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I'm married, have twin daughters and 4 lovely grandchildren. Retired from NHS. Love my garden and allotment, knitting, baking,walking.
I am a retired Lecturer in IT Service Management. My main hobby is growing edible plants, and photographing them -
Documenting my adventures in growing hopefully interesting and sometimes unusual edibles in my greenhouse and allotment plot. Also, I have a particular fondness for Winter Squash and Perennial Vegetables….
This is a diary of my efforts in growing, mud-
I've an incurable addiction to seed collecting, seed circles and am very proud to be a Heritage Seed Library seed guardian.
I spend four days a week looking after five different gardens in small corner of Suffolk. This is what I have been doing this week.
I think I’m comfortable with referring to myself as the ultimate plant geek-
Despite my shy early years, I’m confident in front of a camera, with appearances on QVC across Europe, BBC and ITV under my belt. I’m also a keen social media communicator, and use it to find out more about what gardeners want from their gardening and plants, and share my own advice with them!
So I started this blog to share tips and inspiration on how to create a gorgeous garden, while saving time and money. I also try to follow environmentally-