We, Fiona and Geoffrey came to Yorkshire to start life afresh. We felt the need for nature.
Our plans have suffered setbacks and alterations, but we have adapted and modified our aspirations. We re-focussed our efforts on the ‘outdoors’; landscapes, flowers and most of all freedom to breath.
We met in Worcester 2001, a year of calamitous change in the world. At once we felt together and shared an abiding passion for nature.
We moved ‘North’ to be nearer to family, in the event that we could help them as needed, that was in 2004.
A surge in house prices put paid to our house search and we rented a house in Terrington, North Yorkshire instead. However, it didn’t quite work out there and a year later we were moving again to York.
Geoffrey started the business in 2005, at the start it was a solo venture into garden maintenance. After considering a very long list of names we settled on, ‘Ask-King 4 Gardening’
Geoffrey had been gardening, quite a while by then, 35 years approximately, who can say when you start dabbling with plants? After a few months Fiona felt ‘obliged’ to join the venture, and so we became a ‘partnership’. As a team we were able to take on larger gardens and we quickly started working far and a wide.
Soon we were regularly tending gardens; from a hillside above Pately Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales, to a Churchyard in Filey, from rolling acres near Stokesley to a dainty plot in Cherry Burton in the Yorkshire Wolds. We travelled throughout Yorkshire, greatly enjoying the changing seasons and varied landscape.