Sunday, 19 September 2010

Garden Book Blogs

When I started this blog back in May 2008, I was unaware of any other blogs dedicated to garden books.

Since then two others have started up. One Swiss and one American.

You will find them in a new links section on the RH sidebar.

Let me know if you find any more.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

The Full Christo

In some ways this is a bit of a weak post to start the ball rolling for the “reinvigorated” Flange, but still, I hope, worthwhile.

If you’re like me and are a fan of a particular writer, then you probably like to have everything they’ve written. But sometimes, especially if the author is prolific and has had a long career, it can be difficult to establish all their works. For example, I know I still don’t have a full list of Graham Stuart Thomas’s books.

With that in mind here is a bibliography of the late Christopher Lloyd. I can’t claim any credit for it, because it was compiled by Erica Hunningher and I’ve lifted it from Hortus #77

The Mixed Border - 1957

Amateur Gardening Photo Album of Garden Plants (with A. G. L. Hellyer) - 1961

Shrubs and Trees for Small Gardens - 1965

Hardy Perennials - 1967

Gardening on Chalk and Lime - 1969

The Well-Tempered Garden - 1970

Foliage Plants - 1973

Clematis -1977

The Adventurous Gardener - 1983

Glyndebourne: The Gardens (with Anne Scott-James) - 1983

The Well-Chosen Garden - 1984

The Mixed Border (Wisley handbook) - 1986

The Year at Great Dixter - 1987

The Cottage Garden (with Richard Bird) - 1990

Garden Flowers from Seed (with Graham Rice) -1991

In My Garden - 1993

Planting your Garden (with Ursula Buchan and Fay Sharman) - 1993

Christopher Lloyd’s Flower Garden - 1993

Other People’s Gardens - 1995

Gardener Cook - 1997

Dear Friend and Gardener (with Beth Chatto) - 1998

Christopher Lloyd’s Gardening year - 1999

Christopher Lloyd Garden Flowers: Perennials, Bulbs, Grasses and Ferns - 2000

Colour for Adventurous Gardeners - 2001

Meadows - 2004

Succession Planting for Adventurous Gardeners - 2005

Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners - 2007

Cuttings: A Year in the Garden with Christopher Lloyd - 2007

In My Garden: The Garden Diaries of Great Dixter - 2010

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Turning Over A New Leaf

It has been nearly a full twelve months since I posted anything on this blog, of that I am painfully aware.

From my perspective that is regrettable for several reasons, not least of which is that a number of Flange members have had books published over the last year.

So what’s the answer?

Well, for me to get my finger out, obviously. But I always wanted the Flange to be more than me sticking things up here, the intention was for it to be an inclusive celebration of garden books and

So I have come to the conclusion that the whole thing would be much more interesting if Flange members (old and new) had the requisite blog permissions to allow them write posts directly - subject to a light editorial touch of course.

So what do you think? Interested?