Talk Subjects

Over the years, I have given talks and lectures to the wider horticultural community.

Much of what I talk about is done with the hope of enlightening my fellow travelers. Some of it is typically irreverent. All of it, I hope, interesting. My main aim is to elucidate and educate with humour. To introduce an alternative and memorable view of the world. The feedback I have had so far is 100% positive. If you would like to book me for a talk, please feel free to email me for an idea of my prices.

The talks posted here are password protected for obvious reasons. If you would like the password, email me, and I would be happy to help. email[@] (Obviously remove the brackets from the address – it is a way of stopping spambots).

A brief precis of their subject matter is as follows:

Sun Tzu in the garden: An alternative approach to blindly spraying for pest and disease with no idea what is happening. Use military strategy to defeat your foes. Understand your garden ecology.

‘How to commit the Perfect Murder (and put the body to good use in the garden afterward’: How to feed your garden. What nutrients a plant needs.

‘Gardening for Economists’: Growth. Does growth actually exist? What does the soil do? How do we balance the garden?

‘Your guide to married bliss!’ Gardens and marriages have a lot in common. They are hard work. They are a lot more complicated than they appear. They can be frustrating as well as joyfull!

‘Restoration, Renovation, Reworking.’ An informal saunter through my working life. (Lots of exclusive pictures).

‘Why a chemical free garden is better’. We use a vast array of chemicals to ‘help’ us. It appears some of the ‘helpful’ chemicals are a little unhelpful too!


Horsham Horticultural Society said: “The talk was very interesting. Especially for us mentioning the names of the plants you had taken out and put in!”

Woodingdean Horticultural Society said: “A great talk”

Crawley Horticultural Society said: ” Very entertaining”

Bentley Horticultural Soc. said: “A well thought out and informative talk.”


Guy giving a talk to the Dutch Renaissance Garden Society.
Guy giving a talk to the Dutch Renaissance Garden Society.