illustrations by Mike ASHTON
Gardens are special places.
They’re where we socialise, relax and listen to the birdsong.
Havens from the bustle of modern life, they soothe the soul.
By providing a personalized service, either as a lone gardener or through one-to-one sessions with you as a companion gardener, I can maintain and help you develop your own special place.
Gardening with Julie is fun, rewarding and makes you want to defy even the foulest weather conditions just to remain a moment longer outdoors!
I have fond memories of my grandmother's garden. I remember picking green beans for dinner or sneaking under the netting of the fruit cage in order to munch on her strawberries.
My family garden used to be full of fuchsia as these were my father's favourite plants and he liked to propagate them. Now that my parents live in South Africa, beautiful orchids are amongst the variety of plants he cultivates. The South African climate is conducive to growing just about anything one could wish to grow. Little wonder I love visiting my parents as much as I do!
Sunday afternoon rambles as a youngster were often taken around privately owned gardens, like Compton Acres in Poole, Dorset.
My passion for gardening became ‘Flower Power’ in 2015. Purchasing a second hand lawn mower and some tools. Embarking on a vision of becoming a professional gardener and companion gardener.
I have gained SVQ Level Two in Horticulture 2018/2019 at Borders College and National Certificate in Horticulture with Garden Design 2020/2021 at SRUC College. Currently studying with UHI towards HNC in Horticulture.
My family's love of gardening is true of the next generation also: my son even has pet names for his houseplants!
If you fancy a bit of extra reading, here is an article on Cultivate. (Link opens in new window)
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Julie is a brilliant gardener, she is reliable , conscientious, creative, hard working. Her services are very reasonably priced and excellent value for money. She has a delightful personality and communicates brilliantly . I would highly recommend her .
The best gardener we have ever had without any doubt .