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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 […]

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 […]

Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

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February 17th, 2015 by

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

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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 […]

Gardening Jobs for February

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February 12th, 2015 by

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?

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February 12th, 2015 by

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 […]

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 […]

Invasive Species: Not Just Grey Squirrels

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February 11th, 2015 by

Everyone in Britain, I’m sure, has heard of the displacement of native red squirrels due to the presence of the Eastern grey squirrels. Since being introduced to the United Kingdom, the greys have been responsible for the falling number of their red counterparts, largely due to holding a competitive advantage over them through increased fitness, […]

2015 Garden Designs: The Next Designs to Have

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February 10th, 2015 by

From crazy paving to decking. From vegetable gardens to ‘nightscaping’. The landscape (pardon the pun!) of garden trends are forever changing. The listed fads above are all unique in their own right, from the kooky, to the financially sound. But what’s the next step for your garden? Like anything creative, fashions and trends change with […]

Garden Design: Getting Focal Points Right

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October 23rd, 2014 by

Emphasis is one of the most important traits of a garden. A space without at least one focal point almost always pales in comparison to other spaces that have something to catch the eye of every onlooker and passer-by. Every designer will agree that a focal point is essential in ensuring that your garden exudes […]