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Garden Joinery

Garden Joinery

Joinery is a type of carpentry which consists of the cutting and fitting together of wood without nails, screws or other metal fasteners, such as bolts. This type of construction is very specialist, and it takes a large amount of training to be a fully competent joiner. One of the many services that Oakleigh Manor…

Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

This post is quite ground-breaking; the usual process for our marketing team is to conduct vast market research to find suitable articles to blog about. But this time, this slice of fried gold was, quite literally, Stumbled onto. It was found via the discovery engine StumbleUpon, a great website which gives you articles corresponding to…

Encouraging Pollination

What can you do for your garden? In this blog post, we will be exploring the idea of encouraging pollination of plants, to enable fertilisation, and therefore reproduction in plants, i.e. making more of them! Whether it be for vegetables for human consumption, or flowers for aesthetic purposes, encouraging pollination is highly recommended. In certain…

Gardening Jobs for February

Gardening isn’t just a pastime to be enjoyed during the warmer months, oh no! Although it may not feel like it, Spring is only just around the corner, and there is a wide range of activities you can get on with, using those green fingers of yours! According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) –…

Leylandii: The Debated Hedgerow

Leyland cypress, commonly referred to as leylandii, is a tree that is very common in the United Kingdom; there are  55 million leylandii in the country, and with a further 300,000 sold by vendors each year, that figure is on the rise. They are very popular for hedgerows, as their thick growth promotes privacy for…

Invasive Species: Not Just Grey Squirrels

Invasive Species: Not Just Grey Squirrels

Everyone in Britain, I’m sure, has heard of the displacement of native red squirrels due to the presence of the Eastern grey squirrels. Since being introduced to the United Kingdom, the greys have been responsible for the falling number of their red counterparts, largely due to holding a competitive advantage over them through increased fitness,…

Garden Design: Getting Focal Points Right

Emphasis is one of the most important traits of a garden. A space without at least one focal point almost always pales in comparison to other spaces that have something to catch the eye of every onlooker and passer-by. Every designer will agree that a focal point is essential in ensuring that your garden exudes…

In Bloom: Secrets to a Healthy Garden

In Bloom: Secrets to a Healthy Garden

A beautiful garden is an owner’s pride. As one of the UK’s leading providers of reliable landscape and gardern maintenance services, Oakleigh Manor will keep your small or large garden healthy and looking great. Caring for your garden doesn’t stop at planting the right species of plants, and decorating the soroundings with additional garden features….

Why plant native trees in the garden

Why plant native trees in the garden

Why native trees? ‘Native’ means that these trees are ‘at home’ in Britain: they’ve grown here for thousands of years! So if you live in the UK, plant these trees because they help native insects and other animals to survive. 10 trees you should plant in your garden Alder, Alnus glutinosa A quick-growing, nitrogen-fixing, insect-harbouring, bird-loving…

Landscaping project at Sevenoaks, Kent – Phase 1 complete

Landscaping project at Sevenoaks, Kent - Phase 1 complete

Phase 1 is now complete at this project in Sevenoaks, Kent. Works commenced in April 2013 which involved all rear garden areas including all hard-landscaping works, lawn areas, planting bed preparation and lighting works are complete. The next phase will be the hardscape works within the front garden and driveway areas which are on hold…

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