My name is Nicola Oakey and I am the dirty finger-nailed writer behind Working Plot. My plan is to explore anything and everything horticulture. Places, spaces, past, present, plants, people, nature and wildlife!

My blog was initially a great place to keep a record of the experience I had while a student on the Homebase Garden Academy, from September 2014 to 2015. After what was an amazing year, I had well and truly caught the gardening bug and now everything I do seems to revolve around plants, gardens and growing.

After the Academy, I spent a year as a Trainee Journalist with the Royal Horticultural Society, helping to produce their monthly publication The Garden.

Garden design has always been my long-term aspiration and I am currently fortunate enough to work for Adam Frost Design in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Email: nicolaoakey@gmail.com

Image: © Rob Davis