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homebird

About me

Hi everyone, I just found your site and have really enjoyed reading the blogs. I am the main gardener at our house although my hubby T mows the lawns mostly. My garden is on the side of a hill which runs up from the house. It's so steep we can look over the roof of the house to the countryside beyond. We have managed to level 3 areas to make it more usable and I have begged, borrowed and bought as many plants as I could along the 20 years we have been here. As the garden is on limestone rock I've had to be carefull what I put in but haven't had too many disasters, thanks to chelated iron, erricatious plant food and a lot of luck. I have never been able to understand why none of my family love gardening as I do so it's great to join a group of people who are as thrilled by what comes up in the garden as I am.

Latest photos

  • Sarcococca (Sarcococca confusa (Christmas box))
  • First Snowdrops of 2020 (Galanthus elwesii (Snowdrop))
  • First Snowdrops (Galanthus Galatea)
  • The first Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis (Common snowdrop) Flore Pleno)

Latest blogs

End of March garden

Posted on 1 Apr, 2020 11 comments

Beginning of February in the garden.

Posted on 13 Feb, 2020 16 comments

November garden

Posted on 14 Nov, 2019 18 comments

Latest questions

Could you name this Fuchsia please

Asked on 20 Aug, 2018 8 replies

Could you name this large flowered cacti please

Asked on 25 May, 2018 2 replies


What else

Joined in Jul 2009

Country: England

County: Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border