard lights are crafted entirely from polished, brushed, solid brass. Opal diffusers add to their smart appearance, and diffuse light evenly and effectively over 360º.

• Materials: Solid Brass, Polycarbonate

• Height - Beacon (Left): 560mm

• Voltage: 240v • Bulb Holder: ES / E27

• Height - Charleston (Right): 600mm

• Max Wattage - Beacon (Left): 15w

• Root Mount Kit & Ground Spike Kit Available

• Max Wattage - Charleston (Right): 18w

• Ideal for Paths, Driveways or Feature Areas

• IP Rating: IP55

• Light Diffused Evenly Over 360º

• Recommended Lamp: LED

• Smart Polished Appearance


Tectona From the hardwood tree ‘Tectona Grandis’, this smooth, naturally durable Teak light has a polished brass mounting base and brass louvres that surround and protect an ‘anti-glare’ opal diffuser.

• Materials: Natural Teak & Solid Brass

• Recommended Lamp: LED

• Polycarbonate Diffuser

• Height: 700mm

• Voltage: 240v

• Diameter: 80mm

• Bulb Holder: SES / E14

• Root Mount Kit & Ground Spike Kit Available

• Max Wattage: 9w

• Application of Teak Sealer is Recommended

• IP Rating: IP55

• Blends in well with Natural Surroundings Two Additional Mounting Options for Extra Stability

J Bolt Root Mount Kit


Or Ground Spike

Top of Spike


Mounting Plate

Radiata (In-Ground) Manufactured from solid Radiata Pine, these heavy duty post and sleeper bollards are prepared and pressure treated. Light is emitted from an integrated solid brass or stainless steel light.

• Materials: Radiata Pine

• Voltage: 240v or 12v • IP Rating: IP65

• Height Options:

• Integrated Post Light Options:

500mm - 600mm (Total Height 900mm)

Eyelite (Below) • Slatlite (Top Left)

900mm - 1.0m (Total Height 1.3m)

Decimax (Bottom Left - Stainless Steel or Solid Brass)

• Mount 300-400mm In-Ground • Pressure Treated • 15 Year Warranty

• Integrated Sleeper Light Options: Frosted Brass Bricklight (Below Right)


Lumena Outdoor & Garden Lighting As well as Bollard & Path Lighting we specialise in many other areas. View all of our Professional Ranges & New Products online.

12v & 240v Spikelights & Spotlights

Copper & Brass Lighting


LUXROX Rock Lights

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VERSA 12v Plug & Play System

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Centre 33 - Long March - Daventry - Northamptonshire - NN11 4NR