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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

  • Wishing you all a very happy Christmas...
  • The White Schlumbergera coming into flower for Christmas.
  • Phalenopsis continue to flower... (Phalaenopsis)
  • Fuchsia Delta's Sarah.

Latest blogs

Mid November garden.

Posted on 19 Nov, 2017 8 comments

Late October in my garden.

Posted on 29 Oct, 2017 18 comments

Found in the lid of the dusbin..

Posted on 30 Sep, 2017 12 comments

Latest questions

Can you name this plant please

Asked on 15 Aug, 2017 3 replies

Can you tell me what these daisy like plants are

Asked on 15 Aug, 2017 4 replies

Purple/pink flowering plant without a name

Asked on 25 Jun, 2017 5 replies

What else

Joined in Jul 2009

Country: England

County: Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border