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4 weeks ago - Dave's Page - David Fountain
Donít let anyone tell you that planting in shade is a problem. Donít believe for an instant that shade gardens are boring or that your plant selections are limited. Nature is the best demonstrator for the possibilities of shade-loving plants. Just walk through a forest and observe the many combinations of bold and finely textured, flamboyant and charming, low-growing and looming shade-tolerant plants. See with new eyes the many forms, textures, and colors, and notice how refreshing and inviting a shady retreat can be. Then you, too, may be inspired to discover the special pleasures of shade gardening.
11 Apr 2013 - Dave's Page - Natalie Brewin
Understanding how trees grow enables us to better care for them throughout their lives. There still exist many myths about trees and how they develop. Trees do not grow from the bottom up, continuing to push from the bottom of their stems; rather they elongate from their shoot tips and expand around their circumference by generating new cells annually. The end of every shoot contains an area termed a meristem which develops new growth each year. This new growth is called extension growth. New layers of cells are developed at the end of an existing shoot.
14 Mar 2013 - Dave's Page - David Fountain
On March 20th 2013, Mark (Dave Fountain's son), Lloyd and Dan, 3 regular Essex lads, are walking from Lands End in Cornwall, to the end of Southend Pier in Essex, to raise money for a little known condition called Williams Syndrome. Mark, a photographer from Rayleigh, has a young son with WS, so its a charity close to his families heart. Lloyd has been friends with Mark for a few years and is keen to raise money for WS. And Dan, a plasterer, also from Basildon, is Lloydís brother in-law, and friends with Mark. There is a fourth member, Dal, but due to family commitments, he will be doing only part of the walk, instead of the whole 400 miles.
17 Jan 2013 - Dave's Page - Author
Nematodes are natural organisms, already present in our soil. They are not pests, but prey on garden pests giving us natural garden pest controls, that are environmentally friendly, safe for children, pets and wildlife.. All the nematodes in Nemaslug and the Nemasys range are naturally found in UK soil. Research scientists have isolated the nematode that kills a specific garden pest, whether slugs, vine weevils, chafer grubs, leatherjackets, caterpillars or codling moth. Millions of nematodes are bred to be easily applied by gardeners. When nematodes can no longer find prey they will die back to their original numbers. Benefits of using nematodes Interesting facts about nematodes How they work Storing your nematodes Using your nematodes Top tips to get the best from your nematodes
10 Jan 2013 - Dave's Page - David Fountain - 1 comment
Several years ago I was privileged to be asked to give four lectures on the Celebrity Design Theatre at the BBC Gardeners World Live Show together with Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock, Chris Baines etc, and chose my favourite subject of Designing Gardens for Children. It was a great success, which followed up with several enquiries from parents and school teachers wanting to know more about this fascinating subject.
13 Jul 2012 - Dave's Page - Lesley
On Wednesday 11th July I, David Fountain had the privilege to be invited to have a look around the landscaping at the 2012 Olympic Park. The design and build quality far exceeded my expectations. I was extremely impressed with the quality of plants and design.
10 Jul 2012 - Dave's Page - David Fountain
It's official, with twice as much rain as would be expected, June was the wettest June since records began in 1910. It was also the second dullest on record with only 119.2 hours of sunshine and with a mean temperature of just 12.3 deg C, the coolest since 1991. We're looking forward to a time when we can report that the weather has been 'average'. With the rain still falling, it doesn't look like July is going to be that average month.
6 Feb 2012 - Dave's Page - David Fountain
David Fountain was commissioned by Barratt Homes East London Ltd, to design and organise the implementation of the landscaping to the approach to the spectacular show complex at Waterside Park in the Royal Dock, London, E16, which is a joint venture with Taylor Wimpy.
2 Jan 2012 - Dave's Page - Society of Garden Designers (SGD)
Details of the Spring 2012 conference have just been announced.
5 Dec 2011 - Dave's Page - The National Trust
28 Nov 2011 - Dave's Page - Landscape Institute (LI)
19 Nov 2011 - Dave's Page - Society of Garden Designers (SGD)