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Catherine Horwood
From the greenhouse
Author and gardener
Interests: women's history, horticultural history, women and gardening
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Which female writers were influenced by their gardens? Q & A with Jackie Bennett, author of The Writer's Garden Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Gardening Women
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Recently I was sent this email about two 'lady' gardeners in 1911. Do these names ring any bells with anyone? We'd love to know more about them. "I happened to be looking through the 1911 census for St Nicholas, Artington, Guildford for something else entirely, when I came across a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Gardening Women
Great garden historian and Enigma codebreaker extraordinaire, Mavis Batey dies at 92 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/mavis-batey Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Gardening Women
Tempted to have your own nursery or garden business? On 7th December,2013, the WFGA (Women's Farm & Garden Association) is holding a specialist workshop ‘Starting Up a Garden Business’ where they will cover the paperwork necessary, accounts, invoicing, records etc, marketing to attract business, dealing with clients and contractors. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Gardening Women
Issued: Wed, 22 May 2013 08:42:00 BST The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities and School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, in partnership with the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS), are pleased to announce a three-year PhD Studentship under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA)... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 4, 2013 at Gardening Women
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Why I won't wear pink gloves for gardening Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at A Gardening Woman
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via www.facebook.com Lovely photo of women gardening in 1935 wearing skirts of course! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2013 at Gardening Women
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A great new appointment at my favourite botanic garden at Cambridge University Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Gardening Women
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I've been working on a major new gardening project for a while now. Planning beds on paper is not my strong point. I've no experience of CAD (thankfully - looks far too complicated and soulless) so it's been graph paper, set squares and protractors for me - plus a boxful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at A Gardening Woman
Getting very excited about the opening later this week of the new exhibition at The Garden Museum, Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money. It's about time that the story of floristry, the 'Cinderella' trade of the horticultural industry, was told. It opens, naturally, on Thursday 14 February, the biggest day of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Gardening Women
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Looking for somewhere to go this half term in East Anglia? This could be the answer - a new tribute to East Anglia's great women gardeners Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Gardening Women
Where will you find the best young gardener in the UK? In Woodbridge, Suffolk Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at A Gardening Woman
You can hear me talking about 'Gardening Women' on BBC Radio Suffolk together with the terrific Georgina Wroe! Follow link : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00v0w2x and fast forward to 2:34:00. (This link will expire on 19 July 2012.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Gardening Women
As usual, Amazon.com will have it but I think you may be in the UK? If so, then the original version under the title Gardening Women is available at Amazon.co.uk or all good bookshops. Thanks for your interest!
Two women honoured by the RHS with their top medals Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Gardening Women
Gardening Women becomes Women and Their Gardens in the US and receives a '4 gherkin' (Good, innit?) review Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Gardening Women
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Is Camellia Lady Loch named after Edwin Lutyens' niece? Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Gardening Women
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An appreciation of prize-winning miniature pelargonium grower, Pearl Sulman, who died on 23 March 2012 Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Gardening Women
Great news as a new MA in Garden History is launched Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Gardening Women
My guest blog for Notcutts celebrating some great female plant finders for International Women's Day Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Gardening Women
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My guest blogger is looking for memories of the Edinburgh School of Gardening for Women - can you help? Lovely old photos Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Gardening Women
Welcome to a full biography of landscape designer, Brenda Colvin Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Gardening Women
How to spot problem patches in your garden Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Gardening Women
Yes they did survive - you can either stuff them with fleece or use them as a support for the fleece - or both!
Martin - apologies for not coming back to you before. This slipped through the net. Yes, I'd love something about Barbara Everard. Do send something through plus an illustration or two if that's possible. How are you related?