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About me

botany, especially of our British natives and gardening is a passion. Graduated in Botany and Zoology back in the late 70's and got my first garden in the early 80's. i grow plants to sell [50:50]for a local charity and to 'fund' the purchase of unusual plants for my very shady garden. 1/5 of an acre with only a small part in full sun. lots of trees in neighbouring gardens allows for woodland planting. british natives figure highly. am a member of the RHS and the HPS.

when my mum died my eldest brother 'allowed' me to raid her, now his garden for plants as a memorium to her. we both planted lupins in her memory as dad hated them and wouldnt allow her to have them.

i manage to grow gooseberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb in a small plot. beans are grown in tubs on the back path. toms, cucumbers& peppers in the green house.

favouite plants vary depending on month/season. snowdrops, snowflake, lily of the valley, nigel miss jekyl, clematis montana elizabeth, clematis 'victoria', anenome blanda, blue form. fritilaria melagris, & F. imperialis, old fashioned lilac, tiger lilies and martagon lilies. colchicums , schizostlus? coccinea. Really the list just keeps growing but when i see the above they make me smile.

both front and back gardens have moss or should that be lawns in the middle with flower beds around the edges. slowly getting rid of the straight lines and every spring i steal a little bit more of the grass.

when I joined in 2009 I was very envious of all you retired gardeners, I had too many years to go to even think about it. well September 2016 I retired 2 years early. But I am still doing environmental/ecological research for the local wildlife trust and RSPB.
the eldest girl graduated uni in july 2014 and relocated to York via Shropshire. the youngest girl has just gone to uni to study wildlife conservation sept 2016

Plan to do lots in the garden but don't seem to have enough time at the moment.
I dont have a favourite genus of plants but tend to be 'luke warm' about daisy type flowers, having said that i have several good asters, and leucanthemums that do a stirling job.

Latest photos

  • unusual red colouration on lily pads. (Nymphaea odorata (Water lily))
  • Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'?
  • Hydrangea Annabelle (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')
  • Gaillardia (Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower))

Latest blogs

Well - I have had really good service.

Posted on 3 Feb, 2018 9 comments

Been in the garden today. Yippee!

Posted on 28 Jan, 2018 17 comments

A regular visitor.

Posted on 24 Jan, 2018 23 comments

Latest questions

Watsonia bulbillifera

Asked on 14 Jan, 2018 3 replies

White summer flowering bulb?

Asked on 6 Oct, 2017 0 replies

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Asked on 24 Sep, 2017 5 replies

What else

Joined in Feb 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: east yorkshire