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  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400
    That’s so sweet 😛
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,606
    I have loved all of MD's books, I think he is a wonderful writer and observer of gardens and the rest of the natural world.
    I agree about Anna Pavord as well, she was one of the few garden writers that Christopher Lloyd thought worth reading.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    It used to make us laugh. She still loves all that sort of 'stuff' but she discovered gaming instead.... :s
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    I enjoy Anna Pavord but haven't read enough. Christopher Lloyd was a fabulous writer. But couldn't get into The Morville Hours at all (sorry @chicky!) and abandoned it. I was so looking forward to it too. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • CharlotteFCharlotteF Posts: 337
    edited September 2021
    I haven't read the most recent but thoroughly enjoyed The Ivington Diaries, and Down to Earth was nice too. Totally agree that his writing is lovely and evocative of what he loves in the natural world.

    My absolute favourite sort-of-gardening book is Dan Pearson's Natural Selection, which is his observer articles organised into a gardening year. Again, beautifully written and focused on the feeling of gardening rather than the how-to. 
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    Oh yes, I read that last year @CharlotteF - great book. It prompted me to borrow his 'Spirit - Garden Inspiration' from the library. I've only just collected it though so no idea what it's like yet.
    My favourite gardening read, as I know I've said on here before, is Margery Fish's 'We Made a Garden'.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735
    I've read We made a garden, and loved it
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    It's a joy, isn't it, @Hostafan1? I've still not made it to her garden though - it's on the wishlist.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • I think my favourite garden writer was Christopher Lloyd. I've read his book The well tempered garden three times 😊. Also, Beth Chatto. 

  • borgadrborgadr Posts: 703
    To the original post, I agree My Garden World is definitely not a gardening book. But I found it helped me appreciate a lot more of what was going on in my garden through the seasons. In that sense I'd say it's a gardener's book rather than a gardening book.

    Like some others on here, I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books of his that I've read.
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