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Conquering Crabgrass the Right Way

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July 22nd, 2015 by

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

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July 20th, 2015 by

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

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July 7th, 2015 by

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 series […]

Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

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June 23rd, 2015 by

Stagnant water can suck out the life of your garden. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we know how garden drainage can be tedious, uncontrolled and downright disastrous. Stormwater Disaster During rainy seasons, some gardens suffer from storm water and puddles that can ruin the biotic components in it – plants and organisms alike. Too much water […]

Five Gardening Tips for Summer

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June 9th, 2015 by

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 […]

Garden Pests Series: Z…

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May 20th, 2015 by

…is for (Rosa) ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’. So this is it! The last instalment in our Garden Pests Series is here! It has been an absolute privilege to bring it to you, and I hope it has been equally enjoyable for you to read each and every one. To relive them all, click here to see all […]

Garden Pests Series: Y…

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May 19th, 2015 by

…is for (Aster) Yellows. The end is near! This is the penultimate edition of our Garden Pests Series. I hope you enjoy it; it has been a very enjoyable for me to research, compile and write the whole Series. Be that as it may, let’s not say our goodbyes just yet! As it stands, you […]

Garden Pests Series: X…

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May 18th, 2015 by

…is for Xylem-invading pathogens. So here it is! The one you’ve all been waiting for…I bet you’ve been wondering how we would get around the difficult letters of the alphabet when compiling this list of garden pests. But so far, we have very successfully negotiated it to bring you all 26! You still have the […]

Garden Pests Series: W…

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May 15th, 2015 by

…is for Whiteflies. The Garden Pests Series is reaching its conclusion! But luckily, the letter ‘W’ isn’t the last in the Latin alphabet so there’s still some more educational fun to have! In this edition, the featured garden pest is the whitefly, a common – there are over 1,400 species all over the world, 56 […]

Garden Pests Series: V…

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May 12th, 2015 by

…is for Vine weevil. So, the Garden Pests Series is drawing to a close! Currently our marketing team are brainstorming for a new series of blogs to compile and compose at the conclusion of this one. But that’s talk for another day; the Garden Pests Series isn’t over yet, you’ll be pleased to hear, as […]