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Bunny ,Who would not want more of Alys .
Alys also one of my gardening gurus.
I like their practical and pragmatic approach, underpinned by an intoxicating love of plants.
Really like Carol and Alys (and their dogs). Love Carol's book on propagation too - definitely not a book that just sits on the shelf gathering dust! Best tip I had from Alys was about how to clean grubby gardening hands - just put some sugar, olive oil and washing up liquid in the palm of your hand and rub until the sugar has dissolved and then wash it off. Really works
I really like Carol Klein, but I was disappointed in her garden. This is the pot calling the kettle black, but I thought it was a bit of a mess. (Might have been in a poor mood because we had trouble finding it and OH was tetchy). Lots of lovely plants but it was semi-wild and looked as though the plants were there more to be dug up and sold in pots than to create a beautiful environment. The house is uninhabited (or was then) and as a result the whole thing had a slightly depressed, abandoned air. Perhaps I'm in a minority of one! Anyway, I bought some nice plants.
I believe she lives in a nearby house. Next door?
Actually, on reeflection, perhaps i culd explain the mess in mine by saying it is a plant-lovers garden. I'm not being sarcastic, figrat, I realise this is a matter of taste. The plants were interesting, and it clearly is a genuine plantlovers garden.