Author Archives: The Hanging Gardener of Babylon

About The Hanging Gardener of Babylon

Poet, gardener, broadcaster

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Garden Maintenance: A meditation

Garden Maintenance: A meditation Faith in the land Hope in the seed Love in the act And now abides these three But the greatest of these is the act We shall pass this way again Our faith in those that … Continue reading

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Apples

Going to be discussing and doing apple pruning on Saturday 18th Feb 2012 at The Olden Community Garden Whistler Street N5

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So, after all, this is Eden

I would be surprise if I was the only person who found the research discussed in this article very moving – it seems to me a profound epistemological shift.

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My favourite garden centre

First of all, is it really a garden centre? Well, partly, but it’s called The Camden Plants Centre and that is very much the focus of the place: Plants. Of course it has pots, canes, bonemeal and a discreet stock … Continue reading

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Don’t you know who I am?

Seeking to combine two of my areas of expertise I have a couple of times conducted a competition on The Robert Elms Show in search of the best pub garden. The Faltering Full Back in Stroud Green came first once … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful

I don’t know whether its the recession or intelligent trading policy but the 99p and pound shops of London are stocking huge amounts of gardening goods. Needless to say, a great deal of what is on offer comes from the … Continue reading

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