Martin developed his love of gardening as a child whilst helping in his Grandmother’s garden, an old fashioned cottage garden that was full of flowers, vegetables, fruit, hens and laughter!
In the early 1990’s Martin began writing for Garden News, a weekly gardening publication. He quickly became a regular columnist and created a series of demonstration gardens on the nursery site which were featured in the magazine. Regular gardening projects and features were also created for The Garden, Gardener’s World Magazine, Kitchen Garden and Garden Answers.
Always one for a new challenge, in 2009 Martin and his wife Jill moved to North Yorkshire where for five years he ran the award winning Harrogate Flower Shows.
In January 2014 he decided to return to the roots of gardening by developing his own garden alongside writing and broadcasting about gardening. He works with several local charities including the Friends of the Valley Gardens in Harrogate as their President. Martin is active on the flower show circuit giving talks and Q&A sessions and as an accredited RHS judge Martin is thrilled to be judging at many RHS and independent flower shows.