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Garden Pests Series: A…

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March 26th, 2015 by

…is for Aphid. In a new series of Oakleigh Manor blog posts, we will be going through the alphabet, listing 26 garden pests, diseases and species that can affect your garden. Basically, anything that can negate your gardening efforts have been included in this self-compiled list. A number of them are well-known. Some of them […]

Garden Law and Order

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March 25th, 2015 by

I’m sure we are familiar with arguments with certain neighbours surrounding issues like overhanging branches, hedgerows and the ilk. A lot of you may have a good relationship with your next door neighbours; some of you might even call them close friends! But that is not to say you, at any point in your life, […]

Project Update: Hard and Soft Landscaping near Ashford, Kent

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March 24th, 2015 by

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 […]

Can you Grow the Cream to Go with These?

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March 24th, 2015 by

Alas, no! Unless you have a dairy farm, you may have to pop to the shop to pick up some single or double cream, whatever your preference is. But for what is the cream for, you may ask? Well, courtesy of TV gardener James Wong in an article for The Telegraph, we are going to guide […]

Space for Growing is Overrated

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March 23rd, 2015 by

It used to be fact that to grow fruit and vegetables in a ‘grow your own’ manner required a reasonable amount of space. This used to take away the opportunity for many with small gardens, especially those in cities, where space is vastly limited when compared to those in rural areas. But no longer! We […]

Gardening at the Queen’s Gallery

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March 20th, 2015 by

Starting today (Friday, March 20th) and running all the way until mid-October, the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace will be holding a new exhibition called ‘Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden’, giving the public a chance to see paintings and objects from the royal collection, some of them for the first time. If you’re a […]

Homegrown Truly is Better

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March 18th, 2015 by

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

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March 17th, 2015 by

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

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March 11th, 2015 by

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

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March 9th, 2015 by

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 […]