The Patient Gardener


If you are ever, as I often am, in need of a quick garden writing fix – maybe a drop of wisdom from Beth Chatto, Vita Sackville-West or Dan Pearson – then Of Rhubarb and Roses is for you. The book is a compilation of articles from the gardening section of the Telegraph.  Tim Richardson was tasked with the job of going through the cuttings, and you can imagine the pile of… Read More

I have just spent an interesting hour reading some back articles on line by Robin Lane Fox who writes the weekly gardening article for the Financial Times.  I have a cold hence the luxury of languishing in bed reading. I haven’t read his writing before and it was like a breath of fresh air.  Here is a gardener after my own heart; someone who isn’t afraid to say what he really thinks… Read More