This is me

This is me

Wild at heart

You can take the girl out of Yorkshire...

Hello and welcome to my website!

I believe that anyone with enthusiasm can build and maintain a beautiful garden. My website aims to provide a tonne of inspirational stuff to get you motivated and out enjoying your own garden. I know gardening can seem a challenge to the novice but it needn’t be. This website will be regularly updated with hints, tips and projects you can complete in your garden no matter what the size or your budget.

I used to work in fashion retail but began my gardening career just helping a friend with part time garden maintenance. I pursued my interest through books, but also built my knowledge working at a garden centre.  Eventually I decided that this was the career for me and so I attended night school to study horticulture. I loved it so much that I went on to complete a foundation degree in garden design and began my own business.

I am now a full time, self employed garden designer and have clients all over the country. However, it was a chance comment from a college friend that lead me to land the job on Love Your Garden. My friend had been sent an email about them looking for a new presenter and she mentioned that I should go for it. I decided to give it a go and had (what felt like!) a good meeting with the execs but then, I just had to wait to find out their decision.  I was actually sitting in my friend’s garden, enjoying a drink around the firepit when the call came through. My friends all went quiet… until I started screaming, which was when they knew I’d got the job.

We’re now on the 6th series of the show and I love it more than ever. For interested viewers who want to know a little bit more, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to use this website to share a glimpse behind the scenes.  So, I’ve been keeping a diary whilst filming, and after each episode screens, I’ll share it with you, as well as giving you more detail about the plants and materials we have used.
I hope this means you budding gardeners will have a go at creating your own Love your Garden inspired beds and borders and share picture with me!
I love designing gardens and I adore plants – living in Yorkshire with my young family and our dog Ziggy means we are out and about a lot and there are always so many things to be inspired by. I hope my passion for gardens enthuses you to pick up your trowel and have a go!