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Can you suggest topics for seminars at the Creating Landscapes show this October?

At the moment there are a few ideas in the pot, such as;

 

Trees in the cities,

Green roofs,

Where do we fit into the future landscaping industry ?

How to balance costs and prices in the trade,

Taxation tips and staying on the right side of HMRC.

 

What other areas and topics are you interested to learn more about?

 

The Creating Landscapes Show is coming up in just under six months on October 25-26th at Capel Manor, Enfield over two days with 45 minute talks running every morning and afternoon.

Feel free to leave a comment below.

Carol

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  • PRO

    How about these, in no particular order:

     

    - Staying on the right side of the "law" - waste, pesticides, chainsaw licenses, insurances

     

    - Green Waste Processing

     

    - Approaches to Irrigation in the UK

     

    - Should we be changing plant choices & approach to landscaping & maintenance given recent seasons /weather ?

     

    - Could we get session from Sam H on Pricing/Costing ?

     

    just a brain dump at the end of busy, hot day...

  • Thanks Gary, that is quite a list.   Green waste processing, that is not compost heaps then? 

    I think Beth Chatto spent years developing work with plants that can grow in gravels without needing much irrigation, unfortunately I don't think she is very well now must be about eighty years old.

    I guess Gaynor's japanese garden using the bamboo from Ace Landscapers, and Kerri Dall who also grows bamboo know about this?

    Sam H are you out there?  Irrigation in the light of water restrictions who knows about that one?  I spoke to Jonathan Radford in Italy the other day, they have water shortages every year so he has to work around that.  Great ideas,  please keep them coming. Carol

  • I particularly agree with plant choices given the way our seasons are changing.

    Would wildlife friendly landscape/gardening be something that could be considered as a topic? I personally feel that it's something that everyone should consider landscaper, gardener, designer and householder as well before certain species disappear completely.

     

  • PRO

    Quote: "Green waste processing, that is not compost heaps then?"

     

    I wish it was that simple when you're dealing with it as a business or commercially...I'd love to find out what our options are, how other companies deal with it, how to be cost effective, commercial composting as an additional revenu stream etc etc

     

    Handling green waste is in our top 6 of "direct business costs", along with wages, vehicles/fuel, premises, insurances etc

  • We also thought that this year would change customers plant choices after last Winter.  As a fact based on actual sales, nothing has changed.

     

    Roughly 30,000 plants supplied last month alone through our Members, to Garden Designers, Landscapers and Garden Centres, across the board, business as usual.

     

    Customers appear to want to replace, like for like, plants that they have lost over the Winter.  They perhaps realise that it was a freak one-off Winter, and love nice plants in their gardens.

     

    P.S. With respect, we supplied the Bamboo for Gaynor's garden, as with all of the other plants.

    Jenny@ A & J Owen Gardening said:

    I particularly agree with plant choices given the way our seasons are changing.

    Would wildlife friendly landscape/gardening be something that could be considered as a topic? I personally feel that it's something that everyone should consider landscaper, gardener, designer and householder as well before certain species disappear completely.

     

  • PRO

    Sam is on our list Gary and he's going to be exhibiting ;-0)

     

    A good topic to cover too.

  • PRO
    We've got at least one chipper/shredder company who's interested in coming.

    Gary RK said:

    Quote: "Green waste processing, that is not compost heaps then?"

     

    I wish it was that simple when you're dealing with it as a business or commercially...I'd love to find out what our options are, how other companies deal with it, how to be cost effective, commercial composting as an additional revenu stream etc etc

     

    Handling green waste is in our top 6 of "direct business costs", along with wages, vehicles/fuel, premises, insurances etc

  • PRO
    I love it when a 'pincher movement' comes together....;-0)

    Philip Voice said:

    Sam is on our list Gary and he's going to be exhibiting ;-0)

     

    A good topic to cover too.

  • Glad things are going well and people are replacing like for like! I'm not sure it was a one off though.  Winter before was bad also (turned cold on 18th December and no decent weather till late March, lots of ice about) and the winter before was no joke either!!!

    Personally, I'm replacing anything that I lost in the winter with another shrub that survived in our garden if that makes sense. Mind you, I have a North East facing garden in a rural area that recorded a couple of minus 20's during the last week in December! My Photinias are a right state! A few of our customers have asked for direct replacements which is absolutely fair enough of course.

    PS thanks for the contact the other week for the aquatic plants. The only reason I haven't got in touch is that the client has decided that he might not keep the pond at all in the long term (hope I can change his mind.....)

    T & S Plants said:

    We also thought that this year would change customers plant choices after last Winter.  As a fact based on actual sales, nothing has changed.

     

    Roughly 30,000 plants supplied last month alone through our Members, to Garden Designers, Landscapers and Garden Centres, across the board, business as usual.

     

    Customers appear to want to replace, like for like, plants that they have lost over the Winter.  They perhaps realise that it was a freak one-off Winter, and love nice plants in their gardens.

     

    P.S. With respect, we supplied the Bamboo for Gaynor's garden, as with all of the other plants.

    Jenny@ A & J Owen Gardening said:

    I particularly agree with plant choices given the way our seasons are changing.

    Would wildlife friendly landscape/gardening be something that could be considered as a topic? I personally feel that it's something that everyone should consider landscaper, gardener, designer and householder as well before certain species disappear completely.

     

  • How about something on design etc

    Build water features, auto water, ponds, streams, pools etc covering care plants etc,

    something on electric in the garden, how to - design - service etc

     

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