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Category archive: Interesting Articles

Plants on a Desk

I would love to say that the title of this blog is the latest spin-off of the Samuel L. Jackson film Snakes on a Plane! Maybe it’s something they can look into, but I digress… It is a genuinely serious premise. In an online post from Pro Landscaper Magazine, a publication we have a subscription to, a…

Homegrown Truly is Better

Leading on from yesterday’s blog about growing chillies in hanging baskets, we’ve got another gardening blog for you today! It’s getting to that time of year where avid gardeners and growers will start to get very busy, as the season changes to benefit us with warmer climes. As such, we will be mirroring the trend…

Grow Chillies in a Hanging Basket

Want to grow your own foodstuffs, but are limited to space? This is a common dilemma for a number of people, especially for those in urban areas where private gardens are limited in size. But there are ways around this; usually modern problems are solved by some sort of innovative technology, but to participate in…

Meet the Admin Team

It is natural for people to look at companies at face value; what they generally see are corporate machines. This is despite the fact that there are people behind the scenes that get the company through every day. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we don’t like that perception. Some companies may not mind being seen as…

Ten ‘Hacks’ for Gardeners

Gardening has become more than just a hobby or a pastime. This author believes it can now be classed as a lifestyle. Millions around the world enjoy it, and there are new and original ideas for gardeners to consider when it comes to those who want to go that extra mile. Gardening is also an…

Our Current Developments

We are just moving into the Spring season; very exciting times for everyone, as it is a natural time for growth. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we are no exception to that ourselves. As a company, we are always looking towards growth, or continuous improvement to be more precise. We are always looking to improve our…

Not Just Bricks & Mortar

It is standard procedure for house-hunters to have an inspection administered by a professional before they commit to buying their apparent dream home. However, one of the biggest contributors to a home’s value is so often neglected. You guessed it! The landscape that a home comes with, such as the back garden for example, can…

A Potential Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Is it possible than an urban planning method originally created during the Victorian era could solve the housing crisis Britain currently finds itself in 2015? It may split opinion, but an article online from The Guardian, as penned by Patrick Barkham, entertains the very real possibility that is could be. But Barkham also entertains the equally-real…

Bus Shelter Powered by Plants!

I’m sorry the title to this blog post isn’t more snappy, or is a little less to-the-point. But after reading about this piece of ingenuity I’m about to share, you’ll understand nothing else can describe it! An article was published online by the BBC late last night about the latest effort by two academics at Cambridge…

Read About Reade

Read About Reade

The latest blog post on one of our employees is here! The last two posts about our lead architect Rupert Davis and company director Stuart Barten have been very popular; this one will definitely follow suit, as I for one, believe this man is one of the most interesting I’ve ever met – I’ve never…

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