I have always gardened and over the past few years have manoeuvred myself towards a career change that allows me to garden full time. To this end, I have:

• Successfully completed the Royal Horticultural Society’s Level 2 practical and principles courses. (I spent a year at Merrist Wood college).

• Done two seasonal stints at the RHS Wisley Plant Centre where I helped numerous customers with plant choices.

• Completed a ‘Designing With Plants’ course and produced a number of planting schemes, mainly for friends.

I enjoy resolving plant problems, looking at plant options and can offer general advice.