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Date archive: July 2015

‘How to…’ Series #3: Attract Bees

'How to...' Series #3: Attract Bees

You can view a concise PDF version of this blog post by clicking here. From there you can save as well as print the version for your own leisure. Happy reading!   There perhaps may be a misconception about the bee, potentially due to the well-documented aggressive nature of wasps, their close relation and lookalike. Of…

Portfolio Additions and Developments

From all of us here at Oakleigh Manor we would like to thank you all unreservedly for your support of our company. We really appreciate it; the landscape design and construction industry has been developing very well since the recession, which is fantastic news not just for us, but the economy as a whole. However,…

Saharan Sustainability, Seriously?

Saharan Sustainability, Seriously?

Any of you recall a recent blog post from us here at Oakleigh Manor about the possibility of London becoming a National Park? If not, you can click here jog the brain. Whether you do this or you do in fact remember, either way I do not think the thoughts of ‘audacious yet plausible’ you…

Conquering Crabgrass the Right Way

Conquering Crabgrass the Right Way

Warm weather is something of a rarity in this part of the world and people want to take advantage of the opportunity whenever it presents itself. The same, however, goes for plants, and their biological chemistry does a better job at this. The best example of such opportunistic tactics is the infamous weed that plagues…

Project Update 3: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

Project Update 3: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

It’s been a while since we brought you a project update relating to the grounds maintenance works Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services are carrying out at the Thames Barrier Complex in conjunction with the Environment Agency. In fact, this is the first one since the middle of May! So for that, we do apologise! As you…

‘How to…’ Series #2: Start a Veg Patch

'How to...' Series #2: Start a Veg Patch

You can view a concise PDF version of this blog post by clicking here. From there you can save as well as print the version for your own leisure. Happy reading!   Here’s the second in Oakleigh Manor’s latest series of blogs posts; the ‘How to…’ series, where we bring you top quality guides for you…

‘How to…’ Series #1: Water Correctly

'How to...' Series #1: Water Correctly

You can view a concise PDF version of this blog post by clicking here. From there you can save as well as print the version for your own leisure. Happy reading!   We promised you a few weeks ago, after the end of our immensely popular Garden Pests Series, that we would bring you a new…

OMHS Project Update: Garden Maintenance near Ashford, Kent

OMHS Project Update: Garden Maintenance near Ashford, Kent

It’s been a while since we brought you a project update from Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services, so here you go! They’ll be another from the works we are carrying out for the Environment Agency next week, but for now, let’s have a look in Brabourne near Ashford in Kent, where one of the OMHS in-house…

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