Monthly Archives: April 2015

Down the Garden Path…

“I fear that this book holds little practical wisdom.” is hardly the kind of comment to make someone pick up a gardening book, is it? “You must not look to it for guidance. It will not tell you how to prune a rose-bush, … Continue reading

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Enchantment of the highest order…

This post is about George Elgood.  Unless you have pored over old arthouse auction catalogues or spent time looking at watercolours on provincial gallery walls he’s someone you’ve probably never heard of. He might look a typically mildly eccentric Victorian gent but … Continue reading

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Percy gets the boot…

Percy Thrower was the country’s best known gardener for the three decades after the early 1950s. Not only did he write books and columns for newspapers and magazines but he also fronted the leading TV programme about gardening.  Unlike its predecessor Gardening … Continue reading

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The Canon and a class act in Nottingham…

Is gardening a classless pursuit?  It might appeal to many people but is there any connection between the wealthy and their ability to garden on a grand scale, perhaps employing staff, or having historic structures and settings, or being able to … Continue reading

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