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Nancy

Wonderful images in the writing - thanks for posting that. I'm unfamiliar with cow parsley - will have to look it up. I don't know why but I had an image of Queen Anne's Lace while reading that - but it probably grows closer to the grown than I imagined in that passage.

Nancy

Oh, heck! Make that '...closer to the ground...'

Barbara

Can't bear the man myself but as you've enjoyed his books you might seek out The Prickotty Bush, written before he was a TV star. It's an autobiographical tale of gardening obsession.

Mary McCartney

I agree with Barbara; I read The Prickotty Bush before I'd heard about him in any other context and loved it. The above mention of cow parsley reminds me of how he wrote about seeing it cut down when he was in a depressive phase and being grief stricken at its loss.

Linda Brazill

I love Monty Don's writing and have never really seen him on TV which may be just as well. I thought The Jewel Garden was one of the best books I've read. Not a lot of folks are willing to be so frank about the bad times in their life. I liked the fact that it was about a gardening life and not just a garden. Thanks so much for having a link that makes it possible for U.S. readers to order the book.

Cornflower

Linda, I've just had news of Monty's next book - another "must read", I think, and due out in March. Meanwhile, I am so enjoying The Ivington Diaries.

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove

I was just wondering what this book of Monty Don's is that will be released in March. Do you have any further details?

Cornflower

Deborah, I haven't a clue why I didn't reply to you at the time you asked this question - my apologies! The book in question is My Dream Farm, but I see publication has been postponed until next year. However, I'm expecting news of a forthcoming cookbook by Monty and Sarah Don soon.

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