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Date archive: May 2015

SuDs: ‘New Planning Guidance’

SuDs: 'New Planning Guidance'

You may recall a blog post we brought you back in March, regarding developments in sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) regulations. If not, click here to give it a read. In a nutshell, though, the developments were in Parliament, referring to the ‘foolhardy’ exemptions to SuDs regulations and plans to scrap them. These exemptions in question…

Garden Pests Series: Z…

Garden Pests Series: Z...

…is for (Rosa) ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’. So this is it! The last instalment in our Garden Pests Series is here! It has been an absolute privilege to bring it to you, and I hope it has been equally enjoyable for you to read each and every one. To relive them all, click here to see all…

Garden Pests Series: Y…

Garden Pests Series: Y...

…is for (Aster) Yellows. The end is near! This is the penultimate edition of our Garden Pests Series. I hope you enjoy it; it has been a very enjoyable for me to research, compile and write the whole Series. Be that as it may, let’s not say our goodbyes just yet! As it stands, you…

Garden Pests Series: X…

Garden Pests Series: X...

…is for Xylem-invading pathogens. So here it is! The one you’ve all been waiting for…I bet you’ve been wondering how we would get around the difficult letters of the alphabet when compiling this list of garden pests. But so far, we have very successfully negotiated it to bring you all 26! You still have the…

Garden Pests Series: W…

Garden Pests Series: W...

…is for Whiteflies. The Garden Pests Series is reaching its conclusion! But luckily, the letter ‘W’ isn’t the last in the Latin alphabet so there’s still some more educational fun to have! In this edition, the featured garden pest is the whitefly, a common – there are over 1,400 species all over the world, 56…

Project Update 2: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

Project Update 2: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

You know, I do love my job, but sometimes you just want to have some time out of the office and on site. Today, I was treated to that, as I made my way from Oakleigh Manor’s site in Kent to the Thames Barrier Complex in South East London! I was visiting to see how…

Garden Pests Series: V…

Garden Pests Series: V...

…is for Vine weevil. So, the Garden Pests Series is drawing to a close! Currently our marketing team are brainstorming for a new series of blogs to compile and compose at the conclusion of this one. But that’s talk for another day; the Garden Pests Series isn’t over yet, you’ll be pleased to hear, as…

Adding Blooms for Your Blooming Garden

Flowers are beautiful additions to any garden or landscape. Their colourful and playful appearance adds charm to plain grass and leaves. These beautiful blooms make a statement, catch your neighbour’s eyes and increase your home’s entire appeal. Beautify your garden by adding a wide array of flowers. An amazing garden begins with selecting the right…

Project Update: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

Project Update: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

You may have heard from a previous blog post regarding recent developments for Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services, you may have even read about it in issue #3 of the Oakleigh Journal, our monthly email newsletter, or you may be reading about it here for the first time. Whichever category you fall under, the reality is…

Garden Pests Series: U…

Garden Pests Series: U...

…is for Under-watering. This week could is looking likely to be the penultimate week of our Garden Pests Series! It has been a pleasure to bring it to you, but now is not the time for farewells! We’ve still got a few letters to get through before we hit ‘Z’. This issue is for the…

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