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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for a long time. My interest in gardening started when my father passed away 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

  • Cosmos with decorative plant  supports
  • Dahlia
  • Cosmos
  • Ever lasting tobacco plants

Latest blogs

Around the garden

Posted on 30 Jun, 2017 10 comments

New summerhouse

Posted on 13 Jun, 2017 15 comments

Digging for Britain!

Posted on 21 May, 2017 8 comments

Latest questions

Can I cut back straggely and woody salvia's?

Asked on 19 Sep, 2017 3 replies

Trying to buy a new pair of loppers

Asked on 17 Sep, 2017 6 replies

Campanula carpatica 'clips white'

Asked on 17 Sep, 2017 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire