About me

Welcome to my blog!

After being a property lawyer for nearly 20 years I decided to take some time off to write………and ended up gardening! Reluctantly at first but as my flowers and veg started to grow I caught the bug.

I had to start from scratch with only the odd pearl of wisdom from an elderly relative to go on. As a lawyer my first port of call was to read as many books as I could. However, advice was contradictory, confusing or assumed a certain level of knowledge to start with – perennial anyone?

I just got stuck in and much of what I grew was by trial and error. So as we approach a new growing season I thought I would create this blog to share my triumphs, disasters, hints and tips in the hope that whether you only have 5 minutes a week and a window box for a garden or whether you’re Monty Don or Jim McCall, together we can de-mystify this gardening lark.



7 responses to “About me

  1. Great idea Fiona! I’m right into this gardening malarkey, out of the classroom and into the greenhouse – so to speak! Looking forward to reading!

  2. Loving this Fiona, have decided to have a go at some fruit and veg this year so look forward to your tips, is it cheating if I do the growing at the parents…… Happy growing, it’s better than the lawyering malarkey, at least it’s edible!!

    • Hi Gillian – glad you like it. Sitting in the greenhouse on a deckchair watching your tomatoes grow is the complete antithesis to sitting behind a desk trying to keep demanding clients happy. It’s just a pity it doesn’t pay the mortgage! Good luck with your growing. Let me know how it goes. Hope the Dundee climate is kind to you!

  3. Hi Fiona, just found your blog…it’s looking good. “However, advice was contradictory, confusing or assumed a certain level of knowledge to start with…” That sound to me just like advce from lawyers too…. My pet gripe is that so few gardening books or columns recognise that some of us live in the frozen north, and guidance is usally for those who live in more benign climates. Good luck with the blog.

  4. I just noticed your blog name and had a good laugh–I started gardening many years ago at the beginning of my law career (coinciding with a set of toddlers), and became addicted to the amazing stress-release that it was. I have a long-term habit now . . . .

    Lovely blog.

  5. The Belmont Rooster

    I am following both your blogs. Awesome job and great photos!

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