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Setting the Tempo for Major Housebuilders and Niche Developers

Setting the Tempo for Major Housebuilders and Niche Developers

When it comes to building quality homes, the construction of the property or properties – albeit a pivotal element - is only part of the development story. The “what goes on around the outside” – the landscaping - is just as important. This is necessary to safeguard...

This Summer, let’s have a Round of Applause for our Gardens

This Summer, let’s have a Round of Applause for our Gardens

During the worst days of lockdown, for many of us, the garden has become something of a salvation. Unable to socialise, forced to keep distance from our buddies and prevented from heading out to the park or going on a country walk, for those of us fortunate to have...

Now’s the time for Outdoor Living and Perfect Gardens

Now’s the time for Outdoor Living and Perfect Gardens

Doesn’t it feel good! Spring is in the air and the weather is finally warming up. Once again, we can start getting out and enjoying our wonderful gardens. As lockdown eases and we have more opportunity to reconnect with friends and family, this is when great garden...

What is the Way to tell the Age of a Tree?

What is the Way to tell the Age of a Tree?

Telling the age of trees can be a fascinating exercise – and there are a number of ways to work out their longevity. The simplest way is to cut the tree down and then count the interior concentric rings within the trunk. There will be one ring for every year of the...

In the Orchestra Pit

In the Orchestra Pit

We put some thought-provoking questions to our Chief Conductor, John Guildford. Where did you grow up and what are your earliest recollections? Have you always been involved in the landscaping industry? I was born and lived in Cowley until I was three, from where we...

What is the Fastest Growing Hedge?

What is the Fastest Growing Hedge?

Hedges. They might all provide privacy and shelter, mark boundaries, keep the wind away, and look aesthetically pleasing – but one thing they don’t do, is grow at the same rate. As a rule of thumb, most type of hedge will grow at between 10 and 100 centimetres each...

What is the job of a Landscape Gardener…

What is the job of a Landscape Gardener…

….one that involves more than just mowing the grass! Of course, much will depend on their level of expertise, but the work of a landscaper will certainly require skill and imagination, given that the objective is usually to orchestrate the creation of an external area...

Doing Major Outside Alterations needs Good Planning (part 2)

Doing Major Outside Alterations needs Good Planning (part 2)

Planning Permissions One of the first things to consider when you are seeking to make major changes to your outside space is whether the work will require any consent. When a property is listed, this doesn’t necessarily mean just the house itself – it could well...

Doing Major Outside Alterations needs Good Planning (part 1)

Doing Major Outside Alterations needs Good Planning (part 1)

If you’ve moved into a property and inherited a veritable jungle of land around your home – an area that might even run into acres – it can be quite a task sorting the wood from the trees. Literally in some cases! Regardless of whether you live in a rural or urban...

Beware of Oak Processionary Moth

Beware of Oak Processionary Moth

a Pest to Trees, Humans and Animals As a landscaping company, this is a subject close to the heart and one which we feel compelled to share with our readers. You may not be familiar with the oak processionary moth (OPM) but this is a very real and present danger in...