Norfolk Landscaping

norfolk-landscapingKarl of Norfolk Landscaping runs a colourful plant and flower stall in the market area just outside Nat West bank.

Where are you from?

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
5 years. My father Iain was running it first with me as a partner and now it has been handed over to me.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 3.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday) and Cromer (Friday).

What led you to running this stall?
I studied multimedia technology at uni but didn’t want to sit in an office all day. I went into landscaping and then started this with Dad. He came into it, 45 years ago now, as his father-in-law was a nurseryman in Wisbech. With a liking for an active life Karl is a retained firefighter based in Wells and his father was also in the fire service.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The people, lots of characters, nice atmosphere with regulars stopping for a chat.

What do you sell ?
Shrubs, trees, bulbs, cut flowers, perennials, seasonal holly wreaths. Prices range from 50p for a pansy to £40 for a bamboo plant. We also have large trees at the nursery and can take orders at our stall. We also have a Facebook page called Norfolk Plants.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield