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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 30 years. My interest in gardening started when my father passed away 17 years ago and I found digging in the soil a very therapeutic way of dealing with my grief. Married with two teenage boys I work at the local secondary school as a Modern Foreign Languages co-ordinator, being a linguist gives me great joy. Unfortunately my family do not share my passion for gardening but living in Shropshire there are plenty of lovely gardens and nurseries to visit and get inspiration from.

Latest photos

  • Aeonium zwartkop
  • Black eyed susan
  • My thinking bench in the shade
  • Succulents

Latest blogs

Mason Bee story

Posted on 21 May, 2020 6 comments


Posted on 18 Mar, 2020 9 comments

A reluctant goodbye to a wonderful tree

Posted on 29 Oct, 2019 19 comments

Latest questions

I Need to get a new compost bin

Asked on 22 May, 2020 3 replies

Hebe i.d please

Asked on 13 May, 2020 4 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire