Welcome to ruralgardener.co.uk.
We’re John and Tania and in 2007 we took a decision to move to Hampshire in a bid to live a more stress free and sustainable lifestyle. We found a plot just north of Salisbury on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border and built our family home. We then spent the next 9 years creating a beautiful garden and a 70% self sufficient lifestyle by growing own organic fruit and vegetables as well as keeping a few free range chickens for eggs.
We created a small plant nursery where we raised a few plants which was a great source of great pleasure to us both.
Now we’ve embarked on a new adventure and have bought a 16th century cottage in the heart of the Chiltern hills in the historic town of Old Amersham. We’re still going to be producing as much of our own fruit and veg as we can, although we now have a tiny plot by comparison to Hampshire. At the same time we’re going to be renovating the cottage back to it’s former glory.
As they say …. life is not a dress rehearsal so please join us in our journey as we share the highs and lows of renovating our grade 2 listed property in the country.
Wishing you the best of health.