Tradescant's Diary, a column of garden jottings, first appeared in the RHS magazine, The Garden, in June 1975. Hugh Johnson was its author (in addition to his being Editorial Director of the magazine) and it became a monthly fixture for the RHS's committed gardeners. Hugh's writings are filled with an eclectic mixture of topical, whimsical and humorous anecdotes and are organised to follow a gardener's monthly calendar. Under the name Tradescant's Diary, a name taken from John Tradescant, gardener to Lord Cecil at Hatfield House and to King James I, who was one of the first men to introduce plants from foreign countries to his own garden, Hugh's writings appeared in The Garden from 1975-2006, in Gardens Illustrated in 2007, and in 2008 still appear as monthly blogs through his own website (www.tradsdiary.com).Its speed and spread can be astonishing, especially as the whole sprawl of naturea#39;s Velcro arises from one stem no thicker than 15-amp fuse wire. It can overtop shrubs before you notice it has started. It regularly clogs hedge-bottoms, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Hugh Johnson In The Garden|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2009-06-04|