Welcome to my Garden!
So where is Dovewood? What is the connection with Leaves From My Garden? And who is behind the keyboard?
This post is all about Who? What? Where? as well as the How? (and has been updated to include links to relevant content)
So Who am I?
I have been a gardener ever since I could hold a trowel, and learnt to love gardening by working with my father as we created gardens for three successive family homes. I am happily married to my best friend Tim – who is a keen motorcyclist and a not-so-keen gardener. The Post My Husband is not a Gardener explains how he lends his muscle in the garden by using his plumbing and carpentry skills whenever I have ‘an idea’.
We share the garden with our two furbabies – rescue dogs – one of uncertain parentage, the other a Jack Russell. And have a growing shoal of fish in the pond, Jackdaws nesting in the Dovecote(!) and sundry wildlife.
What?- Leaves From My Garden – pages from the Notebooks of Helen Cronin
This website is where I share my passion and gardening experience. The title is a play on the words leaves = book pages as well as plant parts
As an avid reader of Books, and a lover of Notebooks it seemed an apt way to combine two of my greatest joys in life whilst expressing a desire to share my knowledge of Gardening. I want to help you make the most of your garden so I share my experience, tips and ideas here.
Where? – Welcome to my Garden at Dovewood
This is my home and my garden in North Dorset in the UK and I have lived here for 15+ years. The village is betwixt Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. The property is not grand or particularly old but the garden is the source of my inspiration for this website, and the test bed for my ideas. It is a small garden but has a lot of interest packed into it.
To read more about the garden layout and structure you can
- Read about the creation of the Norwegian Garden here and the second part here and the final part here
- Learn about the Acer Garden here
- Read about the construction of the garden on the north-side of the property here and the second part here
- Find out about the Productive Garden XXXXXXX
Also running through these posts and others you will find ideas to copy, to try-out in your own garden. Find out how I solve problems in my own backyard!
And finally the How?
I post regularly here at Leaves From My Garden on a variety of subjects from my latest success (or failure! LOL!) to practical helps. I have projects for you to try in your own garden. And I welcome your emails and comments as I love to help with problem solving.
I posted daily on Instagram for my Garden Photo Challenge as I set out to prove that there is something of interest everyday of the year even in a small garden (2017-2018) and continue to post from Dovewood and my home village
You can find me on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.co.uk/HelenDCronin/
I can also be found most days on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/HelenDCronin/