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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

  • Summerhouse
  • Sweet peas in cold frame
  • Winter pots on patio
  • View of back of garden

Latest blogs

Poor blackberry picking

Posted on 30 Sep, 2017 11 comments

Around the garden

Posted on 30 Jun, 2017 10 comments

New summerhouse

Posted on 13 Jun, 2017 15 comments

Latest questions

Strawberry plants

Asked on 18 Nov, 2017 4 replies

First frost this morning

Asked on 30 Oct, 2017 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire