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About Gardeners HQ

I first started writing about plants over on my other site Plant-Biology.com about seven years ago, and that site developed to contain information on how to grow over 600 different genera of plants.

Unfortunately, I have the format of the plant biology advice site to be a little bit restrictive, especially with regard to gardening specific pages. There was also the problem that although most genera could be treated by gardeners in similar way, thos containing hundreds of species often needed to be treated very differently in the garden. Hence the birth of the GardenersHQ site. Which allows me to seperate general genus growing information, and plant specific growing guides into seperate sections of the site.

Deano at GardenersHQ
Me, busy writing new content for the GardenersHQ website.

I am hopeful that the new site will enable me to delve deeper into specific garden plant species and varieties, and also give me the opportunity to write about non-plant-growing-specific aspects of the garden such as landscaping, attracting (and preventing) animals into the garden, general garden talk and ideas, and allow me to show pictures and videos from botanical gardens and gardening shows that I attend.

I also plan to transfer, and improve, all of the plant genus information from the old site to GardenersHQ and update it to the modern theme, I feel that this information will be of great use to gardeners and, well anybody with an interest in plants that are growing in the world around them really.

I have had a keen interest in plants since I was a child, when I was given a patch of soil of my own in which I haphazardly spread a load of Lupin and Poppy seeds; As a toddler I was amazed at my creation! Since then I have studied plant biology at ordinary, masters and doctorate level, and have carried out post-doctoral work  on ‘flowering time’ at the MPIZ in Cologne, and was involved in running the Rice genome database at Cornell university in the U.S.A.

Contacting the GardenersHQ Website

I can be contacted by the following methods

Email: dean@gardenershq.com