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Date archive: March 2015

Garden Pests Series: E…

Garden Pests Series: E...

…is for Erwinia amylovora. So far, we feel our Garden Pests Series of blog posts has proven to be quite popular! It’s certainly been a hit on our social media websites, and here’s hoping this continues until the series’ conclusion. So far, we’ve looked at different insects, parasitic organisms, and even a household pet! In…

Garden Pests Series: D…

Garden Pests Series: D...

…is for Diaspididae. In the fourth issue of our Garden Pests Series, we will be discussing scale insects; a group of high-profile pests of which Diaspididae is the largest ‘family’, in terms of biological classification. We understand that we are technically using the letter ‘D’ to discuss scale insects as a whole, which should ‘technically’…

Tips for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Tips for the Bank Holiday Weekend

I’m sure, like all of us here at Oakleigh Manor, you are looking forward to a well-deserved relax across the four-day Bank Holiday weekend. We’ve worked hard for our clients since 1996, and 2015 is no different! So despite having to work doubly hard this week to account for Good Friday, we feel we deserve…

Garden Pests Series: C…

Garden Pests Series: C...

…is for Cats. This is the latest blog post in our Garden Pests Series, and as we go through our self-compiled list made up of 26 nuisances in the garden, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet, we have now reached the letter ‘C’. Could it stand for ‘carrot fly’? Possibly. How about…

Garden Pests Series: B…

Garden Pests Series: B...

…is for Bitter Pit. In the second blog post of our new Garden Pests Series, we will be discussed the disorder suffered by apples called bitter pit. In the series itself, we have selected 26 garden-somethings, each corresponding to the different letters of the alphabet, that can negate your gardening efforts. Some are more common…

Ten Spring Landscaping Tips

Ten Spring Landscaping Tips

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I do not have a clue when each season officially starts and ends. I just go by the temperature, and if it’s too cold I’ll grab a jumper! It might just be a gap in my own personal knowledge, and I’m sure you know more about it…

Garden Pests Series: A…

Garden Pests Series: A...

…is for Aphid. In a new series of Oakleigh Manor blog posts, we will be going through the alphabet, listing 26 garden pests, diseases and species that can affect your garden. Basically, anything that can negate your gardening efforts have been included in this self-compiled list. A number of them are well-known. Some of them…

Next Oakleigh Journal

Next Oakleigh Journal

Issue #2 of the Oakleigh Journal isn’t too far away! It would be sooner, but as the newsletter is sent out on the first Monday of the month, and as the first Monday in April is a Bank Holiday, it will be released on Monday, April 13th at midday. Lucky you! The marketing team are…

Garden Law and Order

Garden Law and Order

I’m sure we are familiar with arguments with certain neighbours surrounding issues like overhanging branches, hedgerows and the ilk. A lot of you may have a good relationship with your next door neighbours; some of you might even call them close friends! But that is not to say you, at any point in your life,…

Landscaping to Save on Household Bills

Landscaping to Save on Household Bills

That’s right; you did read the title of this blog post correctly! It may sounds strange, extraordinary, or even downright ridiculous to a few of you, but it is true. If you make a few wise decisions when landscaping your garden, you can save money on your household expenses, such as heating and electricity. It actually…

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