You can read in this newspaper article what a devastating effect having the weed in your garden can cause here
certificate and who is licensed with the Environment Agency to carry waste.
The Environment Agency have produced a code of practise for dealing with Knot Weed and you can read it here
Garden Chief have all the necessary paperwork to deal with your knotweed so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you think you have a weed problem.
Here at Garden Chief we do love the vibrancy of a poppy, whether it is a self seeder found growing wild or a carefully placed, beautiful ornamental, each has its place in our English landscape.
However this blog post is about a rather more unusual poppy – Papaver Somniferum, the medicinal lilac morphine poppy. Thanks to the glorious summer sun that we have been lucky to have had so far this year there has been a bumper crop and it can be seen growing in abundance across Dorset, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire
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!
After a long process we have finally acheived Safe Contractor accreditation, potential and existing customers can now have the satisfaction of knowing we adhere to strict Health and Safety requirements, and have been audited to prove this.
Safecontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members.
Registered members with the safecontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.
With its increasing membership and growing profile in
Indeed yesterday i passed my CS38 City and Guilds assessment, this enables me to climb trees professionally and to be insured to do it.
As part of the assessment i need to prove i can perform aerial rescue to aid fellow tree climbers that may have an injury, i passed this competently
I can now carry out tree work in the local Cannock area and beyond
At the end of this month i’m starting my CS39 training and hope to pass this too.
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
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.
Here in Cannock us gardeners are have a rest but there is a hard frost today and the next few days look like being the same, so what about the birds?
Providing food for birds is one of the most helpful things you can do for your garden visitors, so long as you are thoughtful with your feeding.
The RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology both suggest feeding birds all year round.
However, it is suggested that feeding birds during the colder months should be a priority.
Dawn and dusk are the key