“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 a conscious decision to become a horticulturist. Plants have always been a huge part of my life. At 13 I started a gardening round, and rented an allotment, which soon led to supplying the local shop with veg & earning a little pocket money.
After training as a professional horticulturist I worked in roles as diverse as a lecturer in cucumber and tomato production, and a pumpkin grower, plant propagator, interior landscaper and garden designer.
For over 20 years Doug worked at a leading land-based college as Head of Horticulture, for the last 15 years he has been working as a horticultural business consultant, speaker and trainer.
Doug is the co presenter of The Great Outdoors, a two-hour gardening phone in on BBC Radio Humberside.
When not working Doug loves riding bikes, hiking trails, photographing nature and getting lost, A lot.