WENDY STEELE
HORTICULTURAL SILVER STAR



Wendy Steel Wildlife Garden Silver Medal

Wendy Steele of Bull Bay - Central Green-Fingered Personage



WILD GARDEN SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2010


It is with enormous joy that I introduce you to Mrs Wendy Steele of Bull Bay and I know that you will all join me in congratulating her on her recent major success.

Wendy is the Silver Medal Winner for the Large Wild Garden 2010 awarded by the North Wales Wildlife Trust.




I extend my warmest gratitude to Wendy for agreeing to write a regular article for Anglesey Hidden Gem.

You'll find a link near the bottom of this page that will take you to WENDY'S LATEST REPORT

GO THERE NOW?...






Wendy and Friend in Her Award Winning Garden

ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPOSSIBLE


You will already know that gardens are strange entities and while you strive to shape and control them according to distinct horticultural principles, they are never keen to participate.

Whatever plan you have in mind at the beginning of your endeavours is swiftly overwhelmed by Nature’s insistence on retaining its own independence.

To maintain the perfect idealised large garden requires enormous commitment and usually cannot be achieved without the aid of others.

Nature has greater patience and persistence than us mere mortals. Like many things in our lives, achieving the idealised is merely a transient pleasure.






THE GOOD GARDENER- ART & SOUL


The intelligent gardener (that’s you Wendy) acknowledges Nature as being beautiful in its own right and does not fight it.

Smart gardeners embrace the independence; note which plants are natural companions and just bring them together among others through experimentation.

Slowly, with infinite patience and great skill and knowledge one constructs an environment where Nature feels comfortable and at home. These gardens are among those unique places where you immediately feel equally comfortable and at home.

Your Soul just knows that this place is ‘just right and as it should be’.

In simple words, a good gardener embraces serendipity and develops a strong back - or at least engages the muscles of the docile and pliant.






Wendy's Most Welcome Friends

WINNER WENDY IN HER OWN WRITE


“The smiling chap on the right is Gerallt Pennant from S4C (the Welsh TV channel) and very pleasantly chatty he was too.

The award ceremony was held at Portmeirion, for which we had free entry - always a bonus.

The judge on my right in the photo is called Anna and unfortunately I can't remember her surname, but she was from the North Wales Wildlife Trust.

The judges, including multiple Chelsea Gold Medal winner Medwyn Hughes spent two hours going round the garden asking questions: What I was doing for this and why I had got that etc etc. It was very enjoyable but exhausting.

The award ceremony was introduced by the other judge, also called Anna (very confusing) who is Swedish and trilingual, what a clever lady I hear you say.

The categories as far as I can remember them were for small, medium and large gardens, schools and business. I was in the large gardens and won Silver and the Anglesey Sea Zoo won the Gold in the Business Category.

Can't think of anything else to tell you other than the free coffee and biscuits were very nice. Oh. We also got the choice of plants for a prize which were very kindly provided by a garden centre."


Dear Wendy,

The judge on your right is Anna Williams and the trilingual lady taking the photograph is Anna Budesha.




Wendy Steele's Judgement Day

WENDY'S GARDENING ARTICLES


I am delighted to share you you the most excellent news that Wendy Steele will be writing regular articles about her Award Winning Garden for Anglesey Hidden Gem.





Read MARCH 2012 GARDENING REPORT.

Read JULY & AUGUST 2011 GARDENING REPORT.

FOR THE APRIL TO JUNE GARDEN ARTICLE Please Click Here...

FOR WENDY'S MARCH ARTICLE Please Click Here...

FOR WENDY'S JANUARY / FEBRUARY ARTICLE Please Click Here...

FOR WENDY'S CHRISTMAS ARTICLE Please Click Here...

FOR WENDY'S NOVEMBER ARTICLE Please Click Here...





WHO IS WENDY?


On the Royal Horticular Society’s online community for gardeners, Wendy Steele describes herself:


"I was an A/E nurse for over 30 years until physical ill health meant I had to retrain as a solicitor. We now live on the beautiful island of Anglesey and have a third of an acre garden that is to die for. We also live over the road from the sea. We are so lucky!



Do you have any questions for Wendy
or want to share some thoughts?

It's good to share, especially if you can spare someone's feeble back with your magical advice.

I am so delighted that Wendy has decided to write her articles and to share the challenges and delights of her gardening adventures.

So if you have any questions about how to engage with Nature to transform your garden into the best room in the house, then do get in touch.

If you have any photographs then we'd love to see them.

Enter Your Title

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

SOS Frogspawn 
Hi Wendy I saw your request to help the frogspawn in your pond, and now understand that the problem has been sorted, but I was wondering if you could …

Click here to write your own.



Protected by Copyscape Online Plagiarism Finder




Return from Wendy Steele Winner to HOME PAGE.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Be kind to yourself

Never EVER Stop Chasing Your Dreams.

Anglesey Award Winning Beaches
LOVELY ANGLESEY WALKS & AMBLES
CLICK HERE

Anglesey Award Winning Beaches
ANGLESEY'S AWARD
WINNING BEACHES
CLICK HERE


Retire To Something




ANGLESEY
MONOPOLY


SBI! Quick Tour



Reviews 160x600



BlockBuilder 2