Since 2005, we’ve been providing residential and commercial gardening services in and around Stockport, Marple, Bramhall, Sale and South Manchester.
My name is Paul Lowis and I am a Stockport gardener living in the Heatons.
I have been established for over 6 years and I am RHS trained and from a family of gardeners. I work in the Stockport, Marple, Bramhall, Sale and South Manchester area as a local gardener.
As the name suggests I have a passion for sustainable gardening, wildlife friendly, organic and grow your own. I am a member of SLH (Sustainable Living in the Heatons) as well as the Four Heatons Traders Association.
In a previous life I was a senior bank manager with a large commercial bank.
I work with a fellow gardener/ work partner who lives in the Marple, Mellor area. He is Tony Lawrenson, experienced and also passionate about wildlife and environmental issues. A family man he has been established for over 8 years.
Where we have large commercial contracts we have established a ‘co-operative’ of local gardeners so that we can tender and quote competitively on price.
Commercial Garden Maintenance
Full year round garden maintenance service for Stockport based commercial sites. Service includes tree work, lawn cutting and shrub and hedge work. An established business with a portfolio of flats, care homes, churches and a local primary school. We work with our customers and seek to provide a service best fitted to their individual needs. Often helping clients with re-designs, re-developing beds and borders and helping with problem areas.
Green & sustainable gardening
We encourage our customers where we can and where appropriate apply our philosophy of self-sustainability and environmental friendly gardening. Wherever possible we like to promote organic and wildlife friendly gardening and through our RHS training, promote grow your own fruit and vegetables.
Residential Garden Maintenance
Year round garden maintenance packages for local residents which includes help and advice on problem areas, plants, weeds and drainage. We have an established portfolio of customers who rely on our full maintenance package. Our service includes but not exclusively, lawn care, shrub work, hedge trimming, planting & garden re-designs.
Re-designs, planning and one off projects
We help our existing customers’ re-design whole gardens or small parts of their green spaces. We will bring in contractors if required and will project manage whole landscaping projects.
To grow the business whilst maintaining our excellent customer service and intimate understanding of our clients’ individual needs.
If you feel that we can help you please contact me or give me a call. We are always happy to help!You can also follow me on Twitter.
Enjoy your garden or green space!
The Green Man
The Green Man represents the ethos, values and purpose of my business. I have used his image throughout the website and also on all my materials, paperwork and work wear.
I thought it might be interesting to draw together the various themes and symbolism of the Green Man through history to gain insight into what the Green Man represents and explain why I have used his image. See what you think.
The image of the Green Man is thought to be that of a pagan spirit and means different things to different people and different cultures.
The Green Man is often seen as an ancient spirit of Nature, recognized by many civilizations and adopted by many religions. The Green Man can be seen as a god of vegetation and plant life, symbolising the life that is found in the natural plant world, and in the earth itself. He represents spirits of trees, plants and foliage. He symbolises mythic rebirth and regeneration, and has become linked to the Christian belief of resurrection.
Carvings go back to the medieval times and have been seen in architecture on churches since the Middle Ages. The carvings were thought to ward off death and evil. The Green Man can be found in churches, chapels and cathedrals all across Europe. The message of his image appears to be the same – there is life after death.
He is often seen as being associated with spring (May Day) but also with autumn. Some Green Men incorporate pairs of acorns into their designs. Acorns, partly due to their shape, were also a common medieval fertility symbol, which perhaps suggests a stronger link with rebirth, as well as with harvest-time.
In medieval times he was symbolic of life. The Green Man associated with regeneration and that fresh crops would return to the soil each spring ultimately leading to a successful and plentiful harvest.
The Pagan belief was that he represented resurrection and rebirth with new life naturally appearing in spring out of what was assumed to be the death of Nature in winter. In Celtic mythology, he is a god of spring and summer. He disappears and returns year after year, enacting death and resurrection and the ebb and flow of life and creativity.
The Green Man in its current context is associated with and is seen as a symbol of the continuous regeneration of life and the interdependence of all living things. He is associated with the Green Party, sustainability, nature, the environment and its protection.