Welcome to the Garden Ninja Community Forum! If you have a gardening question that you can’t find answers to then ask below to seek help from the Garden Ninja army! Please make your questions as specific and detailed as possible so the community can provide comprehensive answers.

Posting Rules: This space is open for all garden related questions. Please be polite, courteous and respectful. If you wouldn’t say it to your mums face then don’t post it here. Please don’t promote, sell, link spam or advertise here. Please don’t ask for ‘cheeky’ full Garden redesigns here they will be deleted. If you need that service please use this page to book a design consultation. I will block anyone who breaks these rules or is discourteous to the Garden Ninja Community.

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Hi and welcome to the Garden Ninja community forum!

This forum is open to all to ask any gardening questions that you have. Sometimes gardening can feel like a scary world but this safe space is there to allow you to ask any garden related question. You may even make some friends along the way!

Who am I?

My name is Lee Burkhill and I am the infamous Garden Ninja. I’m a multi-award-winning Garden Designer, Garden BloggerVlogger, Garden Rescue TV Presenter and general plant enthusiast! If you haven’t seen the Garden Ninja YouTube channel for gardening guides then check that out here!

Garden Ninja garden design is based in the North West of England covering Manchester, Liverpool, Southport and Cheshire providing spectacular garden design services.

My unique problem-solving skill set means I can design truly beautiful and functional garden spaces that many others struggle with. My horticulture, design and project management knowledge make me the ideal candidate to help you get the garden space of your dreams.

The Garden Ninja award-winning blog aims to help get people into gardening. Featuring articles and Youtube videos on gardening basics and garden design guides. I want to take my infectious enthusiasm and encourage new gardeners to start by helping demystify gardening. I’ve studied Horticulture with the RHS at Edinburgh Botanical gardens. 

I’m also am a guest speaker on gardening topics and have spoken for the RHS on the Green Plan It schools program. I’ve also been one of the expert panelists on BBC Radio Manchester’s Saturday morning garden show. Recently I’ve been voted one of the Top 10 Gardening Bloggers and Garden Vloggers in the UK.

Happy Gardening!


Hi Lee

I'm an amateur gardener living in a new build. I like statement plants and don't mind a bit of maintenance. I love pruning and propogating plants. Am currently attempting to pleach my own photinias to create my own hedge on stilts for privacy. I enjoy reading your posts and following you on insta for tips. I've designed my own space, just need to save up some money to pay for all the things I want now 🙂

Happy gardening peeps

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Hi everyone - I’m looking forward to learning hints and tips from this community, that I can bring into my own garden, which is a work in progress garden.  I’m an avid Garden Ninja fan and have recently had a couple of inspirational design sessions with Lee to fix problem areas in the garden.  Excitedly waiting for new plants to arrive!  
i ‘think’ I have moderate garden knowledge, really like to get stuck in myself, and am more than happy to help where I can.


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Hi Lee, love the website and the YouTube channel. Great info always. 

Happy gardening, Eamonn

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Hi everyone, 

My name is Charlie, I live in the south west of Ireland and I'm a big fan of Lee's YouTube channel!

I've been living and working in the city for the past 10 years since leaving uni. Having spent this time in apartments, I haven't had my own space to garden and during the lockdowns I found this especially difficult. I have very fond memories of childhood, spending a lot of time with my grandad who was an avid gardener. He had a beautiful, traditional cottage style garden on a big plot by a stream which he always kept pristine. 

Anyway, my employer has given me the option to work remotely full time which means I get to move home. I've also had the opportunity to buy my grandparents old house and hope that the sale will be completed in the next few weeks. 

Unfortunately the garden has become completely overgrown since my grandad passed away 8 years ago. At the moment it looks like there are more brambles than flowers so there's going to be a lot of work getting it back to a condition he'd be proud of. 

To be honest I don't even know where to start so I'm hoping to have a consultation with Lee as soon as I get the keys and maybe put a bit of a plan together. 

It's all a bit daunting but so excited to get cracking and get this garden back!

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Hi all,

Nice to meet you.  I'm also an amateur at gardening.  I have a go at veg in the summer; toms, cues, runners and have mostly bought plants for our North facing garden in Essex in the past, it's a bit of a challenge to say the least but I really enjoy it.

I surprised myself and managed to save my geraniums and others from last year to bring out again this summer so have had a go at sowing some from seed this year. I'll ask a question about this in the other forum.

I found Lee on YouTube while trying to understand how to scarify my lawn, a really helpful video, and I've been hooked ever since.

I look forward to joining in and learning, maybe helping if I can.


Elaine S


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