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About me

30 years ago, when we moved to North Herts, I immediately started making changes to the garden. Our best project was to build a trellis pergola over decking outside the back door: perfect for sitting reading the paper with a coffee, and for eating supper outside. A few years ago I fulfilled a long-held ambition and completed a City & Guilds course in Garden Design at Shuttleworth College - it was challenging but SO interesting. So now I'm occasionally asked for advice on "tweaking" others' gardens. Ten years ago I started a gardening group: we have 30 members viewing each other's gardens each week and exchanging tips and spare plants at coffee time; we visit public gardens too. I'd rather be out of doors than in, but love reading, either by the fire or - preferably - in the garden. I have been seen reading in the greenhouse! I enjoy walking and swimming (when the outdoor pool is open); and am a member of the local croquet club. My gardening is a bit haphazard, but I love choosing colours that go together, taking cuttings and growing plants from seed (not very successfully). I don't think I'll ever stop making plans for more planting.

Latest photos

  • View from the kitchen . .
  • View from my kitchen . . .
  • Anemone Wild Swan
  • Acer 'Orange Dream'

Latest blogs

A few favourites on a sunny Bank Holiday

Posted on 27 Aug, 2017 14 comments

We're moving home . . .

Posted on 19 Aug, 2017 23 comments

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted on 23 Jul, 2017 29 comments

Latest questions

I love my Dwarf Robinia pseudoacacia

Asked on 15 Aug, 2017 5 replies

Moving shrubs

Asked on 6 Aug, 2017 2 replies

Acers - do they have a deep root run?

Asked on 11 Jul, 2017 7 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire