A day spent learning gardening tips & tricks from an expert

Last week we all had an exciting trip out of the office up to North Yorkshire to visit Martin Fish’s impressive garden – and what a day it was!

Martin Fish is a Garden writer, BBC Radio gardening expert, garden speaker and RHS judge.

We got our hands on a range of different gardening tools and were lucky enough to get all the tips and tricks that we needed to make – or attempt to make – our garden look as amazing as Martin’s. Any questions that we had were answered straight away, his gardening knowledge is limitless!

I have to admit that I had never used a lawnmower before, and if you were watching us test them out then you would see that we all weren’t quite prepared for the power that came out of it at first, with a sudden jolt we were away. We were even introduced to Monty, a robotic lawnmower which lets itself out to mow the lawn at certain hours of the day and then takes itself back to bed when it needs charging.

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Just to simply look around the garden you could see all the different bursts of colour coming through the greenery, it was truly magical and made even more perfect with the sun beaming down on us.

With a fruit and vegetable plot, green house, polytunnel and orchard on the ¾ acre landscaped gardens, there was definitely plenty to look at.

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After a lovely tapas-style lunch (yum!), we were all sufficiently refuelled ready to plant our own flowers into pots ready to take home with us. We will make sure to keep you updated with the progress of our flowers after using all of Martin’s advice, especially now that I am feeling a lot more inspired to get out into my own garden!

Olivia

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