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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.

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Latest blogs

Quiz time for Shirley tulip (but you can join in)!

Posted on 21 Dec, 2017 10 comments

Holiday in New Zealand - flip-flops in November!

Posted on 17 Dec, 2017 23 comments

A garden in waiting . . .

Posted on 10 Nov, 2017 60 comments

Latest questions

Patio material

Asked on 14 Jan, 2018 10 replies


Asked on 9 Jan, 2018 10 replies

Mail order for Acers

Asked on 6 Nov, 2017 8 replies

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Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire