Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

We are always keen to purchase and use garden maintenance equipment that helps us carry out our work more efficiently, so long as the equipment operates at a professional standard and enables us to leave behind a high quality finish in our customers’ gardens....
The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics – my take on some social media business and marketing techniques in the garden maintenance industry. Recently, particularly within social media, I have observed quite a few business practices that, in my opinion, have come right out of the...
3 is a magic number

3 is a magic number

For thousands of years many people have believed that 3 is a magic number – omne trium perfectum – every three is perfect.  In our gardening business 3 is certainly our magic number.  We have used this long established theory of threes in our...
How to grow a gardener

How to grow a gardener

In 2014 my story about my transition from a lawyer to a gardener featured in a book called, How To Grow A Gardener.  Click this From Law to Lawns link to read my story featured in the book. The book was a collection of stories recounting how 25 people became...
Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentoring If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path (proverb). [This blog is the text of a talk I gave in front of over 200 horticulture students at a Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Grow Careers event at the Scottish Rural College...