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About me

I have now lived in Devon for over 40 years and love the peaceful way of life here. We live quite near to the North Cornish coast and have Dartmoor in the other direction.
We live in a cottage in a small village and the garden means a lot to us but we never seem to quite get on top of the weeds!!
The garden is at its best in April, May and June and we are trying hard to improve it so that we have all year round colour! We regularly visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington which is beautiful in all the different seasons.
I love the sun and when the sun is shining, I have to be outside!! We retired from work 15 years ago and it is so lovely to have time on our hands to spend in the garden and to just please ourselves.
I love scented plants, so roses, honeysuckle, lavender, pinks and sweet peas mean a lot to me!
I do the mowing and the containers and my husband looks after the vegetables and the beds. I also do a lot of sitting in a deck-chair on those warm, sunny days!
I look forward to those!!

Latest photos

  • Hellebore weighed down with raindrops.
  • Little clusters of primroses are dotted all over the garden.
  • Last year’s bulbs from pots.
  • A beautiful Daphne at Rosemoor.

Latest blogs

First time to drink our coffee outside this year!!

Posted on 19 Feb, 2024 11 comments

Autumn colours at Rosemoor.

Posted on 26 Oct, 2023 17 comments

The garden is escaping us!

Posted on 4 Sep, 2023 13 comments

Latest questions

How are your hellebores?

Asked on 7 Jan, 2023 12 replies

If I plant some sweet peas now

Asked on 17 Nov, 2022 6 replies

Our ceonothus has died over the winter

Asked on 7 Mar, 2022 9 replies

What else

Joined in Mar 2011

Country: United Kingdom

County: Devon

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