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To whom it may concern


I am writing this as a letter of reference for Dennis Madeleine from Permalife Services who has assisted me in the setting up, preparation and planting of my vegetable garden.


He has also helped me with the care of my small orchard in the pruning, fertilising and general care of the trees. Denis is a very skilled and knowledgable permaculture practitioner who uses his abilities as well as the resources available to maximise the value of your garden.


He is a hard worker and certainly has given me value for oney in relation to this project. I could not recommend Denis highly enough to those wanting to set a permaculture garden.
Please don’t hesitate to call me if you want a verify this reference.

Mark H

Denis Madeleine has been maintaining our garden for 12 years and it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with him. 

His willing nature is consistent and his pleasant manner is flawless. 

He very quickly understands what the client wants and from there on its plain sailing. 

We will miss him and find it very hard to replace his complete package. 

I highly recommend Denis in his integrity, ability to do what is requested and a person that one can rely upon. 

We wish Denis happiness and success. 

Alex F

Denis Madeleine has worked for me on a monthly basis as a gardener for the past 5 years.

He is extremely reliable, knowledgeable and professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to employ him as his attention to detail and enthusiasm would be a of great assistance to anyone wanting to create or maintain a beautiful garden. 

His friendly manner, calm disposition, great eye for trimming beautiful hedges and attention to detail will be sorely missed. 

Paula H

Denis Madeleine is known to us for 14 years and has been working for us during this time as a gardener/landscaper on a regular monthly basis.


In his work he is reliable, knowledgeable, creative and experienced.

He was always approachable for special projects and tasks. and he maintained our extensive garden professionally and independently. 

We got to know Mr. Madeleine well as a friendly, polite and hardworking person and without any hesitation we are happy to recommend him to new clients.

We are sorry to see him go and wish him all the best for his future. 

Guenter and Christiane R

Denis has tended the gardens and grounds of my residence and dental surgery for the last 8 years. 

It is my pleasure to highly recommend him for his horticultural expertise, reliability and work ethic.

Denis will be sorely missed, not only for his attendance to my properties, but also for his friendly manner and personality.

I wish him well in his future endeavours.

Dr A T McH

I am delighted to recommend Denis to any prospective client or employer.

Our family first retained Excel Garden Care, of which Denis is the principal, more than 8 years ago to provide that service continuously since then.

Over the years we have come to know Denis well and rely on him absolutely in everything to do with the car of our garden. We trust his advice and value his honesty, reliability, proactivity and commitment and his work are always of a very high standard. When we relocated to Melbourne for majority of 2003 we were happy to leave the care of the garden entirely up to Denis and trusted him to make the right decisions, carry out the work he thought necessary and bill us accordingly. 

In addition to his professional qualities, Denis is friendly and cheerful and gets on well with all the members of the family. We are so sorry to see Denis move away from Sydney and would not hesitate to re-engage him if he were to return.

Simon K

My husband and I have known Denis for over seven years, during which time he has attended our garden and that of my elderly mother. 

Denis is knowledgeable in his areas of expertise. I have found Denis to be honest, trustworthy and polite. He is reliable and always keeps me informed about when he will be attending to our garden. Many neighbours have asked for his card and admire his work. I regard Denis as a friend who is kind and interested in the world around him.

I have no hesitation in recommending Denis Madeleine.

Deborah K


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