The title of a new blog here, which I hope will thrive – because it is also the title of a new book that I’ve just published on Kindle.

It covers seventy genera of many nostalgic gardeners favourite flowers, with many species and garden varieties of each of those.  All should be available in commerce, without too much hunting.  There are also one hundred and twenty colour photographs of the flowers themselves, almost all the pictures being taken of plants in the garden in Scotland.

The book enables gardeners to create gardens abounding in interest and beauty, scent and colour.

DAVID STUART has been writing books and articles about plants and gardens for many years.  Books have appeared under major imprints, including Harvard University Press, Penguin, and Frances Lincoln.  Articles have appeared regularly in UK national newspapers.  His website is at http://www.david-stuart.co.uk

A review of PLANTS FROM THE PAST on which the present book is based, from World of Interiors: ‘Full of much valuable information, much of it gleaned from old herbals and even more from the authors’ practical experience in their nursery. It îs written in a thoroughly engaging style that sometimes allows bracingly sharp claws to emerge from ve1vet paws’

If you have found this page through a search engine, rather than via purchase of the book, and if you like the whole idea, the it can be purchased via the link:



About david stuart

garden writer and journalist, and occasionally a designer, with a garden in the Scottish borders, and his pal's gardens in Edinburgh, London, and Lincolnshire. They keep both of us very, very busy. Books I've written listed on my website, and dozens of articles and garden and plant pictures. Currently working on several new projects. One of these was to return to painting - see the blog - and which is proving exciting! www.david-stuart.co.uk or, more fun, have a look at www.pinterest.com/davidcstuart
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