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About me

I am an elderly grower that has grown flowers and veg for in excess of forty years.

I currently look after the garden to the front and rear of my house, plus two 60ft x 30ft allotments where I grow mainly fruit and vegetables,the garden is a mixture of shrubs and flowers.

I have a 10ft x 8ft heated greenhouse at home that I use mainly as a propagating facility. I do all my greenhouse growing in three greenhouse and half a tunnel on the allotment.

The big greenhouse is 28ft x 8 ft
The next is 12ft x 8ft
The next is 8ft x 6ft
And I have three 7ft x 5ft beds in the communal tunnel

These keep me quite busy and virtually self sufficient in vegetables. Generally I can pick something fresh for around ten months of the year and I use stored or frozen veg for the other two months.

In the nineties I was a regular exhibitor in the local flower and vegetable shows.

I specialised in Dahlias and to a lesser extent Chrysanthemums, gladioli and vegetables.

If I say so myself, I was fairly successful at it but gave it up for health reasons ( blood pressure)

I have kept a diary of my experiences since 1986 so about ten years ago i.e after I retired, I bought a computer and summarised my diaries into a website which I named The Gardeners Almanac.

Based on the comments in my guest book it has been quite well received, and I am currently getting around 350 hits per day.

I have joined various forums like this over the last five or six years.

I love to help other people by passing on my experiences, particularly to new growers.

I see it as a way of thanking all those people whos wisdom helped me before the days of computers.

And that's it basically ....Tg

Latest photos

  • Thymus variegata
  • Persicaria affinis -  Donald Lowndes
  • Clematis wall
  • Camellia, Smoke Bush (Cotinus) and Dutch Iris Blue Magic

Latest blogs

Harmony Gardens

Posted on 23 Nov, 2012 15 comments

Tee Gee's Travels continued;

Posted on 20 Nov, 2012 1 comment

Tee Gee's Travels

Posted on 11 Nov, 2012 2 comments

Latest questions

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Asked on 24 Nov, 2012 10 replies

Not a question just wanted to add a picture

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Joined in Apr 2012

Country: United Kingdom

County: West Yorkshire

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