December 2014



I was wamblecropt with flowers: a review of Great Dixter by Robin White

December 26, 2014

I’ve been hoping for a review of Great Dixter, and now here it is, thanks to Robin White. And it’s the second piece I’ve now read recently about the garden: it is also featured in The Garden (RHS) in the October edition. (See here) One of the things people say to me often – you’ll […]

Shrubs are the Next New Thing: a review of ‘Shrub Features’ by Michael King.

December 18, 2014

Time to review an ebook – in this case a self published ebook by Michael King: Shrub Features. Many thanks to Sarah Coles for her perseverance and excellent review. Michael may be best known for his work on grasses and meadows, and is co-author of with Piet Oudolf of one of my most battered and […]



I like the grasses: fun at a Gallery.

December 5, 2014

Yesterday Charles and I paid a visit to the new gallery,  Hauser and Wirth, in Somerset.  You’ll be hearing much about this place as Piet Oudolf has designed a garden for it. This is not a review – the garden is very new (though of course it has already been photographed and featured in the […]