Tess Reith 

Organic Grower and Plantswoman

Horticultural Mentoring Programme

Have you ever stared in bewilderment at your garden, wanting to get stuck in but wishing you had a fairy sat on your shoulder whispering what to do in your ear?  Well then my mentoring programme may provide the solution for you, let me be that fairy.  Gardens are very important yet often overlooked spaces.  It's well known that being outside in the fresh air is good for us, but the stress attached to fretting about the garden is not.  Many of us think nothing of putting a lot of time and money into refurbishing a room in the house; a new kitchen or upgraded bathroom.  Exactly the same approach could and should be applied to our gardens as they have the potential to be a hugely beneficial resource, and with my help achieving that longed for plot of revived home soil needn’t cost you the earth.

Through my Horticultural Mentoring Programme I aim to help you succeed, avoiding expensive design pitfalls, while reaping all the benefits of a well planned, rewarding garden that suits your needs.  I can guide and support you through the process, enabling you to identify your requirements and reach various goals or targets.  This is a complete year-round garden planning and management scheme intended to assist you with designing and creating beautiful outdoor areas, from flower beds, borders and balconies to lawns, shrubberies, orchards or containers.  Whether you are a nervous newbie or a fully fledged stalwart, I will be on-hand throughout, available to share my knowledge, experience, tips and ideas; answering questions, demystifying techniques and cultivating your own ability to make informed decisions involving your patch of ground, large or small.

This could be growing flowers, fruit or vegetables; choosing materials, sourcing suppliers or providing a planting plan; creating a raised bed, deciding on a colour scheme or what plant where; testing soil, creating wildlife habitats or seating areas; planting trees or a hedge; designing with children or pets in mind; managing an established plot or starting from scratch.