Lucy in the Garden

Simple natural gardening

'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow' Audrey Hepburn.

I AM A SELF EMPLOYED PROFESSIONAL  GARDENER

I am a self employed professional Horticultural gardener with anRHS qualification working all year round,  serving the Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and Somerset area's.

Hello, my name is Lucy. I hope you will find all the information you need. Please click on the 'services' tab to see what I provide, my portfolio contains pictures of work I have completed but I don't have a smart phone yet, so  taking photographs is low on my list of priorities as is building a 'slick' website. These things take a back seat to actual gardening! Thank you for your understanding. The website will eventually grow and evolve so feel free to come back and see how it has progressed. Please use the contact details if you wish to make an inquiry. You can find my prices at the bottom of the page. I provide free consultations and quotes on request

 

 

 

Lucy

About me

Hello and welcome.

I am a professional horticultural gardener, presently studying an RHS level 2 diploma in Horticulture at the University of Bristol Botanical gardens. I have 11 years of experience and cover  the  Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas.

 

My sevices include , planting, weeding, leaf clearing, seasonal tidy ups, restoring, reinvention or redesign of beds and borders, pruning, replanting, repositioning of plants and shrubs and most horticultural jobs.

I bring  a wildlife friendly gentle and natural approach to gardening for those who need and want to look after their own garden but cannot or people who have recently aquired a garden and would like help  to develop and nurture it to suit their own specific needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now is the time to plant trees, put down mulch, think about the edging of the lawns, tackle the compost, plant winter/ spring interest in  beds or pots, give a thorough weeding, Lawn treatment, rake and scarify the lawn to remove thatching, tidy up, collect any cuttings and collect seeds for next year, divide large clumps of perennial plants and LOTS of other important tasks.

 

The garden hygiene is very important. keep on top of any diseases and pests which may have been a concern during last year. Many jobs need doing now before the spring erupts in to growth.

 

 

 

There are so many things to look forward to in the coming months (apart from the pain of arthritis) the pinching of the wind and the chill in the air. I am looking forward to the Snow drops, Crocus, Fritallria, Narcissus, Tulips and the crisp sunny mornings after such a splendid Summer and Autumn and Winter Time to enjoy the delights of Spring !!

 The outside areas of Bristol are easily accesssed by me cycling to work. I like to cycle to jobs where possible because it has a low impact on our Environment, by not producing harmful emissions and I can bring my tools in my bike trailer. Lawn mowing is available  as I have other transport for larger tools. This not only helps our traffic problem but it keeps me fit too!

I  can change the look of your garden using simple natural methods, considering the tasks and needs of the plants and type of soil which live there.. This is not 'instant'  gardening ,  I work efficiently with the garden and horticultural knowledge to look after, preserve and create beautiful gardens.

Methods of gardening are important to me and working with the different dynamics and wildlife of a garden is so much fun. There  are many ways to garden but  with my experience and knowledge,  working with nature and using tradtional methods helps to ensure that the changes or improvements are there to last and  impact less on the environment, developing the garden for the future by looking after the nutrients and bio deversity of the land.

What do I charge?

£100 Day rate (8 hours) or

£15.00 per hour.

I provide  free consultations and quotes.

You can find my Contact details on the next page >>