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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 34 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. Great believer in ‘social prescribing’ getting people with mental health issues connected with gardening, crafting or sports.

Latest photos

  • Fern area. A favourite of my hedgehogs! 🦔
  • My fern area, dry shade area.
  • Barrel pond
  • Just a thought……

Latest blogs

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Posted on 12 Mar, 2022 6 comments

Merry Christmas to you fellow gardeners!

Posted on 21 Dec, 2021 13 comments

Laurel hedge gone…..

Posted on 26 Oct, 2021 15 comments

Latest questions

Will my newly planted peony flower this year?

Asked on 17 May, 2022 3 replies

Sulphate of potash

Asked on 16 May, 2022 6 replies

Why have my geranium leaves gone red?

Asked on 14 May, 2022 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire