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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 planting, border development and follow up maintenance.

I charge £25.00 per hour.

Free consultation.

 I am North London based.


Please contact me on 07471 080143 or by email  



"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!"

Anna N17

"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."

Emma N17



There are about a hundred species of tulips and thousands of garden hybrids in a wonderful range of colours and flower shapes. I particularly like lily flowered tulips with their elegant pointed petals, shown in the photo below.​

Plant tulips in borders or pots in late autumn or buy as growing bulbs now for instant effect. If planting bulbs in the autumn, plant about twice the depth of the bulbs in full sun. If planting in pots, use a soil-based compost such as John Innes no 3. I tend to remove my tulips after flowering and plant new bulbs every autumn as they don’t reliably come back the next year.​

Squirrels love tulip bulbs. You can protect bulbs in pots by covering the pots with chicken wire and carefully removing it when the bulbs start to grow. I added a layer of grit to my pots last autumn and that seemed to deter the squirrels. 

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