1. Category Archive: Roger’s Diary

  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. Some Skating Stuff…

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    David Lowe a keen skater whose company EWS is the land agent for the massive SnOasis develepment has produced a great document detailing the exploits he, accompanied by his brother and a handful of other experienced Fenland skaters got up to when skating around Welney and the Fens last winter. David is no stranger to Fen skating …Read More

  3. Roger’s Royal Wedding Thoughts…

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    Having met HRH Prince Charles last July when we recieved our Gold medal in the Royal Marquee at Sandringham Flower Show, we were holding our breath hoping for an invite to the wedding of the year or at least a commission to landscape the newly-weds garden 🙂 Just kidding – as landscapers we were all …Read More

  4. Giles Gets Interviewed on Radio 5 Live!

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     A while back a chap from Radio 5 rang me to see if I would answer questions on how the government cuts and possible staff layoffs were going to affect us. Well I’m up for anything me and thought ‘nothing ventured nothing gained’ so I agreed - although I was a bit daunted at the thought of talking on national radio! …Read More

  5. 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

  6. No Oscar but Helena’s Still a Winner!

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    We were really hoping that Helena would win an Oscar but as she so rightly said in an interview afterwards – ‘it’s not the winning that matters – it’s the taking part that counts’ ! -Roger

  7. Our links with an Oscar Nominated Actress

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    After her success at the Bafta’s, the film world holds its breath to see if Helena Bonham Carter will win an Oscar for her performance in the ‘Kings Speech’! And all of us at Giles Landscapes really hopes she does! We were all lucky enough to meet Helena and her Mum at the Chelsea Flower Show …Read More