|About me:||I am 69 years old and have been gardening since I was about 11 as Mum and Dad had an allotment and I used to help look after it. When I got married in 1966 we bought the house in Mangotsfield Bristol where we still live and the earlier years of gardening really were a good background for me. In the early years we did a lot of veg gardening but after our children married in 1996 & 1997 we did a revamp and changed around creating a kidney shaped lawn with borders and the bottom end of the plot to raised beds to save my knees. My birthday present to myself last October (2012) was a Robinson Octagonal greenhouse which is brilliant. I've posted a pic of my back garden rather than of myself or some non-sensical avatar. We've had some major changes in the garden this year with a couple of raised beds created. I did the designs and a local landscape gardener who used to be foreman of the garden team at Bristol Zoo did the work for me which we are very pleased with.