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arbuthnot

About me

My real name is Verlie (rhymes with Early) and I am a self taught gardener. At one time I knew most of the Latin names of the plants in my garden. Alas, I now have a hard job even remembering the common names!
Moved from a very large rural garden to a tiny urban one that was virtually empty except for a lawn. My biggest disappointment is that there is are two neighbouring houses either side with unkempt gardens and a brick wall at the back of my garden. The latter gives some shelter, of course, so I'm trying to hide it with a Sambucus Nigra and an Amelanchier ballerina but it will take time.

I'm not very good at growing from seed but I cannot come out of a nursery or garden centre empty handed.

The biggest disappointment is that I see few birds despite feeders and plants to attract them. I've lost count of how much birdfood I've had to throw away because it just isn't eated. There is one exception though - fat balls and starlings! Amusing though they are I've stopped giving them food as they clear it all in a couple of hours.

Latest photos

  • Toms closeup2
  • Mossy log with bluebell
  • My Camille
  • Close enough to stroke....

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Being ruthless

Posted on 14 Dec, 2020 5 comments

Japanese anemones

Posted on 30 Oct, 2020 4 comments

Lockdown

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Joined in Apr 2015

Country: United Kingdom

County: Buckinghamshire