Lesley and I have known each other for more than two decades. After all, I'm best mates with her oldest son!

So, Lesley is in her sixties and a Londoner by birth. After slumming it in diverse towns like Hull and Hemel Hempstead, Lesley finally settled down in Thame with her late husband Roger.

With three children, six grandchildren and an Open University degree, you may wonder how Lesley has found the time to get so good at horticulture. She loves the magic of gardening, and brewing her own booze!

Favorite quote: Might be old, but at least there is still alcohol!

Wendy and Lesley have been as thick as thieves for as long as they can remember. Though hailing from Cumbria, Wendy spent her childhood and teenage years in Australia before moving back to the Lake District.

With three children and three grandchildren, Wendy sought solace in her garden. Of course, the wild Cumbrian climate did make gardening quite awkward at times.

Wendy now lives with fellow sextagenarian Lesley and enjoys the calmer climate of the South.

Favourite quote: J.F.D.I.

Matt the Photographer

Iam a keen photographer and responsible for putting this website together. Well, it keeps me off the streets!

I hope you enjoy the Blog and the Gallery.


Lesleys Blog

  • Posted on Tuesday 22nd September, 2015
    Back Again.

    Been neglecting this site over the summer. Been on holiday  (twice) and have not really had much to say. As it is nearing October it is bulb planting  time, and time to put the garden to bed for the winter. That entails lots of cutting back and cutting down, and moving stuff that has grown […]

  • Posted on Saturday 1st August, 2015
    Our bees

    Just a few of the lovely photos taken by Matt in our garden this July.

  • Posted on Sunday 26th July, 2015
    Rain, and more rain

    Well we did need it. But not quite this much. Have managed to get out and plant three new Iris plants, but have done not much else. Hopefully I can get out and dead head a bit tomorrow, and go and visit our sadly neglected allotment. As the ground is so wet, it might be a […]

  • Posted on Saturday 18th July, 2015
    Early Autumn

    Our garden, I am convinced, believes it is autumn. We  are now having to do the jobs that we normally have to do in September, and the large, big fat spiders have started to enter the house, so it’s close the windows time, and split the plants time. Most annoying, cos we don’t seem to […]

  • Posted on Thursday 9th July, 2015
    Thinking it over

    I have come to realise that much of my gardening is really just what I call ‘headology’ Standing and staring, watching and looking, to see what goes where, what is too big, what does not look happy. Really looking into the garden. So when I sit and there and do nothing, I am actually doing […]

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