About Us

Welcome to the PlantAdvice.co.uk website, the one stop shop for free advice on all aspects of gardening and general plant care.

Our Aims

We aim to provide a high-quality, easy to use, comprehensive, on-line reference source for all your gardening and plant care needs.

With the wide variety of plants and techniques available, this task will obviously take quite a while to achieve. So as our website slowly grows, like your gardens, please keep visiting us to see how we’re getting on.

Who are we?

PlantAdvice.co.uk was launched in November 2005 by two individuals with completely different (yet strangely complimentary) skill sets; one a trained horticulturist and the other an electronic engineer.

George Munford
George Munford

George is a professionally trained and fully qualified horticulturist, who is our own resident Gardening Guru. Over the years George has worked at numerous prestigious establishments including the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Burghley House Gardens in Lincolnshire.

George has led teams of Botanical Horticulturists and has in-depth experience of every aspect of gardening from producing new plants with a variety of propagation techniques to the maintenance and development of established gardens.

Richard Farrar
Richard Farrar

Richard is a qualified Electronic Engineer and holds a PhD in Laser physics and is our resident technical guru / Web Wiz. Over the years Richard has worked for numerous blue chip companies on research and development projects from high powered Laser systems to state-of-the-art, award winning Hi-Fi systems.

You can follow Richard on-line on Twitter @richardfarrar, or his blog at www.richardfarrar.com.

Sue Mack
Sue Mack

Sue is the PlantAdvice.co.uk website's official photographer and is regularly found with a camera strapped around her neck and her face buried in the shrubbery taking close-ups of flowers.

While Sue's passion is undoubtedly macro photography of the available flora, she also enjoys visiting the nations stately homes with their magnificent gardens and the season's gardening shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show.

Environmental Gardening

Our policy is to promote environmentally friendly gardening with the use of organic gardening techniques and the recycling of gardening and household waste in the garden wherever possible.

Gardening for All

We believe that the appreciation and direct involvement in gardening and gardens should be available to all. To this aim, we promote inclusive gardening for all sections of society; such as engaging children with garden projects from an early age and the provision of sensory gardens for people with mental or physical disabilities.

Your Help

If you have any suggestions as to items you would like to see on our website, or ways in which you think we can improve things, then please let us know.

Free to All

In order to cover our running costs and keep this site free to use, adverts and links to various plant and gardening equipment suppliers can be found throughout our website. While this is necessary to cover our daily running costs, we have tried to keep a balance between these adverts and the content of the website. In amongst these adverts however, we hope that you may also find some useful products and plants to enhance your garden.