Hi - this is me! Alan Clark - with a reasonable sized Pumpkin

( no, I didn't strain my arm lifting it!)


As a new venture ( in my twilight years, hahah!) I'm putting together a number of talks for Gardening Clubs - I've attended quite a few myself - experience has taught me  :-



I aim to first Engage & Entertain and hopefully Inform & Educate.

Call 07593-249075

Trained in the 1960's as a Horticulturist and Nurseryman on shrub and smallholding vegetable production (I've also worked on farms when they still employed people and HORSES! ) I enjoyed gardening and exhibition growing as an amateur in my middle years, earning a living in construction after which followed twenty odd years (some clients made them extremely odd!) running First Class Gardens altering the landscape

Some people might find my kind of Gardening verging on Fanatic!

However; when trying to grow wonderful looking vegetables ( and Sweet Peas!) ever better - you do have to go that extra 26 miles!

(Marathon distance.)


I have NINE allotments and two fair sized gardens.

Many other extreme gardeners keep in contact.


My talks will be presented based around a PowerPoint slide show - for which I bring my own projector (thus removing the last minute panic when the Speaker finds his laptop doesn't communicate with the system in the hall!) 

It Ain't Rocket Science - No, it's far more complicated, is a complete run down on how plants grow with some laughs and lots of info!

Frankenstein Food - Should we worry about GMOs? a fairly humourous look at this serious subject.

The Sex Life of Plants -Flowering - plenty of scope in this one!

It's SHOW TIME! - a merry trot around planning and attending Shows.

Plant Structures - how they stand up or fall down!

The Whether Forecast - a humerous look at gardener's favourite moan!

Extreme Allotmenteering! - the sort of talk you'd expect from a guy with nine of them! 

What Nature intended or are they Weeds? - a good ramble through some of the most common wild flowers gardeners hate!

How worried are your plants? - a look at plant stress.