After however long it is, I’m leaving Gardening Gone Wild. It has been a great opportunity to pass on ideas, thoughts and experiences to the wider garden community, and sometimes to ask awkward questions and to provoke. I think it is time I devote some more time to my own blog, and to develop other[...]
Bored with that tree in the garden. Get out some paint! Preferably bio-d and non-toxic of course. This installation was done at not-quite-open-yet-but-soon-will-be nature centre near Tigre, outside Buenos Aires, and linked with the town’s Fine Art Museum as part of an initiative to promote conservation of the unique delta environment.
For the third time in five years I’m lecturing in Spanish-speaking America (you can read my accounts of lecturing in Mexico here, and here – that was an experience!) . Being interpreted (see my recent post about Argentina). We always have the same discussion – why aren’t there more books and material on gardening in[...]
This pic sums up Chanticleer: a great place to sit, nicely customized. A touch of whackiness, but completely sound. This is an amazing garden, not just for being a garden, but for the staff and the way it is run. Working at Chanticleer is not a job, but a mission and a passion. Fran has[...]
It was not my intention to write about the contentous subject of peat in gardening but a friend of mine sent me an article from the New York Times on the subject, which deserves wider distribution. So, maybe I should take the plunge. There was a time when, in the UK, we all used lots[...]