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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

  • Lungwort
  •  Newly planted Cornus ’controversa variegata’
  • Daffodils under the fruit trees
  • Maple tree gone!

Latest blogs


Posted on 18 Mar, 2020 9 comments

A reluctant goodbye to a wonderful tree

Posted on 29 Oct, 2019 19 comments

A bit of a colour scheme ....

Posted on 31 Aug, 2019 6 comments

Latest questions

How to make your own seedling compost

Asked on 27 Mar, 2020 4 replies

Not sure what to do with this plant?

Asked on 15 Feb, 2020 3 replies

Shrub I. D please

Asked on 26 Jan, 2020 2 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire