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Warning! Broken Fences and Falling Trees- Monday 28th October 2013

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Tomorrow’s forecast storm ( Monday 28th October) is set to reek havoc in the SE with heavy rain over night on Sunday and gusts of wind reaching 60-80mph on Monday morning. The latest Met Office forecast suggests that the eye of the storm is most likely to run across country to East Anglia with collateral damage to the south. There could also be localised flooding.

Best to avoid any unnecessary car journeys whilst the storm is passing and take care if you venture out afterwards.

The last time we suffered such a severe storm in October 2010 trees came down and fences were damaged.

If you have any such problems and live in the Tunbridge Wells area then do call Gardenproud and we will do our best to assist you.

Call Tim Sykes on 07725 173820.

Get your fleeces out! As Met Office issues severe weather warning!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Met Office have today issued a severe weather warning.

Temperatures are set to plummet to -6C in some areas this weekend.

Wintery showers are expected to hit areas of the UK as residents brace themselves for a spell of cooler weather that may include snow in some regions.

So if you haven’t already covered your vulnerable plants and shrubs then do so now. We’ll also be sending messages out to all members of the Gardenproud team to check out customer gardens.

You can buy winter fleece off the roll or in re-usable drawstring pull-ons that come in different sizes. You can buy fleeces at most garden centres and also get them online, see

At Harrod’s website if you click on “Garden Netting and Protection” then click on “Insulating Fleece and Plant Cosies” you will find what you are looking for.

Plants that are particularly susceptible to damage include bays, boxes, fuchsias, cordylines, palms and yuccas. But check first, a useful place to look is the RHS website, see

Once on the RHS website if you go to “Plants” then pop into the search engine “Frost Protection” some useful links will appear.