I’m a garden columnist. Mother Nature provides a lot of material with most of the humour written in. Quite frankly, I’m getting away with murder. Don’t tell my editors. I’m a gardener. This point might seem obvious – but you’d be surprised how many garden experts either don’t have a garden, or don’t spend much time in the garden. The garden is as much a part of my written work as the words themselves. That’s why my back hurts and that’s why the idea of taking time to tweet every few minutes makes me laugh out loud.
I’m a self-taught gardener. Before you throw your hort degree at me and quiz me on my Latin (pretty good by the way), consider the many incredible gardeners and garden writers that have said the same: Monty Don, Martha Stewart, Beth Chatto, Vita Sackville-West, Amy Stewart, Pamela Harper to name but a few.