If you are interested in qualifying as a Garden Designer, you can win a place on Oxford College of Garden Design's new online diploma course (worth 5k). Today's Telegraph has featured the course and details of the competition can be found here
Added by Elspeth Briscoe on January 30, 2010 at 17:26 —
LAUNCH OF THE WORLD'S FIRST ONLINE GARDEN DESIGN COURSE - launched today!
Award-winning British garden designer, Duncan Heather, launches the world’s first-ever interactive online garden design course which means you can now train as a top-class residential landscape designer from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.
Each online student will be allocated their own qualified garden… Continue
Added by Elspeth Briscoe on January 29, 2010 at 11:10 —
I'm very happy!
And the reason for my happiness? I'll tell you later.
I thought I would share with you my experience of building our website in the hope that it will help and assist any of you who want to do this and save you loads of wonga.
This is how I created our website Jan's Gardening
and the tools I used. And all for £22.97
When I was setting up the business I had to make sure… Continue
Added by Paul Rogers on January 28, 2010 at 16:42 —
Since joining the LJN, almost a year ago, Cornwall Landscaping, (CSL) and those involved have seen monumental changes. Continued high exposure has led to to many contracts resulting in the fact the businesses involved could all continue on their merits, without real need for the cooperative. Following a meeting with good old HMRC in Nov 09 and subsequent internal meetings it was also necessary to abandon the co operative ideal as proposed regulations would have put us in a position where the… Continue
Added by Pip Howard on January 27, 2010 at 21:11 —
Added by Phil Voice on January 27, 2010 at 7:30 —
Ultrascape's PRO-BED HS ECO - our fine bedding concrete
containing recycled glass, is now available in bulk 30 tonnes silos, thanks to popular demand.
Bulk silo's are the ideal solution for large scale streetscape
Our innovative flowable grout
, also containing recycled glass - FLOWPOINT ECO, is now also getting a new identity - with it's own packaging which will also contain recycled materials.
For more info on Pro-Bed HS ECO or… Continue
Added by Instarmac Group on January 25, 2010 at 11:07 —
With my impending wedding in September I now have a deadline to complete our garden (as we're having the ceremony in said garden). Made decent progress today excavating for our new morning patio.…
Added by Michael Burt on January 23, 2010 at 16:02 —
Jill thinks I have an addictive personality. That is not the case where people become addicted to my personality but I become addicted to the things I do. She also says it runs in my family. I have to agree, my family are slightly mad, lovely, but not quite normal in my eyes. My father became addicted to running at the age of 60 and it would be quicker to say what my elder sister hasn’t become addicted to. And I realise I have just become addicted to using the word addicted.
Now I… Continue
Added by The Perfumed Garden on January 23, 2010 at 11:00 —
I mentioned this the other day on the 'Include your Twitter updates'
thread the other day but I am not sure it has been widely picked up.
It is now possible to synchronise your LJN page with your Twitter account.
To enable this feature..... go yo your page and look for the 'Tell us what you are doing' box. Just below this you will see the Titter… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on January 21, 2010 at 19:30 —
Finally, the snows have thawed and the ice has melted and work can commence as per normal. It's still very chilly and the thermals are still required but the sun has been shining and the rain has kept itself at bay (for the meantime at least).
Our latest build at Airth is now underway and proceeding nicely..
Added by Michael Burt on January 20, 2010 at 22:00 —
Employers in the land-based industries now have the opportunity to receive £1,000 to encourage them to invest in a new apprentice. Lantra, Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries is making business aware of the funding available that is open to apprentices of all ages.
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, announced the offer that will benefit hard-working companies and employers in… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on January 19, 2010 at 9:37 —
Added by Phil Voice on January 18, 2010 at 17:30 —
Hi again everyone,
I forgot to mention the new website. It is still under construction but you can at least get on and have a look.
Added by Mandy Boyd on January 18, 2010 at 16:59 —
This is my first blog post, so I hope it is ok to do this.
Consols Pond will hopefully be having a major clearout within the next few weeks and as we have an excess of Bull Rushes, I was wondering if anyone would like to buy some from Consols Pond Association thereby helping to swell the coffers?
If you are interested please contact me on Tel. 0777 3333 510
All the best
Consols Pond Association
Added by Mandy Boyd on January 18, 2010 at 16:58 —
With this ongoing recession and the hard winter, the tough small businesses would appear to be able to withstand anything if they are still hanging on in there. 2010 is an exciting year, politically, but whatever happens one thing is certain - huge cuts will be made in government spending. For small businesses this would not be too much of a worry on the face of it; cuts in public expenditure will surely only affect civil servants in the main.
For many years now government both local… Continue
Added by Pip Howard on January 17, 2010 at 9:00 —
Am honoured to be among the candidates accepted for the 19th International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire.
More information on this coming very soon.
Added by Elaine Jarvis on January 16, 2010 at 19:27 —
I managed to do nearly a full weeks work since the snow began to melt on Monday. There were a couple of weather delays on Wednesday and Thursday but on the whole a, productive week. The job was to remove some trees and reduce the height of a few others, and has been planned since last summer. The trees in question were on the boundary of a neighbouring property and were reducing the light in the garden.
The clients’ property has a garden of a few of acres and was planted about 20… Continue
Added by The Perfumed Garden on January 16, 2010 at 12:32 —
In my last article for the monthly magazine Hertfordshire Countryside, I allowed a smug comment about the mild weather here in central France to creep into the text and was rewarded, a few days later, by six inches of powder snow and temperatures down to minus 12 degrees C. The distances I travel to visit clients have increased enormously since the days when I was based at a Hertfordshire garden centre, so observations of that sort will be kept to a minimum from now on, in the interests of road… Continue
Added by Colin Elliott on January 13, 2010 at 12:58 —
Now that the worst of the snow has thawed it looks like a lot of the footpath have taken quite a pounding from frost heave. I presume that the combination of the already high water table and then the deep and prolonged frost have proved too much for some areas. The local council is certainly going to have their work cut out.
Added by Michael Burt on January 12, 2010 at 12:00 —
Added by Phil Voice on January 10, 2010 at 10:00 —