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My name is Phil Voice and I have created this site to help professional gardeners, landscapers, designers, product manufacturers and suppliers [and also private gardeners and home owners] who might be looking for inspiration, help and advice.
At the core of the site lies a very powerful search engine friendly matrix, which means any content (and this gets stronger and stronger by the day) that you put up is being picked…
Added by Phil Voice on September 28, 2008 at 9:30 —
I finished planting a contemporary garden a week last Friday. I designed it, Dale Pellatt built it.
It's always good to hear that the clients are happy with the thought and skills taken to produce 'THE' garden that they dreamed of. This is the 'makes it all worth while' e mail that I received today.
Firstly, to say sorry that we haven't been in touch sooner. We both have horrid colds and I have had a couple of really busy weeks at work. However we just… Continue
Added by Kerrie John-The garden design Co on September 27, 2008 at 17:44 —
Sue and myself have just set up our third exhibition at Moors valley country park
in East Dorset. The images are all locally captured and are themed into three sets: Floral, Landscape and Animals. The animals set has a strong bias towards New Forest Ponies, we've included them on purely mercenary grounds - they sell!
If you find yourself in Dorset pop in and take a look - let me know what you think.…
Added by Richard Loader on September 23, 2008 at 21:00 —
We were reminded by Stuart Marler about the impending - new legislation for driveways from October 2008
and Lara Warner - Permeable Paving.
The information has now been released and it does not look as onerous as first thought.
The bullet points are
* Areas under five square… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on September 21, 2008 at 13:30 —
Anyone who follows my blog - yes, both of you.... will have surmised that today's news about Lehman's was likely to have led to - well, to say the least - an 'eventful' day for me. Most of the morning, I sat at my desk during the day, typing 'Lehman' into Google news and hitting refresh, and following the Markets Live dialogue on FT.com. Thanks to the internet, along with several other market nerds ('merds'), I had a virtual ringside seat to the demise of a venerable institution and subsequent… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on September 15, 2008 at 21:00 —
Well, it's about time that I got up to date with technology so I went out and got myself an inexpensive (OK, cheap) little digital compact camera at the weekend. I've been struggling with some beautiful but very awkward old fashioned film cameras for a while which just don't quite work as well for this sort of thing. Now don't get me wrong, I still love my film cameras (I'm still buying Olympus OM cameras and lenses but have given up on the Canon FD system after buying a duff A-1) and I still… Continue
Added by Andrew Fereday on September 15, 2008 at 20:37 —
I know that everyone here has the ability to optimise their own advertising and marketing by blogging, until your fingers are sore, here on the network.
I want to take the strain and help ramp up one lucky members business by building and writing their blog for them for a whole… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on September 15, 2008 at 11:00 —
This is a community service message - I've have recently become aware that the new style photo driver's licences require renewing (for a fee) every ten years. If you have one of these, and it is more than ten years old, you may be driving without a valid license and could incur a fine / invalidate your insurance. Please check out your licence - and don't get caught out... besides, the government needs your money!!!! Here is the link to DVLA's website for information:… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on September 13, 2008 at 9:30 —
Just in advance of the commencement date for the new Regulations of 1st October the Government has provided its guidance paper on implementing the new rules.
I for one am pleased to see that common sense appears to have prevailed and as long as a rain garden, soakaway or permeable paving solution is used there will be no need to apply for planning permission.
On the other hand the 5m2 exemption does not appear to take into account the humble front path which can be more… Continue
Added by Lara Warner on September 12, 2008 at 9:21 —
I will simply post the link for now to the headline from yesterday's Daily Express
. I am trying to get a copy of the "consultation" document to post on here too.
This is hardly the input the industry needs from the government when we are facing the current economic constraints!
Added by Lara Warner on September 10, 2008 at 9:30 —
This is going to sound sooooo dreadful, but before I get into it, I have to swear that this is completely uncommon... in fact, it's very nearly unique, like the Bosin-Higgs particle (I probably spelled that wrong!). Okay, here goes.... last Saturday, Andrew went off to work in the garden of a fabulous friend in Leeds... and I met 'the girls' (including self-same fabulous friend) for a 'power lunch' at Harvey Nichols (Leeds) followed by a few laps in the delightfully bijou food court, and spent… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on September 9, 2008 at 23:00 —
A picture speaks a thousand words - an old saying but perhaps even more true now than when it was said by an early Emperor of the Xia Dynasty in China about 4,000 years ago.
With the coming of broadband, photographic and graphic images have become easily accessible through all kinds of channels; and very useful they are too. Web sites, business cards, adverts, flyers all benefit from well chosen images and there are so many to pick from......good old Google offers hundreds for just… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on September 9, 2008 at 22:00 —
I HAVE noticed a number of great photographs being uploaded to the site in the past few days, they clearly show the hard work, imagination and skills of members.
But here are a few tips to make sure you are getting plenty of bang for your buck:
- Each photograph has it's own page that you can link to directly, so should you need to email people to highlight your work you can point them at individual pages
- Each photograph also has an area where you can describe… Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on September 9, 2008 at 12:09 —
You may have been forced to stay in this weekend as the rough weather takes it's toll and causes many plans to change.
I have written quite a few posts that many of Landscape Juice readers would have missed because the stores were posted before they found the site.
Here is one which might be of interest and stimulate a little bit of thought about what goes on in gardens where nobody is the witness except the perpetrator or the garden itself.
Added by Phil Voice on September 6, 2008 at 14:21 —
Next Friday, the office bunch are off volunteering for a local school. They're tidying up an area which is going to become a 'woodland classroom'. When news of this volunteering escapade was first mooted in July, I have to say I felt an overwhelming sense of impending domestic... I found myself shuffling further to the back of the meeting room and trying to avoid eye contact... I just kept repeating 'no, no, no, no' in my head... to no avail... it caught up with me... "Your husband's a gardener… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on September 3, 2008 at 20:23 —
Standing on the precipice of redundancy with only the dead tree root which is my technical knowledge keeping me from plummeting down into the valley of cohabiting with the in-laws as I am.... I'm constantly on the look out for new career avenues and I think I have found my niche. While watching another rerun of the Sarah Beenie Show (a.k.a. Property Ladder) over dinner, I found myself yelling at the set in much the same manner as a fanatical Stoke City fan - though thankfully not spilling my… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on September 1, 2008 at 22:11 —