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Free again and with a whole world of opportunities stretching out ahead of me

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 8:30 2 Comments

Well as usual, it's been a long time since I've blogged.

 

What an incredibly awful week it has been. I turned up at work on Monday. It had been a windy weekend and a lot of stock had fallen over, so I started the routine of standing up some of the stock and beginning to water. There were some leylandii which had blown over at the back of the nursery, so that was where I started. As I lifted up the first tree that I came to, I felt a sharp pain in my head. Out of the corner of…

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Volunteers, RHS Medals and a New Career...

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 8:52 4 Comments

It's been a busy week in the Fereday Household.



Having been a featured member last week, I thought it would be a good time to write a blog and update everyone on what's been happening since Cat and I moved down to London. Ideally I would have liked to blog while I was still a featured member, but it's just been such a busy week that I haven't managed it until this morning.



So, enough of the introduction and apologies and on with the story... I've managed to find gainful… Continue

Watch out London, Cat and Fereday have landed.....

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 16:26 2 Comments

It's been a quiet week in the Fereday household.

Well, we finally made it. Cat and I are now settled properly in Coulsdon. That's just south of Croydon and about 5 miles away from Caterham (where they make the sports cars) if you don't know the area. We found a gorgeous flat, then lost it, then got it back again just after Christmas. It's a long story which is probably best told by Cat. She has the writing talent in the family. We're hoping we'll be able to keep the…

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Autumn has well and truly set in and we're still no closer to London...

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 21:51 0 Comments

A lot of you will know that Cat and I are planning a move down south after Cat got a promotion earlier in the year. That was in July and we still don't seem to be any further down the road to relocating than we were back then. September has been a month full of distractions - every weekend has been taken up with doing something for someone and we've hardly had a moment's rest. Cat's now travelling down to London on a weekly basis, just two days / one night a week but it seems to really tire… Continue

Some interesting statistics from a day in the garden.

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 21:30 6 Comments

Not strictly speaking mathematically significant but anecdotally insightful for anyone who has the idea that gardening is a very romantic and easy career:



* Dimensions & type of hedge cut: 60m length x 10' height - Hawthorn / Beech / Snowberry / Holly / Rose / Nettle

* Weight of petrol hedge trimmers: 6kg

* Time to cut hedge: 5 hours

* Number of cigarettes smoked: 8

* Estimated calorie usage: 2000

* Calories consumed: 1000

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The Journey of a thousand miles

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About your business
Started working at a garden centre while studying for a PhD in Sociology. Funding dropped out of the PhD, I ended up as the plant buyer and a couple of years down the line I decided to set up my own business.

I specialise in border renovation and maintenance and with the background as a plant buyer I am more of a plantsman than a landscaper. I firmly beleive that almost all gardens can benefit from soil improvement every spring. I feel like I'm a fraud as almost all of my work in getting borders to look fantastic is in preparing the soil in Spring. Nature tends to do the rest...

I love the nursery aspect of gardening - dividing, replanting, tidying plants up & pruning and generally looking after plants. It's not so much the specific act of looking after the plants as much as seeing the end result, which I know is partly due to my management. Gardening is, after all, all about the plants (although Diarmuid Gavin and his followers may disagree...). I think it's knowledge of the plantcare aspect that seems to give you guru status, even when you can only expect to know how to look after a tiny proportion of the enormous world of flora.

*Note* I no longer run the business and am concentrating on different things. I continue to work on my own garden and blog / write on wordpress (http://www.mrandyfereday.wordpress.com)
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At 15:26 on February 18, 2010,
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Phil Voice
said…
Hi Andy

I've been meaning to get in touch since you left the message on Facebook. How's it all going...I see you've changed addresses so the move is done eh?

All the best to both of you.

Phil
At 17:14 on July 25, 2009, Richard@www.seasons-garden.co.uk said…
Hi Andrew
Many thanks for this offer!
I've still got a way to go yet & realistically won't be able to enter next year, more like 2011 but I'm sure I could do with some help.
Cheers & have a good weekend
Rich
At 8:28 on July 10, 2009,
PRO Member
Phil Voice
said…
...and a happy birthday from me too Andy. Don't work too hard in your garden. I hope Cat has saved you some bubbly :-0)
At 6:54 on July 10, 2009,
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Graeme @ BGS
said…
Happy birthday Andy.
At 16:02 on February 9, 2009,
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Phil Voice
said…
Thanks Andy

I am pleased that you are still around - especially as you were practically a founder member:-0))

All the best


Phil
At 21:03 on January 15, 2009, Richard Clegg said…
Just over the hill in Hudersfield. Eh up
At 23:02 on December 10, 2008, Cat Fereday said…
Darling.... your site is getting a bit out of date.... get a move on and blog something!
At 23:49 on October 28, 2008, ian said…
ok thanks i do all mine fortnightly apart from several weekly... so may go bit quiet after dec, cheers.
At 21:53 on October 28, 2008, ian said…
reading from one of the posts, yell.com, would it benefit me, on average how many jobs did u get in a month or a year? the bloke has kind of bugged me and sort of puts me off? any advice be grateful cheers.
At 21:16 on September 3, 2008, Bigyin said…
Hi Andrew,
I'm planning a new veg bed and want to employ crop rotation and couldn't work out where Celery fits into the scheme of things.
Chers,
Roger

 
 
 

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