Talks We give talks and demonstrations for gardening groups and other organisations in and around the local area. These include:
Beautiful Borders - a sustainable approach to herbaceous design New Zealand - from shoreline to mountain top, a plants mans' trip Grafting - apple, pear and quince grafting demonstration A year on our organic smallholding - Organic gardening and research at our smallholding Forest Gardening/Mixed Orchards - a carefully designed perennial food system for both large and small gardens Go Wild in the Garden - Wildlife gardening, plants for butterflies and bees, insect habitats and outdoor sculptures
usual fee £90 + travel costs
Does your garden need an overhaul but you don't know where to start? Would you like to redesign areas but are unsure how to do it yourself? We offer a garden consultancy service to answer any of your gardening questions, to give professional impartial advice about how your garden can be improved, such as providing colour year round, how to prune your shrubs and trees, and increasing wildlife in the garden. During the hour long consultation we will ask questions and provide answers and solutions to any garden problems you have.
We can help you to identify the plants, shrubs and trees within your garden and how best to maintain them, including suggestions for areas to be redesigned. The consultation fee includes a comprehensive and detailed report about your garden, the solutions outlined, how to achieve them and maintain your garden (including suggested plant list). You can use this to help maintain and develop your garden successfully and sustainably either yourself or to guide your gardener.
We can also advise about how to include edible plants in your existing garden. Forest gardening (or mixed orchard gardening) is about stacking layers of fruit, flowers, herbs and vegetables and can be practised in even the smallest of gardens or yards.
One hour long consultation and report £90
Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of our services
Courses We run a variety of in-depth day or half day courses for other organisations. Please see events and courses contact us if you would like us to run a course for you. We also supervise volunteer days such as fruit pruning in community orchards or clearing and tidying gardens and allotments.
Fruit pruning, training and advisory service This includes renovation of neglected fruit trees, pruning of trained fruit or advice to help you select and maintain fruit trees or to establish an orchard.