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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

  • Bunting in Apple tree
  • No mow area
  • Canna enjoying the sun shine
  • Flowering succulent

Latest blogs

Charity plant sale

Posted on 7 Jun, 2021 9 comments

Getting ready for charity plant sale

Posted on 4 Jun, 2021 4 comments


Posted on 20 May, 2021 10 comments

Latest questions

Rose damage

Asked on 24 Jul, 2021 4 replies

Pinching out dahlia's

Asked on 16 Jul, 2021 3 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire