Affirmations, arguments and alstroemerias
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Gardens, weeds and words podcast, S01E14 show notes
A blend of slow radio, gardening advice and conversation, and readings from the best garden and wildlife writing.
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Preparing for the visit of gardening friends, with the help of
Dear Friend and Gardener: Letters on Life and Gardening by Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto, published by Frances Lincoln 1998
In Your Garden by Vita Sackville-West, published by Frances Lincoln, reissued 2004
I’m getting mightily bored of saying that things are out of print, but both of these are, which seems… daft. There’s a Kindle version of the Christo/Beth Chatto book, and second hand copies about. Used copies of the Vita book are crazy prices, so your local library may well be the best bet.
The affirmation that comes from reading a passage written by one of your gardening heroes who agrees with you…
… until they go and spoil it by banging on about a flower you can’t stand!
Alstroemerias, how I don’t like them, but you probably should. The wonderful work done by British flower grower Ben Cross as seen on his Instagram feed https://www.instagram.com/alstroemeriaben/
A trail for the next full episode, featuring writer and podcaster Lucy Lucraft, kicking off an occasional series where I’ll be talking to new gardeners about their experiences getting to grips with plants, garden centres and, let’s face it, other gardeners.
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