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About me

I've had the same garden for over twenty years and it has been through many phases. I had little interest in gardening at first which was a bit unfortunate as the whole plot is nearly a third of an acre. Why did I buy it? It backs on to a large woodland which is criss-crossed with public footpaths which are not much used, mainly by dog-walkers. It's also in a lovely hilltop Chilterns village (over six hundred feet above sea level which in growing terms means everything as about two weeks behind).
I now have a large pond - infested with duck weed curtesy of the mallards which nest here most years. I love herbacious perennials though my choice is limited because of the amount of shade from the woodland and the rambling roses which I also love.
Hobbies are reading, TV (mainly documentaries), genealogy and plant propagation.

Latest photos

  • Larix Kaempferi (Larix kaempferi (Japanese larch))
  • Lilium Regale and Lilium Regale Album (Lilium regale (Regal lily))
  • Acer Negundo 'Flamingo' (Acer negunda 'flamingo')
  • Alstromeria 'Tendresse' (Alstromeria ' Tendresse')

Latest blogs

Moral obligations of plant companies.

Posted on 29 Mar, 2011 19 comments

Rodent tale

Posted on 28 Feb, 2011 15 comments

He's back!

Posted on 6 Feb, 2011 20 comments

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Joined in Nov 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Buckinghamshire