For me the reports of lost hay meadows, butterflies, bees, old fashioned apple varieties with romantic names like: Grimoldy Golden and Peasgood’s Nonsuch have been a big influence.

Growing my own fruit and vegetables was where this all began for me. Now I hope to inspire you to grow your own. I am Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) trained and every day I add to that training with the increasing experience that comes from living at Damson Cottage and working with individuals and organisations helping them to have a taste of “The Good Life”.


If you want to grow your own and need help and inspiration then I am here to help, or if you are involved with a community project involving gardening/growing then I would love to hear from you.

Please email me