The Patient Gardener


I have run out of enthusiasm for garden visiting, a sensation I am finding quite surprising. Garden visiting is something I have done for some 6 years or more on a fairly regular basis. Until the last year I felt excited and enthusiastic about visiting a garden. It was like unwrapping a present on Christmas morning; that feeling of anticipation, wonder and curiosity. Now that feeling has gone and instead when a… Read More

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 anticipated that it would be difficult to read given that it was written originally in 1870 by William Robinson and sometimes the language from this period can be, in my opinion, hard work.  However, I was thrilled to find this was… Read More

Another RHS show and the discussion of gardens as art rears its head again, particularly as RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is known for its conceptual gardens.  Now I have never been to this show partly because it is a challenge for me to get to but also because I feel a little weary of flower shows by this time.  However, whilst I may not have gone to the show I have… Read More