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Sitting in the Shade By Hugh Johnson

Sitting in the Shade by Hugh Johnson

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A charming, eclectic, beautifully written diary, focusing on gardening and the natural world.

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Sitting in the Shade: A decade of my garden diary by Hugh Johnson

Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh

For more than 45 years Hugh Johnson has written Trad's Diary, delighting in recording his observations of his own garden, as well as many others, and of the wider natural world.

Free to turn his attention to whatever is happening in that season, or simply something that piques his interest, his subjects are as diverse as the sounds of water, forest walks, the names of roses, the taste for shade he shares with Handel, the colours of autumn, the smell of rain, the private garden discovered within Beijing's Forbidden City or the first crocuses of spring. Month by month, Hugh shares with the reader through his easy, evocative writing an eclectic mix of thoughtful, topical and whimsical insights that will delight not only gardeners but anyone with an interest in nature in all its costumes.

About Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson is one of the world's pre-eminent writers on wine as well as an award-winning gardening writer. His previous gardening books include Trees, first published in 1973, The Principles of Gardening and Hugh Johnson in the Garden. Hugh started writing Trad's Diary as the editorial column of the RHS Journal when it was remodelled and relaunched as The Garden in 1975. He has been writing the diary ever since, since 2008 as a blog (

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Sitting in the Shade: A decade of my garden diary by Hugh Johnson
Octopus Publishing Group
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