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The Property Management Company
London, United Kingdom
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Well what I have been doing since I spoke to you last. Well work, getting man and machine ready for Spring. It is a very tangible feeling, wild life and nature preparing themselves for Spring. Nature is in the rude mood!!the next generation is on its way. It's getting brighter in the morning and in the evening, my cycle rides through Windsor Great Park are always a joy, even more so now. But cyclist heed my words, always wear reflective clothing and have your lights on. The weather cannot make it's mind up, cold one day, warm the next, rather... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at TPMC Blog
Well what a confusing couple of weeks, no 2 days the same. Weather, all over the place. One day wearing polo shirts, next clad in thermals, next keeping the rain out. But still plenty to do and sympathizing with the Daffs, Snow Drops and all the buds appearing on trees, I'm sure Mother Nature has seen this all before. Cycling to and from work is getting easier, lighter in the mornings and evenings. Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, Spring is just around the corner. Just completed 2 x 12 hour shifts with the Police, very busy with mainly drink related crimes.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at TPMC Blog
Well what a challenging week that was!! The bad weather kept me house bound on Monday and Tuesday but the boss had plenty of work for me to do. Learnt a few things about myself. 1. I don't like working from home. 2. I don't like working in doors. 3. Technology has got something against me BUT Ladies and Gentlemen, I have triumphed over technology and I am now master once again. Back to work on Wednesday, it took me 1 hour to slip, slide, walk and cycle just 10 miles to work. Rather enjoyed the challenge, and it was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at TPMC Blog
Good evening everyone, I am the newest member to the TPMC's blog,. I will attempt to write a weekly blog which I will hope to be funny, informative and discuss such topics as gardening, as that is what I do, policing, for that is I do, cycling, to which I also do. I may moan and groan from time to time but not too much I hope. The coming week as you all know it's going to be cold, you know the saying "There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing", so wrap up warm. Gardening, you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at TPMC Blog
I know these things usually boil down to a matter of personal taste, but for me, this has to be ranked pretty high up in the realms of dream property! Firstly, my analytical side is keen to look at the facts and figures aiming at getting some idea of comparables. By my calculations this property works out at around £1600 / sq ft. A quick look on other top end houses for sale in Wimbledon show £1300 / sq ft to not be unusual and there is one currently on the market for £2,650 / sq ft! Of course £... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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Recently I was brought in to look at a plant and initially we were unsure about what it might be. For some reason Japanese Knotweed sprang to mind and the moment you mention that everyone has a tendancy to panic, quite understandably. Its one of the most invasive and destructive plants we have to deal with, causing a demand for companies who specialise in its removal. We believe now that it is Himalayan Knotweed. After flowering between June and October, the plant forms seed pods 2 to 3 cm (¾ to 1¼ in) long and 8 mm broad (¼ in),... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at TPMC Blog
It is important to remove the build up of dead grass or thatch using a metal tined rake. The removal of this thatch will reinvigorate the grass minimising the risk of fungal disease in warm, damp autumns. Aerating the lawn is equally important, use a border fork to push down into the lawn about 6cm and wiggle it about, repeat this action moving backwards at 15cm intervals over the entire lawn. Creating these slots will enable air to get in, relieving compaction and improving drainage Areas of bare lawn can be top dressed with old potting compost mixed with grass... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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In an effort to support the work of the Big Wildlife Garden initiative, we at TPMC are sending out to our regular Gardens customers a free packet of Empathy Mini Meadow wild flower seeds. By doing this small gesture, we hope to bring more beautiful wildflowers to the gardens of Britain as well as generate awareness to the importance of our wildlife. They have a competition up and running which ends on the 20th May, all details can be found here For any TPMC Gardens customers who have not received your free mini meadow, please email gardens@tpmc.co.uk and let us... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at TPMC Blog
"What does not make the man himself worse, does not make his life worse either, nor injure him, without or within" Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at TPMC Blog
"Consider whether he is doing right or wrong - acting the part of a good man or a bad" Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at TPMC Blog
"Nothing comes from nothing or can pass into nothing" Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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In our previous blog entry the fence to the side of one customers property had fallen inwards and was held up by only an inch of the buildings edge! 4 posts had rotted at the base and in the high winds the 4 sections had come crashing down. The priority was to make this area safe for the customer and remove the broken sections. 4 new 9 foot posts were cemented into postition and the original panels replaced. well done to Tom and James, great job guys! TPMC Gardens Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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An inch further away and this section of fence would have come crashing to the ground! The high winds we had here had got to grips with the boundary fence at a customers property. The winds combined with slightly rotted posts caused 4 of the 9ft high post to completely break at the base. The small tiled ledge on the edge of the chimney breast was all that was stopping this weighty fence crashing to the ground. We had to react quickly and made it safe by taking this entire section down on Saturday. Work has started to replace the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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We thought we'd got away with it this winter!! After the winter of 2010/2011 we all thought the same would happen this year and I made a promise to myself that we would buy clever and order lots of salt (as well as spreading equipment, shovels etc) before winter started. September was generally just mild and rainy, as was October. November came along, that was pretty much the same! Not wanting to splash money around, it was looking like the winter we were dreading was not going to happen. Get through December without a problem and then half way through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at TPMC Blog
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Finally took a break and headed into the Surrey Hills with the Dish to enjoy some amazing views and stretch the calf muscles! About half way around our circular walk we arrived at a disused gunpowder mill which was random but fascinating. I couldn't resist taking a photo of a pyracantha on a nearby cottage - the number and colour of berries looked amazing. To get back to the car park we had a mission of a hill climb and paused to take in the view. We walked at a fairly quick pace for over 4 hours so in our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at TPMC Blog
As Nottingham Polo Club prepare for their 2012 Nude Calendar in support of Help for Heroes, check out the behind the scenes video for the 2011 edition! You Tube Video Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at TPMC Blog
It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money. That is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough money to pay for something better. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at TPMC Blog
After looking into our chosen charity for this year, 'Plantlife' a bit more I came across an initiative called The Big Wildlife Garden . Its a fantastic idea. You are able to register your own garden and aim to add various wildlife friendly features to hopefully win an award. All the info is on the website, I hope you will give it a try! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at TPMC Blog
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at TPMC Blog
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This year we are going to be supporting 'Plantlife'. More information can be found out about the charity at www.plantlife.org.uk If you would like to make a donation to this charity we have set up a fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/tpmc/ Once again, thanks to everyone who has supported us to date to enable us to give something back. Here's to a great 2011! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at TPMC Blog
TPMC donates £1,000 to RE*Generation UK Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at TPMC Blog
PLANTING Sartorial It is curious how often in old herbals we are advised to sow not only when the moon is full but naked, ourselves, at the time. 'The best husband men' writes one, 'would have the seedsman of turnips or rapes to be naked when he sows them, and in sowing to protest that this which he doth is for himself and his neighbours. ' Presumably, it was hoped that the gods might look more kindly on the naked, innocent amateur than on the prosperous market gardener. Perhaps, though, the advice was not always given for purely magical reasons;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at TPMC Blog