The summer is now almost over and very soon it’ll be back to school time for thousands of children across the UK. So if you’ve bought uniforms, new books, stationary and school shoes you’ve probably already been concentrating on getting your kids back into the school routine. One thing you might not have thought about…
Added by Lorna on August 31, 2011 at 15:05 — No Comments
People tell me I am still young... but I don't feel it.
Last year was brutal on a personal level, the year before was bad too and 2011 I had hoped would be an improvement, things would be simpler. It has been far from that.
It is of course inevitable that personal events have a consequence on business matters, and my case is no different. This creates a great deal of upfront stress. An eternal buzz of adrenaline. Churning bowels. Twitching eye.
Then of course there is…Continue
Stay stylish in the garden this bank holiday – beat the rain with iconic boots by Ilse Jacobsen, available at Petersham Nurseries. Read more at Locally Sourced…Continue
Just how healthy are the finances of your business?
Obviously we complete tax returns each year and hopefully we monitor progress through the year but this generally focuses on turnover, expenses and profit. It doesn't explain how financially healthy your business is.
I attended a Business Link Planning for Growth Course; they introduced some calculations you can run to determine the financial health of your business and l felt it would…Continue
Added by Katrina Kieffer- Wells on August 26, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments
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More and more garden designers, architects and landscapers are using our standard water troughs as planters. As the depth of the trough is 16", it is ideal for planting large shrubs and climbers into. Available in lengths from 2ft up to 10ft. Due to the heavy duty construction these…Continue
It's great to finally see that otters have managed to return to every county in the UK. But as many experts still point out they are still relatively , with quite small fragmented populations across a lot of their range especially in the south and east.…Continue
Added by Chris Went on August 23, 2011 at 16:04 — No Comments
Alex from New Leaf Landscapes contacted us recently looking for advice regarding using recycled plastic and composite decking. We thought that other readers might be interested in reading our reply and benefitting from our experience gathered over more than 20 years in the business:…Continue
Added by Chris Went on August 23, 2011 at 14:11 — No Comments
You ain't nobody if you haven't heard about the latest wood fired cooking trend that is sweeping both the culinary,garden and landscape world.
It has seen the U.K's top resturants rushing to invest in a wood…Continue
Added by Laura on August 23, 2011 at 11:24 — No Comments
Etesia UK has announced a further new appointment to its dealer network, including both Etesia and Pellenc brands. To strengthen their service in the South East of England, FR Jones and Son have joined the ever expanding list, covering the Kent region.
FR Jones and Son are a family-run business based in…Continue
Added by Chris Bassett on August 22, 2011 at 11:56 — No Comments
The most entertaining and inspirational independent flower show in the UK
My Wife and I attended the Southport Flower on Friday 19th August and what a fantastic day it was with something for everyone both young and old. In addition to the Grand Floral Marquee and Show Gardens which are indeed the main attractions as to why so many people attend every year, there was jousting medieval knights, free flying birds of prey and dog displays
This years show theme was "Vintage"…
Added by Katrina Kieffer- Wells on August 19, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments
Since we moved here 4 years ago, we've always heard and seen sparrows in the gardens of a couple of houses further up the road, but never seen them here. Now they seem to have had a good breeding year, and our garden is suddenly graced with a flock of 8 or 9 'overflow' sparrows. I must confess to being very fond of these once-common little brown birds: their chirping reminds me of pavement cafes in warmer climes, and I like their constant busyness animating the garden.
The following is an extract from a recent blog I wrote in regards to the draft NPPF, out for consultation at the moment, in which both within the ministerial foreword and in the text the word 'place' is used, seemingly at the expense of using 'landscape'. Landscape in my opinion is a word that has evolved to become all emcompassing and has the potential to be the 'bridge' across the many chasms that…Continue
Added by Pip Howard on August 18, 2011 at 17:14 — No Comments
We are delighted to announce that during the past month, Arbworx has racked up a whole wall full of landscaping industry accreditations.
APL & HTA
We heard this week that our application to join the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) and the …Continue
Added by Jon Lee on August 18, 2011 at 13:41 — No Comments
Added by John Ingham on August 17, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments
This week we have been working in Over in Cambridgeshire, just "over" the river from us being based in Needingworth St.Ives. The client has a new build property and has an unusally large garden attached at the side of the property which was left knee high with weeds and brambles.
So far we have cleared the site and laid a small patio with a recessed man hole cover and laid a shed base. We are about to extend the block paving driveway for them, as well as install some feather…Continue
Added by Colin@Green Room Gardens on August 16, 2011 at 21:52 — No Comments
Added by Ayegardening Ltd - Aye and Susan on August 16, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
The wire used in the production of XFENCE has an improved coating which provides greater durability.
Since the development of Zinc/Aluminium coated wire in 1984, various companies have used this coating to provide a longer life for their products. McVeigh Parker are also offering this…Continue
Added by Lucy @ Mcveigh Parker Fencing on August 16, 2011 at 12:15 — No Comments