Welcome, thanks for stopping by.
The blog started in 2008 primarily as a way of recording progress on a relatively new garden. Through it I have met, both in real life and virtually, lots of gardeners and some have become real friends. The blog has given me many of opportunities from helping plant a RHS Chelsea Flower Show showgarden to writing for several years for Yell.com as their gardening expert. I have also had a number of posts published on the Guardian gardening blog and for a year once a month did a short stint on the local BBC radio show. I continue to regularly review books for Timberpress.
All of these experiences have been huge fun but these days I am focussing on learning as much as I can about the plants I love. I want to absorb as much as I can from the plantspeople I meet whether at talks, through blogs or at groups. There is such a wealth of knowledge out there waiting to be tapped into and I truely believe there has been far too much focus on design in recent years and plantsmanship has taken a back seat.
I work full time in higher education but there is part of me that hopes and dreams that one day I may be able to have a small nursery specialising in my favourite plants.
I hope you enjoy the blog, please do visit again and leave a comment so I can visit you back.