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Become Water-Efficient Horticulturalists

Become Water-Efficient Horticulturalists

After composing a recent blog post in our Garden Pests Series relating to the over watering of plants, it got me thinking about the volumes upon volumes of water just one gardener uses for their past-time. After doing some research into it, heavy water use can really put a dent in one’s pocket. Of course,…

Environmental Disaster to Wildlife Haven?

Environmental Disaster to Wildlife Haven?

Landfills as a method of waste management, despite being the oldest method of disposal, has courted controversy for many years. In an ideal world from an environmental perspective, landfill sites would be abolished and other means of waste management would be employed heavily, such as recycling. Steps have been taken in UK and the EU…

Bug Killers and Bee Decline: a Link?

Bug Killers and Bee Decline: a Link?

Bug killers are popular products in the UK, simply to remove pesky insects from people’s homes. They are very useful; these repellants have proven very successful in the prevention and control of insect-borne diseases, such as malaria. While this particular disease isn’t present in our country, the usefulness of these products cannot be denied when…

Government’s Green Infrastructure Commitment

With the General Election around the corner, I bet it seems that politics is dominating the news landscape of the UK. Of course, it’s very important stuff, but we aren’t going to spark a political debate! We’ll leave that to the professionals on TV this week! However, what we will touch on, in the political…

Next Oakleigh Journal

Next Oakleigh Journal

Issue #2 of the Oakleigh Journal isn’t too far away! It would be sooner, but as the newsletter is sent out on the first Monday of the month, and as the first Monday in April is a Bank Holiday, it will be released on Monday, April 13th at midday. Lucky you! The marketing team are…

Garden Law and Order

Garden Law and Order

I’m sure we are familiar with arguments with certain neighbours surrounding issues like overhanging branches, hedgerows and the ilk. A lot of you may have a good relationship with your next door neighbours; some of you might even call them close friends! But that is not to say you, at any point in your life,…

Landscaping to Save on Household Bills

Landscaping to Save on Household Bills

That’s right; you did read the title of this blog post correctly! It may sounds strange, extraordinary, or even downright ridiculous to a few of you, but it is true. If you make a few wise decisions when landscaping your garden, you can save money on your household expenses, such as heating and electricity. It actually…

Space for Growing is Overrated

It used to be fact that to grow fruit and vegetables in a ‘grow your own’ manner required a reasonable amount of space. This used to take away the opportunity for many with small gardens, especially those in cities, where space is vastly limited when compared to those in rural areas. But no longer! We…

Moonscaping: Total Eclipse of the Plant

This blog post is in the spirit of last week’s solar eclipse, hence the terrible Bonnie Tyler reference in the title! You may not have heard of the trend of ‘moonscaping’ quite as much; sadly the term is also used metaphorically to describe an area devastated by war. Because of this, it may be a…

Gardening at the Queen’s Gallery

Starting today (Friday, March 20th) and running all the way until mid-October, the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace will be holding a new exhibition called ‘Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden’, giving the public a chance to see paintings and objects from the royal collection, some of them for the first time. If you’re a…

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