Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW) takes place in London this year, opening some 218 hidden and little-known gardens to the public on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 2013.
Gardens are located across 27 London boroughs and range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, including private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, restaurants,…Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on April 19, 2013 at 13:44 — No Comments
Garden guru Chris Beardshaw is recommending a new technique for bigger blooms – blast your plants with heavy metal.
The broadcaster and gardening expert reveals on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time on Friday that a constant diet of Black Sabbath worked wonders on a greenhouse full of plants, but exposure to Sir Cliff Richard killed every plant in a horticultural experiment.
Added by Craig McGinty on April 19, 2013 at 9:17 — No Comments
It is National Gardening Week and this year's event is concentrating on two themes, horticultural careers and wild flower meadows.
Running until Sunday, April 21 there are a number of events and open days across the country, an online map is…Continue
Added by Craig McGinty on April 16, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Sensory Gardens should delight, inspire and provoke - they should provide an exciting journey through the senses. We've been working really hard on a guide to creating your own amazing sensory garden, taking into account taste, touch, smell, sight and sound.
Sensory gardens are often used to help and stimulate people with physical or mental disabilities or sensory difficulties, and their beneficial effects have also been seen in child development and therapy situations. Find out about…Continue
Added by Jim Byiers on February 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
The national gardening and outdoor living show attracts 40,000 visitors every year and the inspirational Show Gardens, which are created by top designers and emerging talent, are one of the most popular…Continue
Added by Landscape Juice on February 20, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
I'm a bit of an early adopter when it comes to techstuff. Not everything I try is useful or even enjoyable but there are a few apps that now serve me well and I now regard as indispensable.
Here's my top 5 list of apps that help me run two gardening businesses.
Evernote is proving to be invaluable. It was a bit of a slow burner to start with but I now use it with impunity.…
As we sit here reflecting over the busiest year yet! Our minds keeps coming back to all the many projects that the team have done and are doing. …
Back in January I wrote my first blog, "Onwards and Upwards" http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/profiles/blogs/onwards-and-upwards
This described my origins and my plans for my business. Well I think it's time for a bit of an update.
Well I did state that I would like to get a bigger van and as it happens my hand was kind of forced with this as my poor old Renault Kangoo…Continue
Following on from our first press release, Crawley news contacted us as they were interested in Aye's 'story' - where he came from, how we met and our success as a gardening business.
You can read the full story here: Ayegardening in the Crawley News
Thank you for all the lovely feedback on our …Continue
Critically Acclaimed Gardening Greats: John Brookes (MBE), Noel Kingsbury, & Michael King, Launch New Online Courses with MyGardenSchool to Propagate Gardening Excellence Globally.
Perhaps the most influential living landscape designer of our time, John Brookes…Continue
Added by Elspeth Briscoe on May 17, 2012 at 11:41 — No Comments
Just been talking to BALI about what landscapers and designers really want to learn about. Interesting - when we set up MyGardenSchool it was originally intended to be a consumer proposition. What we're finding though, is a large proportion of our students, are in fact practising…
Added by Elspeth Briscoe on April 24, 2012 at 16:43 — No Comments
If you are reading this blog post, you may be asking yourself some or all of the following questions:
HOW CAN I HELP MY GARDENER HELP ME?
There are several ways to help your gardener help you this year - we have listed some of them below.
MAKE SURE THEY CAN GET IN:
Nothing frustrates a professional gardener more than travelling to your property only to find that the gates are locked…Continue
Planete Jardin is a Paris based landscape gardening company who can offer the full range of services for your garden by an English speaking team throughout the Ile De France.
We specialise in the design and construction of all domestic…Continue
Added by Guillaume Morvan on February 28, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments
This week has been a snowy one with winter finally hitting us and the business with a couple of days forced off and it totally changes the look of the garden with everything covered with snow, with every garden be it well kept or unkempt looking the same finding a plant of the week was going to be a problem.
The plant we noticed this week maybe because it was shown off better against the white background of the snow was Jasminum nudiflorum with its bright yellow flowers offering some…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 12, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments
Chavasse Park - Liverpool One
A few years ago as part of the Liverpool Capital of Culture we took part in the installation of a major commercial landscaping makeover project in Liverpool One. Here are a few recent pictures of the park that i have found on google.…Continue
Added by Abel Landscaping (Liverpool) on February 6, 2012 at 16:05 — No Comments
I am currently looking for more agents,
to promote green and successful products to retailers.
( garden centers and DIY shops, commercial gardens, tree nurseries for a new product)
If you know anyone that can do that, or yourself.
It is based on commission ( 10-12%) so the first sale is harder but than you get commission
on every refill of stock too. (average sale around £300)
The best time is January, feb and early…Continue
Added by Ofer El-hashahar on January 16, 2012 at 17:06 — No Comments
This is my first ever blog, I've been reading a few of them on here and thought I'd give it a go. Hopefully i won't be boring you silly. Well here goes.
I thought I might write a little about my beginnings and my future as a garden maintenance provider. When I first began I was a single parent, being at home all the time when my daughter was young I spent a lot of time in my garden with her, and I really loved it. When my daughter started school I wanted to use the freedom that I…Continue
Roof Gardens don't have to be a hugely expensive project. We have created gardens on roofs which were literally a few pots gathered together and some climbers attached to the walls with wire. The main aim is to use the space that will most likely have some sun through the day to it's full potential rather than just another spot to sunbathe. Of course you have to be careful of weight limitations but other than that you can pretty much do the same above ground as you can at ground level, the…Continue
Added by Ben Lannoy on January 8, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
We have had a busy month, the busiest so far, and have spent some time visiting small residential sites in Edinburgh, Grangemouth and Stirling to provide quotations for ground maintenance work. Many of these sites have had very basic care but moss on paths, overgrown shrubs, leaf drop and mossy lawns are getting to become a bit of an issue.
We hope to provide not only a competitive quote for such sites, but also raise the standard of work.
Poorly maintained lawns do bother me -…Continue
Added by Dan Frazer Gardening on December 22, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments