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About me

My 'garden' is a rented south-facing suburbian London backyard, so I mostly grow things in pots. I grow herbs, shrubs, alpines, grasses and herbaceaus plants in pots, and some veg in a tiny pvc greenhouse. I also grow herbs for making my own herb teas. I collect Heucheras, I think their amazing foilage is what attracts me and the fact they look beautiful all year round.

I am 40 years old and I've been into gardening for about 5 years now. It was sparked off from working a stint as assistant to the plantsman at the local garden centre where I learned so much! Since then I have become addicted, loving all the gardening shows and programmes, I especially love watching Carol Klein because she seems to have such a passion and love for anything growing.

I enjoy the wildlife and insects in my little yard as much as the plants, I don't use pesticides and I've lately taken an interest in companion planting.

I find GrowsOnYou really useful to keep track of my plants and see other gardeners' wonderful photos and get inspired!

Latest photos

  • Viola 'Jump Up' painting
  • Pilea peperomioides (Pilea peperomioides)
  • Heuchera Berry Smoothie, Silver Prince and Tapestry
  • Heuchera Sweet Tea

Latest blogs

Mesmerising compost bin

Posted on 18 Apr, 2011 9 comments

April 2011

Posted on 16 Apr, 2011 3 comments

Latest questions

I haven't been able to find out what this plant is

Asked on 26 Apr, 2011 6 replies

What else

Joined in May 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: London