Tuesday, 6 August 2013

We have a position available at Plantation gardening for an experienced garden maintenance and landscaping operative who must have a full driving licence.

please contact Tom for details:


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

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 Plantation gardening 8 Kingston Road Exmouth Devon EX8 2LU

Monday, 24 June 2013

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!

Monday, 10 June 2013

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.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

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!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The new edition of the gardening magazine by which local. With me in it and much more!
I've started a new project this week re vamping the play area at Marpool primary school in Exmouth so watch this space!
It's a busy time of year for me and much to my delight I've been asked by which magazine to appear in their April addition of the gardening magazine!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The play garden at the children's society centre in Exmouth is now ready for the weather to catch up with new play equipment and a newly turfed area around the seating.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

I wish I had P.A !

On a day working in an area where there is no mobile phone signal, I must have had enough messages and emails to warrant a p.a!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Step by step photo guide to creating a rockery.

Clear and level the area.
Choose from your selection some larger rocks for height at the back.
Adding rocks one at a time to suit your design, back filling with soil as you go. This will be important for future plant growth.      


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Apple tree pruning after pruning.

Apple tree pruning.

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.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

We have plenty of hard wood in stock and are ready to deliver a mixture of different sized loads to your door! Please visit our web site and online shop for more details.

Monday, 25 February 2013

New log store in stock

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Winter garden maintenance

Garden looking drab in the run up to summer? We asked an expert for tips on winter garden maintenance.
Tom Bell from Plantation Gardening in Plymouth

Winter garden maintenance

Add springtime flowering bulbs, such as Crocus, for splashes of colour.
Member question:
'My garden is looking a bit tired after the winter. What areas should I concentrate on now to get it looking great in time for summer?'
We asked garden maintenance and landscaping expert Thomas Bell from Plantation Gardening to answer.

How much do professional gardeners cost?

We surveyed Which? Local-recommended gardeners and landscape designers to find out typical costs for common jobs, such as building a shed, trimming a hedge or installing a pond.
It's common for gardens to be looking a little drab at this time of year while we wait for the weather to warm up.
I'm a firm believer in utilising what you have to get the best visual appearance possible without spending a fortune.
The best way to achieve this is to promote simple contrasts in colour and texture. You could:
  • Prune dormant trees and shrubs for architectural value.
  • Rake up and remove dead leaves from the lawn and borders.
  • Dig over borders around shrubs and trees to show off a nice brown soil. Also, add a mulch such as wood chip, bark or compost.
  • Apply a springtime feed to the lawn for lush green colour – a striking contrast against the brown borders.
  • Add some pots containing clusters of springtime flowering bulbs such as Narcissus or Crocus to add bright splashes of colour.

About our expert trader

Thomas Bell from Plantation Gardening in Plymouth (Photograph: UNP)
Our expert: Thomas Bell
Thomas Bell is director of Which? Local-recommended Plantation Gardening.
Plantation Gardening carrries out garden maintenance and landscaping for customers across the East Devon region.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

It's cold again so if you need good firewood in east devon or sawdust briquettes nationally then please the online shop at eastdevonfirewood.co.uk.