Based in mid-Wales for the last 20 years, I moved in 2021 to a beautiful, although extremely dilapidated, hilltop smallholding above Llanerfyl in Powys.
Here my 2 dogs, 2 feral cats, various hens and I work away trying to create some order in the chaos! And remembering to look up frequently to appreciate the views and fantastic skies.
(There's a dwelling in the centre of this picture, honest!) Approach from the lane.
Over the last thirty or more years I have been designing and building gardens throughout England and Wales and now focus on willow, design, specialist pruning and growing plants.
I began in commercial horticulture gaining a good practical background in vegetable, fruit and cut flower production as well as theoretical knowledge on soils, nutrition, pest and diseases.
Subsequently I trained as a florist, took courses in weaving willow, studied landscape architecture - and was head gardener at the Cirencester agricultural college.
I have given talks and demonstrations to local gardening clubs and led the horticultural development of two community enterprises.
With all these practical experiences in gardens of all types and sizes, I hope I can offer a range of horticultural services and share with you my enthusiasm for the joys of growing!