Category: Reviews

September 21, 2022
The Crevice Garden

Review of Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs,The Crevice Garden: How to make the perfect home for plants from rocky places. Filbert Press, 2022. Although I’ve gardened for well over thirty years, I’d never encountered a crevice garden until I went on the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s gardening tour this past summer. One of the standout […]

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July 12, 2022
Claus Dalby, Containers in the Garden

Review: Claus Dalby, Containers in the Garden, Quarto, 2022 I am sorry not to be more enthusiastic about this book, as I am a great admirer of Claus Dalby. Dalby is a Danish gardening celebrity, but more widely known through his YouTube channel and his Instagram site, both of which I highly recommend. He's a […]

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June 22, 2022
Ranunculus Butterfly

Main image: Photo Adam Ross I’ve always been ambivalent when it comes to ranunculus. I love them as a cut flower, but not so much in the garden: they don't merge well with other plants and mass plantings of ranunculus are too parks and gardens for my taste. I’ve always grown them in pots or […]

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June 22, 2022
Sarah Raven, A Year Full of Flowers

Review: Sarah Raven, A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for all seasons, Jonathan Buckley photographer, Bloomsbury, 2021. When it comes to Sarah Raven, I’m something of a fangirl, and so it was almost inevitable I would love this book. I know I will never have a garden like the 90-acre Perch Hill, with its herd […]

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