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When I was growing up we frequently visited my Aunt’s mother’s house.  Mrs Barker, as I called her, was the lady who inspired my horticultural passions.  They lived in a semi-detached in Hounslow on the outskirts of London and she had one of those long thin gardens with the concrete path down the middle to access the washing line. However, she also had a greenhouse, full of plants, which was a real… Read More

I have been looking forward, for some months, to receiving a review copy of Tovah Martin’s  The Unexpected Houseplant.  Whilst I have 8 houseplants in my house I do feel as a keen gardener and plant lover that I could do better.  Why haven’t I?  I wonder if it a lack of interesting houseplants being available or whether my compartmentalized brain focuses on outside gardening.  Whatever it is I want to sort… Read More