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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.

Latest photos

  • New Cold frame
  • Garden last Spring . .
  • Cornus Eddie's White Wonder
  • Close-up of Acer Ozakazuki

Latest blogs

A short walk round the garden

Posted on 18 Mar, 2019 13 comments

New Spring flower bed

Posted on 24 Feb, 2019 20 comments

Snow in North Herts!

Posted on 30 Jan, 2019 17 comments

Latest questions

Carex elata Aurea

Asked on 2 Mar, 2019 7 replies

Bamboo forgesia Rufa or Murillo?

Asked on 23 Feb, 2019 3 replies

What else

Joined in Oct 2008

Country: United Kingdom

County: Hertfordshire