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The Sublime Simplicity of Japanese Gardens Ideas

The Sublime Simplicity of Japanese Gardens Ideas

If there is one thing that’s commonplace with homeowners, especially in the South-East of England, it is their adventurous nature regarding the décor of their gardens. It seems everyone has simultaneously agreed to take on worldly garden aesthetics. Myself included… There are homes with gardens that are largely influenced by Mediterranean themes, by the energy…

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…

‘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…

Portfolio Additions and Developments

From all of us here at Oakleigh Manor we would like to thank you all unreservedly for your support of our company. We really appreciate it; the landscape design and construction industry has been developing very well since the recession, which is fantastic news not just for us, but the economy as a whole. However,…

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…

OMHS Project Update: Garden Maintenance near Ashford, Kent

OMHS Project Update: Garden Maintenance near Ashford, Kent

It’s been a while since we brought you a project update from Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services, so here you go! They’ll be another from the works we are carrying out for the Environment Agency next week, but for now, let’s have a look in Brabourne near Ashford in Kent, where one of the OMHS in-house…

Five Gardening Tips for Summer

Five Gardening Tips for Summer

For us here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer doesn’t officially start until the Summer Solstice, on June 21st. However, I think we have all noticed that it is getting warmer! With that in mind, we here at Oakleigh Manor like to gift you with a blog post or two that will help benefit you…

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