Welcome to Plant People, A professional Garden Design and Consultancy Service, working in a sustainable and organic way, wherever possible.
I am based in Shoreham-by-Sea, and currently work in Brighton and Hove. I prefer to work within a 10 mile radius of my home but I am happy to go beyond if you require my services.
For safe working practice I would like to suggest the following:
I keep socially distanced and will wear a mask if I need to meet with you in your home or come through your house.
I can do consult meetings via Zoom or skype, providing your signal is ok in your home and garden.
I can create planting plans, do gardening advice & information sessions, plant identification and pruning advice, gardening lessons and garden design.
I may need to do site visits at some point, see following information:
For site visits:
For those with side access to the garden:
If you can leave any side gate unlocked for when I am coming.
If you have any specific jobs or information you would like me to share, you can either email or text them too me. Leave a note for me, perhaps in a shed or weighted down on a table, so that it is easy to see or find.
We can also talk on the phone when I am outside and you can remain inside. I can then get on with what needs doing in the garden.
If you choose to meet me and allow me to come through your home:
We can keep a safe 2m distance and do similar to the above.
I use P3 masks and will wear one when coming through your home.
To state the obvious: I wipe down any surfaces I touch/ handles/gates etc with a bleach or alcohol solution.
I have always regularly washed my hands or used alcohol gel if no access to water.
I have always used anti bacterial wipes on my tools, to stop the spread of any plant or soil based disease.
If you are interested in any of my services,
please get in touch- M:07881992762 .
Gardening Monthly To Do's
Autumn/ Winter To Do’s
1 Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
2 Cut back perennials that have died down
3 Divide herbaceous perennials
4 Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory
5 Plant out spring cabbages
6 Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
7 Prune climbing roses
8 Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
9 Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild area
10 Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf
1. Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
2. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
3. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
4. Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
5. Plant out winter bedding
6. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
7. Insulate outdoor containers from frost –Hessian , horticultural fleece or recycled bubble wrap works well.
8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
9. Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
10. Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting, use the wood ash sparingly around fruit.
1. Check your winter protection structures are still securely in place
2. Check that greenhouse heaters are working
3. Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing
4. Prune open-grown apples and pears (but not those trained against walls)
5. Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding
6. Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops
7. Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted
8. Take hardwood cuttings
9. Keep mice away from stored produce
10. Reduce watering of houseplants