A chance conversation with Plant Heritage a few months ago has led to me designing and building their main display in the marquee at Hampton Court Flower Show.
It has been a really tough one this time with Mick and I solely building a huge display to show Five Continents. It has also been tough trying to find out the exact native plants for each Continent and displaying them aesthetically but also in a scientific way.
Two more days to go and we have suffered extreme heat and…Continue
Added by claudia de yong on June 29, 2012 at 22:25 — No Comments
I posted about my green roof in April last year, and thought it might be helpful for anyone considering doing a similar scheme to post an update. Here in Gloucestershire, this year has been so much wetter than the previous two, and it has made a big difference to the plants on this unirrigated roof. I've decided that I'm not impressed with the system I used to construct the roof: I don't believe (though admittedly I haven't excavated to find out for sure) that the plant roots are able to…Continue
Technical Surfaces has teamed up with Leisure Operator Freedom Leisure to provide specialist maintenance to 10 outdoor synthetic sports pitches over the next three years.
The pitches, located across Hampshire, Kent and Sussex, were previously being maintained on an individual basis…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on June 28, 2012 at 14:01 — No Comments
Experienced Drivewayfixer, Newport Paving have carried out two successful projects using Drive Revive® - a water based tarmac paint to rejuvenate tired or faded drives.
The 90sqm projects were carried out in Shropshire and both homeowners have been left extremely impressed with the results.
Newport Paving used a Pothole Repair Kit, from Drivewayfix, to fill all potholes and cracks before treating the drives with Drive Revive® - the perfect product to rejuvenate a tired…Continue
Added by Instarmac Group on June 28, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments
Specialist hire company, Acacia Groundcare Equipment Rental, has recently increased its fleet of Etesia pedestrian mowers to an impressive 30, made up of both the ever popular Pro46 and Pro53 with the delivery of two more Pro46’s by local dealer South East Groundcare Machinery.
The firm, based at…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on June 27, 2012 at 13:23 — No Comments
At Chaffin Fencing we have expanded our decking division after a large increase in the demand for outside decking areas. We have very much enjoyed getting stuck in and sharing our passion with new customers all over the South East.
You can choose from either a durable hardwood or a pre-treated softwood timber, meaning both of them have a lift expectancy of at least 15 years.
We can advice you on the design taking into consideration the terrain of your garden and the purpose in…Continue
Yet another high class facility has been completed for the prestigious Merchant Taylor’s School in Middlesex by Buckinghamshire based sports contractor Agripower.
After successfully building a new six lane Herculan running track together with natural wickets, outfields and a new 1st team rugby…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on June 26, 2012 at 14:14 — No Comments
To increase our profile in the local area we have launched our bi-monthly newsletter. It's aim is to provide interesting information on all things landscaping and also a useful tool to promote the company and show we know what we are talking about.
Using emails and social media we can spread the word and also having the opt in button on our website allows us to send it out with a Marshalls brochure to interested customers see…Continue
Added by Mike Warman on June 26, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments
In this current economic climate stories of business success are few and far between, however Ayegardening a Sussex based Gardening Services business is beating all the odds and are enjoying their third year of growth!
Ayegardening was started in 2009 by husband and wife team Aye and Susan Naing. Aye initially started on his own doing general gardening maintenance in the Dorking, Surrey area and Susan did the back office work around her full time role as teacher. At the end of 2009…Continue
Added by Kate Jury: Oxford Garden Partner on June 24, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments
The links between trees, forests and improved mental and physical health are becoming clearer, with an increasing amount of applied …
Added by Emma Dutton on June 22, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments
There is an old parlour game; what would be the best professional to be marooned on a desert island with? A clear favourite would be a multi skilled self-employed landscaper. A knowledge of soil management helping to grow food, the ingenuity to fashion purpose built tools, the skills of building a comfortable place to sleep in - all done with much more finesse and a longing for a finer lifestyle than an ex SAS survival specialist and they would be sitting pretty watching the sunset from…Continue
Well no doubt your all rained off (again!) like me. Not sure if I'll ever catch up but I did cut two lawns this morning before the heavens opened. Well all we can hope for is an Indian summer lol!
TVG Landscaping are landscaping contractors that offers a wide variety of design, build and general landscaping and maintenance services in Sussex.
Our Main Services:
Garden Design Lancing
We are able to offer our landscaping services on a personal scale with emphasis on Garden Design – bespoke designs for you, no matter what type of garden you want, one to…Continue
Marshalls Cobbletech Paving System
As most of us know Marshalls have recently released a new paving system known as Marshalls Cobbletech which is only available to those on the register. We believe that this is a fantastic, innovative, long lasting product which is why we have…Continue
Added by Abel Landscaping (Liverpool) on June 18, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
Our businesses occupy a large percentage of our time, being self employed is a different world from being employed. With most employed work when you clock off you can go home and relax until the next morning.
Self employment, running your own business, means many hours outside of the actual working day spent on paperwork, purchasing, quoting, or even just thinking about everything. I've also spent a lot of dreamtime at work too!
I relish this about running a business, I love…Continue
Photo by kind permission of Barakura English Garden
Last year we were approached by a Japanese garden writer working in the UK, to supply a gazebo and rose…Continue
Added by Fenlandphil on June 17, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Discovering a nest of …Continue
hi i have recently picked up a qualcast 35s cylinder mower, when i mow it leaves a rib effect on the lawn, ive sharpened blades and set, adjusted the mixture screw, but still no joy, the blade does seem to slow slightly and pick up again when mowing which i think might be the reason but not sure? any advise would be gratefully appreciated thanks