John has been growing chrysanthemums since 1995 and joined High Wycombe Chrysanthemum Society soon after, he has been chairman for the past 20 years.
He now concentrates on late chrysanthemums and has exhibited at national level for the past 21 years.
His main aim is to find an entry in the late Individual class, he has entered this class every year since 2005 and been successful seven times.
As with all aspects of gardening he places great emphasis on finding out what grows for you and then learning how to grow it. Good stock and cleanliness are also important.