My horticultural career started over 20 years ago. I began in the nursery trade where I first began to gain experience with plants and plant husbandry. Since then, I have expanded my knowledge with qualifications and many years working as a professional gardener.
Alongside my design work, I am the head gardener for a large estate near Winchester where I continue to experiment with new ideas. Plants are my speciality but they are only used as part of a cohesive design that looks at all aspects of the project. Over the years I have worked on a variety of different projects, which include creating and maintaining wild flower meadows, designing and building gardens for new build projects (from smaller plots to country estates) and enhancing well established gardens.
I am able to use my extensive knowledge of maintaining gardens and the wider landscape to create spaces which are beautiful, yet simple and easy to maintain.
Often I see gardens that require far more maintenance than is necessary. With careful selection of plants and materials, a stunning garden can be created which does not require unnecessary high inputs of labour.
Commented: what is the name of the grass you used?Hi, sorry for the delay in replying - i tried but the website was having issues. It is Pennisetum ‘Red Head’ but the main plant you can see is Verbena homestead purple, a hardy form of Verbena.
18 September, 2017
Commented: What is the rose growing over the arch?Hello Caroline. The rose is called phyllis bide, it is a popular choice as it has good disease resistance and flowers all summer. Let me know if you need any more info