Posted: 01/05/2014 at 22:47
This is where Mike opens his mouth and somone is bound to fall in I reall do have a very extensive library of gardening and scientific reference books. At one time, I was an avid reader, but as Solomon once wrote. The windows onto the street mist up. I don't buy any gardening papers or mags, [tight b*****] I have some very old books, over a hundred years old. It is interesting to note, how things come and go. Basically like watch ing the wheel, reinvent itself. Books such a Rix & Martin, Marjory Blamey, Fitter and Co These are written by serious authors. So much so. They have masses of data bank-like stock to pull out. Time and again their works are used for refernce. Sad to say. IMHO. The media tend to upset the balance nowadays with writers. For so many. Writing is a money-maker. To be honest. I get fed up seeing the faces of many celebs, everywhere you go. Once upon a time. I did used to buy, Gardeners Chronicle. It was a very good journal.. Thr RHS-The Garden. Very attractive and informative, however, it has become another monthly magazine. It is too large and floppy to keep. I am thinking about writing a book myself. Sorry folks. First signed copy is spoken for. The problem is. When it comes down to diagrams, charts, lists and for instance. Leaf identification. They appear in most books. How on earth can you not encroach upon another's copyright. I believe we have a writer on the forum. Might we chat at some time?