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Gardening: A Lifelong Passion

Gardening has been a passion of mine since the tender age of five, when my dad built me a wooden box and my mum gifted me some freesia bulbs to plant. Seeing those bulbs bloom and thrive ignited my love for gardening, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Now, with more than 35 years of experience and a deep-rooted passion for all things green, I’ve honed my skills as a gardener and am excited to share my expertise with others.

Professional Achievements

Together with my husband Jonathan, we have achieved remarkable success in the gardening industry. Our accomplishments include four gold medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and three BBC/RHS People’s Choice Awards.

I’ve exhibited at seven Chelsea Flower Shows in total, as well as a garden at Hampton Court and Tatton Park, all of which are world-renowned garden shows.

Partnering with Exceptional Gardening Brands

As a professional gardener, one of the greatest pleasures is partnering with exceptional gardening brands like Webb Garden Power. I currently offer monthly gardening advice via their website, which has been a wonderful opportunity to connect with…

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I keep my plants healthy?

Keeping plants healthy involves providing enough water, sunlight, and nutrients. Don’t overwater or underwater your plants, ensure they are getting enough sunlight for their specific needs, and provide the appropriate amount of fertilizer for their growth stage.

2. What if I have a small garden with limited space?

Even with limited space, you can still create a beautiful and functional garden. Vertical gardening, container gardening, and utilizing small raised beds can maximize your space. Consider growing herbs, vegetables, and fruit trees that can thrive in small spaces.

3. How do I deal with pests and diseases in my garden?

Pest and disease control is essential to maintaining a healthy garden. Use organic methods such as companion planting, natural predators, and organic sprays to control pests. For diseases, proper plant care, pruning, and sanitation can prevent and control spread.

4. How can I create a sustainable garden?

A sustainable garden involves reducing waste and utilizing eco-friendly practices. Consider composting, using rainwater, and planting native species that require less water and fertilizer. Avoid chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and support biodiversity by incorporating a variety of plants and ecosystems.

5. What should I do to prepare my garden for winter?

Preparing your garden for winter involves removing annuals, cleaning up debris, and mulching. Cut back perennials, remove fallen leaves and debris, and cover cold-sensitive plants with blankets or adequate insulation. Consider planting winter crops or using cover crops to maintain soil health during the winter months.