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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

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Latest blogs

Stolen wheelbarrow

Posted on 26 Nov, 2020 13 comments

Corner pergola

Posted on 15 Nov, 2020 9 comments

Beyond excited! 🦔🦔

Posted on 4 Sep, 2020 13 comments

Latest questions

Clematis freckles

Asked on 27 Nov, 2020 5 replies

Autumn colour?

Asked on 15 Nov, 2020 6 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire