Born and raised in Bristol, I moved to London in my early twenties to train as an actor. After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, I carved out a successful career as an actor, stand-up comedian and award-winning playwright, before moving into television to work behind the scenes as a Promo Producer and Editor.
I discovered horticulture in my thirties, while working as a Producer for the National Geographic Channel and finding myself with a small garden of my own to tend for the first time. In January 2014, my wife, Sophie, and I took on an allotment, with plans to grow our own fruit and vegetables in an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We launched our blog Agents of Field at the same time, a project which was initially intended to help us document our veg-growing progress.
Agents of Field has since become a hugely popular blog with thousands of subscribers worldwide. It won Blog of the Year at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2016, and has been recommended in The Sunday Times and Gardeners’ World Magazine. We’re hugely active on Twitter and Instagram and are proud to be ambassadors of Greenfingers Charity.
I completed my RHS studies in Horticulture at Capel Manor College, Regent’s Park in 2015, I’ve written for The Garden, Grow Your Own, and Kitchen Garden magazines and, as of August 2018, I’m a Garden Guest Presenter on Michael Perry’s Garden World for the QVC channel.
I’m a probationary member of the Garden Media Guild.