Wild About Weeds – book review

Wild About Weeds – book review

All the photographs on this blog have been taken by us and are owned by Mr & Mrs Gardens Limited. They are not photographs from the book, Wild About Weeds.Wild About Weeds - Book Review There are certain plants that may be regarded as weeds that I like growing in...

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A History of Trees – book review

A History of Trees – book review

All the photographs on this blog have been taken by us and are owned by Mr & Mrs Gardens Limited. They are not photographs from the book.I love trees. I love their variety, colours, shape, strength, longevity, usefulness, and their grounding in the earth. This...

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Garden Wildlife – book review

Garden Wildlife – book review

This book is beautifully illustrated with a photograph on almost every page. This means the reader is able to read the written descriptions of the wildlife while enjoying the stunning images. It also means you will be able to spot the different types of wildlife in...

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Death in the Garden – book review

Death in the Garden – book review

My wife and I are both gardeners, and we have run our own gardening business since 2013. We know plants have the power to create an emotional and a physical response. Plants can remind us of loved ones who have passed, of special times or special people in our lives,...

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The Secret Lives of Garden Bees – book review

The Secret Lives of Garden Bees – book review

I first discovered the author, Jean Vernon, aka ‘Jeanie Bee’, aka @TheGreenJeanie, on social media (Twitter). I love gardening, gardens, plants, birds, insects, the outdoors and nature, and I enjoy connecting with others who share these interests. Anyone who follows...

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The Ubiquitous Daffodil

The Ubiquitous Daffodil

Daffodils can be seen everywhere in gardens and green spaces in spring. This is a blog dedicated to this bright, cheerful, romantic, and mythical flower. Whether you call them daffodils, narcissus, Lent lilies, dafadowndillies, or Easter bells, or one of your own...

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Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

We are always keen to purchase and use garden maintenance equipment that helps us carry out our work more efficiently, so long as the equipment operates at a professional standard and enables us to leave behind a high quality finish in our customers' gardens. What's...

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Creating a Shed Roof Garden

Creating a Shed Roof Garden

Health & Safety Warning - This blog DOES NOT provide personal safety advice about the load bearing capacities of garden structures.  This is NOT a 'how to' blog.  This blog simply sets out the method I used to create a garden on the roof of a shed I designed and...

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The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics - my take on some social media business and marketing techniques in the garden maintenance industry. Recently, particularly within social media, I have observed quite a few business practices that, in my opinion, have come right out of the book...

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Coast & Castles – fundraising tour

Coast & Castles – fundraising tour

Some of you may know my daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease (click here for that blog).  It has been a bit of a whirlwind for my daughter, but we know, with support, we will deal with whatever this disease throws at us.   We really wanted to do...

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My Daughter – Crohn’s disease

My Daughter – Crohn’s disease

This is a photo of me (Michael) and my daughter.  My daughter lives and works near Sheffield.  This photo was taken in 2016 in our garden in East Kilbride during one of her visits.  It’s not the best quality photo, but it’s one of my favourites.  My daughter gave me...

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7 Days 7 Roses

7 Days 7 Roses

This blog sets out a thread of posts we set out on our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. The idea for the posts came about after we attended one of the The Great Get Together events held in East Kilbride. The event inspired us to say a big Thank You to...

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Modern Lawn Care – book review

Modern Lawn Care – book review

Modern Lawn Care - a book review This is a review of the book Modern Lawn Care, by David Hedges-Gower, published in 2014. I was one of the first to purchase the book and uploaded this review on Amazon in October 2014. Here is the review: I run a garden maintenance...

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