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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…

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…

…And it’s Goodbye from Him…

...And it's Goodbye from Him...

All good things must come to an end. It is with a heavy heart that I have to reveal that today, Thursday 26th November, is my last day at Oakleigh Manor. I am moving onto pastures new and I am very excited about the next stage of my career. Having said that, the decision to…

Turning Japanese?

Turning Japanese?

Anyone else a fan of the early-1980s new wave band the Vapors? Me too! I that case, I’m the song title which has been taken by the heading of this blog post brings back various memories for you. However, I won’t talk about the intricacies of 1980s music any longer, although I would like to!…

Only 193 Sleeps ‘Til…

Only 193 Sleeps 'Til...

…the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016! With Christmas, all I seem to hear is “only x amount of sleeps until Christmas”, or other variants of the phrase. However, all the while I am excited for the festive period, duty calls first! And one of my duties here at Oakleigh Manor is to keep the Blog…

32,000 Reasons to Save a Wildlife Garden

32,000 Reasons to Save a Wildlife Garden

The image to your left is a photograph, courtesy of foter.com, of the stunning Natural History Museum in London. If you haven’t been before, I personally strongly recommend it; I went once on a school trip and I loved it, but not as much on my second visit in my twenties! It’s great fun for all…

Moakleigh Manor?

I’m sure you have heard of ‘Movember’; for the month of November, men all over the world grow moustaches to help raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer, as well as mental health issues. This has been circulating since 2003 thanks to The Movember Foundation, a worldwide charity set…

10 Stunning Tours That You’ll Adore

10 Stunning Tours That You'll Adore

I actually didn’t mean to make the title of this blog post to rhyme; it was a happy accident! After reading a fantastic online article from The Guardian and including said article in October’s edition of the Oakleigh Journal, our free e-newsletter, I thought I would bring it to you in the form of a blog post…

1 Trick for Good Neighbour Relations

1 Trick for Good Neighbour Relations

Let’s not skip around the idea. Relationships between neighbours up and down Britain haven’t always been peachy! For the most part, I have always got on with my neighbours. Whether they are my current neighbours where myself and my partner live, or my neighbours when I lived with my parents during my youth. We’ve had…

Solar Panels: Courageous or Audacious?

Solar Panels: Courageous or Audacious?

Even in my fledgling experience, solar panels polarise. There are always two sides of the coin: on one side, you have those who believe they are a step in the right direction for the environment and in attempts to solve the world’s energy crisis. On the other, you have those, despite the fact they may…

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