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Date archive: October 2013

Oakleigh Manor’s new Show Garden at Brogdale, Faversham, Kent

Oakleigh Manor's new Show Garden at Brogdale, Faversham, Kent

We are pleased to announce we will be opening a new show garden at The Brogdale Trust, Faversham, Kent, the home of one of the countries leading fruit collections. The new show garden will be developed over the Winter 2013/14 months, ready to open for 1st March 2014 and the new spring season. Take a…

Oak framed Garden store & Log store – Permitted development

Oak framed Garden store & Log store - Permitted development

An Oak framed Oakleigh Manor Garden Store and Log store, designed within permitted development regulations. To view our completed projects, click the “Portfolio” link at the top of this page or choose from our “Services” drop down menu at the top of the page, to see our full range of services and what we can do for you.

Car Barns – Designed for permitted development

Car Barns - Designed for permitted development

Oakleigh Manor provides Oak framed Car Barns, Cart Lodges, Garden Rooms and other garden buildings, all designed to suit Permitted Development regulations with your local authority. To view our completed projects, click the “Portfolio” link at the top of this page or choose from our “Services” drop down menu at the top of the page, to see our full range…

Tips on Planning and Planting a Cold-Season Vegetable Garden

Tips on Planning and Planting a Cold-Season Vegetable Garden

Fruit and vegetable gardens are in full production during summer. Filled with ripe tomatoes, strawberries,  and other fruits and vegetables, these gardens can take over both the yard and the kitchen. It’s no wonder that come autumn, most people are looking forward to relaxing indoors with seed catalogues in hand. Rather than continuing to nurture…

Automated Entrance Gates, installed at Maidstone, Kent

Automated Entrance Gates, installed at Maidstone, Kent

Gates, Posts & Automation system recently installed near Maidstone Kent For more information of our Automated Gates select that category from the drop down menu when you hover over the “services” tab at the top of the page.  

Why plant native trees in the garden

Why native trees? ‘Native’ means that these trees are ‘at home’ in Britain: they’ve grown here for thousands of years! So if you live in the UK, plant these trees because they help native insects and other animals to survive. 10 trees you should plant in your garden Alder, Alnus glutinosa A quick-growing, nitrogen-fixing, insect-harbouring, bird-loving…

SUDs (Sustainable urban drainage systems) at Oakleigh Manor

SUDs (Sustainable urban drainage systems) at Oakleigh Manor

Drainage design and sustainable drainage systems from Oakleigh Manor The Environment Agency and planners heavily promote the concepts of source control and sustainable drainage. In 2007, the goverment brought into planning law, any new driveway surface or front garden paved surface has to be paved with a Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) surface. Oakleigh Manor’s range…

New Car Barn Project, Near Faversham, Kent

New Car Barn Project, Near Faversham, Kent

This new Car Barn project started this week, near to base at Faversham, Kent. The new building is a 3 Bay Car Barn with a Lean-Too side Log Store built in over a hipped & Cat slide roof. Mark, the Groundwork Manager has set out site and excavated the outer ring foundations, removing approximately 55…

Vertical Gardening: Prime Considerations for Better Living Walls

Vertical Gardening: Prime Considerations for Better Living Walls

Vertical gardening is a classic garden fashion that remains among the hottest trends today. Green walls bring a sense of depth and height to small spaces. These can also serve as privacy screens to cover unwanted views around the garden. A living wall adds character to your outdoor area and provides the perfect ambience for…

Once the Rainbow Appears: Tips on Checking the Garden After Heavy Rain

Once the Rainbow Appears: Tips on Checking the Garden After Heavy Rain

During hot seasons, garden owners make necessary preparations to ensure their plants get enough water. On the other hand, they tend to forget about their plants during days when the downpours are heavy. They might have this impression that plants need water and it’s okay to let them stand under the grey sky. Although no…

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