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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 it🙂.

Latest photos

  • Prunus Autumnalis
  • Close up of Cornus Eddie's White Wonder
  • Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
  • Sky early this morning ...

Latest blogs

Prunus Autumnalis

Posted on 28 Nov, 2021 19 comments

Colours in the autumn garden

Posted on 16 Nov, 2021 21 comments

Autumn stroll ...

Posted on 24 Oct, 2021 15 comments

Latest questions

Cuttings … I have taken many

Asked on 24 Oct, 2021 5 replies

I would like to take cuttings of Salvia Amistad

Asked on 10 Oct, 2021 4 replies

Viburnum Kilimanjaro

Asked on 6 Jun, 2021 6 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire