Tag Archives: Gardening Books

Looking at Garden Planting Design Mistakes

As a keen gardener I am always making mistakes and learning from them, but invariably gardening books only tell us the correct way to do things and only show perfectly composed photographs of gardens to which we must aspire. Looking at … Continue reading

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Gardening with Shrubs

Books For Christmas 2014 There are not many books around that will actually teach you to use shrubs effectively in your garden. Too many shrub books are written by experts and focus on the plants at the expense of design; … Continue reading

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Chelsea Show Gardens – teach us nothing

I have just finished watching the BBC’s daily reports on the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 and I must say that the new presenter, Monty Don, has significantly improved the standard of debate and analysis of the various plants and gardens … Continue reading

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Thinking about Shrubs – Part One – An Introduction

What, you might ask, is to be said about shrubs in a web blog devoted to the use of perennials in meadow gardens? Well, quite a lot really. I have visited enough so-called cutting edge, contemporary gardens with their wide … Continue reading

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Inside-out Garden Design

Is garden design in a rut created by the way we are taught to approach it? Perhaps it is the result of the scale of modern-day gardens that we think in terms of boundaries and what we can place within … Continue reading

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GRASS KING – new gardening books

Grass, Gras, Graser, Siergrassen, Prachtig Gras These are just some of the titles of books and articles about ornamental grasses that I have written over the past twenty years or so. Prachtig Gras This was my first book, co-authored with … Continue reading

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Gardening eBooks on Perennial Meadows

The Perennial Meadows series of eBooks is almost ready for publication as anyone who read my earlier post on gardening eBooks and who will read them will know. The series will eventually comprise six books covering the basic principles of … Continue reading

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Digital Gardening Books – who will read them?

I have had seven books published and every one was a journey of discovery. There is no way to get to know a subject better than have to write a book about it. Wooly ideas have to be sorted out, … Continue reading

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