I am a qualified horticulturist with over 40 years experience in growing edible gardens in an urban space.
I am passionate about sharing information to help others from making costly and frustrating mistakes, and to ensure they maximise their available space. I am an author of five books, that will help you on your journey to having a productive and attractive garden that has its own ecosystem, reducing your reliance on chemicals to keep it pest free. I encourage everyone to be as organic as they can possibly be, using innovative ways to deter and control pests and diseases naturally. I use companion plants heavily to encourage pollinators, and predators alike, into gardens to ensure diversity and natural control of pests. My latest book Edible Gardening Secrets, will show you how to look after your soil without turning it over, taking a lot of the hard work out of gardening, plus wonderful tips and titbits of information that will solve a lot of those frustrating problems one can encounter as a gardener, check it out in the online store.
My books Edible Gardens A Practical Guide, Plant Profiles, Edible Gardening Secrets , Growing & Grafting Fruit Trees for the Aussie Backyard, will certainly help you to get a very good start on turning your existing garden into a productive one which can be purchased from my online store. Or you might consider a garden consultation, I carry them out online all over Australia. COVID-19 has taught me that I don't need to physically visit your garden to see it. I get you to record a video of your garden front and back telling me about what you would like to be getting from it and send it to me via WhatsApp or messenger. You may have trees you don't know how to prune, or some problems you would like advice on, you can include in the video. Once the video has been sent I review it and arrange a Live face to face meeting online, where I share heaps of photos demonstrating what is possible for your garden re-enforcing my advice. The sessions last for about 1.5 hours and can be conducted in the evening if you need, once the kids and any distractions are out of the way. This saves you taking time off from work if need be, however they can be done at anytime of the day or night that suits you.
To book a consultation, simply click on the BOOK NOW button. A consult will cost $185.00 and it includes a copy of my book "Edible Gardens A Practical Guide" which will give you further valuable info after the consult. I post this to you via mail. If a consultation is not what you need, try ordering one of my books from the online store at the top of this site. You can also check out the workshop registrations page for up and coming dates for workshops. Have a browse through the site, the online store has a whole range of products, not just books, including grafting knives, cheese making equipment, kitchen utensils, cheese making cultures and much more.
You can visit during normal business hours by appointment only.
88 Rowes Road, Werribee Victoria 3030, Australia
09:00 am – 05:00 pm