Welcome to Your Friendly Plant and Garden Doctor

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A Garden Doctor is a qualified Specialist similar to a medical doctor. A Garden Doctor will look at the symptoms of a sick plant, diagnose the plant necrosis and treat the plant in whatever way is best for the plant to return to its natural lush green healthy state, whether its Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, Ornamental Grasses, Conifers, Annual Plants, Lawns etc. Even Irrigation Systems or any other ailments connected with horticulture.

So how can a Plant Doctor help you if you are living anywhere in the world? By using email we ask a series of questions, diagnose the problem and recommend a control method to rectify the problem. Plant issues such as diseased or dying trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables, perennials, lawns, irrigation systems, nutrient or soil deficiency or whole garden can be easily diagnosed.

Diagnostic Service

Just email or contact the Plant and Garden Doctor with your plant issues and a quick diagnosis, cause and control will be given to save the life of the plant etc.

Consultation Fee

The consultation fee of 20 is a set fee for each individual diagnosis.

Lucy Garden DoctorSince 1994 the study of Plants (Horticulture) has turned into a full time vocation for Lucy as Plant Advisor. She began her career working at a highly reputable Horticultural Company for selling plants, mainly perennial plants through an online and postal service but also as a chain of large and reputable Garden Centres in the UK, Europe.
This business was established by one of the most recognised plants people in the UK, Alan Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, UK. He developed a love of plants at a very early age and became one of the best known people for finding new varieties of plants and growing them at his nursery to sell in his business commercially. His business grew very quickly and and with this service he developed a mailing catalogue with over 1000 new and unusual plants. The catalogue was sent to clients so that they could then order the plants through the post. With this service came the opportunity for the Plant Doctor to begin her career as a Plant Advisor. One of her main jobs was to answer letters, emails and phonecalls from customers who wanted advice about a sick plant or plants, or even advice about what type of plant to buy to suit their conditions in their gardens. She was also responsible for the quality control of the plants despatched from the plant packing area. On top of these responsibilities Lucy also ran the Garden Design Service.

This became the beginning of her passion of plants and in 1997 Lucy entered higher education as a mature student to study horticulture. After 3 years she decided that a degree in horticulture did not give her the depth of knowledge of the plant pest and disease problems so she embarked on a one year Masters Degree at Imperial College in London, UK to study an MSc in integrated pest and disease management of plants. This involved the study of Plant Pathology, Applied Entomology, Biotechnology, Genetics, systematics of insects and mites, systematics of plant pathogens, biological control agents, theory and practice of biological control. All control methods related to each plant pest and disease especially aimed at finding the method with a biological control approach. However an understanding of alternative methods were applied so that the student could learn an integrated technique if necessary. The aim of the Msc was to develop recognition and understanding of the pest and disease management problems in temperate and tropical regions.plant and garden doctor

In 2003 Lucy began working in her own Company as Landscape Designer, Construction and Garden Consultant. She has designed and constructed many many garden projects in Mediterranean countries and has now made Mediterranean countries her home. In this time she has also worked as an all round Horticultural Consultant and Plant Advisor, specialising in helping clients with Mediterranean plants and planting, Pest and disease advice, irrigation systems advice, landscape design and construction.
As a Plant Specialist it is necessary to point out that with every plant problem, whether pest, disease, nutrient deficiency or other, there is no one “cure all” control. Each pest, each disease, each nutrient deficiency, root, soil problem etc. has its own individual control method. This is very important to understand. Therefore thorough research and diagnostic information is required for each individual case.

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Diagnostic Services

PLEASE NOTE: It is necessary to point out as a Plant Specialist that with every plant problem, whether pest, disease, nutrient deficiency or other, there is no one “cure all” control. Each pest, each disease, each nutrient deficiency, root, soil problem etc. has individual control methods. Therefore thorough research and diagnostic information is required for each individual plant case.

Using the Plant Diagnostic Service

Lucy can help you resolve problems you may be having with any of your plants, including trees, shrubs, fruit trees, vegetables, perennials, lawns, irrigation systems, and nutrient or soil deficiencies. Your plant may appear sick, diseased or be dying – but Lucy can help you.
The Diagnostic Service works as follows:
Email a description of the problem (as detailed as you can) and if possible include a photograph of the affected area of the plant.
Lucy will study the information you send to her and will contact you via email (or phone if you prefer) with further questions and then confirm that she can help you.
Lucy will also confirm the fee payable and advise you on payment methods. The preferred method will be via PayPal and Lucy will send you a PayPal invoice with a link to make the payment.

Get Your Plant Diagnosis

Once payment has been received she will contact you via email (or phone) with full details of the control method needed to resolve your problem.

PLEASE NOTE: It is necessary to point out as a Plant Specialist that with every plant problem, whether pest, disease, nutrient deficiency or other, there is no one “cure all” control. Each pest, each disease, each nutrient deficiency, root, soil problem etc. has individual control methods. Therefore thorough research and diagnostic information is required for each individual plant case.

Consultation Fee

The consultation fee of 20 is a set fee for each individual diagnosis.

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Landscape and Garden Design Service

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