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Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview with Richard Gardiner

Pro Landscaper’s Lockdown Little Interview

Richard Gardiner, NAG Solutions


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 much tv at all, currently reading Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepherd.

What do you miss most about life before lockdown? Hugging my Daughter ☹.

DIY vs gardening – which wins? No brainer, I have a new garden to play with…

What time is wine o’clock? After 14 months booze free, I had my first glass when we moved house on 31st March, now it’s wine o’clock at about 6:30 (I’ll leave you to decide if that’s AM or PM).

When working from home is your background choice radio/tv/silence? I’m a man, therefore I cannot multi task, its silence for me.

In hindsight, what would you have prepared in advance (ie food/diy products etc)? It was a really strange feeling trying to use stuff up ready to move whilst all around were bulk buying everything!! Had I been 100% confident that the move would go ahead, I would have set up garden material orders to the new address.

Is the government doing a good job of keeping you informed? I have to say I leave that to Mrs G, if I listened to it live, I’d end up getting it twice anyway so I just get the Mrs G edit to save time…

What’s your predicted date for return to normality? I’m not really planning for normal, I’m looking to make some permanent changes to my life and my services. I don’t want it to return to normal, I want everyone, every business and every government to look long and hard at how they operate and do it better, much better on the other side of this…

Best new follow on social media?@upgradedownloading on Insta.



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