Has anyone heard of garden quotes.co.uk? They give you a free sample of work but if you want more work they charge £8.00 a quote. Also they are not based in the UK they are in Holland.
Added by Colin Cross on January 31, 2009 at 17:06 —
The house I live in is built directly onto solid rock and there are no foundations whatsoever. The rock, which is a white limestone is great for building on and probably one of the reasons that the house was built in the first place - because materials were freely available.
Every time the… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on January 30, 2009 at 12:30 —
In the last couple of months I’ve been woken at night by the sound of the dawn chorus, which is a beautiful sound, but strange since I would have thought it was something you would expect to hear in summer. So I was really pleased to have been given a bird feeder for Christmas so that I might be able to attract these birds and see them during the daytime.
Despite my initial enthusiasm though I haven’t seen so much as a peck at the tasty peanuts that are hanging in the garden - I… Continue
Added by Charlotte Noar on January 30, 2009 at 10:30 —
I am sure you are well aware that running a site such as the Landscape Juice Network takes time and expense and at some stage, especially if the membership continues to rise at the rate it is, it will have to pay its way.
A number of experiments using affiliate links, Google adverts and donations have been tested but ultimately, the preference would be to keep the front page reserved for network related topics and selected postings and information.
Added by Phil Voice on January 30, 2009 at 10:00 —
Hi guys I came across this tonight (I'm not involved in anyway btw) and thought it might be of some interest to some of you:
"It speeds up the process of choosing plants for your Landscape Projects.
The site has been developed to help professionals in the industry search for and select plants based on their suitability for the conditions or situation required by their Landscape Project, whether that be design considerations (plant size, flower colour, leaf type) or site… Continue
Added by Nicky @ GardenImprovements.com on January 29, 2009 at 22:16 —
Let’s face it, January is not the busiest time of the year for working in the garden. But if you think of January in the garden as the outdoor equivalent of the “spring clean” you give your home you will be well prepared for the next round of work this year.
As much as we try to always clean our tools after using them, and religiously oil our secateurs and shears, sometimes these jobs are overlooked - especially when you’ve just finished a long days work outdoors, it’s cold and dark… Continue
Added by Charlotte Noar on January 29, 2009 at 11:30 —
(feel free to change title)
I came here because I wanted to ask advice about employing a gardener. I believed a lot more could be done with our flower beds and grass areas, but only wanted someone who we could express our ideas to, and who would make them reality.
I posted about not liking our grass areas being well mowed and wishing we could do more with some of the areas. This in turn made me wonder what would be involved if we decided to plant wild flower seeds on one… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on January 29, 2009 at 1:46 —
I have been busy the last few days, wife not well and daughter has an interview with a 6th form college this evening. So today has been particularly busy. I have sat and sorted out some emails, among other things I need to arrange training about leaseholders and managing agents and how this impacts on tenant management organisations deliveing services.
Then came a few moments where I had a little time to myself. I went to the balcony to look over the open space outside and the flower… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on January 27, 2009 at 13:58 —
It was a great day.
I enjoyed listening to a new cd from friends, read few comments from good fiends from LJ, Israel and other friends from uk.
Got electric propagator as a birthday present from brother in law and wife- any tips about it let me know.
In Israel I used for the short winter (3-4 warm month) a wooden frame with non ready compost and a nice layer of perlit on top and covered that with plastic (like a small green house) the compost got warm when working and I saw seed… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on January 26, 2009 at 0:00 —
Just a very easy solution to a rare but potentially costly, (in terms of fines), problem. Continue
With thanks to Dr Loveday Jenkins for this system, introduced at a 4 star hotel in Cornwall. It conformed with Environment Agency guidelines, whilst assisting to get a gold award in the sustainable tourism criteria. Although strictly speaking not sustainable, it was the best and cheapest system to deal with chlorinated backwash water, which due to the quantity and chlorine contained should…
Added by Sustainable Land Management on January 25, 2009 at 13:30 —
I take photographs from a 50ft mast. Camera on top of the mast. While I sit behind on my laptop at ground level and control the camera and take the photographs. This is fully portable and can be set up within 20 minutes. Also the cost is a lot more affordable. High quality photographs than just drawings. Nearly all the web sites I have viewed don’t offer this option. My offer is to photograph your chosen project with no cost to you. The only cost is the photographs which you choose. Prices… Continue
Added by Shaun on January 23, 2009 at 21:50 —
Oh what a day,
Started my firefighter course this week, tomorrow first exam.
