About Me

I’m an obsessive compulsive gardener. When did I realise this? It’s been a gradual process. I went travelling in my ’30’s and nearly all my photos were of local plants and flowers I saw along the way. I got married in a garden. Then, I had my first baby in 2009 and simultaneously  moved into a flat with a garden. My first garden. I was hooked. I viewed it as an experiment, and I still view all my planting as experiments, albeit carefully controlled ones, to see what works best where with what.

Somali Road 2

Aquilagias, Geranium macrorrhizum, Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘robbiae’ and hairy chervil  from my first planned semi – shade garden bed – a combo I love.

Somali Road

My first garden, just before I left it *sob*

My day job involves words and digital publishing (I’m a lawyer specialising in this area and have worked in music and media for the last ten years). This blog therefore feels like a  very natural progression. Not sure why it’s taken me so long. Maybe because what with babies, working, house renovation and my obsessive compulsive gardening disorder, there hasn’t been much time left over.

I’m also studying garden design, part way through the RHS Level 3 Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting at the  Academy of Distance Learning

This blog is primarily a way for me to record my garden’s development and my research and planning along the way. If anyone else enjoys it or finds my research useful, then I would be chuffed to bits.


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