Landscape & Amenity

April 2017

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READER ENQUIRY 164 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m Follow us on Social Media /landscapeandamenity @LAPUMagazine The recent Dennis and SISIS Cricket Groundsman's Seminar recorded its highest ever attendance with an impressive 260 delegates making their way to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club all looking to refresh and enhance their education on a variety of topics. The seminar, which was supported by Gloucester Cricket Board, Boughton Loam,, Limagrain UK, Lister Wilder, Stuart Canvas Products and Poweroll, brought together a wide range of cricket groundsmen from grass roots, local and county clubs, Record breaking Cricket Groundsman's Seminar and international test venues. It was also reported that the event recorded the largest ever amount of attendees from groundsmen working within schools and colleges. All sharing the same goal of ultimately enhancing their education and improving their cricket facilities, the seminar was a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, learn best practices and share and gain knowledge from some of the top names in cricket groundsmanship. SISIS Enquiry 162 A comprehensive Soil Resource Survey carried out for the Royal Horticultural Society by soil scientists at Tim O'Hare Associates (TOHA) for the proposed RHS Garden Bridgewater will provide an exemplar case study on the sustainable re-use and management of existing soils. RHS Garden Bridgewater praised for soil re-use and management The proposed new garden – on the site of the former Worsley New Hall in Salford, to the north west of Manchester – has been designed by landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith. Soils on the 63 ha site, which slopes down to the Bridgewater Canal on its southern boundary, range from a sandy loam, through alluvial silts and clays in the woodland areas, to peaty soils in the meadows abutting the canal. TOHA Principal Consultant Tim O'Hare and Senior Associate Ceri Spears carried out a baseline assessment of all soils found on the site in November 2016, in advance of the commencement of construction of the planned visitor centre, with a view to their re-use for the new garden. The survey will also help to refi ne decisions made on the fi nal landscape design and planting schemes provided outline planning permission is granted. "This is an intriguing project that has the potential to act as an exemplar for future schemes where in situ soils, if correctly managed, can be re-used to their full potential" explained Tim O'Hare. "The range of soils within the four main areas of the site will need to be treated differently. Some of the sandy clay loams are very delicate and susceptible to compaction, for example. A good soil management strategy should be developed to ensure these soils are protected throughout the different phases of the garden's construction." Tim O'Hare Associates Enquiry 163 McConnel Limited Temeside Works, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1JL United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)1584 873131 E-mail Website WORLD-LEADERS IN REMOTE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY UNRIVALLED RANGE OF ALL-TERRAIN MACHINES Offering a huge selection of attachments and accessories from stump grinders to snow blowers. ROBOCUT ROBOMOZ ROBOZERO ROBOPOWER ROBOLOAD ROBOCUT ROBOMOZ ROBOZERO ROBOPOWER ROBOLOAD ROBOCUT ROBOMOZ ROBOZERO ROBOPOWER ROBOLOAD ROBOCUT ROBOMOZ ROBOZERO ROBOPOWER ROBOLOAD ROBOCUT ROBOMOZ ROBOZERO ROBOPOWER ROBOLOAD ROBOMAX REMOTE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY ALL-TERRAIN MACHINES Power: 33hp Power: 40hp Power: 40hp Power: 80hp Power: 140hp POWER: 140hp POWER: 80hp POWER: 40hp POWER: 40hp POWER: 33hp POWER: 33hp

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