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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

The importance of Weeding

By Dan Lazarou-West The importance of weeding around newly planted trees cannot be understated. Weeds compete for light, nutrients and, most importantly, available water in the soil. In addition, weeds provide cover for bark-gnawing rodents and taller or climbing weeds. Bramble, for example, can smother and topple small transplants. Without an adequate weeding regime Read more »

2019-06-28T13:22:34+00:00

Biosecurity Blog 1: Notifiable Plants, Pests and Diseases

Notifiable Pests & Diseases Quarantine organisms which are subject to statutory control have to be reported if you suspect they, or host materials are present. These have to be reported if being imported/exported. If you suspect a notifiable you should quarantine suspicious item(s) immediately, and immediately contact the Animal & Plant Health Agency or Read more »

2019-05-07T10:01:35+00:00

Rose Thoughts

By Jonathan Diaper As I write, this mild weather and sudden spring lends urgency to those winter and early spring jobs that are yet to be done. Case in point, roses are beginning to shoot presumptuously. I like to have any rose pruning completed before they shoot into life, feeling that the plant’s energy Read more »

2019-05-07T10:44:35+00:00
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