After finishing my training at RHS Wisley nearly 5 years ago, gulp, I spent some time working in rural Holland as described in other places on this site. One afternoon while busy working in the Nursery, a lovely but out of place Yorkshire lilt was audible across the beds. I said hello and spent a delightful few hours speaking [...]
Winner! Last week I took part in the final of the regional Young Horticulturalist and WON! So now i get to take part in the Grand Final; in Norwich against the other finalists from all over Great Britain. The competition is open to anyone over under the age of 30 on July 31st of this year. There were 2000 applicants [...]
We are asked to help beautify the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in return for some publicity… ...so we did this! Part of my extraordinary enjoyment in this work is the wonderful places it takes me. I have been lucky enough to see some not many do and [...]
On a recent trip to Japan I visited Katsura Rikyu, the Imperial villa. Our equivalent may be Chequers. This was my second visit to the garden and it has to be one of the best in world. I cannot say what the material is made from as the translation did not come across clearly [...]
and one of them is a good photographer… Lythrum ‘Zigeuner Blut’ and Geranium ‘Orion’ in my Cheltenham garden Jason Brooks in my Cheltenham Garden Veronicastrum ‘Fascination’ in my Cheltenham garden Melianthus major in my Cheltenham gardens [...]
I recently uploaded some pictures of my garden travels in Japan. Here's a taster, but please look here for the full works > Part of my extraordinary enjoyment in this work is the wonderful places it takes me. I have been lucky enough to see some not many do [...]
Here is a video explaining the ill health of an old damson tree from an orchard I have been restoratively pruning for the last two years on the outskirts of Oxford.