I am a qualified gardener and planting designer with 20 years’ experience. I trained at Capel Manor College in Enfield. My qualifications are a City and Guilds in Practical Horticulture and a City and Guilds in Plants and Planting Design where I gained a distinction. I specialise in garden maintenance and planting.
I charge £20 per hour.
I am North London based.
Please contact me on 07471 080143 or by email email@example.com.
"Working with Kitty was a pleasure from start to finish. She listened to all my needs, in terms of what I wanted to feel in my garden and my budget. Having Kitty in my house and garden was easy and fun, as were trips to the garden centre. I absolutely love the final result and sitting in it is a joy. And more to the point, who doesn’t want their garden done from someone called Kitty Butterwick!"
"I asked Kitty to design me a garden with low maintenance plants and lots of colour and this is exactly what I got! Kitty listened and gave advice and explained the whole process. I am really pleased with the final result and would highly recommend Kitty with her expert knowledge and experience for anyone looking to brighten up their garden or outside space."
PLANT OF THE MONTH
Verbena bonariensis is a beautiful herbaceous perennial which is tall and airy. It flowers from about July into the autumn so gives good colour late in the season.
It has clusters of small lavender flowers on tall wiry stems. It doesn’t take up much space so works well threaded through other plants. I particularly like it combined with tall ornamental grasses. Leave the seedheads over winter as the plant looks quite architectural and cut back the dead stems in spring to where you can see new growth emerging.
Plant in full sun. On cold, exposed sites mulch in winter to protect from frosts as Verbena bonariensis is not fully hardy. Usually self-seeds. Attractive to butterflies.
Photo Credit: Matt Anker