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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: 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 →

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 →

Book Review: The Splendour of the Tree

  I am catching up on some book reviews and wanted to share The Splendour of the Tree by Noel Kingsbury with you.  I had anticipated that it would be a book showing various trees, conditions needed, maybe a diagram... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plant Lovers Guide to Epimediums

I adore Epimediums.  If there was a plant that I might collect it would be these so when I was asked by Timberpress if I would like to review Sally Gregson's new book The Plant Lover's Guide to Epimediums I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops

"Oh no" was my reaction when a review copy of Naomi Slade's 'The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrop' dropped through the letterbox from Timberpress, "Not another snowdrop book". For indeed they seem to be coming out thick and fast over... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Writer’s Garden

There seems to be a plethora of books about gardens in various locations of the world or the UK at the moment so finding a new angle is a challenge.  Jackie Bennett has taken the approach of collecting together an... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual

As a gardener who uses their greenhouse for more than tomatoes and annual seedlings I was interested to receive a review copy of The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual by Roger Marshall from Timber Press.  There aren't many books on greenhouse gardening... Continue Reading →

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