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Notes from a Head Gardener ~ A book Review of Dan Pearson’s Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden

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Factual gardening books are not my usual choice for bedtime reading. Bedtime is normally reserved for escapism, intrigue and a leap into a different life for half an hour or so before (hopefully) a gentle drift towards my sweetest dreams. Yet the moment I picked up Dan Pearson’s Natural Selection:… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ A book Review of Dan Pearson’s Natural Selection: A Year in the Garden

Article published in The Wiltshire Gardens Trust Journal  For the next three years I will be juggling my work as a freelance horticulturalist with a busy family life whilst studying for The Royal Horticultural Society Master of Horticulture course. When I tell people that I am studying towards the MHort… Read More »

Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Chapter 6 ~ On the importance of garden visits 12/9/2017

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Making the time to visit gardens a few times a year is of vital importance to a professional gardener. It is not always easy to fit it in, especially during the busiest gardening months but, even if you leave your garden kicking and screaming and in the foulest of moods,… Read More »Notes from a Head Gardener ~ Chapter 6 ~ On the importance of garden visits 12/9/2017