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Project Update: Hard and Soft Landscaping near Ashford, Kent

Since the start of March, Oakleigh Manor have been carrying out a project for a client near Ashford, in Kent. The project involved, first of all, a hard landscape design and build was carried out by one of our in-house teams. Then, another in-house team, this time from our Oakleigh Manor Horticultural Services company, came…

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…

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┬áPro┬áLandscaper 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…

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…

A Gardener’s March To-Do List

The cold weather is just starting to leave us here in the UK; great news for a nation notorious for moaning about the weather! Having said that, give it a month or two and we’ll be complaining about it being “too hot”! But I digress. With a little more sunshine and a little less of…

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…

Garden Maintenance Services Blog

Garden Maintenance Services Blog

Does your garden need care and attention? Does your lawn need mowing? Or perhaps general upkeep? Then you don’t have to look any further than Oakleigh Manor! Running under the Horticultural Services branch of the Oakleigh Manor company, you will be looked after by our brilliant Horticultural Director David Reade. Couple that with his outstanding…

Chelsea’s New Manager

No, not the football team! Of course we are talking about the Chelsea Flower Show! This year truly is flying by; already we are in March, and that means we are only a couple of months away before the RHS’s flagship show comes to the prestigious area of West London. But who’s the new Show…

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