Did you know that there is no law as to how high a hedge can be grown, however, it is worth remembering that if a complaint is put in then the local council can step in and make a decision to trim or remove it if the decide that the hedge is stopping a person from reasonably enjoying their garden.
If you have a dispute about a neighbours hedge you can contact your council but they will like to see that you have taken steps to resolve the issue between yourselves
It’s nearly the Bank holiday here in Cannock and summer has arrived. This week has been very busy for Gardenchief fulfilling new contracts for the new season.
I have taken on a new member of staff this week which has been a revelation to me, a case of having to due to due to my workload.
Anyone out there needing quotes for work will need to book early and i’ll do my best to accommodate your needs.
Last year my tulips were in full flower by the end of April – we
Well here in Cannock most of the snow has gone but the temperature is still struggling. I have been cutting grass where there’s no snow. Lichfield seems to have suffered less than many areas, Burntwood where my parents live has had huge amounts, and is still lying.
But looking at the forecast for next week it looks a little better, roll on Spring!
At 11.02 GMT today the sun crosses the Equator.
And, for the next six months, the days will be longer than the nights. Spring has sprung and we can finally banish the winter blues.
Well, that’s the theory.
In practice, however, the nation continues to shiver beneath several layers of clothing, very little is growing in the ground and our weather forecasts continue to warn of ice, snow and severe wind-chill.
The statistics are even more sobering. So far, March 2013 has been colder than both this winter’s December and January.
The average temperature (day
It seems that here in South Staffs the weather has turned very mild indeed. It has been up to 12 degrees and very much ‘t-shirt’ weather for me.
I have noticed too that my lawn is growing at a fair old pace which is unusual for this time of year.
Scientists say that until recently, the chilly average winter temperature of under 5 degrees c kept lawns dormant until March. But milder weather between November and February has allowed grass to thrive, leading to an unseasonable surge in sales of mowers
Cold weather does not mean that all outdoor gardening must end. The gardens here in Cannock aren’t looking their best, but now is a good time for some of those garden jobs that will help you be better prepared for spring.
For starters, clean up the perennials and leaves that you allowed to remain, whether as food for the birds or to add some winter interest to your garden. Cut back ornamental grasses, and such. This will help alleviate compaction that occurs during the winter months. And you do not
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is very concerned about the spread of ash dieback disease in the UK. Ash trees, as hedgerow and field trees, are an important feature in our landscape and also a key component of ecologically unique woodlands that support rare species.
We welcome the five point plan* for addressing ash die back (Chalara fraxinea) in the short-term, issued by Secretary of State Owen Paterson on November 9.
Paul Wilkinson, The Wildlife Trusts’ Head of Living Landscapes, said: “We are reassured by this statement and the specific reference to the importance
Now this caught my eye on the news up in Cannock today, no reason to discriminate against odd shaped veg in my opinion. All shaped veg and fruit are accepted at gardenchief towers. Most home grown garden veg isn’t up to supermarket shape standards, and more the better for it.