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Looking for help in testing our new app for iPhones

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

We need your help testing our new GardenAdvice App on iPhone before its full release. we are looking for 9 people with iPhones to test our new app where you will be able to send pictures and ask the GardenAdvice team questions directly from your iPhone
In exchange we will be provide you with the MyGardenTeam plus service for a year plus £100 worth of plants for your garden.
All you have to do is download the app and use it to ask us some questions and then tell us about your user experience when using the iPhone app. If you would like to help us test our app just drop us an email at admin@gardenadvice.co.uk

Butterflies – Small Tortoiseshells have a great year

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

From the British Trust for Ornithology

After last year’s wet summer and this year’s cold spring, it was touch and go for many butterfly species. However, the hot, dry weather at the beginning of July was a turning point for many, including the Small Tortoiseshell. Although their numbers normally increase at the end of the summer, with new butterflies emerging from the second brood, the BTO’s Garden BirdWatch reporting rate exceeded expectations for the time of year, and was double that seen the same time last year. Find out more and see some of the latest GBW outputs.

Stage two – Gardenadvice App development

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe
Stage two – Gardenadvice App development

If you have a Apple iPhone or smart phone with the android operating system help us test stage two in our mobile app development  by downloading the the post Beta edition and help us test how the app works. With the GardenAdvice app you can send us pictures and questions directly from your mobile and get advice and assistance from our team of expert advisors on all your gardening questions and gardening advice requests. For further information email us at app@gardenadvice.co.uk

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GardenAdvice Apprenticeships

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe
GardenAdvice Apprenticeships are designed to train fully qualified horticulturists to undertake full time posts within the Gardenadvice business after the apprenticeship.

Gardenadvice horticulturist and botanists are based in knowledge of plants, conservation and environmental issues. Although some of the apprenticeship covers garden construction and landscaping our apprenticeships are not designed to provide you with these skills.
The Gardenadvice Apprenticeship takes the form of in house training working along side a number of full time employees assisting them and external training leading to a recognised qualification in horticulture. Our internal training takes the form of a Journeyman scheme where the apprentice sends time in different section of the GardenAdvice organisations. Some short period of overseas travel might be required.
GardenAdvice Apprenticeship focus on developing the following skills in
Plants – in such aspects of recognition, propagation and cultivation and care
Soil science – in relation to the cultivation and care of plants in different climates.
Climate science – understanding how climate can effect different elements that in turn effect mirco environments
Conservation – understanding how different factors and elements can be influenced to create effective conservation
Environmental control –  understanding how environments can be influenced and altered to suit an environmental objective
The position of a fully qualified GardenAdvice horticulturist is to assist our viewers, members and clients with advice and assistance on a wide range of horticultural, conservation and environmental projects ranging from small garden projects to country wide conservation plans normally in relation to plants and conservation issues.
Pay rates
Apprentices under 19 or in the first year of the apprenticeship £2.68 per hour
Apprentices in the second year of apprenticeship under 19 £4.96 per hour over 19 £6.19 per hour
Plus travelling expenses from home to place of work, plus care allowance for other expenses.
Clothing and equipment provided
The current salary range of a full time Gardenadvice horticulturist is between £30,000 to £50,000 per anum
For Further details click here