Wednesday, 20 April 2011

"The Bad Tempered Gardener" - just what you want for Mother's Day!

It's finally happened ... I'm home in the UK and just in time to see some of the flowers appear in my garden! It's miraculous, exciting and I've got a spring in my step. Off to see some tulips in the morning if I ever wake up after a sleepless night on a transatlantic flight!
My euphorbias are blooming, my fruit trees are covered in blossom and I've even got bluebells all over the garden, so can't wait to get out into the bluebell woods locally - another must with the Easter weekend coming. The weather is absolutely glorious and there's already talk of a hosepipe ban, after several weeks without rain here!
And the most exciting news of all is that I've received a review copy of Anne Wareham's new book! I've been glued to the pages ever since opening "The Bad Tempered Gardener" this morning. I can't say more until the beginning of May, but I can direct you to Amazon to order a copy just as soon as it's published, so click on the book title link. If it's the only gardening book you get this year .. this is it!!
A peep into the magical world of Veddw - home of "The Bad Tempered Gardener"
Anne and her husband Charles are the gardeners behind one of my Top Ten Gardens in the World - magical Veddw in Wales, which I visited for the first time in May last year. For US readers this is a "MUST HAVE" for Mother's Day - Anne has a great way of saying so many of the things that we gardeners think, but don't have the ability to put into words! I'll be doing a full review very soon.


  1. You have peaked my curiosity! I will look this book up for sure.

    Look forward to hearing more about it and seeing some English bluebells next week.

  2. Oh no! Yet another garden book I should get? Glorious agony! :)

  3. How nice to come home to blooms. The ones in your own garden are the best! I'm very interested and look forward to reading your book review!

  4. The Dicentra is so beautiful, and Veddw looks magical! I will look forward to your review.