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About me

I am a Dutch native but have lived here in the UK for over 34 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. Great believer in ‘social prescribing’ getting people with mental health issues connected with gardening, crafting or sports.

Latest photos

  • Whiteish border!!
  • Purple & yellow border
  • Patio summer display
  • Nepeta six hills

Latest blogs

Dierama ‘Pink Rocket’

Posted on 12 Jul, 2022 10 comments

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Posted on 12 Mar, 2022 6 comments

Merry Christmas to you fellow gardeners!

Posted on 21 Dec, 2021 13 comments

Latest questions

Is this a weed or perennial?

Asked on 1 Aug, 2022 2 replies

Best compost mixture for a peony in a pot?

Asked on 24 Jul, 2022 3 replies

Another plant I

Asked on 19 Jul, 2022 3 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire