Much amusement all round in the office today... someone has finally cut EU wasteful spending by intervening just in time.....
Yes, my prize of the week for tackling uselessness goes to the EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding who has stepped in just in time to stop the EU Fundamental Rights Agency from proceeding with plans to reformat the EU charter into an 80 MINUTE LONG EPIC POEM!!!!! Or, if you… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on April 30, 2010 at 21:20 —
This time last year I could hardly sit still with the apprehension and excitement of doing a garden at Chelsea. There was no room in my world for anything else – a one-track mind full of Fenland Alchemists (and a quiet panic over designing such a complex planting scheme!).
And now - a year on – little wistful sighs as I think of all the designers and contractors beginning their Chelsea journey this year.
So I thought I would get my Chelsea fix and have a sneaky peek at the… Continue
Added by Giles Landscapes on April 30, 2010 at 13:34 —
Lots of reports of wasps nest so far this year but most are actually harmless bees. How to tell the difference.
Added by Adrian Sole on April 30, 2010 at 10:51 —
Job title: National Sales Manager
Job ref: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: As a successful and growing business, Hariom Trade International is always looking for great people to join our team. When you work for Hariom Trade International you are joining the most successful specialist Importers & Stone Merchants company in the UK. We offer many benefits including:
•Excellent career development prospects
Added by Manjit Yadav on April 29, 2010 at 16:00 —
Wowza wowza wowza.... I've found Seventh Heaven (and all the lesser Heavens were really cute too, bless!).... I know the way to Nirvana (it's the second left past Amarillo)..... Shake your money maker (but keep all your clothes on!).... Climb every mountain (but concentrate on the short ones first and ease yourself in)..... You were the wind beneath my wings (stop eatin' beans)....
By now, you're thinking.... 'Crumbs, what on earth has sparked this extreme outburst of Stimpy-like joy… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on April 28, 2010 at 11:54 —
Ah the joy of discovery.... the leader of the Scottish Liberal Party is called Tavish Scott... Poor chap, school must've been a nightmare.... though, I've got to ask why can't we have a US presidential candidate called Yankee McNugget (from a Northern state obviously)....
What surprises me - genuinely - is not so much the name, but that we haven't yet had this on 'Have I Got News for You' or 'The Vote NOW Show' or 'The News Quiz' or indeed, even in 'Private Eye'....
Added by Cat Fereday on April 26, 2010 at 20:31 —
Starting to realise why we all hate dog poo so much! On some of the large high-maintenance apartments that I look after it is commonplace for residents to walk their dogs on the communal grass areas to let them relieve themselves, but on no occasion have I seen them pick any of it up afterwards.
They don't seem to realise that I then have to mow the lawn and fill the cloth bag of my machine with what their cuddly little pooch has just ejected! And I now recognise the noise it makes… Continue
Added by Dan Frazer Gardening on April 26, 2010 at 17:44 —
20th April 2010
We have just got back from a great visit to Q LAWNS in Thetford (they sell turf, grass seed and landscape supplies). We met their sales and marketing co-ordinator, Angela Lambert ( a fellow Landscape Juicer!), who showed us around the 2000 acre site and is kindly donating some Eviromat sedum matting for our show garden at the Sandringham Flower Show this year. My colleague Steve Hall and I were totally amazed by the size of the sedum and lawn fields! All around us… Continue
Added by Giles Landscapes on April 26, 2010 at 12:30 —
This week is Green Office Week, encouraging people to take a fresh look at their office space and how they can make it greener, healthier and happier for all.
As interior landscapers, we have a way of creating a much healthier environment for all and, as such, we can make a real impact this week.
To find out more about Green Office Week, visit the eFIG website
Added by Laura @ eFIG on April 26, 2010 at 11:15 —
There comes a point in life when you can’t (or don't want to) undertake the mowing of your own lawn perhaps for health reasons, lack of time or equipment, whilst away on business or holiday. Continue
Maybe you have tried to get that perfect lawn but somehow have never quite managed to archive this or perhaps you just need a helping hand to rectify a particular problem?
