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The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll

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Book Review: My Life with Plants

It was with some trepidation that I agreed to review Roy Lancaster's My Life with Plants; after all commenting on the writing of someone who is held in such high esteem by so many in the horticultural world and beyond... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Gardeners Companion to Medicinal Plants

Sometimes a book comes along that is just a bit different to the everyday coffee table book on gardens and plants  and The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is such a book. It is strange but there is something in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: She Sheds

She Sheds by Erika Kotite is not my normal choice of garden related reading but I was curious so agreed to write a review for Cool Springs Press.  Erika's book explores the idea of 'She Sheds' which are essentially outdoor... Continue Reading →

Book Review: RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

One of the best presents my sons ever bought me was the RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants probably about 10 years ago.  A hugely valuable resource that opens the keen amateur gardener's eyes to the amazing world of plants. ... Continue Reading →

Review: Gardeners’ Barrier Bar

I don't generally do product reviews as I really believe that you need to try something thoroughly before you endorse it.  However, when I was contacted by Janiro enquiring if I was interested in trying their Barrier Bar  aimed at... Continue Reading →

A Book Review BOGOF

As I am blogging less I am feeling guilty that I owe a couple of book reviews to Frances Lincoln so I thought I would go for a BOGOF approach (Blog one, get one free). Shakespeare's Gardens by Jackie Bennett... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gardening – Book Review

Very occasionally I receive a book to review and the timing of its arrival seems to be very serendipitous. This is true of The Art of Gardening, a Timberpress publication which focuses on the approach to gardening at Chanticleer, a garden... Continue Reading →

A timely reminder

  I read last night and into the early hours and wept. It's rare for a book to hold me in this way. Despite its title, Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening is not a gardening book although the education of... Continue Reading →

Paradise Gardens: Book Review

The title of Paradise Gardens is a little misleading if like me you assumed it was another coffee table book that would be full of large glossy pictures of gardens with some text alongside.  Instead this book has a completely... Continue Reading →

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