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Our Approach to CDM

The 2015 revision of the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2007 brought much confusion to the landscaping industry. Four years on, and CDM is still regarded with some trepidation and unease. Though competent companies undertaking construction are most likely meeting the requirements of all the regulations through their general health and safety practice, Read more »

2019-10-28T16:20:46+00:00

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Our Mental Health

By Ruby Simpson (Nicholsons CAD Technician) Winter is on its way… Sparkling frosty lawns, evenings snuggled up on the sofa with hot chocolate and old movies, fairy lights and bright crackling fires come to mind. Everyone starts planning for all the various social occasions and other festivities over the Christmas period. There Read more »

2019-10-10T14:03:32+00:00

An Award Winning Year for Nicholsons Brings Another Exciting Announcement

Nicholsons are celebrating their 40th birthday this month. We have come a long way since the 5-acre plot established in 1979 by Roderick Nicholson. In 1987, Nicholsons moved to The Park, where we remain to this day. Roderick’s son Niel joined in 1992, and his wife, Liz, followed shortly after in 1997. With Roderick Read more »

2019-10-01T13:35:43+00:00

Plant Passports

With the increase in the trade of plants over the last decades, the risk of introducing new pests and diseases has increased. Given favourable weather conditions and a lack of natural enemies, they can spread and lead to environmental damage, destruction of native plant species, substantial economic losses in agricultural production and an increase in Read more »

2019-10-28T15:57:37+00:00

Spinney House

Nestled in the grounds of Barton Court Estate near Hungerford is Spinney House, part of the Hillcrest Children’s Services, which provides a therapeutic home for 5 children aged 7-9 years old. The children live there 52 weeks a year and all have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. There are also two alternating staff teams, who Read more »

2019-09-23T07:48:13+00:00
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