This is the diary of my horticultural life tending my small garden in the beautiful city of Cambridge, as I aspire to create the idyllic, plantswoman’s ‘retreat from the world’ that exists in my head – and occasionally even makes it from dreams to reality! I got the green-fingered bug twenty years ago, and still have a great enthusiasm for this most engrossing and engaging of pastimes, which I hope to share. Gardening is about having a vision for your plot, and an emotional attachment to your plants, and you don’t need acres to have a wonderful garden – just patience and hard work!
I am a completely organic gardener, and, as I live in one of the driest counties in England, I am attempting to grow only plants that can tough it out through drought conditions.
I was an archivist for many years, but gave that up when I became the mother of two high energy boys. I have written a children’s book which I have failed to get published, but thoroughly enjoyed writing. Now I am studying to be a garden designer with KLC in London via their on-line diploma course. It is a new and exciting adventure, and at the same time an absolute return to my first love and main passion of gardening.
I am aided and abetted by my husband, who does all the truly difficult things like questioning any mad plans, and sitting drinking tea in the garden.