‘People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us’.

When I first read this in Iris Murdoch’s novel A Fairly Honourable Defeat, I thought I should have it tattooed on my forearm (or at least printed on a tee-shirt).  It summarises perfectly my own attitude to plants and gardens.

I am a gardener, writer, plantsman and garden adviser based in Britain and in France.

My site is a collection of articles, advice, observations and occasional rants  about plants, gardens and gardening.  Some of them have appeared in another form in various gardening publications.

I hope you find the site useful.  If you want to get in touch with me, please use the contact form.

John Hoyland

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