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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

  • Old patio area
  • New border
  • New patio
  • Dahlia 'Rocco'

Latest blogs

Merry Christmas to you fellow gardeners!

Posted on 21 Dec, 2021 13 comments

Laurel hedge gone…..

Posted on 26 Oct, 2021 15 comments

Patio before & after

Posted on 4 Oct, 2021 12 comments

Latest questions

Birds tweeting at 1 am in the morning?

Asked on 1 Jan, 2022 10 replies

Storm damage

Asked on 27 Nov, 2021 3 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire