I can tell you I’m good at garden coaching, but I’d much rather people I have helped told you. Scroll down for kind words and pictures from some of the new gardeners I have coached.
KB, Newport, Essex. “Flis’s ideas and inspiration have helped me start the process of transforming my outdoor space from rubbish dump to garden. Her advice has given me the confidence to make some major changes in layout and plant a wider variety of plants. This summer I have enjoyed my garden more than ever before. These are just a few of the many pictures I have taken in it this year.”
JS, Saffron Walden, Essex. “I have always enjoyed having a garden and would describe myself, at best, as an enthusiastic amateur. However, lockdown gave me the time, and Flis gave me the advice and inclination, to develop my love for my garden in a practical way. She has such enthusiasm for plants and gardens that she made me want to grow things too. Flowers, vegetables…you name it. So, my son and I made a raised bed from a pallet and, with Flis’s advice and encouragement, we made things grow. Such a special time. She makes gardening fun, and rewarding, as well as having vast knowledge and experience. So thrilled she helped me make a start on my growing journey.”
DI, Thaxted, Essex. “I had always though the gardening gene had passed me by! I hated even looking at my garden, let alone being in it. I am lucky to have Flis as a friend – but last year I asked her to help me re-design my garden. It is safe to say it is now completely transformed. I am now really proud of my garden and enjoy pottering, but one of my favourite things is sitting in my wicker egg chair reading my book in the sunshine and looking at my lovely plants. During the Covid lockdown my garden was one of the things which helped keep me sane!
I have changed from someone who avoided her garden to someone who thinks its normal to spend time planting 300 bulbs and thinking ‘this will look lovely in Spring’. Flis gave me the guidance and confidence to transform my garden and I will always be grateful.”
TP, Debden, Essex. “Flis is so enthusiastic and full of brilliant ideas. She has given us the confidence to make major structural changes in the garden, moving walls to allow for much needed storage space. She enabled us to look at the garden with a different perspective. She provided us with planting ideas and guided us on their maintenance. We now have raised vegetable beds, which produced delicious vegetables, as well as flower beds and a nature area. The garden is a pleasure to be in. Flis has such inspiring ideas. I would thoroughly recommend her.“