Plants | Gardens | People

Over 30 years of gardening & horticulture experience in the UK and overseas. Currently working in Devon and the south-west helping people get the best from their plants & gardens.

Fully qualified | RHS tutor & assessor | Experience in the UK and overseas

Rupert’s specialist services include:

Formative and creative tree and shrub pruning.

Horticultural consultancy and advice

Garden renovation & restoration

Please feel free to contact me for further information,

Rupert Bannister

Latest from the blog

Keep up to date with new and ongoing projects in gardens, classrooms and the great outdoors.

Box balls

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Creating tight rounded curves with box balls can bring a contemporary feel to your garden. Clipping ever green trees and shrubs has been carried out since Roman times. The process…

Clematis seed heads

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Clematis seed heads look fantastic in the low autumn light. While flowers are attractive it is important to think about the whole flowering cycle when working in your garden. If…

Seaside garden

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I love working in this seaside garden in east Devon. Being only two hundred metres from the sea it is important to select and manage plants correctly. Most plants are…
Euonymus alatus autumn colour

Autumn colour

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The stunning array of autumn colours of Euonymus alatus transforms this otherwise insignificant shrub into a showy impact plant for a few weeks of the year in the autumn. When…
teasel seed heads

Teasel seed heads

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The wonders of teasel It is difficult to beat the teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) for the majesty, mystery and architecture that its seed heads bring to the garden. Autumn has to…

Taking shape

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Overseeing a garden taking shape and evolving is a rewarding process. Managing plants and gardens is a process involving understanding of plant growth, environmental conditions and human requirements. From initial…

Crown lifting

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Crown lifting opens up trees and shrubs to reveal inner features and character of the individual specimen. This weeping Birch was pruned by thinning the overgrown crown and taking back…

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Please feel free to contact me regarding horticultural or education work.

 07812 025 604