WHY? – Leaves From My Garden
The website name, Leaves From my Garden came from the fact that I love keeping notebooks, and have kept them for all sorts of reasons over the years.
The name is a play on words being ‘leaves’ of plants and ‘leaves’ as in pages from notebooks.
My mission is to share my knowledge and experience to help you turn your ordinary space into a beautiful place. I will show you how to make the best possible use of the available space you have and how to save money along the way.
WHAT? – You can expect to find here
- Lots of information to help you turn your ordinary space into a beautiful and productive place
- Posts relating to Gardening, Garden Design and using Garden produce
- Free resources to help you make the most of your garden
- Everything is geared to helping you to learn from a real live relatable garden
- Link to the Weekly Newsletter which has the latest news of the successes and failures (!) of the garden at Dovewood, Tasks, Tips and Plants of the Week.
WHERE? – The Garden at Dovewood
Dovewood is my home and garden in North Dorset in the UK. I have lived here for 16+ years. The property is not grand or particularly old but the garden is the source of inspiration for Leaves From My Garden. It is the ‘laboratory’ for testing ideas as well as proof that a small garden can be interesting all year round.
To read more about the Garden layout and structure
WHO? – Helen Cronin – The Gardener
I think green fingers must run in my family. Although I never knew my paternal Grandfather, he was a Market Gardener and supplied Convent Garden with produce from his Farm. My father loved gardening, and we spent many happy hours together working in the gardens of the various homes we had, of which there were quite a few – ten to be precise. Sadly, he never got the opportunity to see the gardens I’ve had since I married as he died in 1995, aged just 66.
I have always gardened, ever since I could hold a trowel. I love gardening….and dogs….and reading….and cooking……and craft work….. and photography…………… I am a Polymath. I sip the nectar of my interests by flying from one to t’other whilst juggling everything life throws at me. But gardening really makes my heart sing……….except when I am knee deep in sludgy soggy clay!
I am married to my best friend, sometimes referred to as ‘Old Tim’ and we share our home with two rescued dogs. Life isn’t always perfect, and I have good days and bad days. There are creative days and grey days but the Lord Jesus Christ is my Saviour. He sees me through it all and loves me just the same.
I hope you will find plenty to inspire and challenge you in these ‘pages from my Notebooks’
If ever you feel like writing to me to share your gardening experiences, to ask me questions or anything else you would like to tell me about, you can, contact me via the form below.
Happy reading, and even happier gardening