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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

Backs and their problems

Posted on 11 Dec, 2019 32 comments

From one problem to the next

Posted on 8 Sep, 2019 9 comments


Posted on 22 Sep, 2018 4 comments

Latest questions

Last year

Asked on 5 Apr, 2020 0 replies

I planted this lovely Fatsia a few weeks ago

Asked on 26 Mar, 2020 2 replies

It must be the weather we’ve had

Asked on 18 Mar, 2020 5 replies

What else

Joined in Apr 2015

Country: United Kingdom

County: Buckinghamshire