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Category archive: Gardening Tips

Top 5 Items in the Oakleigh Barrow this November

Top 5 Items in the Oakleigh Barrow this November

  The cold weather has just begun, but there is still plenty you can be doing in your garden to create a beautiful space, even through winter, and to prepare your garden for the colder months ahead.   Here are Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Service’s top 5 items in our Wheelbarrow this month: 1. Leaves Leaf…

Autumn Horticultural Update

Autumn Horticultural Update

Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Service would like to congratulate our clients Mr and Mrs Graham for winning the 2016 Veronica Knight Floral Competition for their Cottage Garden display.  We are delighted to have been invited into the garden on a few occasions where we have watched it develop into a truly beautiful area. Although many of…

Attracting Native Mammals Into Your Garden

Attracting Native Mammals Into Your Garden

Regardless of whether your garden is in the heart of the city or deep in the countryside the chances are that you will receive the occasional visitor. But, wherever you are or whatever the size of your garden with a little work you are sure to be rewarded with sights of native British mammals. Though…

3 Steps to Prune Correctly

3 Steps to Prune Correctly

‘How to…’ Series #6: Prune with Effect   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!   Much like the hair on your head, plants grow. When your hair gets too long, you…

Three Steps Towards Your Organic Garden

Three Steps Towards Your Organic Garden

‘How to…’ Series #5: Go Organic.   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!   It can be due to a number of potential reasons, but the view and perception of organic…

5 Pointers to Keep Yourself Safe in the Garden

5 Pointers to Keep Yourself Safe in the Garden

‘How to…’ Series #4: Keep Safe.   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!   Safety is a key concept that is and should be championed in all walks of life. No…

‘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…

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…

‘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…

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