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...
I stand like a greyhound in the slips

I stand like a greyhound in the slips

Every year, since starting our lawn care and garden maintenance business in 2013, I get excited towards the end of February.  I get excited because the weather starts to think about warming up after winter, and the grass on lawns begins to show the first...
There is a plant for everyone

There is a plant for everyone

I believe there is a plant for everyone.  This may be a fairly straightforward statement when applied to people who enjoy plants and who have begun to recognise how beneficial plants can be.  These types of people are very likely to have already realised the...