I’ll be on The RHS Talks Theatre main stage Saturday 13th April at 3pm and again at 4pm.
The first talk will be my interviewing the very legendary BBC’s Terry Walton (update: pictured above in conversation) and the second will be hosting a discussion about The Perennial Garden I designed for this years RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019.
I bought this book last year… and to be very honest…. it has sat on the shelf for most of that time. No offence Tim Newbury. Sincerely. That said, it only cost €17.55 [only?!!] in hughes and hughes and I suppose that should [again, sincerely] be taken into consideration.
But I’m still puzzled on this one. For me the only horticultural bible I know of is the RHS encyclopedia of plants and with that in mind, the truth is… this is far from ‘a bible’.
It is a good book possibly, for my Mom or one of my four sisters [who would not be gardeners of any format by the way]. It is I might propose a good guide when considering ideas for your garden…. a kind of a ‘I was thinking of something along those lines…’ kind of a guide….?
But, you may be disappointed, if you were looking for lots of pictures. In its favour, the illustrations and the explanations are good – but then against that…. there are only ’40 great off the peg designs’ to chose from.
A good gift, a decent book [and a very useful one too for the novice, maybe…], but not the greatest investment I personally have ever made.
PS: Dear Mr Hughes and Mr Hughes,
I did email you some weeks ago… but to no response. you might consider an educated and experienced horticulturalist to review your books before they hit the shelves…
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