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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M White - Lower Weston

Phil of 'Manage my Garden' listens to his customers' wishes – even to what may appear to be abit unusual.  

I wanted to park two cars on my front garden, as my road gets full with other people's cars, yet I didn't want paving stones, concrete or tarmac which would kill small wildlife and encourage 'run off'.  Yet I needed firm ground to hold the weight of two cars, so we chose to use celltrack gravel retension and grass protection.

Phil patiently listened, contributed his knowledge, organised the logistics of getting two skips, a small digger and materials into a relatively small space.  The project was built in good time, to my deadline and completed to a high standard. Throughout this project Phil was considerate to my neighbours and remained consistently cheerful and positive even through bitterly cold weather.

So whatever your project, Phil will listen and deliver what you want to a good standard, within your time frame and a reasonable budget. Not only do I recommend him; I'd commission him for future projects that I have in mind.

Well done Phil and thanks for your hard work.