The Ubiquitous Daffodil

The Ubiquitous Daffodil

The ubiquitous daffodil. Whether you call them daffodils, narcissus, Lent lilies, dafadowndillies, or Easter bells, or one of your own special names, the daffodil is a plant that for very many people signifies friendship, eternal life, new beginnings and happiness....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Modern Lawn Care – a book review

Modern Lawn Care – a 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...
Stihl RMA 448 TC – battery mower review

Stihl RMA 448 TC – battery mower review

Like many other garden maintenance businesses who carry out lawn mowing and grass cutting as part of the range of lawn care services they provide, we have been keeping an eye on the development of the professional range of battery powered equipment as a potential...