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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 30 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.

Latest photos

  • Summerhouse
  • Ungerminated seedlings- week 2!
  • Bright red tulips from Amsterdam!
  • Amelanchier lamarckii blossom

Latest blogs

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻🥂🎁

Posted on 18 Dec, 2020 19 comments

Tree planting

Posted on 13 Dec, 2020 7 comments

Stolen wheelbarrow

Posted on 26 Nov, 2020 13 comments

Latest questions

Pruning of Gomphostigma Virgatum

Asked on 15 Apr, 2021 2 replies

Back border conundrum

Asked on 12 Apr, 2021 3 replies

Peony Sarah Bernard

Asked on 11 Apr, 2021 3 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire