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About me

I've had the same garden for over twenty years and it has been through many phases. I had little interest in gardening at first which was a bit unfortunate as the whole plot is nearly a third of an acre. Why did I buy it? It backs on to a large woodland which is criss-crossed with public footpaths which are not much used, mainly by dog-walkers. It's also in a lovely hilltop Chilterns village (over six hundred feet above sea level which in growing terms means everything as about two weeks behind).
I now have a large pond - infested with duck weed curtesy of the mallards which nest here most years. I love herbacious perennials though my choice is limited because of the amount of shade from the woodland and the rambling roses which I also love.
Hobbies are reading, TV (mainly documentaries), genealogy and plant propagation.

Latest photos

  • symphyotrichum 'Glow in the Dark' (synphyotrichum 'Glow in the Dark')
  • Larix Kaempferi (Larix kaempferi (Japanese larch))
  • Lilium Regale and Lilium Regale Album (Lilium regale (Regal lily))
  • Acer Negundo 'Flamingo' (Acer negunda 'flamingo')

Latest blogs

Moral obligations of plant companies.

Posted on 29 Mar, 2011 19 comments

Rodent tale

Posted on 28 Feb, 2011 15 comments

He's back!

Posted on 6 Feb, 2011 20 comments

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Joined in Nov 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Buckinghamshire