‘The important thing crops on this jungle are Tetrapanax Rex, Gunnera Mannicata and the Tree Fern.’
Nick, who’s a father and a grandfather-of-one, now opens his garden to guests for viewings, and donates the proceeds to totally different charities.
The Backyard Jungle, as he so calls it, has already hosted an open day this yr, in partnership with Roundgay Open Gardens, which attracted 500 guests and raised £2,500 kilos for St. Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown.
And Nick doesn’t plan to cease there. On 30 July, he might be teaming up with the National Backyard Scheme to open his jungle paradise to guests. He plans to provide the money raised to the Marie Curie and McMillan most cancers charities.
In fact, while Nick does give all the proceeds raised by way of his occasions to charity, he does need to fork out somewhat himself on the maintenance of his Jungle Backyard. Nevertheless, he stated it’s truly not that costly in any respect – surprisingly.
Nick stated: ‘Now that every little thing is about up, the primary value is yearly maintenance however I’d say that solely involves about £200.
‘I’ve acquired loads of picket walkways and fixtures, so clearly they need cleansing and maintaining, often with a strain washer.
‘As a way to create the jungle effect I exploit regular English bedding like geraniums and New Guinea hybrids. I purchase a number of those kinds of crops yearly.
‘Over winter lots of the crops may be shielded from the chilly by wrapping their leavers back across the stems. I convey the remaining indoors and take them again out round Might.’