Why Gardens and All That?
- It’s about gardening
- ‘All that’ is as good a term as any for ‘misc.’ Yes, I imagine there will be plenty of ‘misc.’
- My favourite book as a child was 1066 and All That*
Who the devil are you?
I’m Natalie, I live in Kent and I have a sizeable back garden (not a euphemism. Honest). And a decent forecourt (again…)
I’m not the garden’s first owner. A hundred years ago, the place was occupied by Ida Tunstall’s family.
Here’s Ida in ‘my’ back garden in around 1902:
Since I found out about Ida and her tribe (from a wonderful descendant of hers who now lives in Australia, discovered via the Ancestry website), I have tried to live by her values:
Here’s me in ‘my’ back garden in around 2014:
Before I moved to this house, I lived in a flat in East London and dreamed of the days when I’d have an outdoor space…it would surely be only a couple of years before I was entirely self-sufficient in fruit and veg.**
Two years on…I’m not exactly there yet. But this page will chronicle my Getting There, a little bit at a time.
If you have anything – anything at all (did I definitely stress ‘anything’?) to say about this blog – insulting or otherwise – please drop me a line via my Contact Us page. I (or ‘we’) could do with the company.
* It was also the best expired domain available to me on the day. There’s that, of course.
** NB: As opposed to ‘self-sufficient in cape gooseberries.’