Looking after your lawn is hard work particularly if you want to develop and sustain a quality lawn and I am sure…
Added by Graeme @ BGS on April 26, 2010 at 0:00 —
Lawns can be one of the most work intensive items you will have in your garden and in order to develop and sustain a quality lawn you need to know your lawn type, when and how often you should mow the lawn. Mowing too often, too little, at the wrong height or at the wrong times can seriously degrade the condition and vigour of the lawn.
I see more lawns that have been damaged by poor mowing practices than lack of or over dosing with chemicals or soil structure problems.
Added by Graeme @ BGS on April 25, 2010 at 11:00 —
I don’t watch many gardening programmes, I used to watch Ground Force from time to time often for all the wrong reasons, the free movement of Charlie Dimmocks assets were definitely an interesting phenomenon for me, even as a man who is not normally a bust fan. I also watch programmes covering the flower and garden shows, where I have made something that has been incorporated into a show garden.
The biggest perceived problem it seems to me of those who work professionally within the garden… Continue
Added by Fenlandphil on April 25, 2010 at 9:30 —
Well.... we've finally hit our Southern stride (which, I admit sounds like some Country and Western dance move, but fear not, while I have brought you the foibles of a Morris Man, I'm not about to declaim on the joys of boot scootin).
Fereday is employed (big cheer)!!!! He's now working out at a beautiful garden centre near Cobham which has a very nice vibe - I was even invited out on the Saturday before he started to meet the team and see the lay of the land.... which I thought was… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on April 24, 2010 at 8:30 —
John Fielder started out as tree surgeon after qualifying with an OND in Arboriculture - the three year course included landscaping nursery production where he built up an extensive plant knowledge.
After leaving college John spent some time working in Germany gaining additional experience before setting his garden maintenance and tree surgery business - later… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on April 23, 2010 at 16:30 —
I might be teaching people how to suck eggs here but as I know that other landscapers are reading the blog it seems fair to try to pass on the odd snippett that might be useful.
When I'm putting a quote together I often visit a number of different websites for information, prices, etc. Today is a typical one. The garden I'm quoting has a welded liner for the pool, stainless steel cables over the pergola, a type of brick that we've never heard of and various other bits and bobs. I've… Continue
Added by Dave Sewell on April 21, 2010 at 12:26 —
I actually really enjoy now the retail part on best4garden
, there are very interesting parts in it. It feels that I am taking part in a project when people order the heavy duty lawn edging and tell me about the big project they are doing- last week it was 225m to a group of volunteers that renew a very old garden! so I am hoping for good photos.
There are many new products but even the flag item the… Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on April 21, 2010 at 1:00 —
Samples were shown to the clients last week and they decided on using NAMGRASS Green Meadow. The new lawn was picked up on Saturday from the UK offices of Namgrass and we commenced the install yesterday.
As you can appreciate the client having two dogs and small children found it impossible to have a lawn, it was re-turfed a number of times over the last few years and that they have… Continue
Added by Graeme @ BGS on April 20, 2010 at 21:30 —
Grass cutting has really picked up for the business now. I have just taken delivery of a new Masport Rotorola that everyone seems to be talking about and tomorrow it's getting it's first test on a private housing estate I maintain. Good thing is the site is roadside so plenty passers-by should see the good work.
Looking for ways to purchase extra lawn equipment. I have a good hire station nearby and have been making weekly visits for scarifiers and a lovely camon aerator (£2.5k… Continue
Added by Dan Frazer Gardening on April 18, 2010 at 21:44 —
Hariom Trade International offers quality building stone products, which are used by Architects, Builders, Paving and Driveways Contractors, Landscape Architects, Landscape contractors, Garden designers, Civil Engineers & Local Authorities etc. Whether you are looking for the highest quality natural stone products, or specialist building products, Hariom Trade International has the ideal products to meet your needs.
Starting from… Continue
Added by Manjit Yadav on April 18, 2010 at 21:09 —
We stock 2, 2.7 and 3.0 meter hand cut Indian Stone circles complete with squaring off kit which are available in your choice of colours. Below are some of images of stone circles
Added by Manjit Yadav on April 18, 2010 at 21:03 —