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
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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
The upkeep of amenity turf within hundreds of housing estates up and down the country is a huge source of business for contractors. Reliability of mowing equipment is essential for this work. A contractor based at Battle in East Sussex, the FGS Group, chose the Etesia Pro 46 to handle the month-by-month cutting routine as part of its work for the Amicus Horizon housing association in the Hastings area.
Added by Chris Bassett on August 15, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments
I thought I’d write a blog to show the fairly typical design process that I went through recently for my latest garden commission. The brief was for a family garden, with screening for privacy and to hide the children’s play equipment and trampoline. The family also wanted to include a small vegetable growing area and more planting in general than they have now. They liked the idea of a fairly formal style, but with a contemporary feel. The garden is quite long and narrow…Continue
I would like to know if anyone has a kubota G26 Ride on mower. What is the good and bad points about this machine. I am looking into purchasing one for next season.
Added by T SANDERSON on August 14, 2011 at 16:25 — No Comments
Added by Katrina Kieffer- Wells on August 12, 2011 at 11:17 — No Comments
I'm fascinated by the potential of 'living walls' or 'vertical gardens' to transform the living environment of cities and I believe this could form the basis of a major new 'green' technology in the future if systems could be developed that are more sustainable and easier to manage than current designs.
My ideas for achieving this are described in my recent article in an environmental technology magazine which will eventually be available for free download at…Continue
Added by terry mcburney on August 11, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments
Added by Adam Pilgrim on August 10, 2011 at 13:58 — No Comments
Hi FolkI am just organising myself to begin garden maintenance on my own; a complete career change as redundancy is looming so time to plunge into something I love. Studying for RHS qualification and just looking for some support and pointers to start with: appreciate any help or advice to prepare myself.