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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 34 years. My interest in gardening started when my father passed away 17 years ago and I found digging in the soil a very therapeutic way of dealing with my grief. Married with two teenage boys I work at the local secondary school as a Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator, being a linguist gives me great joy. Unfortunately my family do not share my passion for gardening but living in Shropshire there are plenty of lovely gardens and nurseries to visit and get inspiration from. Great believer in ‘social prescribing’ getting people with mental health issues connected with gardening, crafting or sports.

Latest photos

  • My Dutch clog succulents!
  • My hosta's
  • Succulents
  • My garden

Latest blogs

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Posted on 12 Mar, 2022 6 comments

Merry Christmas to you fellow gardeners!

Posted on 21 Dec, 2021 13 comments

Laurel hedge gone…..

Posted on 26 Oct, 2021 15 comments

Latest questions

I’ve got a feeling this peony is not really happy

Asked on 16 Jun, 2022 4 replies

Will my snap dragons flower this year?

Asked on 31 May, 2022 7 replies

Leaf curling on roses?

Asked on 30 May, 2022 2 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire