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About me

Hi everyone, I just found your site and have really enjoyed reading the blogs. I am the main gardener at our house although my hubby T mows the lawns mostly. My garden is on the side of a hill which runs up from the house. It's so steep we can look over the roof of the house to the countryside beyond. We have managed to level 3 areas to make it more usable and I have begged, borrowed and bought as many plants as I could along the 20 years we have been here. As the garden is on limestone rock I've had to be carefull what I put in but haven't had too many disasters, thanks to chelated iron, erricatious plant food and a lot of luck. I have never been able to understand why none of my family love gardening as I do so it's great to join a group of people who are as thrilled by what comes up in the garden as I am.

Latest photos

  • Crab apple jelly time again.  (Malus X astrosanguinea)
  • For Siris. Amaryllis Beladona. (Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna lily))
  • Phygelius × rectus ‘African Queen’ (Phygelius)
  • Galtonia (galtonia candicans)

Latest blogs

For Meadowland and Sheilabub

Posted on 26 Nov, 2018 16 comments

Late November in the garden..

Posted on 25 Nov, 2018 11 comments

June garden

Posted on 7 Jul, 2018 12 comments

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Joined in Jul 2009

Country: England

County: Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border