Click on the highlighted text below for links to websites that are either mentioned on the pages in my website or that I have found helpful in some way in my career development.

This list will be ongoing and is listed in no particular order…

Everything about living roofs under one website roof  at

Straightforward hard works construction advice at the

London Wildlife Trust and the Royal Society of WIldlife Trusts

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening

National Open Gardens Scheme and the Open Gardens Square Weekend

The Chelsea Fringe Flower Show is to coincide with The Chelsea Flower Show this year

The Royal Horticultural Society have great gardens, horticultural shows and plant advice

The National Trust has some very interesting gardens and landscapes to visit

The Institute of Horticulture is the umbrella body for garden folk

The Landscape Institute

The Bee Conservation Trust


Helen Babbs is an author, journalist and environmental blogger who is interested in urban biodiversity and food growing

Gardens that I have revisited time and again include Beth Chatto’s Garden in Colchester (especially the gravel garden), the late Christopher Lloyds garden, Great Dixter in Sussex and Piet Oudolfs landscape at Pensthorpe.

Environment Jobs

Project Dirt



Amongst the gazillion books I have some are listed bellow that have become and are becoming dog eared:

Destination Art, Land Art.  Amy Dempsey, Thames and Hudson, 2006

Dream PLants for the Natural Garden, Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, Francis Lincon Ltd, 200o

Environmental Ethics, John Benson, Routledge, 2000

Garden Flowers, Christopher Lloyd, Cassell and Co, 2001

Garden Natural History, Stefan Buczacki,Harper Collins, 2007

Landscape Architects Pocket Book, Architectural Press, 2009

National Trust Book Of Wild Flower Gardening, John Stevens, Dorling Kindersly, 1987 (probably out of print – try 2nd hand book suppliers)

Natural Garden Style, Noel Kingsbury, Merrell, 2009

Promoting Nature in Cities and Towns, Ecological Parks Trust, 1986 (definately out of print – try 2nd hand book suppliers)

Weeds,  Richard Mabey, Profile Book, 2010 (pretty much anything by Mabey is worth a look)

What Plant When, and Plants for Places, RHS,Dorling Kindersley, 2002