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Sometimes a simple planting combination just strikes you…

Thank you to the people at Parham in West Sussex for this mesmerising plant combo. One to remember…


For those galanthophiles amongst you, here is a picture of the first snowdrops I spotted this year, last week in Preston Park, Brighton. As I finished photographing them, another dog walker knelt down to do the same. Everybody loves the humble snowdrop.  

Autumn 2013

Well, what a gorgeous summer it’s been…           Please contact me for any winter  jobs. Please note I’m fully booked until late November.


Don’t lose faith in your garden with all this wet weather. We’re bound to have a proper summer sometime this side of Christmas! If you’d like me to get your garden in order in preparation for it, please contact me! Meanwhile, take a look at this clump of Lychnis coronaria. They never fail to cheer […]

Winter: Perhaps you need help with some of the following this winter     Garden re-design in preparation for Spring Winter pruning (eg. apple and pear trees, roses) and tree care Planting of trees and shrubs Soil preparation (winter digging/soil improvement/mulching) Deciduous hedge cutting Final leaf clearance Tidying up snow damaged shrubs Composting system improvements […]


As the nights  draw in, the gardener is busy as ever.  End of season tidy-ups on the one hand, and preparation for the winter and beyond on the other. Not forgetting, of course,  to enjoy the often colourful here and now of the autumn garden.               Perhaps you need […]


Summer’s here, your garden is probably at its peak. If not, give me a call, perhaps I can help you with some of the following:     Garden planning and planting Bed and border care (deadheading, weeding, etc.) Lawn mowing (ideally fortnightly) and help with tired, scrappy lawns. Seasonal pruning (eg. summer pruning of apple […]


The trees are greening up more every day and flowers are opening when you turn your head.  Being outside at this time of year and with this recent balmy weather is a joy.  But, as always, there’s lots to be getting on with: Lawn mowing (ideally at least once a fortnight).  An application of spring […]


March was, before the gregorian calender, the first month of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. Buds are swelling, shoots are coming fast, the grass is growing, colour is spreading, crops are sown….Yes, spring is here! And of course, March is a busy time for the gardener.  Here are some jobs to be done […]


February is all about getting ready for Spring.  It’s often the coldest month of the year,  but the days are getting longer.  Spring is just around the corner and there are a number of pre-Spring tasks to keep the gardener busy. Pruning of summer-flowering shrubs can be begun (eg. buddleia, hardy fushia, lavetera). Fruit tree pruning, if […]