Some of you may have heard of companion planting - when you plant mutually beneficial plants next to one another, but we use the term 'companion gardening' to describe when our gardeners garden alongside the garden's owner.
Why employ a gardener when you can garden yourself?
Here are a few reasons we've been told....
What do our gardeners say about companion gardening? Victoria, one of our companion gardeners, told us a bit more.
"I love companion gardening. It is so lovely to spend a morning or a day with someone who is also passionate about gardening and it is very rewarding to be able to help out in a garden that is truly loved. It's also a great benefit to be able to talk about the garden, why that plant, why there, when does it like being pruned, how do you propagate it. All questions we know the answers to but I love getting another person's perspective. Gardening is a subject we can never fully know, so gardening with someone who has been hands on for years is an invaluable experience. Everyone has their different ways of doing the same thing!"
When someone is looking to companion garden with us, we meet them in their garden and spend time getting to know them. Then we carefully match one of our team of gardeners to the client and their garden, to ensure that they are companioned with someone they can enjoy gardening with.
If you think that companion gardening might be something you, or someone you know and love might enjoy, contact us now to arrange an initial catch up by calling Claire on 021 549 161.