What's it All About?

Well, it's about as much of My Family, My Friends, My Life and its Events, as I can recall and cram in . . . .
On this website I introduce myself, 'The Toynes', my family and their lives, as well as my life and our photographs from more than 70 years - 40 of them hiding in the shrubbery . . .


FIRST: A Whole Life

The Toynes, My Life, My Family and Our Travels - That's a 'Me & Mine' click.


THEN: A Life in Horticulture

Gardens, Plants, Techniques, Styles, Features, Wildlife - Good & Bad -  and Ideas . . . this is where you'll find my latest photos to look at and use. Yes, USE!

I look forward to reading your comments in the 'About You' (that's 'you' NOT me!) and 'Get In Touch' Sections!

Visitors to this Toyne Website

Thanks for Visiting Folks! How's about telling us something about your life in the 'About You' Section or leaving a message in 'Get In Touch'?

Have a Look at the Toyne Family Tree:

Click on this logo for our Branch of 'The Toyne Family Tree'

For several years I have been putting together a Family Tree for our Branch of the Toynes in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the world (I have two children and further offspring in Australia and Glenna has umpteen cousins in America) - However, I must admit to being neither very good nor very consistent in my efforts and have resolved to look elsewhere for information and history than just the Web! Time permitting, I'll put this into practice soon . . . 


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Welcome to My World

Thanks for dropping by - I take it you are interested in either, 'The Toynes', or in the Natural World - particularly plants. Or, of course, it could simply be that my skill and originality in Website presentation may just have lured you in, intrigued by my apparent presumption of Universal Interest in the photosynthetic, autotrophic and heterotrophic aspects of our planet . . . 

My name is David Toyne. Scan or browse the site and get to know the features, topics and illustrations I've incorporated.

If you like, to give me an idea of who's been visiting my Site and what your interests are -  and if I can help you in any way - you can ask questions or leave a message in the 'About You' and / or, the 'Get in Touch' Sections.

And please let me have any ideas (regarding things-natural only, please) about how I could add to and/or improve my Site.

So, enjoy your journey, good hunting, and may you live long and prosper . . .

David - Thoroughly warming to the task . . .

Some of the Toyne 'Clan' on Glenna & My Wedding Day
Spring Flower Expedition in the Italian Dolomites


After my family, my two great loves in life are Plants and Travel - with Photography running them a close third. My wife Glenna and I have travelled a lot - and hope to continue doing so, before our legs, or some other equally indispensible parts, give up on us . . .

Quite a few of the Photographs featured in the various Sections are from our latest travels - in Australia and Thailand, but there are sections on all the Horticultural, Botanical, Wildlife, Ecological and Conservation topics we enjoy so much, with photographs from earlier times and expeditions.

We hope you find them interesting, useful - even educational - and that they answer at least some of the questions to which you may be seeking answers.


David & Glenna Toyne