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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

  • Snap dragon
  • Snapdragon
  • My plant sale certificate
  • Last years' snapdragons

Latest blogs

Problem alleyway

Posted on 23 Jul, 2020 8 comments

New Garden Shed

Posted on 19 Jul, 2020 11 comments

Ready for plant sale

Posted on 4 Jul, 2020 14 comments

Latest questions

Perennial foxglove?

Asked on 6 Aug, 2020 6 replies

Orchid re-flowering

Asked on 3 Aug, 2020 5 replies

Spent sunflowers

Asked on 31 Jul, 2020 6 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire