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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

  • Lovely owl pot with blue iris
  • Amaryllis waking up!
  • Winterpots
  •  Belated Christmas present!

Latest blogs

Shropshire- 6 inches of snow!

Posted on 9 Dec, 2017 16 comments

Poor blackberry picking

Posted on 30 Sep, 2017 11 comments

Around the garden

Posted on 30 Jun, 2017 10 comments

Latest questions

Hi everyone

Asked on 6 Feb, 2018 4 replies

A gifted amarylis bulb

Asked on 12 Jan, 2018 4 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire