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Bunny ...
Lovely to still have the memory . I have her book , lovely to browse through .
clogherhead

Bunny ,Who would not want more of Alys .

Derek

figrat

Alys also one of my gardening gurus.

I like their practical and pragmatic approach, underpinned by an intoxicating love of plants.

Caz W

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

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Bunny ...
Oooh thanks Caz il try that.

Wonder if their dogs pinch their pots, plants , gloves , trowel , mat, .....
Gardening Grandma

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.

figrat
Yes, it isn't the easiest place to find is it? One of the reasons I liked it so much was that it felt like a real plant lover's garden, not a showpiece. I think she was living there when I visited, saw her there anyway
Gardening Grandma

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.

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