Consultation Services – Welcome to Your Plant and Garden Doctor

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Lucy – BSc., MSc., D.I.C. UK Qualified Horticultural Consultancy Service

  • Guiding you through the steps to become self-sufficient growing your own Organic Vegetables/Fruits
  • Organic Vegetables, Fruits, Shrubs, Trees & Garden Advisory Service
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Soil Solutions for Soil Fertility
  • Planting Seeds/Propagation for your Climate Conditions
  • Biological Control methods for Organic Growing/Gardening
  • Plant Pest & Disease Management Systems
  • Planting for Small Gardens & Patios
  • 14 years Professional Mediterranean Landscape & Construction Consultancy Service
  • UK trained Horticultural Consultant
  • Planting Plans/Designs
  • Environmental Awareness Specialist
  • Freelance Horticultural Article Writing/Videos

Consultation Fee

Lucy’s consultation fee of 20 is a set fee for each individual half-hour consultation, either Skype or Email

Consultation Services – As a Garden Doctor Lucy can guide you through the steps to become self-sufficient and find the skills to grow your very own organic vegetables and fruits. Simply contact Lucy for your first half-hour consultation and she will be very happy to begin your natural journey to health?

As a Plant Doctor, Lucy can also diagnose the symptoms of any sick plants, diagnose the plants reason for necrosis and treat the plant in whatever way is best for your plant to return to its natural lush green healthy state, whether its Organic vegetable growing, Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, Ornamental Grasses, Conifers, Annual Plants, Lawns etc. Lucy has also spent many years advising clients on Irrigation Systems, soil nutrients and deficiencies, Plant pest and disease management and especially biological control methods for Organic gardening. Lucy is also a fully qualified horticulturist and has spent many years advising clients globally how to grow ornamental plants, landscape and design advice for all different climate conditions

Lucy Garden DoctorABOUT – Since 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 cold, mediterranean, temperate and tropical regions.plant and garden doctor

In 2003 Lucy began working with her own Consultancy Company and in 2009 due to economic reasons is now closed and now gives advice online. In this time she 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 issues have their very own individual control methods. This is very important to understand. Therefore research and diagnostic information is required for each individual case. In 2009 Lucy began her interest in Organic growing. The benefits of growing Organic vegetables and fruits are huge for our own health. But it is more than this, we then begin to consider what benefits we are giving to our Planet, our animals, our water, our soils etc. The benefits far outweigh all the hard work and effort, as you begin to discover in the many articles and videos to follow on this plantandgardendoctor website – I hope you will continue this journey with me? Lucy

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For your own health, for the health of your soil, for the health of your pets and animals, for the health of our waters, for the health of our Planet! Begin today with a half-hour consultation and Lucy will guide you through the steps to become Self-sufficient?

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