I am a retired Primary School Headteacher living in a tiny village out in the sticks south of Shrewsbury. I retired at the age of 42 after disability made working impossible. Now I survive constant nerve pain in my right leg and spine, with the help of a Spinal Cord Stimulator implant and by popping pain killers but most important of all is the support of my wife, Jude, known affectionately in my blog as “The Undergardener” who recently retired from her teaching job. Jude is the worker in the partnership!
Together we enjoy our quarter acre garden, our allotment and wandering around wherever we can appreciate the natural world and other peoples’ gardens. We garden organically and with wildlife in mind. We are both on the committee of our allotment site, Bowbrook Allotment Community, where Jude is the Secretary and I am the Green Space Co-ordinator and editor of the lotties’ newsletter, Dig It!
Greenbenchramblings is all about gardening and the natural world. It is my musings about our garden and gardens we visit, the wildlife in our garden and on our allotment community site, and places of natural beauty and interest we visit. My blog is full of photos taken with our my Nikon DSLR and Canon digital compact.
The green bench where the wanderings are born sits on our lottie and is now rather old and faded.