Our gardening credentials


Who are we?

We’re seasoned gardeners, with the theory under our belts and the soil under our fingernails. And we’re eager to help others to create a garden to enjoy, instead of seeing it as a problem.

We’ve put our ideas into practice in plenty of gardens, having started our garden design, landscaping and maintenance service in 1985. Our popular DIY garden makeover service has changed numerous gardens, including our own (in Cheshire) that we turned into a low maintenance haven for wildlife. The visiting birds, bees, frogs, newts, hedgehogs and butterflies seem to enjoy the facilities – and we do too.

When we learnt about practical gardening at college (where we gained City & Guild’s and RHS certificates), we discovered the basic principles that make it all so much easier and much more enjoyable. This is what we’ve shared via magazines, giving readers the rundown on gardening know-how.

You name it and we’ve probably written about it, or photographed it, or both. Plants and products; gardens, gardeners and gardening; garden centres, nurseries and flower shows; gardening as a hobby and for business. Our garden articles and photos have appeared in many UK magazines, including general and specialist titles, and in a couple of e-zines too (there’s a list further on).

The Internet means a wider readership and the opportunity for electronic conversations too, so now we can all tap into the vast pool of gardening knowledge and expertise that’s out there. This website, blog and forum are there to help all gardeners. After all, it’s not for nothing that ordinary British gardeners are held in awe by the rest of the world for their achievements around their homes.

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Where our articles and photos have been published

Active Life
Amateur Gardening
Aquarist & Pondkeeper
Birds (RSPB members’ magazine)
British Gardening On-line
Creative Homecrafts
The English Garden
Fishkeeping Answers
The Garden
The Gardener
Garden Answers
Garden Calendar
Gardening365.com (online publication)
Garden Ideas
Gardening Made Easy
Gardening Talk
Green Magazine
Homes & Ideas
Homes & Gardens
Horticulture Week
Individual Homes
Kitchen Garden
Koi Carp
Koi, Ponds & Gardens
The Lady
Mrs Beeton Traditional Housekeeping Today
My Garden
Perfect Home
Practical Fishkeeping
Professional Interiors
Professional Landscaper & Groundsman
Staffordshire County Magazine
Water Gardener
Water Gardening
Water Gardening for Beginners
Which Tool
Your Garden

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Our other sites are:
Cheshire Cycleway and
Congleton Cycling


UK How To Garden, Tutorials, Product Guides, Gardens & Shows.