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Twin Ornamental Trees removal

Shadow of the Gardener. @shadowofthegardener Twin Ornamentals Removal from Containers. Difficult access. Well established Ornamental Stock. December 2022. Removal day…   By hand, then by machine… If necessary, and it was! Hori Hori by Nisaku ‘Yamakatana’ – Deadly &… Continue Reading →

Love Heart & Arrow Bonsai Tree – Chinese Elm

Love Heart & Arrow. Chinese Elm Bonsai by:   Was a cold December evening, into the Bonsai Studio Shadow and I entered.   Selected a few trees, sorted out the lights, grabbed the wire, got busy & got cold…

Clay balls

Mountain deep… Ant & Mole hill removal part 2. Empingham. Nov 2022.   Lawn works; One machine down, and no word yet on a price or replacement for the fried drive belt for the Toro. So only one Aerator to… Continue Reading →

Toro down. [Scarifier]

Drive belt… One machine down… Clay… Ant Hills, Mole hills & more clay. #SOTG is currently preparing a lawn for some long over due renovation & rejuvenation. As well as remove & flatten Clay deposits, thick mud pockets, & old… Continue Reading →

Yamadori Larch repot

Nov 2022. Yamadori – Wild grown Larch – 7 years Old.  


The Sun sets, on: Autumn 2022.

Pond winterising

Pond winterising. With Autumn leaf fall in full swing, winds rising and temperatures dropping now the clocks have changed. The big question. Leave the pond to take the brunt of the weather, or put it to bed for Winter?  … Continue Reading →

Rodents and unwanted house guests

Unwanted house guests. Just a reminder that it is this time of year, as the overnight temperatures really start to drop outside. That mice and other furry unwanted house guests, may start to seek somewhere warm and cosy. Especially if… Continue Reading →

Quick Pine repot after wind blows over recently collected Yamadori Pine

Quick Pine repot. Quick repot after strong wind blows a recently collected Yamadori Pine tree over. Using Hori Hori by Dr Otek & Fiskars. Brief appearances by Shadow. 🐺 Also seen in the video are Felco Number 2 Secateurs & Spear… Continue Reading →

Autumn Beech Leaf Fall Collection & Recycling

  First serious leaf fall after a stormy weekend with thunderstorms locally. Rather than let it sit and go to waste, it was gathered into a carpet on the grass strip, using a pair of Stihl leaf blowers.  Then mulched… Continue Reading →

Ulmus parvifolia – Chinese Elm

Over the last Month or so we have been harvesting some of our potential bonsai stock. Grown locally here in Rutland, locally hardy and in an exposed place.  So the stock is weather worn and also generally tougher and more… Continue Reading →

Moody weather – Rutland – UK – Image Gallery

Autumn Images taken by @s_o_t_g_uk

Yamadori Redwoods – 3 more harvested today!

The SOTG Ground team and Tree Division, out and about with the hand tools today. (Josh my assistant with a few shovels & bags & me with the dog and the tree knowledge!)   Good conditions for Shadow the dog,… Continue Reading →

SOTG Lawn Mower Fleet

The main work horse for Lawn Grass Cutting, clipping & tending Greens. SOTG Lawn Mowing Fleet.   From The rough, to the Fairway, the wild grass bordered against a Perfectly Classic Striped Lawn. To the Ultimate Finish of Bowling Green… Continue Reading →

Autumn 2021

When does Autumn start in the UK? 1st of September is when the Meteorological Autumn, begins. For most of us though, the Autumnal Equinox is what is considered, the true start of Autumn. What is the first day of autumn… Continue Reading →

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