I provide a consultancy service if you need assistance concerning:

Creating wild flower landscapes

Wild flower grassland management

Weed problems and how to deal with them within wild flower grasslands. I am experienced in the use of chemical weed control within wild flower grasslands having trialled herbicide products in various wild flower situations (PA1 & PA6 qualified).

My clients have included:

BBC Countryfile

National newspaper journalists (for the Guardian, the Sun and Daily Mail) 

International garden designers 

The Rausing Estates

National landscaping companies

South Downs National Park

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Natural England

County Councils

Members of the public…as prized as any of the above 🙂

I can offer advice by two methods:

A visit to your site to assess the situation and guide you on the actions you need to take. Fee £45-00 per hour plus vat, to include travelling to and from site.

Alternatively where appropriate, you can email me some photos of the site and its current vegetation and a short description of the issues that you need guidance on and then I will ring you at a mutually convenient time to discuss your project and give you all the information that you need to succeed. Set fee of £45-00 plus vat.

Please note:  successfully creating large wild flower landscapes is all about good preparation and timing, so if you are seeking advice please contact me in the earlier stages of your project if possible.

What my customers have said:
“I can’t fault Colin’s service, his willingness to discuss the best options available to me were personal and professional and refreshing in this overly electronic world ”
James Bedford FNAEA

“Creating a wild flower meadow is new territory for us and Colin was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout.  When everything started growing I was not sure if some of the growth were weeds and Colin kindly examined some photos for us and advised us what we needed to do. Extremely helpful and supportive gentleman, much appreciated!”
Dewi and Jo

In addition to my consultancy service:

I also personally undertake the conversion of areas of lawn to beautiful little wild flower meadows and fields to big wild flower meadows – I usually only provide this service within my home county of East Sussex as the need for repeated visits to site and the costs involved of transporting machinery makes it too expensive a project further afield. However I do undertake just the wild flower seeding aspects of projects further afield using my specially adapted seeding equipment, as this can be accomplished in a single trip to site.

I advise on or carry out garden design and planting using 100% beautiful native wild flowers – I usually only provide this service within my home county of East Sussex. There is such a huge range of wild flowers to choose from, all perfectly adapted to our soils and climate. They are low maintenance, frost and drought hardy and attractive and helpful to our native wildlife, as well as a joy to the eye. I can create flowering to last all season long using different species of wild flower plants in flower beds or small lawn areas, indeed anywhere in your garden! Please contact me to find out more.