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About me

After living in Eastern Scotland for 36 years, the last 10 years creating a large rural garden, almost from scratch, we have uprooted ourselves and moved 500 miles south to Dorset. It’s a big new adventure on many fronts with a new build home and accompanying small garden 10m x 11m. We hope to move in Feb 24 and you can follow as I try something completely different, a Mediterranean style courtyard garden with no lawn. I have some great ideas, and can’t wait to get started! Change is good! New year, new home, new garden, new climate and of course, our new Grandaughter.

Latest photos

  • My latest garden design plan.
  • He made it! My big potted Fatsia in its new home.
  • The other side!
  • Well, here it is!  my new ‘Garden’ yikes!

Latest blogs

Kingston Lacey, Dorset

Posted on 24 Feb, 2024 7 comments

New Beginnings

Posted on 19 Feb, 2024 21 comments

The Blue Flower in Romanticism

Posted on 15 May, 2023 17 comments

Latest questions

Hello Southern Counties

Asked on 2 Nov, 2023 3 replies

Anyone know this plant?

Asked on 25 Oct, 2023 4 replies

Hello! Anyone know this little shrub?

Asked on 30 Apr, 2023 2 replies

What else

Joined in May 2022

Country: United Kingdom

County: Dorset