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About me

Hi. I am rose and are lucky enough to live in this lovely house which is an old cottage in the middle of an allotment. Years ago it was a farmhouse and the land surrounding it farmland. Years later it was bequeathed to the council and made a listed building with the farmland for "the poor people of Grimsby to work". I wont go into details how we came by it but it is a dream come true.We took on the very large lawned garden which is on a hill surrounded by beech trees and scots pine so we had a challenge on our hands and now 12 years later have a wonderful garden.I am the main gardener and also work an allotment next door to the house. Unfortunately my husband cant do alot in the garden now due to bad athritis but enjoys pottering on his good days.We get quite a few gardening problems due to the position of the house being surrounded by all the trees so we have made different gardens in the garden so that we can have the right plants in the right places.

Latest photos

  • New Echinacea, but no name ! Any ideas !
  • Plenty of colour in my garden still !
  • I'm so impressed with my Dahlias this year !
  • Is this a tortoise shell butterfly, do you think !  Isn't it lovely !

Latest blogs

Silver Wedding !

Posted on 2 Mar, 2018 28 comments

Primrose Update !

Posted on 26 Jan, 2018 7 comments


Posted on 24 Jan, 2018 14 comments

Latest questions I go again with another question

Asked on 25 Sep, 2015 3 replies

This is my poorly lemon tree

Asked on 25 Aug, 2015 35 replies

What else

Joined in Apr 2011

Country: United Kingdom

County: N.E.Lincolnshire