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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

  • Lobelia still going strong!!
  • Lobelia still going strong!!
  • Patio pots late summer
  • Newly planted alpine trough

Latest blogs

Batten down the hatches ☔️🌧🌬

Posted on 25 Aug, 2018 8 comments

Exhausted but contented

Posted on 10 Mar, 2018 9 comments

Gardeners' World returns tonight

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018 2 comments

Latest questions

Succulent baby

Asked on 14 Feb, 2019 4 replies

Bulb planting

Asked on 21 Sep, 2018 5 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2013

Country: United Kingdom

County: Shropshire