Tag Name: gardening

Read About Reade

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March 5th, 2015 by

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

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March 5th, 2015 by

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 […]

Benefits of Landscaping

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March 4th, 2015 by

Landscaping doesn’t just supply a method of modification of an area of land for visual purposes. Granted, that is the primary reason to landscape, but there are added perks to it. The source for this blog post has come from Landscaping Queensland, a governing body for landscape and garden maintenance in the aforementioned state in […]

Chelsea’s New Manager

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March 4th, 2015 by

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 […]

Encouraging Wildlife

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February 20th, 2015 by

As gardeners, you are on the frontline of preserving nature. Due to the, some might say, unethical actions of certain people, governments, and companies, habitats of certain wildlife are being neglected, and have even been destroyed. One only has to look at the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest for evidence of this. Here at Oakleigh […]

Garden Joinery

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February 17th, 2015 by

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 […]

Encouraging Pollination

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February 16th, 2015 by

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 […]

Leylandii: The Debated Hedgerow

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February 11th, 2015 by

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 […]

Ways Technology Can Help With Your Gardening

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May 20th, 2014 by

The article Robomowers: Rise of the Machines, published on The Telegraph, pictures the future of gardening by showing what a robot mower can do. The robot mower can be left on its own to take charge of trimming the grass. One of its smartest functions is to determine the solid items that get in the […]