I retired from my job on a nursery in August 2014, a little earlier than I’d planned. Since then our garden and my allotments have had rather more attention than before. They’re done with the benefit of a lifetime as a professional horticulturalist behind me, which helps a bit but not as much as you might think. Growing plants on a nursery and growing them at home are quite different.
Our garden is in south-east Cornwall and has been a work in progress since 1989. I have pictures of it then and it’s unrecognisable. I hope to be around to look at the pictures I’m taking now in another 27 years time and for it to be unrecognisable again.
I also have two allotments, on one of which I grow fruit and veg. I’m a year into doing that without digging, about which I may have more to say. The other plot is temporarily holding Camellias, about which I will have little to say here but more on my other blog at https://jimscamellias.com/