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Campanula lactiflora at Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

This week:

A review by Tristan Gregory of a National Gardens Scheme garden, confronting the notion that they are above? or beyond? criticism.

Previous post:

Opening a discussion about the merits of community gardens -- which attracted interesting comments.

And for those sufficiently interested, Elizabeth Musgrave raised interesting questions for me about the ‘take home’ aspect of gardens – referred to by Tristan in his review above. It is (publicity alert) about Veddw.

(The review of ‘Are gardens art?’ has not arrived yet.)

Anne Wareham, editor



(One of Tim Richardson’s ‘most influential gardeners’,  Wow.)

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“I see my brief as a critic primarily as a purveyor of information, a sort of animated signpost, attempting to point out something that readers should judge for themselves. I hope my enthusiasm or censure will inspire others to look and think independently.” Andrew Lambirth in the Spectator

Rosa Felicia, Early June, Veddw, Copyright Anne Wareham 024


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