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About me

30 years ago, when we moved to North Herts, I immediately started making changes to the garden. Our best project was to build a trellis pergola over decking outside the back door: perfect for sitting reading the paper with a coffee, and for eating supper outside. A few years ago I fulfilled a long-held ambition and completed a City & Guilds course in Garden Design at Shuttleworth College - it was challenging but SO interesting. So now I'm occasionally asked for advice on "tweaking" others' gardens. Ten years ago I started a gardening group: we have 30 members viewing each other's gardens each week and exchanging tips and spare plants at coffee time; we visit public gardens too. I'd rather be out of doors than in, but love reading, either by the fire or - preferably - in the garden. I have been seen reading in the greenhouse! I enjoy walking and swimming (when the outdoor pool is open); and am a member of the local croquet club. My gardening is a bit haphazard, but I love choosing colours that go together, taking cuttings and growing plants from seed (not very successfully). I don't think I'll ever stop making plans for more planting.

Moved to a smaller house and garden in September 2017 - much easier to manage and we love it๐Ÿ™‚.

Latest photos

  • Amelanchier 5th April
  • Garden in May 2018 . . .
  • Great White Cherry . . . just breaking bud
  • Ipheion

Latest blogs

Glorious Spring Day

Posted on 25 Mar, 2020 24 comments

Welcome to Spring chez moi - finally!

Posted on 8 Mar, 2020 29 comments

Quiz time, for Shirley Tulip . . .

Posted on 25 Nov, 2019 9 comments

Latest questions

What do I have here?

Asked on 28 Mar, 2020 5 replies

Cape marigold

Asked on 17 Mar, 2020 2 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire