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BS8596 – Surveying for Bats in Woodland

Published in October 2015, BS8596 is a comprehensive guide to surveying woodlands through to single trees for the presence of bats. This standard flows from the considered risk of tree operations on this part of the European Protected Species (EPS) family, and aims to give confidence to managers and surveyors alike as to a reasonable Read more »


Organic Compost – also known as Black Gold

Making your own compost from the ‘brown’ and ‘green’ waste generated from your garden and kitchen produces a valuable garden resource that can be used to improve soil structure; breaking up heavy clay soils to make them more workable and improving the moisture retaining properties of lighter, free draining soil. The decomposed organic matter is Read more »


The Naughty Side of Garden Design

Another week and another garden plan with details bearing a striking resemblance to reproductive organs… male, female, internal and external.   Either designers’ have subconsciously fertile minds, or there’s a little bit of nudge-nudge wink-wink going on… Will anyone notice?  Will anyone dare comment?  Even the great gardens of the land are not immune to Read more »


Going Peat Free

The Natural Environment White Paper was published in 2011 by the coalition Government, following consultation with industry and interested parties. The top line targets were: Phase out peat by 2015 in the Government and the wider public sector, including Local Authorities; Phase out peat by 2020 in the amateur gardener market for bagged growing media Read more »


The Implications of Brexit

We are often asked what effect Brexit has had and might have on our business. Like most people and companies the answer is we really don’t yet know and it may change in numerous ways over the coming months and years, but I suppose we have seen various changes already. As a business we do Read more »


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