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!