Firstly thanks for the welcome to LJN i hope it will be a long and fruitful partnership. As for reed bed water treatment in the garden, why not?. I would say technology is making everything small these days but i dont see your average two bed terrace garden having a horizontal reed bed system, but we live in hope. Will chat more on the subject and others as well .
Hey Phil. Thanks for your note! Glad to be here. I have been speaking to a few clients regarding issues of consultation between parties involved in landcaping projects.....may have something to post for you soon that could be of interest!
Hi Phil, sorry for the delay in replying, yes we have been "snowed under" since we started (April 2010), we are really enjoying our work, maintaining and improving customers gardens, i feel that there really is a market niche between the maintenance and design of customers gardens, it can be hard work - especially finding plants but it is very rewarding when customers give good feedback. Keep up the good work with the site....and thanks. Rachel.
Hi Phil, thanks for the welcome. I've had a quick look before and am not generally a joiner - easily confused by too many buttons to press - but the combination of designers, landscapers and brod garden / horticultural contracting looks healthy and helpful, so here goes
Hi Phil & thanks for the welcome, I found you first through Twitter where I sit and quietly watch what is going on in hort circles. I hope that through LJN I can reach individual horticulturists in need and make them aware of the unique service that Perennial offers.
I feel a bit of a fraud being here as I have worked for a horticultural charity for ten years and still don't know a weed from a plant!
Thanks for the welcome. My company is a Community Interest Comp[any and we specialise in hard standing gardens for schools, homes and for folks who love gardens but cant reach down anymore! (NOT raised beds!)
Found 4 bumblebee nests in one small area of grass I was cutting at a commercial property. I think they are the Common Carder. The nests are on the ground in what was then thick grass and had been made from grass and other organic material and are quite small (18-20 cm diameter)
As bees are under threat and have such a important role to play in pollination, I have mowed round them. Have you any idea if it is possible to move them or is it best to leave till autumn when they should die off and the queen seeks out a spot to hibernate.
Thanks for your phone call today it was really enlightening 1) I have talked at length to my wife and we will book a space at The Creating Landscapes Show 2) the Peruvian Scillas are available at £2 each but my main supplier says they are really limited this year