I am now looking for a new team member for Plantation gardening. Applicants must have Horticultural and or landscaping qualifications and experience and be self motivated to help drive various projects at this busy ambitious little business . A full driving licence is essential .If interested, please forward details and c.v to :
Mr Tom Bell
8 Kingston Road
This Saturday just passed with the coming winter in mind , I accepted a request to carry my wares down to the Collaton Raleigh summer fete and help out with a prize......Guess how many logs are in this dumpy sack to win the whole thing! a bargain for one lucky customer! The weather held off just about and I believe everybody enjoyed themselves!
our top soil sales appear to be improving of late. In the not too distant future I hope to be able to screen my organic soil improver and offer a blended loam also! An ideal way of recycling all the garden waste that we've collected over the past few years.
This is our latest project starting at Marpool primary school in Exmouth. The old play equipment in this area has been removed along with 24 tons of top soil and old paving slabs. We have graded off the area with a 2.5ton excavator ready for weed control matting and new play grade bark chip. New play facilities will be constructed this week and artificial turfed areas for reading, sitting etc........watch this space!
I've been doing some apple tree pruning lately at various customers around East Devon. I've been pruning the trees with the following objectives in mind .
To balance out lopsided trees by pruning back overhanging limbs. This makes the trees look more attractive and reduces the risk of them toppling over in high winds.
To thin out any inward growing branches to prevent them rubbing. This can cause infections on the trees in future years. Clear out the cluttered branches from the middle of the tree to let some light and air through.
Prune the most recent growth from the previous year as they have a habit of multiple stem growth at the point that the tree was previously pruned. I have left one new "leader" at each point to carry on strong growth for the tree this year.