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About me

I'm pushing 50 and although I've had a good few gardens before, until Mum moved into her bungalow recently, it had been a few years since I last did any proper gardening. I'm now trying to transform her pretty plain and boring patch into a nice garden that she can enjoy in her old age. I'm thoroughly enjoying getting my hands dirty again, and seeing the pleasure she's getting from my hard work. If only funds were unlimited.... lol.

My own garden, on the other hand, is a complete and utter mess. I started sorting out just after I moved in but became very ill and have since been to do much with it. My energy levels are just too low for the kind of heavy ground work that's needed if it's ever going to look decent. I'm trying to save up to get somebody to come in and do it for me, but the garden fund is growing very slowly. In the meantime I've been gradually moving things over to Mum's garden, where I'm sure they'll be far happier and will actually be seen and enjoyed.

Latest photos

  • Dead Tree!
  • Clematis "Miss Bateman"
  • Clematis Montana (Clematis montana (Clematis))
  • Gazania

Latest blogs

How Do I Get Out Of This One?

Posted on 22 Jun, 2010 30 comments

Mum's Front Border

Posted on 18 Jun, 2010 6 comments

My Jungle

Posted on 14 Jun, 2010 23 comments

Latest questions

Are solar water features any good?

Asked on 20 Jun, 2010 12 replies

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Joined in Jun 2010

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cheshire