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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 sons at university, 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

  • Earwig trap
  • Earwig trap
  • Whiteish border!!
  • Purple & yellow border

Latest blogs

Soil improver disaster

Posted on 28 Nov, 2022 9 comments

Before and after back border

Posted on 13 Nov, 2022 10 comments

Dierama ‘Pink Rocket’

Posted on 12 Jul, 2022 10 comments

Latest questions

Tree i.d please

Asked on 9 Mar, 2023 10 replies

Hi everyone

Asked on 5 Mar, 2023 7 replies

Storing succulents frost free over the winter

Asked on 11 Dec, 2022 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire