Work Diary

Winter Is Hear

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

It would look like winter is finally here, better late than never as they say. We have had an increased demand for our firewood logs, but as it has been mild we have a very good stock level at the moment. We are already logging for winter 2016-2017 and all the logs will then be dry stored until they are sold. This process makes sure the logs are nicely dried and ready when you want them. We deliver logs most days of the week and a most times to fit around peoples busy lifestyles, because when you stop there is nothing better than a good fire, right? but to have a good fire you need good logs and firewood, the reports and re-ordering from many customers lets me know we are doing it right.

If you need logs/ firewood or any other of our landscaping services the best form of contact is my mobile.

Right time to pop another log on the fire!

Christmas Time

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Well we are fast approaching Christmas and the new year. We will be out delivering logs over the festive period, you need firewood, we will supply firewood. We know the festive time is busy so why not ask us to stack your logs (its one less thing for you to do) We have been busy delivering around Cambridge and St Ives ready for christmas unfortunately it doesn’t look anything like snow, or even cold weather for that matter.

We have been busy the last two weeks planting trees, we have a client with a large property and over the last couple of years we have been removing trees and stump grinding but this winter we are replanting. A tree surgeons work covers all aspects of tree work this includes tree planting, tree removal, log/ Firewood production and tree stump removal. I do love planting new trees it has a certain satisfaction for me to be planting rather than removing.

Right best get the last firewood orders out before christmas, if you haven’t ordered your logs yet, it’s never to late!

Happy Christmas

Winter

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The last couple of weeks have seen the weather turn. Winter is on its way! We are still busy installing fences after the gales, but increasingly busy with deliveries of our seasoned, hardwood logs. We’ve been delivering into Cambridge, St Ives, Huntingdon and all the villages in-between. We still have a very good stock of logs so lets hope for a good freeze!

Driveway in Cambridge

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Three size Block paved driveway

Three size Block paved driveway

Since the last time I posted we had a few days doing little jobs like a fencing repair in Histon, repointing a patio in newmarket, a little decking area in Willingham and some stump grinding in Granchester and Haddenham.

Mainly though we have been working on a new block paved driveway in Cambridge, now cambridge isn’t my favourite place I do prefer the villages, Histon, Milton, Stretham, Willingham etc but I did very much enjoy the driveway and fence everything went to plan the nice couple we were working for were very happy with the results, it has made a big difference to their driveway.

Next week may not be so nice. We are in Over Cambridgeshire doing some tree surgery works removing a leylandii hedge, stump grinding and then installing a new fence. Doesn’t seem too bad apart from it is forecast to be a scorcher and for a time we will be in full chainsaw PPE

Oh well at least it is not raining!!

Ely Patio Paving

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Patio In Ely

Patio In Ely

So the last couple of weeks have seen a couple of wash out days and a bank holiday weekend bit of good and bad! but in amongst that we have done a nice little patio out of natural stone slabs, for a lovely couple in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

It was a new build garden so lots of brick rubble, topsoil, interesting paving and bad turf. the spec was to create a new patio on the upper level and a new small patio on the lower level, a mini terraced garden if you like, with flowing lines and a bit of interest. Have a look at the photo to the right.

Now the Patio in Ely is finished we are off to Newmarket to repoint an old patio where the pointing is failing (patio not laid by us) then Royston for some delicate box hedge cutting,

The weather forecast is saying mini heat wave just right to help our logs season and dry ready for delivery come winter.

Spring at last

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Well spring has finally sprung, the trees are in leaf, the birds are singing and we are busy working. Winter wasn’t to bad really and in the start of the year we have done three driveways in Histon, Somersham and Cambridge among lots of other stuff like fence repair, fence replacement, patios, hedge maintenance, tree stump removal and not to mention our firewood logs.

We have some interesting projects to come like a very large pond to drain and re-line, a little terrace patio and another block paved driveway to name but a few,

I didn’t realise many people followed this but a friend and a past costumer both commented recently that I hadn’t updated it so I will do my best to keep it up

New fence construction

New fence construction

to date more often but the fence’s don’t replace themselves and neither do patios so I best get back to it!

