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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…

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…

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…

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…

OMHS – Recent Developments

OMHS - Recent Developments

The last couple of months here at Oakleigh Manor have been astonishing; enquiries have been been coming through the office thick and fast and everyone is rushed off of their feet. But we wouldn’t have any other way; we find that busyness only improves our company values as well as our ethos. These ultimately help…

Artificial Lawns: Turfing out the Old

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or quite simply aren’t a fan of sports, then you wouldn’t have heard about the uproar surrounding the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup; the football tournament will kick off in Canada this year, running from June to July. The aforementioned uproar has been about artificial turf being used…

Stop Hurting Your Garden: Avoid Fertiliser Burn

Most home gardeners know the importance of a good plant fertilisation program in an effort to grow bigger and healthier plants. They pay attention to the proper use of fertilisers to provide plants the nutrients needed for optimum growth. A common mistake committed by first-time gardeners, however, is centred on using too much of it….

Garden Design: Getting Focal Points Right

Emphasis is one of the most important traits of a garden. A space without at least one focal point almost always pales in comparison to other spaces that have something to catch the eye of every onlooker and passer-by. Every designer will agree that a focal point is essential in ensuring that your garden exudes…

Bringing Life to Landscapes with Fun Features

Bringing Life to Landscapes with Fun Features

Daring to be a bit extraordinary can be highly rewarding, and with these fun features, you can bring life to your otherwise ordinary landscape: Moon Gate If you want to cultivate a mystical mood in your garden, a moon gate is what you need. No matter what landscape you have, the curved shape of the…

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