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About me

Hi, my names Kathy and I live in Lincolnshire with my husband and birman cat (symba), we have 2 daughters 22 and 24 who've both left home in the last year to live with their boyfriends,would say its too quite now but I think we see more of them now they've left home :-)
We built our own house 11 years ago and with a half acre of new garden to fill I started growing lots of plants from seed and cuttings,we have a garden full of perennials, especially love really huge varieties, crambe, macleaya, cardoon, inula racemosa,also love roses and have a bed of David Austen roses but my real obsession is hemerocallis had 186 different varieties at last count,in the past couple of years I've also started growing some lovely crosses from seed kindly sent by the BHHS, sent to them from the USA and distributed to any members who want to try them,I've also been sent seed by a lovely member from Goy of some very interesting crosses , exciting, can't wait till they flower for the first time, we also have an allotment at the bottom of garden so kept pretty busy.

Latest photos

  • Daylily 'Moose Man' (hemerocallis)
  • Daylily 'John Benoot' (hemerocallis)
  • Madge Cayse x All American Windmill
  • Penstemon 'Polaris Purple' (Penstemon)

Latest blogs

Sorry I've not been around for so long !

Posted on 19 Jul, 2018 31 comments

Hellebores and new greenhouse! :-)

Posted on 23 Feb, 2017 29 comments

New Waterfall

Posted on 2 Oct, 2016 14 comments

Latest questions

Which nocturnal animal leaves droppings like this?

Asked on 7 Sep, 2016 23 replies

Plant id please

Asked on 20 Mar, 2014 8 replies

What else

Joined in Sep 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Lincolnshire