Thinkingardens is getting review heavy.
This is not a complaint. For a long time we were unable to get books unless I bought them – we are now being offered review copies and I am finding excellent thinkingardens contributors to write them. For both – many thanks.
For a long time too I despaired of getting garden reviews, which ought to be our life blood given their almost total absence elsewhere (they are beginning to appear in blogs and this will ultimately be a game changer). We are now being offered them and this has been an exciting development alongside the Garden Tweets. Thank you, everyone.
There is a depressing and increasing number of books and websites supposedly offering opinion about ‘Britain’s Finest Gardens’ and similar which actually ask for payment from the garden owners for the gardens to appear. Clearly, in this phoney world honest opinion is gold.
All this is brilliant and keeps me frantically busy.
However, I would, being a greedy soul, like to balance all these goodies with more articles (though you do know I can’t pay..) which raise good interesting topics of the kind that tend not to be countenanced elsewhere. ie not another boring piece about bulb planting – or even horticulture. Or permaculture. Or allotments. Or plants. Or GYO. There is more than enough of that.
There are a great many things to discuss about gardens and here is my invitation to make a contribution if you have something intelligent and interesting to say. If you don’t, I will. You have been warned….
Anne Wareham, editor.