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About me

I'm new to gardening, my children now grown up and less likely to kick balls around the garden I have re-designed the area (with alot of help from a friend) and have been enjoying the process of choosing and planting. With her generous donations I have a good framework of plants to start me off.

My aim is to have a garden full of beautiful flowers which I can photograph and paint, instead of having to visit gardens to find references! I will be setting aside a small area for a few veggies too.

Latest photos

  • Easter Poppies (Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy))
  • Cerinthe Major Purpurascens (Cerinthe major (Honeywort))
  • Coral pink opium poppy (Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy))
  • Purple Gladiola (gladiolus)

Latest blogs

A Grand Day Out - Malvern spring gardening show 2009

Posted on 11 May, 2009 10 comments

Hummingbird in England?

Posted on 15 Apr, 2009 12 comments

A busy weekend!

Posted on 13 Apr, 2009 13 comments

Latest questions

What is eating my bearded iris?

Asked on 4 May, 2011 3 replies

What is it?

Asked on 27 May, 2009 13 replies

Primula, something else desirable, or just a weed?

Asked on 5 Apr, 2009 10 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

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