1. Archive: May 2010

  1. Roger’s Diary

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    28th May 2010 This time last year I was on site at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, feeling over the moon after we had won a Gold medal and ‘Best in Show’ with the Giles Landscapes ‘Fenland Alchemist’ courtyard garden. This year we have watched the flower show from a distance as we have been …Read More

  2. Giles supporting the Globebusters expedition from UK to Beijing

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    The Fenland skaters are one of Giles Landscapes social commitments to the community. One of the regular skaters at Welney, Adam Giles has stored his skates away for the summer to follow the Globebusters (www.globebusters.com) a motorcycling expedition from the UK to Beijing. 15 motor bikes have now reached Kashgar, after having only just managed to …Read More

  3. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    Monday 24th May I’ve just been sorting out another elementof our garden – this year we are using reclaimed and recycled materials again but in a more contemporary way and also mixing them with new materials to show that the two can work together to create an unusual, witty and sustainable garden. One of the new …Read More

  4. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    21st May 2010 Nothing is ever simple or straightforward in the world of show gardens and we have had another challenge this week. We have had to change our design (only a little) to make it more comfortable in money terms (i.e cheaper!!!) :O So we have decided to reduce the amount of tiles we are …Read More

  5. How much will it cost?

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    Your garden is a huge asset. It can be a vibrant, multi-functional extension to your living space, and a properly landscaped garden will greatly increase the value of your home, sometimes as much as 15% (As quoted on www.acheson-glover.com).  “People will snoop around outside when they see a house for sale-so external view is paramount”. …Read More

  6. The Peripheral Road project

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    It was a difficult January for planting work on the Peripheral Road project near Peterborough, and because the area where we were working is on clay soil there were several parts of the site where the conditions made it quite challenging for us.  Even so, in general we did not seem to be hit as …Read More

  7. To National House Builders, how we survived the last recession.

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    Wouldn’t you like to come out of the recession well ahead of your competitors?  How can you give your sites the “kerb appeal” you need to achieve this? No doubt you employ experienced people who are both dynamic and dedicated.  The kind of people who want to achieve, who take pride in their sites and win awards, supplying the customer with a well-presented house, built to an energy-efficient standard, with …Read More

  8. Our Sandringham Flower Show Diary

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    10th May 2010 Steve and I have just got back from a very productive and positive meeting with the very clever people at TWI at Granta Park (a science park just outside Cambridge). TWI Tecnology Engineering  is the founding site of the Welding Institute and these bafflingly clever people are responsible for among other things, component …Read More