1 June 2011 – from the author

I edited this author's book on the Victorian gardener and garden writer, Shirley Hibberd, and she kindly sent me this prevous book of hers.

Excellent, well-written and highly recommended – a fascinatingly detailed book, full of information about how the "normal" Victorian gardener did things and how they learned how to do things. Lots of great quotations and illustrations and an in-depth knowledge of the gardening magazines and newspapers of the period which really added an extra dimension to the depth and breadth of information. The lengths these people went to were pretty amazing, as were the ranges of varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers they cultivated.