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  • Photo of Lockdown Little Interview with Ian Drummond

    Lockdown Little Interview with Ian Drummond

    Ian Drummond – Director, Indoor Garden Design www.indoorgardendesign.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My partner Allan of course and our puppy Hamish who is an adorable Cavapoo. Alternatively, it would be Katherine Tate’s character Nan! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? It’s been incredible to be able to use digital technology for meetings – so instead of travelling in my Mini Countryman all over London for meetings I get to do them from home. I think I’m definitely going take that forward –…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Alastair Peat

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Alastair Peat

    Pro Landsaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Alastair Peat, Alfresco landscaping Ltd www.alfrescolandscaping.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Right now – my wife of 18 years, this is giving us the chance to spend time together with our 2 lovely children rather than the normal relay that is everyday life!! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over?  The hour a day we spend together just talking, at the moment this is on our walk in the sunshine. But going forward, an hour of catching up properly –…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Saul Abbott

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Saul Abbott

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Saul Abbott, Saul Abbott Garden Design www.saulabbottgardendesign.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Myself!  I like to listen to music whilst I work and my partner can’t stand my music choices so it’s better for me to be alone! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? I’ve started running again (after an 11 year hiatus) at 6 o’clock every evening so if I can get back home from work by that time every day I’ll keep it up. How…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Richard Gardiner

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Richard Gardiner

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Richard Gardiner, NAG Solutions www.nagsolutions.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? I’d say Sam Coniff Allende, author of “Be More Pirate”, I reckon we’d cook up some kooky plans for the future. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Shopping on my own… I have the control!! How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Waaaaaaay too many, but that’s nothing new 10+! Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? I’ve managed to escape Netflix, not watched…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Greg Packman

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Greg Packman

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Greg Packman, Senior Tree Inspector London Borough of Islington So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? The family cat. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Working from home more, it’s actually more productive than in the open plan office. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Seven or eight. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Tiger King and Mindhunters. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Coughing without judgement. DIY vs gardening – which wins?…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Richard Bickler

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Richard Bickler

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Richard Bickler, Arbour Landscape Solutions www.arbourlandscapesolutions.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Well it’s got to be Gaby, Mia, Chloe and my dogs Benji & Ollie 🙂 Well I had to say that as now that I work full time from home, could you imagine if I had said Jurgen Klopp first – they would have gone mad… Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Sadly I am a creature of habit and strictly follow my routine which I implemented just over 3 years ago…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Rae Wilkinson

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Rae Wilkinson

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Rae Wilkinson, Rae Wilkinson Garden & Landscape Design  www.raewilkinson.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Even on the more difficult days I’m so glad to be in lockdown with my hubby and kids, we are blessed to have been gifted this time together. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? More online meetings and less driving around the country. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Around 4 cups or green tea and lots of water – much…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with David Dodd

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with David Dodd

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview David Dodd, The Outdoor Room www.theoutdoorroom.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Darren Skidmore. He just makes me laugh… but I’m not sleeping with him. If I have to sleep with them, I’ll swap Skidders for Halle Berry. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Zoom and corned beef with ketchup sandwiches. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? 4 or 5, which is far less than normal as I’ve got to make them at home. Best new Netflix/boxset…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Charlotte Russell

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Charlotte Russell

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Charlotte Russell, The Landscapers Circle www.thelandscaperscircle.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My family, at the moment… ha-ha! There are currently six of us in my household and we’re all working from home so it’s a little cramped! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Keeping hydrated! I thought I was drinking enough water but I definitely wasn’t. I have been feeling so much better for the improved water intake so definitely taking that forward. How many cups of…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Lee Bestall

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Lee Bestall

    Lee Bestall, Bestall & Co Bestall.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Mi Julie, she’s amazing. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Have more virtual meetings with virtual backgrounds. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Less. Increased water intake as I now have an en-suite desk! Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Killing Eve. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Hugs. DIY vs gardening – which wins? Nope. Can’t decide. What time is wine…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Bo Cook

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Bo Cook

    Bo Cook, Bo Cook Landscape & Garden Design www.bocook.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My 2 girls. I have a 7 and a 21 year old, and although both their needs are VERY different, we are just about swimming along smoothly. It has been reassuring that we have not imploded yet! The small one has attended many of my industry Zoom meetings! As has the dog! It is our #NewNormal! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Working in my PJs! No, seriously, sitting in…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Ed Burnham

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Ed Burnham

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Ed Burnham, Burnham Landscaping Ltd www.burnhamlandscaping.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My wife. Literally my best mate. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Video calling and conferencing. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? 5/6 same as usual. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Tiger King. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? The rest of my family. DIY vs gardening – which wins? Gardening. What time is wine o’clock? Midday (3 kids in…

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  • Photo of Lockdown Little Interview with Rachel Pocock

