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About me

Hi, I live in the West Midlands. My garden is very small and was once filled mainly with perennials and ornamental shrubs. I have loved gardening and looking at plants most of my adult life. A few years ago, for some reason, I lost interest and even stopped reading, listening or watching programs about gardens. This spring however, I'm feeling a return of what was once a passion, hence "bornagain" and have bought a new pruning saw and attacked many of my helpless overgrown shrubs, serve them right, but I'm at a loss to know where to start next. I've been taken over by the dreaded celandine! I have a husband and two jack russells who thankfully aren't into digging. I was referring to the dogs in the latter part of that sentence, but it does also apply to my husband. One of my favourite flowers is the yellow welsh poppy, meconopsis cambrica. It arrived in my garden as a free gift from nature and I haven't the heart to uproot any. They flower for ages, each individual bloom is perfection, they are held aloft from fern like leaves on strong yet delicate looking stems and I find their beauty breath taking.

Latest photos

  • New Arrival (Rosa Jacqueline Du Pre)
  • Geranium Orion
  • Back garden
  • garden from bedroom window

Latest blogs

Selling House

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Too Much Beauty

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Latest questions

What's been eating my hardy fuchsia?

Asked on 24 Jun, 2020 16 replies

does anyone know what this is?

Asked on 10 Apr, 2020 5 replies

Although I have turned my pics the right way up

Asked on 13 Sep, 2019 16 replies

What else

Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: West Midlands