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About me

I live in South Norfolk, am aged 72 and since retiring 5 years ago I have at last able to spend some time in my 1/3 acre garden, which includes a separated, small orchard-cum-jungle which has received little attention in recent years. The "orchard" contains two plum trees (Tsar, I believe, and Victoria) a large Bramley and a Worcester, all of which respond to my past neglect with incredible crops. I have a small veg patch, which, in recent years has kept my wife and I well supplied with Runner and Broad Beans, carrots and potatoes. My wife generally cares for the flowers & shrubs apart from Dahlias which are my personal pride and joy.

Latest photos

  • Long Tailed Tits
  • ARBUTUS ANDRACHNOIDES (Ericaceae Arbutus andrachnoides)
  • Congo Cockatoo "Parrot Plant" (Impatiens niamniamensis)
  • COTINUS COGGYGRIA "ROYAL PURPLE" (Smokebush) (Cotinus Coggygria "Royal Purple")

Latest blogs


Posted on 26 Jul, 2011 8 comments

Is mine bigger than yours?

Posted on 26 Mar, 2011 12 comments


Posted on 25 Dec, 2010 7 comments

Latest questions

Hello everyone

Asked on 22 Jul, 2019 4 replies

My lawn is suddenly under threat by Yarrow

Asked on 22 Jul, 2019 1 reply

When I moved here more than 25 years ago

Asked on 12 Nov, 2013 8 replies

What else

Joined in Aug 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Norfolk