I started this blog in 2008 to record how my garden developed, it quickly became a gardening journal and I have loved it every since. I am passionate about horticulture despite working in higher education administration. I have started to re-engage with other hobbies: knitting, sewing and drawing so sometimes the posts on here may be less garden focussed. However, as I don't want to bore you with my new crochet obsession I have started another blog for this and if you are interested there is a link further down this side bar.
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Category Archives: Book Reviews
I agreed to review The Bee: A Natural History by Noah Wilson-Rich because I was curious to know more about bees. As a garden blogger who uses social media extensively I have felt bombarded in the last year or so … Continue reading
I wonder how many of gardeners could with all honesty look at the garden they have created objectively and take drastic actions to completely reinvent the atmosphere and flow of the space. This is exactly what Sir Roy Strong has … Continue reading
There is nothing I enjoy more than a bit of history and when it’s coupled with horticulture I am a very happy person. So I was thrilled to be offered a review copy of British Gardens in Time; the book … Continue reading
I firmly believe that a lot of garden lore derives from job creation for the legions of under gardeners that used to exist. I have a habit of doing gardening jobs as and when they occur to me and I … Continue reading
I have to admit that Backyard Blueprints isn’t the sort of book I would normally buy as it has a design focus which isn’t my real interest. However, as it focusses on small gardens, or backyards, I thought it … Continue reading
Hells bells my shoddy compost making has been immortalised in print in my friend Dee’s new book – The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. I met Dee last summer at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling in San Francisco. We seemed to … Continue reading