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About me

Hi everyone, I am Sheila and just found your site and have really enjoyed reading the blogs. I am the main gardener at our house although my hubby T mows the lawns mostly. My garden is on the side of a hill which runs up from the house. It's so steep we can look over the roof of the house to the countryside beyond. We have managed to level 3 areas to make it more usable and I have begged, borrowed and bought as many plants as I could along the 20 years we have been here. As the garden is on limestone rock I've had to be carefull what I put in but haven't had too many disasters, thanks to chelated iron, erricatious plant food and a lot of luck. I have never been able to understand why none of my family love gardening as I do so it's great to join a group of people who are as thrilled by what comes up in the garden as I am.

Latest photos

  • Sparrowhawk earlier in the month.
  • A bit cold and wet out there to sit with my coffee.
  • Snowy garden

Latest blogs

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted on 28 Oct, 2020 8 comments

October 2020 garden..

Posted on 10 Oct, 2020 16 comments

This is what we have been up to over the summer!

Posted on 22 Sep, 2020 25 comments

Latest questions

Could you name this Fuchsia please

Asked on 20 Aug, 2018 8 replies

Could you name this large flowered cacti please

Asked on 25 May, 2018 2 replies

What else

Joined in Jul 2009

Country: England

County: Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border