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About me

My real name is Verlie (rhymes with Early) and I am a self taught gardener. At one time I knew most of the Latin names of the plants in my garden. Alas, I now have a hard job even remembering the common names!
Moved from a very large rural garden to a tiny urban one that was virtually empty except for a lawn. My biggest disappointment is that there is are two neighbouring houses either side with unkempt gardens and a brick wall at the back of my garden. The latter gives some shelter, of course, so I'm trying to hide it with a Sambucus Nigra and an Amelanchier ballerina but it will take time.

I'm not very good at growing from seed but I cannot come out of a nursery or garden centre empty handed.

Latest photos

  • Toms closeup2
  • Mossy log with bluebell
  • My Camille
  • Close enough to stroke....

Latest blogs


Posted on 22 Sep, 2018 4 comments

Spring garden

Posted on 9 May, 2018 10 comments

Too much going on

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018 10 comments

Latest questions

This year most of my garden plants are romping away

Asked on 13 May, 2019 2 replies

This year I have very few birds in the garden

Asked on 8 Apr, 2019 5 replies

Just to say

Asked on 20 Dec, 2018 5 replies

What else

Joined in Apr 2015

Country: United Kingdom

County: Buckinghamshire