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About me

30 years ago, when we moved to North Herts, I immediately started making changes to the garden. Our best project was to build a trellis pergola over decking outside the back door: perfect for sitting reading the paper with a coffee, and for eating supper outside. A few years ago I fulfilled a long-held ambition and completed a City & Guilds course in Garden Design at Shuttleworth College - it was challenging but SO interesting. So now I'm occasionally asked for advice on "tweaking" others' gardens. Ten years ago I started a gardening group: we have 30 members viewing each other's gardens each week and exchanging tips and spare plants at coffee time; we visit public gardens too. I'd rather be out of doors than in, but love reading, either by the fire or - preferably - in the garden. I have been seen reading in the greenhouse! I enjoy walking and swimming (when the outdoor pool is open); and am a member of the local croquet club. My gardening is a bit haphazard, but I love choosing colours that go together, taking cuttings and growing plants from seed (not very successfully). I don't think I'll ever stop making plans for more planting.

Moved to a smaller house and garden in September 2017 - much easier to manage and we love it๐Ÿ™‚.

Latest photos

  • Golden Wedding rose . . .
  • Happy garden!
  • Viburnum 'Kilimanjaro'
  • The view from my chair in the greenhouse

Latest blogs

For Hywel, Clematis Sieboldii

Posted on 30 Jun, 2020 16 comments

A lovely day to take some photos . . .

Posted on 28 Jun, 2020 29 comments

A short stroll round the garden . . .

Posted on 14 Jun, 2020 17 comments

Latest questions

Sweet rocket

Asked on 2 Jun, 2020 6 replies

Trying not to use too much compost

Asked on 5 May, 2020 5 replies

Salvia Amistad - two in the cool greenhouse

Asked on 9 Apr, 2020 9 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire