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2022 Annual Leave & SOTG Van break in.

Due to an attempted theft of the Company Van last night, the vehicle is currently off the road for the next week or so while we await replacement parts; and get the required work done on it to make it… Continue Reading →

A trip to Rutland Water with the Canon and Shadow

June 16th 2022: Weather HOT! Conditions: HOT and sunny. Mood: Glorious. Camera: Canon M50 & EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Mechanic to do list

Husqvarna 135MKII Chainsaw – Offline awaiting repairs. – 1 still Online in SOTG Fleet. Husqvarna 535LK Combi Engine – 6 Months Downtime + – Awaiting spare parts Husqvarna + Rep involvement. – 1 still Online in SOTG Fleet. Toro TimeMaster… Continue Reading →

Fully Adjustable Orchard Ladder by Henchman

Professional 5m Model with Fully Adjustable Tripod Legs. Each leg adjusting and having either a claw foot, or a rubber grip shoe. To enable undulation of terrain & cutting height stability.   It’s the biggest they do, it’s why Shadow… Continue Reading →

Shadow of the Gardener High Performance Strimming with Husqvarna 535LK on Twitter

Wild grass patch High Performance Strimming – 16 Strands of 2.4mm line @ 10xSpeed – Canon M50. Husqvarna 545LK PowerOregon Aluminium Line HeadPfanner Protos Head & enhanced Ear & face protection.Helly Hansen Alna Winter ParkaTrousers by Stihl.Boots by Amblers.Gloves VGO… Continue Reading →


Find where the path starts, clear the way to where the path goes, then clear the path… Which is why we deploy our very own #Pathfinder… Machine cam fun & destruction up close and personal. SOTG Tools in the Video:… Continue Reading →

Digging out my first Yamadori Redwood

Yamadori Redwood for Bonsai material. By Shadow of the Gardener. January 2022. Lead Gardener and the Lead Gardener’s Assistant. A day in the life of a Gardener series. Bonsai Collection Part .   Given the colder weather & frosts Rutland… Continue Reading →


Lush Green Lawns being invaded by little pyramids of Soil? Ornamental Stripes being Decimated by Mole sign?   Shadow of the Gardener now offers a Mole Capture & Removal Service.   Contact us if you wish for them to be… Continue Reading →

Autumn Budget – SOTG Vacancies

Brief update, while we digest the Autumn budget & how it affects the Company. One thing we note and would like to comment on though. Shadow of the Gardener believes the National Minimum Wage, and indeed; The living Wage. Should… Continue Reading →

Apprentice Required.

10 years on

A little hint at where my Gardening Journey started here.   2 Years work between each Picture. #TimeWellSpent Learning in such tight and compact spaces; makes me appreciate the much larger spaces I now work on. Those skills though are… Continue Reading →

What washing day looks like @ SOTG over the weekend…

The irony

Of weeks without rain being broken by rain on a Bank Holiday Monday.   Is not lost on me.

Tennis Court Cleaning by SOTG

Grape Hyacinth

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