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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2014 Specialist Plant Fairs

Provisional schedule for 2014’s Plant Hunters’ Fairs. 
Keep up to date at  www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk, or follow them on Twitter @plantfairs


30th Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral


5th The National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs
6th Bramall Hall, Bramhall, Stockport Cheshire
12th Bodenham Arboretum nr KidderminsterWorcs
13th Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire
19th Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey
20th / 21st April Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Staffs
26th Sugnall Hall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs 
27th Norton Priory, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire


4th / 5th May Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire. 
18th Consall Hall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire 
24th National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs
25th Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire. 
26th Stonyford Cottage Gardens, Cuddington, Cheshire
31st Hodnet Hall Gardens,Market Drayton, Shrops


1st Hodnet Hall Gardens,Market Drayton, Shrops
15th Burton Manor, Burton, Wirral 
22nd Whittington Castle, Whittington, Shropshire
29th Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey


2nd National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffs
3rd Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch, Shrops.
17th Bodnant Garden near Colwyn Bay, Conwy
24th / 25th Dorothy Clive Garden Willoughbridge, Staffs 
30th Bodenham Arboretum, Kidderminster, Worcs.


7th Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral, Cheshire 
21st Sugnall Hall Walled Garden, Eccleshall, Staffs