Geoff Wakeling – Garden Writer and Presenter
Starting my green fingered nature off in the depths of Suffolk it perhaps isn’t any surprise that I’m a little hippyish. My mother was always gardening, and I soon acquired a little patch in the 3/4 acre Vicarage garden to call my own. A pond, a plant, a small tree later and I was hooked and whilst I may not have been the most attentive gardener, my green roots had been started.
Moving to London to go to uni, I studied Zoology and Marine Biology, before finding myself in a dead-end job with no escapism. Three long years (if felt like decades) later, and my personality all but crushed by the 9-5 dread that society puts us in, I quit and started gardening full-time. The allotment came my way, then the chickens. Clients started flooding in, and I now spend many, many happy hours pruning, mowing, clipping. I’m outside, I’m free of my air conditioned cubicle. Life is GREAT!
I currently run a landscape design and maintenance company in the suburbs of London on the edge of Essex. Whether a total re-design is needed or simply the lawn cut and shrubbery tidied then I can be your man. I specialise in reinvigorating tired gardens and making landscaping changes that won’t break the bank but will allow for full enjoyment of the garden.
Meanwhile I also work in the TV industry, especially for shows such as ITV’s ‘This Morning’ programme as a behind the scenes garden expert. I write and share gardening knowledge and am involved with a number of marketing and social media companies to help spread my gardening passion. I also present on The Horticultural Channel.tv as a member of the gardening show’s new presenting team, and have worked with Sky1 HD to produce webisodes for Rooftop Rainforest.
A freelance writer, I have a wide range of experience under my belt from writing briefs and biographies on celebrities for the TV industry to supplying conversational and SEO content articles for the web. I work with several clients ghostwriting daily blogs where my work ranges from financing and medical news to sports coverage and conservation pieces. However, my passion remains with gardening and I am a consummate garden writer. Please see a range of work from the links below and do not hesitate to contact me regarding article or copywriting work at:
MyGarden.org Guest Blogger:
Top Plants for Shady Aspects
The Garden At Night – Creating A Midnight Retreat
Creating Mystery in the Garden
Maintaining the Perfect Summer Lawn
Bulb Planters for Year Long Colour
Finding the Perfect Companion for Your Garden Trellis
Encouraging Birds Rewards with Wonderful Garden Guests
Mother Nature Network: Community Blogger
Be Free! Be Green! Be Happy!