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Archive for March, 2012

Hosepipe ban to be introduced April 5th

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Seven firms including Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water and Veolia South East have to today announced that they are to enforce a hosepipe ban from April 5th.

Local reservoir Bewl Water is currently standing with just 42% of its normal water reserves.

Source: Shot by photographer – Chloe, 19th February

This means you will not be able to water your garden or lawns with a mains water fed hosepipe until the ban has been lifted.

So we’ve got ¬†3 weeks to prepare ourselves for this.

Not withstanding it might rain either before or after this period it maybe sensible to consider ways in which you could build up water reserves.

If you already have a rainwater recycling system then you may like to consider ways in which this might be connected to a pump which feeds either a leaky pipe or fine spray system.

Hozelock amongst others make such systems, and Karcher make submersible pumps.

You could use the time you have and fill a water butt or tanks and link this to a similar system that can feed off rain water as well.

Here is a system we recently created for a vegetable garden, linked to a rainwater fed water butt near Tunbridge Wells…

For further information on conserving water in the garden contact Tim Sykes on 07725 173820.

March is a great month in the Garden

Friday, March 9th, 2012

It’s the time when the garden really comes back to life. For Gardenproud it’s the point when we get more calls for help than any other month – so it’s like the golden month!

What should you be doing in March?

- plant up the new roses, shrubs, trees and fruit

- plant up the gladioli, lilies and summer bulbs

- plant out the fruit plants

- prune the roses

- sow new lawns, or repair lawns

- sow poppies, marigolds and lobelias

- get in the green house or propagator  with the brussel sprout, cabbage or lettuce seeds

New Signs To Look Out For!

Friday, March 9th, 2012

If you see this sign around Tunbridge Wells or indeed Kent then you know we’ve designed a new garden and are working on creating a fresh landscape!

If you are looking for some new ideas for your garden then do talk to us first. We are happy to provide a range of concepts for a very competitive price!

So what are you waiting for?

Contact Tim Sykes today on 07725 173820, or at