1. Category Archive: Commercial

  1. Final Thoughts on the Ragwort Saga

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    As the war on Ragwort rages on – I have a foot in both camps and see the things that have happened in the past to me and others as a management and awareness problem more than a Ragwort problem – Ragwort will always be here and conservation wise, it is of value. But we owe …Read More

  2. Versatility and Film Production at Giles Landscapes

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    Giles family member Adam Giles can now offer clients the opportunity to create corporate films for training purposes, show-reels or even to get noticed on national news programmes. Adam is well qualified to offer the landscape industry this facility – his background was training to HND and degree level in Landscaping and Leisure Management. He was …Read More

  3. Oh Live Oh Olive!

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    This harsh Winter has really put a lot of borderline hardy plants to the test. We recently planted 3 massive Olive trees at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University which was opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  Although we have been led to believe maximum continual tolerance for Olive trees was 12 degrees below …Read More

  4. Roger’s Diary

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    Great Landscaping – Great Lunch! I visited one of our previous projects the other day – the Greyfriars Tower in Kings Lynn. This ancient site was a massively interesting project combining the thirteenth century tower of the Franciscan friary and the more modern Edwardian war memorial gardens. This project meant almost entirely re-building the historic …Read More

  5. Roger’s Diary

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    An exciting but uncertain time… Well what an exciting time we have been having meeting the Royal Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.  But now we are back to the serious work.  1 –We have to make sales in the private sector on the strength of the Evolution Garden success at Sandringham. On our …Read More

  6. Roger’s Diary – Commercial Sector

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    Keeping up with the Jones’s and busy Jane’s prolific blogging! My job as MD is to see the balance is kept between our private sector work and our very credible commercial Department. I used to be paranoid about keeping these two departments separate but when you look at it – what is the difference? For instance, the private …Read More

  7. Roger’s Diary

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    Watering in these Difficult Times Many of us in this line of business get very distressed to see projects struggling in prolonged drought – where the only solution is to water and keep watering. But even watering can be full of hidden risks. Tree pits dug into clay can easily become sump holes when watered …Read More

  8. Berney Arms

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    We have been working near Great Yarmouth for the past 6 months as the main contractor, helping to improve facilities for visitors to Burgh Castle, the Roman fort which looks out over the River Yare and Berney Marshes.  The Romans took a lot of trouble when they chose the position for their fort but, unsurprisingly, it …Read More

  9. 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