Book Reviews

Book Review – The Kinfolk Garden

Reading time 10 minutes

I am generally reticent about writing book reviews. However, when the first couple of critiques I read online are comedically scathing, my interest is […]

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A Bookish Birthday

Reading time 5 minutes

You might well assume that I’d had enough of being busy doing nothing over the Christmas holidays. That’s certainly not the case. Over the […]

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Getting Away From It All

Reading time 7 minutes

Like many folk, we’ve barely spent a night away from home since the New Year. I love The Watch House with all my heart, […]

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10 Books on my Winter Reading List

Reading time 12 minutes

  Having built myself a library, you would think I’d be spending all my time sitting about and reading. Unfortunately that’s so far from […]

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Story of Flowers – Azuma Makoto

Reading time 4 minutes

  If you have delved into my essential reading list, you will already know that I find the work of floral artist Azuma Makoto […]

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The Amazon Man Cometh

Reading time 6 minutes

  Oh dear. Him Indoors has gone skiing and left me alone, at home, with only my credit card for company. It’s dangerous territory, […]

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Hoard

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I think I did rather well, don’t you? Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas Day.  The Frustrated Gardener, December 25th 2015.

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A Growing Obsession

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The promise of a new library has fuelled my growing obsession with books related to gardens and gardening. My Christmas list is a roll call of […]

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Book Review – Garden Design: A Book of Ideas

Reading time 5 minutes

I love a new gardening book, which is a dangerous passion when so many fresh titles hit the shelves every year. Most are glossy, many interesting […]

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