When I married Jack in 2018, I took his family name ‘Gardener’ as my new surname. Having a new identity got me thinking about how little I knew about gardening and being fickle I became interested in it overnight. I felt like I wanted to live up to my new name somehow!


Luckily we moved to Winchester soon after the wedding which meant we had our own garden for the very first time. Tending to our long thin patch of earth has truly given me the gardening bug and regardless of my original aspirations I've been hooked ever since.


I’m using this gardening blog to track our progress. The focus is on ‘becoming’ rather than ‘being’ a true gardener, so this is a gardening blog for beginners. With my weekly explorations as a novice gardening blogger I hope to learn something and share my new knowledge with you.