books

Discovering Daffodils

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It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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10 Books on my Winter Reading List

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  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

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  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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A Once in a Lifetime Job

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  Our building project was due to finish in mid July. It’s now late November and the work continues, over time and over budget. […]

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Being Mindful in Marrakech

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For someone who is building a library, I don’t read a great deal. I am not a great one for sitting and relaxing, nor […]

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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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All I want for Christmas 2015 is …….

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Coming up with a Christmas list is one of those annual tasks that sounds fun and indulgent, but which I find perenially difficult. Throughout […]

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Book Review – Garden Design: A Book of Ideas

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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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