My first site Gardeners Cottage was setup in 2002 to give garden advice and to sell through the internet brand new, good quality, tried & tested (by me) products, especially innovative items that will help the gardener and when possible be 'green'.
"My goal, has always been to sell good quality, useful, products at a reasonable price. This I am able to do through my sites on the internet. Speedy delivery of well packaged, good quality products is top of the list in my Customer Service, as well as good communication."
Having started in nursery work I have always wanted to sell garden items and that has stayed with me throughout my career. My garden training was at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Kent. Since then I have been privileged to work and manage some amazing gardens in East Sussex, Norfolk and Hertfordshire. And I am still doing that today which means that I am able to 'test' the products before I offer them for sale.
For over 35 years I have been in English Gardens and Nursery work. Herbs are a passion, but I am also knowledgeable in most aspects of gardening including roses, herbaceous plants and borders, shrubs, trees, hedging, pruning, fruit and vegetables, lawn care as well as various hard landscaping techniques.
Exciting times in December 2013 as Theo Paphitis chose Gardeners Cottage on Twitter on #SBS (Small Business Sunday). Then in January 2015 I went to the ICC in Birmingham to pick up the certificate and meet Mr Paphitis