Spring

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

So spring is springing into action, everything is greening up again. I have almost forgotten what trees look like in full leaf!

So it’s been nearly a year since I last updated the work diary! This is simply because we have been and still are so busy. Fencing, tree surgery, paving and firewood have all been on the cards over winter and now spring is here we hope to get some nice weather to work in.

Along with all the fencing, tree surgery and firewood we have been working on we have some interesting business development stuff going on. I will explain more in time but we are becoming members of the “association of professional landscapers” and members of the “buy with conference scheme” run by the council and trading standards.

Outside the office we have been doing a lot of fencing works over the winter including panel fencing, Closeboard, Chain link, Picket and steel security fencing. We have been working everywhere through Cambridge, Newmarket, Ely, St Ives and Royston.

After the success of the firewood last winter we are again looking to double or firewood stock for next year. I would like to thank all out regular customers from the winter; we are already working on a bigger better service for you next winter.

I hope to get back into righting these updates but the amount we have to do, who knows if I will get the time.

Busy Busy Busy

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

New block paved driveway in Histon

New block paved driveway in Histon

Another couple of weeks have come and gone and though the weather may have taken a turn for the worse over the last few weeks, we are just as busy as ever.

The last few weeks have seen us completing a variety of jobs from a block paved driveway in Histon near Cambridge, where we also laid a new patio and erected a new close board panel fence, to cutting down a diseased Horse Chestnut tree a dead Ash tree and taking down a large Sycamore. Fencing jobs have been a bit like buses lately, none for ages and then several all at once both close board, close board panel and a picket fence!

This week we have started a new garden makeover project in Ely Cambridgeshire which will keep us busy for the next couple of weeks. The job itself involves laying a patio section, some turfing, removal of several Laurels and a Yew tree, before putting in a raised decked area with a Pergola over the top, an Astroturf childs’ play area a new shed base several raised beds made out of sleepers and a sleeper retaining wall, oh and a 3 foot high close board fence!

So, provided the weather behaves itself that little lot should keep us out of mischief for a while.

Easter weeks

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Another couple of weeks have come and gone and though the weather may have taken a turn for the worse over Easter, we are just as busy as ever.

The week before the run up to Easter saw us near Royston taking down several trees, including Pine trees, apple trees, a Silver Birch and a large Elm. The rest of the week we spent scarifying and weed and feed treating nearly 5000 square metres of lawn, that’s a lot of walking up and down, but the weather was glorious so we didn’t mind!

Last week we had several smaller jobs, one in Kennet near Newmarket, Suffolk where we took out a Conifer hedge and a large Walnut tree before grinding out the stumps. It was a long day and thank goodness the clocks were changed the week before otherwise we would have finished in the dark!

We then spent a day logging, replenishing our supplies of hardwood logs to be seasoned ready for the firewood orders later in the year, before rounding of the week doing a landscaping job in Warboys Cambridgeshire. The job consisted of the removal of several tree stumps before putting in a retaining wall made from reclaimed railway sleepers, a gravel path and a raised bed as well as replacing a fence panel. All in all another good week and another one to follow.

National Trust Wicken Fen

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Last week saw the unseasonably fine weather continue, as did the work for us!

We had the great pleasure of doing our first job for The National Trust at their site at Wicken Fen near Newmarket last week. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen/

The trust had asked us to level an area of land and then construct an open fronted, timber framed pole barn, that they could use to create an old styled Fen Store to put their two Punt boats in and create another visitor feature. The store itself was in the shape of an ‘L’ and measured 8 metres long and 5 metres long by 2 metres wide and 2.1 metres tall at its highest point. The barn was constructed out of 14 reclaimed telegraph poles to give it a rustic feel. We then attached the roof frame, but the job of cladding the barn was left to the National Trust and the many volunteers who help preserve our countries natural beauty. 

We would like to thank The National Trust for supporting us and look forward to working with them again in the future.

We rounded off the week with a trip to Royston to re-net some fruit cages and take down a Pine Tree, so all in all a rewarding and very warm week!