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I love to encourage people to garden, it is such a lovely pastime where you can create something beautiful that you can look at all year round.  

I have been a self-employed gardener for over 30 years working in a large variety of gardens from tiny postage stamp size gardens to Grand House gardens.

I started training when I was 16 with a basic gardening scheme.  I went  to Brackenhurst College at Southwell, which is now part of Nottingham Trent University, where I gained a City Guilds Amenity Horticulture. I was a volunteer green Keeper for 10 years working on Shireoaks MW Bowling green which was recognised by Bassetlaw District Council as one of the best kept bowling greens in Bassetlaw.  I also have an allotment where I enjoy growing soft fruit.

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