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sheilabub

About me

30 years ago, when we moved to North Herts, I immediately started making changes to the garden. Our best project was to build a trellis pergola over decking outside the back door: perfect for sitting reading the paper with a coffee, and for eating supper outside. A few years ago I fulfilled a long-held ambition and completed a City & Guilds course in Garden Design at Shuttleworth College - it was challenging but SO interesting. So now I'm occasionally asked for advice on "tweaking" others' gardens. Ten years ago I started a gardening group: we have 30 members viewing each other's gardens each week and exchanging tips and spare plants at coffee time; we visit public gardens too. I'd rather be out of doors than in, but love reading, either by the fire or - preferably - in the garden. I have been seen reading in the greenhouse! I enjoy walking and swimming (when the outdoor pool is open); and am a member of the local croquet club. My gardening is a bit haphazard, but I love choosing colours that go together, taking cuttings and growing plants from seed (not very successfully). I don't think I'll ever stop making plans for more planting.

Latest photos

  • My pink, purple and white view
  • View through the window . . .
  • Closer view . .
  • View from my seat by the greenhouse

Latest blogs

Taking the camera for a stroll in June

Posted on 20 Jun, 2019 26 comments

Sad sad news

Posted on 3 Jun, 2019 39 comments

Lovely day in the garden

Posted on 25 May, 2019 26 comments

Latest questions

Remember Klahanie?

Asked on 21 Jun, 2019 13 replies


What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire