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Attracting Wildlife into your Garden

By Lorraine Spooner As the garden continues to wake up from its winter slumber, wildlife ventures out from hibernation, birds begin to build their nests and pollinating insects are seeking out those early nectar-rich spring flowers.  This is the time to consider planting native trees to increase the biodiversity within your plot and maintain Read more »

2019-03-14T15:01:33+00:00

Nicholsons Trip to the Maasai Mara

By Niel Nicholson As a company, Nicholsons are very keen to support charity and have 3 main focuses. Local educational support of deprived schools to help build forest schools. Supporting staff with individual charitable projects. And lastly to be involved with tree planting in Africa to combat deforestation and help climate change. 18 months Read more »

2019-02-22T09:44:28+00:00

Deddington Primary School Vegetable Garden

We recently received a letter from our neighbours at Deddington Primary School, asking for a bit of help with their vegetable garden, which had become tired over the years. The garden had become uninspiring and was falling to bits, meaning the children could no longer safely work in the area. At Nicholsons, we Read more »

2019-02-12T10:01:31+00:00

Harvest Time in Rural Oxfordshire: 5 local things to do

Harvest is in full-swing. The corn fields are full of golden stubble, forest paths are brimming with bright and fiery colours and crisp, crunchy apples are bursting from our trees. We want to help you make the most of it all, so, here are some ideas of how you can fill Read more »

2019-02-08T10:39:15+00:00

Paradise – A Garden Design Case Study

Deriving from the Persian, pairi-daeza, (or paradise) literally means “around walls”. Since the very origins of civilisation, the gardens created in these enclosed spaces have been regarded as places of refuge, beauty & meditation. Today, the desire to escape the demands of modern life and to renew our energy is stronger than ever and Read more »

2019-02-08T10:34:23+00:00
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