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About The Lone Gardener

About me, well so much i could tell you ??? I am now in my late 30's having had up to now an interested and varied life. Started out my working life as a chef immediately after finishing school in 1990. This gave the opportunity to travel extensively between the ages of 19-30, working in a variety of european countries. A long period was spent in the Canary islands, Tenerife where I worked as a waiter in a golf resort. I have also lived in Spain, France, Switzerland, Scotland, and driven the width of America twice. This was my most memorable experience journeying from Orlando across Interstate-10 to San Diego, up Route 1 to San Francisco and then across to Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, through Little Rock and then back to Orlando via New Orleans. The whole journey (7500 miles) took 3 weeks and gave me the opportunity to achieve many dreams, watching the sun come up at the Grand Canyon was the best !!! (Will write a blog at a later date ??) I have now settled for a while to prepare for my future which has involved a total career change. I work as a self-employed gardener having set up my business 2 years ago in the height of recession. I recently finished college attaining an RHS Level II Certificate in Horticulture and have to be honest I have finally found something to do in life which is a passion rather than a chore. I have slowly built up my clientele and look after approx 15 small gardens, 2 commercial sites, and a 2 acre garden. I am really enjoying my work at the moment and encourage anyone who is not happy in their job to consider a change into the world of horticulture. The big plan is to eventually move to Spain or Portugal (ten years time) and continue working in a climate that is more akin to my sensitivity... I HATE THE COLD! I am also very interested in Buddhism, having read Bhagavad Gita. If you want to understand life you have to understand yourself and this book amongst others, helped me immensely in discovering that spiritual pleasure is much more satisfying than material gain, and it also gave me the insight necessary to make decisions about what is important. I have also done a course on Kundalini Yoga, which is a yoga designed to help the energy flow through the body and remove any blockages in the chakras. So here you see some of my main influences and these are some of the topics that i will be discussing and sharing on my blog site. I invite you to share and comment on any of my posts, sensible, intelligent advice is always warmly received. Thanks for your time, Love and happiness TLG

Lilium Spectacular

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Lilium Here is a link to some Lilium that I recently purchased from H.W.Hyde. This one is called ‘Kushi Maya’ and I am so looking forward to seeing it flower. Follow my link for…

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Love your garden and it will love you back !

It has been a few months since our last chat and I wish to confide that life for me during that time has been extremely fantastic. I have finally completed my 2nd year FdSc in Hort & Garden Design (1 … Continue reading

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

This blog is a copy of a blog posted on in 2011, a blog which I intend to close down, so will be copying them on to wordpress over the next few weeks. is a fantastic site for … Continue reading

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Lilium Spectacular

Lilium Here is a link to some Lilium that I recently purchased from H.W.Hyde. This one is called ‘Kushi Maya’ and I am so looking forward to seeing it flower. Follow my link for downloadable images. Regards, TLG    

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Diary Update (11th-25th March 2013)

So here we are approaching spring and I would like to update the previous blog in order for you to see how the areas I altered recently (See Diary Update 15th-29th Oct 2012) have changed. Poly-tunnel Over the last 5 … Continue reading

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Diary Update (15th-29th October)

15th Oct – 29th Oct What have I been up to these last few weeks you may well ask ? He told us he would be updating us every week in his last post, I hear you say! Well, I’m … Continue reading

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I have returned So it has been a while since I have paid any attention to my blog site and I can only apologise to readers that may have returned hoping for another look into the window of paradise to … Continue reading

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Cut Flower Garden

Just some pics I took earlier.

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Time moves on !

So it is now 15 months since I started this blog. What has changed ? Well as before I explained that I am on a journey. A journey of self discovery that has led me to a world of horticulture. … Continue reading

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