    Lockdown Little Interview with Rachel Pocock

    Lockdown Little Intervbiew with Rachel Pocock, VaRa Garden Design www.varagardendesign.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My 3 children (although all are nearly adults really!) – with 2 away at university I feel like I’m getting an extra bonus bit of family time now all 5 of us are home. I thought those days were gone. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? To meal plan. It means less time spent on trips to the shops, and I use what’s at the back of the cupboard and freezer and I…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Sam Day

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Sam Day

    Sam Day, Location Landscapes www.locationlandscapes.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? I think Sandy Toksvig would be fantastic to spend any amount of time with.  Vast and varied knowledge and a brilliant  sense of humour. Having said that, I should probably say my wife…. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? I love my new “constant snacking” routine but that isn’t beneficial to my health! I think I’ll try to calm down more when assessing tasks. I try to do too much at once. I need to…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Elaine Bailey

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Elaine Bailey

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Elaine Bailey, Elaine Bailey Garden Design www.elainebaileygardens.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with?  My husband or my dog – hard to choose. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Exercising at home! So easy! No faff! How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day?  Double the previous amount which was already a lot. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered?  Big Little Lies, The Night Manager. What do you miss most about life before lockdown?…

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  • Photo of Perennial Coronavirus COVID-19 news update

    Perennial Coronavirus COVID-19 news update

      Perennial’s helpline is operating as usual on 0800 093 8543 or visit www.Perennial.org.uk to fill out the contact form. The confidential helpline is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. As we enter the next 3-week lockdown period money worries may be causing concern and anxiety.  This is a good time to review finances, especially if the current situation has caused a reduction in income.  Having a good handle on your finances can help improve your mental wellbeing too so it is worth taking the time to review them and we’re here to help you. There are some simple…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Terry Burns

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Terry Burns

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Terry Burns, Operations Manager, idverde idverde.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My wife (hope she sees this). Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? More use of Microsoft Teams and Zoom to replace phone calls, much better to speak to people face to face albeit from afar. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Lost count after 8. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? The English Game on Netflix (it’s a bit of football…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Anji Connell

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Anji Connell

    Anji Connell, ACID+ http://www.anjiconnellinteriordesign.com So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with?  Me – I can do what I like, when I like! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Slower living. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? The same, too much! Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered?  The Morning Show and Unforgettable. What do you miss most about life before lockdown?  Being able to travel, and to explore wherever I am. DIY vs gardening – which wins? Gardening.…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Ben Shaw

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Ben Shaw

    Ben Shaw, Account Director, Adtrak www.adtrak.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with?  My son – we have very similar interests and he is competitive too. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Daily exercise – making time for yourself. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? 3- but we are recycling our tea bags! Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Sherlock. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Face to face meetings and the freedom to travel as and when…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Rosalind Rosewarne

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Rosalind Rosewarne

    Rosalind Rosewarne, Rosewarne Gardens & Associates www.rosewarnegardens.com  So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Now that would be telling! Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Video calls, so much better to be able to see people as well as hear them. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day?Too many, limiting coffee to mornings only. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Reading all the garden, design and planting books I have stacked up on the ‘to read’ pile – currently Matt Keightley’s…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Adam Pike

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Adam Pike

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Adam Pike,Operations Manager – Arborcare www.arborcareherts.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My wife. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Family breakfast. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Tea between 10 to 15 which is less than when I’m in the office. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Terry Pratchett books. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Work. DIY vs gardening – which wins? Gardening. What time is…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Judy Shardlow

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Judy Shardlow

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview Judy Shardlow – Heartwood Garden Design www.heartwoodgardendesign.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My husband aka the junior gardener. He’s very capable in the garden these days and has always supported my garden design business. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? I’m in my garden every day! Before this I was spending more time on the computer, so that’s one good thing. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? A lot! About 10-12 mugs…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview – Keith Robertson

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview – Keith Robertson

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview  Keith Robertson – Keith Robertson Landscaping LTD So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? My wife Rachel and our dog Toby. Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over?  Watching less telly. How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day?  8 cups of tea. Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered?  Book – Fire Hawk by Geoffrey Archer. What do you miss most about life before lockdown? My swimming to keep fit and going to pub at the weekend.…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview – Ann Rowland

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview – Ann Rowland

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with…Ann Rowland – Landscape Perspective www.landscapeperspective.co.uk So you’re self-isolating…who’s your favourite person to be locked up with? Myself! Seriously the whole family is fine…no one has killed anyone yet… Name one thing that’s changed about your daily routine that you’re going to take forward after lockdown’s over? Get the family to do more round the house so I don’t have to get up at 6am to get it all done before work… How many cups of tea/coffee are you now drinking per day? Same number, 2 coffees 1 tea, but more biscuits…oh dear… Best new…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Angus Lindsay

    Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Angus Lindsay

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