The Patient Gardener

Why do we get so vexed by what we term weeds – going to huge lengths to eradicate them from our gardens? And why do we categorise some plants as weeds...

I love gardening and I love books and so most gardening books are a welcome gift at Christmas.  Here are two I have received in recent months to review which I...

I was very interested to receive an advanced information sheet from Bloomsbury Books for Sarah Raven’s new book ‘Wild Flowers’. I have always been interested in wild flowers. I remember doing...

The only way I can describe my reaction to receiving Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo from Timberpress was like a child being taken into a sweet shop. Before you even...

I was quietly excited to receive On the Wild Side by Keith Wiley to review.  Whilst the book was originally published in 2004, Keith came to the UK’s gardening public’s attention...

Contemporary Colour in the Garden by Andrew Wilson is not the sort of ‘gardening’ book I would normally rush out to buy.  I tend to shy away from design based horticulture...

I have been increasingly interested in using grasses in the garden but have been slightly nervous  as they are an unknown medium for me and I have seen many badly planted...

As it is World Book Day I was determined to get my review of Monty Don’s Great Gardens of Italy (published by Quadrille) up today if only just! I was apprehensive...

The Wild Garden was sent to me by Timberpress to review along with Dear Christo. The latter got my initial interest and The Wild Garden sat on the side as I...

I have been most distracted recently with a book my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas.  Admittedly I had told him that I wanted the book or I wouldn’t have got it. ...