Paul Patton

Paul is a Professional Gardening Consultant ,writer, speaker and broadcaster who has 
Over thirty years experience in growing and looking after plants. He specialises in plant care 
including pest, disease and weed control;feeding, propagation and all other general growing techniques.
Paul now uses his considerable experience to run his own freelance business that 
offers a wide range of gardening and related activities. He supports gardeners across the UK through his regular slot on BBC Southern Counties Radio, at talks to clubs and societies, question time at many  of the key gardening shows and events and through his writing. Paul has a passion for growing anything that he and his children can eat fresh from the garden, particularly the more unusual and exotic crops. The biggest pest in his garden  are his three teenage Boys!


John Negus

1956 Student at Merrist Wood Horticultural College, Worplesdon, Guildford. Passed with distinction. 
Student at R.H.S. Wisley, achieved  Wisley Diploma
Sub-editor on Home Gardener
Technical Editor on Popular Gardening
1985- present day
Freelancing for several different gardening magazine: Water Gardener, Water Gardening, Amateur Gardening, Your Garden, Woman’s Weekly and Exotic and Greenhouse Garden, Garden Calendar.

Lectures regularly at Forest Mere and Grayshott Hall Health Farms and for gardening societies, W.I’s and other organisations. Gardening consultant. Broadcasts on LBC’s Fixit phone-in programme, with Therese Birch and Southern counties radio.

Saga Rose and Fred Olsen Cruise lectures.

Organises gardening weekends

Courier for Enterprise Gardening holidays for Enterprise Travel


Gardening, walking, climbing, photography

Will write or speak on any aspect of gardening. Specialist fields: trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, annuals, climbers, water gardening, vegetables, lawns, wildlife.

John Francis Producer/Director

Amicus Prod/Heart of England Productions        Produced 18 First Feature Movies
A.T.V. Central                                                        Asst Prod "Golden Shot"
BBC                                                                        Gardeners World  (Arthur Billet)
Central Television                                                 Gardening Time (Director)
Heart of England Productions                               Gardeners Diary TV Gardening Series
Gardening Question Time                                     Open Air Event (1992-2009)