John Jones (Master My Garden)
Hello and welcome to Master My Garden.
My name is John Jones and I live in a country area in Co Laois,Ireland called Crettyard. I live here with with my wife Rebecca and my two beautiful daughters Freya and Emmie.
Also resident here are our 2 dogs Ozzy the Golden retriever and Biscuit the Jack Russell. Our 14 hens although this number has changed recently since Mr.Fox called.
I have been working for 25 years in various areas of the gardening industry. During these years I have worked with and met some of the most knowledgeable and interesting people. People who know most of what is to be known about gardening. The great thing about gardening as a hobby or occupation is that it is constantly changing. So we are are always learning, discovering and experiencing new ways to do what we love and enjoy.
I always loved the great outdoors
Growing up I always loved the great outdoors. Between spending time on the farm with my father and grandfather or in the garden with my mother, I was never inside. My grand parents on both sides were great gardeners. My grandparents Jones grew great fruit and veg in Carlow town.
Growing exactly what they needed to feed their 8 children. They then sold the surplus to callers to the gate. While my grandad Ryan was master of flowers with beautiful roses and dahlias always on show. He also grew fruit and veg but flowers were his thing. Some of his dahlias were split and my mam has them planted in her garden. They are always there to remind her of him.
All these influences I guess have nudged me to where I am today. I hope to be able to share some of this knowledge and stories over the coming years. Which I hope will help you all as you set out to “master your garden”.