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Garden Joinery

Posted on: 17 Feb 2015

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

Posted on: 17 Feb 2015

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

Posted on: 16 Feb 2015

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 […]

Car Barn – The Attractive Alternative

Posted on: 16 Feb 2015

Everyone has seen the rows upon rows of unattractive, drab garages that tend to be erected on housing estates that leave an eyesore in our otherwise beautiful country. That’s not to say that garages can’t look aesthetically-pleasing; a lot of people spend time and effort to be able to house possessions in this way. But […]

Be an Environmentally-Friendly Gardener

Posted on: 13 Feb 2015

If you’ve been reading our posts this week, you’ll know it’s Go Green Week, an environmental initiative organised by People & Planet, a student action group. This appeals to us at Oakleigh Manor, as we truly care about our environment; it plays a large part in the day-to-day running of the company. So with this […]

Gardening Jobs for February

Posted on: 12 Feb 2015

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) – […]

Bamboo: How Do You View the Plant?

Posted on: 12 Feb 2015

Bambuseae, more commonly known as bamboo, is a plant with a number of different uses in the human world, including culinary, medicinal, construction, and there has even been reports of bamboo being used as a torture method by the Japanese on US and Allied prisoners or war. Despite the (earned?) infamous view of bamboo because of […]

Rainwater Harvesting: The Best Worst-Kept Secret

Posted on: 12 Feb 2015

Especially in the South, we are prone to a very warm summer. As such hosepipe bans are commonplace; anyone else remember the lengthy one back in 2012? Me too. Countrywide though, rainfall is frequent – where do you think the idiom of “British weather” comes from? Yet, with all this rainfall, this author asks why […]

Resin Gravel Surfacing: What You Need to Know

Posted on: 12 Feb 2015

Have you been thinking about getting your driveway surfaced, or maybe even your patio, garden path or courtyard? If so (and you surely have!), we strongly recommend resin gravel surfacing. This method of surfacing is very practical; whether you opt for resin bound gravel or resin bonded gravel, you won’t experience loose chipping that you […]

Rogue Landscapers: The Scourge of Genuine Horticulturalists

Posted on: 11 Feb 2015

We’ve all heard of these so-called “cowboy builders”; these pseudo-labourers who cut corners for the name of profit, with no prior thought of their customer. They may be giving the building and bricklaying industries a bad reputation, and ipso facto, the same for those in said industries who are honest, fair workers. However, it isn’t only […]