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rose1949

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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

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT LIFE WAS GETTING BETTER !!!

Posted on 2 Feb, 2016 63 comments

Happy New year to all my GOY friends !

Posted on 8 Jan, 2016 19 comments

I will be back !

Posted on 31 Oct, 2015 20 comments

Latest questions

Well...here 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


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Joined in Apr 2011

Country: United Kingdom

County: N.E.Lincolnshire