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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

  • For Ange and other lovers of France...View of Lake Annecy ...
  • For Meadowland, Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Amelanchier 'lamarkii'
  • Sorbaria Sem

Latest blogs

Our garden on return from holiday ...

Posted on 22 May, 2022 19 comments

1st May, Spring flowers!

Posted on 1 May, 2022 25 comments

April 30th, more like a summer's day :)

Posted on 30 Apr, 2022 11 comments

Latest questions

New Clematis flowering

Asked on 22 May, 2022 6 replies

Is this a weed

Asked on 20 Apr, 2022 13 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire