So it seems that if you’re in the know and part of the gardening fraternity, William Robinson is known as the ‘Father of the English Flower Garden’. So – now we’re in the know!
A potted history (see what I did there!) of William Robinson:
Robinson’s greatest written work ‘The English Flower Garden’ was published in 1883 and is still available today (I think I ordered a second-hand copy the other evening). He encouraged individuality and imagination, and the studying the interaction of plants, “how each one’s size, shape and foliage worked with the other to create a private, personal wilderness”.
Robinson became a most influential and respected gardener and horticultural writer, and the best example of his taste can be seen at his own garden at Gravetye Manor in Sussex.
Nice to see that the Blessed Geoff is still passing on his wisdom from beyond the grave. I’m sure you will make excellent use of it.
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