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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: The Gardeners Companion to Medicinal Plants

Sometimes a book comes along that is just a bit different to the everyday coffee table book on gardens and plants  and The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is such a book. It is strange but there is something in... Continue Reading →

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 →

That Was the Year That Way – 2015

Another tradition here at the PatientGardener blog is a round up of the year.  It is always interesting to look back and remind yourself of places you have been and things you have seen or it seems, as is the... 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 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 →

Product Review: Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball

I am always hesitant to review products but my interest was piqued when I was asked if I would consider reviewing a produce from the new Sophie Conran range for Burgon & Ball.  I was particularly interested in the indoor... Continue Reading →

Plant Me Now – Perennial Starter Plants

Long term readers of this blog may recall that last year I did a number of reviews for Plant Me Now mainly in relation to their bedding plants.  I was always impressed with the quality of the plants and the... Continue Reading →

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