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The real gardeners’ questions answered

Ken Thompson’s The Sceptical Gardener explodes many hoary myths, while giving serious (and often humorous) advice

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

The Sceptical Gardener: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Good Gardening Ken Thompson

Icon Books, pp.304, £12.99, ISBN: 9781848319332

Why is it that gardening in the public prints is so often treated as a fluffy subject for fluffy people? Writing that a plant is ‘incredibly beautiful’ or that everyone is ‘really passionate’ about their allotment/community garden/windowbox doesn’t seem to me to be an adequate substitute for telling thoughtful gardeners something they didn’t know already.

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