Charlie Harper

“One Deck” Pete was introduced into gardening at a young age as his dad was a keen Chrysanthemum and Dahlia grower. As he grew older, he discovered punk and went into denial about horticulture until he moved to London in his early twenties and got a job as an Assistant Gardener with Westminster City Council. This is where he learnt the art of working the soil alongside watching the clock, dodging the foreman and gaining skills like how long you can balance on a spade for while talking to passers-by. It was in this role where he had meetings with Johnny RottenGlen Matlock and the Mutant Waste Company amongst many others.

After a year or two he put his council overalls behind him to become a student of graphic design but while doing his degree he got himself a gardening round to supplement his grant. So on a Saturday morning bleary eyed and a bit worse for wear after club nights he’d “tip around with a hoe”.

Time passed, he got married and had a couple of kids. A few years on, they all moved into a house where there was shedloads of work to be done. Inside, a dog flap (AKA a large hole) had been kicked out of the back door and in the garden, mummified underpants littered the undergrowth that was once a lawn. Parts of old bikes festered in the flowerbeds and weeds were growing well up to his knees. This is where the blog comes in…

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  1. Hey mate what the heck , gardening blog love it get in touch Red Reddington just posted your blog on the Crown punks facebook page go take a look !!!!

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