Category: Becoming A Gardener

Gardening is therapy

To quote my gardening hero Monty Don*, writing in August’s Gardeners’ World magazine: “Working with plants and dealing with the rhythms of the seasons is powerful medicine.” Monty, like me, is prone to depression. I suffered very badly in the years following the birth of my son, and have only this year started feeling more like myself again, whatever that… Read more →

Beginning gardening

Three and half years ago, me, my husband, my two year old daughter and my still crawling baby boy, packed up, left London and moved to Norwich. I wasn’t really a gardener then. We had come from a two-bed, ground floor flat with a shared courtyard and lawn, near a busy high road. I did have some special plants in pots: an… Read more →