“Wow, we hugely enjoyed your talk.” “You were outstandingly good – perfect blend of encyclopedic knowledge of your subject and wonderful perfectly pitched humour.” “We hope you will be a most valued part of our speaker programme next year.” It’s comments like this, that make everything worthwhile.
A little bit about myself
I never really made the decision to become a horticulturist, however plants have simply always been part of my life. At 13 I had a gardening round, and an allotment, supplying the local shop with veg & earning a little pocket money.
After training as a professional horticulturist I have worked in roles as diverse as cucumber and tomato lecturer, pumpkin producer, plant propagator, interior landscaper and garden designer.
After over 20 years working at a leading land-based college as Head of Horticulture, I am now relishing the freedom of working as a freelance horticultural business consultant, speaker and trainer.
The highlight of the week is co presenting The Great Outdoors, a two-hour gardening phone in on BBC Radio Humberside, and visiting the BBC allotment where we trial new varieties of veg and fruit, and it has to be said, drink far too much coffee…