I was just going to say does he do garden design!!!!
he is seriously talented....we are looking for somones to do something like that with our garden....he could really use those talents...
Could he not go part-time where he works? And spend a couple of day each week on the garden design? That way he would be protecting his pension, plus doing what he wants in life (I've just done similar...cut down my horrnedous civil service job to 2 days per week, I work in our (me and hubby) company a day or so, the I am free for 1 or 2 days a week to help out with my twin grandaughters! )
Worth a thought!