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Fashion Plants

I’m a globetrotting garden photographer who has visited places as far from the PNW as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Canada and Australia. I’m passionate about all the nerdy things and am currently obsessed with drought-tolerant gardening.

I’m currently between gardens, having recently sold my Seattle home. I can’t wait to start my new studio garden entirely from seed, designed to survive without watering it at all throughout our dry Pacific Northwest summers, and yet sail through our 48 inches of endless winter rain.


Fiona Grows Food

Fiona first began gardening in 2012 and in the subsequent years, her addiction to dirt, muck and anything downright filthy has taken over her life.

Fiona only grows organic food and is not now, or never shall be affiliated with chemical weedkillers or pesticides.

Fiona’s 100sqm allotment is in Malahide, North County Dublin.


Flighty’s Plot

Flighty’s Plot will be all about my allotment. Mind you looking out of the window here in London this grey, wet morning I could be excused for having second thoughts! I have a lifelong love of gardening but do not have a garden. Owning and working this plot will therefore be a welcome pleasure for me.

Fred, a French gardener

For me, gardens are a passion and especially a hobby.

When I was a child my father gave me a little border of his garden to maintain and grow what I wanted. It was certainly the starting point, the click ….

I didn’t understand until about 30 years, once owner of my house with a large garden. My many trips, from which I brought back seeds and cuttings, have grown this passion, this need to sow and succeed to grow what at first glance is difficult here.

This blog is a new challenge. English is not my native language because I’m French, but I enjoy discovering, learning and sharing what I like…


From Our Island

[Editor’s note: I could not find any “about” text on this blog to describe it. If you are the blog owner and would like to add something here, please use the “get in touch” link above to let me have some text.]

The Frustrated Gardener

Realising I was forgetting much that I had learnt about gardening and needing a hobby that would distract me from work, I took up writing this blog in June 2012. It has been everything I hoped it would be, connecting me once again to my great passion in life and to like-minded bloggers.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.