My workmates. Large or small, they add a special something to my days. And sometimes they add a little bit of work!
I don’t currently have availability for ongoing work, but I am working on some designs for this season so if you think I can be of help, please do get in touch. I will be sure to let you know in no time at all if I have some extra capacity. October 2021
She’s fast, incredibly fast. She’s a dab paw at nicking things. So much so I have just bought a gardening apron to circumvent her efforts. She likes a cuddle, but also likes jumping over things and sitting on overwintering lavender so it messes with the shape I’ve cut it to. She is quite the best little girl there is.
Gardening is surely an ideal profession for the woman who likes it. The work is not so heavy as to put too great a strain on her physical capacity; and in the more expert branches the possibilities and range of interest is really unlimited
My abiding principle is to to make sure my clients feel that their gardens are their gardens and I am just here to do the jobs they need and want doing. When they start apologising for putting compost in the wrong bit, it’s time to readjust!
My father used to say there was no such thing as can’t so I do try to say yes to everything, but at a push I would say that two feet on the ground is generally better for all and I do have specialists I can call on to do the other stuff. For instance an amazing chap who does hedges and fencing, and a mower chap who takes great pride in his work
A wildflower meadow sounds a great idea, until the true amount of work reveals itself. But this is an amazing way to get that feel, without the need for a mini digger and a few tonnes of new top soil.
I use specialists for many of the jobs that require specific kit and expertise. While I have several trade accounts with larger suppliers I generally like to go to the specialist plant growers for specific purchases.
They specialise in mature trees and shrubs https://www.paramountplants.co.uk
I have no hesitation in recommending Tree Frog Services. They are very professional, easily contactable on text, email and phone and have really invested in the kit needed to get the job done. They also obviously have great contacts for the more esoteric stuff. https://treefrogservices.com
I have had the great pleasure to purchase mature olive trees from this company that is meticulous in making sure that the trees they sell are tested and certified. Their biosecurity measures are beyond reproach and the trees are stunning. https://villaggioverde.co.uk
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust