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Project Update 2: OMHS at the Thames Barrier

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May 14th, 2015 by

You know, I do love my job, but sometimes you just want to have some time out of the office and on site. Today, I was treated to that, as I made my way from Oakleigh Manor’s site in Kent to the Thames Barrier Complex in South East London! I was visiting to see how […]

OMHS – Recent Developments

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May 7th, 2015 by

The last couple of months here at Oakleigh Manor have been astonishing; enquiries have been been coming through the office thick and fast and everyone is rushed off of their feet. But we wouldn’t have any other way; we find that busyness only improves our company values as well as our ethos. These ultimately help […]

Importance of Urban Trees

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April 30th, 2015 by

The regular readers of our blog will know that we like to keep in touch with environmental aspects of our industry. We ourselves have a strict environmental policy, that has been discussed in a previous blog and that is very prominent on our website. However, when it comes to any developments we believe are important […]

Become Water-Efficient Horticulturalists

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April 28th, 2015 by

After composing a recent blog post in our Garden Pests Series relating to the over watering of plants, it got me thinking about the volumes upon volumes of water just one gardener uses for their past-time. After doing some research into it, heavy water use can really put a dent in one’s pocket. Of course, […]

Environmental Disaster to Wildlife Haven?

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April 22nd, 2015 by

Landfills as a method of waste management, despite being the oldest method of disposal, has courted controversy for many years. In an ideal world from an environmental perspective, landfill sites would be abolished and other means of waste management would be employed heavily, such as recycling. Steps have been taken in UK and the EU […]

My Day on Site

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April 8th, 2015 by

You know, I do love working in a marketing capacity, but sometimes it is nice to get out of the office environment; staring at a screen all day isn’t always fun and games! So luckily for me, our head Landscape Architect here at Oakleigh Manor Rupert Davis needed a hand in surveying a project we […]

Tips for the Bank Holiday Weekend

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March 30th, 2015 by

I’m sure, like all of us here at Oakleigh Manor, you are looking forward to a well-deserved relax across the four-day Bank Holiday weekend. We’ve worked hard for our clients since 1996, and 2015 is no different! So despite having to work doubly hard this week to account for Good Friday, we feel we deserve […]

Ten Spring Landscaping Tips

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March 27th, 2015 by

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I do not have a clue when each season officially starts and ends. I just go by the temperature, and if it’s too cold I’ll grab a jumper! It might just be a gap in my own personal knowledge, and I’m sure you know more about it […]

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 […]