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About me

I am a keen gardener able to indulge since retiring. We moved here in January 2005 and feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful, tranquil place. Our garden is two-thirds of an acre and takes a lot of upkeep! We have a natural stream running through it. The soil is good but has a quantity of large chunks of rock in it which I hit when I dig! The garden is not low maintenance, and I'm a plantaholic. I love flowers, perennials especially, as well as shrubs and Clematis. I have quite a collection of hardy geraniums, too. I do make good use of my greenhouses for seeds and plug plants to fill gaps. I'm always up for new projects in the garden as you will see from my photos. I don't grow vegetables except tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse. Oh, and I love orchids, too - but indoors. We hope to open for the NGS again in 2016, but by appointment, in May and June. It's always lovely to meet GOY members here, and I'm hoping to meet more friends in 2016!

Latest photos

  • Caryopteris 'Pink Perfection' (Caryopteris x clandonensis (Caryopteris))
  • Penstemon 'Catherine de la Mare' (Penstemon heterophyllus (Penstemon))
  • Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenberg'
  • Fuchsia 'Margaret Brown' (Fuchsia magellanica (Hardy fuchsia))

Latest blogs

And the next!

Posted on 29 Aug, 2020 12 comments

My next project.

Posted on 25 Aug, 2020 7 comments

I've always wanted one!

Posted on 9 Jun, 2020 14 comments

Latest questions

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Joined in Jun 2007

Country: England

County: West Somerset