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About me

Retired recently - fairly large garden in semi urban area in Cardiff.
Nice views of playing fields behind, BUT when it rains these days, boy do we get a lot of water in the garden from aforementioned playing fields (as seen in the picture)

We are trying to turn the garden into low maintenance but you wouldnt know it. Lots of work in spring and autumn like everyone else. We have many bird visitors and we think a resident hedgehog.

We grow some hard and soft fruit and vegetables but not a huge amount. Ground is clay, with homegrown compost.

I have a small greenhouse for overwintering

My daughter Rachel is living with us again at the moment and is becoming interested in the garden, mainly as far as vegetables are concerned, also agaves and succulents.

Latest photos

  • Back border 2016
  • Red tulips
  • Azalea and garden
  • Mother's Day Camellia

Latest blogs

Dyffryn House and Gardens

Posted on 12 Jun, 2013 3 comments

The End of Summer

Posted on 19 Dec, 2012 12 comments

RHS Show Cardiff

Posted on 22 Apr, 2012 13 comments

Latest questions

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Joined in Oct 2009

Country: Wales

County: Cardiff