Meet Phil

I’ve many years of gardening experience, in my own time at first, following in my Grandad's footsteps. Then 9 years working for various landscaping and arboculturalist companies before going self employed just over 5 years ago. Read more...

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Seed sowings speed up from this month on - what will you sow? If you were only to try one plant, how about a chilli? Read More.

Phil's Portrait by Brock Elbank

I've been shot by Brock Elbank for a series of 80 portraits of people sporting impressive and interesting facial hair that will go on display at Somerset House, central London, in March. Read More.


Pea plantQuite often seen as an alternative approach to gardening, permaculture may be soon be the most sensible approach. Read more...

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Rosie - Compton Dando

Phil has been helping us with our garden for the past few years and we've always found him to be a happy worker and always willing to get stuck in - no matter what we've thrown at him. The garden is on a hill and is terraced, with an orchard area at the bottom, just under an acre. Phil has been a tree surgeon, has put edging in, moved shrubs, cut back the larger shrubs plus other work. He's always worked hard, supported by regular cups of tea from me and a smile from him. Our latest project was to reinforce a bank that needed a bit more support due to the wet weather we've had recently. Here are some photos showing how neatly he works and what a good job he did for us. I recommend him.