The Perfect lawn

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Lawn care services in Reading, Berkshire Whilst looking at some of our lush green lawns this week enjoying the growth spurt from the spring feed and weed application, it made me think of looking for a perfect lawn guide on the web. I found this article from George Munford called “Maintaining the Perfect Lawn”. It […]

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Wood Fencing

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Wood¬†Fencing is an excellent option for screening or segregating sections of your garden or for marking the boundary between two properties. There are lots of options available depending on whether you want a simple boundary or a complete screen. I will briefly run you through the pros and cons of each of the most common […]

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Gardening storm damage advice in Berkshire

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We have been battered and bruised from weeks of Atlantic storms recently and Berkshire has taken the brunt of it and the weather is starting to take its toll on the garden. The main advice I can give is to stay off the grass completely as the water table is very high and the garden […]

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Fence storm damage and repair in Reading

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A lot of Fences have fallen victim to the recent wild weather in Reading. If you need your fence repaired or a new fence erected or even some free advice on the health of your fence post winter storm season please don’t hesitate in contacting me – www.ipgardens.co.uk/contact-us We erect all types of wooden fencing, […]

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Healthy Over 60’s

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I read an interesting article recently on the bbc website written by James Gallagher The health and science reporter linking gardening to a longer healthier life for over 60’s. It basically concludes that working in the garden or doing some DIY is strongly linked to a longer life in people over the age of 60. […]

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Congratulations to Sulhamstead and Ufton Cricket Club

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A huge congratulations to Sulhamstead and Ufton cricket club for winning the Berkshire premier league. I have been a long time supporter of Sulhamstead cricket club and it was great to see them win the Berkshire Premier league for the first time in their history. Over the years I have seen the club grow from […]

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Shed of the Year competition 2013

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Recent research revealed that the average shed owning Brit spends 72 hours a year in their garden shed. Many famous authors, musicians, artists have revealed how the garden shed has enabled their creative abilities. Playwright Arthur Miller and Musician Roger Waters being two famous examples. 1975 entries took part in the annual shed of the […]

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Forbury Gardens in Reading

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If you are ever at a loose end in Reading town centre try exploring Forbury Gardens. Initially constructed during the Victorian public park movement in 1854 when the botanical garden was created. The gardens purpose in the Victorian era were for relaxation, beauty and for public celebrations. They still provide the same purpose today popular […]

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Australians take out top Garden award at Chelsea Flower Show

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Philip Johnson, the gardens designer from Victoria in Southern Australia celebrated the top accolade on his first attempt at the top prize at the Chelsea flower show. The first Australians to win the top award in the shows 100 year history. The garden by Fleming’s nurseries in Monbulk won the sustainable design themed category. 18 […]

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Rose Pruning Advice

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We have been pruning a lot of Roses in the last month so I thought I would give a quick guide on the correct technique of tidying up and stimulating the Spring growth. The Majority of Rose Shrubs,Bushes,Climbers and Ramblers should be pruned in the Spring time. The main aim is to keep a proper […]

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Plant of the Centenary

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To mark the Chelsea Flower show centenary, The Royal Horticultural Society is having a competition to find the ‘Greatest plant of the last hundred years’. Each decade has a plant nominated plant by 10 amateur gardeners. You can also watch a video by each nominee explaining why you should vote for their respective plant. To […]

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April Garden Work

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Finally the weather is starting to warm up and Spring will finally arrive this week with the Thermometer exceeding 20 degrees. April is a busy and argueably the most pivotal month in the Garden calender as jobs done now can hugely affect the final look of your Summer garden. Preparation is the key word for […]

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Gardening Maintenance in Burghfield Common

Gardening and landscaping service in Burghfield Common, Reading We have a small friendly team of landscape gardeners. We are based in the Burghfield Common area of Reading in Berkshire. We were originally based in Mortimer since 1977 but we moved our premises to Burghfield Common recently. Ian started the business as a one man band […]

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Spring Glorious Spring !

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You would have never guessed it but spring has arrived. Cricket season starts in less than two weeks and it is freezing. We did manage to get some moss brushing done last week at one of our sites. ——————————————————————————————————————–

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The First Cut of the Year

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Spring must be on the way, the lawn mowers have been fired up and we have completed our grass cutting of the year this week as well as some light scarification and aeration. Despite the icy north east winds the grass is beginning to grow as we have had warmer days inbetween the cold ones. […]

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February Garden Work

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We are finally coming to the end of what has been a very cold and frosty month. We have been kept busy this month making sure all of our salt bins are kept full and spreading salt where needed in the car parks and entrances of the business parks that we look after. We have […]

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Englefield Gardens

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If you are ever at a loose end over the weekend try exploring the spectacular Englefield Estate Gardens situated in Englefield near Theale. It is about 8 miles west along the A4 from Reading town centre or 5 minutes from Junction 11 of the M4. The gardens here have been maintained for over 400 years. […]

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Gardening Tips for February

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Here are some Gardening tips for February courtesy of the Daily Telegraphs gardening website, they have some great articles and tips on here. If you are going to put your nesting boxes up for tits this is the time of year to do it and try to remove moss on lawn now before the warmer […]

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The Benefits of Gardening on Mental Health

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My Second post is off on a complete tangent. This is a fascinating article written by Matt Chorley for the Independent newspaper on the benefits of gardening on mental health titled – ‘GPs devise new treatment to beat depression. It’s called gardening’¬† I think all us gardeners can testify how therapeutic spending a few hours […]

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How to Prune a Wisteria in late Winter

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Welcome to my Gardening articles page, the idea of this page is basically for me to trawl through the interesting articles and columns freely available to us all on the internet and to give my thoughts on them and to get some feedback and thoughts from my website vistors. My first post is a great […]

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