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I am an avid reader of garden books, despite (or perhaps because of) living in a 16th-floor apartment with no access to any outdoor living space, and I very much enjoyed one of his previous books, The Jewel Garden. Now you have me salivating over this one!


Yes, I loved The Jewel Garden, too, Karen, and went to hear Monty and Sarah Don talk about it at the Book Festival a few years ago. Nothing to do with gardening but if I remember correctly, he is always called Montagu at home and only gets 'Monty' when his wife is cross with him!

Mary McCartney

I loved 'The Jewel Garden' too and also 'My Roots', a collection of his articles from The Observer. I read it over and over again and still cry every time at the death of one of his dogs.


I must get 'My Roots', Mary. Thankyou!

Dark Puss

Love the description of tulips (or was it of Lady M?). I'm not a wordsmith and I fear most of my passions are becoming dulled with advancing years, however I hope I can still recognise my pulse racing a little.

As always a truly splended summary.


Oh, this sounds absolutely wonderful. I have come to love gardening in recent years. I am going to have to keep an eye out for this book! Wonderful review!

That's interesting. I love Monty Don and was so sorry he had to leave Gardeners' World.


My mother introduced me to gardening and I can't get enough. I live in NYC so for the winter months I garden inside with my hydroponic set up and get excellent results.

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