It is hard for me, Ya I guess I love gardens and nature more than chemicals, and big noisy car. plenty of details and very fast lessons-where with my English I just struggle.(lots of words that I do not know and rate is too fast).If that is not enough When we work outside Using a pump and all sort i can not always hear all. ( my hearing was damaged 15 years ago when I had to serve as infinitive fighter In the… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on January 23, 2009 at 20:19 —
As a community leader I have certain responsibilities and obligations to those I serve. Among these is the regeneration of our area to improve the general living conditions, health and mental welfare.
There are two particular pitfalls that I am constantly aware off. The first is not to assume my own desires and beliefs reflect those of the people I represent, the second is not to get caught up on ideas, particularly those which are popular without testing and questioning common… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on January 23, 2009 at 11:30 —
Yeah, really pleased to say that I have been invited to design and build an 8mx8m show garden for Sandringham flower show this year (2009). This is my local show and is a lot more relaxed than the RHS shows but it is judged by Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason so no slacking.
So after much tweaking of my design plan now all I have to do is find sponsors for the loan of plants and supplies. The biggest challenge being 40 UK standard size wooden pallets, I know this may sound stange but… Continue
Added by Shadow Hall on January 23, 2009 at 10:34 —
One of the biggest challenges we face in maintaining and developing the open spaces on our estate is that we share this space with so many others. Each with their needs and desires and often it seems they conflict with those of other users.
Here is a short list of those users from the top of my head:
Children living on the estate
Children living off the estate
Residents - young, middle aged, elderly
People visiting residents
Pedestrians passing through… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on January 21, 2009 at 13:42 —
I have enjoyed my first week here, and think I will be here for a while as there is so much of interest even for a non gardener like myself.
All round I have very little talent, I can't draw, sing, play an instrument, make things and as for my gardening talent I think I could make a good living providing plants for science fiction films which feature dead worlds.
I do love plants, and I get a simple pleasure and peace of mind just watching a daisy greet the day. As with… Continue
Added by dgeorgea on January 21, 2009 at 0:31 —
I have always been keen on drawing inspiration and motivation from gardening shows on TV but particularly those aimed at promoting design in gardens and landscaping projects. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take part in a live TV makeover in Glasgow - here' how I got on?
Like I say since ever being interested I have been addicted to garden makeover programmes - in the same way that my wife (as a chef) is enthralled by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Masterchef and the… Continue
Added by Nicky @ GardenImprovements.com on January 20, 2009 at 18:30 —
Hello! Years ago my now-husband and I travelled around Europe and North Africa (in a beaten up old land-rover), and we fell in love with Portugal. 'One day' we said, 'we'll come back here and buy a little ruin and piece of land'. We are now 'living the dream' as they say, in Central Portugal.
The little ruin was knocked down and in it's place a big contemporary house (that architect saw us coming for sure!)- which we are probably going to spend the rest of our lives trying to finish… Continue
Added by Shelley Barnes on January 19, 2009 at 17:30 —
It was not just my birthday today, much more than that.
Birthday was great-It was great to see my daughters so excited and spend the day with friends and family. AS the weather was good we had a short walk.
I was extremely happy to know that War in Gaza stopped and my Israeli brother in law is back home after few weeks.I still hope that the people in Gaza will get some help and support from the rest of the world and will have some vision for life in peace.
I also got… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on January 18, 2009 at 19:54 —
For me, the main point of blogging is to raise a smile by relating the lighter side of being married to a gardener - over the course of my blog posts, I've ranted about the 'glove bunnies' all over the house, I've related tales of odd client requests and conjured up Fereday's dream shed, I've warbled on about my own job, etc., etc.
Generally, I try to put as much thought into blog posts as Fereday puts into his client profiling and selection.... Sometimes, though, 'material' just… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on January 18, 2009 at 13:30 —