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Years of pottering in the garden have become a passion for outside spaces. The Ginger Cat Gardening company is a small family run business based in Retford covering the North Nottinghamshire area, and whether you garden is big or small we are here to offer physical help and friendly guidance.

My name is Martin and I have been in and around a garden for most of my life and from this I have developed a thorough working knowledge of gardening techniques, pruning and plants. This pottering around the garden was turned into a passion when I went to work in the gardens at Clumber Park a National Trust property near Retford as a volunteer gardener. Here I helped look after the lawns, the flower beds, and worked on keeping the wonderful avenue of lime trees looking their best.

I was privileged to be able to work in the grade 2 listed glass houses in the walled kitchen garden after their restoration, assisting with the planting and care of the first fruits to be grown at Clumber Park for over 50 years.

These experiences pushed me to want to know more – I have studied for a diploma in gardening with the  Royal Horticultural Society and I am always looking to further my understanding of gardening and new ideas with further study and practical hands on experience.

Finally a mention to the other member of the team, my ginger cat Spencer and despite my best efforts is always happy to supervise when I am out in the garden at home.

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