The Patient Gardener


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 is quite intimidating. My Life with Plants is a form of autobiography written by Roy Lancaster, as he celebrates his 80th birthday, looking back on his adventures in horticulture.  The book starts… Read More

We have been invited by VP to hold a gardening dinner party and to share with her and our fellow bloggers who we would invite and why.  So here is my guest list: My first guest would be Daisy, Countess of Warwick. I first read about her when I read Virgins, Weeders and Queens .  She was one of a number of influential women in gardening history that I would love to have met…. Read More