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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

  • Autumn wreath
  •  View from my summerhouse
  • Dappled shade under my apple tree
  • Autumn patio display

Latest blogs

Beyond excited! 🦔🦔

Posted on 4 Sep, 2020 13 comments

Problem alleyway

Posted on 23 Jul, 2020 10 comments

New Garden Shed

Posted on 19 Jul, 2020 11 comments

Latest questions

Mushroom compost good as soil improver?

Asked on 30 Oct, 2020 4 replies

Hi everyone

Asked on 3 Oct, 2020 7 replies

Cosmos not flowering but growing very tall

Asked on 28 Sep, 2020 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire