Meet The Team

Founder

Clive Harris started DIY Garden to share his passion for gardening, wildlife, and creative outdoor spaces. Taught by his mother from a young age, he has been growing plants, fruit and vegetables his whole life. Happiest with his hands in the dirt, most of his days are spent either out in the garden or writing about it.

Expert Horticulturalist & Farm Owner

Alina Jumabhoy has spent several years learning about, and experimenting with, different organic growing techniques at various gardens and farms around the country. Fuelled by her quest for self-sufficiency, she’s now putting that information to good use on her own rural farm.

Environmental & Wildlife Specialist

Becky Mathews is an enthusiastic gardener that shares her outdoor spaces with nature. Always happy with her hands in the soil, or rescuing wildlife in trouble, she enjoys writing about her environmental successes and failures

Arborist, Carpenter, DIY Expert

Harry Duncton is a jack of all trades with experience ranging from carpentry and furniture restoration to tree surgery and gardening. Happiest when found in his shed, he hopes his daughter will find a passion for making things as well.

Experienced Horticulturalist

Rachel Brown is a senior writer at DIY Garden reporting on all things from gardening to fun with the kids. Her expertise stems from a passion to teach her children about the benefits of outdoor play and how to protect the environment.

Award-Winning Garden Journalist

Lucy Summers is an award-winning British garden and lifestyle journalist, author and ghost-writer. As well as being a Chelsea Gold Medal garden designer, she’s a practical hands-on gardener with an enduring enthusiasm for plants, gardens and outdoor living.

Experienced Home Improvement Journalist

Hannah Nemeth has written about home improvements, property and personal finance for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. In her spare time, she loves decluttering, having got the bug after watching Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. She collects cactuses and grows her own vegetables.

Professional Landscape Gardener

Derek Smith has been farming all of his life, and is an professional landscape gardener with over 22 years experience. He owns a 25-acre farm in Aberdeenshire with a focus on self-sufficiency, living off the land, and working with nature.

Experienced Gardener and Nature Enthusiast

Emma Loker is an avid gardener who loves all things nature-related. She believes in the therapeutic power of nature and the positive impact of gardening on mental health. She writes to encourage others to get outside and immerse themselves in their natural surroundings.

Horticulturalist & Lawn Care Expert

Amy is a gardening enthusiast whose shared a love for horticulture ever since she grew her first potato (from a potato). When she’s not writing, she’s growing veggies from kitchen scraps, propagating plants and looking after her lawn like it’s part of the family.

Chief Editor

Sarah’s role as chief editor at DIY Garden is about more than just making sure we’re literally dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s (although she’s a stickler for detail, so it’s certainly about that too!). It’s about proof-reading, fact-checking and continuously researching everything we publish, ensuring that it adheres to our editorial standards, so that everyone can really get the most out of their green space.

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