Past Projects & Portfolio

Click Image for Journal entry - New Beginnings 2022

Fruit Tree Pruning - January 2022

First job of the new year - Three days of renovating a small orchard of fruit trees near Holt Pound. Wayward pears and Prunus, plus a few apples including a venerable but storm-damaged veteran Bramley.

Autumn 2021 - Digging and weeding.

In July (partially) and by September fully, I was made redundant from my employment as a Horticulture Support Worker for adults with learning disabilities after seven years. The end of the growing season saw me starting up as a freelance gardener with a few small jobs.

Spring 2020 to Autumn 2021 - Day Services in Lockdown.

Spring 2021 saw the advent of Covid-19 and the closure of Day Services at Bells Piece. While some staff were redeployed to other services, I remained in order to maintain the gardens and to grow produce (as normal) in order to supply the training kitchen with fresh veg' for the remaining residents' meals.