I am available to work with individual households or groups,
schools or businesses, to assist you in establishing your own fruit, vegetable and herb gardens. I can give information, advice
and practical help so that you can produce seasonal food in a sustainable way. I can help you get the most from whatever space
The services that I offer include:
and soil evaluation.
hand drawn plot design with a calendar of jobs and recommendations for suitable varieties for your plot.
Digging new or existing beds.
Making raised beds.
new beds for planting/sowing.
seedlings raised using certified organic compost and seeds (except where organic seeds are unavailable - for a list
my seedlings please click here).
Providing seeds to sow direct, onion, shallot and garlic sets, and seed potatoes.
A weekly (or other frequency) weeding and maintenance visit.
Providing useful materials such as mulch mats, horticultural fleece and protective
Watering plants during
holidays or other absences.
friendly ponds - from digging to planting.
and fruit bush planting. I can recommend and provide
trees and bushes if required.
Fruit tree pruning. Formative, restorative or formal training.
Herb garden design and planting.
Erecting greenhouses, polytunnels, cloches, and coldframes.
Providing and installing irrigation systems.
I use a porous pipe which provides trickle irrigation. It's made from recycled tyres (in Lancashire) and provides gentle
and precise watering above or below the ground and uses less than 50% of the water used by conventional methods. This type
of irrigation is exempt from the hosepipe ban which is sometimes in force in Eastern England.
customers choose to work alongside me, thereby gaining skills and knowledge (eg. fruit tree pruning) that they will be able
to apply themselves in future years.
Some customers ask me just to do the heavier work (digging, greenhouse erection
etc.) so that they can continue to grow vegetables themselves.
Some customers ask me to do all the work, leaving
them to harvest and
enjoy the produce as it is ready.
Whatever your ideas for your plot, please contact me for a free, no obligation visit to discuss them. Following my visit I can send you a
written estimate for any work that you would like doing.