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About me

Hi everyone, I am Sheila and just found your site and have really enjoyed reading the blogs. I am the main gardener at our house although my hubby T mows the lawns mostly. My garden is on the side of a hill which runs up from the house. It's so steep we can look over the roof of the house to the countryside beyond. We have managed to level 3 areas to make it more usable and I have begged, borrowed and bought as many plants as I could along the 20 years we have been here. As the garden is on limestone rock I've had to be carefull what I put in but haven't had too many disasters, thanks to chelated iron, erricatious plant food and a lot of luck. I have never been able to understand why none of my family love gardening as I do so it's great to join a group of people who are as thrilled by what comes up in the garden as I am.

Latest photos

  • Clarkia and Amaranthus seed from Amy.
  • For Linda
  • Bird for Linda

Latest blogs

First proper cleanup of the year..2021

Posted on 19 Mar, 2021 13 comments

February 2021 in my garden.

Posted on 9 Feb, 2021 10 comments

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted on 28 Oct, 2020 8 comments

Latest questions

Could you name this Fuchsia please

Asked on 20 Aug, 2018 8 replies

Could you name this large flowered cacti please

Asked on 25 May, 2018 2 replies

What else

Joined in Jul 2009

Country: England

County: Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border