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Garden, House and Cycle

Green fingers, a good eye and no fear of hard work mean I can offer a useful range of garden services. Around the house I am able to undertake minor repairs,  decorating, assembly of flat pack furniture, etc.  I will always try to recommend energy saving methods, repairs and recycling where practical.

In the garden I believe in working with nature, and am not enthusiastic about planting species unsuited to the local soils, nor of the use of aggressive chemicals. I do though appreciate that in the artificial situation of the suburban garden, some people may ask me to use chemical controls. In this event one must choose the least damaging to produce the required effect. My wife Mary and I must be getting something right – We have been awarded First Place, Best Back Garden by Kingston in Bloom for 2011!

Urban fox in summer garden

Summer Garden - Urban Fox

Overlaps between my garden services and wine may not at first be obvious, but I have studied viticulture at Plumpton College (Brighton University) and am always available to tend to and advise on vines.

I am a keen cyclist, and am always upset by the bikes I see, unused for want of air in the tyres, or brakes that work. I can help you keep your bike rolling, and safe. I’ll fix  punctures on your bicycle (for which I charge a flat rate!) and carry out routine servicing.

I’ll help you select a new cycle that is right for you, which may involve a little customisation – or assist with the assembly of bargain bicycles brought mail order. I’ll help sort out accessories, like computers with incomprehensible instructions, lights, carriers etc.

More information on bicycles