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amsterdam

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

  • Dahlia 'Rocco'
  • Autumn wreath
  • Egg chair
  • Aster

Latest blogs

Patio before & after

Posted on 4 Oct, 2021 12 comments

Charity plant sale

Posted on 7 Jun, 2021 9 comments

Getting ready for charity plant sale

Posted on 4 Jun, 2021 4 comments

Latest questions

Discolouration of leaves on DA rose Shepherdess

Asked on 17 Oct, 2021 3 replies

Suggestions please

Asked on 9 Oct, 2021 10 replies


What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire