Have you tried looking up garden clubs in your areas Mikey?
Liverpool close enough?
Don't give up Mikey - not everyone will have been on the forum yet this weekend.
Good luck though.
We were all beginers once.
I used to know a girl from there!
i'm not but I've had real difficulty finding a gardening club that is local enough to me, so I can get to it via public transport, the car is very much out of action for the foreseeable future atm.
Hopefully someone will be near to you!
Gracie Fields was from Rochdale.
Julia Goodyear aka Bet Lynch was too.
I'm from Rochdale I live near the moors I'm always busy in my garden when the weather let's me