Ivy has a number of names in different parts of the Country like bentwood and bind-wood but in Leicestershire it is strangely called Love stone. This maybe because the seeds in ancient times were use as an aphrodisiac. In ancient Greece the priests presented to newly married couples a garland of Ivy, to symbolise that [...]
In Cornwall holly is called Aunt Mary's tree, in Suffolk the Christmas tree and in Yorkshire Christ's Throne .The Holly is a plant associated with magic powers and it's red berries were considered to be particularly potent since the colour gave protect against evil. Birds can eat the berries but humans can be made very [...]
Digging and trenching can continue throughout December but not when soil is frozen or very wet. Prune bush and standard roses also continue to prune fruit trees and bushes of all kind. If the weather is very cold close up greenhouses earlier in the afternoon to keep off the worst frost, but a few degrees [...]
Autumn is here so it's time to get ready for winter and have the garden looking great for Christmas. There are lots to do such as jet washing that patio, hedge trimming ,tree pruning and giving the garden a good tidy up. Also making sure those fences can stand up to the winter storms. We [...]
The gardens are full of sweet peas at the moment with their intense perfume and coming in almost all colours . There are 250 varieties including stunning bicolour. They grow on vines which can reach 6ft tall. In the language of flowers they mean blissful pleasure delicate pleasure goodbye -departure and thank you for a [...]
The art of killing weeds and bugs to grow flowers and crops for animals and birds to eat! As the well known gardening band the Beetles said Give PEAS a chance.
Here at Brooks Gardening Limited we are proud as a new company of our congratulations from Checkatrade.com of a 100 great reputation reports. We are always looking for new staff, full time ,part time and only if you need a Saturday job. We are looking for skilled and unskilled workers if you are interested email us [...]
Welcome to our new website. Our new website has modern look and feel as well as an improved navigation, this will allow you to find the content more easily and more quickly. We shall regularly be updating our blog section with articles showcasing our recent work. Please let us know what you think of the new website, all comments [...]