Category Archives: Life

Blogging for the Hardy Plant Society

  I was very pleased this week to have a post accepted for the Hardy Plant Society website – you can read it here I have also agreed to write a monthly post for them in 2014 on Plant of … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Tree Planting

  My sons never cease to impress me in one way or another.  My eldest, the cabinet maker, is also a Scout Leader.  He is conscientious and wants the best for his scout group, always trying to improve the scout … Continue reading

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The Autumn garden through a lens

I am absolutely shattered to the point where I keep falling over!!  I have spent the last week heavily involved in our graduation ceremonies (commencement in the US).  We have had 2500 students graduate in eight ceremonies over four days.  … Continue reading

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Three years on

  Three years ago my family was torn to pieces as we faced one of those nightmares you wouldn’t want to wish on anyone.  Instead of a supportive family unit we became a group of individuals each locked into our … Continue reading

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Black Dog Days

I suffer with depression.  Not to the degree I am on medication or in any form of therapy but I also don’t mean depression in the sense of feeling sorry for myself or a little down. Many people don’t understand … Continue reading

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Why do we moan all the time?

Why are British gardeners such opinionated whingers? They never stop.  If it’s not the rain, it’s the lack of rain or the slugs or the whiteflies or the greenflies or the ….. it goes on and on and on.  It’s not only the … Continue reading

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The Day I Saw the Queen

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