Dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and healthy landscapes.

Peter is a freelance consulting horticulturalist, totally independent and not aligned to any commercial company or products, but proud to be professionally associated with Beyond Gardens, Great Gardens and the Horticultural Media Association.

It doesn't matter if you have a commercial property, hobby farm or backyard garden, your desired result is always the same - a rewarding success that is sustainable, as well as cost and time efficient. The foundation for this success is 'growth through knowledge'.

How I can assist you:

  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Property visits and on-site training
  • Garden and landscape design, specialising in edible and sustainable designs
  • Soil and water testing and managment programs
  • Propety planning and small farm advice
  • Property assesments and land capability studies
  • Pest and disease identification, monitoring and control programs
  • Provide one-off property visits or on-going visits or on-going consultative advice
  • August Winter Fruit Tree Workshops - Herne Hill and Bedfordale - read the flyer here

    * Reacting to frost damage on plants - - do very little! Here is an article I did some years ago read it here

    * Pruning & fruit care videos - .Click on the 'Video Clips' menu button. (thanks to Peter Hipe for the filming & editing).

    * Assessing soils - - here is a great little guide from NSW read it here

    * All about Zeolite - - the forgotten soil amendment. I was commissioned to research the use of zeolite * 'Zeolite at a glance' ; 'Zeolite - a technical summary' and 'Zeolite - abstracts, citations & references'

    * Growing fruit trees in pots - I have completed my three part video series. The first is on the size and type of pots, the second is about the soil/potting mix and the third shows planting & establishment of the new trees.