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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 30 years. My interest in gardening started when my father passed away 17 years ago and I found digging in the soil a very therapeutic way of dealing with my grief. Married with two teenage boys I work at the local secondary school as a Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator, being a linguist gives me great joy. Unfortunately my family do not share my passion for gardening but living in Shropshire there are plenty of lovely gardens and nurseries to visit and get inspiration from.

Latest photos

  • Sweat peas
  • Agapanthus finally flowering!!
  • Dragon Fly - which one?
  • Patio summer display

Latest blogs

Open Garden Day

Posted on 23 Jun, 2019 11 comments

Batten down the hatches ☔️🌧🌬

Posted on 25 Aug, 2018 8 comments

Exhausted but contented

Posted on 10 Mar, 2018 9 comments

Latest questions

Plant i d again please

Asked on 19 Aug, 2019 3 replies

Plant I.d please

Asked on 18 Aug, 2019 5 replies

What’s happened to my alpine dianthus?

Asked on 9 Aug, 2019 9 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire