Think you can’t have a beautiful garden that you share with your dogs – think again. My two passions are gardening and my dogs, and I want to share ideas of how the two can easily be combined.
It is perfectly possible to have your horticultural haven outside the back door and not have a separate “dog area”. These days, few of us have much land so it would be wasteful to separate humans and dogs.
Our small suburban garden is shared with our lively Welsh Springer Spaniels and is considered to be of high enough quality to be one of 3,600 gardens in the UK to open to the public under the National Garden Scheme.
Who am I? I am Finuala Barnes and I live on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, England. I have loved, shown, worked (and occasionally bred) my Barhi Welsh Springer Spaniels for over twenty years. Our current garden has been open to the public under the NGS since 2007. I have written on gardening for Dog World , the UK’s largest circulation canine newspaper.
This site consists of two sections – Articles and Posts.
- Articles cover specific topics of interest to the dog owning gardener, under two main headings of
- Posts reflect
There is now a Facebook Group dedicated to Gardening and Dogs. Come and join us.
I hope you find this blog useful and look forward to your feedback and questions.