Welcome to my website.
This used to be my garden. Now, since the beginning of 2019, this garden belongs to somebody else. I am sure the new owners enjoy the garden as much as I did.
In the meantime I'm tending my borrowed garden in Essex, which I have done for quite a few years.
My name is Gabriele and as you can see, I love gardening.
When I'm in the garden I lose myself and forget all my troubles. I think about what needs to be done and what I'm going to do next. The photograph that you see of me is ten years old and unfortunately time has taken its toll and I don't look like that anymore.
Anyway, seeing my plants grow still gives me a thrill every time and I'm still the same on the inside.
Don't underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It's the one area where we can all use our nascent creative talents to make a truly satisfying work of art. Every individual, with thought, patience and a large portion of help from nature, has it in them to create their own private paradise: truly a thing of beauty and a joy for ever.
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. Alice Walker
(Very true for me, as I always questioned my Mum about her parents garden when she was a little girl).
By the way, I don't know if anyone ever looks at this website. Should YOU like what you see, I wouldn't mind if you send me a little note.