Home Page

Home Page
Home Page2018-07-06T11:09:37+00:00

“I’ve grown plants and gardened all my life, and have been lucky enough to train and work in horticulture – a subject that I’m passionate about.
And I want to share that passion for plants and gardening with you”

I’m taking part in The Trek for Action Medical Research, walking a gruelling 40 miles along the South Downs Way for charity in July. The pictures here show when I completed the walk in 2016 with my friend Sarah Cuttle, but I need your support and encouragement this year to help me beat our previous time of 15 hours and 3 minutes! Thanks for taking time to read this and I really hope you can help.

The Gardening Week

Find out what jobs you can be doing in your garden and how to do them PLUS Plant of the Week

Ask David

Get the answers to your plant and gardening problems using David’s experience and knowledge

Events & Courses

Learn more about gardening and improve your growing skills by coming to an event led by David

Professional services

Explore the wide range of journalistic, broadcasting, tutoring and courier skills that David can offer

My Blog

Read David’s musings about plants, gardening, nature, nurture, wildlife, weather, travel… and more

About David

Discover more about the training and working career behind David’s wealth of expertise and knowledge

Ask David - The easy solution to your gardening queries
Ask David - The easy solution to your gardening queries

What other people are saying about David…

“David has the knack of passing on his wide knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm that is never overbearing.”

Alan Titchmarsh, Gardener and presenter

“We first lectured at Sparsholt College in the late 1980’s – even then David showed a natural ability to communicate, had an infectious enthusiasm and cared greatly about teaching his subject to the next generation of horticulturists and gardeners.”

Rosie Yeomans, Horticultural consultant, broadcaster and lecturer

“David is amazingly knowledgeable about all aspects of gardening and horticulture, borne of his wide experience. I’ve been lucky enough to know and work with him for many years.”

Carol Klein, Plantswoman, author and TV presenter

“It’s always a pleasure working with David on our practical videos – he’s a great presenter and knows his subject inside out.”

Daniel Haynes, Editor, gardeners world.com

“David has years of practical experience over a vast range of gardening subjects, an irrepressible passion for plants and a desire to share that knowledge with everyone.”

Matt Biggs, Horticulturist, author and broadcaster

“Getting gardening advice from David is like getting advice from your best friend who knows a lot more about gardening than you but who never makes you feel inferior. He delivers guidance with oodles of expertise and a dash of good humour.”

Rebecca Parker, Presenter/producer, The Kitchen Garden, BBC Radio Solent