"The rest of the exhibition was largely uneventful, as I spent most of the time perched on a stool, racking my brain as to how on earth you put stripes on a lawn."
A clumsy Australian is living in London, when he decides to start a gardening business in the UK.
He doesn’t know a weed from a wisteria, but relocates to Sevenoaks in Kent, where he rents a flat, buys some equipment and promptly chops down the wrong tree.
The Export Gardener is the true story of a forty-something Aussie, who stumbles upon the opportunity to launch a successful Australian garden maintenance franchise in the UK.
He has no experience or interest in gardening, but excited at the prospect of building a nationwide franchise network, he thinks to himself ‘How hard can it be?’
Struggling to deal with banks, suppliers and the odd angry neighbour, we follow his often hilarious and always eventful journey, as he strives against all odds, to make a success of his business.
Along the way, we discover that Stinging Nettles and shorts are not a good mix, while being introduced to a host of colourful characters, such as Mad Annie Marsh, Nasty Mrs. Phillips and the Tip Monster.
If you have ever thought ‘I want to work for myself’, or you simply enjoy tending to your own garden, you will love this wonderful memoir, described by readers as ‘laugh out loud funny’ and ‘a book you must pack if travelling.’
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About the Author
Richard Harrison is an Australian author who lives in Hastings on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
He lived in England for ten years where he launched the iconic Australian franchise Jim's Mowing in the UK. His comical gardening misadventures (while operating his own franchise in Sevenoaks, Kent) became the subject of his first book - The Export Gardener.
After returning to Australia, he wrote and published -First Tuesday. Any price a winner...even murder! - a thriller, mystery set against the backdrop of the Melbourne Cup.
Richard is a cricket umpire, a regular racegoer and a passionate Collingwood supporter in the AFL.