Jobs for the week-April

Well it’s been a glorious week abet strange as well. I am one of the lucky ones, with this virus not directly affecting the work I do. That said, like anyone else it is effecting the amount of work and the getting of materials but it’s makes it all worthwhile in the end This week…

Things to do in the garden this weekend

Well I thought I would start up this to do list but do it on a slightly different slant. That being, showing you some of the work carried out by me and my team in the last week. Hopefully it will inspire you to have a go in the garden this week and have a…

Pruning Rosa Rugosa roses

Rosa rugosa group of roses are some of the hardest, toughest roses that we can grow here in the uk. They take north, south, east and west facing sites. Most soil types apart from very waterlogged soils, indeed, they will grow quite happily in pure sand on the high tide mark on the beach! They…

Roses, the plant of love!

Roses have been a symbol of love for many thousands of years. Some people think it could of be back as far as roman times. The Roman god Venus, the goddess of love, favourite flower was indeed a rose. This lead to the fresh petals of the fragrant Rosa gallica, being spread over the beds…

Small changes can reduce our environmental impact-part 1, our soil

There’s no room for any doubt now that our world environment is changing. The worlds environment of course is always changing, no year, Century is the same but it’s pretty clear now, that we as humans are hastening up this change. One striking statement made the other day at Palmsteads soft landscaping day, was from…

I have been a little quiet…….

It’s been a while since I lasted blogged. I supposed it’s been for many reasons but mainly based around that horrible word time! I supposed I ended up trying to do too much with the blog and with the added pressures of having 4 kids, a partner, a life style change and a business, something…

Six on Saturday 5th of January 2019

A massive happy new year to you all and a great colder start it is as well. The first few days here in Hampshire has seen the mercury drop down to -5c, bringing the coldest snap of the winter so far, lets just hope we get a few days of this to kill off the…

a wildlife review of 2018

I have always so loved seeing wildlife around both within the garden and outside in. This love has been there since childhood, where I spent hours watching blackbirds nesting within the hedges that surrounded our house, spending ages within rock pools, seeing what would crawl out of the woodwork. Even during the times I was…

6 on Saturday 29/12/2018

Well it’s party time so I thought I would be fashionably late, not too late so all that is left is the alcohol that no one else wants but just so I wasn’t the first here. I must admit some was due to it still being dark outside and then I forgot I had a…