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In Bloom: Secrets to a Healthy Garden

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December 11th, 2013 by

A beautiful garden is an owner’s pride. As one of the UK’s leading providers of reliable landscape and gardern maintenance services, Oakleigh Manor will keep your small or large garden healthy and looking great. Caring for your garden doesn’t stop at planting the right species of plants, and decorating the soroundings with additional garden features. […]

Why plant native trees in the garden

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October 20th, 2013 by

Why native trees? ‘Native’ means that these trees are ‘at home’ in Britain: they’ve grown here for thousands of years! So if you live in the UK, plant these trees because they help native insects and other animals to survive. 10 trees you should plant in your garden Alder, Alnus glutinosa A quick-growing, nitrogen-fixing, insect-harbouring, bird-loving […]

Landscaping project at Sevenoaks, Kent – Phase 1 complete

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September 9th, 2013 by

Phase 1 is now complete at this project in Sevenoaks, Kent. Works commenced in April 2013 which involved all rear garden areas including all hard-landscaping works, lawn areas, planting bed preparation and lighting works are complete. The next phase will be the hardscape works within the front garden and driveway areas which are on hold […]

Garden Design & Build Project in Whitstable, Kent

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June 18th, 2013 by

Our Whitstable project complete, we managed to get some photos in the poor weather conditions. The planting scheme has really softened the space and added so much interest, balancing off the hard-landscape and structures. The spring colours are looking really good for such a young scheme. We fitted the irrigation system today so the garden will […]

New Lawn at Shenfield, Essex

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April 28th, 2013 by

The turf is being laid this week on this project after several weeks of drainage works, soil conditioning and final preparation of all the groundwork aspects of this project. Underneath the new lawn is a state of the art french drainage system which is a series of 5 linear drains and the entire lawn surface […]

Garden Design project – Whitstable, Kent

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April 7th, 2013 by

This new garden design has been created by the team for a young family in Whitstable Kent. The project department will be starting work here soon, look out for the project photos on the blog. To view some of our completed projects, click our project “portfolio”  tab at the top of the screen.

Useful tips on Protecting your Plants from the cold weather

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April 3rd, 2013 by

It’s Spring, and no doubt you have worked hard putting in all those precious garden plants only to learn that the never ending cold spell is still upon us. The question is what do you do? Tips For Protecting Plants From Frost First of all, do not panic. Below i have put together a few […]

Recreational re-cycled benches at Environment Agency site

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March 27th, 2013 by

Five bench plinths and benches formed in recycled materials were installed recently at an Environment Agency site in London, to provide recreational seating with a public space. This area was landscaped by Oakleigh Manor in 2003, and the grounds maintenance staff have been pruning the shrub borders and the trees surgeons have carried out their […]

Why should I have my garden designed – part 1

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March 27th, 2013 by

                Part 1 – The finances Lets not bet around the bush! There are no short – term financial gains, you have to pay professional people to do a professional job, then it pays! Why & How If your garden is designed and built professionally will it will […]

What to plant in difficult soils and places within your garden

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March 14th, 2013 by

Just a few tips to help you choose plants within those tricky situations within your garden. Heavy Clay Soil in Deep Shade Clay soil is easily compressed when wet and water can be slow to drain away.  This can make it cold and wet in winter and if this is compounded by being in a […]