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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 30 years. My interest in gardening started when my father passed away 17 years ago and I found digging in the soil a very therapeutic way of dealing with my grief. Married with two teenage boys I work at the local secondary school as a Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator, being a linguist gives me great joy. Unfortunately my family do not share my passion for gardening but living in Shropshire there are plenty of lovely gardens and nurseries to visit and get inspiration from.

Latest photos

  • Self seeded bronze fennel
  • Newly planted Ceanothus
  • Newly planted dahlia corner
  • Summerhouse

Latest blogs

Exhausted but contented

Posted on 10 Mar, 2018 9 comments

Gardeners' World returns tonight

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018 2 comments

Visit from posse of Fieldfares

Posted on 2 Mar, 2018 10 comments

Latest questions

Can I use Glyphosate on these pear tree suckers?

Asked on 17 Jun, 2018 5 replies

What’s happening to my Dahlia?

Asked on 16 Jun, 2018 2 replies

Strawberry plants

Asked on 10 Jun, 2018 8 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire