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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

  • Lavender harvest
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  • Sweat peas
  • Agapanthus finally flowering!!

Latest blogs

A bit of a colour scheme ....

Posted on 31 Aug, 2019 6 comments

Open Garden Day

Posted on 23 Jun, 2019 11 comments

Batten down the hatches ☔️🌧🌬

Posted on 25 Aug, 2018 8 comments

Latest questions

What can I plant here?

Asked on 15 Sep, 2019 4 replies

Viburnum beetle

Asked on 26 Aug, 2019 8 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire