R Foxley Gardening Services

R Foxley Gardening Services

RHS Qualified gardener offering services in ongoing garden maintenance.

30/03/2023

UPDATE 14/07/23 - Apologies to anyone who has recently contacted me and haven't yet received a reply, I've received an overwhelming demand for my services the past few weeks. I will get back to you.
Please note I’m currently fully booked with regular ongoing garden maintenance and unable to take on more clients at this time. This will be updated when my availability changes. Feel free to leave a message and I may be able to add you to a waiting list for now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

15/07/2022

I've just reached 100 followers! Thank you for continuing support. I could never have made it without each and every one of you. 🙏🤗🎉

04/05/2022

I’ll be taking some time off from 6th-15th May.
To anyone wishing to make enquiries with regards to garden maintenance I will reply to you from the 16th when I return to work.
Many thanks.

13/04/2022

I found this job incredibly satisfying. It’s surprising how much brighter it makes the area when nice and clean.

Photos from R Foxley Gardening Services's post 13/04/2022

Here’s some more lawns I’ve been working on. It’s incredible how much moss and thatch is in the lawn.

03/04/2022

I’ve made a start on this restoration project in my spare time. A customer of mine kindly gave me his old bench after buying a new one.
The bench he gave me had a few pieces of wood which had rotten at the joints and had affected the overall integrity of the bench. As I find it difficult to throw things away I’ve taken great pleasure in restoring this lovely bench to its former glory. I will update when fully restored.

Photos from R Foxley Gardening Services's post 24/03/2022

A welcome addition to my garden. I’ve been very excited to receive this order and even more excited to see them in bloom later this year. Stay away slugs I’m on to you!

Photos from R Foxley Gardening Services's post 22/03/2022

The journey to greener, lusher lawns.
All of these lawns (the ones I remembered to take pictures of) have been treated to kill moss and weeds, fed, scarified, spiked and overseeded.

Stay tuned for greener, thicker lawns in the next few weeks.

19/03/2022

It’s time for reinforcements. I encourage bio diversity in my garden however these little sods are munching through just about everything. It’s time to control populations to a more manageable state.

20/12/2021

It’s so frustrating sometimes when I start a job like this only to remember half way through ‘oh I should’ve taken a before photo’ well today I remembered! It’s now much brighter, and most importantly not slippery any more.

07/12/2021

Utilising those rainy days to get on top of some planting plans for a garden ive been designing. I’m working on a hot and cold border with this one.

03/06/2021

Hey Folks,
To those of you which have contacted me with enquiries related to ongoing garden maintenance, plant sourcing and garden design, I will reply to you.
I have been receiving an overwhelming demand for my services and currently have no availability at this time.
I will update this post should this change.
Thank you to all who have enquired and taken an interest in R Foxley Gardening Services.

Petition: Require Planning Permission for laying of Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass 30/04/2021

Petition: Require Planning Permission for laying of Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass Make install of astroturf require Planning Permission with valid reason for approval. Every day, more British gardens are being ripped out for plastic grass. Our entire ecosystem from Bees & Hedgehogs to Bats & Birds is losing precious habitat, all in the name of saving people 10-minutes mowing.

21/03/2021

Thinning out some Gypsophila seedlings i started off in the greenhouse. I’ve also sown some in the borders, however i like to have some on hand to fill in gaps if needed.
Top tip for thinning seedlings. Wait until you have at least one set of true leaves, and always hold the seedling by the leaf and not the stem.

21/03/2021

A nice hot compost in the making.
Hopefully this will be ready in 4-6weeks. To get this kind of heat you need to ensure you have a good balance of nitrogen and carbon. Here ive used a 1:2 ratio of 1 part green material like grass clippings to 2 parts brown material like shredded cardboard and leaves.
Wetting the compost so its damp and turning regularly will incorporate air to help with decomposition.
By reaching these temperatures you will speed up the rate of decomposition, kill off weed-seeds and kill harmful pathogens.

Photos from R Foxley Gardening Services's post 28/01/2021

Here’s some of the things I’ve been up to this month.

A bit about me...

I First started out as a Chef in the Royal Navy serving on various warships on operations across the globe. From there I ventured into civilian life working as a pastry chef in various high end restaurants and hotels across Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath.

Although I enjoyed cooking and being creative with food, I found it difficult to keep up with the unrealistic expectations of the hospitality industry, working long and unsociable hours. I always worked with fresh local ingredients and had an interest in restaurants which provided their own produce on site.

I decided to take a leap of faith and change careers, working outside in fresh air and natural light, working with my hands, keeping active and engaging with customers.

I enrolled at Cannington Agricultural college and studied the RHS level 2 completing 8 challenging exams in various topics of horticulture before achieving a full qualification.

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I've just reached 100 followers! Thank you for continuing support. I could never have made it without each and every one...
Thinning out some Gypsophila seedlings i started off in the greenhouse. I’ve also sown some in the borders, however i li...

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00