I had spent many years working in sales management in a visual communications business. I had the classic good job scenario. However, the flip side was that I also had all the stresses and corporate issues that go with the territory. I had just got to a stage where I just wasn’t fulfilled and I wanted to do something else for my physical and mental wellbeing. I really wanted to feel excited about my job - my next job had to be something that I wanted to get up for in the morning. Because I’ve always loved the outdoors and, particularly doing practical, physical work in a natural environment, running my own gardening business seemed like a good option for me. Also, my neighbours frequently joke about the time I spend cutting back and tending the wooded area beside the estate where I live. Those who know me well say it’s been clear that I’ve been a frustrated gardener for a long time. I just had to realise it! I've only just set up my Ed's business but I know that I am going to love it."

06 September 2019