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Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Rae Wilkinson

Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview

Rae Wilkinson, Rae Wilkinson Garden & Landscape Design


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 less coffee than usual!

Best new Netflix/boxset series or book you’ve discovered? Devs – brilliant.

What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Real contact with friends and family – including hugs!

DIY vs gardening – which wins? Gardening has won in our house including some construction – our garden is finally looking how we have always wanted it to thanks to lockdown!

What time is wine o’clock? It varies – depending on how things are going.. but usually when I’m making dinner!

When working from home is your background choice radio/tv/silence? It has to be silence so I can concentrate on all the things I need to – including what the kids are doing.

In hindsight, what would you have prepared in advance (ie food/diy products etc)? More materials for our gardening projects.

Is the government doing a good job of keeping you informed? In terms of work parameters and support options during lockdown I feel it’s been a bit sketchy for our industry particularly for small limited companies and sole traders.

What’s your predicted date for return to normality? I suspect normality will have to be a little different when it does return – hopefully we can try by July.

Best new follow on social media? Mark Abdey – I love seeing his atmospheric paintings of Exmoor on my Instagram feed.


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