Growing up, he spent a lot of his earlier years abroad including several years on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic! The main draw-back here was lack of rain, so irrigation was the order of the day! To say nothing of wild donkeys eating your garden!
His gardening and property maintenance company was born in the early nineties when he became disillusioned with Estate Agency as a career.
Mike was heavily involved with Ipswich Borough Council's award winning Christchurch Park, and later the Alexandra Park Garden Centre in London, perfecting his skills and craft.
He followed this with some years working with prestigous clients in Hampstead, Belsize Park and Highgate in North London.
The Noughties saw Mike's move to Belper, Derbyshire, and the start of Mike's considerable impact on the Derbyshire gardening scene!